Highest Rated TV Series Released 1961-01-01 to 1961-12-31


1. Comedy Playhouse (1961–2016)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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Stars: Frank Thornton, John Le Mesurier, Robert Dorning, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 15

2. Hotel Victoria (1961– )

Music

9.2
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Stars: Vico Torriani, Vivi Bach, Die Sunnies, Die Cornels

Votes: 28

3. The Pursuers (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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Inspector Bollinger pursues criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with the aid of his trusty German Shepherd dog.

Stars: Louis Hayward, Gaylord Cavallaro, Robert Gallico, Geoffrey Hibbert

Votes: 9

4. Musik aus Studio B (1961– )

Music

9.0
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Stars: Chris Howland, Rex Gildo, Gitte Hænning, Manuela

Votes: 30

5. Komische Geschichten mit Georg Thomalla (1961– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Georg Thomalla, Hans Timerding, Gretl Schörg, Oscar Müller

Votes: 25

6. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)

48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.9
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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Louis Nye, Joey Forman

Votes: 32

7. Straightaway (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure

8.8
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Scott and Clipper are partners in the Straightaway Garage, where they design, build, and service racing cars.

Stars: Brian Kelly, John Ashley, Asa Maynor, Robert Blake

Votes: 19

8. Gunslinger (1961– )

60 min | Western

8.7
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Cord, a gunfighter, works undercover for the local army garrison commander, trying to help keep peace in the territory.

Stars: Tony Young, Preston Foster, Midge Ware, Dee Pollock

Votes: 27

9. MisteRogers (1961–1967)

TV-Y | 15 min | Family

8.7
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Mr. Rogers and a host of colorful characters, both puppet and human, demonstrate all kinds of interesting and intriguing things through imagination, music and art.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Allan Blye, Don Francks, Donna Miller

Votes: 91

10. Poly (1961–1973)

13 min | Adventure, Family

8.7
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Stars: Jean Adam, Hélène Ailloud, Christine Aurel, Barta Barri

Votes: 41

11. Funkstreife Isar 12 (1961–1963)

25 min | Action, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Karl Tischlinger, Wilmut Borell, Fritz Strassner, Eberhard Mondry

Votes: 47

12. Zu viele Köche (1961– )

8.7
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Stars: Heinz Klevenow, Joachim Fuchsberger, Rosel Schäfer, Herbert Hübner

Votes: 23

13. Jazz Casual (1961– )

30 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Ralph J. Gleason, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Eugene Wright

Votes: 11

14. Inspektor Hornleigh greift ein... (1961– )

Crime

8.7
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Stars: Helmut Peine, Wolfgang Forester, Horst Breitkreuz, Inge Schmidt

Votes: 15

15. Ripcord (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

8.6
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Operating their skydiving service company "Ripcord", Jim Buckley and Ted McKeever are able to get to places that others can't and get there much faster. This leads them on many exciting ... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Pennell, Ken Curtis, Shug Fisher, Paul Comi

Votes: 97

16. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.6
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 83

17. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 45

18. Bozo's Circus (1961–1980)

Family

8.6
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Stars: Bob Bell, Roy Brown, Frazier Thomas, Marshall Brodien

Votes: 55

19. Journey of a Lifetime (1961– )

15 min

8.6
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Stars: John Bonney, Anne Lawson, Yusef Saad

Votes: 7

20. Viendo a Biondi (1961–1969)

25 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Stars: Ángel Basso, Mariano Bauzá, Pepe Biondi, Luisina Brando

Votes: 19

21. Survival (1961– )

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Aubrey Buxton, Duncan Carse, Rolf Harris, Patrick Allen

Votes: 44

22. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 37

23. King of Diamonds (1961–1962)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Crime

8.5
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John King, the two-fisted, globe-trotting chief of security for the world's diamond industry, travels the world battling jewel thieves and gem smugglers. Assisted by his young protégé, ... See full summary »

Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ray Hamilton, Joan Tabor, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 21

24. Biography (1961–1964)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Stars: Mike Wallace, Charles A. Lindbergh, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

Votes: 46

25. Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (1961– )

100 min | Family

8.5
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Votes: 83

26. Die Rückblende (1961– )

45 min | Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Michael Alex, Erich Fiedler, Curth Flatow, Wolfgang Gruner

Votes: 18

27. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 6,041

28. The Avengers (1961–1969)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 4,432

29. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 46

30. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 54

31. Hancock (1961– )

25 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedian Tony Hancock stars, in this BBC situation comedy TV series, as Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock, a down-at-heel comedian living in East Cheam.

Stars: Tony Hancock, Hugh Lloyd, June Whitfield, Gwenda Ewen

Votes: 85

32. The Lloyd Thaxton Show (1961–1968)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Teen dance show hosted by DJ Lloyd Thaxton. Show was 1hr long and featured various rock groups.

Stars: Frankie Avalon, Jan Berry, Grace Broussard, Dick Dale

Votes: 8

33. Westinghouse Playhouse (1961– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Nan, a successful Broadway star, marries Dan McGovern a widower. On their way home, Dan tells her that he had not told his two children, Buddy and Nancy, that he was getting married. Nan is... See full summary »

Stars: Nanette Fabray, Wendell Corey, Bobby Diamond, Jacklyn O'Donnell

Votes: 10

34. Amigos del martes (1961–1964)

60 min | Family, Musical

8.4
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Stars: Franz Johan, Herta Frankel, Gustavo Re, Luis Aguilé

Votes: 7

35. El capitán Piluso (1961– )

Comedy, Family

8.4
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Stars: Alberto Olmedo, Humberto Ortiz

Votes: 10

36. Zeg hé, spaar je mee? (1961– )

Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Stars: Rudy Althoff, Los Amadores, Marcel Amont, Audrey Arno

Votes: 9

37. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

8.3
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Inspired by James Warner Bellah's "The Valiant Virginians," a 1953 book that had previously been serialized in "The Saturday Evening Post," this series focuses on the impact war has on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 37

38. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 89

39. It's Academic (1961– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.3
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A weekly quiz game featuring three teams of high school students from their respective schools. Each team had three members, one of whom was captain. Each game consisted of four rounds. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Mac McGarry, Katie Buenneke, Asher Morse, Philip Kromer

Votes: 15

40. Pip the Piper (1961– )

30 min | Short, Family

8.3
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A flutist and his two friends use music and magic to entertain children and teach them right and wrong.

Stars: Lucian Kaminsky, Jack Spear, Phyllis Spear

Votes: 6

41. Adieu, Prinzessin (1961– )

8.3
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Stars: Ursula Lillig, Peer Schmidt, Robert Freitag, Josef Sieber

Votes: 13

42. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 246

43. Tallahassee 7000 (1961– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Special Agent Lex Rogers of the Florida Sheriff's Bureau travels the state to assist local police departments fight crime in their jurisdiction.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Wallace Rooney, Robert Sorrells, Rosemary Day

Votes: 12

44. Stranger on the Shore (1961– )

30 min | Family, Drama

8.2
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Stars: Richard Vernon, Beatrix Mackey, Amanda Grinling, Denis Gilmore

Votes: 10

45. Acapulco (1961– )

30 min | Adventure

8.2
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Patrick Malone and Gregg Miles were Korean-war buddies who "retired" to a life as beachcombers in Acapulco. When they weren't lounging around or chasing women, they worked as bodyguards for... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Taeger, James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Whit Bissell

Votes: 11

46. The Jo Stafford Show (1961– )

Music

8.2
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Stars: Jo Stafford, Roy Castle, The Polka Dots, Rosemary Clooney

Votes: 5

47. Tuesday Rendezvous (1961– )

Family

8.2
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Children's entertainment show.

Stars: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6

48. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson, Oscar Beregi Jr.

Votes: 97

49. The Porter Wagoner Show (1961–2016)

Comedy, Music

8.1
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Porter Wagoner's long-running musical variety show that launched the career of Dolly Parton.

Stars: Porter Wagoner, Speck Rhodes, Mack Magaha, Don Howser

Votes: 37

50. Everglades (1961– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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In this syndicated series, Lincoln Vail was a local law enforcement official patrolling the wilderness area in his airboat. He had frequent dealings with the local Seminoles and worked diligently to protect the wildlife.

Stars: Ron Hayes, Gordon Casell, Steve Brodie, Mala Powers

Votes: 33