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1. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Invasion of Kevin Ireland (1971)

60 min | Drama

9.3
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The firm defends Kevin Ireland, who admits trashing the office of a private background investigator whose reports, based on erroneous information, cost Ireland his employment and his marriage.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Darren McGavin

Votes: 11

2. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.1
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 105

3. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 120

4. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 113

5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,038

6. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.7
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Sid Caesar

Votes: 144

7. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 119

8. The Bobby Darin Show (1973– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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This show was preceded by a 7-episode summer series in 1972, titled "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company." When the show premiered as a regular series... See full synopsis »

Stars: Bobby Darin, Richard Bakalyan, Roger Carroll, Geoff Edwards

Votes: 20

9. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Hunters (1976)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Laura feels like she has grown enough to go hunting with Charles so they let her. While unrolling the bedroll, she accidentally knocks over the gun that Charles left loaded and ready to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 113

10. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Verdict (1970)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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The lawyers wrestle with their conscience when they defend a doctor guilty of performing an illegal abortion.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Will Geer

Votes: 6

11. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 203

12. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 109

13. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.5
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 199

14. The Sound of Anger (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.5
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A young man is arrested on suspicion of sabotaging the plane of his girlfriend's father, a wealthy man who despises him.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Burl Ives, Guy Stockwell, James Farentino, Dorothy Provine

Votes: 21

15. Roots (1977– )

TV-14 | 570 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos

Votes: 13,017

16. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 712

17. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 85

18. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.3
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 129

19. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The McCreedy Bust (1971)

50 min | Western

8.3
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A wealthy art collector, McCreedy, hires the duo to procure a bust of Caesar that, unfortunately, the current owner doesn't want to part with. Of course he will want it back. But while ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Levitt | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Burl Ives, Cesar Romero

Votes: 57

20. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Miracle Worker (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Richard Joy, Teresa Wright, Burl Ives, John Drew Barrymore

Votes: 6

21. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 10,748

22. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)

50 min | Music

8.2
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London based British Rock/Pop tv show broadcast every Friday night during its run until 23/12/1966. Presented by Keith Fordyce & Cathy McGowan. Featuring many performances by The Beatles,Rolling Stones & The Who amongst other 60's greats.

Stars: Sandy Sarjeant, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Eric Burdon

Votes: 45

23. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: Jailbreak at Junction City (1971)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Heyes and Curry are deputised by the sheriff of Big Bend,to take some outlaws to Junction City. The sherif there knows them by sight, but a local judge may save them from the law.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, George Montgomery, James Wainwright

Votes: 29

24. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)
Episode: Love and Equity (1969)

60 min | Adventure, History, Western

8.2
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In a semi-comic episode, Prater Beasley is called back to Boonesborough to get rid of a ground squirrel problem. Unfortunately, his methods get him into trouble, as he gets accused of fraud and even witchcraft.

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Fess Parker, Patricia Blair, Darby Hinton, Dal McKennon

Votes: 9

25. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: The Taker (1968)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Glenn Howard must cope with a hostile takeover bid by the unscrupulous Arthur Jellicoe.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Gene Barry, Cliff Potts, Burl Ives, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 5

26. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 36,543 | Gross: $17.57M

27. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 19,250

28. The 31st Annual Academy Awards (1959 TV Special)

100 min | Family

8.1
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: Nick Adams, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eddie Albert

Votes: 108

29. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)
Episode: The Ox (1960)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Jonathan Dwyer is a large man. He is given the cruel nickname of "the ox." He moves to town and wants revenge against the man responsible for sending him to prison.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Burl Ives, Whit Bissell, Edward Platt, Kay Stewart

Votes: 8

30. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The People Against Doctor Chapman (1970)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Brian defends a client who is accused of practicing medicine without a licenses when one of his patients dies even though he has military training as a Vietnam combat medic.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, Monte Markham, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 8

31. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 32,920

32. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,554

33. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 908

34. Captains and the Kings (1976– )

540 min | Drama

8.0
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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

Votes: 330

35. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: By Reason of Insanity (1971)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Young Miles Parker, years after being kidnapped as a child, vows revenge on the man he believes is guilty. He is arrested after holding the man hostage, leading his lawyers to plead his obsession is a form of insanity.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Charles Aidman

Votes: 6

36. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part VI (1977)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The war is over, the Confederacy having surrendered, freeing the slaves. Mr. Harvey invites the slaves to stay if they wish, maybe sharecropping. The rest of the plantation owners, a ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Moses | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia Cole, Brad Davis

Votes: 100

37. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: Shriek of Silence (1969)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Nichols and the Darrells represent a gubernatorial candidate charged with the murder of a female campaign worker.

Director: Fernando Lamas | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Craig Stevens

Votes: 6

38. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)
Episode: The McCreedy Bust: Going, Going, Gone (1972)

Not Rated | 60 min | Western

8.0
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The title object and the story around it occupies less than a quarter of this episode's screen time. At the beginning, Big Mac MacCreedy hires Smith and Jones to steal it -again - from the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Lee Majors, Burl Ives

Votes: 29

39. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Whole World Is Watching (1969)

97 min | Drama

8.0
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The firm of Nichols, Darrell & Darrell defends the leader of a student protest movement charged with the murder of a campus policeman. The problem is that the student, and his supporters, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 21

40. The Big Country (1958)

Unrated | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 12,466

41. The Bell Telephone Hour (1959–1968)

60 min | Music

7.9
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The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.

Stars: The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, The Buster Davis Singers, Edward Villella

Votes: 26

42. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 863

43. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 286

44. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 101

45. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: The Other Way Out (1972)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Executive Bradley Meredith is responsible for the unsolved murder of a go-go dancer, so the victim's vindictive grandfather Old Man Doubleday invites him to the family's dilapidated old ... See full summary »

Director: Gene R. Kearney | Stars: Ross Martin, Burl Ives, Peggy Feury, Jack Collins

Votes: 115

46. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,245

47. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 374

48. Celebrity Bowling (1971–1977)

30 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

7.7
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Exactly what the name implied celebrities participate in a regulation game of bowling.

Stars: Jed Allan, Dave Davis, Cheryl Robinson, Don Russell

Votes: 76

49. Parkinson (1971–2007)

50 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Journalist Michael Parkinson interviews a broad range of the most famous people in the world.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Barry Humphries, Kenneth Williams

Votes: 477

50. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Walter Nichols, an older and experienced lawyer, serves as a mentor to two attorney brothers. Brian is the more cerebral sibling, better at research. The younger Neil is impulsive and prone... See full summary »

Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, John Milford

Votes: 66