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1. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2 (2004)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

9.2
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Frasier, Niles, Daphne, Martin, and Roz move on to new chapters in their lives.

Creators: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee | Director: David Lee | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 458

2. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1979)

Drama, History

9.0
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WWII brings changes to the White House, including Russians as guests. Mrs. Roosevelt brings Maggie back to supervise the visit of Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. After all the Roosevelt years, the ... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 6

3. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,131

4. 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: 100

5. Grace and Frankie (2015– )
Episode: The Party (2016)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.7
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Frankie gets shocking news from Babe, and helps her friend throw the best party of her life.

Creators: Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris | Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 144

6. Guests of the Nation (1981 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, War

8.6
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Irish insurgents guard their British prisoners-of-war in a remote farmstead. Gradually the opposing soldiers come to respect, even like each other. This greatly worries Frank Callahan, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank O'Connor, Neil McKenzie, Kenneth Cavander | Director: John J. Desmond | Stars: Frank Converse, Richard Cottrell, Charlie Stavola, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 8

7. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)
Episode: Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid (1976)

60 min | Family

8.6
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Young orphan tries to save the life of a blind old dog.

Writer: William W. Lewis | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Chris Barnes, Ned Beatty, Barry Corbin, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 5

8. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1979)

Drama, History

8.6
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The Depression hits even the White House, with pay cuts for the staff while Mrs. Hoover continues to entertain extravagantly. Maggie collapses but is unwilling to rest. A visitor captures ... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Leslie Uggams, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 5

9. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: Metamorphosis (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Luke Jackson is scheduled to be executed in days. He killed a policeman seven years ago and after numerous appeals and stays... See full synopsis »

Creator: Reginald Rose | Director: David Greene | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Robert Duvall, William Redfield

Votes: 5

10. The Good Wife (2009–2016)
Episode: What's in the Box? (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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On Election Day Eve, both gubernatorial campaigns fight in court over absentee vote tampering. Meanwhile, Cary runs into staff and client issues before starting up his new firm.

Creators: Robert King, Michelle King | Director: Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips

Votes: 349

11. 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.

Creator: Gene Wang | Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 53

12. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

8.5
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Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 14

13. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Denial (2002)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A woman is raped at a party and the attacker is quickly caught but the detectives must still determine why the victim was carrying a finger from a long dead infant.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 185

14. Grace and Frankie (2015– )
Episode: The Bender (2016)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.5
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Frankie is reunited with an old dear friend, Babe. Her sons meet Jacob over dinner when a drunk Grace interrupt it.

Creators: Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris | Director: Alex Hardcastle | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 114

15. 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: 10,190

16. Backstairs at the White House (1979 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Behind the scenes at the White House during eight administrations, as told by the people who work there.

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 348

17. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.4
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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Red Buttons

Votes: 66

18. Open Admissions (1988 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

8.4
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Writer: Shirley Lauro | Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Jane Alexander, Dennis Farina, Estelle Parsons, Michael Beach

Votes: 28

19. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1979)

147 min | Drama, History

8.4
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In 1909, Maggie starts working at the White House as second maid, but is run ragged with her usual work and extra tasks as a beautician. Daughter Lillian has an operation for her crippled ... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 9

20. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 49,095

21. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

22. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: We Gather Together (1989)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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Thanksgiving at the Conners brings the usual family strife and hilarity as Roseanne is determined to make her parents stay at a motel and Jackie continues to hide the fact she joined the police.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 119

23. Grace and Frankie (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last 20 years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Creators: Marta Kauffman, Howard J. Morris | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 11,944

24. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 239

25. Backstairs at the White House (1979)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1979)

Drama, History

8.2
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An insecure Harding waffles about assignments, as the Attorney General tries to cover up the Teapot Dome scandal and a superstitious Florence Harding sees signs and omens everywhere. Maggie... See full summary »

Creators: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov | Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Louis Gossett Jr., Robert Hooks

Votes: 6

26. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 52,511

27. Captain Kangaroo (1955–1992)

TV-G | 60 min | Family

8.1
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo.

Creator: Bob Claver | Stars: Robert Keeshan, Hugh Brannum, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

Votes: 693

28. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Creators: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 55,384

29. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Halloween IV (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Roseanne is visited by the ghosts of Halloween past, present and future when she can't get into the spirit of things like usual.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 109

30. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Wait till Your Father Gets Home (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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The death of their father finds Jackie a basket case and Roseanne resolving some long-buried issues, meanwhile Bev meets her husband's mistress.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 87

31. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.9
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81 Metascore

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 79,520

32. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Dear Mom and Dad (1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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The Conner household is thrown into chaos with the arrival of Roseanne's parents who do nothing but criticize their daughters behind their backs.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: John Sgueglia | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 104

33. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Into That Good Night: Part 2 (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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Family and friends gather at the Conner house to celebrate baby Harris' Homecoming and everyone takes a turn chatting with the new edition to the family. Mark and Becky have some exciting ... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 218

34. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: It's No Place Like Home for the Holidays (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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A Christmas Eve snowstorm finds Roseanne, Jackie, Bev and Nana Mary snowed in at the diner, and Darlene at David's where she gets an eye opening view of his home life.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 90

35. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Skeleton in the Closet (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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Roseanne's attempts to prank everybody at Leon's Halloween party at the diner fall flat when it's revealed to her that Fred is gay.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 76

36. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

7.8
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A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.

Writer: Robert Anderson | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 1,706

37. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Margo Martindale

Votes: 130

38. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 49

39. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Playing with Matches (1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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Tired of having their Mom hanging around them all the time, Roseanne and Jackie try to encourage a relationship between Beverly and Jake, her friend from the retirement community they both ... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 78

40. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Thanksgiving 1991 (1991)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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Thanksgiving weekend sees another visit by friends and family including Nana Mary and a husband-less Bev.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 89

41. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: A Memory of Two Mondays (1971)

88 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Writer: Arthur Miller | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Donald Buka, Catherine Burns, J.D. Cannon, George Grizzard

Votes: 38

42. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places (1992)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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Intent on opening a loose meat restaurant, Roseanne and Jackie are forced to turn to Bev for financial assistance.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 88

43. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 118

44. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Body by Jake (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Roseanne finds out Bev didn't get injured by slipping in the shower like she told everybody. Fred plans to propose to Jackie.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 69

45. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Glengarry, Glen Rosey (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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When it looks like the fixer-upper house Dan has invested in is going to pay off, the Conners are on top of the world. But when the buyer backs out, and one partner skips out, and the bills... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 80

46. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Ladies' Choice (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Roseanne finds herself upset over Bev moving into a retirement community, meanwhile Nancy announces she is a lesbian.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 82

47. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Mommy Nearest (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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After Bev sells her house and gives Roseanne and Jackie each $10,000, the girls balk at the thought of their mother moving to Lanford.

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 81

48. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Sandcastles (1997)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Monica and Rafael have a day off and go to the beach. Their vacation is cut short when they find a message in a bottle from someone asking for help.

Creator: John Masius | Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Pamala Tyson

Votes: 15

49. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Thanksgiving 1993 (1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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It's a Thanksgiving in a typical Connor family fashion. Becky volunteers to take over cooking duties while Dan and Mark are still at each others throats, Fred is shocked at the dysfunction ... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 72

50. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: White Trash Christmas (1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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After receiving notice from the neighborhood association about not putting up tacky Christmas decorations on their property, the Conners go all out for a "white trash" Christmas. Dan and ... See full summary »

Creator: Matt Williams | Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 72