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1. Tru Calling (2003–2005)

43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A university graduate working in the city morgue is able to repeat the same day over again to prevent murders or other disasters.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Shawn Reaves, Zach Galifianakis, A.J. Cook

Votes: 13,525

2. Dollhouse (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Votes: 42,750

3. Moonlight (2007–2008)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 22,284

4. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 3,741

5. The Cape (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama

Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder, leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape."

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain

Votes: 7,950

6. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

Votes: 3,144

7. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 76,510

8. Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 132,278

9. Hellcats (2010–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The wild world of competitive college cheerleading.

Stars: Aly Michalka, Ashley Tisdale, Robbie Jones, Heather Hemmens

Votes: 9,576

10. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

In the 15th century, Pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 43,036

11. UC: Undercover (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Action

As a federal team, the group responds to emergencies all over the country: taking down elite bank robbers, drug kingpins, domestic terrorists, spies, jewel thieves, and corrupt cops. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Oded Fehr, Jon Seda, Vera Farmiga, Bruklin Harris

Votes: 254

12. Ringer (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young woman on the run from the mob poses as her wealthy twin sister to try and evade them, but soon discovers that her sister has a price on her head as well.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 19,125

13. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 5,190

14. Beauty and the Beast (1996– )

60 min | Music, Talk-Show

The program sees controversial radio broadcaster, Stan Zemanek, matching wits with a panel of beauties including Belinda Green, Jeanne Little, Johanna Griggs, Julia Morris, Donna Gubbay, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Sykes, Stan Zemanek, Jan Murray, Ita Buttrose

Votes: 13

15. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

Votes: 39,283

16. Human Target (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats.

Stars: Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Votes: 16,248

17. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 53,680

18. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Two teenage girls' lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Stars: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, D.W. Moffett

Votes: 20,988

19. Dead Like Me (2003–2004)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Mandy Patinkin

Votes: 36,718

20. Chuck (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 116,244

21. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 29,333

22. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 73,308

23. Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa

Votes: 54,056

24. SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 42,794

25. Being Human (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 22,116

26. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosted this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,562

27. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (1992–1997)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A group of schoolgirls discover they are incarnations of super-powered alien princesses, and use their abilities to defend the earth.

Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Stephanie Sheh, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa

Votes: 4,222

28. Pîtâ Pan no bôken (1989– )

24 min | Animation

Once in search of own shade Peter gets to London of our world and becomes the friend of little Wendy and her brothers Michael and John. He takes new friends with itself in Somewhere There, to meet the staggering adventures.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Naoko Matsui, Kyôko Hamura, Yuriko Fuchizaki

Votes: 199

29. Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990–1991)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Peter Pan lives in the Neverland with a gang of orphan boys, fairy Tinkerbell, and friends Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Amid numerous adventures, the children are constantly menaced by... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Curry, Debi Derryberry, Chris M. Allport, Scott Menville

Votes: 493

30. Empire (2005– )

TV-14 | 360 min | Action, Drama, History

Epic four-hour series about the rise of Octavius who succeeds Julius Caesar and tangles with Marc Anthony for control of the Roman empire and finally went on to become the emperor Augustus.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Vincent Regan, Emily Blunt, James Frain

Votes: 1,474

31. Awake (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream?

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 19,538

32. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 25,201

33. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 82,538

34. Ivanhoe (1997– )

270 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Ivanhoe returning from crusading in the Holy Land to England which is ruled by corrupt Prince John.

Stars: David Barrass, Ralph Brown, Jimmy Chisholm, Trevor Cooper

Votes: 877

35. Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid (1991– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

In this Japanese/French anime series, we follow the many adventures of Marina, who first wanted to be human under "Hedwig" the sea hag's spell. After her spell breaks, due to a snotty ... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Groulx, Daria Nicolodi, Sonja Ball, Thor Bishopric

Votes: 69

36. Class of the Titans (2006–2008)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks worshiped the gods on Mount Olympus. In the 21st century, their descendants fight to protect the world from the evil Cronus.

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Ty Olsson, Kelly Sheridan, Sam Vincent

Votes: 331

37. Clash of the Gods (2009– )

Documentary, History

Covers many of the ancient Greek and Norse Gods, monsters and heroes including Hades, Hercules, Medusa, Minotaur, Odysseus and Zeus.

Stars: Stan Bernard, Tate Steinsiek, Greg Ford, Blair Jones

Votes: 702

38. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 5,841

39. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 6,295

40. Forever Knight (1992–1996)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

800-year-old vampire Nick Knight quests for redemption as a cop in Toronto, trying to hide his vampiric nature from the rest of the world.

Stars: Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett, John Kapelos

Votes: 2,024

41. Alice (2009)

Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Everything you know about Alice's adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 8,682

42. Blade: The Series (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The adventures of the half human/vampire hunter.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, Nelson Lee, Jessica Gower

Votes: 4,546

43. The Slayers (1995– )

TV-PG | 588 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart

Votes: 1,721

44. Body of Proof (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks

Votes: 13,168

45. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,282

46. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,503

47. Dog City (1992– )

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The adventures of a canine private eye while he confers with his animator who has his own problems to deal with.

Stars: Ron White, Elizabeth Hanna, Kevin Clash, John Stocker

Votes: 248

48. Gravedale High (1990–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy