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1. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )
Episode: South Pacific (2010)

Music, Musical

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Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan | Director: Alan Skog | Stars: Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Danny Burstein, Loretta Ables

2. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia (2007)

Music

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Rossini's sparkling comedy is given a new shine here under the direction of Broadway director Bartlett Sher. Count Almaviva is smitten by the feisty Rosina, but she is kept under lock and key by Dr. Bartolo. Send for Figaro to help.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Flórez, Peter Mattei, John Del Carlo

3. New York Stand-Up Show (2010– )
Episode: Deon Cole/Moshe Kasher/Marina Franklin/Maria Bamford (2011)

TV-14 | Comedy

8.6
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Hosted by John Oliver, featuring Deon Cole, Moshe Kasher, Marina Franklin, and Maria Bamford.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Stars: John Oliver, Deon Cole, Moshe Kasher, Marina Franklin

4. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Rossini: Le Comte Ory (2011)

Music

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The young Count Ory takes advantage of the fact that the village men are off fighting, and breaks into the castle to declare his love to Adele. His sidekick Isolier reveals Ory's plans to her, and the two of them hatch a plan to trick Ory.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Juan Diego Flórez, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Stéphane Degout

5. Live from Lincoln Center (1976– )

Music, Musical

8.5
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Stars: Beverly Sills, Louis Perry, Zubin Mehta, Audra McDonald

6. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Wagner: Das Rheingold (2010)

183 min | Music

8.5
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When Wotan, king of the gods, hired the Giants to build a palace, he didn't have the money to pay them. What to do? Plunder and steal: there is a Ring with limitless power, and that will be his solution. He doesn't know the Ring is cursed.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bryn Terfel, Richard Croft, Eric Owens, Stephanie Blythe

7. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: 'South Pacific' in Concert from Carnegie Hall (2006)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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A concert performance of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical play.

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, Joshua Logan, James A. Michener, David Ives | Director: David Horn | Stars: Reba McEntire, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jason Danieley, Lillias White

8. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Mozart's The Magic Flute (2006)

Music

8.4
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Prince Tamino and Papageno are sent by the Queen of Night to save her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the evil lord Sarastro.

Writer: J.D. McClatchy | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Matthew Polenzani, Ying Huang, René Pape, Nathan Gunn

9. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini's Il trittico (2007)

Music

8.4
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In the early 1900s, two operas by Richard Strauss (Salome and Elektra) were taking Europe by storm. The Italian composer Puccini is said to have looked at the scores and observed, "There is... See full summary »

Writers: Giuseppe Adami, Giovacchino Forzano, Ellen Keel | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anne-Carolyn Bird, Jennifer Black, Stephanie Blythe, David Cangelosi

10. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (2007)

Music

8.4
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Onegin is young, handsome, rich. And bored. After spurning the naive Tatyana's romantic advances, he publicly flirts with his best friend's fiancée merely to amuse himself, but the prank ends in a duel. Some people just don't get it.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, Elena Zaremba

11. Jim Jefferies: I Swear to God (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy

8.3
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Politically incorrect Australian comedian Jim Jefferies performs.

Writer: Jim Jefferies | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Jim Jefferies

12. The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.3
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Awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Liam Neeson, Jake Gyllenhaal

13. The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (2009 TV Special)

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Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Duncan, David Alvarez, Lucie Arnaz

14. Get Up, Stand Up (2003– )

330 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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Stars: Bono, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Jim Kerr

15. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bellini's I Puritani (2007)

Music

8.3
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England, 1640s. Civil war and politics interfere with Elvira's plans to marry Arturo, because he is helping Queen Elizabeth escape from the rebels. Elvira doesn't understand any of this, so... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo, John Relyea

16. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bizet: Carmen (2010)

188 min | Music

8.3
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It's a familiar story: Act 1, boy meets girl, goes to jail for her. Act 2, boy is out of jail, girl rewards him with special favors. Act 3, girl is bored already, moving on. Act 4, boy kills girl for ruining his life. We've all been there.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Trevor Scheunemann, Barbara Frittoli, Roberto Alagna, Keith Miller

17. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2002 (2002)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Directors: Brian Large, Jay Millard | Star: Peter Jennings

18. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2004 (2004)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Writer: Marc Geelhoed | Directors: Brian Large, Jay Millard | Stars: Roberto Diaz, Christoph Eschenbach, Peter Jennings, Yo-Yo Ma

20. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Bellini: La sonnambula (2009)

148 min | Music

8.1
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Amina sleep-walks her way into the bedroom of a nobleman who is staying at the village inn. Enraged and humiliated, her fiancé breaks the engagement. The nobleman attests to her innocence, and Amina offers a demonstration of sleep-walking.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Michele Pertusi, Jennifer Black

21. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment (2008)

146 min | Music

8.1
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Marie, lost as a baby, was found and raised by the local regiment. Tonio loves her, she loves him, but when her aunt recognizes her, it seems they will never be allowed to be together.

Writer: Agathe Mélinand | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Felicity Palmer, Alessandro Corbelli

22. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: John Adams: Nixon in China (2011)

188 min | Music

8.1
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US President Richard Nixon, wife Pat, and Henry Kissinger travel to China to visit Chairman and Madame Mao in 1972, normalizing relations between the countries for the first time in 25 years. Both sides wonder if this for the better.

Writer: Alice Goodman | Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim

23. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Puccini: La rondine (2009)

Music

8.1
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Magda, mistress to wealthy Rambaldo, wants romance with a younger man. She moves in with Ruggiero until his cash runs out.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Monica Yunus, Alyson Cambridge, Marius Brenciu, Angela Gheorghiu

24. New York Stand-Up Show (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Stars: John Oliver, Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, Hari Kondabolu

25. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveShow (2007 TV Movie)

142 min | Music

7.9
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The electrifying FutureSex/LoveShow finds Justin Timberlake putting on a typically stunning set before a sold-out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. Fans looking for pulse-pounding ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Justin Timberlake

26. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (2007)

192 min | Music

7.9
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Gounod follows Shakespeare's story closely, with minor alterations to satisfy the needs of opera. The stage and scenery are filled with astronomical symbols to depict the tragedy of "star-crossed lovers" from two warring houses in Verona.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, Isabel Leonard

27. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Il Trovatore (2011)

143 min | Music

7.9
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The gypsy Azucena has harbored a grudge for thirty years, but she is about to have revenge at last. Meanwhile, her son Manrico is in love with Leonora, but so is his arch-enemy, the Count Di Luna. A pot-boiler, where every tune is a hit.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Marcelo Álvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Dolora Zajick

28. Revenge of the Whale (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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In 1820, a Nantucket whaleship, the Essex, was rammed and sunk by an enraged sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean. Out of 20 crew men, only 8 survived. This is a tale of remarkable courage, ... See full summary »

Writers: John Hockenberry, Nathaniel Philbrick, Geoff Stephens | Director: Geoff Stephens | Stars: Liam Neeson, Sean Conant, Philip Bosco, David Harbour

29. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The First Emperor (2007)

189 min | Music

7.8
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To unite the lands he has conquered, the First Emperor of China, believes that a national anthem is needed. He hires a childhood friend to compose it for him, not realizing that his friend does not share the Emperor's aspirations.

Writers: Ha Jin, Dun Tan | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elizabeth Futral, Paul Groves, Hsing-kuo Wu

30. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

31. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

32. Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 83 min | Comedy

7.7
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Colin Quinn performs his one-man show about world history, which he originally presented on Broadway.

Writer: Colin Quinn | Directors: John Moffitt, Jerry Seinfeld | Star: Colin Quinn

33. Johnny Mathis Live: Wonderful, Wonderful! (2006 TV Special)

60 min | Music

7.4
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Director: Michael Beyer | Star: Johnny Mathis

34. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2011)

Music

7.4
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Iphigenie, banished daughter of Klytemnaestra, is now high priestess to Diana. Two strangers from Greece wash up on shore; when Iphigenie recognizes one as her brother, Orestes, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves, Gordon Hawkins

35. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing, Live (2007)

Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Directors: Jim Gable, Peter Margolis | Stars: Solomon Burke, John Fogerty, Buddy Guy, Merle Haggard

36. Bill Maher: The Decider (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Bill Maher

37. Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010 TV Movie)

79 min | Comedy

7.1
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Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher.

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Maureen MacDonald, Bill Maher, Cait Mathis

38. What Not to Wear (2003– )

60 min | Family, Reality-TV | Active

7.0
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Two fashion stylists and a team of hair and makeup advisors help revamp the look of individuals who have been nominated by their friends for makeovers due to their lamentable appearance, using a $5,000 budget.

Stars: Clinton Kelly, Stacy London, Carmindy Bowyer, Nick Arrojo

39. Merry F#%$in' Christmas (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Denis Leary and a cast of many others celebrate Christmas Leary-style. Packed with original music and skits, this is a great spin on the usual holiday fluff.

Writers: Denis Leary, Mary Williams-Villano | Directors: Matthew Diamond, Holly Goldberg Sloan, David Wain | Stars: Denis Leary, Barenaked Ladies, Steve Bridges, Carmen Electra

40. EliteXC Saturday Night Fights (2008– )

Sport

7.0
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Stars: Gus Johnson, Mauro Ranallo, Frank Shamrock, Jimmy Lennon Jr.

41. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Verdi: Rigoletto (2013)

Music

7.0
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Set in rat-pack Las Vegas. Duke is Sinatra; Rigoletto is Don Rickles. Rigoletto owns a condo; he holds the elevator for the courtiers. Later on, when he finds a stranger's corpse in his car-trunk, why doesn't he drive her to the hospital?

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Piotr Beczala, Alexander Lewis, Emalie Savoy, Zeljko Lucic

42. Hoarding: Buried Alive (2010– )

6.8
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Stars: Bray Poor, Ron Jeremy, Drew Jones

43. The Great Christmas Light Fight (2013– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Reality-TV

6.5
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Four families will compete each week to transform their homes for the holidays in just 21 days.

Stars: Michael Moloney, Sabrina Soto, Joe Cipriano, Allen Baughman

44. NFL Opening Kickoff 2005 (2005 TV Special)

Sport

6.4
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Writer: Brad Wollack | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., USC Trojan Marching Band, Elliott Rovinsky

45. Tracy Morgan: Black and Blue (2010 TV Movie)

TV-MA | Comedy

5.0
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Put the kids to bed and get ready to throw your inhibitions out the window as red-hot comedian/actor Tracy Morgan makes his HBO stand-up debut--a performance in which no subject, celebrity or situation will be off-limits.

Writer: Tracy Morgan | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Tracy Morgan, Marvin McClellan

46. Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show (2001 TV Movie)

Music, Sport

4.3
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Writer: Tommy Cody | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: *NSYNC, Aerosmith, Mary J. Blige, Theresa Joy

47. Crossing Over with John Edward (1999–2004)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Talk-Show

1.5
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Stars: John Edward, Tamela D'Amico, Debi Mazar, Debra Jo Rupp

49. Spontaneous Construction (2013– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: Ricky Paull Goldin, Jonathan Smalls, Grace Curley, James L. Leite

50. Zappa's Universe (1993 Video)

90 min | Music

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Director: Willy Smax | Stars: Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Mats Öberg, Morgan Agren