Most Popular TV Series Released 1973-01-01 to 1973-12-31


1. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 4,582

2. Match Game 73 (1973–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.3
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two contestants compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,136

3. Last of the Summer Wine (1973– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 1,917

4. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,471

5. Open All Hours (1973–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 3,391

6. Police Story (1973–1979)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

Votes: 541

7. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 4,236

8. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,471

9. The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Sally and John Burton were normal but cute newlyweds attempting to begin a quiet new life together. The only problem was that Sally was "blessed" with powers of ESP. Her skills at ... See full summary »

Stars: Sally Field, John Davidson, Jack Sheldon, Zohra Lampert

Votes: 75

10. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (1973–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Accident-prone Frank Spencer fails to navigate the simplest tasks of daily life, while also trying to look after his wife and baby.

Stars: Michael Crawford, Michele Dotrice, Jessica Forte, Jane Hylton

Votes: 2,081

11. Thriller (1973–1976)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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Anthology series of self-contained episodes with the genres ranging from murder mystery to suspense to psychological and supernatural horror.

Stars: Donna Mills, Gary Collins, Michael Jayston, Robert Powell

Votes: 298

12. Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead... See full summary »

Stars: James Bolam, Rodney Bewes, Brigit Forsyth, Sheila Fearn

Votes: 819

13. Super Friends (1973–2011)

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

7.3
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The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark, Shannon Farnon

Votes: 1,336

14. The Magician (1973–1974)

60 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble. Max Pomeroy, a friend who is a syndicated ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Bixby, Julian Christopher, Keene Curtis, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 280

15. Schoolhouse Rock! (1973–2009)

TV-Y | 3 min | Animation, Family, Musical

8.2
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A series of shorts illustrating various songs that teach multiplication tables, grammar, science, American history, computers, economics, and environmentalism.

Stars: Jack Sheldon, Darrell Stern, Sue Manchester, Bob Dorough

Votes: 1,974

16. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters (1973–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Sigmund is a sea monster. He's also a tremendous embarrassment to his family because, unlike a normal sea monster, Sigmund has no desire to scare anybody. He runs away from home rather than... See full summary »

Stars: Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty, Mary Wickes

Votes: 463

17. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke

Votes: 460

18. Harry O (1973–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not ... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Paul Tulley, Henry Darrow

Votes: 401

19. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Finally the house that Robin, Chris and Jo share a flat in is demolished and two spin offs are made - Robin's Nest and George and Mildred (Mr and Mrs Roper).

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 728

20. The Paul Hogan Show (1973–1984)

50 min | Comedy

8.3
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An Australian comedy show hosted by Crocodile Dundee Star, Paul Hogan.

Stars: Paul Hogan, John Cornell, Delvene Delaney, Roger Stephen

Votes: 182

21. The Starlost (1973– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction.

Stars: Keir Dullea, Gay Rowan, Robin Ward, William Osler

Votes: 345

22. Suikoden (1973– )

60 min

8.3
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Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, there was a cruel government. 108 renegade will try to change the story.

Stars: Atsuo Nakamura, Takeshi Ôbayashi, Sanae Tsuchida, Kei Satô

Votes: 449

23. The Addams Family (1973)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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The Addams Family is not your typical family: they take delight in most of the things that "normal" people would be terrified of. Gomez Adams is an extremely wealthy man, and is able to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lennie Weinrib, Jackie Coogan, Janet Waldo, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 588

24. Dusty's Trail (1973– )

22 min | Comedy, Western

5.6
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A stage and a wagon heading west get separated from the rest of the wagon train thanks to Dusty. Now they must make their way to California.

Stars: Bob Denver, Forrest Tucker, Ivor Francis, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 129

25. The New Perry Mason (1973–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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Revival of the long-running hit television series of the 1950s and '60s about Erle Stanley Gardner's brilliant defense attorney.

Stars: Monte Markham, Sharon Acker, Albert Stratton, Harry Guardino

Votes: 39

26. The $10,000 Pyramid (1973–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

7.0
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Two contestants, each with a celebrity partner, must guess words from their partners' clues; then the roles are reversed. Winners face the pyramid.

Stars: Dick Clark, Henry Polic II, Teresa Ganzel, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 299

27. BBC2 Playhouse (1973–1983)

Drama

6.6
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Stars: Ralph Morse, John Bluthal, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 56

28. El Chapulín Colorado (1973– )

TV-PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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An accident prone superhero seems to cause more problems than the villains he faces.

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

Votes: 1,959

29. Shaft (1973–1974)

73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Based on the movies of the same name, John Shaft is a two-fisted black private eye along the lines of Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe. Each week presents a different case and a different ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Roundtree, Eddie Barth, Judie Stein, Paul Burke

Votes: 143

30. Emil i Lönneberga (1973)

25 min | Family

7.8
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The series tells stories from the childhood of a sometimes naughty, but very lovable and kindhearted young boy growing up on a farm in southern Sweden in the early 20th century.

Stars: Jan Ohlsson, Lena Wisborg, Allan Edwall, Emy Storm

Votes: 1,058

31. That's Life! (1973–1994)

Documentary, Talk-Show

6.6
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Stars: Esther Rantzen, Gavin Campbell, Doc Cox, Victoria Wood

Votes: 36

32. Toma (1973–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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This series Is based on the real-life story of New Jersey detective David Toma. Toma was a master of disguise and undercover work. Toma himself made a cameo appearance in many episodes.

Stars: Tony Musante, Simon Oakland, Susan Strasberg, David Toma

Votes: 109

33. Billy Liar (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Jeff Rawle, George A. Cooper, Pamela Vezey, May Warden

Votes: 30

34. Warship (1973–1977)

50 min | Action, Drama

8.3
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Stars: David Savile, Andrew Burt, Donald Burton, James Cosmo

Votes: 32

35. Doraemon (1973– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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About Doraemon, a future cat like robot who come to change the life of Nobita with his extraordinary item.

Stars: Masako Ebisu, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Ichirô Murakoshi, Masako Nozawa

Votes: 491

36. Hawkins (1973–1974)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.8
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The cases of slow-talking West Virginia attorney Billy Jim Hawkins.

Stars: James Stewart, Strother Martin, Mayf Nutter, James Hampton

Votes: 74

37. Speed Buggy (1973–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.0
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Animated 'Saturday-morning' television cartoon about a race car.

Stars: Mel Blanc, Arlene Golonka, Alan Oppenheimer, Michael Bell

Votes: 206

38. An American Family (1973– )

720 min | Documentary, Music, Reality-TV

5.8
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This was the original "Real World". The show was a weekly documentary which followed the real life travails of the Loud family, a mixed up cluster of suburbanites. The show picked up lots ... See full summary »

Stars: Patricia Loud, Bill Loud, Lance Loud, Kevin Loud

Votes: 174

39. The Wide World of Mystery (1973– )

90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A 90 minute late-night mystery and suspense anthology series which ran on ABC (American Broadcasting Company), between 1973 and 1978.

Stars: John Karlen, Joel Fabiani, Peter Coffield, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 53

40. Ozzie's Girls (1973– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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After their two sons leave home, Ozzie and Harriet rent their rooms to two beautiful college girls.

Stars: Harriet Nelson, Brenda Sykes, Susan Sennett, Ozzie Nelson

Votes: 44

41. Les barbapapa (1973– )

26 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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The Barbapapas are creatures that can change their form, and those are the adventures is this unusual family in his struggle to find his place in the planet while helping other people and animals

Stars: Allen Swift, Julia Holewinski, Leen Jongewaard

Votes: 505

42. Griff (1973–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Wade Griffin quits the police force after three decades to become a private eye.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Ben Murphy, Patricia Stich, Vic Tayback

Votes: 20

43. Great Mysteries (1973– )

30 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Stars: Orson Welles, Edward Albert, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen

Votes: 113

44. HBO Boxing (1973– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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Stars: Jim Lampley, Michael Buffer, Larry Merchant, Harold Lederman

Votes: 66

45. Praise the Lord (1973– )

Music, Talk-Show

4.1
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Stars: Paul Crouch, Jan Crouch, Matthew Crouch, Laurie Crouch

Votes: 98

46. World Championship Snooker (1973– )

Sport

7.7
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BBC coverage of the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England.

Stars: Stephen Hendry, John Virgo, Willie Thorne, Dennis Taylor

Votes: 48

47. New Faces (1973– )

60 min | Family

5.3
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Stars: Derek Hobson, Mickie Most, Marti Caine, Shaw Taylor

Votes: 10

48. Sam (1973–1975)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Michael Goodliffe, Alethea Charlton, James Hazeldine, Dorothy White

Votes: 30

49. Fantástico (1973– )

180 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

4.9
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"Fantástico" is one of the oldest TV shows still on air in the Brazilian television. It already had many hosts and attractions throughout the years, and it's a tradition in the Sunday nights of most of the Brazilian people.

Stars: Zeca Camargo, Renata Ceribelli, Tadeu Schmidt, Maurício Kubrusly

Votes: 160

50. Rock Concert (1973–1980)

90 min | Music

8.6
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Weekly late-night progressive rock bands, many very well known, with some soft-pop (later) and occasional comic routines.

Stars: Don Kirshner, Gary Mule Deer, The Village Idiots, Natural Gas

Votes: 59