100 Greatest Retro TV Shows

by jordanhores | created - 17 Feb 2016 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

This list is a list of the greatest TV shows in 1950s-mid 1960s based on popularity, accolades and cultural significance. Excluding soap operas, movie-derived shows, shows with less than 1-2 seasons below 70 episodes and shows with mixed and negative reception. Spinoffs mentioned. No specific ranking. &=DVD complete series release --30 Best Feminine TV Series of All Time BuffyTheVampireSlayer TheGoldenGirls VeronicaMars TheCloser -ILoveLucy That'sSoRaven -ThePattyDukeShow -ThatGirl -OurMissBrooks MyLittleMargie -IMarriedJoan Cagney&Lacey Kate&Allie TheLorettaYoungShow TheMaryTylerMooreShow -Hazel -TheDonnaReedShow AllyMcBeal TheCarolBurnettShow LizzieMcGuire TheDorisDayShow LifeWithElizabeth -Bewitched TheTraceyUllmanShow Alias Sex&theCity DesperateHousewives MurderSheWrote MurphyBrown TheNewAdventuresofOldChristine ---20 Greatest Westerns of All Time Bonanza Gunsmoke HaveGunWillTravel TheLoneRanger Rawhide BatMasterson TheRifleman WantedDeadorAlive Maverick WagonTrain DeathValleyDays TheBigValley Fury TheCiscoKid TheLife&LegendofWyattEarp Lawman TheHighChaparral TalesofWellsFargo Cheyenne Laramie --30 Greatest Crime TV Series of All Time ManAgainstCrime TheShield TheLineup AlfredHitchcockPresents RichardDiamondPrivateDetective MSquad PerryMason PeterGunn 77SunsetStrip TheUntouchables Dragnet Kojak HawaiianEye TheDetectives TheDefenders TheFugitive Burke'sLaw TheManFromUNCLE MissionImpossible ModSquad TheRockfordFiles BarneyMiller Columbo MagnumPI Cagney&Lacey MiamiVice Law&Order TheXFiles ThePractice TheSopranos The Fugitive nightmare at northoak-- the fugitive home is the hunted-- the fugitive not with a whimper-- the fugitive everybody gets hit in the mouth sometime-- the fugitive judgement— the fugitive nemesis— the fugitive homecoming— the fugitive bloodline— the fugitive the witch— the fugitive fear in a desert city— the fugitive fun and games and party favors— the fugitive tiger left tiger right— the fugitive when the bough breaks— the fugitive in a plain paper wrapper— the fugitive when the wind blows— the fugitive set fire to a straw man— the fugitive an apple a day— the fugitive all the scared rabbits— the fugitive the savage street— the fugitive the breaking of the habit— the fugitive joshua's kingdom— the fugitive the last oasis— the fugitive the 2130— the fugitive cry uncle— the fugitive never stop running— the fugitive where the action is— Richard Diamond Private Detective and whose little baby are you— richard diamond private detective hideout— richard diamond private detective custody— The Loretta Young Show take care of my child the loretta young show man in the ring the loretta young show most honorable day the loretta young show the little witness— the loretta young show rhubarb in apartment b-7 the loretta young show the end of the week— the loretta young show little teacher— the loretta young show the new york story— the loretta young show little monster tell tales the loretta young show my own master the loretta young show the lie the loretta young show christmas stopover-- the loretta young show imperfect balance— the loretta young show the girl scout story— the loretta young show katy the loretta young show in the good old summertime— the loretta young show a greater strength-- the loretta young show the case of mrs bannister— the loretta young show big little lie— the loretta young show the last spring the loretta young show the bad apple the loretta young show strange money the loretta young show quiet desperation— the loretta young show the refinement of ‘ab’— the loretta young show dickie— the loretta young show kid stuff— the loretta young show the countess— the loretta young show little league— the loretta young show not in our stars— the loretta young show act of faith-- the loretta young show the great divide-- the loretta young show the accused— the loretta young show shower of ashes the loretta young show the hidden one the loretta young show the night my father came home— the loretta young show thanksgiving in beaver run— the loretta young show somebody else’s dream— the loretta young show but for god's grace— the loretta young show the Girl Scout story— the loretta young show evil for evil— the loretta young show for father darling— the loretta young show the clara schumann story— the loretta young show man in a hurry the loretta young show mink coat— the loretta young show goodbye goodbye— the loretta young show two and three please the loretta young show the challenge Gunsmoke deputy festus— gunsmoke cow doctor gunsmoke the still gunsmoke the sisters— gunsmoke killer at large— gunsmoke abelia gunsmoke zavala gunsmoke mad dog gunsmoke friend gunsmoke gold town gunsmoke byline gunsmoke the bounty hunter gunsmoke kitty shot gunsmoke big man gunsmoke the kite gunsmoke harvest gunsmoke the crooked mile— gunsmoke the warden gunsmoke little girl gunsmoke owney tupper had daughter gunsmoke the pariah gunsmoke daddy went away gunsmoke the whispering tree gunsmoke call me dodie gunsmoke the money store gunsmoke caleb gunsmoke us haggens gunsmoke reprisal gunsmoke bloody hands gunsmoke the boots gunsmoke milly gunsmoke which dr gunsmoke charlie noon Have Gun Will Travel jonah and the trout-- ^^have gun will travel don't shoot the piano player-- ^^have gun will travel the vigil-- ^^have gun will travel the eve of st elmo-- have gun will travel justice in hell-- have gun will travel gun shy-- have gun will travel the hanging cross-- have gun will travel the puppeteer-- have gun will travel the kid-- have gun will travel the teacher-- have gun will travel the fifth bullet-- Wagon Train the gus morgan story— wagon train the sam darland story— wagon train the hobie redman story— wagon train the michael mcgoo story— wagon train the sally potter story— wagon train the willy moran story— wagon train the mary ellen thomas story— wagon train little girl lost— wagon train the john darro story— wagon train the will santee story— wagon train the brian conlin story — wagon train the millie davis story — wagon train the john gillman story — wagon train those who stay behind — wagon train the jed polke story — wagon train the dick richardson story — wagon train the melanie craig story— wagon train the martin gatsby story— wagon train the patience miller story— wagon train the jess macAbee story— wagon train the clayton tucker story— wagon train the grover allen story — wagon train the eli bancroft story— wagon train the dick jarvis story — wagon train the marie brandt story— wagon train the selena hartnell story— wagon train the greenhorn story— wagon train the adam macKenzie story — wagon train the arthur darner story wagon train the cappy darrin story— wagon train the rex montana story — wagon train the ben courtney story — wagon train the sam elder story — wagon train the michael mcGoo story — wagon train the caroline casteel story — wagon train the jeff hartfield story — wagon train the luke o’malley story— wagon train the clementine jones story — wagon train the antone rose story— wagon train the davey baxter story— wagon train the baylor crowfoot story— wagon train the saul bevins story— wagon train the tracy sadler story— wagon train the les rand story— wagon train the jose morales story — wagon train the shadrack bennington story— The Millionaire the walter carter story the millionaire the tom bryan story the millionaire the ralph mcknight story the millionaire the nancy marlborough story the millionaire the judge william westholme story the millionaire the harry brown story the millionaire the victor volante story the millionaire the arthur darner story the millionaire the frank keegan story the millionaire the rita hanley story the millionaire the victor volante story the millionaire marcia forrest the millionaire the josef marton story the millionaire the carl bronson story the millionaire the harvey borden story the millionaire millionaire henry banning Bonanza a dream to dream— bonanza found child — bonanza the mountain girl— bonanza little girl lost— bonanza gabrielle— bonanza rain from heaven— bonanza blessed are they— bonanza the way station— bonanza feet of clay— bonanza gallagher's sons— bonanza the waiting game— bonanza all ye his saints— bonanza tommy— bonanza pride of a man— bonanza the saga of squaw charlie— bonanza gift of water— bonanza the gunmen— bonanza a man to admire— bonanza destiny's child-- bonanza a natural wizard-- bonanza three brides for hoss-- Perry Mason the case of the dodging domino perry mason the case of the wandering widow perry mason the case of the shifty shoebox perry mason the case of the fugitive fraulein perry mason the case of the melancholy marksman perry mason the case of the skeleton's closet perry mason the case of the poison pen-pal perry mason the case of the greek goddess ironside split second perry mason the case of the missing button Ben Casey courage at 3am— ben casey for jimmy the best of everything ben casey journey's end in lovers meeting ben casey but linda only smiled— ben casey when I am grown to man's estate ben casey to a grand and natural finale ben casey little drops of water little grains of sand ben casey a pleasant thing for the eyes ben casey did your mother come from ireland ben casey? ben casey keep out of reach of adults ben casey it is getting dark... and we are lost ben casey this wild, wild, wild waltzing world ben casey I'll get on my ice floe and wave goodbye ben casey dress my doll pretty ben casey because of the needle, the haystack was lost ben casey run for your lives dr galanos practices here! ben casey a nightingale named nathan 77 Sunset Strip eyewitnes-- 77 sunset strip by his own verdict 77 sunset strip the night was six years long 77 sunset strip the valley caper 77 sunset strip the left field caper 77 sunset strip attic 77 sunset strip the dark road 77 sunset strip the lady has the answers 77 sunset strip the secret of adam cain-- 77 sunset strip publicity brat The Detectives a barrel full of monkeys the detectives shuttle— the detectives the hiding place the detectives the little witness the detectives little girl lost the detectives the outsider the detectives finders keepers the detectives pandora's box the detectives see no evil the detectives masquerade the detectives my name is tommy the detectives saturday edition The Eleventh Hour everybody knows you left me the eleventh hour my name is judith i'm lost you see the eleventh hour prodigy the eleventh hour sunday father the eleventh hour the seventh day of creation the eleventh hour make me a place the eleventh hour the bronze locust the eleventh hour 87 different kinds of love Rawhide incident of the roman candles-- rawhide the peddler-- rawhide el hombre bravo-- rawhide incident of the pied piper-- rawhide incident at sugar creek-- rawhide incident of the comanchero-- rawhide incident of the black storms— rawhide blood harvest-- rawhide the boss's daughters-- rawhide incident of the fish out of water-- rawhide incident of the 100 amulets-- rawhide incident of the hostages-- rawhide the deserters’ patrols-- rawhide the captain’s wife-- rawhide incident of the night visitor-- rawhide incident at quivira— Death Valley Days a girl named virginia death valley days deadly decision death valley days the madstone death valley days the million dollar pants death valley days the tenderfoot death valley days a bullet for the d.a. death valley days the rainbow chaser-- death valley days miracle at whiskey gulch death valley days old blue death valley days a kingdom for a horse-- Route 66 this it means father— route 66 shoulder the sky my lad— route 66 what a shining young man was our gallant lieutenant— route 66 like this it means father... like this bitter... like this tiger— route 66 sleep on four pillows— route 66 poor little kangaroo rat— route 66 a fury slinging flame— route 66 trap at cordova— route 66 somehow it gets to be tomorrow— route 66 shoulder the sky my lad — The Big Valley night of the wolf— the big valley brother love— the big valley hide the children— the big valley explosion part 1 & 2— the big valley a flock of trouble— the big valley boy into man— Whirlybirds in ways mysterious— whirlybirds the brothers— whirlybirds mister q— whirlybirds dog gone— whirlybirds father and son whirlybirds unwanted whirlybirds hot wire whirlybirds rampage — Tales of Wells Fargo the branding iron tales of wells fargo double reverse tales of wells fargo the dealer tales of wells fargo prince jim tales of wells fargo the lobo tales of wells fargo cole younger tales of wells fargo frightened witness tales of wells fargo the lynching— M Squad ghost town m squad two days for willy m squad a kid up there m squad let there be light m squad a grenade for a summer's evening m squad hideout Bachelor Father jasper the second-- bachelor father blossom comes to visit-- bachelor father bentley goes to washington-- bachelor father boys will be-- bachelor father bentley and the babysitter-- Hazel hazel nest egg— hazel stop rockin' our reception hazel love 'em and leave ‘em hazel three little cubs-- Dragnet the big pair— dragnet the big imposter— dragnet the big jade— dragnet the big white rat The Defenders the eye of fear the defenders perjury the defenders the merry-go-round mender the defenders the last six months Wanted Dead or Alive the matchmaker wanted dead or alive montana kid-- wanted dead or alive eight cent reward wanted dead or alive littlest client Medic the world so high— medic awake to spring— medic death is a red balloon— medic death rides a wagon medic vagrant heart vagrant cup Burke's Law who killed eleanora davis-- burke's law who killed his royal highness-- burke’s law who killed mother goose?-- burke's law who killed wimbledon hastings-- burke’s law who killed the paper dragon— Bat Masterson double showdown bat masterson incident at leadville bat masterson the fourth man bat masterson the last of the night raiders bat masterson death by the half dozen The Ann Sothern Show the thanksgiving song the ann sothern show governess for a day the ann sothern show slightly married the ann sothern show one for the books the ann sothern show the other woman The Twilight Zone the fugitive— the twilight zone the bewitching pool— the twilight zone mute the twilight zone caesar and me— the twilight zone one for the angels the twilight zone nightmare as a child — The Lone Ranger the cross of santo domingo— the lone ranger triple cross— the lone ranger christmas story— the lone ranger the prince of buffalo gap— the lone ranger uncle ed — the lone ranger the school story— Cheyenne prisoner of moon mesa cheyenne incident at indian springs cheyenne one way ticket cheyenne sweet sam cheyenne the idol cheyenne julesburg Lawman to capture the west lawman the kids lawman the bandit lawman 9:05 at north plate lawman riding shotgun lawman the town boys lawman the visitor *cain's hundred the fixer Highway Patrol officer's wife— highway patrol dan sick— highway patrol rabies— highway patrol brave boy— highway patrol runaway boy— highway patrol deaf mute— highway patrol prison break-- The Joey Bishop Show a crush on joey the joey bishop show taming of the brat the joey bishop show joey the patient the joey bishop show every dog should have a boy The Sheriff of Cochise proving grounds the sheriff of cochise i am an american the sheriff of cochise gun runners ^^the sheriff of cochise woman escapes-- The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis room at the bottom— the many loves of dobie gillis dobie's birthday party— the many loves of dobie gillis a taste for lobster— Laramie duel at alta mesa laramie fall into darkness laramie the fugitives Adventures in Paradise the secret place— adventures in paradise the fires of kanua adventures in paradise the inheritance Fury community chest fury joey sees it through— Combat missing in action— combat the little jewel— Sea Hunt cindy — sea hunt amigo— Maverick royal four flush maverick seed of deception Hawaiian Eye with this ring hawaiian eye don't kiss me goodbye The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp the cyclone-- the life & legend of wyatt earp the frontier theatre-- Racket Squad fraudulent nursery school— racket squad the case of vain women— Our Miss Brooks the bicycle thief December Bride the christmas show Peter Gunn sepi Gilligan’s Island meets jungle boy Hennesey little girl State Trooper the doll who couldn't sleep

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1. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 6,847

** &

2. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a single adopted father raising a teenage niece with the help of his manservant.

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 398

** &--

3. The Honeymooners (1955–1956)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph

Votes: 4,730

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4. Gilligan's Island (1964–1967)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 13,047

** &

5. Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip.

Stars: Herbert Anderson, Jay North, Gloria Henry, Billy Booth

Votes: 1,859

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6. My Three Sons (1960–1972)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.

Stars: Fred MacMurray, Stanley Livingston, Don Grady, Barry Livingston

Votes: 3,110

** &-

7. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

Stars: Robert Young, Lauren Chapin, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray

Votes: 1,928

** &

8. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

A young man schemes and attempts to get the "better things in life" mostly popularity, success, and most importantly, girls.

Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

Votes: 1,501


9. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

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

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family.

Stars: John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 14,734

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10. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 8,215


11. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.

Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 12,590


12. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet, Frank Cady

Votes: 2,553

including Green Acres &

13. The Real McCoys (1957–1963)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan, Tony Martinez

Votes: 856


14. Mister Peepers (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

Mr. Peepers is a shy science teacher at Jefferson Junior High. He is always faced with problems but is never outwitted.

Stars: Wally Cox, Patricia Benoit, Tony Randall, Marion Lorne

Votes: 127


15. Beulah (1950–1953)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.

Stars: Ethel Waters, Louise Beavers, Ernest Whitman, David Bruce

Votes: 108


16. The Amos 'n Andy Show (1951–1953)

30 min | Comedy

Stories mostly centered on The Kingfish's schemes to get rich, often by duping his brothers in the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge. Andy was particularly dupable. Amos mostly narrated.

Stars: Alvin Childress, Spencer Williams, Tim Moore, Johnny Lee

Votes: 650


17. Route 66 (1960–1964)

TV-Y7 | 60 min | Adventure

The adventures of two young drifters across America.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 1,398

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18. Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Man of Steel fights crime with help from his friends at the Daily Planet.

Stars: George Reeves, Noel Neill, Jack Larson, John Hamilton

Votes: 3,390


19. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

Votes: 283

20. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

Combat!, a one-hour World War II drama series, followed a front line American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

Votes: 2,302


21. 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: 122


22. Hazel (1961–1966)

30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of the Baxter family and their live-in maid, Hazel Burke.

Stars: Shirley Booth, Bobby Buntrock, Don DeFore, Whitney Blake

Votes: 1,413

** &

23. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The ongoing saga of the Martin family and their beloved collie, Lassie.

Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

Votes: 2,925

** & !

24. Private Secretary (1953–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Susie is secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands and keeps getting messed up in (and messing up) his private life. She's assisted (usually) by receptionist Vi and semi-rival Sylvia. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrrell, Jesse White

Votes: 153

** &-

25. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 17,797

** &

26. That Girl (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

An aspiring actress moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City, having to take several offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell

Votes: 2,247

** &

27. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.

Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

Votes: 320

** & !

28. Our Miss Brooks (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Family

Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Jane Morgan, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 475

** &-

29. December Bride (1954–1959)

30 min | Comedy

Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »

Stars: Spring Byington, Frances Rafferty, Dean Miller, Harry Morgan

Votes: 194

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30. Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

The day to day events in the lives of a newly married couple. Each episode consists of three short, unrelated sketches in which characters often break the imaginary fourth wall.

Stars: Betty White, Del Moore, Jack Narz, Dick Garton

Votes: 202


31. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

Mike Nelson is a S.C.U.B.A. diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone, and the plot was mostly carried through his voice-over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 1,091


32. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)

60 min | Adventure

Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »

Stars: Gardner McKay, James Holden, Lani Kai, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 280


33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 14,950


34. 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: 72,331


35. The Millionaire (1955–1960)

30 min | Drama

In this hit 1950s TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one-million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.

Stars: Marvin Miller, Paul Frees, Roy Gordon, Russ Conway

Votes: 444


36. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 2,171


37. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

Votes: 101


38. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 74,462


39. The Eleventh Hour (1962–1964)

60 min | Drama

There were only two seasons of this show. Both featured Jack Ging as Dr. Paul Graham, a passionate and caring young psychologist, working under the ægis of elder psychiatrists - first ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Ging, Wendell Corey, Ralph Bellamy, Irene Martin

Votes: 81

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40. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first, under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba, and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 497

** &-

41. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 2,367

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42. Bonanza (1959–1973)

TV-PG | 49 min | Western

The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts

Votes: 8,081


43. Fury (1955–1960)

30 min | Family, Western

A horse and the boy who loved him.

Stars: Peter Graves, William Fawcett, Bobby Diamond, Highland Dale

Votes: 430

** &- !

44. Medic (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama