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1. Brooklyn Bridge (1991–1993)
Episode: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1991)

Drama

9.3
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Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Amy Aquino

Votes: 7

2. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Fear of Shadows (1978)

Drama, Family

9.0
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A recurring nightmare of running over a small boy with her car haunts Kate. Meanwhile, Buddy takes in a pet raccoon.

Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 11

3. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)
Episode: Episode #2.120 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance

8.8
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Dash, Skipper, and Chuck, the midget SWAT team, defend their qualifications to a skeptical Merle. At Mary's house, Cathy confronts Martha who is cleaning out the house, but Martha denies ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Louise Lasser, Greg Mullavey, Mary Kay Place, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 5

4. The Last Convertible (1979– )

360 min | Drama

8.5
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A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry King, Deborah Raffin, Bruce Boxleitner, Edward Albert

Votes: 119

5. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Stigma (1977)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Manny Mandell, involved in a shootout with a fleeing felon in which his partner is fatally wounded, receives a Police Department medal as a result. The survivor's guilt is bad enough, but ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Mike Connors, Cameron Mitchell, Diane Baker, Eddie Egan

Votes: 14

6. Brooklyn Bridge (1991–1993)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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In 1956, 14-year-old Alan Silver's life revolves around family, the synagogue and the Dodgers. Grandparents Jules and Sophie live in the same brownstone as Alan, his brother Nate, and their parents Phyllis and George.

Stars: Marion Ross, Danny Gerard, Louis Zorich, Matthew Louis Siegel

Votes: 289

7. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 45,409

8. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: A Ransom in Diamonds (1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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This episode was likely a "backdoor" pilot for a new series that shelved before production.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Felton Perry

Votes: 10

9. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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As Alex packs his items for a move to New York, each family members has a chance to say their goodbyes. Nick and Skippy show up for their goodbyes, as well as his former girlfriend Lauren.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 71

10. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)
Episode: Episode #2.105 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Charlie reassures Loretta that it's just the two of them, but Mac interrupts with breakfast and a declaration that they're one big, happy family. Texas and Tiny give Mary the unwritten ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Louise Lasser, Greg Mullavey, Mary Kay Place, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 5

11. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)
Episode: Episode #2.116 (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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After an explosion rocks the auto plant, Texas admits to Vernon that it was the result of his bomb, not the noxious fumes reported by Mary. Howie receives a death threat warning him to stop... See full summary »

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Louise Lasser, Greg Mullavey, Mary Kay Place, Graham Jarvis

Votes: 5

12. Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978– )
Episode: Joshua & Jericho (1978)

Drama, Family, History

8.2
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Joshua leads the people of Israel into the Promised Land.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Robert Culp, William Daniels, Royal Dano, John Doucette

Votes: 6

13. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Speed Trap (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Alex turns to amphetamines to get through a particularly stressful period of exams and scholarship applications.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 80

14. The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Ellen Brewer, a best-selling author, shares her Baltimore house with single daughter Molly Ross, plus five year old grandson Nick. Added to the mix, is Ellen's sarcastic mother Sydney, and her seminar student Tom, a frequent guest.

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Megan Mullally, Jesse R. Tendler, Barry Sobel

Votes: 41

15. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: My Tutor (1985)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Alex hires 13-year-old tutor, Eugene Forbes, to help him bring his grade up in advanced geometry from an 89% to 90%. However, Eugene is immediately distracted when he meets Jennifer, and he... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 78

16. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: The Harder They Fall (1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Teacher/parent interviews at Alex and Mallory's school become interesting when both Steven and Elyse contend with a rude, insufferable teacher.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 78

17. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 57,420

18. Being There (1979)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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84 Metascore

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden

Votes: 58,833 | Gross: $30.18M

19. Brothers (1984–1989)

22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.

Stars: Robert Walden, Paul Regina, Brandon Maggart, Hallie Todd

Votes: 252

20. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
Episode: Briefless Encounter (1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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Tony has a date and, thinking Angela won't be home for hours, decides to take a bath in her tub.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 44

21. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
Episode: For Love of Joshua (1982)

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

7.9
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When a baby with Down Syndrome is denied medical care after birth and allowed to starve to death, Quincy must determine if the death was from natural causes or if the attending physician had a different agenda.

Director: David Moessinger | Stars: Jack Klugman, Garry Walberg, John S. Ragin, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 49

22. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Buried Treasure (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Monk, in competition with one of Dr. Kroger's other patients, gets conned into helping his son find buried treasure. The problem is, it has ties to a recent bank robbery.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 349

23. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Mrs. Wrong: Part 2 (1986)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Mallory's determined to marry Nick so she decides to elope. Alex follows her to stop them but only after they left for some time. And when Steven and Elysse learns of this they freak and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 45

24. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Not an Affair to Remember (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Steven faces temptation at work when his new production assistant takes a liking to him.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 64

25. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Witness to an Incident (1982)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Cagney and Lacey come into conflict when they remember the events of the shooting of a civilian differently.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 42

26. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the ... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 917

27. Tucker's Witch (1982–1983)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Rick and Amanda Tucker are a married couple who own and operate their own private-detective agency. Her powers are a tremendous asset in solving cases, although they also have a tendency to... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Matheson, Catherine Hicks, Bill Morey, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 84

28. Studs Lonigan (1979– )

360 min | Drama

7.8
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Story of the Irish-American Lonigan family between 1918 and 1930. The story centers on young Studs who is growing into adulthood in a city full of temptations.

Stars: Harry Hamlin, Colleen Dewhurst, Brad Dourif, Charles Durning

Votes: 62

29. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Heartstrings: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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After jogging with Elyse, Steven feels pains in his chest. He is taken to the hospital and they find out he had a heart attack. While in the hospital, everyone starts to meet other family members and patients who suffered a heart attack.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 37

30. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Heartstrings: Part 2 (1988)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Steven has an operation to clear a valve from his heart attack. As they wait and worry, Elyse and the others remember events with Steven. They take comfort talking and sharing with other people waiting for their spouses.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 37

31. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Heartstrings: Part 3 (1988)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Family and friends continue their vigil while Steven has his operation. The operation is a success and home they go. Steven has to adjust to restrictions in food and activity, while the family treat him as an elderly invalid.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 38

32. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Iris Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2008)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When teenager Iris McBride witnesses her boyfriend, Lawrence, being shot by a member of a violent Hispanic gang, she and her family must enter WITSEC to prevent retaliation for her planned ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 83

33. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Mr. Right (1985)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Nick is worried that the constant disapproval he receives from Elyse and Steven will ultimately cost him his relationship with Mallory. Eager to change, Nick turns to Alex for help. ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 51

34. Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Episode: Sam & Dave (1987)

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

7.8
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David attempts to be civil towards Maddie and Sam, but ends up becoming a drunken embarrassment.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Mark Harmon

Votes: 96

35. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 28,295

36. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 989

37. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: Anything You Want (1996)

TV-G | 42 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.7
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The premiere episode introduces Eric Camden, who's a minister, a father of five, happily married, and a soon-to-be dog owner. His wife, Annie Camden is a stay-at-home mom raising their ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Barry Watson, David Gallagher

Votes: 140

38. Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)
Episode: Mortgage Burnin' Blues (1977)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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Director: William Wiard | Stars: Dick Van Patten, Betty Buckley, Grant Goodeve, Willie Aames

Votes: 7

39. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Remembrances of Things Past (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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While at the family home to help their mother sell the house, Steven and his brother argue over childhood issues. As they argue, they also mellow.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 50

40. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Stage Fright (1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Alex preps Mallory for a high school television quiz show when he can't find anyone else to fill an empty spot on his team.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 83

41. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Sweet Lorraine (1983)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Working at the school radio station Alex sets himself up a blind date with a fellow music enthusiast. This date ends up being the 39-year-old Lorraine. The two enjoy themselves as their ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 61

42. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

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

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,721

43. Memories of Moonlighting (2006 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Stars: James J. Agazzi, Allan Arkush, Curtis Armstrong, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 8

44. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: A Stand-Up Triple (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A woman with three children who tries to find a man who can take care of them, hooks up with a criminal. When the man is arrested and she agrees to testify against him, so she enters the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 67

45. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: My Best Friend's Girl (1989)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Jennifer has her learners permit; Steven & Elyse compete to show who is better driving instructor. Also, Skippy has trouble meeting girls, so Lauren decides to be a matchmaker. As Skippy & Lauren work together, he falls in love with her.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 43

46. Tucker's Witch (1982–1983)
Episode: The Corpse Who Knew Too Much (1982)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.6
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After an attempt on her husband's life, Debbie Shears leads Rick and Amanda on an investigation that reveals Debbie's husband has an entirely different life than previously known.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Tim Matheson, Catherine Hicks, Bill Morey, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 5

47. Police Story (1973–1979)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

Votes: 654

48. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Keaton vs. Keaton (1987)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Steven's station offers a scholarship open to employees' college-aged children. Alex and Mallory apply. Alex is certain he will beat Mallory as well as all other applicants. Alex is privately told he won, but he withdraws so Mallory wins.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 44

49. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Mrs. Wrong: Part 1 (1986)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Mallory feels the pressure of college life and home life. She feels it is too much to handle. As she talks to Nick, she starts to dream more of a married life with a family than going to college. Mallory and Nick decide to get married.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 43

50. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Nick's Best Friend (1989)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Andy celebrates his 7th birthday and Alex tells him how to look just for gifts and not read the birthday cards. Nick is reunited with his dog from when he lived at home. One day with Nick, he runs in the street and is hit by a car.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 35



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