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1. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Mike Road, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 282

2. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring one hundred top criminals to justice.

Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gene Coogan, Eddie Hice, Gavin MacLeod

Votes: 54

3. The Brothers Brannagan (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

Brothers Mike and Bob Brannigan are private detectives who work out of a resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob is a serious, down-to-earth professional, while Mike is more of a free spirit, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Dunne, Mark Roberts, Barney Phillips, Paul Bryar

Votes: 12

4. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Sleep on Four Pillows (1961)

52 min | Adventure

Tod and Buz,in the Los Angeles area,while Tod is taking a computer class at UCLA and Buz sells cosmetics,aid a "girl in danger".She claims the mafia are after her to locate her "Don" father... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Patty McCormack, Larry Gates

Votes: 48

5. The Love Boat (1977–1987)
Episode: Clothes Make the Girl/Black Sheep/Hometown Doc (1981)

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

Isaac's uncle (Demond Wilson), who has not exactly been an upstanding guy, comes on board. And, a government agent (Robert Ginty) tells the Captain that he is following Isaac's uncle, who ... See full summary »

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange

Votes: 29

6. A Guide for the Married Woman (1978 TV Movie)

104 min | Comedy, Romance

A seriocomic look at the life of Julie Walker. Bored with her marriage, and encouraged by her friends, she contemplates an affair. Fantasy and reality mix often, leading to complications and headaches.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Charles Frank, John Hillerman, Elaine Joyce

Votes: 88

7. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
Episode: Circumstantial Evidence (1961)

60 min | Drama

Cha Cha's young nephew Raphael runs into trouble when he falls for a beautiful woman who, herself, is already enmeshed in a romantic quadrangle.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Lee Patterson, Van Williams, Diane McBain, Margarita Sierra

8. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)
Episode: The Widow and the Web (1959)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Seductive widow suspected of offing her husband via an industrial accident, when she goes after PI Jeff Spencer and almost every available (& unavailable) man at her husband's plant. When ... See full summary »

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Roger Smith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Louis Quinn

Votes: 34

9. The Thin Man (1957–1959)
Episode: The Dead Giveaway (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

Nick competes against a criminologist on a game-show panel until another contestant is poisoned.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Asta, Les Tremayne

Votes: 9

10. The Thin Man (1957–1959)
Episode: The Dead Duck (1957)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery

A gangster and his moll take a predatory interest in the manuscript for Nora's mystery novel.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, John Beradino, Carol Kelly

Votes: 8

11. The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953–1955)
Episode: I Went to Havana (1954)

30 min | Drama

An American tourist takes a trip to Cuba to hit the gambling casinos in Havana, convinced he has a surefire way to win at the roulette tables. He runs into two con men, who are equally sure... See full summary »

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Jan Arvan, John Beradino, Polly Bergen, Kem Dibbs

13. I Led 3 Lives (1953–1956)

30 min | Drama

Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, John Zaremba, Virginia Stefan, Ed Hinton

Votes: 109

15. The Cisco Kid (1950–1956)

Approved | 30 min | Western

The Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and fighting injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Duncan Renaldo, Leo Carrillo, Troy Melton, Bill Catching

Votes: 447

16. The George Sanders Mystery Theater (1957– )
Episode: And the Birds Still Sing (1957)

30 min | Mystery

Down on his luck attorney Francis Parnell is retained by a beautiful but mysterious woman to perform unspecified, but equally mysterious duties. When he arrives at her apartment for their ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: George Sanders, John Archer, Mae Clarke, Tristram Coffin

17. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: Penguin's Clean Sweep (1968)

TV-G | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Penguin contaminates all the printed money with Lygerian Sleeping Sickness in order to claim them himself but is dangerously frustrated by Bruce Wayne's countermove.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Alan Napier

Votes: 155

18. The New Breed (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

"The New Breed" was an American crime - drama series ,aired on ABC network from 1961 to 1962, with thirty-six episodes,starring Leslie Nielsen at age 35.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, John Beradino, John Clarke, Greg Roman

Votes: 58

19. General Hospital (1963– )

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

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 4,067

20. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

Votes: 2,108

21. The Texan (1958–1960)
Episode: The Marshal of Yellow Jacket (1959)

25 min | Western

Longley has just ridden into the town of Yellow Jacket, when he sees a gunman unhitching a team of horses over the loud objections of a pretty woman. When Longley intervenes, he discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Robert J. Wilke, John Beradino, Anne Neyland

22. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

Votes: 2,043

24. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: No Stone Unturned (1973)

TV-PG | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Discord at a museum when Man in Harmony, an 11' tall, 3-ton stone sculpture, disappears at its own unveiling. Banacek has two days to find out who walked off with it.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Christine Belford, Gary Lockwood, Don Stroud

Votes: 67

25. Room 222 (1969–1974)
Episode: The Witch of Whitman High (1972)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Andrea has moved around as a student and she immediately stands out at Whitman by claiming mystical powers. Her classmates are either intrigued or bothered and Miss Johnson tries to convince her that she doesn't need a gimmick.

Director: Sid McCoy | Stars: Lloyd Haynes, Denise Nicholas, Michael Constantine, Karen Valentine

Votes: 10

26. Insight (1960–1984)
Episode: Celebration in Fresh Powder (I) (1973)

30 min | Drama

A pregnant teenage girl, on vacation at a ski resort, debates with her friends whether or not she should keep her baby.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Candy Clark, Rickey Kelman, Joan Prather, Lynne Marta

29. When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)

R | 118 min | Drama

Marjoe Gortner plays a drug dealer whose car breaks down in a small U.S. town. In turn, the town's people become victim to his unique brand of physical and mental torture.

Director: Milton Katselas | Stars: Candy Clark, Marjoe Gortner, Stephanie Faracy, Dixie Harris

Votes: 380

30. Starman (1986–1987)
Episode: Like Father, Like Son (1986)

60 min | Sci-Fi

Deciding that hitch-hiking is too inefficient a method of travel, Paul and Scott decide to buy an automobile, and after making the purchase pick up a mother and daughter who have car ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Malone | Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Candy Clark

Votes: 11

31. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: Crime of Passion (I) (1986)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In this episode, Hunter & McCall are called to a high-rise to investigate the smothering death of a woman. Two immediate suspects are found; the woman's soon-to-be ex-husband, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Kristoffer Tabori

Votes: 31

32. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Straight and Narrow (1986)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Lesley, the prostitute Magnum met while working as a hotel detective, is back and she asks Thomas for help in finding her sister.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 123

33. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: The Hotel Dick (1985)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When he takes a job as a hotel detective, Magnum's attempts at catching a cat burglar preying upon guests are complicated by his relationship with a hooker who keeps getting him into trouble with both criminals and his boss.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 139

34. Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)
Episode: Secret Ingredient (1987)

TV-MA | 25 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A smooth talking vitamin salesman contends with a rival, and a mysterious woman he follows home.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Tamara Mark, Candy Clark

Votes: 27

35. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Country Boy (1987)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Country singer Jimmy LeGrand is a heavy drinker. When he makes a fool of himself performing drunk, his wife leaves him and her sister backs the decision. The sister is found victim of a hit and run. Jimmy is arrested and accused.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Kari Lizer, Kene Holiday

Votes: 66

36. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Mind Over Mayhem (1974)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The director of a government institute that employs various scientific geniuses commits a clever murder. But another kind of genius is on the case: Lt. Columbo.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Peter Falk, José Ferrer, Lew Ayres, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 1,429

37. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: Death Is the Door Prize (1966)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Kimble flees a hotel security guard who needs him as witness to testify he shot an unarmed burglar because he made a threatening move.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Lois Nettleton, Ossie Davis, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 65

38. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 3,005

39. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 286,160

40. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 64,212

41. The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Western

The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.

Stars: Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix, Joe Benson

Votes: 2,838

42. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Fifty Millionth Frenchman (1964)

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

Phillipe Bertain has loaned $5000 to fellow Frenchwoman Ninette Rovel to get away from her abusive husband. However, when the money is not repaid, he tracks down her husband only to be ignored by him. The husband is then murdered.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 118

43. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Frightened Fisherman (1964)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Randolph James and his partner have developed a new antibiotic that could make them wealthy but a competitor wants to buy the company. Randolph discovers his wife is helping the competitor. When she is run down, Randolph is charged.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 115

44. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between (1964)

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

Paul is concerned for Amy Scott, who hired him to find a man and visits a fortuneteller regularly. He finds the fortuneteller has been partners with Amy's landlord in a scams in the past. When the landlord turns up murdered, she is charged.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 108

45. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Latent Lover (1964)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Roy Galen is the head of the probation department so, when his friend's husband is arrested, he agrees to help by asking to have him examined. The husband says Roy is having an affair with his wife so, when she is killed, he is charged.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 107

46. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
Episode: The Flame (1999)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Jesse is jogging he sees smoke coming out of a garage, breaks the door but is too late to save Frank Baumgart, the apparent suicide victim. Amanda finds he was on Prozac but also was ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter, Barry Van Dyke

Votes: 47

47. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Angry Mourner (1957)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sam Burris awakens his wife Betsy, saying he heard a shot at a neighbor's house. Through binoculars they spy Belle Adrian prowling about the house. Fortunately, Perry Mason on vacation comes to Belle's aid when she is charged with murder.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 225

48. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)
Episode: Pilot (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A doctor from New York City adjusts to life in a rural town in Alaska.

Director: Joshua Brand | Stars: Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, John Cullum

Votes: 282

49. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 14,155