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1. The Temptations (1998)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1998)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.7
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David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Otis Williams are five former street corner singers who managed to become Motown legends. With a sound that's doo-wop, pop ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 37

2. The Temptations (1998)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1998)

87 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.6
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David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams and Otis Williams are five former street corner singers who managed to become Motown legends. With a sound that's doo-wop, pop ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 38

3. Motown Merry Christmas (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Music

9.3
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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Natalie Cole, Desiree Coleman, Dennis Edwards, Lola Falana

Votes: 35

4. Super Night of Rock 'n' Roll (1984 TV Special)

Music

9.1
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Director: Malcolm Leo | Stars: Donny Baldwin, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Craig Chaquico

Votes: 8

5. Motown Returns to the Apollo (1985 TV Special)

120 min | Music

9.0
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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Debbie Allen, Gerald Alston, Ricky Bell, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 54

6. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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The 25th Anniversary of Motown Records is celebrated by its past and present stars playing their greatest hits, plus some new ones.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Adam Ant, Nick Ashford, Florence Ballard, Renaldo Benson

Votes: 264

7. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 236

8. TCB (1968 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

8.5
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The two top Motown groups, Diana Ross and The Supremes, and The Temptations sing their greatest hits of the 60s plus some unforgettable standards. Although a clear showcase for Diana Ross talents, the best parts are those by the groups.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Otis Williams

Votes: 31

9. G.I.T. on Broadway (1969 TV Special)

60 min | Musical

8.5
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After their successful colaboration in 1968's "T.C.B." TV special, Diana Ross and The Supremes join The Temptations one more time. This time, the two super-groups not only sing but act in ... See full summary »

Director: Grey Lockwood | Stars: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Paul Williams

Votes: 8

10. The Temptations (1998)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, D.B. Woodside, Terron Brooks, Christian Payton

Votes: 3,762

11. Save the Children (1973)

G | 123 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Documentary about a concert held in Chicago in 1972.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Cannonball Adderley, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis Jr., Dennis Edwards

Votes: 36

12. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 2,366

13. Soul Train (1971–2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Music, Talk-Show

7.9
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Created by music impresario Don Cornelius, Soul Train is an African-American focused music-dance television program that spanned 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 454

14. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)

50 min | Music

7.9
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London based British Rock/Pop tv show broadcast every Friday night during its run until 23/12/1966. Presented by Keith Fordyce & Cathy McGowan. Featuring many performances by The Beatles,Rolling Stones & The Who amongst other 60's greats.

Stars: Sandy Sarjeant, Mick Jagger, Dusty Springfield, Eric Burdon

Votes: 54

15. The Andy Williams Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Coming back to television after taking a year off, Andy Williams hosted this musical/comedy variety show. While his earlier programs had stuck with more traditional music, this new show ... See full summary »

Stars: Allan Blye, Andy Williams, Janos Prohaska, The Osmonds

Votes: 75

16. 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, Topo Gigio

Votes: 1,056

17. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)

60 min | Comedy

7.8
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The Smothers Brothers host a comedy variety show that became notorious for its topical satirical humor.

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Peter Cullen

Votes: 1,159

18. Smokey Robinson: The Quiet Legend (1990 TV Movie)

Unrated | Documentary, Music

7.8
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Stars: Anita Baker, Geraldine Burston, Dick Clark, Bill Cosby

Votes: 8

19. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967–1970)
Episode: Episode #2.14 (1967)

Comedy

7.8
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In a reversal guest Tallulah Bankhead is the captain in a Mata Hari skit with Tom the notorious spy. There is also a musical tribute to guns. The Temptations sing "Swanee." Tom and Tallulah duet "My Funny Valentine."

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Pat Paulsen, Tallulah Bankhead

Votes: 9

20. Ready, Steady, Go! (1963–1966)
Episode: The Sound of Motown (1965)

Music

7.8
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Director: Rollo Gamble | Stars: Dusty Springfield, Rosalind Ashford, Florence Ballard, Georgina Burgess

Votes: 9

21. Shindig! (1964–1966)

60 min | Family, Music

7.7
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A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits.

Stars: The Blossoms, Carolyne Barry, Bobby Sherman, Diane Stuart

Votes: 123

22. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Larry Storch, Connie Stevens, Nancy Ames, Buddy Hackett, Jerry Lewis, Leonard Nimoy, Ed Platt, Dinah Shore, Paul Williams, The Temptations (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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Mod, Mod World looks at vacations.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Larry Storch, The Temptations

Votes: 22

23. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

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

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 17,028

24. American Bandstand (1952–1989)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

7.6
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Dick Clark hosts a daily to weekly dance show that features the latest hit music for the attending teens to dance to. In addition, the show has performances by popular musicians and audience members rate songs.

Stars: Dick Clark, Charlie O'Donnell, Peaches Johnson, Stan Rodarte

Votes: 264

25. The Lloyd Thaxton Show (1961–1968)

60 min | Music

7.5
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Teen dance show hosted by DJ Lloyd Thaxton. Show was 1hr long and featured various rock groups.

Stars: Lloyd Thaxton, April Stevens, Nino Tempo, James Brown

Votes: 12

26. Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Episode: Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Maddie and David have an argument about what a date should be all about. David decides to show her a good date by buying stolen tickets to a symphony concert from a scalper. They then find themselves involved in an assassination plot.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Will MacMillan

Votes: 109

27. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Bear Affair (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 9

28. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Secret (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

29. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: To Clutch a Thief (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 12

30. The Leslie Uggams Show (1969)

60 min | Music

7.3
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A variety show consisting of singing, dancing, and skits

Stars: Leslie Uggams, Roger Carroll, Glen Ash, David Frye

Votes: 13

31. Getting By (1993–1994)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Comedy about two women who live together in a rather large house. Dolores, who is the black one, has two boys Marcus (Santana) and Darren (Richmond). Cathy, who is the white one, has two ... See full summary »

Stars: Cindy Williams, Telma Hopkins, Deon Richmond, Merlin Santana

Votes: 42

32. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 5,803

33. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

Votes: 637

34. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)
Episode: Rockabye Baby (1985)

Action, Adventure

7.1
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An aspiring singer lets a producer hear her music. But when a man comes in the producer asks her to leave and he turns the tape recorder on to record the conversation. Now the man is trying... See full summary »

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 22

35. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Code (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.0
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 11

36. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)
Episode: Goin' to the Chapel: Part 2 (1990)

TV-PG | Comedy

6.9
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Murphy, maid of honor, is having difficulties planning Corky and Will's wedding.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto

Votes: 29

37. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: Shadow of a Trout (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.9
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

38. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Your Money or Your Wife/Joint Custody/The Temptations (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Vicki is thrilled to let everyone know that she got the famous band The Temptations to perform during the cruise. A couple fight each other to gain custody of their son.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 27

39. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 8,029

40. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Trouble with Kuma (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.8
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

41. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Race (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.7
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

42. Pole Position (1984–1985)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.6
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A teen stunt car team secretly fights crime with the help of their artificially intelligent cars.

Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 251

43. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: Dial M for Magic (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.6
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

44. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Chicken Who Knew Too Much (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.6
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

45. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Thirty-One Cent Mystery (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.2
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

46. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 8,162

47. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: Strangers on the Ice (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.1
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

48. Pole Position (1984–1985)
Episode: The Canine Vanishes (1984)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.1
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Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Kaleena Kiff, David Coburn, Jack Angel

Votes: 10

49. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
Episode: Episode #24.19 (1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Directors: John Moffitt, Robert Bleyer | Stars: Ed Sullivan, Jim Bailey, Albert Brooks, Dennis Edwards

Votes: 5

50. The Return of Bruno (1987 TV Movie)

56 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

Director: James Yukich | Stars: Bruce Willis, Ringo Starr, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Chamberlain

Votes: 376



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