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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Two Cathedrals (2001)

43 min | Drama

9.5
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As the Haitian army continues their seizure of the American embassy there, Bartlet and the staff prepare for the announcement that Bartlet has M.S. and most decide whether or not Bartlet ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

2. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000)

43 min | Drama

9.1
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The President is rushed to hospital following a shooting; staffers field questions on protection measures and executive authority. Flashbacks show how key staff members joined the Bartlet campaign.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

3. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: The Deal (2000)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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Bobby is torn between ethics and morality, when serving his client means letting a kidnapped little girl die. Meanwhile, an emotionally unstable Scott Wallace returns, asking the firm's ... See full summary »

Creator: David E. Kelley | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

4. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Twenty Five (2003)

43 min | Drama

9.1
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In the wake of his daughter's kidnapping, Bartlet must make a decision between being a father and being President.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

5. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Commencement (2003)

43 min | Drama

8.9
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The assassination of Shareef threatens to become public, the president speaks at Zoe's graduation, and the unthinkable happens.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

6. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Requiem (2006)

42 min | Drama

8.9
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President Bartlet and his current and former staffers come together for Leo's funeral.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Alan Alda, Stockard Channing, Kristin Chenoweth, Dulé Hill

7. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

8. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 18th and Potomac (2001)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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With hypothetical polling numbers showing them its political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

9. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Flight (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Zoey reveals to Akalitus that she believes Jackie is using again, prompting a demand by Akalitus for a drug test. Seeing no other alternative Jackie attempts to flee New York but a car ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

10. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail (2001)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of being a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

12. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002)

90 min | Drama

8.6
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After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

13. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Transition (2006)

42 min | Drama

8.6
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THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT SEE FOREIGN POLICY DIFFERENTLY - Eyebrows are raised when the President-elect places a call to the president of China and offers a different position than that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh picks his deputy chief of staff.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Alan Alda, Kristin Chenoweth, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

14. Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Episode: Unaired Pilot (2005)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Creators: Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Gabriel Macht, David Krumholtz, Len Cariou, Alimi Ballard

15. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Sidecars and Spermicide (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

16. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Soul (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Season 5 finale. It's Jackie's one year anniversary of sobriety and she and Frank fight about their relationship. Zoey acts very professional and rigid around Prentiss after their intimate ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

17. The 48th Annual Tony Awards (1994 TV Special)

Family

8.4
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Writers: Buz Kohan, Gary Smith | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Amy Irving, Anthony Hopkins, George Abbott, Jane Adams

18. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 7A WF 83429 (2003)

41 min | Drama

8.4
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Seven hours have passed since Zoey's kidnapping and and the Republicans are in charge of the White House. Rifts are appearing in the leadership of both parties further complicated by the ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

19. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Handle Your Scandal (2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Cruz purposely pushes Jackie to the breaking point, and then uses her reaction as grounds to fire her. Jackie enrolls Grace in public school. O'Hara goes into labor.

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

20. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Sisterhood (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Brendan Walsh | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

21. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

22. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )
Episode: Episode #12.17 (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.3
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Jose Antonio Vargas, Anna Deavere Smith, Michael Smerconish, David Frum, and Sarah Silverman.

Stars: Bill Maher, David Frum, Sarah Silverman, Michael Smerconish

23. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Hartsfield's Landing (2002)

Drama

8.3
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A fictitious small town in N.H. is the site of the first presidential primary vote, and the results from Hartsfield's Landing, announced at 12:07 a.m., will dominate the news all day until ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

24. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Liftoff (2004)

42 min | Drama

8.3
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C.J.'s first day as Chief of Staff gives her a new appreciation for Leo's skill in the role. While struggling to keep up with her hectic schedule, she must handle the sudden appearance of ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

25. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Manchester: Part 1 (2001)

44 min | Drama

8.3
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The staff is hunkered down in the Bartlets' hometown of Manchester, N.H., where they work with political consultants Bruno, Doug and Connie on the president's official announcement that ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

26. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Happy F*Cking Birthday (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Season 5 premiere. An overturned bus makes for a crazy day at All Saints as two new doctors join the staff: Dr. Carrie Roman (Betty Gilpin) and Dr. Ike Prentiss (Morris Chestnut). Meanwhile... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

27. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Manchester: Part 2 (2001)

Drama

8.2
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With the staff all bickering with one another in Manchester, especially adversarial speech writers Toby and Doug, who angrily disagree about whether Bartlet should make a public apology for... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

28. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Years of Service (2010)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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After a disastrous family vacation, Jackie returns to work for a day of reckoning. The mounting pressures and conflicts in her personal and professional lives reach a boiling point. ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

29. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Day of the Iguana (2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Jackie covers for Cruz when he has a panic attack. Zoey surveys her coworkers for the best way to conduct a breakup. Akalitus enlists the staff in an elaborate charade when her mentor enters the hospital, suffering from dementia.

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

30. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Health Care and Cinema (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The film critic remains in a coma, and Zoey is in a somber mood. Mrs. Akalitus launches an investigation, but only after she gets stuck in an elevator. Dr. O'Hara flies her sick mother in ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Scott Ellis | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman

31. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Nancy Wood (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Jackie's fake identity is in compromised, but she has bigger problems to deal with. Prentiss is planning a night out with Zoey, but their date is interrupted when she suspects that something is wrong.

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

32. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Pillgrimage (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Brendan Walsh | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

33. My America (2012)

8.0
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A series that is comprised of twenty-one monologues written by American playwrights which form a sort of fractured portrait of the American collective psyche. Ranging from the sad to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maechi Aharanwa, Greg Allen, Pascale Armand, Mia Barron

34. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Dogs of War (2003)

41 min | Drama

8.0
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Zoey Barlet has been held for over a day. An international crisis looms that could have serious repercussions for the administration, let alone the hostage.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

35. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Gone Quiet (2001)

42 min | Drama

7.9
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When the military loses contact with a submarine in hostile waters, the President must choose between risking the lives of the crew and provoking North Korea. CJ relishes the Majority ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Jon Hutman | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

36. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Heart (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jackie and Frank have sex for the first time and he tells her he loves her. Akalitus has an extra spring in her step. Coop wants to take his mentoring of Carrie to the next level. Kevin and... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

37. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: On the Day Before (2001)

44 min | Drama

7.9
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While the w.h. is hosting a gala dinner for Nobel Prize winners, Leo and the president learn of a suicide bomb in an Israeli cafe that took the lives of two American students in Tel Aviv ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

38. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Rat on a Cheeto (2014)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

39. The Practice (1997–2004)
Episode: Summary Judgments (2000)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Bobby is called to defend his close friend, Scott Wallace, who is accused of killing his wife, and becomes overly involved in the case. Helen is concerned Richard has crossed the line in ... See full summary »

Creator: David E. Kelley | Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Michael Badalucco, LisaGay Hamilton, Steve Harris

40. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Teachable Moments (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Akalitus forgets to hire an escort for a psych patient who ends up laying waste to the pharmacy. Frank cancels his lunch date with Jackie because he picked up an extra shift. Zoey hears ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

41. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Women of Qumar (2001)

43 min | Drama

7.9
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CJ cannot control her outrage when the US agrees to an arms sale to Qumar, a country that brutally abuses women. Josh meets with Amy Gardner, a leading women's group lobbyist. The content ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

42. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Tiny Bubbles (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A former nurse in the hospital returns, sick from lung cancer and with a favor to ask of her friend Jackie. Dr. Cooper's mother is wheeled into the ER with abdominal pains - with his other ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Haaz Sleiman

43. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

44. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Cornel West

45. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

46. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Are Those Feathers? (2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The firing of her colleagues, Grace's refusal to go to school, and an overflowing emergency room full of patients redirected from another hospital push Jackie to finally seize control of the E.R. and run it her way.

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

47. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Chaud & Froid (2012)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Jackie reveals her rehab stint to Cruz and Eddie offers support for Jackie's case during his deposition to Kevin's lawyer. O'Hara finally leans on Coop during an OB/GYN appointment.

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

48. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Forget It (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Kevin interrupts Jackie and Frank's night. Akalitus' blood results are in and her memory loss is a result of a medication she's been taking. Zoey helps Prentiss organize his disaster of an ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

49. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: Good Thing (2013)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Jackie is nervous about her date with Frank, so Zoey and Thor help her get ready and Eddie offers some friendly pointers. Prentiss misdiagnoses an injured dancer, but Akalitus and Coop ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

50. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: The Warfare of Genghis Khan (2004)

42 min | Drama

7.8
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A nuclear missile is tested in the Indian Ocean, but none of the known nuclear powers will claim responsibility, leading to the possibility of a terrorist group holding missile tests. Vice ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney