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1. The 100 (2014– )

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Creator: Jason Rothenberg | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley

2. Agent Carter (2015– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Active

8.5
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In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj

3. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

4. Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | Active

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A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas

5. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

6. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.0
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding

7. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.5
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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin

8. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance | Active

7.7
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

9. Parks and Recreation (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

10. Revenge (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.1
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Creator: Mike Kelley | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

11. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over ... See full summary »

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

12. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

13. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creator: Michelle King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

14. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

15. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller | Active

8.0
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

16. Jane the Virgin (2014– )

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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A young, devout woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni

17. The Americans (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Creator: Joseph Weisberg | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

18. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.2
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Creator: Peter Nowalk | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

19. Outlander (2014– )

64 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi | Active

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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Graham McTavish

20. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

21. The Killing (2011– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Liam James

22. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

24. Lost Girl (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Fantasy

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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her ... See full summary »

Creator: M.A. Lovretta | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer

25. Switched at Birth (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Family

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Two teenagers find out they were switched at birth, which changes their lives forever.

Creator: Lizzy Weiss | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc

26. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

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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.

Creators: Whitney Cummings, Michael Patrick King | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

27. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Creator: Constance M. Burge | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

28. Broad City (2014– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy | Active

8.5
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Broad City follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time.

Creators: Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, John Gemberling, Paul W. Downs

29. Weeds (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon

30. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Four beautiful female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 90's.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

31. Continuum (I) (2012– )

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Creator: Simon Barry | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

32. The Mindy Project (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy | Active

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks

33. Tammy (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

4.8
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39 Metascore

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Writers: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone | Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney

34. Cyberbully (2015 TV Movie)

62 min | Drama

7.5
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A British teenager is forced by a computer hacker to do his bidding. If she refuses, the hacker will leak compromising photos of her to the public.

Writers: Ben Chanan, David Lobatto | Director: Ben Chanan | Stars: Maisie Williams, Ella Purnell, Wilson Haagens, Anthony Shuster

35. Chasing Life (2014– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Follows a young woman's life after she is diagnosed with cancer.

Creator: Ricardo Álvarez Canales | Stars: Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Haley Ramm, Aisha Dee

36. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Creator: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

37. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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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.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

38. Madam Secretary (2014– )

45 min | Drama

7.3
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A look at the personal and professional life of a Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and family life.

Stars: Téa Leoni, Geoffrey Arend, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

39. Covert Affairs (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in ... See full summary »

Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord | Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

40. Nikita (2010–2013)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A rogue assassin returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.

Stars: Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford

41. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Sasha Alexander, Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

42. Hot in Cleveland (2010– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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.

Creator: Suzanne Martin | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, Betty White

43. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

44. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.

Creators: Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

45. Leverage (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.9
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A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Creators: Chris Downey, John Rogers | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

46. Bitten (2014– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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When she left Stonehaven - 'for good this time' - Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Steve Lund

47. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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59 Metascore

Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Vincent Ward, David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

48. Damages (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth

49. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Creator: John Gray | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

50. The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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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.

Creators: Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane