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1. ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration (1978 TV Special)

240 min | Comedy, Music

9.3
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Past and present stars of the American Broadcasting Company gather to celebrate the networks 25th anniversary.

Director: Perry Rosemond | Stars: Edie Adams, Julie Andrews, Michael Ansara, Edward Asner

Votes: 7

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 62,305

3. The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972– )
Episode: Miss Kline, We Love You (1974)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

8.9
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A shy young teacher develops a fresh approach to life while working with the children of a hospital pediatrics ward.

Director: Wes Kenney | Stars: Patty Duke, John Astin, Fred Beir, June Dayton

Votes: 9

4. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)
Episode: Reality Takes a Holiday (1992)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.9
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Marshall finds a script in his mailbox for a TV show called Eerie, Indiana (1991). As he starts reading, he suddenly finds himself on a TV set where his family are just actors and everyone calls him Omri.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 101

5. Prelude (1968)

Short

8.7
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A man meets his dream girl. When he can't win her over, he learns to appreciate his reality.

Director: John Astin | Stars: John Astin, Gabor Nagy, Mitch Persons, Victoria Shaw

Votes: 16

6. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: I'm OK, You're Catatonic/Schizophrenic (1988)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

8.7
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Buddy's patronizing younger brother, Phil, convinces him to commit himself to a mental hospital for the rest of his life. Harry angrily objects. Meanwhile, Dan has accidentally destroyed ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Harry Anderson, Markie Post, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 60

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

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

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

Votes: 1,461

8. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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Manhattan's 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 105

9. The Addams Family (1992–1993)
Episode: Camp Addams/Little Doll Lost/King of the Polycotton Blues (1993)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Wednesday and Pugsley are off on a summer camp. They are placed in Camp Holler run by D.I. Holler instead of Camp Holly. Wednesday's doll Marie is presumed to have burned in the fireplace. ... See full summary »

Stars: John Astin, Nancy Linari, Debi Derryberry, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 6

10. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)
Episode: High Treason: Part 1 (1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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The calvary arrests Brisco County Jr. and Lord Bowler under the accusation of high treason. They are to be promptly court martialed and executed by firing squad. Can they prove their innocence before it's too late?

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 74

11. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)
Episode: High Treason: Part 2 (1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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With the help of Prof. Albert Wickwire, Brisco County Jr. and Lord Bowler manage to fake their deaths and escape. Now on the run, they must prove that a rogue general is behind everything, before his deadly posse tracks them down.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 75

12. 87th Precinct (1961–1962)
Episode: King's Ransom (1962)

60 min | Drama, Crime

8.5
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Two ex-convicts kidnap a young man, believing him to be the son of shoe manufacturer Douglas King. Actually, the boy is the son of the manufacturer's chauffeur. When the kidnappers discover... See full summary »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Robert Lansing, Ron Harper, Gregory Walcott, Norman Fell

Votes: 6

13. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
Episode: Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Television Set (1972)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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An American family of the 1950s gets their first television. The teenage son Ritchie and his friend Potsie assume it can be used as a chick magnet. This was a precursor to the Happy Days series.

Directors: Marc Daniels, Gary Nelson | Stars: John Astin, Carl Ballantine, Nellie Burt, Ed Cambridge

Votes: 50

14. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Sticks and Stones (1985)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Cabot Cove is flooded with poison pen letters which proves hard for the town to handle as Amos prepares to hand the reins over to a new sheriff.

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Angela Lansbury, John Astin, Paul Benedict, Tom Bosley

Votes: 230

15. The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.4
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Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.

Stars: Jack Palance, Stuart Erwin, Michael Consoldane, Del Graham

Votes: 92

16. 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

17. Kid Quick (2000)

15 min | Comedy, Short

8.4
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Director: Michael Dow | Stars: John Astin, Fran Drescher, Michael Jeter, Andy Mackenzie

Votes: 16

18. The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995–1997)
Episode: Guardian Idiot/Space Time Twister/Don't String Me Along (1995)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.4
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Felix's klutzy guardian angel has to save him from a meat-loving restaurateur. / Reality goes haywire when Felix breaks the magic controller of space and time. / Felix pulls a loose string while cleaning and starts unraveling the world.

Directors: Lynne Naylor, Dominic Polcino, Robin Steele | Stars: Thom Adcox-Hernandez, Susan Silo, Jeff Bennett, Stephen DeStefano

Votes: 7

19. The Virginian (1962–1971)
Episode: Jump-Up (1971)

TV-G | 75 min | Western

8.4
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After stopping in the town of Jump-Up to see an old girlfriend, Tate is cheated in a card game by a gambler, and then framed by town boss John Timothy Driscoll and his son for killing the man, and forced into a hard labor camp.

Director: Herbert Hirschman | Stars: Stewart Granger, Doug McClure, Lee Majors, James Drury

Votes: 18

20. The Doris Day Show (1968–1973)
Episode: The Father-Son Weekend (1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Grandpa Buck isn't able to take Toby on a father-son camping trip, so Doris goes along instead.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Doris Day, Philip Brown, Todd Starke, John Astin

Votes: 13

21. Burke's Law (1994–1995)
Episode: Who Killed Alexander the Great? (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A famous magician named Alexander is murdered while performing a trick in front of other magicians, and no one can figure out how it was accomplished. Peter and Amos realize the other magicians were jealous of Alexander.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Gene Barry, Peter Barton, Danny Kamekona, Bever-Leigh Banfield

Votes: 16

22. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 66,695

23. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,200

24. Harry Anderson's Sideshow (1987 TV Movie)

60 min

8.3
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Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Harry Anderson, John Astin, Deidre Hall, Turk Pipkin

Votes: 7

25. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A pioneer from a wagon train in 1847 sets off to find something for his ill son and stumbles into present day New Mexico.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Cliff Robertson, John Crawford, Evans Evans, Edward Platt

Votes: 1,723

26. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
Episode: A Quiet Evening (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Mr. Wilson's plans for a quiet evening with his coin collection go awry when he unexpectedly has to babysit Dennis, Margaret, and Seymour.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Herbert Anderson, Gloria Henry, John Astin, Charles Fredericks

Votes: 18

27. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Brisco County Jr. is hired by the attorney of a group of robber barons to track down and apprehend the infamous John Bly and his gang, a job that was previously entrusted to his late father Brisco County Sr.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Dan Gerrity, Christian Clemenson

Votes: 208

28. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Service Agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,774

29. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

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

8.2
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Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon Holmes and mysterious Dash X.

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 4,543

30. Hennesey (1959–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey and Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.

Stars: Jackie Cooper, Abby Dalton, Roscoe Karns, Henry Kulky

Votes: 151

31. The Mouse Factory (1971–1973)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Classic Disney cartoons are presented, with each episode featuring a different theme and celebrity host.

Stars: Johnny Brown, Jim Backus, Wally Cox, Annette Funicello

Votes: 60

32. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: A Lady in the Lake (1985)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Jessica spends a little time at a lakeside inn where she witnesses what appears to be a struggle and a woman falling into the lake.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, John Astin, Susan Blanchard, Tom Bosley

Votes: 241

33. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: From Snoop to Nuts: Part 2 (1989)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.2
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Harry must deal with his inept government handler, evading Marty Cologne's hit men, and confronting Buddy about his revelation.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Harry Anderson, Markie Post, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 44

34. The Addams Family (1992–1993)
Episode: Happyester Fester (1992)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.2
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Fester develops a new fabric, so rival underwear manufacturers Normanmeyer and Ruffco attempt to get Fester on their side.

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Don Lusk, Carl Urbano, Ray Patterson | Stars: John Astin, Dick Beals, Earl Boen, Candy Ann Brown

Votes: 11

35. Otherworld (1985)
Episode: Mansion of the Beast (1985)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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When the family comes across Virago, a man who looks like an animal, he demands that June remain with him or he will kill all of them. June stays. She learns that Virago is cursed and tries... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Sam Groom, Gretchen Corbett, Tony O'Dell, Jonna Lee

Votes: 12

36. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: The Gold Mine on Main Street (1968)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.2
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Jesse declares the middle of Main Street is the place to find gold and is seemingly correct after the mine is successful. But his backers in town become increasingly suspicious when their questions go unanswered.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: John Astin, Duane Grey, Harry Holcombe, Paul Sorensen

Votes: 16

37. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1990–1991)
Episode: The Great Tomato Wars (1991)

Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A rising ambush at the harbor warehouse brings forth an affront between Doctor Gangreen's tomatoes and Zoltan's Evil Tomato Gang. Chad, Tara and FT seek a way to cooperate with Gangreen to ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Peterson | Stars: John Astin, Thom Bray, S. Scott Bullock, Cam Clarke

Votes: 5

38. Maverick (1957–1962)
Episode: The Town That Wasn't There (1960)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.2
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Beau can't win for losing - sashays up to claim a worthless mine he won, then the whole town disappears. The no-longer Silver Hill stands at the mercy of the venal Wilber Shanks, a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Roger Moore, Merry Anders, Richard Hale, John Astin

Votes: 37

39. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.1
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Bret and Bart Maverick are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game.

Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

Votes: 2,272

40. He & She (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Dick and Paula Hollister are a witty, sophisticated couple living in New York City. Dick is a comic-book artist who has become well-known for creating a superhero called Jetman, which has ... See full summary »

Stars: Paula Prentiss, Richard Benjamin, Jack Cassidy, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 203

41. Just Our Luck (1983)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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A modern city guy gains a genie. No, it's not a sexy, bellybuttonless woman; this time, it's a hip, wisecracking black guy named Shabu.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Richard Gilliland, Ellen Maxted, Rod McCary

Votes: 28

42. Out of Habit (2002)

20 min | Comedy, Short

8.1
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Just days before her final vows, young Sister Finbar comes face to face with the dim-wittted milkman who accidentally electrocuted her parents when she was a wee lass. Will she turn the ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Larsen | Stars: John Astin, Audrey Davis, Lyle Kanouse, Kelsey Klein

Votes: 10

43. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
Episode: Cellar Beware (1994)

TV-PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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Duckman purchases an expensive home protection system. The next morning, when the family is robbed, Duckman poorly rewires the system, leading them to run to the basement to avoid being killed by it.

Director: Norton Virgien | Stars: Jason Alexander, Nancy Travis, Gregg Berger, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 42

44. I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (1962–1963)
Episode: Harry, the Father Image (1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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When Arch becomes engaged to a comely young stewardess, a jealous Harry attempts to sabotage their relationship before it ever gets off the ground.

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: John Astin, Marty Ingels, Emmaline Henry, David Ketchum

Votes: 8

45. The Addams Family (1992–1993)
Episode: Itt's Over (1992)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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When Fester starts to grow hair, he begs hairy cousin Itt for a hair-loss formula. But he ends up dissolving Itt with the formula... or did he?

Directors: Robert Alvarez, Don Lusk, Carl Urbano, Ray Patterson | Stars: John Astin, Dick Beals, Earl Boen, Candy Ann Brown

Votes: 8

46. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)
Episode: Mice Don't Dance/Brain Drained (1997)

TV-Y | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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In the 1930s, The Brain notes the popularity of tap dance and constructs a pair of steam-powered legs to send a subtle Morse code message of world domination. Bereft of ideas to take over ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Calabrese | Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, John Astin, Bojangles

Votes: 59

47. The Addams Family (1964–1966)
Episode: Morticia's Romance: Part 2 (1965)

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

8.1
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A nice, violent thunderstorm puts the children in the mood to hear the rest of the story on how their parents met and married: The mothers finish quibbling over the dowry but Gomez goes ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 103

48. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: Mouse at Play (1961)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Donna's friend is upset because her husband never notices anything new. Donna realizes Alex can also sometimes be unobservant. While Alex is away at a medical convention, Donna changes her hair color to see if he notices when he returns.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

Votes: 11

49. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)
Episode: Senior Spirit (1993)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The spirit of Brisco County Sr. appears from the great beyond to help Brisco Jr. free the son of one of the tycoons that hired him after John Bly and his gang kidnap him.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 94

50. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: The Night Court Before Christmas (1988)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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While collecting for Toys For Toddlers, Bull accidentally takes a truckload of toys belonging to a Scrooge-like factory owner, who demands that they be returned. Since Roz has already ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Steele | Stars: Harry Anderson, Markie Post, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 50



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