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1. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Time of Your Life (1958)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.6
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William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and... See full summary »

Director: Tom Donovan | Stars: Jeri Archer, James Barton, Jack Carson, Terry Carter

Votes: 11

2. Musical Comedy Tonight (1979 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, Musical

8.7
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First of two programs about musical theatre hosted by writer-composer-lyricist Sylvia Fine.

Director: Stan Harris | Stars: Carol Burnett, Richard Chamberlain, John Davidson, Agnes de Mille

Votes: 13

3. 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: 2,902

4. The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1973)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.4
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Live variety show with Jackie Gleason.

Stars: Jack Lescoulie, The June Taylor Dancers, Jackie Gleason, Ray Bloch

Votes: 313

5. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 190

6. Match Game (1973–1982)

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

8.2
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The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson

Votes: 1,555

7. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 248

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

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Louis Nye

Votes: 192

9. The Jonathan Winters Show (1967–1969)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Stars: Jonathan Winters, John Aylesworth, Cliff Arquette, Dick Curtis

Votes: 52

10. The Hollywood Palace (1964–1970)

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

7.9
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Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.

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

Votes: 184

11. The Ford Television Theatre (1952–1957)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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The show started in New York with Broadway actors. It then moved to Hollywood where Hollywood actors headed the cast.

Stars: Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 127

12. 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: 1,048

13. CHiPs (1977–1983)
Episode: Trick or Trick (1978)

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

7.8
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Keeping the streets safe for trick-or-treaters, Ponch and Jon search a haunted house for a runaway boy, foil a ghoulish getaway and nab a candy bag snatcher. Meanwhile, Sgt. Getraer is determined to bust the Halloween Hobgoblin.

Director: Phil Bondelli | Stars: Larry Wilcox, Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 49

14. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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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: 409

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Tonight Show (1962)

105 min | Talk-Show

7.6
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Interim version of the talk show that aired between the departure of Jack Paar and the arrival of Johnny Carson.

Stars: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Ed Herlihy, Merv Griffin

Votes: 95

18. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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A CBS variety show that ran monthly from 1954-1958, broadcast in color. Stars appearing included Betty Grable, Mario Lanza, Jack Benny, Basil Rathbone, Fredric March, Shirley MacLaine and ... See full summary »

Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

Votes: 49

19. The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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Stars: Regis Philbin, Joey Bishop, Norm Crosby, Jan Murray

Votes: 115

20. The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show (1966– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Lester Wilson, Lola Falana, Johnny Brown

Votes: 22

21. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
Episode: Beauty on Parade (1976)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Diana goes undercover at a beauty pageant to try to uncover a suspected spy operation behind the facade.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Richard Eastham, Beatrice Colen

Votes: 143

22. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.4
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

Votes: 1,182

23. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.4
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,873 | Gross: $6.54M

24. 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

25. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

26. Skag (1980– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Pete "Skag" Skagska is a 56-year-old union foreman of a Pittsburgh steel mill until a crippling stroke forces him to stay home and try to put his life back together and deal with family ... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Malden, Piper Laurie, Craig Wasson, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 29

27. The Engelbert Humperdinck Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

7.4
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Engelbert hosts a show that was a mix of comical banter, silly sketches and an array of musical talent, current and past. Guests include old vaudevillians like Milton Berle and Jack Benny plus TV performers Shirley Jones and Ken Berry.

Stars: Engelbert Humperdinck, The Mike Sammes Singers, Jack Parnell, The Irving Davies Dancers

Votes: 21

28. The Vic Damone Show (1956– )

60 min | Music

7.4
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Summer replacement show for "December Bride." The show featured Vic Damone singing with many of his friends as guests.

Stars: Vic Damone, The Tutti Camarata Orchestra, The Bert Farber Orchestra, The Spellbinders

Votes: 5

29. Make Me Laugh (1979–1980)

30 min | Game-Show

7.3
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A comedy game show in which the object was not to laugh at the comedians. Various comedians would have one minute each to make the contestant laugh. If the contestant were able to keep a ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Van, Billy Barty, Bruce Baum, Richard Belzer

Votes: 62

30. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Gopher's Opportunity/The Switch/Home Sweet Home (1979)

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

7.3
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Gopher's (Fred Grandy) friend (Bobby Van) offers him a job managing his hotel; a magician's (Michael Gregory) assistant (Melinda Naud) is upset when the magician sends his brother (Ron ... See full summary »

Directors: Allen Baron, Roger Duchowny | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 42

31. That's Dancing! (1985)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Musical

7.2
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The history of dance depicted on film.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly

Votes: 853 | Gross: $4.21M

32. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 146

33. The Eddie Capra Mysteries (1978–1979)

60 min | Drama, Crime

7.2
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The mysteries of headstrong attorney Eddie Capra.

Stars: Vincent Baggetta, Wendy Phillips, Ken Swofford, Seven McDonald

Votes: 39

34. The Admiral Broadway Revue (1949– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A comedy/variety show featuring the early performances of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Marge Champion, Gower Champion

Votes: 9

35. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)
Episode: Defection to Paradise: Part 1 (1978)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.2
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A Russian General's daughter attempts to defect to the U.S. by hitching with the Bread band. Upon landing, she disappears. Frank and Joe race against the KGB to find her.

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Jack Kelly, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 12

36. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
Episode: Greetings from Earth (1979)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Apollo and Starbuck come across a vessel they think may have come from Earth and take it aboard the Galactica. On board are two adults and four children in a state of suspended animation. ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 243

37. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 5,198

38. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 12,673

39. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 347

40. The Dinah Shore Show (1951–1960)

15 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Dinah hosted this 15 minute live musical and variety show, two nights a week. It led to her own hour long show in 1956.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Art Baker, The Skylarks, Ticker Freeman

Votes: 43

41. The Ken Murray Show (1950– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Stars: Ken Murray, Darla Hood, Jack Mulhall, Betty Lou Walters

Votes: 12

42. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: Love, Laugh and Die (1978)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Call girl Lexy Gardner is shot dead, so her mother hires Dan to find out who did it and how Lexy wound up hooking. The case expands to involve singer Eddie Banning, tennis pro Lou Spitz, and contractor William Virgil.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Judy Landers

Votes: 24

43. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 6,101

44. Flying High (1978–1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The high-flying adventures of three sexy airline stewardesses.

Stars: Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous, Kathryn Witt, Howard Platt

Votes: 91

45. Tattletales (1974–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Three celebrity couples were panelists. First, either the wives or husbands would go offstage and wear headphones; their spouses would remain on stage. Via closed circuit TV, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Convy, Gene Wood, Jack Clark, Bobby Van

Votes: 172

46. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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Stars: Noël Coward, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson, Raymond Bailey

Votes: 42

47. The Revlon Revue (1959– )

60 min | Music, Comedy

6.8
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A variety show that presented comedy and music with the emphasis on the star who appeared that week.

Stars: Peggy Lee, Mike Wallace, Gene Barry, Barbara Britton

Votes: 5

48. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)
Episode: Defection to Paradise: Part 2 (1978)

60 min | Family, Mystery

6.8
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As Frank and Joe continue to race against the KGB to find Marla first, an undercover Federal agent, Paul Owens, may have his own agenda to find Marla first.

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Jack Kelly, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 10

49. Match Game (1973–1982)
Episode: Episode #1.46 (1973)

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

6.8
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"MATCH GAME 73 (1973)" Welcomes Broadway Couple BOBBY VAN and ELAINE JOYCE, CHARLES NELSON REILLY "Whoo-Doo-SID and MARTY KROFFT's LIDSVILLE (1971,)" BRETT SOMERS "THE NEW PERRY MASON," ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Bobby Van, Elaine Joyce, Charles Nelson Reilly

Votes: 5

50. The Invisible Man (1975–1976)
Episode: Eyes Only (1975)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The KLAE Corporation is hired to prove that government employee Paula Simon is stealing government secrets. Kate goes undercover as Simon's new assistant, while Dan uses his invisibility to... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Craig Stevens, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 24



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