Highest Rated TV Series Released 1962-01-01 to 1962-12-31


1. The French Chef (1962–1973)

30 min

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Julia Child teaches the art of French cooking.

Star: Julia Child

Votes: 140

2. The Steve Allen Playhouse (1962–1964)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

9.0
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Stars: Steve Allen, Johnny Jacobs, Donn Trenner, Herb Ellis

Votes: 10

3. Jedermannstraße 11 (1962–1965)

25 min | Drama

9.0
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Stars: Berta Drews, Willi Rose, Rolf Bogus, Christian Böttcher

Votes: 38

4. Jeepers Creepers Theater (1962–1966)

90 min | Horror

8.9
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A hosted horror movie show with Bob Guy as Jeepers from 1962 until 1963, then with Lietta Harvey as Ghoulita during 1963, then Fred Stuthman as Jeepers' Keeper from 1963 until 1965, and Jim Sullivan as Creepers from 1965 until 1966.

Stars: Fred Stuthman, Lietta Harvey, Bob Guy, Jim Sullivan

Votes: 7

5. Commandant X (1962– )

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Stars: Michel de Ré, Marcel Cuminatto, Nicole Desailly, Jean Vinci

Votes: 8

6. It's a Man's World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Comedy

8.8
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Wes and Tom-Tom are friends going to college and with musician Vern share a houseboat. Wes also watches out for his younger brother Howie and the four of them deal with girls, jobs, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Corbett, Ted Bessell, Michael Burns, Randy Boone

Votes: 77

7. Onmitsu kenshi (1962–1965)

Adventure, Action, Family

8.8
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Adventures of Shintaro the Samurai travelling 18th century Japan with his trusted companion Tombei, battling the enemies of the Shogun and the dreaded Koga Ninjas.

Stars: Kôichi Ôse, Omori Shunsuke, William Ross, Bin Amatsu

Votes: 55

8. Zero One (1962– )

30 min | Drama

8.8
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Film series about International Air Security, whose call sign is "Zero One"

Stars: Nigel Patrick, William Smith, Katya Douglas, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 34

9. Discovery (1962– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

8.8
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Historical and cultural documentary TV series for children aired on ABC originally as a weekday series, but later moved to Saturday afternoons or Sunday mornings throughout most of the Sixties.

Stars: Virginia Gibson, Frank Buxton, Bill Owen, Corpuscle

Votes: 26

10. The Jack Paar Program (1962–1965)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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This was a variety show, hosted by Jack Paar, that had live and filmed interviews with famous people; comedy and musical acts; and home movies of trips Paar took with his wife Miriam and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Paar, Jose Melis, Jim G. Lucas, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 70

11. Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971)

50 min

8.7
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Dr. Finlay is part of a medical practice in the fictional Scottish town of Tannochbrae during the late 1920s.

Stars: Bill Simpson, Andrew Cruickshank, Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn

Votes: 70

12. L'inspecteur Leclerc enquête (1962– )

26 min | Crime, Thriller

8.7
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Stars: Philippe Nicaud, Paul Gay, André Valmy, Robert Dalban

Votes: 15

13. The Big Pull (1962– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.7
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A deadly alien force is brought to Earth by a US astronaut after a space orbit through the Van Allen belt.

Stars: William Dexter, Ray Roberts, June Tobin, Joan Frank

Votes: 12

14. Jazz Scene USA (1962– )

60 min | Music

8.7
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Stars: Oscar Brown Jr., Cannonball Adderley, Danny Alguirre, Monty Budwig

Votes: 7

15. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,703

16. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.6
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 39

17. G.E. True (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Episodes based on stories from "True" magazine.

Stars: Jack Webb, Felix Reinsch, Kurt Kreuger, Charles H. Radilak

Votes: 11

18. Take Thirty (1962–1982)

8.6
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Magazine show, originally for women and later for general viewing

Stars: Paul Soles, Adrienne Clarkson, Hana Gartner, David Suzuki

Votes: 7

19. Die Höhlenkinder (1962– )

50 min

8.6
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Stars: Peter Brand, Götz Burger, Gernot Duda, Erik Jelde

Votes: 30

20. Jim Knopf und die wilde Dreizehn (1962– )

100 min | Family

8.6
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Votes: 47

21. Alle meine Tiere (1962–1963)

45 min

8.6
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Stars: Gustav Knuth, Tilly Lauenstein, Sabine Sinjen, Volker Lechtenbrink

Votes: 34

22. Alarm für Dora X (1962– )

25 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: Adrian Hoven, Sabine Sesselmann, Peter W. Staub, Peter Brand

Votes: 34

23. Hauptgewinn: 6 (1962– )

25 min | Family

8.6
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Stars: Beles Adam, Alexander Allerson, Ursula Barlen, Monika Berg

Votes: 28

24. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.5
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,714

25. The Magic Door (1962–1982)

30 min | Family, Music

8.5
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Stars: Heather Holmberg, Aaron Alpern, Brooks Darrah, Aaron Kahn

Votes: 15

26. Die Sonntagsrichter (1962– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.5
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Stars: Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Elfie Pertramer, Wolf Schmidt, Uschi Siebert

Votes: 8

27. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,296

28. The Dakotas (1962– )

60 min | Western

8.4
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Marshal Ragan and his deputies maintain the peace in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory.

Stars: Larry Ward, Jack Elam, Chad Everett, Michael Greene

Votes: 57

29. The Gallant Men (1962–1963)

60 min | Action, War, Drama

8.4
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The 36th infantry is fighting its way through Italy under the spirited leadership of Captain Jim Benedict. His men include flirt D'Angelo --who carries his guitar along-- plus pals Lucavich and Hanson. McKenna is the free wheeling sergeant.

Stars: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds, Robert Ridgely, Richard X. Slattery

Votes: 77

30. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond, Merrill Osmond

Votes: 121

31. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.4
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 41

32. Richard the Lionheart (1962– )

30 min | Adventure, Family, History

8.4
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Stars: Dermot Walsh, Robin Hunter, Trader Faulkner, Alan Haywood

Votes: 25

33. The Original Christmas Classics (1962– )

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Includes the original stories of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Frosty the Snowman / Frosty Returns / Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol / Little Drummer Boy / Cricket on the Hearth.

Votes: 12

34. Stoney Burke (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.3
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Stoney Burke is a rodeo rider who wants to win the Golden Buckle, the award to the world's champion saddle bronco rider. He didn't win it but he encountered a considerable amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Lord, Warren Oates, Robert Dowdell, Bill Hart

Votes: 106

35. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 18

36. Room for One More (1962– )

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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An adaptation of the Cary Grant film of same title, George and Anna Rose have two biological children, two adopted. Their warm and caring household frequently finds space for yet another ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Nicholson, Ahna Capri, Tim Rooney, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 27

37. Family Classics (1962–2000)

Family

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Stars: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Votes: 21

38. Fair Exchange (1962–1963)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Eddie Walker of New York City and Tommy Finch of London, England had been World War II buddies and they decide to swap teenage daughters Patty and Heather for a year.

Stars: Eddie Foy Jr., Audrey Christie, Lynn Loring, Flip Mark

Votes: 20

39. Rocketship 7 (1962–1993)

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Star: Dave Roberts

Votes: 5

40. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 58

41. Going My Way (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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Father O'Malley is sent to a parish in lower-class New York City to assist old, crusty pastor Father Fitzgibbon. Mrs. Featherstone is the housekeeper in the rectory. When he arrives, Father... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kelly, Leo G. Carroll, Dick York, Nydia Westman

Votes: 54

42. I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Sitcom about two young blue-collar carpenters: the married one Harry Dickens, and the bachelor Arch Fenster (with his 'little black book'). Harry longs for the excitement of Fenster's ... See full summary »

Stars: John Astin, Marty Ingels, Emmaline Henry, David Ketchum

Votes: 93

43. Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (1962–1966)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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In 1962, Jackie Gleason returned to the tried-and-true variety show format with his talk show American Scene Magazine.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, The June Taylor Dancers, Johnny Olson, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 43

44. The Scales of Justice (1962–1967)

Crime

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Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Kenneth Benda, Bridget Armstrong, Garfield Morgan

Votes: 23

45. The Dark Island (1962– )

30 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Espionage series detailing the investigation of a torpedo found on the shore of an island in the Hebrides.

Stars: Robert Hardy, Francis Matthews, Angela Browne, Cyril Luckham

Votes: 9

46. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

45 min | Comedy

7.9
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Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 1,890

47. Sam Benedict (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joan Tompkins, Richard Rust, Alexander Lockwood

Votes: 37

48. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 60

49. Studio 4 (1962– )

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Anthology series of plays filmed at the BBC TV centre's newly constructed Studio Four.

Stars: Marjorie Wilde, Frederick Farley, David Spenser, Dallas Cavell

Votes: 12

50. Pro Bowlers' Tour (1962–1997)

90 min | Sport

7.9
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A broadcast of the Professional Bowlers Association that aired on ABC from 1961-1997.

Stars: Chris Schenkel, Nelson Burton Jr., Billy Welu, Al Michaels

Votes: 10