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1.
Animaniacs (1993 TV Series)
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Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko... (21 mins.)
 
2.
Arthur (1996 TV Series)
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Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Alias (2001 TV Series)
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. (42 mins.)
 
4.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
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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. (44 mins.)
 
5.
BeastMaster (1999 TV Series)
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The sword and sorcery adventures of a wandering adventurer who has the ability to communicate with animals. (43 mins.)
 
6.
Birds of Prey (2002 TV Series)
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In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress. (60 mins.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
Britain's Got Talent (2007 TV Series)
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Amateur singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, ventriloquists and novelty acts perform for a live audience and a panel of three judges. If all three judges buzz them off they must stop their act.
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Cake Boss (2009 TV Series)
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The staff of Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, led by Buddy Valastro, shows how it prepares elaborate themed cakes for various occasions... (30 mins.)
 
11.
Californication (2007 TV Series)
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A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions. (28 mins.)
Director: Adam Bernstein
 
12.
Cougar Town (2009 TV Series)
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A recently divorced woman decides to find some excitement in her dating life. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Dark Angel (2000 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Desperate Housewives (2004 TV Series)
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor. (45 mins.)
 
15.
Drop Dead Diva (2009 TV Series)
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A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Dancing with the Stars (2005 TV Series)
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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
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The comical everyday life of a successful sports columnist and his dysfunctional family. (22 mins.)
 
18.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003 TV Series)
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A family that has faced hardship has their dilapidated house completely rebuilt while they are away on vacation for a week. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Extreme Makeover (2002 TV Series)
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Three people are chosen to receive the makeover of a lifetime which includes: plastic surgery, lasik surgery, cosmetic dentistry, hair, makeup and fitness.
Director: Shanda Sawyer
 
20.
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003 TV Series)
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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six 20 to 30-something yrs old friends living in Manhattan. (22 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
24.
Family Feud (1999 TV Series)
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Hosted by Steve Harvey, two families battle it out by answering survey questions for a chance to win $20,000 and, after 5 wins, a new car. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise to power. (56 mins.)
 
26.
Gossip Girl (2007 TV Series)
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching. (42 mins.)
 
27.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
28.
George Lopez (2002 TV Series)
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Comedian George Lopez stars as a Los Angeles manufacturing plant manager attempting to deal with his wacky family along with other random mishaps. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Hot in Cleveland (2010 TV Series)
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Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot. (30 mins.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
Half & Half (2002 TV Series)
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Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common. (30 mins.)
 
32.
I Survived a Japanese Game Show (2008 TV Series)
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Ten Americans, many of whom have never traveled beyond the borders of the United States, head to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. Hilarity presumably ensues. The final winner will take home $250,000. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Inside the Actors Studio (1994 TV Series)
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers. (65 mins.)
 
34.
Just Shoot Me! (1997 TV Series)
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman... (30 mins.)
Director: Richard Boden
 
35.
Jackie Chan Adventures (2000 TV Series)
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Jackie Chan and his extended family must fight a criminal organization for magic talismans that could release an evil spirit. (30 mins.)
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Law & Order: LA (2010 TV Series)
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From point of view of the Los Angeles police detectives who investigate crimes and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
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About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
 
39.
Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002 TV Series)
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin. (30 mins.)
 
40.
Make Me a Supermodel (2008 TV Series)
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Over a 12-week period, 14 models compete for $100,000 and a modeling contract.
 
41.
Married with Children (1987 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.)
 
42.
MythQuest (2001 TV Series)
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Matt Bellows scanned a strange and rare artifact, the Gorgos stone to add to his Cyber Museum. In doing so... (49 mins.)
 
43.
Mike & Molly (2010 TV Series)
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A couple meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting. (30 mins.)
 
44.
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.)
 
45.
Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. (44 mins.)
 
46.
Nikita (2010 TV Series)
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A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Nurse Jackie (2009 TV Series)
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas. (27 mins.)
 
48.
One on One (2001 TV Series)
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A sportscaster must take on the responsibility of being a full-time dad when his teenage daughter moves in with him. (30 mins.)
 
49.
The Odd Couple (1968)
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Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. (105 mins.)
Director: Gene Saks
 
50.
Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the adventure of Satoshi with his pokemon, Pikachu and his friends to become the grand champion of the pokemon battle. (24 mins.)
 
51.
Parenthood (2010 TV Series)
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree. (60 mins.)
 
52.
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain (1998 TV Series)
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Pinky and the Brain are still trying to take over the world, but now they're operating from Elmyra's house. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Prison Break (2005 TV Series)
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out. (44 mins.)
 
54.
Reba (2001 TV Series)
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A Southern soccer mom with three kids sees her life come crashing down when she finds out that her dentist husband has impregnated his hygienist... (30 mins.)
Director: Amanda Bearse
 
55.
Romantically Challenged (2010 TV Series)
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Rebecca is a recently divorced single mom attorney in Pittsburgh who hasn't dated "since Bill Clinton was president". (30 mins.)
 
56.
Recess (1997 TV Series)
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Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up... (23 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
 
59.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
60.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Series)
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A sixteen-year-old high-school student finds out she's a witch. (22 mins.)
 
61.
The Parkers (1999 TV Series)
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Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college. (20 mins.)
Director: Andre Teague
 
62.
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.)
 
63.
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.)
 
64.
Ugly Betty (2006 TV Series)
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only... (60 mins.)
 
65.
United States of Tara (2009 TV Series)
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family. (30 mins.)
 
66.
The Vampire Diaries (2009 TV Series)
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers. (43 mins.)
 
67.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
68.
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.)
 
69.
White Collar (2009 TV Series)
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A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman. (40 mins.)
 
70.
The X Factor (2004 TV Series)
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A British music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. (60 mins.)
 
71.
The X Factor (2011 TV Series)
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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".
 
72.
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.)
 
73.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (2004 TV Series)
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A semi-spinoff of the popular Yu-Gi-Oh anime series, focusing on a boy named Jaden and his misadventures as a student at an esteemed Duel Monsters academy.
Director: Hatsuki Tsuji
 
74.
Zoom (1999 TV Series)
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A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers. (30 mins.)
 
75.
Happy Endings (2011 TV Series)
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This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together. (22 mins.)