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1. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Once in a Vial (1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

9.2
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Endora gets Samantha's old beau Rollo the warlock to tempt Samantha. After she rejects him he tries to use a love potion on her that Endora accidentally drinks.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Tompkins

Votes: 179

2. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Robert Harrison Clarke Story (1963)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Western

9.2
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Chris and Cooper along with a British journalist accompany civilians surveying for the Army when they come across an Army troop that has been massacred except for two survivors. This opens the journalist's eyes to the real America.

Director: William Witney | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 35

3. Lancer (1968–1970)
Episode: The Gifts (1969)

60 min | Western

9.1
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For Murdoch's birthday, Scott, Johnny, and Jelly each have a gift they've already picked out -a stereopticon, a priceless rifle, and a prize sow -but each run into people who may need them even more.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, Andrew Duggan, Paul Brinegar

Votes: 10

4. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Dial 'B' for Brush (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

9.0
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The show is 26 min. long, including Red's opening monologue and a weatherman skit. The Bela/Lon/Vampira skit is intact. SPOILERS: The writing is not exactly Abbott & Costello Meet ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Lon Chaney Jr., David Rose and His Orchestra

Votes: 14

5. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie at Department Store (1953)

Comedy

9.0
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Gracie trips and falls, as a result of her high heel getting caught in a hole in the rug at the department store. The store's management attempts to reach a monetary settlement with Gracie, but are thwarted by confused resistance.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 17

6. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: Weight of Command (1961)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

9.0
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Bill and Major Adams plan on going hunting with a friend but when he is not home they suspect a renegade party of Cheyenne who have broken the peace treaty and the wagon train may be their next target.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Ward Bond, Robert Horton, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath

Votes: 38

7. Studio 57 (1954–1958)

30 min | Drama, Family

8.8
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This dramatic anthology series went into open syndication when the DuMont Television Network ceased operations.

Stars: Joel Aldrich, Tim Graham, Jean Byron, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 94

8. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

8.8
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Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert Foulk

Votes: 44

9. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 33

10. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Burns and Allen Show (1954)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.8
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It's ten minutes before showtime, and Gracie is nowhere to be found. Jack winds up letting George talk him into posing as Gracie for the show.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Don Wilson

Votes: 25

11. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Practical Joker (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.8
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Ozzie and Darby wager on whether Darby can pull a practical joke on Ozzie within one week. With just one day left to go, Ozzie has is guard up, and he decides to attempt to play a practical joke on Darby.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 5

12. The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
Episode: The Tables Down at Ernie's (1979)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Kingsfield's character and background are further developed in this episode: his own days as a student at the law school, hanging out at Ernie's in the 1930's, and his friendship, then, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Houseman, James Stephens, Tom Fitzsimmons, Robert Ginty

Votes: 14

13. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Von Zell Dates Married Woman/Jealous Husband (1952)

Comedy

8.8
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Gracie interferes after Harry Von Zell goes out with a married woman and the result is a mistaken-identity lawsuit against Harry Morton.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 11

14. Markham (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Roy Markham, a former successful New York attorney, becomes a private detective and his cases take him worldwide. For the first two months of the show, Markham had an assistant, John Riggs,... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Milland, Simon Scott, Henry Corden, Gail Bonney

Votes: 50

15. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: Clem Strikes Oil (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The Kadiddlehopper's at first dismayed at the black gooey stuff on their land learn that it is worth a fortune with which Clem uses to create a financial empire that employs to make Daisy June a star so she will marry him.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Seymour Berns, Carol Channing

Votes: 7

16. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie Giving Party for Atomic Scientist (1952)

Comedy

8.7
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Gracie gives a dinner party for a famous but somewhat eccentric atomic scientist, who never accepts invitations. However, the scientist hears that George was in Las Vegas at the time of the... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 20

17. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 3,477

18. Telephone Time (1956–1958)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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Between 1956 and September 1957, this filmed show featured plays by John Nesbitt, the host of the show. Starting in September 1957, plays by other authors were presented.

Stars: John Nesbitt, Frank Baxter, Maurice Marsac, Florenz Ames

Votes: 89

19. Wide Country (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

8.6
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Mitch Guthrie is a champion bronco rider in the rodeo who tries to keep his kid brother, Andy, from pursuing the same life.

Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Slim Pickens, Ray Teal

Votes: 49

20. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: A Town Is Born (1959)

TV-G | 25 min | Western

8.6
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Shopkeeper Isaacs is asked to hide government gold as Mexico struggles for independence. But French troops ransack his store causing him and wife Ruth flee. But when the patriots return they suspect the merchant has stolen the fortune.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Jan Arvan, Albert Carrier, Edward Colmans, Mel Gaines

Votes: 12

21. Lawman (1958–1962)
Episode: Chantay (1960)

30 min | Western

8.6
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Johnny befriends the Indian girl Chantay with some candy that becomes a clue in learning who murdered the Sioux Indian policeman sent to bring her back to the Indian school.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Sharon Hugueny

Votes: 24

22. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie Thinks Harry is Broke (1953)

Comedy

8.6
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Gracie has the mistaken impression that Harry Von Zell is broke, and, of course, endeavors to help him.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 17

23. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: The Dalton Gals (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Clem has just got a kit to learn how to become a detective, complete with a Sherlock Holmes hat and magnifying glass. Sheriff Duffy (Jan Arvan) stops by with a Wanted poster for the Dalton ... See full synopsis »

Director: Frank Bunetta | Stars: Red Skelton, Jan Arvan, Eve Brent, David Rose and His Orchestra

Votes: 5

24. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 13,369

25. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,486

26. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,108

27. Tightrope (1959–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Mike Connors played an unnamed police undercover Agent who infiltrated organized crime to expose the leaders and their plots. His name changed with each episode in order to protect him. ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Connors, Jesse White, Ted de Corsia, Lewis Charles

Votes: 93

28. Hazel (1961–1966)
Episode: All Mixed Up (1964)

Comedy

8.5
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Hazel is chosen to do TV commercials.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Shirley Booth, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake, Bobby Buntrock

Votes: 23

29. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Forbidden Wedding (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

8.5
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A couple face opposition to their marriage: the governor of California, whom the woman once rejected.

Director: Nat Perrin | Stars: Ziva Rodann, Ted Otis, Ben Wright, Edward Colmans

Votes: 11

30. Family (1976–1980)
Episode: Gifts (1978)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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Disturbed by all the holiday cheer, a lonely and bereft Annie decides to run away.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

Votes: 6

31. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: Man of the House (1960)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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With his father away on a business trip and his mother sick in bed with a cold, Dennis has to be the "man of the house". This includes doing laundry with Margaret's help, and arranging a ... See full summary »

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Jay North, Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, Joseph Kearns

Votes: 22

32. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A sheriff investigates the disappearance of the wife of a man who has been acting suspiciously.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, Phyllis Thaxter, Fess Parker

Votes: 198

33. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Run Quiet (1963)

TV-PG | 73 min | Western

8.5
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Steve helps a deaf mute who was once jailed for fighting. With Steve's help he learns to fit in at Shiloh but when two men kill a gambler and he is seen with the body, everyone assumes the worst. He finds a second friend in a lonely woman.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Gary Clarke, James Drury

Votes: 54

34. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Ship of Spies: Part 1 (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Max is working undercover on a ship trying to find the plans of a super-secret weapon.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Harold J. Stone, Victor French

Votes: 130

35. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (1958)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Marian Fargo is being blackmailed and hires Perry Mason to find a solution to her problem. When Marian is suddenly charged with two murders and the evidence is solidly against her, Perry must use all his wits to save his client.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 196

36. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)
Episode: The Cop and the Anthem (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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It's Christmas Eve and the snow is falling thick and fast. Muggsy tries to convince Freddie the Freeloader to hop a freight train bound for Florida with him, but Freddie has other ideas. He... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Red Skelton, Mary Treen, Maurice Marsac, James Burke

Votes: 11

37. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Pearlie Garnet Story (1964)

TV-PG | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.5
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Beautiful but shrewd Pearlie Garnet was forced to leave the wagon train after she was found to be a liar, manipulator, and thief who stole from everyone on the train.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Robert Fuller, John McIntire, Denny Miller, Frank McGrath

Votes: 30

38. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 1,080

39. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

8.4
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Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 245

40. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The adventures of Mickey Spillane's tough-talking, brawling, skirt-chasing private detective Mike Hammer, who's always ready to use his fists on a "mug" or his charm on a "skirt" to get the case solved.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Bart Burns, Vito Scotti, Johnny Seven

Votes: 172

41. Rescue 8 (1958– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Stars: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

Votes: 81

42. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 45

43. Wire Service (1956–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Adventures of three globetrotting reporters working for an international wire service.

Stars: Dane Clark, George Brent, Mercedes McCambridge, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 23

44. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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An anthology series with episodes split between comedies and drama. Anita Colby and Arlene Dahl shared hosting duties the first season that was originally filmed live but switched to film. ... See full summary »

Stars: Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Anita Colby, Dorothy Green

Votes: 35

45. Crusader (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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In revenge for the Communist government in Poland having sent his mother to a concentration camp where she died, Matt Anders devotes himself to freeing others from totalitarian countries.

Stars: Brian Keith, Edwin Reimers, Arthur Space, Leon Askin

Votes: 29

46. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Captain Gus Hornochek and Sergeant Danny Keller are members of a special force dedicated to eliminating criminal elements. Taking place in an unnamed Midwestern city, the two officers report to Commissioner Matt Gower.

Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 51

47. Coronado 9 (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime

8.4
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A former Naval intelligence officer works as a private detective in San Diego, California.

Stars: Rod Cameron, Vaughn Taylor, Sue Ane Langdon, Walter Reed

Votes: 43

48. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie's Engagement Ring (1952)

Comedy

8.4
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George finds Gracie's lost engagement ring and decides to keep it to teach her a lesson - but he loses it to a pickpocket. Meanwhile, Harry Von Zell devises a sneaky plan to prevent George from shaving time off his commercial.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Harry von Zell, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 10

49. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Overland Express (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

8.4
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After capturing suspected murderer Jim Nation, Matt has to eventually trust the suspect to help out when he and other stagecoach passengers are held at gunpoint by an outlaw.

Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Simon Oakland, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 83

50. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Episode: The Race Town Story (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Western

8.4
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Bill accompanies Barnaby to Sam Race's tent city of "entertainers", where a girl from the train that Barnaby likes has taken a job, not as a singer, as she had thought, but as a saloon girl... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson

Votes: 9



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