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1. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News

Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »

Stars: Lester Holt, Keith Morrison, Ann Curry, Josh Mankiewicz

Votes: 1,548

2. 48 Hours (1988– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, News

One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,281

3. Homeland (2011– )

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

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 265,397

4. True Detective (2014– )

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

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 397,820

5. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Real FBI cases are recounted through reenactments and interviews with law enforcement and forensic scientists.

Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Susan Rae

Votes: 681

6. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

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

A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 145,068

7. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (2011– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

Stars: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann

Votes: 1,875

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 740,423

9. Redrum (2013– )

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

When it comes to murder, no detective starts their search at the beginning of the crime. Rather, a murder investigation always begins with the body, after the deed is done. It is up to the ... See full summary »

Stars: D.C. Goode, Stephen Rashbrook, Brandon Kieffer, Ramel Sherman

Votes: 135

10. Obsession: Dark Desires (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

Obsessions form in all different kinds of ways. It could be a date, an interview, or even just a passing on the street. In this bone-chilling series they will show real life stories of obsession told by the victims.

Stars: Stephanie Jones, Richard Banks, Stephanie Moore, Ian Porter

Votes: 212

11. Tabloid (2014– )

44 min | Documentary

Actor Gavin Hagey fantasticly portrays a typical highschool bully. He never once Broke character, even with his Back against the wall. He truly was an emotionless Mountain. The tranny could've been better though

Stars: Jerry Springer, Greg Brown, Brannon Bates, Dave Beaudrie

Votes: 37

12. Scorned: Love Kills (2012– )

Documentary, Crime

A voyeuristic peak into the lust and obsessions that have fueled some of the more brutal acts of violence to grab headlines around the world.

Stars: Casey Jordan, Nicole Blackman, Robi Ludwig, Cathy Scott

Votes: 206

13. On the Case with Paula Zahn (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Award winning journalist Paula Zahn unravels shocking crimes interviewing those closest to the case including lawyers, the victim's family, and detectives.

Stars: Paula Zahn, Raymond Brenkert, Eric S. Robertson, Kevin B. Mulligan

Votes: 477

14. Deadly Sins (2012– )

Documentary, Crime

A docudrama that examines the true evils that push people beyond the limits of the law and reveals crimes driven by the most basic of human instincts.

Stars: Darren Kavinoky, Mhari Sandoval, Justin Michael Woods, John Smutny

Votes: 301

15. Unusual Suspects (2010– )

44 min | Crime

Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Jeff Wilburn, Jamie Hanes, Rocco Rozzotti

Votes: 604

16. Fatal Vows (2012– )

60 min | Documentary

When marriages fail, divorce can turn ugly and even deadly. What was once a passionate union becomes spite, greed, backstabbing, and betrayal. 'Fatal Vows explores tumultuous, shocking, and... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Fee, Erica Deutschman, Paul Burke, Christian Jadah

Votes: 86

17. Deadly Affairs (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

From love triangles that implode to office romances exposed, stories of passionate love affairs turned crimes of passion aren't just happening on daytime television. They happen in real life and, sometimes, are even stranger than fiction.

Stars: Susan Lucci, James Davenjay, Vaughn Bullard, Peter Chiamardas

Votes: 106

18. I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Murders, drug dealers, bank robbers or jail escapees. The stories are different, but the motive is always the same: to stay out of prison. See what pushed these fugitives to their crimes, ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Ratner, Steve C. Porter, Thomas Dalby, Carl Marino

Votes: 501

19. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 601,091

20. Soundstage (2003– )

Documentary, Music

Soundstage features live performances by a diverse roster of legendary and up-and-coming artists. The majority of the concerts are filmed before intimate studio audiences at WTTW's Grainger Studio, but occasionally Soundstage also hits the road.

Stars: Stevie Nicks, Ron Blair, Mike Campbell, Steve Ferrone

Votes: 33

21. Eagles: Hell Freezes Over (1994 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Music

The Eagles perform in concert, in celebration of the group's reunion, which was supposed to occur "when hell freezes over."

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh

Votes: 939

22. American Pickers (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

Stars: Frank Fritz, Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby-Cushman, Robbie Wolfe

Votes: 5,739

23. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 10,972

24. CIA: Crime Investigation Australia (2005–2009)

60 min | Crime

Crime investigation Australia takes you deep into the Most horrific crimes Australia has ever seen.

Stars: Erryn Arkin, Olivia Stambouliah, Steve Liebmann, Andy Trieu

Votes: 73

25. Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »

Stars: Atz Lee Kilcher, Atz Kilcher, Eivin Kilcher, Otto Kilcher

Votes: 1,144

26. Little People, Big World (2006– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

In the most in-depth television documentation of the lives of Little People, the series follows the Roloffs - an extraordinary family composed of both little and average-sized people. Over ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Roloff, Amy Roloff, Jeremy Roloff, Molly Roloff

Votes: 2,096

27. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 27,511

28. The Langoliers (1995– )

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 23,517

29. Thrift Hunters (2014– )

Reality-TV

Two guys going around to Vegas thrift stores, looking for deals on valuable items they can resell at a profit.

Star: Elliott Michael Smith

Votes: 63

30. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

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

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 145,680

31. Longmire (2012–2017)

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

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 23,800

32. Nashville Star (2003–2008)

Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

In a twist on American Idol (2002), amateur singers compete for several weeks to see which one will be selected by viewers' votes as the next country music superstar.

Stars: Anastasia Brown, Jewel Kilcher, John Rich, Jeffrey Steele

Votes: 138

33. The Martian Chronicles (1980)

360 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 1,767

34. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (1995– )

TV-PG | 60 min | News, Sport, Talk-Show

A monthly sports magazine that follows what happens on and, more importantly, off the field.

Stars: Bryant Gumbel, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Frank Deford

Votes: 248

35. Buying the Beach (2014– )

Reality-TV

"Buying the Beach" looks at spectacular seaside properties in the U.S., showcasing unique homes where potential buyers can settle into the sand and soak up the sun mere steps from the ... See full summary »

Votes: 12

36. Buying Hawaii (2013– )

There's no place on Earth like Hawaii, and there's nothing like trying to live there. BUYING HAWAII follows homebuyers as they choose from three unique properties to find their ultimate Hawaiian getaway.

Votes: 23

37. Buying Alaska (2012– )

30 min | Reality-TV

Buying Alaska proves that forgoing basic amenities is a reasonable tradeoff when it comes to breathtaking views and stunning wild surroundings that you can't find anywhere in the lower 48 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Scott, Philip Alderfer, Patti Coleman, Duane Mathes

Votes: 158

38. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own meta sitcom.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci, Scott Nemes

Votes: 1,129

39. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 1,856

40. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 4,087

41. Police Woman (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows Sergeant "Pepper" Anderson, LAPD's top undercover cop. A member of the Criminal Conspiracy Unit, Pepper works the wild side of the street, where she poses as everything from a gangster's moll to a streetwalker to a prison inmate.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop, Ed Bernard

Votes: 1,295

42. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.

Stars: Jon Cryer, Ashton Kutcher, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 216,773

43. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 88,718

44. Lady Dynamite (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Series is based on what Maria has accepted to be "her life." The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods of the actor/comedian's life, tell the story of a woman who loses - and then finds - herself.

Stars: Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, Ana Gasteyer

Votes: 2,681

45. The Wrong Mans (2013–2014)

29 min | Comedy, Thriller

From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Dawn French

Votes: 5,544

46. Gavin & Stacey (2007– )

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Romance

Gavin and Stacey have been continuing their romance on-line and by telephone for the last six months. Now they want to be together but will their friends and family let them?

Stars: Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones

Votes: 11,405

47. Fat Friends (2000–2005)

48 min | Drama

Drama series following eight women's struggle to lose weight at a weekly slimming club.

Stars: Ruth Jones, Janet Dibley, Alison Steadman, Gaynor Faye

Votes: 198

48. Russell Howard's Good News (2009– )

60 min | Comedy

British comedian Russell Howard shares his views on the topical news of the previous week.

Stars: Russell Howard, Colin Hoult, Steve Hall, Steve Williams

Votes: 2,086

49. Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016 TV Special)

M | 81 min | Comedy

It's Rob Lowe's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Rob Lowe, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Pete Davidson

Votes: 811

50. Black Sails (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama

Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island."

Stars: Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Zach McGowan

Votes: 75,342

51. Vikings (2013– )

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