Highest Rated TV Series Released 1956-01-01 to 1956-12-31


1. Vampira Returns (1956– )

Horror

9.4
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"Ghost Host" Vampira introduces movies and does several segments during the film in the form of skits and information about the movie.

Star: Maila Nurmi

Votes: 5

2. E o Vento Levou (1956– )

9.2
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Stars: Jaime Barcellos, Batucada, Fábio Cardoso, Renato Cardoso

Votes: 9

3. Vampira (1956– )

Horror

9.1
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"Ghost Host" Vampira introduces movies and does several segments during the film in the form of skits and information about the movie.

Star: Maila Nurmi

Votes: 16

4. Boyd Q.C. (1956–1964)

30 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Michael Denison, Charles Leno, Owen Berry, Weyman Mackay

Votes: 8

5. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

Votes: 145

6. 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: 117

7. The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (1956– )

Family, Mystery

8.8
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Sons of the great detective Fenton Hardy, Frank and Joe are eager to impress their father with their mystery solving skills. When an opportunity comes to help prove the new kid in town as ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Considine, Tommy Kirk, Florenz Ames, Russ Conway

Votes: 123

8. Bill Kennedy at the Movies (1956– )

90 min

8.8
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The format of this program was to feature a vintage movie during which Bill would give pertinent information about the actors, directors etc.

Star: Bill Kennedy

Votes: 50

9. The Jonathan Winters Show (1956–1957)

15 min

8.8
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, Eddie Safranski, Dorothy Collins, Jill Corey

Votes: 14

10. The Tony Hancock Show (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Tony Hancock, Clive Dunn, John Vere, June Whitfield

Votes: 5

11. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 85

12. Hancock's Half Hour (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Sid James is there to bring him back to earth.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Johnny Vyvyan, Alec Bregonzi

Votes: 368

13. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, George Brent, Mercedes McCambridge, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 20

14. Aggie (1956– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Adventures of a Fashion Designer on International Assignments.

Stars: Joan Shawlee, Michael Ward, Patrick McGoohan, Vernon Greeves

Votes: 9

15. Citizen Soldier (1956–1957)

30 min | War

8.6
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Stars: R.W. Alcorn, John Erwin, Burt Wilson, Brad Harris

Votes: 5

16. The Huntley-Brinkley Report (1956–1970)

30 min | News

8.5
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Stars: Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Tom Pettit, John Chancellor

Votes: 29

17. Jane Eyre (1956– )

30 min

8.5
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Stars: Daphne Slater, Stanley Baker, Dorothy Black, Joyce Chancellor

Votes: 8

18. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 206

19. State Trooper (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Rod Blake, a State Trooper is an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The setting is in the 1950s American West.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Don Haggerty, Paul Stader

Votes: 60

20. Hey, Jeannie! (1956–1957)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jeannie MacLennan, a cheerful and carefree Scottish woman, arrives in New York without a job or knowing anyone. Cabbie Al Murray is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeannie Carson, Allen Jenkins, Jane Dulo, Jack Kirkwood

Votes: 23

21. The Rosemary Clooney Show (1956– )

30 min | Music

8.4
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Singer Rosemary Clooney and vocal group The Hi-Los were the regulars in this presentation of popular music.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, The Hi-Los, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra, Nelson Riddle

Votes: 8

22. Les belles histoires des pays d'en haut (1956–1970)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A historical drama set in the 1880s in the growing settlement of Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, where a love triangle involves the powerful but miserly mayor, the woman forced into marrying him, and the beau with whom she shares a deep love.

Stars: Jean-Pierre Masson, Andrée Champagne, Yvon Leroux, Pierre Daigneault

Votes: 64

23. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Hiram, thought to be a meek-little nobody by everyone around him, is one day discovered to have a range of skills that would make James Bond green with envy. The publisher of the newspaper ... See full summary »

Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Thurston Hall, Stanley Adams

Votes: 45

24. Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (1956– )

Western

8.3
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Stars: Tim Considine, David Stollery, George DeNormand, Robert J. Anderson

Votes: 66

25. El show de Pepe Biondi (1956– )

Comedy

8.3
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Star: Pepe Biondi

Votes: 6

26. 1956 World Series (1956– )

Sport

8.3
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Stars: Mel Allen, Vin Scully, Walter Alston, Hank Bauer

Votes: 6

27. The NBC Comedy Hour (1956– )

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.3
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, Hy Averback, Gale Storm, Stan Freberg

Votes: 7

28. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 89

29. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner traveling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 117

30. Conflict (1956–1957)

60 min

8.2
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This anthology series focused on characters at odds or having struggles in life. Alternating with Warner Brothers westerns, the episodes were set in various centuries and different casts.

Stars: Gig Young, Rex Reason, Will Hutchins, James Garner

Votes: 20

31. Corky and White Shadow (1956– )

15 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Darlene Gillespie, Robert 'Buzz' Henry, Chinook

Votes: 24

32. The Edge of Night (1956–1984)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In the fictional city of Monticello, attorney Mike Karr and his colleagues are involved in solving crimes and intrigue which touch the lives of many citizens. Some such citizens include ... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Davis, Tony Craig, Frances Fisher, Joe Lambie

Votes: 251

33. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

8.1
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While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 50

34. Strange Stories (1956– )

30 min

8.1
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Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Charles Coburn, Robert Armstrong, Spring Byington

Votes: 7

35. Zwei auf einem Pferd (1956– )

Music

8.1
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Stars: Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Willy Berking, Uschi Siebert, Renée Franke

Votes: 7

36. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 95

37. Billy Cotton Band Show (1956–1968)

Music

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Stars: Billy Cotton, Kathie Kay, Alan Breeze, The Leslie Roberts Silhouettes

Votes: 7

38. Boomtown (1956–1974)

Family, Western

8.0
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Boomtown was a children's television show that ran, on WBZ Channel 4 in Boston, for eighteen years. The host was Rex Trailer. It featured songs, rope tricks, cartoons and a weekly "wanted ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill O'Brien, Terrence Currier, Richard Kilbride, Rex Trailer

Votes: 13

39. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

8.0
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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Ted de Corsia, Richard Reeves

Votes: 10

40. The Gerald McBoing-Boing Show (1956– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Stars: Bill Goodwin, Marvin Miller, Bill Scott, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 10

41. Broken Arrow (1956–1960)

30 min | Western

7.9
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Indian Agent Tom Jeffords makes friends with Chief Cochise, becoming a blood brother of the Apache. Together they fight white schemers and renegade Indians.

Stars: John Lupton, Michael Ansara, Steven Ritch, Steve Conte

Votes: 144

42. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

7.9
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

Votes: 65

43. Bold Journey (1956–1959)

30 min | Adventure

7.9
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Before CNN, cam-corders, and communications satellites, the only way to view exotic locales was on real film that might take weeks or months to arrive from the far corners of the world. The... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Douglas, John Stevenson, John Goddard, Donald Cooper

Votes: 8

44. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.8
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 287

45. The NFL on CBS (1956– )

Sport

7.8
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Weekly series dedicated to current NFL games and news.

Stars: Pat Summerall, John Brodie, Al Del Greco, Len Rohde

Votes: 475

46. Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure

7.8
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The show tells the story of two lieutenants, Michael Rhodes and William Storm, assigned to the 77th Bengal Lancers in India during the late 19th century. Colonel Standish is the commanding ... See full summary »

Stars: Philip Carey, Warren Stevens, Patrick Whyte, Michael Carr

Votes: 24

47. Whack-O! (1956–1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Arthur Howard, Edwin Apps, John Stirling

Votes: 12

48. Bobino (1956–1985)

Family

7.8
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L'émission tourne autour des péripéties de Bobino (Guy Sanche) et de sa petite soeur Bobinette (une marionnette maniée par Paule Bayard puis Christine Lamer).

Stars: Guy Sanche, Paule Bayard, Christine Lamer, Gaétan Gladu

Votes: 67

49. Circus Boy (1956–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Western

7.7
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12-year-old Corky has been adopted by a traveling circus owned by Big Tim Champion. He is water boy to baby elephant Bimbo and otherwise participates in the behind-the-scenes life of the circus.

Stars: Micky Dolenz, Noah Beery Jr., Robert Lowery, Bimbo the Elephant

Votes: 153

50. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.7
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 134