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1.
Picket Fences (1992 TV Series)
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An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes. (120 mins.)
“ This show incorporated all the major TV drama genres: cop, lawyer, doctor, family, and school. ” - Lakemystery3
 
2.
Boston Legal (2004 TV Series)
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. (44 mins.)
“ The best TV friendship and Bromance ever made - Alan Shore and Denny Crane. They even got married in the Series Finale. ” - Lakemystery3
 
3.
Chicago Hope (1994 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago. (60 mins.)
“ The medicine in ER was much better, but the characters in Chicago Hope are so much more compelling. And this show didn't have to use sex to draw in an audience like Grey's Anatomy. If you took away all the sex from GA, you still don't have 1/3 of what Chicago Hope was. ” - Lakemystery3
 
4.
The Practice (1997 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
“ Possibly the best legal drama of my generation. ” - Lakemystery3
 
5.
Ally McBeal (1997 TV Series)
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy... (45 mins.)
“ The first 2 seasons were nothing short of brilliant. Unfortunately, with a character driven show like this one, it ran out of steam pretty quick. ” - Lakemystery3
 
6.
Boston Public (2000 TV Series)
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity. (60 mins.)
“ I just love how a teacher writes on the blackboard "Gone to kill myself. Hope you're happy" in the first episode. ” - Lakemystery3
 
7.
Modern Family (2009 TV Series)
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways. (22 mins.)
“ Love the documentary-style filming, and it's the smartest, funniest, and warmest family shows in a very long time. ” - Lakemystery3
 
8.
L.A. Law (1986 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm. (46 mins.)
“ This show got me turned onto courtroom dramas. ” - Lakemystery3
 
9.
Becker (1998 TV Series)
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Dr. John Becker goes through his daily routine of being a doctor, stopping at his favorite diner, and other various situations, all the while hating life and everything around him. (30 mins.)
“ Great ensemble cast, and wonderful sarcastic and synical humor. ” - Lakemystery3
 
10.
Burn Notice (2007 TV Series)
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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble. (44 mins.)
“ Updated version of the A-Team with a trigger happy ex-girlfriend. ” - Lakemystery3
 
11.
The Closer (2005 TV Series)
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases. (46 mins.)
“ I'm not a fan of cop shows, but this one is easily the best I've ever seen. ” - Lakemystery3
 
12.
ER (1994 TV Series)
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital. (44 mins.)
“ Aside from Chicago Hope, this is the best medical drama ever. ” - Lakemystery3
 
13.
Dave's World (1993 TV Series)
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Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
 
15.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Murder One (1995 TV Series)
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Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully... (60 mins.)
 
18.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the lives of six 20-something friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
19.
Mad About You (1992 TV Series)
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Light television comedy featuring Paul and Jaime Buchman as a recently married couple in New York City. They point out the gentle humor of domesticity and in the everyday situations of life. (22 mins.)
 
20.
Leverage (2008 TV Series)
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen. (42 mins.)
 
21.
Joan of Arcadia (2003 TV Series)
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Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi... (60 mins.)
 
22.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
 
23.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
24.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
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In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life. (22 mins.)
 
25.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
26.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
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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. (22 mins.)
 
27.
Monk (2002 TV Series)
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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way. (47 mins.)
 
28.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
 
29.
Two and a Half Men (2003 TV Series)
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A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house. (22 mins.)
 
30.
Seinfeld (1989 TV Series)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends. (22 mins.)
 
31.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
32.
One Day at a Time (1975 TV Series)
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This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and... (30 mins.)
 
33.
Will & Grace (1998 TV Series)
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Will and Grace live together in an apartment in New York. He's a gay lawyer, she's a straight interior designer. (22 mins.)
 
34.
In Plain Sight (2008 TV Series)
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U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
36.
MASK (1985 TV Series)
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Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M. (22 mins.)
 
37.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, CIA and NSA assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
 
39.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
 
40.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967 TV Series)
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show. (60 mins.)
 
41.
Deadliest Catch (2005 TV Series)
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world. (55 mins.)
 
42.
The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 TV Series)
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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County. (60 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
43.
NewsRadio (1995 TV Series)
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio... (23 mins.)
 
44.
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996 TV Series)
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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun. (60 mins.)
 
45.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
46.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
47.
The King of Queens (1998 TV Series)
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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them. (22 mins.)
 
48.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
 
50.
Yes, Dear (2000 TV Series)
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Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting... (30 mins.)