Highest Rated TV Series Released 1996-01-01 to 1996-12-31


1. Hello Mrs. Cherrywinkle (1996–2000)

30 min | Family

9.8
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Stars: Matt Ficner, Katie Lai, Kathy Robinson, Nina Keogh

Votes: 5

2. English: Have a Go (1996– )

9.2
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English: Have a Go is a program for people who are learning English. It has several parts to each program - a short skit from the Jones family, some questions based on the skit, some ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Curtin, Trudy Hellier, Alethea McGrath, Victoria Nicholls

Votes: 6

3. Barry Welsh Is Coming (1997–2003)

Comedy

9.1
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Stars: John Sparkes, Kim Wall, Gareth Edwards, Siân Lloyd

Votes: 16

4. Bizbirije (1996– )

Documentary, Family

9.0
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Stars: Ximena Adriana, Mario Corona, Bruno Coronel, Alejandra Cárdenas

Votes: 5

5. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Votes: 254

6. La noche (1996– )

8.9
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Stars: Lourdes Berninzon, Diego Bertie, Eleana Carrión, Adolfo Chuiman

Votes: 21

7. Twisted Puppet Theater (1996– )

22 min | Comedy

8.9
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Twisted Puppet Theatre was a cult hit that ran for 13 episodes in the summer of July 1996. It was a hilarious, fast paced variety show that was a hybrid of R rated humor and sketches (a la ... See full summary »

Votes: 12

8. Schalkse ruiters (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Bart De Pauw, Tom Lenaerts, Michiel Devlieger, Herman Le Compte

Votes: 283

9. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Scott McNeil, Sean Schemmel

Votes: 88,711

10. Forensic Files (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Skip Palenik, Tom Bevel, Lowell Levine

Votes: 2,540

11. Profit (1996– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Votes: 1,717

12. Big Cat Diary (1996– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary

8.8
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Come along on an adventure with Jonathan Scott, Simon King, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they... See full summary »

Stars: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Toto The Cheetah

Votes: 564

13. The Adam and Joe Show (1996–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Nigel Buxton, Shaun Troke

Votes: 425

14. Reel Wild Cinema (1996– )

Talk-Show

8.8
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Sandra Bernhard hosts "Reel Wild Cinema" an exploration into the cheesy and wacky world of "B" Horror Movies. Each episode welcomes a new guest: Director Russ Meyers and his star Tura ... See full summary »

Stars: Sandra Bernhard, David F. Friedman, Russ Meyer, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 55

15. Jacques Pepin's Kitchen: Cooking with Claudine (1996– )

8.8
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Cooking series (26 episodes per season).

Stars: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Votes: 9

16. Klub NLO (1996–2004)

45 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Votes: 75

17. Si Doel anak sekolahan (1996– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Votes: 92

18. Cañaveral de pasiones (1996– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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An overbearing mother blinded by high social class preparing her son to take over the family's sugar cane plantation. A Love triangle between three childhood friends. Who will win her heart and at what cost?

Stars: Daniela Castro, Angélica Aragón, Juan Soler, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 83

19. Pappyland (1996–1999)

30 min | Family

8.7
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Pappy Drewitt teaches dance, song and life lessons to children.

Stars: Michael Cariglio, Mike Curley, Gabriel Velez, Marilyn Arnone

Votes: 129

20. Vidas de Sal (1996–1997)

8.7
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Stars: Mariana Rey Monteiro, Armando Cortez, Virgílio Castelo, Simone de Oliveira

Votes: 13

21. A History of British Art (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Stars: Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ken Russell

Votes: 9

22. Redes (1996–2013)

50 min

8.7
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Stars: Eduard Punset, Jorge Wagensberg, Javier Moro, Carme Elias

Votes: 31

23. Sucupira (1996– )

8.7
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Stars: Francisco Reyes, Ángela Contreras, Álvaro Rudolphy, Héctor Noguera

Votes: 49

24. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,092

25. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 13,262

26. This Life (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama

8.6
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A series following the lives of Miles, Milly, Warren, Egg and Anna, five young professionals.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Votes: 1,555

27. Two Fat Ladies (1996– )

30 min

8.6
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Clarissa and Jennifer are to long-time friends who enjoy driving on their motorcycle and cooking ethnic foods according to where they live.

Stars: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson, Myrtle, David Ross

Votes: 286

28. Two (1996–1997)

Crime, Thriller

8.6
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Gus McClain is a college professor, whose life is perfectly idyllic, he has a good job, good friends, and a loving wife. One day things change for Gus when he discovers all sorts of odd ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Easton, Barbara Tyson, Lochlyn Munro, Andrew Johnston

Votes: 98

29. Satellite City (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Surreal comedy based around the misadventures of the Price family, and set in a forgotten town in the Rhondda valley in Wales

Stars: Boyd Clack, Islwyn Morris, Michael Neill, Ri Richards

Votes: 49

30. Indaba (1996– )

26 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: Thorsten Wedekind, Robert Whitehead, Philippe Bas, Kelly Courtier

Votes: 5

31. Todo por tu amor (1996–1997)

45 min

8.6
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This is the poignant story of Marina Rangel, a courageous and determined young physical therapist struggling to support her family by working at a public hospital. There, she meets the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hilda Abrahamz, Carlos Arreaza, Julio Alcázar, Ernesto Balzi

Votes: 12

32. Hakusen nagashi (1996– )

45 min | Drama

8.6
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This TV series is the story of 5 japanese seniors and 1 night school student struggling with their future as they prepare for the grueling entrance exams and what lies ahead after graduation.

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, Kotomi Kyôno, Takashi Kashiwabara

Votes: 16

33. Placas (1996–1999)

Crime

8.6
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"Placas" is a one-hour cross between "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted", but in Spanish. Half the show is made up of real ride-alongs with cops and the other half is two ten minute ... See full summary »

Stars: Karla Zamudio, Edgardo Ochoa, Guillermo Santana, Jaime Aymerich

Votes: 12

34. Obsesión (1996– )

8.6
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Stars: Roberto Moll, Sonia Oquendo, Diego Bertie, Gianella Neyra

Votes: 18

35. Saturday Live (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

8.6
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Stars: Lee Hurst, Bryan Adams, Mark Arden, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 9

36. Día D (1996–2003)

8.6
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Stars: Jorge Lanata, María Julia Oliván, Adrian Paenza, Ernesto Tenembaum

Votes: 5

37. Omerta, la loi du silence (1996– )

528 min | Thriller, Crime

8.5
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Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michel Côté, Luc Picard, Dino Tavarone, Claude Michaud

Votes: 223

38. Roger and the Rottentrolls (1996– )

10 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Stars: Martin Clunes, Phil Cornwell, John Thomson, Nick Barber

Votes: 49

39. Long Vacation (1996– )

8.5
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Sena is a college graduate who dreams of becoming a world class pianist. He teaches piano at a local piano school. Minami is an out of work model. On her wedding day, she gets dumped by her... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yutaka Takenouchi, Izumi Inamori

Votes: 432

40. The Hello Girls (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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"The Hello Girls" is a "dramedy" about a group of mostly young women working as telephone operators in the city of Derby UK... See full synopsis »

Stars: Stephanie Turner, Letitia Dean, Samantha Seager, Kate Lonergan

Votes: 32

41. Cyberkidz (1996– )

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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An epic struggle between wise powerful wizard Zorak and his mighty sidekick Zeist (played by the most underrated magnificent actor Robert Z'dar) who want to make the world a better place, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyle Brown, Shaun Fleming, Nina Ragaz, Justin Staffer

Votes: 85

42. Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. (1996)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A young boy who provides commentary about his family and his life throughout the show with both wit and insight.

Stars: Michael Galeota, Meg Wittner, John Achorn, Andi Eystad

Votes: 39

43. Black Box (1996– )

50 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.5
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Black Box deals with the one aspect of air travel that we would rather not think about, which is crashing. It is a focus on air safety, and why, ironically, it is no accident. It also ... See full summary »

Votes: 22

44. Buzzkill (1996– )

8.5
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Before they had "Jackass" or "The Tom Green Show" MTV had the reality series "Buzzkill" which featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on tape with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Draft, Dave Sheridan, Frank Hudetz, Vince D'Orazi

Votes: 78

45. The Mark Thomas Comedy Product (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Star: Mark Thomas

Votes: 57

46. Lost Drive-In (1996–2001)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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As an homage to the Drive-in Theaters era, the host Bruce Dern sits in a vehicle typical for the times, all dressed up accordingly, shows forgotten drive-in classics and talks about the era from his huge personal experience.

Star: Bruce Dern

Votes: 11

47. Leaving Home (1996– )

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Oliver Knussen, Simon Rattle

Votes: 10

48. The Pet Department (1996–1997)

Reality-TV

8.5
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Stars: Jane Fergus, John Raymond, Steve Walker, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 10

49. Meitantei Conan (1996– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development.

Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Wataru Takagi

Votes: 8,071

50. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 940