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1.
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.)
 
2.
Playhouse 90 (1956 TV Series)
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with oustanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season. (90 mins.)
 
3.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not. (25 mins.)
 
4.
The Outer Limits (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales. (51 mins.)
 
5.
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951 TV Series)
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Probably the longest-running anthology series on television, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" has been presenting television dramatizations of famous plays and books, as well as original programs especially written for the series, since 1951.
 
6.
One Step Beyond (1959 TV Series)
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing... (25 mins.)
 
7.
CBS Children's Film Festival (1967 TV Series)
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Kukla, Fran and Ollie hosted this film program. They would introduce children's films from around the world. In between, the three would act in short skits.
 
8.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres. (120 mins.)
 
9.
Masterpiece Classic (1971 TV Series)
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.
 
10.
The Wednesday Play (1964 TV Series)
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s... (75 mins.)
 
11.
Studio One in Hollywood (1948 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas... (60 mins.)
 
12.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. (50 mins.)
 
14.
Kraft Theatre (1947 TV Series)
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Thriller (1960 TV Series)
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but... (50 mins.)
 
16.
Independent Lens (1999 TV Series)
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.
 
17.
Play for Today (1970 TV Series)
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A British television anthology drama series transmitted on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984. (75 mins.)
 
18.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
20.
Love, American Style (1969 TV Series)
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance. (60 mins.)
 
21.
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948 TV Series)
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run... (60 mins.)
Director: Ira Skutch, Fred Coe
 
22.
Nature (1982 TV Series)
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Documentary series exploring various global wildlife issues and subjects. (60 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
23.
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963 TV Series)
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Kraft Suspense Theater was a anthogy series that featured a new cast and stories each week. It shared it's time slot with Kraft Music Hall that aired approximately once a month. (60 mins.)
 
24.
ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Alan Pultz
 
25.
American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
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26.
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982 TV Series)
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired... (50 mins.)
 
27.
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972 TV Series)
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Suspense (1949 TV Series)
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations. (25 mins.)
 
29.
Great Performances (1971 TV Series)
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30.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962 TV Series)
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. (50 mins.)
 
31.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Hodgson
 
32.
Frontline (1983 TV Series)
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Investigative journalist documentaries. (60 mins.)
 
33.
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Bugs Bunny, the famous, Oscar-winning cartoon rabbit, hosts his first weekly television series, along... (30 mins.)
 
34.
The United States Steel Hour (1953 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
36.
The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957 TV Series)
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A TV show featuring funny old and new shorts starred by Woody Woodpecker and his friends like Andy Panda... (30 mins.)
 
37.
Liquid Television (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A collection of animated shorts, from a variety of non- mainstream producers, in a wide range of styles... (30 mins.)
 
38.
Omnibus (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Arts documentary series.Also with concerts and experimental dramatizations.
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
National Geographic Specials (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture... (60 mins.)
 
41.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
42.
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969 TV Series)
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(78 mins.)
 
43.
P.O.V. (1988 TV Series)
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44.
Screen Directors Playhouse (1955 TV Series)
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Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Amazing Stories (1985 TV Series)
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses and directors make guest appearances. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Performance (1992 TV Series)
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49.
ITV Play of the Week (1955 TV Series)
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television. (90 mins.)
 
50.
Grimm Masterpiece Theatre (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An animated series retelling a different folk or fairy tale in each episode. (30 mins.)
 
51.
KaBlam! (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
'KaBlam!' is a comedic animation anthology show, hosted by the (also animated) Henry and June. Regularly... (30 mins.)
Director: Mike DeSeve
 
52.
The Richard Boone Show (1963 TV Series)
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An anthology series starring Richard Boone as host and starred in about 50% of the shows. Each regular... (60 mins.)
 
53.
Theatre 625 (1964 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
 
54.
Producers' Showcase (1954 TV Series)
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them. (90 mins.)
 
55.
Tales from the Darkside (1983 TV Series)
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events. (30 mins.)
 
56.
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
57.
The Twilight Zone (2002 TV Series)
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This second remake of the classic series presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror. (43 mins.)
 
58.
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV... (60 mins.)
 
59.
Second City Firsts (1973 TV Series)
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Second City Firsts was a BBC drama anthology series of short plays, written largely by first time writers, which were transmitted between 1973 and 1978. (30 mins.)
 
60.
Five-Minute Films (1975 TV Series)
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(5 mins.)
 
61.
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here. (60 mins.)
Director: John Fitchen
 
62.
Biography (1961 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
63.
The Porky Pig Show (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Network (and later, syndicated) show which packaged classic Warner Bros. cartoons. (30 mins.)
 
64.
American Horror Story (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An 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, an enigmatic hotel and a sinister farmhouse in Roanoke, North Carolina. (60 mins.)
 
65.
CBS Playhouse (1967 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
 
66.
Omnibus (1952 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured... (55 mins.)
 
67.
Lux Video Theatre (1950 TV Series)
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954... (30 mins.)
 
68.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series... (60 mins.)
 
69.
The Outer Limits (1995 TV Series)
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A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode. (44 mins.)
 
70.
Freddy's Nightmares (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Freddy, the dream serial-killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood. (60 mins.)
Director: Ken Wiederhorn
 
71.
ITV Playhouse (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
 
72.
Night Visions (2001 TV Series)
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Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back. (43 mins.)
Director: Bill Pullman
 
73.
The Tex Avery Show (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An animated show containing the short adventures of colorful characters like Tex Avery, Pompe Pete, Einstone, and Ghangis and Connie. (30 mins.)
 
74.
Police Story (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department... (120 mins.)
 
75.
NET Playhouse (1964 TV Series)
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(90 mins.)
 
76.
Darkroom (1981 TV Series)
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An anthology horror/thriller series, along the same lines as "Twilight Zone" or "Night Gallery." Each week features a new story and a new cast. (60 mins.)
 
77.
BBC2 Playhouse (1973 TV Series)
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78.
In Search of... (1976 TV Series)
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Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries. (30 mins.)
 
79.
Your Favorite Story (1953 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
80.
Tales of Tomorrow (1951 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes. (25 mins.)
 
81.
Biography (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told. (60 mins.)
 
82.
The Hitchhiker (1983 TV Series)
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Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller. (26 mins.)
 
83.
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
R.L. Stine leads young viewers on a creepy tour of tales featuring life-sized dolls, werewolves and carnival clowns that are stalking children. (23 mins.)
 
84.
Fox Mystery Theater (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An anthology series of chilling tales with a twist. (70 mins.)
 
85.
Urban Gothic (2000 TV Series)
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Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets... (30 mins.)
 
86.
ABC Weekend Specials (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature. (60 mins.)
 
87.
Beasts (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A series of six effective and concise chillers commissioned by ATV from producer Nicholas Palmer and writer Nigel Kneale... (60 mins.)
 
88.
Profiles in Courage (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life. (30 mins.)
Director: Sherman Marks
 
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The Bob Clampett Show (2000 TV Series)
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91.
Matinee Theatre (1955 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics. (60 mins.)
 
92.
Tall Tales & Legends (1985 TV Series)
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An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.
 
93.
Monitor (1958 TV Series)
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Arts magazine.
 
94.
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961 TV Series)
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was... (60 mins.)
 
95.
General Electric Theater (1953 TV Series)
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations. (30 mins.)
 
96.
The Twentieth Century (1957 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
97.
The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960 TV Series)
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series. (30 mins.)
 
98.
'Way Out (1961 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl. (25 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
99.
Drama (1977 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
100.
ITV Television Playhouse (1955 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)