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1. 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.

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

Votes: 45,496

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 102

3. 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: 80

4. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.7
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 202

5. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 132

6. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 102

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 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: 9,366

8. 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.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 45

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 97

10. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A flamboyant Shakespeare quoting New York Defense Attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 54

11. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 50

12. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Jump-Up (1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

8.5
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After stopping in the town of Jump-Up to see an old girlfriend, Tate is cheated in a card game by a gambler, and then framed by town boss John Timothy Driscoll and his son for killing the man, and forced into a hard labor camp.

Director: Herbert Hirschman | Stars: Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury

Votes: 8

13. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 6,044

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,154

15. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 851

16. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

Votes: 38

17. The Rogues (1964–1965)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The cousins St. Clair and Fleming are con-men so successful they no longer need to con. They can be persuaded, however, to use their skills: in a just cause, where a mark deserves it very, very much.

Stars: Robert Coote, Gig Young, Charles Boyer, David Niven

Votes: 219

18. Lux Playhouse (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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This filmed series of light comedies, romances and melodramas alternated on Friday nights with the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" between October 1958 and Sepetmeber 1959.

Stars: Alice Backes, Charles Keane, Nesdon Booth, Polly Bergen

Votes: 27

19. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Granny Versus the Weather Bureau (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The Weather Bureau says their satellite predicts fair and clear. Granny's beetle says rain. The Weather Bureau meets the beetle.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 26

20. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)
Episode: Oliver Twist (1959)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Tom Clancy, John Colicos, Beulah Garrick, William Hickey

Votes: 7

21. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: The Christmas Present (1963)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Martin is forced by his boss to fire his twin brother, who is also Cathy's father, at Christmas time.

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 13

22. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: The Cousins (1964)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Patty and Cathy reminisce about the time when Cathy came to live with the Lane family.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 8

23. 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 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: 80

24. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.3
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 37

25. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Charles Bickford, Stephen McNally

Votes: 92

26. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 89

27. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy Is a Kangaroo for a Day (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Lucy takes a secretarial temp job in order to afford a bicycle for Jerry's birthday. Lost in a modern office, she has disastrous contact with the electric pencil sharpener, the water cooler... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett, Charles Lane

Votes: 36

28. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: The Mother-in-Law of the Year (1971)

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

8.3
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Upon the suggestion of Endora, the owner of Bobbins Bonbons make her Mother-In-Law of the Year. When she doesn't show up Samantha turns herself into her mother.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead, David White

Votes: 84

29. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: The Stingiest Man in Town (1956)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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This is a musical version of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol". Ebenzer Scrooge, is given a chance to reform and save his soul. He is visited by 4 ghosts and is shown visions of his past life and the consequences of his life on others.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Philippa Bevans, Vic Damone, Johnny Desmond, Olive Dunbar

Votes: 24

30. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 2,806

31. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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There were only two seasons of THE ELEVENTH HOUR. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist working under the aegis of elder psychiatrists ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 55

32. 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 »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 92

33. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 39

34. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: Auld Lang Syne (1964)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Now that Uncle Kenneth (Cathy's father) has made it home and been fired from his job, Patty and Cathy scheme to get him rehired.

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 10

35. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)
Episode: Jeannie Breaks the Bank (1966)

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

8.2
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Jeannie gets Tony in trouble by putting $3 million in his Christmas club account.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Hayden Rorke, Bill Daily

Votes: 80

36. The Patty Duke Show (1963–1966)
Episode: The Elopement (1963)

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

8.2
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Martin mistakenly believes that the family is trying to hide the fact that Patty and Richard are going to sneak off and get married. But Cathy's hiccups give them away.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Patty Duke, William Schallert, Jean Byron, Paul O'Keefe

Votes: 13

37. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,344

38. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 97

39. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Fingers is a double agent working for the US. His cover? Talent agent.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 34

40. The Rogues (1964–1965)
Episode: Mr. White's Christmas (1965)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Horatio White is a modern-day Scrooge and, with the aid of a girl known as "Tiny Tim", the family conspires to make him see the error of his ways.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Charles Boyer, David Niven, Gig Young, Robert Coote

Votes: 10

41. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 61,531

42. Julia (1968–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone.

Stars: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link

Votes: 267

43. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 153

44. Annie, the Women in the Life of a Man (1970 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Jack Cassidy, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 18

45. The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971–1972)
Episode: Song of the Jailbird (1972)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Thanks to the enforcement of local ordinance 612, Peter gets caught in a raid at a topless bar while dining with the Builders Association. In the wake of that raid, some students ask Luther... See full summary »

Director: Ezra Stone | Stars: James Stewart, Julie Adams, Jonathan Daly, Ellen Geer

Votes: 5

46. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
Episode: The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance (1975)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.0
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Beloved Vera Bethune stars as Miss Aggie in a radio soap opera, but is about to be written out. One day she drinks water from a jug and is poisoned in a murder attempt. She is taken to the hospital and survives, but the killer returns.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Nan Martin

Votes: 58

47. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The End Game (1964)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A dragnet traps Dr. Kimble to within a few city blocks while hides out in a house owned by two men. One of the men believes Kimble is innocent and the other does not, and wants to turn him over to the police.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: David Janssen, John McGiver, John Fiedler, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 62

48. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 77,372

49. The High Chaparral (1967–1971)

60 min | Western

7.9
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The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »

Stars: Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal

Votes: 1,036

50. The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Katrin "Katy" Holstrum seeks help from her congressman Glen Morley while he is in a predicament of needing a governess for his boys, Steve and Danny. Katy is hired and her common sense ... See full summary »

Stars: Inger Stevens, William Windom, Cathleen Nesbitt, Mickey Sholdar

Votes: 168