51. Parks and Recreation

First Aired: 2009-04-09 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 30
Starring: Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Rashida Jones
Top Attributes: Comedy, Single Camera, Workplace, Awkward Situations
Similar Shows: Happy Endings, The Office (US), The Larry Sanders Show, NewsRadio, Party Down
Description: The series follows Leslie Knope, the deputy head of the Parks and Recreation department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana. Knope takes on a project with a nurse named Ann to turn a construction pit into a park, while trying to mentor a bored college-aged intern. However, Leslie must fight through the bureaucrats, problem neighbors, and developers in order to make her dream a reality, all while with a camera crew recording her every gaff and mishap.

52. St. Elsewhere

First Aired: 1982-10-26 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Christina Pickles, Cynthia Sikes, David Birney, David Morse
Description: St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston was not exactly the world's best health care center. Despite its flaws, it featured some of the most caring doctors and nurses you could ever meet. Led by Dr. Donald Westphall (and later by Dr. Benjamin Gideon), St. Eligius became a sanctuary for the underdog and the downtrodden. "St. Elsewhere" ran on NBC for six seasons. Originally a ratings flop, NBC picked it up for a second season for the sole purpose of grabbing some additional Emmy nominations. It eventually became a minor hit for The Peacock, until burnout by the writers resulted in its 1988 cancellation. The series was nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and won 13.

53. L.A. Law

First Aired: 1986-09-01 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Michael Tucker, Susan Ruttan, Blair Underwood, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen
Description: On this critically acclaimed drama about a top Los Angeles law firm, some of the best battles take place outside of the courtroom. In the bedroom, in the courtroom, or at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak's staff meetings, the firm's ambitious, competitive attorneys confront conflict between their own desires, their obligations as attorneys, and their principles as human beings.

54. Doctor Who (2005)

First Aired: 2005-03-26 | Network: BBC One | Runtime: 60
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jenna-Louise Coleman, Karen Gillan
Description: The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in his TARDIS. His current travel companion is Clara Oswald, though he has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys with him. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration. Twelve actors, plus John Hurt, have played The Doctor thus far.

55. The Larry Sanders Show

First Aired: 1992-08-01 | Network: HBO | Runtime: 30
Starring: Garry Shandling, Rip Torn, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Stewart, Wallace Langham
Top Attributes: Multi Camera, Comedy, Celebrity, Workplace
Similar Shows: NewsRadio, Party Down, Running Wilde, Better With You, Cheers
Description: Comic Garry Shandling draws upon his own talk show experiences to create the character of Larry Sanders, a paranoid, insecure host of a late night talk show. Larry, along with his obsequious TV sidekick Hank Kingsley and his fiercely protective producer Artie, allows Garry Shandling and his talented writers to look behind the scenes and to show us a convincing slice of behind the camera life.

56. Scrubs

First Aired: 2001-10-02 | Network: ABC | Runtime: 30
Starring: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes, John C. McGinley
Top Attributes: Hospital, Comedy, Overall Quirkiness, Workplace
Similar Shows: The Office (US), Will & Grace, Cheers, How I Met Your Mother, NewsRadio
Description: Scrubs focuses on the lives of several people working at Sacred Heart, a teaching hospital. It features fast-paced dialogue, slapstick, and surreal vignettes presented mostly as the daydreams of the central character, Dr. John Michael "J.D." Dorian.

57. Boardwalk Empire

First Aired: 2010-09-19 | Network: HBO | Runtime: 60
Starring: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Vincent Piazza, Stephen Graham
Top Attributes: Drama, Alcohol, Historical Elements, Serial
Similar Shows: Brotherhood, Deadwood, Magic City, The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy
Description: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky acts with historical characters in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. The final season jumps ahead seven years, to 1931, as Prohibition nears its end.

58. Futurama

First Aired: 1999-03-28 | Network: Comedy Central | Runtime: 30
Starring: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Di Maggio, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom
Top Attributes: Comedy, Animated, Geekiness, Science Fiction
Similar Shows: Frisky Dingo, The Life & Times of Tim, The Big Bang Theory, South Park, Family Guy
Description: A late 20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the 31st century.

59. Star Trek

First Aired: 1966-09-08 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 60
Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Walter Koenig, George Takei
Top Attributes: Nerdiness, Geekiness, Ensemble Cast, Interwoven Storylines
Similar Shows: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate Universe, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary
Description: Star Trek was an influential science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that followed the adventures of the crew of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The show began with the production of the 1964 pilot "The Cage". "The Cage" featured Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain Christopher Pike. The pilot was rejected by NBC executives as being too cerebral. In order to demonstrate the action-adventure potential of the series, another pilot entitled "Where No Man Has Gone Before" was produced. Replacing Jeffrey Hunter as Enterprise captain was William Shatner who starred as Captain James T. Kirk. The new pilot also starred Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock who was the only character to return from the original pilot after NBC's rejection of "The Cage". Response to the second, action-oriented, pilot was good and NBC gave the go ahead to the series. The series premiered on NBC on Thursday, September 8, 1966 in the 8:30-9:30 PM timeslot with the episode "The Man Trap". Critical response to the series was mixed and rating were lower than expected. In its second season, reoccurring guest star DeForest Kelley was added to the series' starring cast and the show was moved to Friday at 8:30. A decline in the ratings, however, prompted NBC to attempt to cancel the series after its second season, but a letter writing campaign by die hard fans of the show saved it from cancellation. An additional season of episodes were produced, but ratings continued to decline most likely due to the quality of the third season episodes and a bad 10:00 PM Friday night time slot. Despite another letter writing campaign, the series was finally cancelled after its third season. The last new episode "Turnabout Intruder" was shown on June 3, 1969. After its three year run Star Trek began running syndication where it was discovered by legion of new fans and became a phenomenon. The show inspired six features films, an animated series, and four additional spin-off television shows. Other spin-off's include novels, comic books, merchandise and an enormous amount of fan-fiction based on the series. Despite its short network run, Star Trek has become one of the most successful shows in television history. Aside from its three main stars, Star Trek featured a large cast of reoccurring guest stars that includes James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, and Grace Lee Whitney. Other notable guest stars include Diana Muldaur, Gary Lockwood, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kellerman, Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, John Colicos, Roger C. Carmel, William Campbell, Ted Cassidy, Michael Ansara and Elisha Cook, Jr. Notable writers for the series include Gene Roddenberry, Gene L. Coon, George Clayton Johnson, Jerry Sohl, Jerome Bixby, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, and D.C. Fontana.

60. True Detective

First Aired: 2014-01-12 | Network: HBO | Runtime: 60
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, Michelle Monaghan
Top Attributes: Detective, Mystery, Serial, Strong Male Lead
Similar Shows: The Following, Hannibal, Dexter, Justified, Ray Donovan
Description: True Detective uses multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years.

61. The Dick Van Dyke Show

First Aired: 1961-10-01 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 30
Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Jerry Paris, Larry Mathews
Description: Considered to be one of television's classics, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" centers on the personal and professional lives of Rob Petrie, a writer for the fictional "Alan Brady Show". The non-stop laughs revolved around Rob's relationships with with fellow writers Buddy Sorrell and Sally Rogers, and producer Mel Cooley. At home, we also got to chuckle (and sometimes cry) over Rob's antics involving his wife, son, and neighbors.

62. Justified

First Aired: 2010-03-16 | Network: FX | Runtime: 60
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Natalie Zea, Jacob Pitts, Joelle Carter
Top Attributes: Strong Male Lead, Drama, Cop Show, Action
Similar Shows: Blue Bloods, Ray Donovan, Southland, The Following, The Good Guys (2010)
Description: Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is something of a 19th century-style officer in modern times, whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target with criminals and a problem for his superiors in the U.S. Marshals Service. As a result of an eager but "justified" shooting of a Miami fugitive while on assignment in Florida, Givens is reassigned to Lexington, Kentucky, in a district that includes his hometown of Harlan, a rural mining town in the east of the state.

63. The Carol Burnett Show

First Aired: 1967-09-11 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke, Lyle Waggoner
Description: A variety / sketch comedy show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway. It originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967 to March 29, 1978 for 278 episodes, and originated from CBS Television City's Studio 33 (known today as the Bob Barker Studio). The series won 25 prime time Emmy Awards, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All Time."

64. Fargo

First Aired: 2014-04-15 | Network: FX | Runtime: 60
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Keith Carradine, Joey King
Top Attributes: Murder, Overall Quirkiness, Strong Male Lead, Cop Show
Similar Shows: Hannibal, White Collar, Elementary, The Killing (US), The Blacklist
Description: From the Coen brothers is a fresh story spun out of the world of the Oscar-winning film. A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

65. Homicide: Life On The Street

First Aired: 1993-01-01 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Max Perlich, Peter Gerety, Yaphet Kotto
Top Attributes: Detective, Murder, Cop Show, Serial
Similar Shows: The Shield, The Wire, Southland, Detroit 1-8-7, The Unusuals
Description: Based on the factual book Homicide: A Year On the Killing Streets by journalist David Simon, the series charts the lives of a team of homicide detectives in Baltimore, Maryland, both on and off the clock.

66. thirtysomething

First Aired: 1987-09-29 | Network: ABC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Melanie Mayron, Patricia Kalember, Patricia Wettig
Description: When thirtysomething debuted in 1987 it was attacked by some critics as being a self-indulgent examination of the minutiae of yuppie life. Before the first season was over, some of those same critics were covering their tracks by calling it "the most improved show on television." Producers Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz had teamed up before on Family and would go on to create My So-Called Life, Relativity and Once and Again. Often using feature-film techniques, their brand of what could be called "reality" television tackled not only the small subjects, but the big ones too, all the way from life to death, as they followed their characters on the road from the idealism of youth to the search for security and responsibility as they glided toward middle age.

67. Sherlock

First Aired: 2010-07-25 | Network: BBC One | Runtime: 90
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey
Top Attributes: Detective, Crime, City Setting, Mystery
Similar Shows: Elementary, Prime Suspect, The Mentalist, White Collar, The Blacklist
Description: Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes, who assists the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily D.I. Greg Lestrade, in solving various crimes. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate, Dr. John Watson.

68. Columbo

First Aired: 1968-02-20 | Network: ABC | Runtime: 120
Starring: Peter Falk, , , ,
Description: Many criminals made the mistake of underestimating Lieutenant Columbo, a homicide investigator with a crumpled trench-coat and a beat-up car, who certainly acted as an incompetent bumbler. But he was so polite to every suspect, and he talked so much about his wife (who we never got to see on any episode, but who many believe later had her own show, starring Kate Mulgrew, later of Star Trek: Voyager fame) that he lulled even the shrewdest murderer into a false sense of security. And although the audience had witnessed the murder in the beginning of each episode, it was still a surprise to see what mistakes the killers had made during the seemingly perfect murder.

69. Survivor

First Aired: 2000-05-31 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Rob Mariano, Parvati Shallow, Jeff Probst, Brian Heidik, Anthony
Top Attributes: Reality Show, Mainstream, Ensemble Cast, Drama
Similar Shows: The Amazing Race, The Apprentice (US), Big Brother, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette
Description: Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more "Tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "Immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game's "Jury". Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through "Redemption Island".

70. Roseanne

First Aired: 1988-10-18 | Network: ABC | Runtime: 30
Starring: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Natalie West, Lecy Goranson
Description: Roseanne is an American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. The show portrayed a working-class family struggling to get by on a limited income in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to portray an American family in which economics necessitated two parents working jobs outside the home.

71. American Idol

First Aired: 2002-06-01 | Network: FOX | Runtime: 120
Starring: Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey
Description: The smash reality series showcases wannabe pop stars competing for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof), and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. The show helped launch the careers of such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.

72. Fawlty Towers

First Aired: 1975-09-19 | Network: BBC Two | Runtime: 30
Starring: John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Prunella Scales, Ballard Berkeley
Description: Fawlty Towers is a British series featuring John Cleese as Basil Fawlty, a hotel owner whose incompetence, short fuse and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. Although only twelve episodes were produced, the show left a lasting and powerful legacy and is considered by many to be the greatest of all TV comedies.

73. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

First Aired: 2005-08-04 | Network: FXX | Runtime: 30
Starring: Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton
Top Attributes: Comedy, Alcohol, City Setting, Awkward Situations
Similar Shows: Seinfeld, Happy Endings, Rules of Engagement, Whitney, Party Down
Description: Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.

74. Your Show of Shows

First Aired: 1950-02-01 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 0
Starring: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Bill Hayes, Howard Morris
Description: Welcome to the Your Show of Shows guide at TV Tome. First Telecast:February 25, 1950 Last Telecast:June 5, 1954 153 Total Episodes (Black + White) Sid Caeser and Imogene Coca starred on this influental variety program. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 25 or better) # 4 in the 1950-1951 Season # 8 in the 1951-1952 Season # 19 in the 1952-1953 Season Broadcast History on NBC Feb. 1950-June 1954...Sat. 9-10:30 PM

75. House of Cards (US)

First Aired: 2013-02-01 | Network: Netflix | Runtime: 55
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Ben Daniels, Sandrine Holt
Top Attributes: Political Elements, Strong Male Lead, City Setting, Political Intrigue
Similar Shows: Scandal (2012), The West Wing, State of Play, The Newsroom (2012), Mad Men
Description: House of Cards is an American political drama series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of a previous BBC miniseries of the same name which is based on the novel by Michael Dobbs. Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip, who, after getting passed over for promotion to Secretary of State, decides to exact his revenge on those who betrayed him. The series also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Corey Stoll in lead roles.

76. The Walking Dead

First Aired: 2010-10-31 | Network: AMC | Runtime: 45
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus
Top Attributes: Drama, Science Fiction, Tragedy, Serial
Similar Shows: Jericho (2006), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, V, The 4400, Revolution
Description: Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

77. My So-Called Life

First Aired: 1994-08-01 | Network: ABC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Claire Danes, A.J. Langer, Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Tom Irwin
Top Attributes: Interwoven Storylines, Ensemble Cast, Drama, High School
Similar Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, 90210, Beverly Hills, 90210
Description: "My So-Called Life" is a realistic mid-nineties teen drama series that takes a look at a 15 year-old girl and her trials and tribulations with being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

78. The Andy Griffith Show

First Aired: 1960-10-03 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 30
Starring: Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Aneta Corsaut, Betty Lynn, Denver Pyle
Description: Down-home humor and an endearing cast of characters helped make The Andy Griffith Show one of the most beloved comedies in the history of TV. The show centered around widower Andy Taylor, who divided his time between raising his young son Opie, and his job as sheriff of the sleepy North Carolina town, Mayberry. Andy and Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee, who serves as a surrogate mother to both father and son. Andy's nervous cousin, Barney Fife, is his deputy sheriff whose incompetence is tolerated because Mayberry is virtually crime-free.

79. Everybody Loves Raymond

First Aired: 1996-09-01 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 30
Starring: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten, Peter Boyle
Top Attributes: Multi Camera, Stand Alone Episodes, Lightness, Comedy
Similar Shows: The King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, Malcolm in the Middle, Raising Hope, Frasier
Description: Everybody Loves Raymond revolves around Ray Barone, a successful sportswriter living on Long Island with his wife, Debra, 12-year-old daughter, Ally, and 8-year-old twin sons, Geoffrey and Michael. That's the good news. The bad news? Ray's meddling parents, Frank and Marie, live directly across the street and embrace the motto "Su casa es mi casa," infiltrating their son's home to an extent unparalleled in television history. Frank's favorite expression, "Holy Crap," is shouted at regular intervals, and Marie's "cooking advice" is less than appreciated by Debra. Brother Robert, a divorced policeman, is constantly moving in and out of his parents' house, and loves to drop over and resent Ray's successful career and happy family life. Ray and Debra just wish someone would knock once in a while. Finalizing it's 9th and final season, the cast and crew of "ELR" has had a very successful run, and it makes it even harder for them all to say good-bye. This show has a place in televi

80. Community

First Aired: 2009-09-17 | Network: Yahoo! Screen | Runtime: 30
Starring: Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Chevy Chase
Top Attributes: Comedy, Single Camera, College, School
Similar Shows: Undeclared, The Office (US), 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation
Description: From Emmy Award-winner Dan Harmon comes "Community", a smart comedy series about higher education – and lower expectations. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Within these not-so-hallowed halls, Community focuses on a band of misfits, at the center of which is a fast-talkin' lawyer whose degree has been revoked, who form a study group and end up learning a lot more about themselves than they do about their course work.

81. Veronica Mars

First Aired: 2004-09-22 | Network: The CW | Runtime: 60
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Tina Majorino, Francis Capra
Top Attributes: Drama, Teen Presence, School, High School
Similar Shows: Revenge, Weeds, The O.C., Pretty Little Liars, Ringer
Description: In the wealthy, seaside community of Neptune, California, the rich and powerful make the rules. Unfortunately for them, there's Veronica Mars, a smart, fearless 17-year-old apprentice private investigator. During the day, Veronica must negotiate high school like any average teenage girl. But at night, she helps with her father's struggling private investigator business.

82. Spaced

First Aired: 1999-09-24 | Network: Channel 4 | Runtime: 30
Starring: Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes , as Jessica Stevenson, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin
Top Attributes: Overall Quirkiness, Geekiness, Cult Hit, British
Similar Shows: The IT Crowd, Episodes, Extras, Sons of Tucson, Running Wilde
Description: Spaced is a sitcom like no other. The premise is simple enough: Daisy (Jessica Stevenson) and Tim (Simon Pegg) are out of luck and love, so pretend to be a couple in order to rent a flat together. Downstairs neighbour and eccentric painter Brian suspects someone's fibbing, and almost blows their cover with their lecherous lush of a landlady, Marsha. Fortunately he soon falls for Daisy's health-freak friend Twist, while Daisy herself goes ga-ga for pet dog Colin. Tim remains happily platonic with lifemate Mike; a sweet-at-heart guns 'n' ammo obsessive. The series is chock-full of pop culture references. In fact, each episode is themed after at least one movie, with nods to The Shining and Close Encounters of the Third Kind proving especially hilarious. Hardly five minutes goes by without a Star Wars reference, and every second of screen time from Bill Bailey as owner of the comic shop where Tim works is comedic gold. The look of the series is its other outstanding element, with slam-zoo

83. Avatar: The Last Airbender

First Aired: 2005-02-21 | Network: Nickelodeon | Runtime: 30
Starring: Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack DeSena, Jennie Kwan, Melendy Britt
Description: In a world where the four elements can be controlled by people known as Benders, Fire Nation is waging a war to control other nations. The only hope for stopping the brutal war led by them rests on the shoulders of a reluctant young boy named Aang. The last known survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads and the Airbenders, Aang is The Avatar, Bender of all elements. Aided by a Waterbender named Katara and her brother Sokka, Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world.

84. Louie (2010)

First Aired: 2010-06-29 | Network: FX | Runtime: 25
Starring: Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker, ,
Top Attributes: Single Camera, City Setting, Awkward Situations, Stand Alone Episodes
Similar Shows: Portlandia, Togetherness, Happy Endings, Atlanta, Silicon Valley
Description: Louis C.K. stars as a fictionalized version of himself; a comedian and newly divorced father raising his two daughters in New York City.

85. Upstairs, Downstairs

First Aired: 1971-10-10 | Network: ITV1 | Runtime: 50
Starring: Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh, Angela Baddeley, Christopher Beeny
Description: Covering a span of 27 years (1903-1930), Upstairs, Downstairs follows the lives of the wealthy Bellamy family residing upstairs at 165 Eaton Place, London, as well as the lives of those employed in their service living downstairs. Richard Bellamy, the son of a poor parson, is married to Lady Marjorie, the daughter of the wealthy Earl and Countess of Southwold, whose family money provides for the Bellamy's lavish lifestyle. As an influential member of the Conservative party, the Earl secures a seat in Parliament for Richard, with the expectation that he will support conservative policies. He tries his best to please his wife's family but, being a Liberal at heart, Richard finds it's not always that easy. These political and financial differences are a reoccurring source of contention for the Bellamys. On the surface, the lives of the family living upstairs couldn't seem more different than those of the servants living below but, strangely enough, through the years their lives often intersect, becoming increasingly entwined as time goes by. The addition of real-life events, like the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic and the horrors of World War I, incorporated into the storylines add a touch of authenticity and realism to the show.

86. Rome

First Aired: 2005-08-28 | Network: HBO | Runtime: 60
Starring: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciar, n Hinds, Nicholas Woodeson
Top Attributes: Drama, Historical Elements, Violence, Strong Male Lead
Similar Shows: Spartacus, The Tudors, Deadwood, Band Of Brothers, Generation Kill
Description: "Rome" is the saga of two ordinary Roman soldiers and their families. An intimate drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, and husbands and wives, it chronicles epic times that saw the fall of a republic and the creation of an empire. The series begins in 52 BC, as Gaius Julius Caesar has completed his masterful conquest of Gaul after eight years of war, and is preparing to return to Rome. He heads home with thousands of loyal battle-hardened men, huge amounts of loot in gold and slaves, and a populist agenda for radical social change. Terrified, the aristocracy threatens to prosecute Caesar for war crimes as soon as he sets foot in Rome. Caesar's old friend and mentor, Pompey Magnus, attempts to foment mutiny in order to maintain the balance of power. Two of Caesar's soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, thwart Pompey's plan and in the process, win the eternal gratitude of Caesar and the Julian clan, affording the two plebian officers an intimate view of the ruling class. The fates of Pullo and Vorenus become entwined with those of Caesar, Mark Antony, Cleopatra and the boy Octavian, a strange and awkward child who, by political guile and bloody force, will become the first emperor of Rome.

87. The Bob Newhart Show

First Aired: 1972-09-16 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 30
Starring: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Riley, Marcia Wallace, Peter Bonerz
Description: Bob Newhart is Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist living with his schoolteacher wife Emily. Complicating life for the serene, stammering doc was his neighbor, Howard, a flighty navigator; and Bob's coworkers, dentist Jerry and flippant receptionist Carol. The humor was gentle, sophisticated and, at times, wonderfully surreal.

88. Family Guy

First Aired: 1999-01-31 | Network: FOX | Runtime: 30
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Lacey Chabert, Mila Kunis
Top Attributes: Stand Alone Episodes, Animated, Comedy, Targeted to Young Demographic
Similar Shows: The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, South Park, Bob's Burgers
Description: Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.

89. The Good Wife

First Aired: 2009-09-22 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi, Josh Charles, Matthew Goode, Zach Grenier
Top Attributes: Strong Female Lead, Workplace, Drama, Law
Similar Shows: The Whole Truth, Raising the Bar, Harry's Law, Dirty Sexy Money, Damages
Description: The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.

90. Gunsmoke

First Aired: 1955-09-10 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Amanda Blake, Buck Taylor, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Weaver, Glenn Strange
Description: The show is about a Marshal who doesn't allow guns in Dodge City. He always tries to show people different ways to solve things before getting angry.

91. Northern Exposure

First Aired: 1990-07-12 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Peg Phillips, John Corbett, Cynthia Geary
Description: Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) graduates from Columbia University medical school thanks to a scholarship from the state of Alaska. Though he was promised a placement at the large hospital in Anchorage, he is instead whisked away to the tiny town of Cicely, where he must work off his education debt as the local General Practitioner. The location is remote, the people are weird and quirky, and all Joel wants is to return to New York. The show thrived on this "fish out of water" storyline and the "will they or won't they" dynamic between Fleischman and Janine Turner's Maggie O'Connell.

92. Downton Abbey

First Aired: 2010-09-26 | Network: ITV | Runtime: 60
Starring: Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt
Top Attributes: British, Historical Elements, Melodrama, Drama
Similar Shows: Pan Am, Mad Men, House of Cards (US), Scandal (2012), Luck
Description: Downton Abbey depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

93. Chappelle's Show

First Aired: 2003-01-01 | Network: Comedy Central | Runtime: 30
Starring: Dave Chappelle, Charlie Murphy, Christopher Franciosa, Donnell Rawlings, Jonathan Corbett
Description: "Chappelle's Show" takes comedian Dave Chappelle's own personal joke book and brings it to life, with episodes consisting of sketches, man-on-the-street pieces, and pop culture parodies introduced by Dave in a stand-up format in front of a studio audience. Chappelle's unique point-of-view on the world provides a hilarious, defiant and sometimes dangerous look at American culture, including music, movies, television, advertising, current events, and everyday life situations.

94. Prime Suspect

First Aired: 1991-04-07 | Network: ITV1 | Runtime: 120
Starring: Helen Mirren, Jack Ellis, John Benfield, Mossie Smith, Philip Wright
Top Attributes: Cop Show, Crime, British, Detective
Similar Shows: Prime Suspect (US), Unforgettable, Blue Bloods, Saving Grace, Sherlock
Description: Prime Suspect is a successful, award winning detective drama series starring Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. The character was created by Linda La Plante.

95. Blackadder

First Aired: 1983-06-15 | Network: BBC One | Runtime: 30
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Tim McInnerny, Brian Blessed
Description: Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

96. The Waltons

First Aired: 1972-09-01 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 60
Starring: Michael Learned, Will Geer, Richard Thomas, David Doremus, Ellen Corby
Description: In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, during the Great Depression, the Walton family makes its small income from its saw mill on Walton's Mountain. The story is told through the eyes of John Boy, who wants to be a novelist and go to college. The saga follows the family through depression and war, through growing up, school, courtship, marriage, employment, birth, aging, illness and death.

97. Hannibal

First Aired: 2013-04-04 | Network: NBC | Runtime: 60
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Pitt
Top Attributes: Murder, Strong Male Lead, Darkness, Drama
Similar Shows: The Following, Fargo, The Blacklist, True Detective, Dexter
Description: Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

98. Gilmore Girls

First Aired: 2000-10-05 | Network: The WB | Runtime: 60
Starring: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Matt Czuchry, Sean Gunn
Top Attributes: Constant Dialogue, Family, Strong Female Lead, Lightness
Similar Shows: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Big C, Cougar Town, 7th Heaven, Better With You
Description: Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory (Alexis Bledel), doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. Rory is more serious than Lorelai, but there are tendencies, especially in the love department, that clearly indicate she is her mother's daughter. From the beginning, this unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together. Lorelai was just Rory's age when she became pregnant and made the tough decision to raise her baby alone. Gilmore Girls was the first series to make it to air supported by the Family Friendly Forum's script development fund. An initiative between some of the nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a greater array of compelling family programming on network television. The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family.

99. Ally McBeal

First Aired: 1997-09-08 | Network: FOX | Runtime: 60
Starring: Greg Germann, Calista Flockhart, Gil Bellows, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Peter MacNicol
Top Attributes: Law, Workplace, Strong Female Lead, City Setting
Similar Shows: Franklin & Bash, Suits, Sex and the City, Harry's Law, Boston Legal
Description: Ally McBeal is an American comedy-drama series which aired on the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. The series was created by David E. Kelley, who also served as the executive producer, along with Bill D'Elia. The series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic.

100. The Abbott and Costello Show

First Aired: 1952-12-01 | Network: CBS | Runtime: 30
Starring: Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones, Hillary Brooke
Description: The Abbott and Costello show is timeless humor as fresh today as it was 50 years ago. All of Abbott and Costellos classic routines such as 'Whos on first' can be found in this show. This program captures the two when they were at their peak of their comedic poweress. The cast include Mr.Field, Mike the Cop, Stinky, Bacciagalupe and Hillary. These shows stand today as perhaps the finest surviving representation of the art of burlesque comedy.