T.V. Shows I would Most like to have on DVD

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1. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Votes: 3,123

2. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

A trucker and his pet chimpanzee travel the highways of America, getting into various adventures and misadventures along the way.

Stars: Greg Evigan, Eric Server, Linda McCullough, Candi Brough

Votes: 1,005

3. Boston Public (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

Stars: Loretta Devine, Anthony Heald, Fyvush Finkel, Chi McBride

Votes: 4,821

5. Judging Amy (1999–2005)

60 min | Drama

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 4,892

6. The District (2000–2004)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark... See full summary »

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas, Elizabeth Marvel

Votes: 1,184

7. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 940

8. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 155

9. High Incident (1996–1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A fast paced look at life for the officers of the El Camino Police Department, High Incident takes the viewers into the trenches with the street police officers, where the war on crime is ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Beck, Matt Craven, Cole Hauser, David Keith

Votes: 298

10. EZ Streets (1996–1997)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Catholic confession city-politics softball-game.

Stars: Ken Olin, Joe Pantoliano, Jason Gedrick, Mike Starr

Votes: 194

11. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 6,021

13. Michael Hayes (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

Michael Hayes is a tough but sensitive ex-cop who goes to work in the U.S. Attorney's office in New York City. When his boss is seriously injured in a bombing, Hayes becomes Acting U.S. ... See full summary »

Stars: David Caruso, Jimmy Galeota, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mary B. Ward

Votes: 78

14. Blacke's Magic (1986– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

A magician and his con-man father solve mysteries using a combination of sleight of hand and con games.

Stars: Hal Linden, Harry Morgan, R.J. Adams, Stephen Elliott

Votes: 72

15. Harry's Law (2011–2012)

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivo

Votes: 5,454

16. Chase (2010–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A team tracks down fugitive criminals.

Stars: Kelli Giddish, Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 3,005

19. Equal Justice (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the loves and lives of a group of Pittsburgh D.A. staff focusing on Arnold Bach, the honest, but politically correct, by-the-book district attorney; Gene Rogan, the deputy D.A. and ... See full summary »

Stars: George DiCenzo, Debrah Farentino, Jane Kaczmarek, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 87

20. L.A. Doctors (1998–1999)

60 min | Drama

Four Doctors run an upmarket practice in LA in this drama which focuses as much on the problems in the US medical system as it does on the patients

Stars: Ken Olin, Matt Craven, Rick Roberts, Sheryl Lee

Votes: 133

21. The Days (2004– )

60 min | Drama

A typical American family with Mom, Dad, and 3 growing kids, until Mom and her teenage daughter discover they're pregnant - on the same day.

Stars: Marguerite MacIntyre, David Newsom, Evan Peters, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 268

22. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 692

23. The Byrds of Paradise (1994– )

60 min | Drama

Sam Byrd, a teacher and his family take up residence in Hawaii after his wife dies. Harry, Zeke and Franny each have their own problems accepting the new arrangement and coming to terms ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Elizabeth Lindsey, Seth Green, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 148

24. Against the Grain (1993–1994)

60 min | Drama, Family

Insurance salesman Ed Clemons has just taken on the task of coaching the slumping high school football team of the small, but football-crazy town of Sumpter, Texas. He is given just one ... See full summary »

Stars: John Terry, Donna Bullock, Ben Affleck, Vanessa Evigan

Votes: 38

25. The Powers of Matthew Star (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien Prince from another world.

Stars: Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Steel, James Karen

Votes: 243

26. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 21,192

27. Downtown (1986–1987)

60 min | Drama

LAPD officer Forney serves double duty supervising four widely differing parolees living in a half-way house. He tries to get them jobs; they try to help him solve crimes.

Stars: Virginia Capers, Robert Englund, Mariska Hargitay, Millicent Martin

Votes: 39

28. Citizen Baines (2000– )

60 min | Drama

A defeated senator returns home to reconnect with his three grown daughters.

Stars: Embeth Davidtz, Jacinda Barrett, James Cromwell, McCaleb Burnett

Votes: 40

29. Kate Brasher (2001– )

60 min | Drama

The show follows a young single mother raising two high school-age boys in Los Angeles while juggling multiple minimum-wage jobs. Masterson's character is stiffed on a paycheck and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mary Stuart Masterson, Rhea Perlman, Hector Elizondo, Gregory Smith

Votes: 36

30. Raines (2007– )

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

Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Matt Craven, Nicole Sullivan, Linda Park

Votes: 1,888

31. Philly (2001–2002)

50 min | Drama

A new lawyer tries to maintain her distance from her sometimes guilty clients, but building a good rep threatens to overcome her passion.

Stars: Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman, Diana Maria Riva

Votes: 314

32. Men in Trees (2006–2008)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A relationship-advice guru, upon learning that her fiancé is cheating on her, decides to stay in a small town in Alaska, the most recent stop on her book tour. It's in this remote town, where the ratio of men to women is ten to one, she realizes she can truly learn about the subject she thought she knew so well -- how to find, and keep, a good man.

Stars: Anne Heche, Abraham Benrubi, Emily Bergl, Derek Richardson

Votes: 4,821

33. Matt Waters (1996– )

60 min | Drama

Matt Waters starts a job teaching in an urban, prison like New Jersey high school after military retirement. Nicole and Charlie are fellow teachers who help Matt smooth his rough edges as he tries to reach disinterested students.

Stars: Montel Williams, Kristen Wilson, Richard Chevolleau, Cyndi Cartagena

Votes: 14

34. Smith (2006–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A drama about the lives of a crew of professional criminals.

Stars: Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker, Jonny Lee Miller

Votes: 1,726

35. Close to Home (2005–2007)

60 min | Drama

Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise, David James Elliott, John Carroll Lynch

Votes: 1,151

36. The Paul Reiser Show (2011)

30 min | Comedy

A comedy centering around a real-life family.

Stars: Paul Reiser, Ben Shenkman, Omid Djalili, Duane Martin

Votes: 343

37. Hollywood Beat (1985– )

60 min | Drama

Nick McCarren and Jack Rado work far from the glamorous area of Los Angeles, donning oddball outfits working undercover. The headquarters in the seedy area is a business run by out George Grinsky, and they report to Captain Wes Biddle.

Stars: Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, John Matuszak, Edward Winter

Votes: 40

39. Miami Medical (2010)

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

A medical drama about a team of expert trauma surgeons, who shine brightest when working under pressure against the clock to save critically injured patients.

Stars: Jeremy Northam, Mike Vogel, Lana Parrilla, Elisabeth Harnois

Votes: 1,118

40. Enos (1980–1981)

60 min | Action, Comedy

The big city adventures of Officer Enos Strate of Hazzard County.

Stars: Sonny Shroyer, Samuel E. Wright, John Dehner, John Milford

Votes: 89

41. Family Law (1999–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

An upscale law firm specializing in family law undertakes clients with domestic conflicts.

Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Christopher McDonald, Merrilee McCommas, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 288

42. Robbery Homicide Division (2002–2003)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Drama centers on Lt. Sam Cole and his team of cops in the elite robbery/homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Tom Sizemore, David Cubitt, Klea Scott, Barry Shabaka Henley

Votes: 305

43. 10-8: Officers on Duty (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Crime

Rico Amonte was brought out to LA by his older brother Angelo, a detective in the LAPD Robbery/Homicide Division. He is now in his first year, learning to become a professional police ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Nucci, Ernie Hudson, Scott William Winters, Travis Schuldt

Votes: 193

44. Cane (2007– )

60 min | Drama

A Latino family works together to operate a rum business.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Nestor Carbonell, Polly Walker, Paola Turbay

Votes: 1,173

46. The Whole Truth (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Legal drama about the prosecution's and the defense team's take on each criminal case.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Maura Tierney, Eamonn Walker, Anthony Ruivivar

Votes: 638

47. The Agency (2001–2003)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

Stars: Rocky Carroll, Paige Turco, David Clennon, Will Patton

Votes: 549

48. Total Security (1997– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A high-tech security firm in Los Angeles is the setting for a world of espionage, threats, investigations, and surveillance.

Stars: James Remar, Jim Belushi, Debrah Farentino, Tracey Needham

Votes: 67