Highest Rated Titles With Jack Shea


1. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" song and her warm kiss to all in conclusion.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Janet Blair, John Raitt, Roy Rogers

Votes: 111

2. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: All the Principal's Men (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.8
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When Rick reveals that the cafeteria's been substituting horse meat for beef on his cable-access show, the principal wants to know his source.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

3. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Survival of the Fittest (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.8
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High school's a whole new ball game for Rick.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

4. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.7
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At Christmastime, Louise discovers that George has been sending monthly payments to an address in Harlem.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 42

5. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Beauties and the Beasts (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.7
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Rick, Freddy and Alfonso hold the "Miss Fuller Freshman" pageant where things go wrong.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

6. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: In vino veritas (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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A homeless remedial student comes under suspicion when Jason's wine collection starts to disappear.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 181

7. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Jason Sings the Blues (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.7
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Mike, Ben and Luke are hard pressed to explain Jason's unusual behavior at his own psychiatry banquet.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 181

8. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Fred's feathers get ruffled when an old friend from St. Louis comes to town claiming to be Lamont's actual father.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

Votes: 56

9. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Passports to Pleasure (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.7
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After Ricky's Badger Patrol Leader pulls out at late notice, Kate and Ricky convince Edward to take the boys to the National Badger Convention in Chicago. While there Derek and Ricky hatch a plan to get lucky with some high school girls.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 15

10. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,175

11. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Best Friends (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.6
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Dexter's nephew tries desperately to make new friends.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 12

12. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Blazing Hotel Rooms (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.6
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While in Miami for a toy convention, Dexter, Edward and Ricky are trapped in their hotel room during a fire.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 14

13. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Driver Ed (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.6
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Grandfather Stratton tries to teach Ricky how to drive.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 15

14. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Secret of the Black Prince (1968)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Stony comes across a dying criminal and learns the possible location of some hidden loot. Using the last of his savings to buy an abandoned mine, he has trouble locating the money until he schemes to get others to do the work.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: J. Pat O'Malley, Ivalou Redd, James Seay, John Scovern

Votes: 10

15. Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jimmy Stewart (1978 TV Special)

99 min | Comedy

8.5
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It's incredible in these roasts to see the greats lined up on the dais. To listen to the humour akin to thinking out loud with no regard for what's correct to joke about. It's old era ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, James Stewart, June Allyson, Lucille Ball

Votes: 48

16. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Attack of the Giant Frog People (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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Ricky has his friends Derek, JT and Freddy for a sleep over, but the boys play a cruel prank on Freddy. Ricky feels guilty after the prank, while Kate over identifies with the taunting.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 15

17. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Florence Meets Mr. Right (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.5
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Florence meets her new boyfriend, Buzz Thatcher at church, and brings him home to meet Louise and George. However, Buzz is a religious fanatic and a control freak, and when he asks Florence to marry him, Louise thinks Florence is putting herself in a dangerous situation.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 24

18. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Growing Pains: Part 1 (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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Edward sets up a curfew that Rick ignores.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

19. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Judgment Day (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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When Edward lectures him about his poor geometry grade, Rick goes crazy trying to improve it.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

20. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Julia's Son (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Julia's son Payne comes home from college with his girlfriend: a professor named Primrose Horton who is at least twice his age.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

Votes: 29

21. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Mr. Cool (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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Rick, Freddy and pals try to impress some girls by dining and dashing.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 12

22. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Perky's Visit (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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On Thanksgiving Day, Julia and Suzanne's mother Perky visits, along with her friend Bernice Clifton. However, a shadow is cast over the celebration when the women learn that a client was ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

Votes: 28

23. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Promises, Promises (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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Rick tries to decide if he should buy a promise ring for a girl at school.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 11

24. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Second Class Parent (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.5
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While Edward is out of town, Kate gives Rick permission to go to Fort Lauderdale for winter vacation.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 11

25. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: A Case of Black and White (1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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George invites Frank Howard, a man he is hoping to do business with and who is in an interracial marriage, to his apartment to meet his "dear friends" Tom and Helen to prove to Frank that ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 23

26. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A House Is Not a Pool Room (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Lamont suffers buyer's remorse after the pool table he gave Fred for his birthday brings the boys over for billiards every day while Fred's work and girlfriend Donna go neglected.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 41

27. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Growing Pains: Part 2 (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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Rick runs away from home thinking Edward no longer trusts him.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 14

28. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: I Want to Be Alone (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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Edward has organized a mountain cabin for a relaxing family retreat for Ricky and Kate. Ricky invites Dexter as well when he finds he doesn't have much on, but Dexter ends up being anything but relaxed.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 12

29. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Louise Gets Her Way (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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After Florence has been evicted from her apartment (which is scheduled to be torn down), Louise allows her to move in. Big problem....George, who is tired of Florence's sass, has not been consulted on the matter.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Richard McKenzie

Votes: 24

30. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Second Best (1986)

Comedy, Family

8.4
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Rick is tired of his girlfriend Holly doing everything better than him.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 10

31. The Littlest Hobo (1963–1965)

30 min | Adventure

8.3
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A German Shepherd dog wanders endlessly, only stopping to do a good deed or help a person in need, before returning to his road without end.

Stars: London the Dog, Monty McFarlane, Gregg Palmer, Chick Chandler

Votes: 94

32. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Back to School (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Mike begins teaching remedial at an inner city community center. Chrissy dislikes kindergarten.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 197

33. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Every Night Fever (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.3
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Louise's plan to spend more time with George backfires when he catches "disco fever" and goes dancing every night.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 28

34. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: George and Jimmy (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.3
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As a publicity gimmick for his store, George tries to get President Carter to stay with him. After a phone call to the White House degenerates into an argument, George's comments are ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Franklin Cover, Marla Gibbs

Votes: 23

35. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: George's Dream (1978)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.3
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George dreams it's 1996 - his friends and his wife are commemorating the silver anniversary of his first store (and he now has twenty), but he's dead.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 22

36. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Happy Birthday (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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It's Ricky's 13th Birthday and his first with his father. After first thinking his Dad has forgotten his birthday, he wishes for the impossible - which is for Kate, his Dad and his Grandfather to all get along.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 10

37. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: I Won't Dance (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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Rick fixes his grandfather up with his teacher.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 12

38. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Louise's Sister (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.3
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George and friends want to surprise Louise after her sister Maxine, whom she hasn't seen in years, visits from Paris. However, when Louise sees her sister, she gets furious.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 24

39. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Lucia Darling and the Ostrich (1969)

30 min | Western

8.3
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Lucia Darling arrives in territorial Montana to start a school. After being robbed of her books she is determined to continue despite being accused of being naive. She quickly learns the ways of the West to achieve her goals.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Tol Avery, Carol Booth, William Bryant, Jason Clark

Votes: 10

40. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Race with Eagles (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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Edward must run up the steps of the Empire State Building for a fund-raiser.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 9

41. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Stop, Luke and Listen (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Mike tries to help when he learns that his best remedial student is homeless.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 190

42. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: The Beauty Contest (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Mary Jo objects to her 12-year-old daughter Claudia entering in a beauty pageant.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

Votes: 43

43. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Engagement (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Fred and Donna are to be married on Sunday, but Lamont plots to put them asunder before the Lord joins them together by inviting to the wedding his Aunt Esther and the rest of Fred's irascible in-laws.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, LaWanda Page

Votes: 43

44. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Who's the Boss? (1986)

Comedy, Family

8.3
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Edward resents Kate's success as toy-company head.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 10

45. Malibu U. (1967– )

30 min | Family, Music

8.2
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Add a Plot

Stars: Ricky Nelson, Patricia Wymer, Erin Gray, Marvin Gaye

Votes: 9

46. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: A Magnificent Obsession (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.2
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Rick tries to win back his girlfriend when she leaves him for the captain of the football team.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

47. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Former Neighbors (1975)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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Two last-minute invitations collide: George invites business magnate Coleman Harris to dinner on the same night that Louise invites their earthy former neighbors Roy & Natalie Simms.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Paul Benedict, Ernie Lee Banks

Votes: 33

48. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Jenny's Low (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Jenny gives her brother an ice-cold reception when he suddenly appears after a two-year absence. George is the only one who understands Jenny's strange behavior and, unfortunately, he makes no bones about saying so.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 42

49. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Lamont Goes African (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Lamont looks to reinvent himself by adopting an African name and lifestyle.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Paula Kelly, Don Bexley

Votes: 58

50. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Like Father, Like Son? (1975)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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When Lionel comes on like his father, sparks start flying between him and Jenny. George makes matters worse by touching off fireworks between Jenny's parents, Tom and Helen.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 27

51. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Me and Billy Dee (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Louise wants a celebrity to talk to the kids at the Help Center, so George suggests Billy Dee Williams, who is in town making a movie. He calls him up, pretending to be author Alex Haley, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Marla Gibbs

Votes: 25

52. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Mrs. Stratton Builds Her Dreamhouse (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.2
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Edward allows Kate to redecorate the house, which becomes chaotic for him and Rick.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 9

53. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: Paper Tigers (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Writing a newspaper column puts Maggie in competition with Jason. Ben tries to lose his new glasses.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 184

54. Growing Pains (1985–1992)
Episode: The Young and the Homeless (1991)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Mike risks his television career to help Luke. Carol enjoys her new popularity at college.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold

Votes: 191

55. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Martin Sheen, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Brian Keith

Votes: 137

56. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Bread on the Desert (1968)

60 min | Western

8.1
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Two Americans on their way to Santa Fe are captured by Mexican troops and held prisoner until an Indian woman comes to their aid.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Sam Melville, Paul Winfield, Adrienne Hayes, Michael Keep

Votes: 14

57. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Florence Gets Lucky (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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George feigns interest in horse-racing to impress client Curt Hendricks, who is charmed by Florence's insults to George and invites Florence to join him in Las Vegas for a weekend.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Paul Benedict

Votes: 24

58. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Florence in Love (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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An argument over a "no guests" rule prompts Florence to quit her job.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 24

59. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Florence's Union (1978)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Florence and the other maids in the building decide to form a union. Louise supports the idea, but George opposes the idea because Mr. Whittendale does, too.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Jack Fletcher

Votes: 32

60. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fuentes, Fuentes, Sanford & Chico (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Feeling betrayed when Lamont starts a sideline business with Julio, Fred moves out and into a downtown flophouse.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Gregory Sierra, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 40

61. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: George Finds a Father (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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George finds out a disturbing secret about his mother from his guardian during the Christmas holiday.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 28

62. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Jenny's Grandparents (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Jenny's stubborn grandfathers won't set foot in the Willis apartment because of Tom and Helen's mixed marriage, so Jenny and Louise try to orchestrate a meeting on neutral ground - in the Jefferson apartment. But how will George react?

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 30

63. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Libra Rising All Over Lamont (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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As an astrologer tells Lamont that as a Libra he must avoid strife and arguing, hypochondriac Fred is home suffering from gas after eating eight-day-old collard greens.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page

Votes: 42

64. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Lionel Cries Uncle (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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Louise's Uncle Ward visits the Jeffersons, but George derisively refers to him as an "Uncle Tom" for having worked as a butler for many years.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Zara Cully, Mike Evans

Votes: 35

65. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Menudo Madness (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.1
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Ricky promises a girl that the music group "Menudo" will be at his party.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 18

66. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Mother Jefferson's Fall (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Upset that she is not being paid attention to by George, Louise and Lionel during a visit at their apartment, Mother Jeffersons fakes a fall to garner attention.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Zara Cully, Berlinda Tolbert

Votes: 30

67. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Mr. Piano Man (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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George likes the idea of boosting his classy ans luxurious image, so he asks Louise to purchase a piano for their home, despite knowing that no one around can play one. George later becomes... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 35

68. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: The Hospital (1983)

Comedy, Family

8.1
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Edward, Kate and Ricky are all set for a picnic until Edward suffers from a sudden a gallstone attack, which lands him in the hospital. When an infection sets in Ricky and Kate become even more concerned.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 10

69. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Reunion (1972)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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The Baldwin sisters' cousin Homer Lee Baldwin visits them, and inspires the sisters to organize a family reunion.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 53

70. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: The Visitors (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Florence receives unexpected visits from her parents, who have come to tell her that they have decided to divorce after decades of marriage.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Jinaki

Votes: 28

71. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Twas the Night Before Christmas (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.1
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It's Christmas time, but Alfonso is sad to learn he won't be spending the holidays with his mother, while Freddy and his family are homeless.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 13

72. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Episode: When Daddy Comes Marching Home (1976)

Not Rated | Comedy

8.1
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Roger and Dee's dad comes to visit.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer

Votes: 20

73. Hollywood Talent Scouts (1965–1966)

60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Add a Plot

Stars: Art Linkletter, Bob Crane, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Pat Boone

Votes: 6

74. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Guest in the Yard (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fred and Lamont discover that no good deed goes unpunished when the homeless man they help plays the Sanfords for suckers, resisting their every effort to throw him out.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Liam Dunn, Davis Roberts

Votes: 51

75. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: A Summer's Romance: Part 2 (1984)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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Edward finds himself in the awkward position of having to choose between Leslie's mother Veronica and Kate when the latter catches him in a passionate kiss with Veronica. Edward must decide between Kate and Veronica, but will Kate stay?

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 9

76. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: A Visit from Lena Horne (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fast-thinking Fred fools Lena Horne into visiting the Sanford home after he spins her a sob story about little lame Lamont who looks upon Lena as a second mother.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lena Horne, John Amos

Votes: 55

77. 704 Hauser (1994– )
Episode: Ernie Live on Tape (1994)

Comedy

8.0
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Ernie and Goodie have another racial debate in a clothing store when a security guard watches them.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: John Amos, Lynnie Godfrey, T.E. Russell, Maura Tierney

Votes: 5

78. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Fred, fearing retaliation after witnessing a robbery at Julio's, is unwilling to get involved by describing the burglars to the police.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Gregory Sierra, Hal Williams

Votes: 41

79. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: How Slowly They Forget (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.0
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George asks an old Navy buddy, Cornelius X. Mayflower, to help expedite the approval process for some necessary licenses for the Help Center.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Jay Hammer

Votes: 24

80. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: Mary Jo's First Date (1986)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Suzanne persuades Mary Jo to allow her to set her up with a date.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

Votes: 22

81. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Rick and the Legend (1985)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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Edward suspects Rick's new friend of being a thief.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 11

82. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Takin' a Chance on Love (1982)

23 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Ricky gets his first taste of puppy love when a new girl transfers to his school. Ricky probes Edward about his true feelings for Kate.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Leonard Lightfoot, Joel Higgins

Votes: 26

83. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: The Best Christmas Ever (1982)

25 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Edward and Ricky spend their first Christmas together by playing Santa to a family with a young boy.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Leonard Lightfoot, Joel Higgins

Votes: 24

84. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: The Dowry (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Cousin Grady's overweight stepdaughter stands to receive a $10,000 dowry on her wedding day, which sets Fred to playing matchmaker with Lamont.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Albert Reed, Marguerite Ray

Votes: 63

85. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Gold Mine on Main Street (1968)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Jesse declares the middle of Main Street is the place to find gold and is seemingly correct after the mine is successful. But his backers in town become increasingly suspicious when their questions go unanswered.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: John Astin, Duane Grey, Harry Holcombe, Paul Sorensen

Votes: 9

86. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: The Grand Opening: Part 2 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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George and the others anxiously wait for the telephone call from the crooks who claimed they have kidnapped Louise, until she walks right into the apartment unscathed. Louise insists she ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 23

87. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Journey (1965)

30 min | Western

8.0
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Two cavalry officers have very different attitudes about the treatment of their Indian prisoners. A showdown occurs after an escape.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Wayne Rogers, Robert J. Wilke, Michael Keep, Steven Marlo

Votes: 9

88. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: The Toy Wonder (1983)

25 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Edward wants to hire a 12-year-old girl as a toy consultant, but she'll only take the job on one condition - that Ricky become her boyfriend.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins, Jason Bateman

Votes: 15

89. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,753

90. Shades of LA (1990– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Det. Michael Burton of the Los Angeles Police Department is a shallow, casual kind of guy until a near-death experience changes his life. Grazed in the head by a bullet during a stake-out, ... See full summary »

Stars: Summer Shohfi, John D'Aquino, Brian Bonsall, Kathleen Bonsall

Votes: 14

91. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Calamity Called Jane (1966)

30 min | Western

7.9
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After Calamity Jane joins Wild Bill Hicock's show, her uncouth behavior causes Bill to think he made a mistake. When Bill tells her she should act like a lady he soon realizes he made a bigger mistake.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Fay Spain, Rhodes Reason, Ed Peck, Ron Doyle

Votes: 12

92. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: A Dinner for Harry (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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It is Harry Bentley's birthday, and the Jeffersons have invited him and the Willises over for a dinner party. But the occasion turns sour when Tom shows up wearing the same tuxedo as George... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 28

93. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Britta Goes Home (1968)

25 min | Western

7.9
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Gustaf Olaffson eagerly awaits the arrival of his future bride Britta from Sweden. Heading to Gustaf's sod house, Britta becomes disillusioned about her future. Visiting with Dan and Mary ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Denny Miller, Susanne Cramer, Ivalou Redd, Clay Tanner

Votes: 15

94. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Grady, the Star Boarder (1973)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Fred seizes a financial opportunity when Grady gripes about his neighbors' fighting: invite Grady to come live in serenity for $60 a month with him and Lamont.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lynn Hamilton, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 34

95. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Homecoming: Part 2 (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.9
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George invites Alan to come and stay in his apartment, not letting him know of his ulterior motive: getting the warehouse.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 18

96. Designing Women (1986–1993)
Episode: I Do, I Don't (1986)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Julia expects an engagement ring from her boyfriend, Reese Watson, but gets a canary instead. Nonetheless, they get married while drunk and annul the marriage the next morning, leaving Julia in a depressed state.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart

Votes: 24

97. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Jealousy (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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When Donna said she would be bringing a patient to dinner, Fred didn't expect the spry and sophisticated Osgood Wilcox.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Lynn Hamilton

Votes: 48

98. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Lost and Found (1986)

Comedy, Family

7.9
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Kate's grandmother visits the Strattons.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 10

99. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Louise's Painting (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.9
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George hits the roof when he sees Louise's sketch of a nude male model she drew at Helen's art class.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 24

100. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Mother Jefferson's Boyfriend (1975)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

7.9
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Louise tells George that his mother and her boyfriend of two weeks are thinking about marrying and moving to Florida. George thinks that the man is a fortune-hunter trying to go through Mother Jefferson to get George's money.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Zara Cully

Votes: 32