An Old Persons 50 Favorite TV Showsby mjjbinnj | created - 26 Mar 2013 | updated - 26 Mar 2013 | Public
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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3. Hazel (1961–1966)
30 min | Comedy
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »
4. Combat! (1962–1967)
60 min | Action, Drama, War
Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show ... See full summary »
5. The Jackie Gleason Show (1961– )
30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
The four panelists put their heads through a cutout in a board. They did not know what was painted on the board and their job was to guess what it was.
11. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music
Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.
13. Batman (1966–1968)
TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
14. That Girl (1966–1971)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
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, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.
18. The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968–1970)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Lovely young widow Carolyn Muir, her two young children, and the maid discover that the New England seaside house they've moved into is haunted by the former owner -- an old salt named ... See full summary »
23. Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969–1976)
60 min | Drama
The show is about doctors Marcus Welby, a general practitioner and Steven Kiley, Welby's young assistant. The two try to treat people as individuals in an age of specialized medicine and ... See full summary »
28. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy
The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.
A BBC show watched on PBS.
29. Nova (1974– )
TV-PG | Documentary, Biography
Science documentaries about various topics.
A PBS series.
31. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
33. Brothers (1984–1989)
22 min | Comedy
Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.
A Showtime series.
35. American Experience (1988– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
A PBS series.
36. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.
38. Keeping Up Appearances (1990–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy
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.
A BBC show watched on PBS.
40. The Nanny (1993–1999)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.
42. The Drew Carey Show (1995–2004)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking ... See full summary »
44. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
45. Trading Spaces (2000–2011)
60 min | Reality-TV
Two teams, two days, $1000. Each with the help of a professional designer and carpenter, this show pits neighbor against neighbor in a race to redecorate a room in each-other's homes. Can a... See full summary »
A TLC show.
46. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.
47. Reba (2001–2007)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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. Meanwhile, her 17-year-old "Captain of the ... See full summary »
48. Smallville (2001–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.
49. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
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.
50. American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.