Highest Rated Titles With Peter Falk


1. Ben Casey (1961–1966)
Episode: Courage at 3:00 A.M. (1964)

60 min | Drama

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A biochemist with cancer wants a pain-killing operation.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Whit Bissell, Booth Colman

Votes: 5

2. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.4
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 378

3. The 1975 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards (1975 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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Stars: George Burns, Richard Chamberlain, Roz Clark, Bette Davis

Votes: 59

4. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Price of Tomatoes (1962)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.1
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A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.

Director: David Friedkin | Stars: Dick Powell, Peter Falk, Inger Stevens, William Challee

Votes: 64

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 52,585

6. The DuPont Show of the Week (1961– )
Episode: A Sound of Hunting (1962)

Comedy, Drama, Musical

9.0
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Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Peter Falk, William Hickey, Robert Lansing, Sal Mineo

Votes: 6

7. Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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This 2-hour documentary looks at the people Dick Schaap "collected" during his 50 years in sports and journalism. Schaap finds the unusual stories that nobody else has. He came to know ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Mitchell | Stars: Mitch Albom, Jimmy Breslin, Jim Brown, Billy Crystal

Votes: 8

8. The 26th Annual Tony Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Tom Aldredge, Jonelle Allen, Desi Arnaz

Votes: 5

9. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,419

10. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.7
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 53

11. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Death of Princes (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Detective walks from icing surrendering shooter Gimpy, so his commander asks Adam to volunteer to spy him. Adam struggles with taking the assignment on gun-happy comrade Bane, whose jacket ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Eli Wallach, Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Nancy Malone

Votes: 52

12. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Balance and the Crucible (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.7
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A brilliant doctor who is also a minister turns down Gillespie's offer of a residency at Blair, preferring instead to join his wife as a missionary in South America. But when struck by a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Peter Falk, Sue Randall

Votes: 6

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 11,334

14. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,990

15. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 76

16. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,772

17. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 431

18. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 97

19. Telescope (1963–1973)

30 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary and biography with interviews as the central element of the show.

Stars: Fletcher Markle, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 16

20. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 26

21. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.21 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Charlie Brill, Mel Brooks

Votes: 8

22. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 6,197

23. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,510

24. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.4
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,674

25. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Valerie Cossart

Votes: 104

26. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 68

27. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 59

28. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 115

29. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.14 (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Jack Benny, Chelsea Brown

Votes: 8

30. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Gus Morgan Story (1963)

75 min | Western

8.4
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A tough railroad executive and his younger college educated brother are guided by Chris up a mountain to scout a route. When is accidentally shot by the younger brother, the older brother is forced to make a tough decision he may regret.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 28

31. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Troubleshooter (1961)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A new 5 and 10 cent game using punch boards has become very popular and lucrative for the syndicate that controls it. With Eliot Ness and the Untouchables targeting them, receipts are down ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Murray Hamilton, Ned Glass, Vincent Gardenia

Votes: 35

32. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Underworld Bank (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The crime lords have now become money lenders. So when they cut one of their men out of his share of a heist, he comes after them...and so does Eliot Ness.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Stack, Virginia Vincent, Peter Falk, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 44

33. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

Votes: 782

34. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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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.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart

Votes: 975

35. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 784

36. Dinner for Five (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Kevin Smith

Votes: 748

37. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

Votes: 44

38. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Lawrence Tierney

Votes: 96

39. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 54

40. The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Bill Foster | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Julie Andrews, Edward Asner, Johnny Carson

Votes: 6

41. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,684

42. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 16,134

43. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,177

44. Decoy (1957– )

30 min | Drama, Crime

8.2
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New York City policewoman Casey Jones' assignment to fight crime often entails her going undercover in some of the seediest and most dangerous parts of the city.

Stars: Beverly Garland, Frank Campanella, Joseph Sullivan, Ed Holmes

Votes: 101

45. The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1985 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: John Addison, Harry Anderson, Bea Arthur, Karen Arthur

Votes: 8

46. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A wine connisseur kills his half- brother to prevent him selling the family winery to a merchant company so he can pay off his gambling debts.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

Votes: 1,744

47. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Out of the Loop (1992)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

8.2
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Larry decides to get involved with the personal problems of his staff.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Megan Gallagher, Wallace Langham

Votes: 97

48. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: The Assassin (1961)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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After her boss dies, Louise Forest is accused of embezzlement by Mr. Carlisle, one of the partners. After admitting it, she leaves to think over her options, then meets Joe who has been sent to cause her harm.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Leon Ames, Peter Falk, Dub Taylor

Votes: 15

49. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Try and Catch Me (1977)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A mystery writer suspects her niece's husband of murdering her, and she exacts revenge by asphyxiating him in her house safe.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 1,475

50. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 327,421 | Gross: $30.86M

51. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 52,544 | Gross: $3.21M

52. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 1,814

53. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

8.1
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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 6,782

54. I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.1
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"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Morgan, Bill Cullen, Garry Moore, Betsy Palmer

Votes: 340

55. The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra (1978 TV Special)

100 min | Comedy

8.1
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Wonderful funny contribution from Red Buttons. Kinda leaves you feeling two things. Almost all of these acting/comedic legends have passed and this sort of unbridled humour is no more

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Gene Kelly

Votes: 130

56. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

Votes: 62

57. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.1
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 28

58. Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962–1966)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, The June Taylor Dancers, Johnny Olson, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 47

59. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Stars: James Whitmore, Janet De Gore, Conlan Carter, Russ Brown

Votes: 27

60. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Friend in Deed (1974)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Kiley, Rosemary Murphy, Michael McGuire

Votes: 1,360

61. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Lament for a Dead Indian (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A man recently released from prison comes to NYC to get his friend to join him in running a farm. He is warned that his "partner" is bad news by Flint and Arcaro. The friend is not ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Peter Falk

Votes: 29

62. Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,944

63. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 551

64. Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 43

65. Night of 100 Stars (1982 TV Special)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.0
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All-star variety special celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America.

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jane Alexander, Peter Allen, Steve Allen, June Allyson

Votes: 205

66. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: A Sister from Napoli (1971)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Reporter Lewis Corbett investigates the reason why a prominent D.A. didn't get the judgeship he was after.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Peter Falk, David Wayne, Robert Emhardt, Gene Barry

Votes: 7

67. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Now You See Him (1976)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Jack Cassidy, Bob Dishy, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 1,411

68. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Swan Song (1974)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A gospel singer wants to be rid of his zealous wife. But a murder made to look like an airplane accident does not fool the wily Lt. Columbo.

Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: Peter Falk, Johnny Cash, Ida Lupino, John Dehner

Votes: 1,624

69. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 2,237

70. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 172

71. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,327

72. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 106

73. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 124

74. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Joey Bishop, Regis Philbin, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 107

75. Scared Straight! (1978)

96 min | Crime, Documentary

7.9
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The filmed depiction of a program where convicts tell troubled kids about the horrors of prison life.

Director: Arnold Shapiro | Stars: Peter Falk, Doug Cronin

Votes: 669

76. The 34th Annual Academy Awards (1962 TV Special)

Family

7.9
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Eddie Albert, Harriet Andersson, Ann-Margret

Votes: 86

77. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Margret Dünser, Carroll Righter, Prince Philip, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 82

78. The First 40 Years (1980 TV Special)

120 min | Music

7.9
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The legendary entertainer celebrates 40 years in show business, and also his 64th birthday. He receives ASCAP's 1st Pied Piper Award for service to lyricists, as well as a special Grammy Trustees' Award.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Lucille Ball, Tony Bennett

Votes: 32

79. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Stitch in Crime (1973)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Nita Talbot

Votes: 1,576

80. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: A Very Cautious Boy (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A gangland syndicate headed by lawyer Roy Baxter has been collecting protection money from Joe and Mama Ganoulian, owners of a local restaurant. The Ganoulians hire protection called Lee Staunton to free them from the extortionists.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Peter Falk

Votes: 24

81. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Episode dated 11 September 1970 (1970)

Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, John Cassavetes, Peter Falk

Votes: 14

82. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Forgotten Lady (1975)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Janet Leigh, Maurice Evans, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 1,392

83. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Lady Bug, Lady Bug (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A wealthy industrialist refuses to give in to an extortionist's demands even after the extortionist brutally assaults a neighbor girl and threatens the life of the man's alienated son.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: John McIntire, James Franciscus, Harry Bellaver, Leon B. Stevens

Votes: 22

84. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Negative Reaction (1974)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Peter Falk, Dick Van Dyke, Don Gordon, Larry Storch

Votes: 1,364

85. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)
Episode: The Pigeon (1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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Acting on an anonymous tip, the detectives pick up Greg Brovane in connection with a robbery in which two men were killed. On interrogation, Brovane names three accomplices. However, the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Norman Fell, Peter Falk

Votes: 7

86. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 112

87. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.8
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 132

88. The Million Dollar Incident (1961 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A couple of crooks made off with one of the largest hauls. The crime - they made off with Jackie Gleason, the kidnaping began at the benefit for the Heart Fund.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Millette Alexander, Sorrell Booke, Robert Dane

Votes: 12

89. The 28th Annual Tony Awards (1974 TV Special)

7.8
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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

Votes: 42

90. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: By Dawn's Early Light (1974)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Burr DeBenning, Madeleine Sherwood

Votes: 1,460

91. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Double Exposure (1973)

TV-PG | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Robert Middleton, Chuck McCann

Votes: 1,310

92. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: How to Dial a Murder (1978)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A behavioral psychologist whose wife died under suspicious circumstances trains his dogs to kill on command using a telephone.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 1,263

93. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: It's All in the Game (1993)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Lauren Staton and Lisa Martin kill their two-timing lover Nick Franco. Lauren's the one who pulled the trigger and they've made it look like Franco was killed by a burglar in his apartment.... See full summary »

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Peter Falk, Faye Dunaway, Claudia Christian, Armando Pucci

Votes: 1,131

94. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 384

95. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 171

96. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Marc Wanamaker, Bob Thomas

Votes: 177

97. Brigadoon (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

7.7
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Travelers stumble across a village that they can't find on any map. They discover that this tiny hamlet is called Brigadoon, a special village in Scotland that is never found on a map. Once... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie

Votes: 123

98. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 739

99. The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961 TV Special)

Family

7.7
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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Jack Bean, Polly Bergen

Votes: 96

100. Brenner (1959– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Roy is a hardened twenty year cop with the NYPD; his son Ernie is an idealistic rookie. Together they face and learn from their different views of life and work.

Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Dick O'Neill, Walter Greaza

Votes: 27