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1. Soul Food (2000–2004)
Episode: Tonight at Noon (2002)

Drama

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Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Boris Kodjoe, Aaron Meeks

Votes: 6

2. Unsung (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.0
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A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Steven Ivory, Dyana Williams, Nelson George

Votes: 229

3. The Script (2002)

30 min | Short

8.8
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A short that follows the trials and errors that screen play writers face everyday.

Director: Michael Bundy | Stars: Derrick Beans, Michael Bundy, Richard Cavalier, Angela Comer

Votes: 13

4. Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music (1991 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

8.8
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Director: James Yukich | Stars: Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Tevin Campbell, Bill Cosby

Votes: 9

5. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)
Episode: Love & War and Love & War (2006)

22 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Arthur looks for a way to bring his shattered family back together, so Glen suggests a time-tested way for healing emotional wounds: all out paintball war!

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Danso Gordon

Votes: 14

6. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 35,320

7. One Night Stand (1989–1992)
Episode: Robin Harris (1990)

TV-MA | Comedy

8.7
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Director: Ellen Brown | Stars: Exetta Harris, Robin Harris, Reynaldo Rey, Ronnie Tanksley

Votes: 7

8. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)
Episode: Secret Truths (2005)

49 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Shows how the Carlins react to their new lives in Los Angeles.

Directors: Troy Byer, Donna Deitch, Paul Hoen, Nancylee Myatt, Charles Randolph-Wright, Bethany Rooney, Robert Townsend, Rose Troche | Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Danso Gordon

Votes: 46

9. Robert Townsend and His Partners in Crime (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.5
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Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Jesse Aragon, Myria Moore, Robert Townsend

Votes: 8

10. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 38,371

11. 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, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,245

12. The Movie Awards (1991 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Anne Archer, Clint Eastwood, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 8

14. Townsend Television (1993– )

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Features guests from movies, television and music; and regular shorts like private investigator extraordinare, "Nigel Spider".

Stars: Robert Townsend, John Witherspoon, Barry Diamond, Paula Jai Parker

Votes: 9

15. BET Awards 2013 (2013 TV Special)

242 min | Music

8.3
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Director: Jonte | Stars: 2 Chainz, Laila Ali, Tatyana Ali, Marsha Ambrosius

Votes: 20

16. The Carol Burnett Show (1991– )

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Stars: Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Reeve, Tony Roberts

Votes: 93

17. The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (1991 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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Directors: Walter C. Miller, Robert Townsend | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Jesse Aragon, Bobby Brown, Cindera Che

Votes: 59

18. Watch Your Mouth (1978)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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A zany urban class of students engages in adventures and misadventures each week as their teacher played by Joe Morton tries to save them and ensure they learned a lesson...maybe.

Stars: Joe Morton, G. Smokey Campbell, Luis Figueroa, Loretta Green

Votes: 11

19. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)
Episode: Under My Skin (2006)

25 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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It's Spencer's turn for a little jealousy when Ashley makes a new friend. Clay's term paper topic adds fuel to his identity struggles.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Danso Gordon

Votes: 25

20. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

8.1
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A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.

Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

Votes: 4,371

21. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 454

22. For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.1
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A two-part, four-hour documentary series honoring African-American servicemen and women.

Director: Frank Martin | Stars: Halle Berry, Avery Brooks, Colin Powell, John Amos

Votes: 63

23. The Wil Shriner Show (1987–1988)

Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Wil Shriner, Rich Hall, Deidre Hall, Ricky Jay

Votes: 13

24. We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story (2006 Video)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Topper Carew | Stars: Robin Harris, Cedric the Entertainer, Reginald Hudlin, D.L. Hughley

Votes: 24

25. Unfabulous (2004–2007)
Episode: The Toot (2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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It's the first day of eighth grade and Addie's looking forward to unveiling her new and improved image.

Directors: Markus Flanagan, Carlos González, Savage Steve Holland, Allison Liddi-Brown, Robert Townsend | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 17

26. Los Americans (2011– )

Drama

8.0
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Stars: Esai Morales, Lupe Ontiveros, Yvonne Delarosa, JC Gonzalez

Votes: 26

27. Saturday Night Clive (1988– )

8.0
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Stars: Clive James, Mel Brooks, Peter Cook, Bob Einstein

Votes: 11

28. Soul Train (1971– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A pop music dance show with an African-American focus.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 340

29. Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

7.9
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Rodney Dangerfield is at again with an all-New stage comedy concert: "Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me". Along with his fellow comedians: Bob Nelson, Robert Townsend, Sam Kinison,... See full summary »

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Jeff Altman, Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison

Votes: 144

30. Kingdom Come (2011)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Chronicling first-time filmmaker Daniel Gillies' struggle to finance his independent feature film, Broken Kingdom, and featuring other filmmakers' stories of their own adventures in indie cinema.

Directors: Paiman Kalayeh, John Lyons Murphy | Stars: Selma Blair, Edward Burns, Bruce Campbell, Lizzy Caplan

Votes: 101

31. Unfabulous (2004–2007)
Episode: The Auction (2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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Addie's dream of having the perfect dance with Jake is ruined when she floods the gym and the first dance of 8th grade is cancelled.

Directors: Markus Flanagan, Carlos González, Savage Steve Holland, Allison Liddi-Brown, Robert Townsend | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 10

32. Unfabulous (2004–2007)
Episode: The Quest (2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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It's Career Week and Addie and friends individually embark on a weeklong job assignment. When Addie gets fired, she starts to stress - what if she doesn't figure out what she wants to be when she's older?

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 10

33. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Vaudeville (1997)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Stars: Ben Vereen, Bud Abbott, George Abbott, Larry Adler

Votes: 56

34. The Warriors (1979)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler

Votes: 74,573

35. Holiday Heart (2000 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.7
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A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, Jesika Reynolds, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 901

36. One Night Stand (1989–1992)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Dan Avey, Dom Irrera, Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 122

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Akihito, James Baldwin, Janet G. Bostwick, Marlon Brando

Votes: 82

38. Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

Votes: 15,423 | Gross: $50.50M

39. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Magazine show based on the two African-American magazines "Ebony" and "Jet".

Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Elliott Francis, Greg Gumbel

Votes: 14

40. Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990 TV Special)

Music

7.6
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Taped before an audience at the Pantages Theatre, 'Motown 30: What's Goin' On!' is a live musical tribute to the recording company from Detroit in its 30th anniversary. The star-studded ... See full summary »

Stars: Bilal Abdul-Samad, Hakeem Abdul-Samad, Khiry Abdul-Samad, Tajh Abdul-Samad

Votes: 13

41. Unfabulous (2004–2007)
Episode: The Song (2007)

24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Addie and Jake's relationship is put to the test when Addie auditions to sing a duet with current teen sensation Rob Hottie.

Directors: Markus Flanagan, Carlos González, Savage Steve Holland, Allison Liddi-Brown, Joe Menendez, Robert Townsend | Stars: Emma Roberts, Malese Jow, Jordan Calloway, Tadhg Kelly

Votes: 14

42. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses and directors make guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 3,732

43. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | 121 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

Votes: 2,732 | Gross: $8.75M

44. Soul Food (2000–2004)

45 min | Drama

7.5
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 706

45. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 2,940

46. Diary of a Single Mom (2009– )

85 min | Drama

7.5
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In the center of a storm is Ocean (Monica Calhoun), a 27-year old highly-motivated mother who manages a neighborhood apartment building and all of the problems that come along with it.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Valery M. Ortiz, Janice Lynde, Jonathan Biggs

Votes: 71

47. Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (1988 TV Special)

117 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.

Stars: Bryan Adams, Joan Armatrading, Nick Ashford, Aswad

Votes: 35

48. Laff Mobb Presents (2012– )

TV-MA | 52 min | Comedy

7.5
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Comedians Red Grant, Rudy Rush, Roz G, Mark Viera, and other members of the Laff Mobb deliver a new voice of comedy for a new generation.

Stars: Big Eli, Red Grant, Lady Roz, Mark Viera

Votes: 10

49. Great Drives (1996 TV Mini-Series)

283 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Celebrity hosts explore famous U.S. highways.

Stars: Levon Helm, Robert Townsend, Teri Garr, Graham Greene

Votes: 15

50. 26th NAACP Image Awards (1994 TV Special)

Family

7.5
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Director: Terri McCoy | Stars: Erika Alexander, Tatyana Ali, Debbie Allen, Philip Bailey

Votes: 10