Ben Stiller – TV Shows

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1. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Frederick Koehler, Allison Smith

Votes: 1,343

2. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
Episode: Too Late the Rebel (1986)

TV-PG | Comedy

Kate accompanies Allie to a protest at her university bringing with her her own unique memories of protesting in the 60s.

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Ari Meyers, Frederick Koehler

Votes: 12

3. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 19,713

4. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: Amen... Send Money (1987)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

The wife of a televangelist is arrested on drug charges by Tubbs who finds himself the target of preacher's vengeance. However, a rival televangelist makes his play.

Director: James Quinn | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 170

5. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 171

6. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The House of Blue Leaves (1987)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Zoo attendant Artie Shaughnessy dreams of being a successful songwriter. What his mistress, Bunny Flingus, who lives downstairs from his Queens apartment won't tell him -- and what his ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, John Mahoney, Christine Baranski, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 115

7. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1995)

306 min | Comedy

This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them.

Stars: Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 1,437

8. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 64,022

9. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Miracle on Third or Fourth Street (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Frasier is looking forward to his first visit from Frederick in time for Christmas, but when the visit is canceled, Frasier takes out his disappointment on his family. He and Martin end up ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 560

10. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 4,840

11. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Clip Job (1995)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Duckman is kidnapped by a psychopath who forces him to watch clips from past episodes of the series.

Director: Jeff McGrath | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 30

12. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 7,979

13. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)
Episode: If You're Going to Write a Comedy Scene, You're Going to Have Some Rat Feces in There (1996)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross lead an ensemble cast that performs an anything-goes montage of offbeat, off-kilter sketches brimming with edge and energy.

Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt | Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, John Ennis, Tom Kenny

Votes: 84

14. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station. Beleaguered news director ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 11,765

15. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: The Trainer (1996)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

Bill decides to join a gym. The staff learns a shocking, horrifying secret Dave Nelson has been keeping from all of them .

Director: Gregg Heschong | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 89

16. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 6,712

17. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Make a Wish (1997)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

Larry is desperate to make People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive list, and it causes problems with Ben Stiller, his friend and guest on the show. Customs busts Hank for importing Cuban cigars.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 58

18. Viva Variety (1997–1999)

22 min | Comedy

Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Ian Black, Betsy Chang

Votes: 275

20. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 618,994

21. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Screamer (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Ross witnesses Rachel's date screaming at people, however no one believes him. Meanwhile, Joey becomes upset when Kate is offered a job in Los Angeles, and Phoebe refuses to hang up the phone when she is placed on hold by her phone company.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,416

22. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 4,635

23. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)
Episode: Ticket (1998)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy

Dr. Katz is pulled over for running a stop sign and given a ticket. Ben vows to fight the ticket in court, taking hundreds of photos of the stop sign, claiming it was concealed by tree ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Julianne Bond

Votes: 15

24. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 113,808

25. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Episode: The Little Things (2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

As McKinley High prepares for a visit from Vice President Bush, Ken and Sam must sort out conflicted feelings in their love lives.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 1,094

26. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 319,558

27. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Sweets and Sour Marge (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge rallies for a ban on sugar after Springfield is declared America's fattest city.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 915

28. Undeclared (2001–2003)

22 min | Comedy

College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dormmates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives. Unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

Votes: 15,562

29. Undeclared (2001–2003)
Episode: Eric's POV (2002)

23 min | Comedy

Backdoor pilot that serves as the series finale. The boys binge-watch Girls Gone Wild. The girls try to add highlights to Lizzie's hair but it goes horribly wrong. Eric's buddies from his copy shop try to help him get over Lizzie.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

Votes: 164

30. The King of Queens (1998–2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He has a pretty wife (Carrie), a big television, and friends with which to watch it. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.

Stars: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 67,567

31. The King of Queens (1998–2007)
Episode: Shrink Wrap (2002)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

The fourth season concludes with Arthur visiting a psychiatrist and recalling via flashback a disturbing encounter with his dad that may explain Arthur's abrasive personality. Carrie and ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Schiller | Stars: Kevin James, Leah Remini, Victor Williams, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 300

32. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 913

33. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)
Episode: Conflict in the South (2003)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

General Nathanael Greene replaces Horatio Gates as the American commander in the south (10/16/80).

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Ben Stiller, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones

Votes: 14

34. King of the Hill (1997–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line.

Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 40,287

35. King of the Hill (1997–2010)
Episode: That's What She Said (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A new Strickland Propane employee revels in making off-color jokes, driving Hank crazy.

Directors: Cyndi Tang, Wesley Archer | Stars: Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick

Votes: 125

36. Extras (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 46,525

37. Extras (2005–2007)
Episode: Ben Stiller (2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Boris Boscovic, Steve Jackson

Votes: 805

38. Family Guy (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 272,435

39. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: No Meals on Wheels (2007)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

After Peter finds a valuable coin and sells it for $50,000, he opens his own restaurant, but things don't end well when he bans Joe and all of his handicapped friends.

Directors: Greg Colton, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 910

40. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 81,611

41. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: The N Word (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Larry goes to the hospital to see his new girlfriend, an orthopedist. While in the bathroom, Larry overhears one end of a very angry, horribly offensive cell phone conversation. But ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kramer | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman

Votes: 719

42. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: The Blind Date (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Larry makes a last-ditch effort to keep Ben Stiller in The Producers, and tries to keep a friend happy by setting him up with a blind date. Meanwhile, Jeff's bizarre sexual fantasy gets out in the open.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Mel Brooks

Votes: 707

43. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: Ben's Birthday Party (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Mel Brooks taps Ben Stiller to be Larry's co-star in The Producers. But when Larry accidentally punches Ben Stiller in the eye during a birthday party game gone wrong, Ben drops out of the production.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis

Votes: 652

44. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )
Episode: Mel's Offer (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Mel Brooks sees Larry performing some karaoke at a bar one night and is quickly impressed with his singing abilities. He then invites Larry to audition to star in a Broadway production of "... See full summary »

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Mel Brooks

Votes: 645

45. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Phineas and Ferb invent, scheme, and stay one step ahead of their bratty sister. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Votes: 26,398

46. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: The Beak: Parts 1 & 2 (2010)

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

Isabella investigates to find the true identity of a metallic superhero.

Director: Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 100

47. The Trip (2010– )
Episode: L'Enclume (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

Steve wakes from his dream that he is in Hollywood with Ben Stiller to find he is in bed with the Polish receptionist before he and Rob move on to L'Enclume at Cartmel,singing Kate Bush's ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Dolya Gavanski, Margo Stilley

Votes: 110

48. The Trip (2010– )

TV-14 | 172 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

Steve is asked to review restaurants for the UK's Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan's romantic relationship falls apart.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan

Votes: 5,435

49. Funny or Die Presents... (2010– )

Comedy

A series of comedy sketches brought to you by the people at Funny or Die.

Stars: Steve Tom, Rob Huebel, Christine Scott Bennett, Callie Cameron

Votes: 1,027