An Old Persons 50 Favorite TV Shows

This list of TV Shows is based on nothing other than I enjoyed watching them; of course some of them were in reruns.
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1.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 TV Series)
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances. (60 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Whelan
 
2.
I Love Lucy (1951 TV Series)
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations. (30 mins.)
 
3.
Hazel (1961 TV Series)
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office... (30 mins.)
 
4.
Combat! (1962 TV Series)
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe... (60 mins.)
 
5.
The Jackie Gleason Show (1961 TV Series)
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The four panelists put their heads through a cutout in a board. They did not know what was painted on... (30 mins.)
Director: Seymour Robbie
 
6.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
7.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964 TV Series)
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers... (52 mins.)
 
8.
Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. (25 mins.)
 
9.
The Wild Wild West (1965 TV Series)
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Two Secret Services agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West. (50 mins.)
 
10.
Hogan's Heroes (1965 TV Series)
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. (25 mins.)
 
11.
The Dean Martin Show (1965 TV Series)
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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time. (60 mins.)
Director: Bill Colleran
 
12.
The F.B.I. (1965 TV Series)
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The cases of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Batman (1966 TV Series)
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits. (25 mins.)
 
14.
That Girl (1966 TV Series)
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend... (30 mins.)
 
15.
Mission: Impossible (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (50 mins.)
 
16.
The Carol Burnett Show (1967 TV Series)
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Television show featuring skits by Carol Burnett and her comedy troupe. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Here Come the Brides (1968 TV Series)
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The adventures of a logging work team and the marriageable single women sent to them in post-American Civil War Seattle in the Washington Territory. (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968 TV Series)
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Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England... (30 mins.)
 
19.
Mod Squad (1968 TV Series)
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Three young outsiders fight crime as undercover agents for the police. (One white, one black, one blonde.) (60 mins.)
Director: William Crain
 
20.
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967 TV Series)
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV Series)
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett. (60 mins.)
 
22.
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969 TV Series)
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Widower Tom Corbett raises his young son Eddie. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969 TV Series)
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The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant... (60 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home. (30 mins.)
 
26.
The Bob Newhart Show (1972 TV Series)
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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues. (30 mins.)
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
Are You Being Served? (1972 TV Series)
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. (28 mins.)
“ A BBC show watched on PBS. ” - mjjbinnj
 
29.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
“ A PBS series. ” - mjjbinnj
 
30.
Family (1976 TV Series)
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California. (60 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
31.
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.)
 
32.
Dynasty (1981 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Brothers (1984 TV Series)
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Joe Waters is an ex-place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now retired, he's opened up a restaurant... (22 mins.)
“ A Showtime series. ” - mjjbinnj
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
“ A PBS series. ” - mjjbinnj
 
36.
Tales from the Crypt (1989 TV Series)
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s. (25 mins.)
“ HBO series ” - mjjbinnj
 
37.
In Living Color (1990 TV Series)
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The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Keeping Up Appearances (1990 TV Series)
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A snobbish housewife is determined to climb the social ladder, in spite of her family's working class connections and the constant chagrin of her long suffering husband. (60 mins.)
“ A BBC show watched on PBS. ” - mjjbinnj
 
39.
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court. (45 mins.)
 
40.
The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich British widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other. (22 mins.)
 
41.
NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series)
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The NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's 15th precinct investigate criminal cases. (45 mins.)
 
42.
The Drew Carey Show (1995 TV Series)
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Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years... (30 mins.)
 
43.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
44.
Dharma & Greg (1997 TV Series)
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A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Trading Spaces (2000 TV Series)
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Two teams, two days, $1000. Each with the help of a professional designer and carpenter, this show pits... (60 mins.)
“ A TLC show. ” - mjjbinnj
 
46.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ HBO series. ” - mjjbinnj
 
47.
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
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
Carnivàle (2003 TV Series)
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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. (55 mins.)
“ HBO series. ” - mjjbinnj
 
50.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
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Seasonal anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel and a sinister farmhouse. (60 mins.)