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1. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)
Episode: Episode #2.21 (1965)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Music

9.7
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Stars: Bette Davis, Barrie Chase, Les Cinci, Bert Lahr

Votes: 57

2. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: The Wizard of Oz (1956)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

9.2
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Dorothy is swept away from her home in Kansas in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. She embarks on a journey to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Directors: Victor Fleming, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 9

3. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

9.0
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Interviews with figures from public life.

Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Lewis

Votes: 113

4. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 136

5. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,210

6. Stump the Stars (1947– )

30 min | Game-Show

8.6
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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price, Beverly Garland, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 56

7. The Prudential Family Playhouse (1950–1951)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Live dramatic series featuring top rated actors in adaptations of Broadway plays or top rated novels.

Stars: Walter Abel, Gertrude Lawrence, Kevin McCarthy, John McQuade

Votes: 19

8. 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: 1,097

9. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 117

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,836

11. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 189

12. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Mona Freeman, Hans Conried

Votes: 106

13. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Bert Lahr (2) (1963)

Family, Game-Show

8.3
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Stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Peter Ustinov, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 9

14. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 922

15. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.2
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

Stars: Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Hendra and Ullett

Votes: 181

16. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice (1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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"Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice" about maintaining a long show business career through versatility, but Johnny turns the tables on him by displaying his many talents including singing, dancing and drumming.

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 18

17. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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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 »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 69

18. All Star Revue (1950– )

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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This early comedy program started off with a rotating cast of four famous comedians, each of whom would take turns hosting the show. The program format was similar to that of a Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Durante, Eddie Jackson, Jack Roth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 83

19. Summer Fun (1966– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Summer replacement series on ABC which ran for seven weeks. The episodes consisted entirely of unsold comedy pilots.

Stars: Sherry Alberoni, Cliff Arquette, Eleanor Audley, David Bailey

Votes: 7

20. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gaylord Cavallaro, Gordon Tanner

Votes: 19

21. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, Richard Thorpe, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 353,999 | Gross: $2.08M

22. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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There were only 2 seasons of The Eleventh Hour. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 71

23. Cavalcade of Stars (1949–1952)

60 min | Family, Comedy, Music

8.0
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An hour of live variety, in the classic sense of television's Golden Age.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Carter, The June Taylor Dancers, Art Carney

Votes: 37

24. Ten Girls Ago (1962 TV Movie)

32 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Three aging showmen (Keaton, Lahr and Foy) try to make a comeback with the help of pop star Dion.

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Babette Bain, Larry Benson, Jennifer Billingsley, Dion DiMucci

Votes: 5

25. The Ezio Pinza Show (1951–1953)

30 min

8.0
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Stars: Ezio Pinza, Mindy Carson, Eddie Foy Jr., Jane Froman

Votes: 6

26. The NBC Comedy Hour (1956– )

60 min | Comedy, Musical

8.0
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, Hy Averback, Gale Storm, Stan Freberg

Votes: 9

27. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,932

28. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,030

29. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network television. Dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, George N. Neise

Votes: 136

30. Prettier Than Ever: The Restoration of Oz (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Stars: Rob Hummel, Ned Price, Paul Klamer, Janet Wilson

Votes: 13

31. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,344 | Gross: $26.89M

32. The Milton Berle Show (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Hal Sawyer

Votes: 94

33. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 113

34. The George Gobel Show (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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For Gobel's half-hour series, he used a successful comedy format of a monologue segment, followed by a story set up segment, then a musical interlude with the show's girl singer, then the main skit with the guest performers.

Stars: George Gobel, Peggy King, John Scott Trotter, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 47

35. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

Votes: 407

36. Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948–1967)

60 min | Music

7.4
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Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Como, Mitchell Ayres Orchestra, The Ray Charles Singers, Mitchell Ayres

Votes: 69

37. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Stars: Claudette Colbert, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Hamilton, Helen Hayes

Votes: 21

38. The Secret World of Eddie Hodges (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Musical

7.3
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A wonderful musical set in the mind of a boy's imagination brought to life by the talents of Karloff, Gleason, O'Brian, Paige, Lahr, and Hamilton. Great song and dance routines. The theme ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Margaret Hamilton, Eddie Hodges, Boris Karloff

Votes: 7

39. Musical Comedy Time (1950–1951)

60 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Live adaptations of operettas and Broadway musical comedies.

Stars: Melville Cooper, Kem Dibbs, Billy Gilbert, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 11

40. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: The Harlem Globetrotters & Bert Lahr (1956)

Family, Game-Show

7.2
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Stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Stubby Kaye, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 8

41. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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Stars: Noël Coward, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 41

42. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Bert Lahr (3) (1964)

Family, Game-Show

6.9
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Stars: Arlene Francis, John V. Lindsay, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 8

43. The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (1965–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.8
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Contestants guess the correctness of celebrities' answers in order to win spaces in a tic-tac-toe game.

Stars: Kenny Williams, Peter Marshall, Cliff Arquette, Wally Cox

Votes: 724

44. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 331

45. Mister Universe (1951)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.8
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A gullible and honest "Mr. Universe" winner, Tommy Tomkins, gets added to the stable of a con-man and a wrestling prompter. He wins match after match, legitimately, and then balks when he ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Lerner | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Vince Edwards, Bert Lahr

Votes: 37

46. The Fantasticks (1964 TV Movie)

Musical

6.8
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Neighboring widowers plot to romantically unite their son and daughter by pretending to feud and forbidding the two children to associate with each other. Their scheme works and the two ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway, Susan Watson

Votes: 26

47. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Anything Goes (1954)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid ... See full summary »

Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra, Bert Lahr, Sheree North

Votes: 56

48. Love and Hisses (1937)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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As part of their public feud, Bandleader Bernie pretends a girl singer is no good so columnist Winchell promotes her in his column.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Walter Winchell, Ben Bernie, Simone Simon, Bert Lahr

Votes: 21

49. Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Amanda Duff

Votes: 477

50. Josette (1938)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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Two young men try to wrest their father from the clutches of a gold digger but by mistake think the woman is a young nightclub singer with whom they both fall in love.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Don Ameche, Simone Simon, Robert Young, Joan Davis

Votes: 62



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