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1. Isis (1975–1976)
Episode: ...And Now You Don't (1976)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Detective Andrea and her students are hard on the case to prove Rick's innocence.

Creator: Marc Richards | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Ronalda Douglas, John Davey

2. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Assignment: Earth (1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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While back in time observing Earth in 1968, the Enterprise crew encounters the mysterious Gary Seven who has his own agenda on the planet.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Robert Lansing

3. Climax! (1954–1958)
Episode: Casino Royale (1954)

Unrated | 58 min | Drama

6.0
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American spy James Bond must outsmart card wiz and crime boss LeChiffre while monitoring his actions.

Writers: Ian Fleming, Antony Ellis, Charles Bennett | Director: William H. Brown Jr. | Stars: Barry Nelson, Peter Lorre, Linda Christian, Michael Pate

4. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
Episode: Charmed Lives (1986)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Angela travels to San Fransisco to shoot a commercial. There, the competition between Joyce, who is set to star, and Lauren, a photographer, stir when Lauren is accidentally chosen for the lead.

Creators: Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter | Director: Asaad Kelada | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: Cross-Jurisdictions (2002)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Las Vegas's retired police commissioner Duke Rittle was tortured to death after an 'exclusive' party. The ex-con who drove him is found murdered in the car's trunk, but not the last on ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, Adam Rodriguez

6. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Ed, the Matchmaker (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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A going-on-15-year-old boy-crazy girl has moved into the neighborhood.

Writers: Robert O'Brien, Ben Starr | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, George O'Hanlon

7. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Enemies (1996)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.8
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In this pilot for a proposed TV series, a group of "friends" live in a sometimes peaceful co-existence. Tom is a handsome deliveryman living with his gorgeous girlfriend Shannon, his ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate

8. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Force Seven (1982)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Jon and Ponch pull over a man for speeding. This is brought to the attention of an LAPD unit called Force Seven wherein all members are experts in martial arts. And a cocky cop who is also ... See full summary »

Creator: Rick Rosner | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Donna Kei Benz

9. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
Episode: MIA/NYC Nonstop (2004)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Examining the bloody murder of a Miami father and his wife, which the teenage daughter survived, Horatio's team soon finds trails to a car rented by a man who flew in from New York City. ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander

10. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Mitchell & Woods (1981)

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

6.7
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In a spin-off episode, Ocean City PD motorcycle officers Paula Mitchell and Melanie Woods are promoted to detective and investigate a murder.

Creator: Rick Rosner | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Frank Ashmore

11. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Moko (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A mischievous Martian visits the neighborhood. He has the power to change an individual's personality.

Writers: William Burns, Norman Paul | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Leon Ames, Florence MacMichael

12. Isis (1975–1976)
Episode: Now You See It... (1976)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Rick is framed for stealing a machine that controls the weather.

Creator: Marc Richards | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: JoAnna Cameron, Brian Cutler, Ronalda Douglas, John Davey

13. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Pine Lake Lodge (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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Wilbur and Carol head out to Pine Lake Lodge for a little rest and relaxation, leaving Ed at home.

Writers: Bill Davenport, Lou Derman | Director: John Rich | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, William Bendix

14. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Radio Free Trumaine (1995)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

7.7
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In this pilot for a proposed new TV series, set on Trumaine University's radio station, W.H.I.P., DJ's Oliver Cole and Mark Campbell host several hours of unconventional and overlooked ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate

15. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: The Chatterbox (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Maggie receives a party invitation so Fran takes her to her favorite beauty salon. Fran gets a job there for an actress who loses a Sheffield audition.

Creators: Robert Sternin, Prudence Fraser, Peter Marc Jacobson, Fran Drescher | Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

16. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Top of the Heap (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

6.4
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Al Bundy's childhood pal, Charlie Verducci, and the guy's dumb son Vinnie, attend a high society fund raiser in this pilot for the short-lived TV series, 'Top of the Heap.'

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate