Anthology of Anthologiesby enriquemadera | created - 29 Mar 2013 | updated - 6 days ago | Public
TV anthologies & quasi-anthologies of all sorts, but also omnibus or portmanteau films...
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2. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
5. Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951– )
Probably the longest-running anthology series on television, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" has been presenting television dramatizations of famous plays and books, as well as original programs especially written for the series, since 1951.
6. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
10. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
75 min | Drama
Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »
11. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »
12. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »
15. Thriller (1960–1962)
50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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 »
20. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
60 min | Comedy, Romance
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
21. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
60 min | Drama
This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »
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 »
27. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.
29. Great Performances (1971– )
"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »
31. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.
33. The Bugs Bunny Show (1960–1975)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Bugs Bunny, the famous, Oscar-winning cartoon rabbit, hosts his first weekly television series, along with all his fellow Warner Brothers cartoon stars, including Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, ... See full summary »
36. The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957– )
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A TV show featuring funny old and new shorts starred by Woody Woodpecker and his friends like Andy Panda, Chilly Willy, inspector Willighby and the Beary family in addition to live cut ... See full summary »
37. Liquid Television (1991–1994)
30 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime
MTV's classic, surreal, experimental, grotesque, macabre and darkly humorous animation anthology featuring both serialized and one-off segments. The show also features music videos and rare live action and puppet segments.
39. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.
40. National Geographic Specials (1965– )
60 min | Documentary, History
For over 30 years, the National Geographic Society has presented specials on nature, foreign culture, scientific breakthroughs, and things which fall under the general category of "neat ... See full summary »
43. P.O.V. (1988– )
POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »
44. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Presented by Eastman Kodak, the program was a series of original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas.
45. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.
47. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )