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1. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1969)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

9.6
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Highlights include: guest Tim Conway introduces his onetime comic partner (and future series announcer) Ernie Anderson in the audience during the opening question-and-answer segment; Tim as... See full summary »

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 17

2. An Evening with Ethel Merman (1965 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

9.3
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Director: Buddy Bregman | Star: Ethel Merman

Votes: 6

3. 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: 109

4. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1963)

Comedy, Music

9.0
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Guests: Barbra Streisand, Ethel Merman, The Smothers Brothers.

Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Ethel Merman, Dick Smothers

Votes: 28

5. 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: 118

6. Musical Comedy Tonight (1979 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

8.9
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First of two programs about musical theatre hosted by writer-composer-lyricist Sylvia Fine.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Carol Burnett, Richard Chamberlain, John Davidson, Agnes de Mille

Votes: 11

7. The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner

Votes: 3,669

8. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Stars: Judy Garland, Jerry Van Dyke, Bradford Craig, Mel Tormé

Votes: 246

9. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 5

10. The Judy Garland Show (1963–1964)
Episode: Episode #1.15 (1964)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Guests: Ethel Merman, Shelley Berman, Peter Gennaro.

Director: Dean Whitmore | Stars: Judy Garland, Shelley Berman, Peter Gennaro, Ethel Merman

Votes: 44

11. 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: 1,067

12. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

8.6
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 152

13. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 79

14. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 429

15. Telescope (1963–1973)

30 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary and biography with interviews as the central element of the show.

Stars: Fletcher Markle, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 16

16. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.4
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,244

17. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

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

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 17,883

18. 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: 757

19. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 956

20. That's Life (1968–1969)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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The life and love of a young couple is told through a series of monologues, sketches, and song and dance routines.Each episode followed how they met, fell in love, and subsequent married ... See full summary »

Stars: E.J. Peaker, Robert Morse, Kay Medford, Shelley Berman

Votes: 46

21. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 93

22. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: A Lincoln Center Special: Beverly! Her Farewell Performance (1981)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Carol Burnett, Kitty Carlisle, Plácido Domingo, Eileen Farrell

Votes: 7

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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: 90

24. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Georgene Barnes, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 46

25. Vacation Playhouse (1963–1967)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Summer replacement show featuring pilot programs that had not been sold.

Stars: Soupy Sales, Ned Glass, Sid Gould, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 23

26. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 336

27. The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (1953 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

8.1
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Director: Jerome Robbins | Stars: Marian Anderson, Theda Bara, Charles Chaplin, Winston Churchill

Votes: 13

28. Match Game PM (1975–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.0
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A high-stakes version of the classic game show, hosted by Gene Rayburn. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 275

29. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 157

30. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 43

31. Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (1955–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Trinder, Norman Vaughan, Don Arroll

Votes: 18

32. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 205

33. Hollywood Talent Scouts (1965–1966)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Stars: Art Linkletter, Bob Crane, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Pat Boone

Votes: 6

34. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Best of Broadway (1985)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Tom Bosley hosts a tribute to the American musical theater taped before a live audience featuring dozens of stars recreating their original performances. Among the show-stoppers are Chita ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Gail Benedict, Tom Bosley, Barry Bostwick, Susan Browning

Votes: 8

35. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 107

36. 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

37. At Long Last Cole (1975 TV Movie)

90 min

7.9
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A delightful, delicious, delovely tribute to Cole Porter. A special star-studded gala event filmed at 20th Century Fox studios for the premiere of "At Long Last Love."

Director: Ronald Lyon | Stars: Fred Astaire, Peter Bogdanovich, Ray Bolger, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 9

38. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Ethel Merman (1977)

TV-G | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Fozzie's agent, Irving Bizarre, arrives at the theater to negotiate Fozzie's contract with Kermit who ends up offering Fozzie ten times as much money - despite the fact the bear made nothing before.

Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Ethel Merman, Richard Bradshaw, Frank Oz, Jim Henson

Votes: 85

39. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: The Wail of the Siren (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Lorelei Circe, aka The Siren, launches a two part plan to become the richest and wickedest woman in Gotham City. First she puts Commissioner Gordon under her stunning spell and orders him ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Alan Napier

Votes: 127

40. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 176,062 | Gross: $83.40M

41. 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: 889

42. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 453

43. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 132

44. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Farnsworth's Fling/Three in a Bed/I Remember Helen/Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia/Gopher Farnsworth Smith: Part 1 (1981)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The crew is in Australia to work on one of the cruise line's ships based there. And a wealthy man named Farnsworth (Lloyd Bridges) has decided to invite his whole family for a reunion. But,... See full summary »

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 26

45. That Girl (1966–1971)
Episode: Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman (1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Ann is working with Broadway legend Ethel Merman and gets a walk-on part in her revival of "Gypsy."

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Ethel Merman, Lew Parker

Votes: 27

46. The Match Game (1962–1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

7.7
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This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White, Henry Morgan

Votes: 347

47. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, The Ray Charles Singers, Frank Gallop, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra

Votes: 65

48. Texaco Star Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Arnold Stang

Votes: 83

49. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.7
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

Votes: 385

50. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 31,871 | Gross: $46.30M