Most Popular TV Series Released 1972-01-01 to 1972-12-31


1. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.4
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The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 42,608

2. 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: 5,981

3. Emmerdale Farm (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Elizabeth Estensen, Antony Audenshaw

Votes: 2,210

4. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

8.1
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The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard

Votes: 5,540

5. Emergency! (1972–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their operating area.

Stars: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London, Bobby Troup

Votes: 3,042

6. Kung Fu (1972–1975)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.8
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The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

Stars: David Carradine, Radames Pera, Keye Luke, Philip Ahn

Votes: 4,178

7. Maude (1972–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 2,684

8. The Price Is Right (1972– )

TV-G | 60 min | Family, Game-Show

7.7
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Contestants compete for prizes and cash, including cars and vacations, in games that test their knowledge of consumer goods pricing.

Stars: Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson, Holly Hallstrom

Votes: 2,698

9. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 3,965

10. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Don Messick, Frank Welker

Votes: 2,969

11. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Bill Daily, Marcia Wallace

Votes: 3,725

12. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 636

13. El Chavo del Ocho (1972–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The misadventures of a poor, homeless and fumbling boy and his friends in the humble neighborhood they live in.

Stars: Ramón Valdés, Florinda Meza, Carlos Villagrán, Roberto Gómez Bolaños

Votes: 5,642

14. Debiruman (1972–1973)

30 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.3
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Stars: Kazuko Sawada, Ryôichi Tanaka, Kôsei Tomita, Kyôko Satomi

Votes: 151

15. The Beachcombers (1972–2004)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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The adventures of a professional lumber salvager and his friends in Gibsons, British Columbia.

Stars: Bruno Gerussi, Robert Clothier, Rae Brown, Pat John

Votes: 358

16. The Sixth Sense (1972)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Collins, Catherine Ferrar, Rod Serling, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 295

17. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

Votes: 939

18. Love Thy Neighbour (1972–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door.

Stars: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, Kate Williams

Votes: 376

19. The Protectors (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Protectors were Harry Rule, the Contessa di Contini and Paul Buchet, three freelance troubleshooters who ran an international crime fighting agency. Based in London, Harry was the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Vaughn, Nyree Dawn Porter, Tony Anholt, Yasuko Nagazumi

Votes: 271

20. The Rookies (1972–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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The trials and adventures of three young police officers.

Stars: Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Kate Jackson

Votes: 686

21. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

6.9
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The educational adventures of a group of Afro-American inner city kids.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,540

22. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 259

23. Colditz (1972–1974)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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This grim and claustrophobic drama chronicles the lives of the prisoners in Colditz Castle from the arrival of the first British prisoners after Dunkirk until the liberation of the castle ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Richard Heffer, Paul Chapman, Jack Hedley

Votes: 527

24. TranZor Z (1972–1974)

30 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Teenager Koji Kabuto pilots the amazing super-robot Mazinger Z to avenge its inventor (his grandfather) against the Mycene Empire, led by the evil mad scientist Doctor Hell.

Stars: Joan Borràs, Santiago Cortés, Julia Gallego, Camilo García

Votes: 701

25. WWF Championship Wrestling (1972–1986)

Action, Sport

7.6
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A weekly wrestling show that featured matches and interviews will WWF superstars .

Stars: Vince McMahon, Lou Albano, Roddy Piper, Steve Lombardi

Votes: 54

26. Crown Court (1972–1984)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Courtroom drama - each case takes three episodes. At the end of the third episode a jury of "ordinary people" comes to a verdict on the evidence presented.

Stars: Peter Wheeler, Joseph Berry, Richard Colson, David Ashford

Votes: 138

27. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 196

28. Hec Ramsey (1972–1974)

90 min | Western

8.0
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The adventures of Hec Ramsey, a turn-of-the-20th-century detective who prefers to use his brains instead of his guns.

Stars: Richard Boone, Rick Lenz, Harry Morgan, Dennis Rucker

Votes: 178

29. Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1972–1974)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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A conservative father butts heads with his family on various social attitudes of the day.

Stars: Tom Bosley, Joan Gerber, Jack Burns, Kristina Holland

Votes: 420

30. The Snoop Sisters (1972–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Lou Antonio, Bert Convy

Votes: 189

31. The Brothers (1972–1976)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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Robert Hammond died while "doing the deed" with his secretary/mistress Jennifer. His 3 sons Edward, Brian and David inherit the family trucking company and try to run it.

Stars: Jean Anderson, Robin Chadwick, Jennifer Wilson, Derek Benfield

Votes: 49

32. New Zoo Revue (1972– )

30 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

7.5
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Syndicated half-hour children's television show that ran from 1972-1977, New Zoo Review, is a 196-episode musical comedy show. Through song, dance and games, The New Zoo Revue teaches the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hazel Shermet, Jesse White, Doug Momary, Emily Peden

Votes: 164

33. Ultraman (1972– )

Sci-Fi

7.6
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When the world is threatened by alien invaders and giant prehistoric monsters, there is only one agency equipped to handle the situation, The Science Patrol, and ultrasophisticated police ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Fernandez, Earl Hammond, William Kiehl, Peggy Lobbin

Votes: 359

34. Van der Valk (1972–1992)

120 min | Action, Drama

7.3
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Gritty British-made police drama series set in the beautiful location of Amsterdam. Cynical Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" Van der Valk and his colleagues investigate murders, kidnappings and political corruption.

Stars: Barry Foster, Michael Latimer, Joanna Dunham, Susan Travers

Votes: 164

35. General Hospital (1972–1980)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Stars: Lewis Jones, David Garth, James Kerry, Ian White

Votes: 40

36. Search (1972–1973)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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"World Securities", an international high-tech private investigation company, employs field operatives who are aided by implanted audio receivers and who carry tiny cameras and telemetry ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Doug McClure, Anthony Franciosa, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 190

37. Mastermind (1972– )

30 min | Game-Show

6.5
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A long-running series in which members of the public sit in a black chair to answer questions on a specialist subject and general knowledge.

Stars: John Humphrys, Magnus Magnusson, Gareth Kingston, Michael McPartland

Votes: 305

38. Number 96 (1972–1977)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat McDonald, Elaine Lee, Ron Shand, Joe Hasham

Votes: 63

39. Sealab 2020 (1972)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Cartoon adventure series that focused on a group of 21st century Oceanauts in their experimental complex on the ocean floor.

Stars: Ross Martin, Josh Albee, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Stephenson

Votes: 126

40. The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan (1972– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Mystery

6.9
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Charlie Chan investigates mysteries with "help" from his large family.

Stars: Keye Luke, Gene Andrusco, John Gunn, Cynthia Adler

Votes: 100

41. Rainbow (1972–1992)

22 min | Animation, Family

7.1
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Children's puppet programme featuring music and stories.

Stars: Geoffrey Hayes, Roy Skelton, Stanley Bates, Rod Burton

Votes: 514

42. Kamiondzije (1972– )

52 min | Comedy

8.9
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The adventures of Paja and Jare, the two honest and good-natured truck drivers and partners in business. They meet various people while on the road, which mostly turns out bad for them, but... See full summary »

Stars: Miodrag Petrovic-Ckalja, Pavle Vuisic, Slavka Jerinic, Borivoje Jovanovic

Votes: 1,231

43. The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972–1974)

55 min | Adventure, Family

6.7
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lucas, Charlotte Mitchell, Roderick Shaw, Michael Culver

Votes: 259

44. Anna and the King (1972– )

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A stern schoolteacher clashes with an aristocratic 19th-century king.

Stars: Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Keye Luke, Eric Shea

Votes: 337

45. Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972– )

87 min | Comedy

8.3
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Two parts Monty Python German television comedy specials.

Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 1,443

46. Whodunnit? (1972–1978)

45 min | Family, Game-Show, Mystery

8.4
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British game show in which celebrity panelists were shown a dramatised murder and had to guess the identity of the killer or killers from the clues presented.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Patrick Mower, Anouska Hempel, Liza Goddard

Votes: 53

47. The Lotus Eaters (1972–1973)

50 min | Drama

8.4
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Erik and Ann Sheppard run a bar on a Greek island, but all is not what it seems: both have murky pasts that they would prefer to forget. Erik is a reformed alcoholic and Korean war veteran ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Hendry, Wanda Ventham, Stefan Gryff, Anthony Stamboulieh

Votes: 61

48. Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (1972–1974)

TV-PG | 25 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A team of bird-themed superhero ninjas battle the menace of Galactor, a technologically advanced international terrorist organization determined to conquer the world.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Isao Sasaki, Kazuko Sugiyama, Yoku Shioya

Votes: 474

49. Arthur of the Britons (1972–1973)

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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This series strips away the elaborate medieval view of Camelot, and presents Arthur as the chief of a small Celt tribe in Dark-Ages Britain, a century or two after the withdrawal of Rome. ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Tobias, Michael Gothard, Jack Watson, Brian Blessed

Votes: 102

50. Sykes (1972–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Eric Sykes, Hattie Jacques, Deryck Guyler, Richard Wattis

Votes: 178