Favorite TV shows (part 2)

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1. Zoom (1972–1978)

TV-G | Comedy, Drama, Family

Middle School students teach kids how to do cool tricks.

Stars: Tracy Tannebring, John Covey, Nina Lillie, Kenny Pires

Votes: 278

2. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy

A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, Fred Berry

Votes: 2,695

3. Weeds (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 98,459

4. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter, and life lessons, in every episode.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, Henry Polic II

Votes: 2,437

5. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,826

6. GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986–1989)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Comedy

Wrestlers will portray heroes or villains as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series matches.

Stars: Jeanne Basone, Emily Dole, Lorilyn Palmer, Mike Morgan

Votes: 451

7. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,641

8. Three's Company (1976–1984)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Richard Kline

Votes: 10,954

9. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

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

After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

Votes: 5,411

10. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 10,037

11. Touch (2012–2013)

43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A widower struggling to raise his emotionally challenged son discovers that he can predict events before they happen.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lukas Haas

Votes: 41,079

12. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 12,453

13. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 2,281

14. 227 (1985–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

This series took place in an apartment building numbered 227. The cast would frequently be sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 2,370

15. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 14,629

16. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 10,948

17. I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A United States astronaut finds his life vastly complicated when he stumbles on to a bottle containing a female genie.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 11,696

18. Sleeper Cell (2005–2006)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An American undercover FBI agent is assigned to infiltrate a terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles.

Stars: Michael Ealy, Oded Fehr, Henri Lubatti, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 5,755

19. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,001

20. The X Factor (2011–2013)

TV-PG | Music, Reality-TV

In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

Stars: Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, Mario Lopez

Votes: 5,643

22. Tabitha (1976–1978)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Tabitha Stephens is the daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens. Like her mother, she's got natural witchly powers, but now she's all grown up.

Stars: Lisa Hartman, Robert Urich, Mel Stewart, David Ankrum

Votes: 219

23. Pryor's Place (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Richard Pryor tells educational stories of his youth at a special urban neighborhood.

Stars: Richard Pryor, Akili Prince, The Krofft Puppets, Cliffy Magee

Votes: 67

24. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 6,985

25. Dance Fever (1979–1987)

30 min | Game-Show, Music

Lotsa dancin', disco music 'n tight pants!

Stars: Deney Terrio, Freeman King, Charlie O'Donnell, Ted Lange

Votes: 98

26. Davey and Goliath (1960–2004)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Family

In this stop-action animated series, young Davey Hansen and his best friend (and dog) Goliath live ordinary suburban American lives. In each episode, Davey and Goliath experience some form ... See full summary »

Stars: Hal Smith, Dick Beals, Norma MacMillan, Nancy Wible

Votes: 333

27. The Great Space Coaster (1981–1986)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A half hour children's program that featured three friends who loved to make music. They lived in a fantasy land full of talking animals. They sang and would show short cartoons and musical numbers.

Stars: Emily Bindiger, Chris Gifford, Ray Stephens, Kevin Clash

Votes: 198

28. What's Happening Now! (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 712

29. The Chevy Chase Show (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Chevy Chase hosts his own short-lived talk show.

Stars: Chevy Chase, Ron Russ, Robert Townsend, Oleta Adams

Votes: 182

30. Voyagers! (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

A member of a league of time travelers and a boy travel through time repairing errors in world history.

Stars: Jon-Erik Hexum, Meeno Peluce, Stephen Liska, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 1,218

31. Soul Train (1971–2006)

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

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: 445

32. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 37,103

33. Herbie, the Love Bug (1982)

60 min | Comedy, Family

Jim Douglas and his partner Bo ran a small driving school with a very "human" Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie, who could think for "himself" and frequently got Jim into some sticky comic ... See full summary »

Stars: Dean Jones, Patricia Harty, Richard Paul, Claudia Wells

Votes: 418

34. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 5,956

35. Flo (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar.

Stars: Polly Holliday, Geoffrey Lewis, Jim Baker, Leo Burmester

Votes: 196

36. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 186,366

37. The Ropers (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

Stanley and Helen Roper have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one. Their trademark quirks are intact as they deal with new neighbors and frequent visits from Helen's sister.

Stars: Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Jeffrey Tambor, Patty McCormack

Votes: 756

38. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 6,720

39. Vinnie & Bobby (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

A re-tooled continuation of the "Top of the Heap" TV series, which was also a spinoff of characters from "Married...with Children."

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Robert Torti, John Pinette, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 71

40. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

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

A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

Votes: 9,301

41. AfterMASH (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital.

Stars: Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Rosalind Chao

Votes: 510

42. Baywatch (1989–2001)

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

At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and participate in over the top adventures on a daily basis.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Jeremy Jackson

Votes: 23,192

43. The Parkers (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy

Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college.

Stars: Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson, Countess Vaughn, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 1,617

44. The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

Stars: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez, Dee Dee Davis

Votes: 6,423

45. American Bandstand (1952–1989)

TV-G | 90 min | Music

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: 254

46. Barney Miller (1975–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 4,318

47. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 208

48. Melrose Place (1992–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Classic serial drama around a group of friends living in Melrose Place, California.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thomas Calabro

Votes: 10,346

49. Fast Times (1986)

30 min | Comedy

The television series remake of the hit film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Stars: Claudia Wells, Courtney Thorne-Smith, James Nardini, Dean Cameron

Votes: 128

50. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance