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1. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 136

2. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 44

3. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Rivals (1978)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Charles Ingalls and Jonathan Garvey are trying to win a contract for a freight operation. So, it means they will be making good money but they will be on the road for usually two weeks at a... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 147

4. The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Episode: The Gray Passenger (1967)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The Gray Passenger is when death visits a ship. Exactly that has occurred when a former president of a South American country has been murdered on a ship sailing off the Carolina coast en ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, Alejandro Rey

Votes: 9

5. 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: 3,426

6. Deportee (1976)

24 min | Short

8.6
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A young man and his father endure the hardships of city life after leaving their farm.

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Leslie Paxton, Sam Gilman, John King III

Votes: 8

7. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)
Episode: Blues for a Junkman: Arthur Troy (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Director: Robert Gist | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, James Coburn, Joe Mantell, Ivan Dixon

Votes: 8

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,118

9. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.5
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,056

10. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.5
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 242

11. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

8.5
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Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 89

12. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Unhired Assassin: Part 2 (1960)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Although unsuccessful in their first attempt to assassinate Chicago's Mayor, Anton J. Cermak, the Capone mob under the command of Frank Nitti and several other of the imprisoned mobster's ... See full summary »

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Robert Stack, Joe Mantell, Robert Gist, Bruce Gordon

Votes: 45

13. Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Family

8.4
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

Stars: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese, John Hillerman

Votes: 1,032

14. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 170

15. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 34

16. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring one hundred top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 54

17. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: Hardball (1975)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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In the series' final show: To ensure a safe release of 6 hostages taken by a desperate drug dealer, Mannix, with no other choice, must find and deliver a member who turned informer against the dealer and his men.

Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, William Windom, James Hampton

Votes: 27

18. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (1958)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Marian Fargo is being blackmailed and hires Perry Mason to find a solution to her problem. When Marian is suddenly charged with two murders and the evidence is solidly against her, Perry must use all his wits to save his client.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 183

19. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 66,456

20. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.3
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,075

21. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 242

22. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 180

23. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Stevenson, Robert Bray

Votes: 106

24. The Roaring 20's (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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The adventures of a newspaper reporter covering the world of cops and gangsters in 1920s Chicago.

Stars: Dorothy Provine, Donald May, Gary Vinson, Mike Road

Votes: 128

25. Johnny Midnight (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Johnny Midnight (Edmond O'Brien) is an ex-actor/theater owner, now turned private eye. His turf is Broadway and New York City's theater district. He lives in a penthouse apartment above the... See full synopsis »

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Yuki Shimoda, Arthur Batanides, Barney Phillips

Votes: 23

26. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Noose of Gold (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.3
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An attorney general uses Matt's friendship with an outlaw for political gain.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 65

27. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 4,226

28. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Ken, Dave, and Sandy are three hip private detectives living on, and working out of, a houseboat in Miami, Florida. A yacht, belonging to socialite Daphne, is anchored next to their ... See full summary »

Stars: Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Margarita Sierra, Troy Donahue

Votes: 199

29. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: Dead Man Out (1976)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Dead Man Out.

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover, Michael D. Roberts

Votes: 14

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: No Time at All (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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An airliner flying nonstop at night from Miami to New York fails to check in, then disappears from radar. We see how its disappearance affects people on the ground.

Director: David Swift | Stars: William Lundigan, Betsy Palmer, Jane Greer, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 6

31. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Shoulder the Sky, My Lad (1962)

51 min | Adventure

8.2
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Tod and Buz, working in Phoenix, Arizona as punch press operators, are befriended by their Jewish supervisor. When the kindly man is senselessly killed by muggers his 8 year old son blames ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Lili Darvas, Susan Gordon

Votes: 35

32. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Snap Decision (1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.2
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Matt quits his job as Marshal when he shoots Ray Gilcher, a prisoner and wartime buddy, dead in apparent self defense and it turns out Glicher was actually trying to save Matt's life.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 78

33. Shane (1966)
Episode: The Day the Wolf Laughed (1966)

50 min | Western

8.2
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A gang of outlaws ride into town and cause so much ruckus that Grafton sends for Ryker, but that's before Shane begs him to let the men have their fun for two days, pay for the damages, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Christopher Shea

Votes: 9

34. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: The Return of Dr. Thackeray (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.2
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Paladin again assists his friend Phyllis Thackeray, M.D., when impatience and panic threaten to generate a smallpox epidemic.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Boone, June Lockhart, Grant Withers, Charles Aidman

Votes: 59

35. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 2,934

36. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,046

37. Sam Benedict (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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, Richard Rust, Joan Tompkins, Alexander Lockwood

Votes: 45

38. Troubleshooters (1959–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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Stars: Keenan Wynn, Bob Mathias, Robert Fortier, Forrest Compton

Votes: 29

39. City Detective (1953– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Lieutenant Bart Grant is a city detective more in theory then reality. His police work takes him into Mexico and the Mojave desert. Grant primarily solves his cases with physicality then sleuthing ability.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Dorothy Green, Jorja Curtright, Ross Elliott

Votes: 18

40. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: Stranger Than Fiction (1960)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Jeff is hired by a wealthy middle aged man who wants his missing young wife found.The client refuses to believe she has left him for a younger man but Jeff thinks otherwise.With Roscoe's ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Roger Smith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Louis Quinn, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 22

41. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Emergence (1975)

TV-G | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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Marsha, John-Boy's old girlfriend, returns to sell her family home at the urging of her fiance. Wedding plans end when the fiance realizes the home is in debt. Olivia helps a disadvantaged student get glasses.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Thomas, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer

Votes: 50

42. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in rough and tumble Dodge City.

Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 4,458

43. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 448

44. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.0
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 243

45. Judd for the Defense (1967–1969)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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High-priced Houston lawyer Clinton Judd, and his assistant Ben Caldwell, take cases throughout the U.S. The program dealt with then-taboo subjects.

Stars: Carl Betz, Stephen Young, Walter Brooke, John Dehner

Votes: 158

46. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 171

47. The Law and Mr. Jones (1960–1962)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Abraham Lincoln Jones is a lawyer assisted by his law clerk, young C.E. Carruthers, and his secretary Marsha Spear. His cases usually did not involve violence but rather "white collar" ... See full summary »

Stars: James Whitmore, Janet De Gore, Conlan Carter, Russ Brown

Votes: 35

48. Shane (1966)
Episode: A Man'd Be Proud (1966)

51 min | Western

8.0
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There is a man interested in courting Marian and it's not Shane. Actually, the person doing the courting is quite shocking to everyone. Marian sees this new interest as a way to make Shane ... See full summary »

Director: Alex March | Stars: David Carradine, Jill Ireland, Tom Tully, Christopher Shea

Votes: 5

49. Black Sheep Squadron (1976–1978)
Episode: Fighting Angels (1978)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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The base for the squadron comes under attack from Japanese land forces. The situation becomes more desperate with need to evacuate the nursing staff. With all retreat cut of the men and women decide to make their stand.

Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar, W.K. Stratton

Votes: 23

50. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Rope Fever (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Festus is jailed for a robbery and murder he did not commit in Pierceville, by an aging Sheriff who's too proud to investigate leads that would prove him innocent.

Director: David Alexander | Stars: James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis

Votes: 53



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