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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

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

8.6
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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: 11,865

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,317

3. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,285

4. 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: 2,577

5. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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: 171

6. 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: 21

7. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,867

8. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The trials of a group of law students under the tutelage of a strict professor.

Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, James Keane

Votes: 643

9. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.1
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona hometown, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as Sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 173

10. ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

Stars: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Votes: 196

11. Trollkins (1981– )

TV-G | 30 min | Animation

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Stars: Jered Barclay, Michael Bell, Mel Blanc, William Callaway

Votes: 28

12. The Transformers (1984–1987)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

Stars: Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Corey Burton, Christopher Collins

Votes: 18,029

13. Bourbon Street Beat (1959–1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former New Orleans cop partners with an Ivy League lawyer to open up a private detective agency with offices on the city's famed Bourbon Street.

Stars: Richard Long, Andrew Duggan, Van Williams, Arlene Howell

Votes: 107

14. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 6,222

15. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 4,176

16. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,370

17. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 139

18. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

Votes: 1,759

19. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 164

20. Toma (1973–1974)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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This series Is based on the real-life story of New Jersey detective David Toma. Toma was a master of disguise and undercover work. Toma himself made a cameo appearance in many episodes.

Stars: Tony Musante, Simon Oakland, Susan Strasberg, David Toma

Votes: 126

21. Celebrity Bowling (1971–1977)

30 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

7.8
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Exactly what the name implied celebrities participate in a regulation game of bowling.

Stars: Jed Allan, Dave Davis, Cheryl Robinson, Dick Martin

Votes: 83

22. NBC Special Treat (1975–1986)

Family

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Stars: Cheryl Arutt, Ricky Paull Goldin, Scott Baio, Chris Barnes

Votes: 18

23. Kids Are People, Too (1978–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Family, Talk-Show

7.8
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A teen oriented variety show.

Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Irene Cara, Stephanie Mills, Fred Berry

Votes: 32

24. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 9,422

25. The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972–1973)

TV-G | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Don Messick, Frank Welker

Votes: 3,104

26. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 77

27. Barefoot in the Park (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter struggle to survive their first year of matrimony in NYC.

Stars: Scoey Mitchell, Tracy Reed, Thelma Carpenter, Nipsey Russell

Votes: 34

28. Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959–1962)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Stars: Iestyn Davies, Hal Smith, Jackson Beck, Eddie Brandt

Votes: 73

29. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 13,417

30. Adam-12 (1968–1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge, William Boyett

Votes: 2,442

31. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 391

32. The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1956–1958)

30 min | Western, Adventure

7.6
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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Forbes, William Schallert, John Laing, Joyce Vanderveen

Votes: 141

33. Paw Paws (1985– )

TV-Y | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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The adventures of a Native American tribe of humanoid bears.

Stars: Don Messick, Frank Welker, Susan Blu, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 96

34. Jokebook (1982– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Stars: Henry Corden, Scatman Crothers, Joan Gerber, Robert Hastings

Votes: 5

35. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 17,886

36. Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977–1979)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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The various Hanna Barbera characters compete in their own version of the Olympic Games.

Stars: Marilyn Schreffler, Julie Bennett, Joe Besser, Mel Blanc

Votes: 933

37. The Governor & J.J. (1969–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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The relationship between a widowed state governor and his hip daughter J.J.

Stars: Dan Dailey, Julie Sommars, James T. Callahan, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 67

38. The New Temperatures Rising Show (1972–1974)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Set at the Capital General Hospital in Washington D.C., follows the adventures of the no-nonsense chief of surgery Dr. Vincent Campanelli and his all-nonsense staff.

Stars: Cleavon Little, Nancy Fox, Joan Van Ark, Reva Rose

Votes: 77

39. The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (1964–1965)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Animated series featuring Jim Backus's Mr. Magoo character in half-hour adaptations of classic stories for children. Praised by both critics and educators, and well-remembered by fans, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Backus, Joan Gardner, Marvin Miller, Howard Morris

Votes: 479

40. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

Votes: 115

41. Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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Magazine show based on the two African-American magazines "Ebony" and "Jet".

Stars: Debra Crable, Darryl Dennard, Elliott Francis, Greg Gumbel

Votes: 20

42. Petrocelli (1974–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Arnold Jeffers

Votes: 556

43. Sammy and Company (1975–1977)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Sammy and Company was a variety and talk-show program hosted by the American singer, dancer, and comedian Sammy Davis Jr. from 1975 to 1977.

Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Richard Pryor, Avery Schreiber, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 16

44. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

7.3
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The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 6,478

45. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 2,002

46. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Pat Cooper

Votes: 314

47. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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San Francisco Police Commissioner Stewart "Mac" McMillan and his amateur detective wife keep their marriage unpredictable while solving the city's most baffling crimes.

Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

Votes: 1,612

48. Pryor's Place (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Richard Pryor tells educational stories of his youth at a special urban neighborhood.

Stars: Richard Pryor, Akili Prince, Marla Gibbs, Cliffy Magee

Votes: 62

49. Benson (1979–1986)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.

Stars: Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson, Missy Gold

Votes: 2,339

50. Kojak (1973–1978)

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

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 5,155