Highest Rated TV Series Released 1958-01-01 to 1958-12-31


1. J.P. Patches (1958–1981)

Family

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Stars: Chris Wedes, Jack Armstrong, Don Einarsen, Bill Gerald

Votes: 48

2. Australian Walkabout (1958– )

30 min | Documentary

8.8
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A thirteen episode series documenting Australia's vast outback and natural beauty made by Charles and Elsa Chauvel in 1958.

Stars: Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel, Alan Sleath

Votes: 6

3. Frances Farmer Presents (1958– )

120 min | Drama

8.8
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Stars: Mari Aldon, Edward Colmans, James Gavin, Rogelio Hernández

Votes: 12

4. Sie schreiben mit (1958–1970)

25 min

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Stars: Rosl Mayr, Helga Anders, Götz Burger, Christian Böttcher

Votes: 25

5. Flight (1958– )

30 min | Adventure

8.7
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Hosted by well known General George Kenney, the show was an anthology featuring the importance of aviation. Frequently war stories, it also dealt with the practical uses of civilian air as in severe weather conditions.

Stars: George C. Kenney, Forrest Compton, Mason Alan Dinehart, John Pickard

Votes: 19

6. Cannonball (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.6
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The adventures of a pair of long-haul truck drivers as they haul cargo all over the US and Canada.

Stars: Paul Birch, William Campbell, Beth Lockerbie, Beth Morris

Votes: 68

7. Stahlnetz (1958–2002)

Crime

8.6
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Stahlnetz was a German police procedural television series running from 1958 to 1968, and from 1999 to 2002.

Stars: Gerda-Maria Jürgens, Friedrich Schütter, Heinz Engelmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus

Votes: 54

8. Union Pacific (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.6
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Bart McClelland supervises rail construction for Union Pacific west of Omaha dealing with everything from marauders to land issues. He's aided by surveyor Billy Kincaid and Georgia who runs the mobile Golden Nugget saloon.

Stars: Jeff Morrow, Judson Pratt, Susan Cummings, J.M. Kerrigan

Votes: 39

9. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Jonathan Miller, John Betjeman

Votes: 71

10. New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (1958–1972)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Stars: Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Aaron Copland, Veronica Tyler

Votes: 17

11. From These Roots (1958–1961)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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The fictional New England community of Strathfield was the setting for this remarkably well-written serial. The drama focused on the romantic exploits of newspaper journalist Liz Fraser, ... See full summary »

Stars: Millette Alexander, Vera Allen, Barbara Berjer, Julie Bovasso

Votes: 8

12. Television Playwright (1958–1959)

Drama

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Stars: Brian Peck, Peter Copley, Jack Allen, Helen Shingler

Votes: 5

13. Gekkô kamen (1958– )

30 min | Adventure, Action, Mystery

8.6
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Japan's first superhero TV show, in which a caped/masked avenger fights assorted evil in modern-day Tokyo.

Star: Kôichi Ôse

Votes: 12

14. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 151

15. The Friendly Giant (1958–1985)

15 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

8.5
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In his castle, a giant and his friends tell stories and play music for the young viewers.

Stars: Bob Homme, Rod Coneybeare

Votes: 261

16. WJRT ABC 12 News (1958– )

News

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Stars: Kishe Caelan-Wallace, Mo Hnatiuk, Michael J. Thorp, Claire Shinkman

Votes: 6

17. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 106

18. Rescue 8 (1958– )

30 min | Drama

8.4
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The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Stars: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

Votes: 74

19. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series hosted by Betty Furness in the first season, Desi Arnaz in the second. Stories came from several genres, often based on fact. A two part episode was spun off as the popular show The Untouchables.

Stars: Desi Arnaz, Betty Furness, Bruce Gordon, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 80

20. Frontier Doctor (1958– )

30 min | Western

8.4
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The adventures of a small town doctor working in the Arizona territory during the early 1900s.

Stars: Rex Allen, Mason Alan Dinehart, Chubby Johnson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 69

21. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

30 min | Family, Western

8.3
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,382

22. 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: 778

23. Annette (1958– )

Comedy

8.3
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A country bumpkin goes to live with her upperclass relatives and learns to adapt amongst her peers, without changing who she is.

Stars: Tim Considine, David Stollery, Annette Funicello, Steve Stevens

Votes: 111

24. The Rough Riders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

8.3
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After the Civil War, two former Union soldiers and an ex-Confederate team up to travel the West.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney, Bill Catching

Votes: 48

25. Young Dr. Malone (1958–1963)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Set in fictional Denison, Maryland, this daytime serial focused the on the father-and-son team of doctors Jerry and David Malone, who practiced at Valley Hospital. "Young Dr. Malone" was ... See full summary »

Stars: John Connell, Augusta Dabney, Michael H. Ingram, Judson Laire

Votes: 13

26. Lux Playhouse (1958–1959)

30 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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This filmed series of light comedies, romances and melodramas alternated on Friday nights with the "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" between October 1958 and Sepetmeber 1959.

Stars: Alice Backes, Charles Keane, Nesdon Booth, Polly Bergen

Votes: 31

27. Keep Talking (1958–1960)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.3
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The regulars were divided into two teams of three players. The host would give each player a secret word and the player had to tell a story using that word. The other team then had to guess the secret word.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Morey Amsterdam, Joey Bishop, Pat Carroll

Votes: 6

28. Charlie Drake (1958–1960)

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Stars: Charlie Drake, Michael Henry, Sam Kydd, Robert MacKenzie

Votes: 7

29. Gutierritos (1958– )

Drama

8.3
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The life of a man that is oppressed by his wife. Then, he writes a book, becoming famous and leaving the little man that he was before.

Stars: Miguel Córcega, Luis de Alba, María Eugenia Llamas, Guillermo Rivas

Votes: 7

30. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

Votes: 1,398

31. Educating Archie (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Peter Brough, Dick Emery, Freddie Sales, Irene Handl

Votes: 6

32. This Is Alice (1958– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

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Comedy adventures of pretty 9-year-old Alice Holliday growing up in the small American town of River Glen in Georgia.

Stars: Patty Ann Gerrity, Tommy Farrell, Phyllis Coates, Kathy Garver

Votes: 8

33. Frontier Justice (1958–1961)

30 min | Western, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Lew Ayres, Melvyn Douglas, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 14

34. Abendschau (1958– )

News

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Stars: Daniel Biasini, Romy Schneider, Johnny Melville, Michael Fitz

Votes: 6

35. Oh Boy! (1958–1959)

25 min | Family, Music

8.2
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Stars: The Vernons Girls, Cherry Wainer, Red Price, The Dallas Boys

Votes: 8

36. Plodovi zemlje (1958– )

50 min | News

8.2
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Stars: Vlatko Grguric, Ivo Loncar, Marijan Sviben, Ruzica Trauber

Votes: 11

37. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 731

38. Yancy Derringer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Western

8.1
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Yancy Derringer, an ex-Confederate soldier turned gambler, was a suave lady's man in New Orleans, Louisiana. In reality, he was working for John Colton, the civil administrator of the city.... See full summary »

Stars: Jock Mahoney, X Brands, Kevin Hagen, Frances Bergen

Votes: 194

39. The Ann Sothern Show (1958–1961)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Katy O'Connor is the assistant manager of the Bartley House Hotel in New York City working for Jason Macauley. She expected to get her bosses job when he was transferred to Calcutta, India ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Ann Tyrrell, Don Porter, Jack Mullaney

Votes: 105

40. Les cinq dernières minutes (1958–1996)

90 min | Crime

8.1
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Stars: Marc Eyraud, Jacques Debary, Raymond Souplex, Jean Daurand

Votes: 48

41. The Milton Berle Show (1958–1962)

30 min | Music, Comedy

8.1
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The second incarnation of 'Mr. Television' Milton Berle's variety TV series.

Stars: Milton Berle, Billy May, Ed Herlihy, Janis Paige

Votes: 28

42. The Ed Wynn Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Ed Wynn, Sherry Alberoni, Jacklyn O'Donnell, Herb Vigran

Votes: 8

43. Colgate Theatre (1958– )

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Stars: Rachel Ames, Bill Goodwin, Harry Harvey Jr., Nancy Kulp

Votes: 10

44. Familie Leitner (1958– )

30 min | Family

8.1
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Stars: Alfred Böhm, Renée Michaelis, Senta Wengraf, Rudolf Strobl

Votes: 15

45. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

Votes: 444

46. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Former combat cameraman Mike Kovac is now a freelance photographer in New York City, specializing in difficult and dangerous assignments where he can get the kinds of pictures that other ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Bronson, James Flavin, Ludwig Stössel, Michael Harris

Votes: 141

47. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)

25 min | Adventure

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Major Robert Rogers organized "Rogers Rangers" to search for the alleged waterway across the United States during the French and Indian War (1754-1759). Helping Rogers, an experienced ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Philip Tonge

Votes: 68

48. The Texan (1958–1960)

30 min | Western

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The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble , but trouble finds him.

Stars: Rory Calhoun, Regis Parton, Duncan Lamont, James Drake

Votes: 102

49. Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown (1958–1962)

5 min | Animation, Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Larry Harmon, Paul Frees, Penny Philips, Frank Nelson

Votes: 19

50. Bandstand (1958–1972)

55 min | Music

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Stars: Brian Henderson, The Delltones, Sandy Scott, The Bee Gees

Votes: 14