TV: 1960s

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1. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Edward Andrews, Biff McGuire

Votes: 151

2. Zane Grey Theatre (1956–1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Western

An anthology based (earlier more so than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Dick Powell was often the star, as well as the host.

Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

Votes: 463

3. Rawhide (1959–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Western

Gil Favor is trail boss of a continuous cattle drive. He is assisted by Rowdy Yates. The crew runs into characters and adventures along the way.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, Eric Fleming

Votes: 3,460

4. Laramie (1959–1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

It is the 1870s in the Wyoming Territory, Slim Sherman and his fourteen-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father's death.

Stars: Robert Fuller, John Smith, Spring Byington, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 1,045

5. The Westerner (1960– )

30 min | Western

Laconic cowboy Dave Blasingame wanders the Wild West with his faithful dog Brown and the occasional companionship of pal Burgundy Smith.

Stars: Brian Keith, Hank Gobble, Jimmy Lee Cook, Michael T. Mikler

Votes: 192

6. 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: 2,560

7. The Americans (1961– )

60 min | Action, War

During the American Civil War, two brothers fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.

Stars: Darryl Hickman, Richard Davalos, John McIntire, John Doucette

Votes: 65

8. Frontier Circus (1961–1962)

60 min | Western

A one-ring circus travels through the American West in the 1880's.

Stars: Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley

Votes: 61

9. Alcoa Premiere (1961–1963)

60 min | Drama

Hosted by famous dancer and actor Fred Astaire, this series presented a new drama with each week's episode. Unlike some of the earlier drama series, which tended either toward classics or ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Astaire, Keir Dullea, Paul Comi, Joan Staley

Votes: 116

10. Outlaws (1960–1962)

60 min | Western

The adventures of a Marshal and his young Deputies in a section of Oklahoma infested with bandit gangs, gunmen, and robbers.

Stars: Don Collier, Barton MacLane, Bruce Yarnell, Slim Pickens

Votes: 71

11. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)

60 min | Adventure

The show follows the adventures of two free-lance magazine writers based in Hawaii.

Stars: Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Jay Lanin, Gary Lockwood

Votes: 58

12. Moon Pilot (1962)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Away on a short leave before an upcoming moon launch, a NASA astronaut disappears and is feared kidnapped when the security services learn about his friendship with a suspected foreign female spy.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmond O'Brien, Dany Saval

Votes: 456

13. 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: 15,933

14. Target: The Corruptors! (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover Agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 71

15. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 4,263

16. Sam Benedict (1962–1963)

60 min | Drama

Sam Benedict is the go to lawyer in the San Francisco area with a reputation for winning impossible cases. Trudy has his office running efficiently while Hank keeps things from getting too serious as Benedict's right hand man.

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Richard Rust, Joan Tompkins, Alexander Lockwood

Votes: 72

17. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lee Kurty, Jean Inness

Votes: 799

18. The Fugitive (1963–1967)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A doctor, wrongly convicted for a murder he didn't commit, escapes custody and must stay ahead of the police to find the real killer.

Stars: David Janssen, William Conrad, Barry Morse, Paul Birch

Votes: 3,652

19. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts, and Rocky Mountains.

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

Votes: 2,621

20. 77 Sunset Strip (1958–1964)

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

Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes, Roger Smith, Jacqueline Beer

Votes: 1,312

21. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

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

Kraft Suspense Theater was an anthology series which featured a new cast and stories each week.

Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

Votes: 229

22. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Eddie Little Sky, Kent Smith

Votes: 114

23. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Jason Wingreen, Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau

Votes: 70

24. Insight (I) (1960–1984)

30 min | Drama

American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

Stars: Ellwood Kieser, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Martin Sheen, Brian Keith

Votes: 213

25. Family Affair (1966–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Bill's comfortable lifestyle must change when he receives a group of unexpected, long-term, guests.

Stars: Brian Keith, Kathy Garver, Anissa Jones, Johnny Whitaker

Votes: 2,486

26. Hong Kong (1960–1961)
Episode: The Survivor (1961)

60 min | Adventure

When his godson's parents are killed in a helicopter crash, Glenn makes arrangements to send the boy to live with his aunt in America. One of the boy's grandfathers lives in Red China and ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Coleen Gray, June Dayton

27. 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: 2,547

28. Five Fingers (1959–1960)

60 min | Drama

Victor Sebastian is a successful undercover agent based in Europe. Victor's cover is as a talent agent for singer Simone Genet, who is later a romantic interest. Victor is often aided by his contact, Robertson.

Stars: David Hedison, Luciana Paluzzi, Paul Burke, Michael Romanoff

Votes: 51

29. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 210

30. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Of the many anthology series, this 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: 342

31. Ghost Squad (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

The adventures of the agents of Scotland Yard's secret undercover crime unit, dubbed "The Ghost Squad".

Stars: Anthony Marlowe, Claire Nielson, Michael Quinn, Neil Hallett

Votes: 57

32. The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962)

45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Fleming and Andromeda are recaptured by the British government but then kidnapped along with Professor Dawnay by the forces of Intel, headed by Kaufman and the evil Gamboule, and are taken ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Halliday, Susan Hampshire, Noel Johnson, Mary Morris

Votes: 40

33. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, John Carson, Alex Scott

Votes: 16

34. Suspense (1962–1963)

Thriller

Anthology series telling suspenseful tales.

Stars: Ray Handy, Bill Meilen, John Carson, Alex Scott

Votes: 16

36. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)
Episode: Fellini: A Director's Notebook (1969)

54 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Fellini discusses his views of making motion pictures and his unorthodox procedures. He seeks inspiration in various out of the way places. During this film viewers go with him to the ... See full summary »

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Ennio Antonelli, Caterina Boratto, Marina Boratto, Pasqualino De Santis

Votes: 440

37. Pathfinders in Space (1960– )

30 min | Family, Drama, Sci-Fi

Professor Norman Wedgewood and his team are planning another rocket mission to the Moon. Once again, Geoff, Valerie and Jimmy are on hand to witness the launch of a new rocket MR1 (Moon ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Williams, Harold Goldblatt, Gerald Flood, Gillian Ferguson

Votes: 26

38. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 110

39. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

American television anthology series of wide range of genres, from history and drama, to fantasy, and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage plays, fairytales, and historic events are dramatized in each episode.

Stars: Irene Dailey, Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart

Votes: 39

40. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 13,081

41. Lost in Space (1965–1968)

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

A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

Votes: 7,061

42. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 88

43. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 7,709

44. 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: 13,273

45. Good Morning World (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

6.8