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1. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 209,657

2. Drive (2007– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.

Stars: Kristin Lehman, Emma Stone, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning

Votes: 4,600

3. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 53,308

4. Emily Owens M.D. (2012–2013)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young doctor realizes that working as an intern in a big hospital is very much the same as being in high school.

Stars: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King, Michael Rady

Votes: 5,959

5. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 58,287

6. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 55,734

7. Tru Calling (2003–2005)

43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook

Votes: 13,346

8. Now and Again (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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When Michael Wiseman is killed in a tragic subway accident, the U.S. government covertly makes him an offer he can't refuse; they "keep his brain alive" and place it into a new, genetically... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Close, Dennis Haysbert, Gerrit Graham, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 1,298

9. Harsh Realm (1999–2000)

45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program.

Stars: Scott Bairstow, D.B. Sweeney, Terry O'Quinn, Rachel Hayward

Votes: 872

10. Dollhouse (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Votes: 42,302

11. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 50,029

12. The Lost Room (2006)

270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 25,486

13. Defying Gravity (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Malik Yoba, Andrew Airlie, Paula Garcés

Votes: 9,265

14. Wonderfalls (2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free comfortable rut living in a trailer park and working as a retail clerk in the Falls ... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran, Tyron Leitso, William Sadler

Votes: 11,256

15. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.7
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 74,692

16. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,819

17. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 132,215

18. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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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.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 48,932

19. Dead Like Me (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 36,427

20. A Gifted Man (2011–2012)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Centers on an ultra-competitive surgeon whose life is changed forever when his ex-wife dies and begins teaching him what life is all about from the here-after.

Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Pablo Schreiber

Votes: 6,907

21. The Chicago Code (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

Votes: 7,469

22. Lone Star (2010)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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A Fox series that was canceled after the second episode that involves a con man who lives a double life. He's married to two different women in two different Texas towns.

Stars: James Wolk, Adrianne Palicki, Eloise Mumford, David Keith

Votes: 803

23. The Playboy Club (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.

Stars: Randy Steinmeyer, Eddie Cibrian, David Krumholtz, Laura Benanti

Votes: 4,622

24. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 108,536

25. Love Bites (2011)

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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A series about love, and all the crazy things it makes us do, like pretending to be a virgin to get a guy interested. Or competing with your fiancée's favorite bedroom toy. Or actually ... See full summary »

Stars: Becki Newton, Greg Grunberg, Constance Zimmer, James MacDonald

Votes: 2,223

26. Outsourced (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives.

Stars: Ben Rappaport, Anisha Nagarajan, Diedrich Bader, Parvesh Cheena

Votes: 11,035

27. The Black Donnellys (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

Votes: 13,089

28. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 27,275

29. Kings (2009)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

Stars: Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Susanna Thompson, Allison Miller

Votes: 7,632

30. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.5
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 37,811

31. Crash (2008– )

60 min | Drama

6.8
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A spin-off of the Oscar-winning film about racial tensions in Los Angeles.

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Moran Atias, Ross McCall, Jocko Sims

Votes: 1,369

32. The Event (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 24,365

33. SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 42,078

34. Endgame (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawn Doyle, Patrick Gallagher, Katharine Isabelle, Carmen Aguirre

Votes: 3,074

35. Last Resort (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A US sub picks up Navy SEALs and receives an order for a nuke launch. Due to the circumstances of the order, the Captain refuses to fire. After escaping an attack from another US sub, the crew and SEALs take refuge on a small island.

Stars: Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts, Camille De Pazzis

Votes: 19,942

36. Persons Unknown (2010– )

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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Several strangers awaken and find themselves imprisoned inside a small ghost town. They quickly search for answers and along the way start to question each other's motives.

Stars: Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 7,746

37. The Others (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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College student Marian Kitt is terrified to discover that she has the power to see into the "other side." Word of Marian's vision spreads to Professor Miles Ballard, a student of paranormal... See full summary »

Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Gabriel Macht, Missy Crider, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 559

38. Life Unexpected (2010–2011)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

Votes: 12,522

39. Reunion (2005– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Six friends come together for their 20th high school reunion in which one of them is murdered and all of them become suspects. A detective traces their turbulent and secretive lives back spanning 20 years to find which one had the motive.

Stars: Dave Annable, Alexa Davalos, Will Estes, Sean Faris

Votes: 1,036

40. The Bedford Diaries (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Penn Badgley, Victoria Cartagena, Tiffany Dupont, Corri English

Votes: 437

41. 10 Things I Hate About You (2009–2010)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Kat and Bianca Stratford may be sisters, but all comparisons end there. Kat is an outspoken, independent feminist, while Bianca is a social butterfly who wants nothing more to be popular, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Martin, Ethan Peck, Nicholas Braun

Votes: 5,112

42. The Inside (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A rookie FBI agent is recruited as the new violent crimes task force profiler to solve murder cases.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Adam Baldwin, Katie Finneran, Nelsan Ellis

Votes: 1,055

43. Jack & Bobby (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Fake documentary about the early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive fictional President of the United States who came to power in 2049.

Stars: Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman, Jessica Paré

Votes: 1,952

44. Political Animals (2012– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Drama

7.8
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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 5,420

45. Chaos (2011)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Rogue CIA agents battle the bureaucracy.

Stars: Freddy Rodríguez, Eric Close, James Murray, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,397