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1. 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: 1,244

2. The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1971)

60 min | Music

8.6
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Johnny Cash and wife, June Carter Cash were hosts of this Country and Western themed variety show. Comedians Hope, Crosby, Minnie Pearl and others perform Skits. Musical acts as Diverse as Louis Armstrong to "The Monkees" perform.

Stars: Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, The Tennessee Three

Votes: 157

3. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Seven Twenty Three (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.5
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As Don secures an account with Conrad Hilton, Sterling and Cooper try to strong-arm Don into signing a contract. Meanwhile, Betty meets with her acquaintance from the governor's office, and Duck tries to get Peggy to leave Sterling Cooper.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 1,509

4. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 21,095

5. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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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: 1,134

6. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 78

7. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Tennessee Bound (1955)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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After getting lost and ending up south in Tennessee, the Ricardos and Mertzes get arrested for speeding and Tennessee Ernie Ford helped them escape, to continue their trip west, to California.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 210

8. 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: 949

9. Chuck (2007–2012)
Episode: Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Chuck, Sarah, and Casey must travel to Morocco to rescue suave former agent Roan Montgomery. Morgan meet's Alex's mother, and Mary Bartowski acclimates herself to civilian life and spends time with her new granddaughter.

Director: Patrick R. Norris | Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin

Votes: 804

10. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)
Episode: Tennesee Ernie Stays for Dinner (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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After Danny lectures the children on the meaning of helping the less fortunate, Rusty and Linda bring "Kentucky Cal," a lonely drifter, home for dinner. Kathy and the kids become attached ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 12

11. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Tennessee Ernie Hangs On (1954)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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Lucy pretends she and Ricky have gone broke to get Tennessee Ernie Ford to leave.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 176

12. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,110

13. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
Episode: Tennessee Ernie Visits (1954)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Cousin Ernie visits the Ricardos and won't leave. Lucy gets creative trying to find a way to get him to go home.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 194

14. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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92 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 54,634 | Gross: $23.65M

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

60 min | Comedy

8.0
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The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen.

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

Votes: 194

16. Dolly (1976– )

30 min | Music

8.0
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Syndicated weekly country-variety series hosted by Dolly Parton.

Stars: Dolly Parton, Ralph Emery, Richard Dennison, Randy Parton

Votes: 47

17. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Episode: 1968 Christmas Show (1968)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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Tonight is the 1968 Christmas Show.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Dean Martin, Dom DeLuise, The Golddiggers, Bob Hope

Votes: 33

18. 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

19. 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: 185

20. The Lux Show (1957–1958)

Music

7.9
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Rosemary Clooney was the hostess of this variety series that also featured the Hi-Los, and Nelson Riddle and his orchestra.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Paula Kelly, The Modernaires, Wally Cox

Votes: 7

21. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Bart Gets an Elephant (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.9
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After Bart receives an elephant as a prize for calling in to a radio station, the animal proves to be too costly to care for and Homer decides to sell it.

Director: Jim Reardon | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,792

22. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Johari Window (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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When the sheriff of a small town nearby Edina City gives a ride to a boy that is fleeing home, he finds at the police station that the boy has changed to a deformed child. Out of the blue, ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,515

23. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1961)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Tennessee Ernie Ford appears from a remote location via split screen television.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Joe Besser

Votes: 19

24. Arena (1975– )
Episode: The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984)

95 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Anthony Wall | Stars: The Everly Brothers, Ike Everly, Ted Everly, Darrel Everly

Votes: 8

25. Door to Door (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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A man with cerebral palsy is determined to become a salesman.

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Kyra Sedgwick, Kathy Baker, Joel Brooks

Votes: 3,825

26. The Andy Williams Show (1962–1969)

60 min | Music

7.8
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Having hosted summer programs for three seasons before this, Andy Williams' program finally became a regular, year-round show. In addition to Andy, the program also featured numbers by a ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Williams, The Osmonds, Alan Osmond, Jay Osmond

Votes: 139

27. The Rosemary Clooney Show (1956– )

30 min | Music

7.8
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Singer Rosemary Clooney and vocal group The Hi-Los were the regulars in this presentation of popular music.

Stars: Rosemary Clooney, The Hi-Los, Nelson Riddle, Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra

Votes: 10

28. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Episode: Lucy and Tennessee Ernie Ford (1967)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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When Mr. Mooney's boss threatens to fire him because his bank branch hasn't had many new accounts, Lucy tries to convince millionaire country singer Homer Higgins to deposit his money with the bank.

Director: Maury Thompson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Back Porch Majority

Votes: 43

29. 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: 412

30. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 128

31. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #3.11 (1969)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music

7.7
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Sammy Davis Jr., Arte Johnson, and Henry Gibson sing a song about being short. Dan Rowan plays a psychiatrist with different cast members as patients. Various performers take on Sammy who portrays a western gunslinger.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Carne

Votes: 18

32. The George Gobel Show (1954–1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 49

33. The Frank Sinatra Show (1950–1952)

60 min | Music

7.6
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The Frank Sinatra Show (also known as Bulova Watch Time) was an American musical variety series hosted by Frank Sinatra from 1950 to 1952.

Stars: Frank Sinatra, June Hutton, Ben Blue, The Whippoorwills

Votes: 24

34. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.5
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 203

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

60 min | Music

7.5
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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: 72

36. The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (1956–1961)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford, the likeable singer, comedian, entertainer received his own variety show sponsored by the Ford Motor Company which gave Ernie the venue to entertain millions... See full summary »

Stars: Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Top Twenty, The Voices of Walter Schumann, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 38

37. 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

38. The Steve Allen Show (1951–1957)

60 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Steve Allen, Peggy Lee, Bobby Byrne and His Orchestra, Steve Lawrence

Votes: 26

39. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)
Episode: Episode #3.24 (1973)

TV-G | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Director: Art Fisher | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Peter Cullen

Votes: 6

40. Dinah's Place (1970– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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Talk and cooking with Dinah Shore and guests, including Frank Sinatra.

Stars: Dinah Shore, Vincent Price, Bill Cosby, Lucille Ball

Votes: 30

41. Beaver Trilogy Part IV (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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A chance meeting in a parking lot in 1979 between filmmaker Trent Harris and a young man from Beaver, Utah inspired the creation of an underground film that is now known as Beaver Trilogy. But the film itself is only part of the story.

Director: Brad Besser | Stars: Trent Harris, Groovin' Gary, Bill Hader, Jared Hess

Votes: 140

42. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #3.19 (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Tony Curtis, Arte Johnson

Votes: 18

43. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 792

44. The Lucy Show (1962–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Garrett

Votes: 2,099

45. 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: 148

46. Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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66 Metascore

A look at the life, work and political activism of one of the most successful television producers of all time, Norman Lear.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Norman Lear, John Amos, Bea Arthur, Adrienne Barbeau

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.07M

47. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)
Episode: Episode #4.18 (1974)

TV-G | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The Jackson 5 perform "Dancin' Machine."

Director: Art Fisher | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Jackson 5, Sally Struthers

Votes: 8

48. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971–1974)
Episode: Episode #4.19 (1974)

TV-G | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Guests include Sally Struthers, the Jackson 5 singing Dancing Machine, and Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Director: Art Fisher | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Ted Zeigler, Billy Van

Votes: 5

49. 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

50. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,680 | Gross: $0.28M



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