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1. James at 16 (1977–1978)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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James, a daydreamer and photographer, must learn to cope with life as his father moves the family from Oregon to Boston MA. Though there is much humor here, the series dealt with many ... See full summary »

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

Votes: 273

2. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Internal Affairs (1982)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As Cagney contends with her estranged father, she and Lacey are recruited by Internal Affairs to spy on their fellow police officers.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 22

3. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Recreational Use (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Cagney becomes involved with a fellow detective who uses cocaine and must make a difficult decision whether to let it go or turn him in.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 29

4. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: High Steel (1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Lacey's husband assists the pair in cracking down on a crooked construction firm that is responsible for the death of a worker.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 27

5. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Hot Line (1982)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Cagney and Lacey try to uncover the connection between 3 strangled women and an adult telephone line.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 30

6. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Witness to an Incident (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Cagney and Lacey come into conflict when they remember the events of the shooting of a civilian differently.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 38

7. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Blackout (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.8
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The paper's long standing streak of having a daily newspaper published is threatened by a blackout.

Director: Allen Williams | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 11

8. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Conduct Unbecoming (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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As the 14th Precinct eagerly awaits the results of their shared lottery ticket, Cagney and Lacey risk their careers by helping a suspended officer crack an illegal gun ring.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 25

9. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 894

10. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Generations (1981)

TV-PG | Drama

7.7
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Charlie allows his father to move in after he is arrested for shoplifting. Lou tries to help an elderly neighbor who is being harassed by neighborhood kids.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 12

11. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Affirmative Action (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When the 14th precinct is assigned another female detective, Mary Beth and Chris don't agree on whether she's qualified to be there or not.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 24

12. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Beauty Burglars (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Cagney and Lacey head a task force to track down a pair of burglars posing as police officers.

Director: Ray Danton | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 26

13. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: I'll Be Home for Christmas (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Christmas Eve at the 14th finds everyone eager to get home for the holidays until an escaped criminal dressed as Santa complicates matters.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 23

14. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Censored (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.4
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Rossi visits a small town where book burnings are back in fashion and a young teacher loses her job for teaching too radical ideas. Back at the Trib', Charlie refuses to publish a satirical comic strip in lieu of being sued.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 8

15. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

Votes: 1,243

16. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Double-Cross (1981)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.3
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Billie suspects the gold cross found in a time capsule has been switched for a fake. Her investigations unearth the reasons behind an old family feud between the extremely rich side and the less rich side of the Matheson family.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

17. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Hazard (1980)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

7.3
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Checkbook journalism - payment for a new story- becomes an issue when a source wants money to document a dangerous motorbike scandal. Cold financial facts are also brought home to the staff... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

18. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Inheritance (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.3
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When Billie investigates claims that drug companies manufactured a drug that caused cancer, she finds out that her mother may have taken that drug several years ago.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 11

19. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Lou (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.3
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Lou faces a burn-out on a particularly stressful day when everybody has something to complain about, one staffer quits, another is fired and on top of it all a 24 year old woman shows romantic interest in him.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 11

20. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: One of Our Own (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A cop accidentally gets in the line of fire of a hit man's bullet and everyone at the 14th comes together to bring him in.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 29

21. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Immigrants (1982)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.2
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The Tribune hires an old acquaintance of Animal's from 'Nam: photographer Lee Van Tam. But Tam's domestic troubles interfere with his work. Lou tries to get out of meeting visiting relatives.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

22. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Mr. Lonelyhearts (1982)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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An elderly man asks the pair to find his young wife who has disappeared mysteriously, but when Cagney and Lacey start digging they find the wife is not who she said she was.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 25

23. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Reckless (1981)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.2
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Lou is arrested for driving under the influence. His sentence includes attending a group meeting which culminates in a drunk driving test. Charlie sets up a 'Private Eye' hot-line at the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

24. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Risk (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.2
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Sharon McNeil gets a story about child pornography by promising not to reveal the names of her source. A promise her superiors at the Trib' and the L.A. police department soon want her to ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Williams | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

25. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Sting (1980)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

7.2
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Charlie and Lou do some thorough investigating when Charlie's new tenant seems to be using his house for suspicious purposes.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

26. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Victims (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.2
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Lou is shot by a robber, who is in turn killed by policeman Vince DeMayo. Both Vince and Lou have a difficult time getting their life back in order.

Director: Peter Bogart | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 8

27. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Dogs (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.1
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The disappearance of Mrs. Pynchon's dog leads Rossi to the discovery of an underground dog-fighting ring.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 10

28. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)
Episode: Hanlon's Choice (2000)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Director: Steve Gomer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Adam Arkin, Lauren Holly, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 9

29. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Indians (1980)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

7.1
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The paper does a series of articles on Native Americans. Animal tries to reunite a kid who ran away from a reservation with his uncle. Billie and Lou work on a story about a Native American couple who have different ideas about family.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

30. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Review (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.1
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Charlie becomes a member of a news council and finds one member who seems to have a grudge against him and the Tribune. Mrs. Pynchon asks Billie to help her write an autobiographical piece ... See full summary »

Director: Nell Cox | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 8

31. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)
Episode: The Golden Hour (1999)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Adam Arkin, Mark Harmon, Lauren Holly, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 10

32. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,009

33. Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Melody Anderson, Madolyn Smith Osborne, John Glover

Votes: 125

34. Friends (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Three eleven-year-olds come of age in Southern California.

Stars: Charlie Aiken, Jarrod Johnson, Janet MacLachlan, Karen Morrow

Votes: 38

35. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )
Episode: Autopsy Room Four (2006)

43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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While playing golf with his friend Ed Brooks, Howard Cottrell walks on the bush to retrieve his ball. He is bitten by a viper and an old doctor recklessly diagnoses heart attack. Howard is ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Richard Thomas, Greta Scacchi, Robert Mammone, Robyn Arthur

Votes: 339

36. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Execution (1981)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.0
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Kitty Larsen, a young woman on death row picks Rossi to tell her story. Although hesitant at first, he soon begins to like her. But Lou has personal feelings against her because she killed a reporter from the Trib'.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

37. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Friends (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.0
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When his lawyer friend Burton Cary becomes a political candidate, Rossi finds learns he's not as clean-cut as he thought. Meanwhile the entire staff becomes a bit suspicious of Art after an... See full summary »

Director: Seth Freeman | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

38. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Goop (1980)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama

7.0
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Charlie and Mrs. Pynchon are worried about misrepresentation when Billie poses as a employee at a chemical company to expose their dumping of hazardous materials.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 8

39. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Law (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.0
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Lou's kitchen sink is ruined by a plumber. Billie covers some people petitioning against a politician, who are subsequently sued by the object of their scorn.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

40. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Search (1981)

TV-PG | Drama

7.0
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Lou fears a possible letdown when the staff use their connections to try to help a reporter find her biological parents. A glowing review on Lou's favorite restaurant makes it harder for him to get a table.

Director: Allen Williams | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 6

41. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: The Grandest Jewel Thief of Them All (1983)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Cagney becomes obsessed with busting a gentlemanly and famous jewel thief from years back.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 24

42. Queenie (1987– )

233 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A half-caste beauty emigrates from India to Great Britain, pursues fame and fortune at the cost of personal happiness, and becomes a Hollywood movie star while suppressing the truth of her heritage.

Stars: Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam, Claire Bloom, Gary Cady

Votes: 343

43. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Boomerang (1981)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.9
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When Rossi and Billie come upon the hot story of illegally exported medical supplies, Lou holds off on publication due to the lack of tenable facts. However, a visiting reporter disagrees ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

44. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Catch (1981)

TV-PG | Drama

6.9
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Billie is assigned to do a story on a controversial business venture which may throw tenants out of the their apartments. However, she soon becomes biased after she meets and falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

45. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Depression (1981)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.9
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When a veteran reporter attempts suicide, Lou tries to help him by reuniting him with his family. Charlie is upset that Mrs. Pynchon overlooked him for a newly created position.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

46. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Ghosts (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.9
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Billie investigates the death of a woman in a house that is said to be haunted. This leads her to attend a séance and search out the owners of a Ouija board.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 11

47. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Harassment (1980)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.9
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When the paper decides to do a story on sexual harassment in the workplace, Billie finds that harassment is prevalent at the Tribune. A new female reporter develops a romantic interest in Lou, which creates a conflict of interest.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 8

48. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Hometown (1981)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.9
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When Lou goes back to his elderly home to settle his aunt's estate, he meets an old flame and gets his first story assignment in years from Charlie.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

49. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Recovery (1982)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

6.9
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Charlie worries about Mrs. Pynchon's recovery after her stroke. Rossi delves into the Los Angeles archives to find evidence of profits made from land that Japanese-Americans were forced to sell right after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 9

50. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Streets (1980)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.9
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Rossi and a fellow black reporter clash when they are assigned to investigate the controversial police killing of a drug dealer who had earlier killed a cop.

Director: Donald A. Baer | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7