Small Screen Gold

Most television is crap. Here's a list of shows that don't belong in that category.
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1.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
 
2.
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series)
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive. (44 mins.)
 
3.
Son of the Beach (2000 TV Series)
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A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's world-famous lifeguard, Notch Johnson. (22 mins.)
 
4.
Get a Life (1990 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents... (30 mins.)
 
5.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
6.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner. (51 mins.)
 
7.
Smallville (2001 TV Series)
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas. (60 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Wings (1990 TV Series)
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Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Family Guy (1998 TV Series)
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. (22 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. (44 mins.)
 
14.
Married with Children (1986 TV Series)
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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
 
15.
The Chris Isaak Show (2001 TV Series)
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Chris plays himself as a low-key, nebbishy rock star fumbling sincerely with mundane neighborhood & bizarre rock god situations... (45 mins.)
 
16.
Pop Up Video (1997 TV Series)
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This series features old and new music videos, with a twist: As the video plays, "information bubbles"... (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a large family united when a widow and a divorcee marry. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
19.
How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series)
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A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother. (22 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1968 TV Series)
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Bugs Bunny and all his cartoon friends are stage performers entertaining audiences with 7 features per show... (55 mins.)
 
22.
Hee Haw (1969 TV Series)
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent. (60 mins.)
 
23.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (50 mins.)
 
24.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
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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. (25 mins.)
 
25.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Captain Kangaroo (1955 TV Series)
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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo. (60 mins.)
Director: Peter Birch
 
27.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader and his young ward battlle evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s colorized and updated versions of the 1940's black and white tv show based of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
The Monkees (1966 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a struggling rock band. (30 mins.)
 
30.
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 TV Series)
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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent. (60 mins.)
 
31.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Pawn Stars (2009 TV Series)
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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value. (30 mins.)
 
33.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
34.
All in the Family (1971 TV Series)
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (30 mins.)
 
35.
The Muppet Show (1976 TV Series)
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show. (30 mins.)
 
36.
The Partridge Family (1970 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Taxi (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. (30 mins.)
 
38.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
39.
Fantasy Island (1977 TV Series)
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Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected. (60 mins.)
 
40.
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.)
 
41.
Friday the 13th: The Series (1987 TV Series)
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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques. (60 mins.)
Director: David Morse
 
42.
Chelsea Lately (2007 TV Series)
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Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at... (22 mins.)
 
43.
Z Rock (2008 TV Series)
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"ZO2," which centers on a real-life heavy metal band that makes a living by day as performers at kiddie birthday parties...
 
44.
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986 TV Series)
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 TV Series)
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Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse. (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Freiberger
 
46.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
 
47.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
48.
Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Galavant (2015 TV Series)
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The adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena. (22 mins.)
 
50.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
51.
Northern Exposure (1990 TV Series)
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town. (60 mins.)
 
52.
Wonder Woman (1975 TV Series)
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes. (60 mins.)
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
2 Broke Girls (2011 TV Series)
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash. (22 mins.)
 
55.
Behind the Music (1997 TV Series)
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Musical artists, their careers, their highs, their lows and everything in between are profiled and interviewed.
 
56.
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007 TV Series)
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Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child... (22 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
Land of the Lost (1974 TV Series)
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A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land. (30 mins.)
 
59.
MANswers (2007 TV Series)
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Various stupid (and some very interesting) questions are answered by men.
Director: Billy Burgess
 
60.
American Pickers (2010 TV Series)
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Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle. (60 mins.)
 
61.
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (2006 TV Series)
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A look at the family life of rock star and Kiss front man, Gene Simmons.
 
62.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 TV Series)
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago. (51 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
63.
Silk Stalkings (1991 TV Series)
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Cassandra "Cassy" St. John and Tom Ryan are the new duo in town. It is now their job to catch the killers of Palm Beach... (60 mins.)
 
64.
Spin City (1996 TV Series)
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media. (30 mins.)
 
65.
Charmed (1998 TV Series)
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Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones. (42 mins.)
 
66.
Boston Legal (2004 TV Series)
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running David E. Kelley series The Practice (1997), following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole, and Schmidt. (44 mins.)
 
67.
The Lost World (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The adventures of a band of explorers stranded in a mysterious land inhabited by dinosaurs and other dangers. (60 mins.)
 
68.
The Drew Carey Show (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years... (30 mins.)
 
69.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad. (30 mins.)
 
70.
Stacked (2005 TV Series)
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A party girl starts a new life as an employee at a family-run bookstore. (30 mins.)
 
71.
Robot Chicken (2001 TV Series)
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Pop culture references fly thick and fast as stop-motion animation is featured in sketches lampooning everything from television movies to comic books. (11 mins.)
 
72.
My Name Is Earl (2005 TV Series)
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization. (22 mins.)
 
73.
The Man Show (1999 TV Series)
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A comedic talk show geared toward men, and their interests. (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Price
 
74.
The Bullwinkle Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rocky, a plucky flying squirrel and Bullwinkle, a bumbling but lovable moose, have a series of ongoing adventures. (30 mins.)
 
75.
The Soup (2004 TV Series)
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Hosted by comedian Joel McHale, The Soup deals with the fast-paced parts of the most titillating -- and at times, tasteless -- segments on television. (25 mins.)
 
76.
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.)
 
77.
Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (1997 TV Series)
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Tenacious D is a two-piece musical act, and this HBO series documents their many struggles as friends, and as a band of two very absurd individuals. (30 mins.)
 
78.
V.I.P. (1998 TV Series)
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Campy syndicated series about Vallery Irons, a girl working at a hotdog stand who accidently saves a celebrity and is mistaken for a bodyguard... (45 mins.)
 
79.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
80.
The War at Home (2005 TV Series)
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Parents struggle to raise their teens. (30 mins.)
 
81.
Community (2009 TV Series)
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A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
 
82.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000 TV Series)
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers. (28 mins.)
 
83.
Bonanza (1959 TV Series)
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community. (49 mins.)
 
84.
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.)
 
85.
The Odd Couple (1970 TV Series)
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences. (30 mins.)
 
86.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (489 mins.)
 
87.
I Dream of Jeannie (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie. (30 mins.)
 
88.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind. (22 mins.)
 
89.
Girls Behaving Badly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A hidden camera show on the Oxygen network with an all female cast playing various characters weekly. (30 mins.)
 
90.
That '70s Show (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin. (22 mins.)
 
91.
The Price Is Right (1972 TV Series)
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Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing. (60 mins.)
 
92.
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.)
 
93.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
94.
Voyagers! (1982 TV Series)
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A member of a league of time travelers and a boy travel through time repairing errors in world history. (60 mins.)
 
95.
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
 
96.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995 TV Series)
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods. (45 mins.)
 
97.
Drawn Together (2004 TV Series)
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A parody of reality shows cast with spoofs of several famous types of animated characters. (22 mins.)
Director: James Purdum
 
98.
Titus (2000 TV Series)
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A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee. (23 mins.)
 
99.
Rules of Engagement (2007 TV Series)
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Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage. (22 mins.)
 
100.
Dragnet (1951 TV Series)
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles. (30 mins.)