Best Classic TV Shows Now Available to Stream

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25. Gilligan’s Island (1964)
> Total No. of seasons: 3
> Starring: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus
> Genre: Comedy, Family
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store

The sitcom about a group of men and women who are stranded on an island following a shipwreck produced numerous memorable characters, including Gilligan, the Skipper, the Professor, Ginger, and Mary Ann. Surprisingly — in light of its cultural impact — the series only ran for three seasons.

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24. Bewitched (1964)
> Total No. of seasons: 8
> Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent
> Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Crackle, The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, DIRECTV

“Bewitched” follows the lives of Darrin Stephens (played by Dick York and later Dick Sargent) and his wife, Samantha (Elizabeth Montgomery). While Darrin is a standard human man, Samantha is a witch who — despite her best efforts and her husband’s wishes — often uses her powers. The show ran for eight seasons, over which time it won three Emmys.

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23. The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
> Total No. of seasons: 8
> Starring: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts
> Genre: Comedy, Family
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Store, Tubi TV, Acorn TV, AcornTV Amazon Channel, Dove Channel, fuboTV, Pure Flix, Pluto TV

The laid-back and easy-to-watch sitcom set in the mythical North Carolina town of Mayberry starred Andy Griffith as the single parent of a boy, played by eventual movie director Ron Howard. Other beloved characters included Don Knotts as Barney Fife and Frances Bavier as Aunt Bee. “The Andy Griffith Show” was a consistent hit during its run and has a 94% approval score among audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. It was hugely popular over its eight-season run and was the top-ranked show on television during its final season.

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22. M*A*S*H (1972)
> Total No. of seasons: 11
> Starring: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit
> Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Hulu, DIRECTV

The groundbreaking comedy “M*A*S*H” follows the experiences of members of a mobile army surgical medical hospital during the Korean War. The show premiered in 1972 and steadily built a following and was on the air for 11 years. The final episode aired on Feb. 28, 1983, and during the final six minutes, viewership peaked at 121.6 million. The final season of “M*A*S*H” holds a 100% Freshness score among Rotten Tomatoes critics.

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21. The Wonder Years (1988)
> Total No. of seasons: 6
> Starring: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern
> Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
> Available on: Hulu

Golden Globe-winning series “The Wonder Years” follows young Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) in a coming-of-age story during the 1960s and the early 70s, as told from Kevin’s point of view as an adult. Having originally aired on ABC, the entire six-season series can now be streamed on Hulu.