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1. Parenthood (1990–1991)
Episode: Thanksgiving with a T That Rhymes with B That Stands for Basketball (1990)

Comedy, Drama

9.6
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Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Jayne Atkinson, Max Elliott Slade, Thora Birch

Votes: 160

2. Parenthood (1990–1991)
Episode: I Never Invested for My Father (1990)

Comedy, Drama

9.5
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Gil volunteers to help untangle his father's finances; Patty freezes during a ballet recital.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Jayne Atkinson, Max Elliott Slade, Thora Birch

Votes: 164

3. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)
Episode: Her Dirty Little Secret (1991)

Drama

9.0
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Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Gary Cole, Lisa Eilbacher, Dennis Dun, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 5

4. Shannon's Deal (1990–1991)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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Once a successful corporate lawyer at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm, Jack Shannon lost his marriage and his job, due in part to a compulsive gambling habit. While Shannon maintains a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Votes: 81

5. Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct (2018)

84 min | Documentary

8.6
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Four diverse women share the story of how they became directors, what motivates them, how they lead, and how they overcome obstacles to create the most optimal working environment and work that makes a difference.

Director: Cady McClain | Stars: Marina Rice Bader, Trudy Bellinger, Penny Bergman, Shana Betz

Votes: 17

6. The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1981 TV Special)

8.6
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Primetime Emmy Award is the main American award in area of television, annually handed by the American television academy.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Mason Adams, Jed Allan, Loni Anderson, Bea Arthur

Votes: 25

7. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Grace Under Pressure (1984)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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Furillo breaks the news of Esterhaus's death. Bates is given serious consideration for Sergeant. Coffey's girlfriend is sexually assaulted. Belker goes undercover as a truck driver to try and catch thieves that are stealing poultry.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 56

8. The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals (2018)

112 min | Comedy, Musical

8.5
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Paul is an average guy. He likes movies, and pizza, and average guy things. He does not like - musicals. But Paul's small world is about to come crashing down under the weight of ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Lang | Stars: Jon Matteson, Lauren Lopez, Joey Richter, Jaime Lyn Beatty

Votes: 155

9. SCTV Network (1981–1983)
Episode: South Sea Sinner (1983)

TV-PG | 64 min | Comedy

8.5
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William B Williams returns to the Sammy Maudlin Show. The Shmenges host a beauty pageant. Jackie Rogers Jr. plugs his biographical special, "Jackie, We Hardly Knew Ye".

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 13

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: 2,863

11. Grace and Frankie (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Finding out that their husbands are not just work partners, but have also been romantically involved for the last twenty years, two women with an already strained relationship try to cope with the circumstances together.

Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 30,208

12. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

8.3
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Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 1,438

13. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Hill Street Station (1981)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

8.3
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"Hill Street Station" introduces us to the many stories on the street, in the squad room, and in the homes of both the uniform and plainclothes officers at Hill Street. After Sergeant Phil ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 166

14. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.3
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When a fire breaks out at the Hill Station in the early morning, I.A.D. Jim Shipman blames the already suspended Lt. Buntz. Belker is forced to finally take a look at his mother's paperwork... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Betty Thomas

Votes: 50

15. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Trial by Fury (1982)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

8.3
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Furillo faces pressure from the public when when two young men are run in for raping and murdering a nun during a church robbery. Belker stands up for a gay prostitute. Calletano is worried about a tax audit.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 57

16. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

36 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.2
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »

Stars: Clive Anderson, Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Richard Vranch

Votes: 4,934

17. Dash 4 Cash (2007 TV Movie)

Comedy

8.2
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A behind-the-scenes look at a TV reality series where six teams compete against each other.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Bert Belasco, Kyle Bornheimer, Brianna Brown

Votes: 20

18. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Freedom's Last Stand (1982)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.2
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An angry Furillo testifies a second time before a grand jury for the Sullivan Commission on police corruption. Goldblume goes undercover in drag to catch a purse snatcher. Bates represents ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 73

19. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The World According to Freedom (1982)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.2
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Following a gruesome murder perpetrated by a gang at a night club, Furillo is determined to take any means necessary to find the people responsible. Belker runs in a guy who thinks that he ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 71

20. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,577

21. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 6,510

22. The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Director: Steve Binder | Stars: Marlo Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Alda, Debbie Allen

Votes: 10

23. Grace and Frankie (2015– )
Episode: The Fall (2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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Grace has an eye-opening experience when she goes out for frozen yogurt with Frankie and Brianna on a Saturday night.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen

Votes: 611

24. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: What Are Friends For? (1985)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

8.1
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Buntz and Rodriguez are held hostage by a mental patient who wants revenge on Buntz for putting him away. Belker goes undercover at a dog pound. LaRue and Washington bring in a baseball ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 45

25. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

8.0
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Davenport takes Furillo up on his offer to get married. Hill, Renko and Bates go undercover on a bus. Belker works to try and get his mind off his deceased father. Coffey takes a lie ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 48

26. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Jungle Madness (1981)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

8.0
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Washington unearths evidence to clear vicious racist narcotics cop Charlie Weeks in a back alley shooting of a black youth while Furillo clashes with Chief Fletcher Daniels over the ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 78

27. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Requiem for a Hairbag (1982)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

8.0
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Fay's house is burgled, and some unspecifiedly private movies involving her and Frank, along with usual items of value, are also, suspiciously, pinched. Dominique Dunne guests as a teenager... See full summary »

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 52

28. Dream On (1990–1996)
Episode: Silent Night, Holy Cow Part II (1993)

Comedy

8.0
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While stuck in the snow, in the middle of nowhere, Judith's water breaks. Back home, Jeremy has a second chance to make his "first time" worth remember.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick

Votes: 8

29. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The Second Oldest Profession (1981)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.0
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Bates makes an error in judgment when she allows a junkie prostitute to shoot up prior to arresting her only to have the hooker nearly die from an overdose. Furillo demands that Davenport become more open about their romantic relationship.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 68

30. Kidding (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen

Votes: 10,428

31. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Cranky Streets (1981)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.9
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Coffey has to arrest a guy who was a longtime friend of his family. Hill has to cover for an old friend who has a tendency for using excessive force. Renko gets in hot water after playing a... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 61

32. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Double Jeopardy (1981)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

7.9
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Davenport begins to assist Furillo and Washington in their attempt to clear Larue's name. They probe deep into Macafee's personal life but are having difficulty finding anything dirty on ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 90

33. The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)
Episode: Francesca: A Physical Education (1989)

Comedy, Music

7.9
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Director: Ted Bessell | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Joseph Malone, Anna Levine

Votes: 7

34. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Moon Over Uranus: The Final Legacy (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.9
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Calletano tries to look younger by wearing a toupee. Tataglia asks Bates for advice on a possible romance with Belker. Furillo is ordered by the court to shut down the crime operation on ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 48

35. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Presidential Fever (1981)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The President of the United States wants to visit the Hill, and the station has to deal with how to make it happen.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 110

36. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The Belles of St. Mary's (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.9
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LaRue makes a fool of himself with some high school girls; Belker endangers his relationship with Robin by trying to protect her.

Director: David Rosenbloom | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 43

37. A Celebration of Women Directors (2008)

Documentary

7.8
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Directors: Laurie Agard, Drew Ann Rosenberg

Votes: 38

38. Battle of the Network Stars XIV (1983 TV Special)

98 min | Family, Game-Show, Sport

7.8
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Director: Larry Kamm | Stars: Howard Cosell, Morgan Fairchild, John James, Scott Baio

Votes: 42

39. The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1993 TV Special)

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Jason Alexander, Mary Alice, Tim Allen

Votes: 13

40. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: A Hill of Beans (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.8
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At last Payment is on its way, only for the transport to be robbed. LaRue and Belker are intend to find the man who shot Washington while Benedetto finally gets to arrest Rollie Simone.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 46

41. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Can World War III Be an Attitude? (1981)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.8
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Hill Street finds the precinct under siege when the gangs react to the president canceling his walking tour. Hill and Renko arrest a car thief who has a knack for fixing things around the station. Frank asks Joyce to represent LaRue who is facing bribery charges.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 86

42. Dream On (1990–1996)
Episode: For Peter's Sake (1992)

Comedy

7.8
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Gibby asks Martin to publish a depressing book about death. They agree (with Martins reluctance) to write about a man with AIDS. Martin finds Peter, a gay man with months left to live. He ... See full synopsis »

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick

Votes: 28

43. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Little Boil Blue (1982)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.8
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Belker goes undercover to try and catch a guy who is using homeless people to commit insurance fraud. Renko gets in hot water after he asks a hospital intern to lie about a patient being ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 45

44. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Midway to What? (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.8
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Bobby represents the Hill in a police boxing match against Al Simmons. Belker books a paraplegic for spray painting his car, only to find out the guy did it because the car was parked in a ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 47

45. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Rites of Spring (1981)

TV-14 | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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An undercover narc with a history of racism is accused of shooting an unarmed black man. LaRue's drinking starts to affect his job performance. Hill goes out of his way to help a woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 68

46. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Spotlight on Rico (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.8
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Sal Benedetto has a plan to take down Rollie Simone and isn't about to do it by the book. Leo is helping a drug addict called Rico get clean. Joyce and Henry interrogate a man with multiple... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 44

47. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The Last White Man on East Ferry Avenue (1981)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

7.8
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Goldblume does his best to maintain order after angry old man Mr. Popovich shoots a local boy dead and barricades himself in his home. Belker demands that Furillo pull the gung-go Virgil ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 62

48. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Cole, Dennis Dun, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 1,111

49. The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1985 TV Special)

7.7
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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: John Addison, Harry Anderson, Bea Arthur, Karen Arthur

Votes: 9

50. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

7.7
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The station hasn't received any pay, so when Renko & Hill find a suitcase filled with illegal lottery money, they are tempted to keep it for themselves. Reggie and his multiple identities ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 42



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