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1. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Divided He Falls (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

9.2
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Endora divides Darrin into his serious work half and his fun-loving half so Samantha can go on a planned vacation.

Creator: Sol Saks | Director: R. Robert Rosenbaum | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Maxwell

Votes: 115

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 43,765

3. Cannon (1971–1976)
Episode: Flashpoint (1974)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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As a favor for a friend, Cannon investigates a series of rapes and murders in which his friend believes a young man is being framed for. During the course of his investigation Cannon runs into major opposition from the locals.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: William Wiard | Stars: William Conrad, Ruth Roman, Robert Random, Robert Reiser

Votes: 12

4. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: All the Streets Are Silent (1965)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.9
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In California, a gang has stolen weapons from the U.S. military. Erskine and Rhodes are assigned to capture the gang.

Writer: Mark Rodgers | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, James Farentino

Votes: 7

5. The Rookies (1972–1976)
Episode: To Taste of Terror (1972)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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When the guys respond to an alarm, they arrive to find two men. When they split to get each of them. Mike ends up catching the one he was pursuing while the one Terry and Willy were chasing... See full summary »

Creators: Rita Lakin, William Blinn | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson

Votes: 8

6. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 58

7. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 77

8. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: The Raid (1967)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.8
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A former convict recognizes another ex-con, known as the "Iceman," arriving at a Los Angeles apartment building. The former convict drives to a telephone booth at a nearby drive-in and ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Rodgers | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Frank Baxter, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 8

9. Mama (1949–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

8.7
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This well-received series was a drama-comedy about an immigrant family living in 1910s San Francisco.

Stars: Peggy Wood, Judson Laire, Rosemary Rice, Dick Van Patten

Votes: 75

10. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.7
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 38

11. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 19

12. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The End Is But the Beginning (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Kimble picks up a hitchhiker who then dies in a truck accident. Kimble hopes that the body will be identified as his and then end once and for all Lt. Gerard's pursuit of him.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: David Janssen, Barbara Barrie, Andrew Duggan, Barry Morse

Votes: 50

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 8,902

14. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Creator: Nat Hiken | Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 985

15. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,410

16. M Squad (1957–1960)

Not Rated | 30 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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The hard-hitting adventures of tough Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a member of the Chicago Police Department's M Squad, an elite crime-fighting unit.

Stars: Lee Marvin, Paul Newlan, Gail Kobe, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 226

17. Hong Kong (1960–1961)

60 min | Adventure

8.6
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Glenn Evans, a two-fisted journalist in Hong Kong, follows up stories involving smugglers, spies, murderers, and beautiful women in distress, with the help of his friend Chief Inspector Neil Campbell.

Creator: Robert Buckner | Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Kruschen, Gerald Jann

Votes: 77

18. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 43

19. The Man and the Challenge (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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Dr. Glenn Barton is a scientist, explorer and all around adventurer which makes him perfect for the assignments the government sends him on. Whether it's testing space equipment or attempting rescues, his quick wits generally save the day.

Stars: George Nader, Joyce Meadows, Jack Ging, Michael Keith

Votes: 51

20. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: The Backshooter (1964)

60 min | Western

8.6
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A fugitive convinces Rowdy to bring him to the sheriff and hand over the reward to his wife. But the fugitive is murdered on the way to the sheriff, no wife can be found, and three friends of the fugitive are out to kill Rowdy.

Writer: Richard Carr | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, James Murdock

Votes: 17

21. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 186

22. Search (1972–1973)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry ... See full summary »

Creator: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 164

23. The Third Man (1959–1965)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Harry Lime makes money dealing art and solves crime to save his life.

Stars: Michael Rennie, Jonathan Harris, Naomi Chance, Rupert Davies

Votes: 83

24. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

25. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Wayward Wife (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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While walking down the street, Korean war veteran Arthur Poe is shocked to see a book about the war displayed written by Ben Sutton who was with him in the war. The book is a bestseller but is actually based on a diary Poe kept in the war.

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, William O'Farrell | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 77

26. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 35,743

27. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Creator: Norman Lear | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,046

28. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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The trials of a young US Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn, Don Penny, Carmen Phillips

Votes: 97

29. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 133

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

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

Votes: 77

31. Lincoln (1974 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama, History

8.4
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Stars: Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Michael Cristofer, James Carroll Jordan

Votes: 47

32. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 36

33. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Deadline for Dying (1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A man supplying secrets to an investigative reporter is murdered in the desert by the hired henchman of a crooked land developer. Barnaby is hired to investigate to get to the bottom of it, but not before another murder is committed.

Creator: Edward Hume | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Rubinstein

Votes: 5

34. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: First to Thine Own Self (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.4
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Randy, a lonely, distrusting drifter comes to the aid of a child, only to be accused of killing her father. Only Betsy's faith in him prevents harm from coming to him and the young girl he tries to protect from the killers.

Writers: Les Crutchfield, Owen Wister | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 15

35. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Incident at Rojo Canyon (1960)

Not Rated | 52 min | Western

8.4
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Not knowing the Civil War is long over, a Confederate battalion defends an isolated canyon, as Gil's drive approaches. Following the cattle drive is a U.S. cavalry squadron, dispatched to ... See full summary »

Writers: Budd Bankson, Steve Raines | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 28

36. Rawhide (1959–1965)
Episode: Texas Fever (1965)

60 min | Western

8.4
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Pete Nolan (Sheb Wooley), who'd been out scouting for the Army for the last couple of years, is back working for Favor starting in this episode, only to find himself falsely accused of ... See full summary »

Writer: John Dunkel | Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Sheb Wooley

Votes: 10

37. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: The Killing Scene (1968)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Bryan attempts to find a man and persuade the man to report his knowledge of a murder to save a death row inmate that Bryan helped convict but now believes is innocent.

Writers: Robert Foster, Philip DeGuere Jr., Edward DeBlasio | Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Robert Duvall, Tom Skerritt, Will Geer

Votes: 9

38. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding boarding

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 79

39. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: All the Old Familiar Faces (1970)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Someone is threatening Glenn Howard's life - is it the ruined arms dealer, the corrupt politician, the sleazy showbiz impresario or the phony evangelist? Or could it be someone quite different?

Writer: Phil Hargrove | Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Gene Barry, Burgess Meredith, Michael Constantine, Stephen McNally

Votes: 6

40. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: Log 104: The Bomb (1970)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Malloy and Reed respond to a theft from a company that cannot disclose what was stolen because it is classified. Another call to the mysterious company reveals a bomb resulting in an appearance of a two man bomb squad.

Creators: Robert A. Cinader, Jack Webb | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Frank Maxwell, William Boyett

Votes: 22

41. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
Episode: The Window (1952)

Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Live telecast of Tales of Tomorrow keeps being broken into by a phantom broadcast of a cheating couple preparing to launch her soused husband out a window. The Tales crew scramble to ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank De Felitta | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Rod Steiger, Frank Maxwell, Virginia Vincent, William Coburn

Votes: 41

42. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 3,130

43. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Creators: Stephen J. Cannell, Roy Huggins | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 4,699

44. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Creator: Leslie Stevens | Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 4,674

45. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 87

46. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 56

47. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 54

48. The Young Marrieds (1964–1966)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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"The Young Marrieds" centered around the difficulties in the lives of several newly-married couples. There were Walter and Ann Reynolds (Walter was having an affair with model Carol West); ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Brown, Norma Connolly, Floy Dean, Peggy McCay

Votes: 13

49. Movin' On (1974–1976)
Episode: Landslide (1975)

Drama

8.2
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While detouring around a road construction site, Will and Sonny are trapped by a landslide on a wilderness road, along with six other people: a runaway and her boyfriend, an alcoholic ... See full summary »

Creators: Philip D'Antoni, Barry J. Weitz | Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Claude Akins, Frank Converse, Cameron Mitchell, John Ritter

Votes: 6

50. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)
Episode: Leviathan Five (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Five men trapped in an underground Research Center determine that their oxygen will run out before they can be rescued They decide to have a "lottery" to choose who will have to die so the ... See full summary »

Writers: Berne Giler, David Giler, William P. McGivern | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Robert Webber, Andrew Duggan, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 34