Drama

12 O'Clock High
The missions and adventures of the fictitious 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force are chronicled in this show based on the book and 1949 movie.
77 Sunset Strip
Two former government secret agents set up shop as private detectives in a stylish office on the Sunset strip.
Adam-12
A spin-off from Dragnet!, Adam-12 chronicles the situations veteran cop Pete Malloy, his new partner, rookie Jim Reed face daily on the job.
All in the Family
Adapted from the British tv series Till Death Do Us Part by Norman Lear, All In The Family changed the face of sitcoms. It was not afraid to tackle controversial, difficult, and downright taboo issues head on. The show followed the lives of the blue-collar Bunker family, which consisted of bigoted, but lovable Archie, his sweet wife Edith, their daughter Gloria, and son-in-law Michael “Meathead” Stivic.
Cagney & Lacey
One's blonde. One's brunette. One's strong. One's sensitive. They're both women. They're both cops. They're partners.
Centennial
A miniseries following the lives of the citizens of Centennial, Colorado, the poor treatment of the Native Americans by colonists, and a murder mystery that took over 100 years to solve.
CHiPs
CHiPs follows the adventures of members of the California Highway Patrol on the job.
Climax!
This anthology series featured a different case and different dramatic story each week. One such episode was Casino Royale, the James Bond story that later became a movie of the same title.
Colgate Theatre
Colgate Theater was a dramatic anthology series in half hour format.
Columbo
Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo may be rumpled and a bit eccentric, but he uses that to his advantage to throw murderers off guard and bring them to justice.
Combat!
This show follows the missions of an American infantry squad at the front of the battle lines of Europe in World War II.
Dallas
This night time soap followed the drama and backstabbing of oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, his family, and their enemies.
Dan August
Burt Reynolds portrays Lt. Dan August, a homicide detective in his hometown of Santa Luisa, California.
Dark Shadows
Doctor Who
A long-lived alien from the planet Gallifrey, who calls himself a time lord and goes only by the name “The Doctor”, has adventures through time and space with companions from Earth. He battles various villains and monsters, including a nemesis, The Master, from his own race to keep Earth and the universe safe.
Dragnet (1951)
Dragnet (1967)
Dynasty
Eerie, Indiana
Eight Is Enough
The Equalizer
ER
Family Matters
Forever Knight
Frank's Place
Freaks and Geeks
The Fugitive
Full House
The Golden Girls
Hardcastle & McCormick
Harry O
Hawaii Five-O
Highway To Heaven
Hill Street Blues
Honey West
It Takes A Thief
Johnny Staccato
Knight Rider
Millionaire Wilton Knight finds Michael Long, a policeman who was shot and left for dead, and saves him. He gives him a new face and an amazing car, KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand), that is virtually indestructible and autonomous. Together, Michael and KITT wage war against criminals who operate above the law.
Knots Landing
Kojak
Kraft Television Theatre
Kung Fu
L.A. Law
Lassie
Little House on the Prairie
Lou Grant
The Love Boat
M*A*S*H
Macgruder & Loud
Mancuso, FBI
Manimal
Mannix
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Matt Houston
McCloud
McMillan & Wife
Miami Vice
Mike Hammer (1958)
The Mod Squad
Naked City
The New Mike Hammer (1984)
Perry Mason
Peter Gunn
Petrocelli
Picket Fences
Police Story
Police Woman
Quantum Leap
Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the quantum leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
Quincy, M.E.
The Ray Bradbury Theater
The Rockford Files
The Rookies
Room 222
Roseanne
The Saint
Simon & Simon
The Sixth Sense
Space: 1999
Spenser: For Hire
St. Elsewhere
Starsky & Hutch
The Streets of San Francisco
SurfSide 6
The Waltons
Wings
The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Two FBI agents, one a skeptic and one a believer, investigate unexplained and paranormal events.
Xena: Warrior Princess
Your Show Time
This show presented dramas based on famous literary short stories.

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