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List Rules Vite up your favorite cult shows that aired in the '70s

Trying to catch up on some classic television? These are the best 1970s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to put your finger on what makes a show a great 1970s cult TV series. Some of the best 70s cult TV shows are sci-fi based, some are even horror, and others gained their cult status from groundbreaking humor. One thing is for sure, the top 1970s cult TV series have very loyal fans.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1970s cult TV series list? Monty Python's Flying Circus quickly became a cult TV series during its four season run. Great sketch comedy, British wit and crazy characters kept comedy fans laughing week after week in the 1970s. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was another good cult show that aired in the 70s.

H.R. Pufnstuf may have been a children's show, but its trippy content also attracted a cult following of adults. Other good shows that appear on this top 1970s cult TV series list include Doomwatch, The Muppets Show and Dark Shadows.

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Cult TV Series
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Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches ...more

Actors: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 4

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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Cult TV Series
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The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's proposed title during pre-production. Following three ...more

Actors: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

Premiered: 1974

Number of Seasons: 5

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#40 on The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Cult TV Series
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Night Gallery


Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although ...more

Actors: Rod Serling, Gary Collins

Premiered: 1970

Number of Seasons: 3

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Cult TV Series
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The Muppet Show


The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 failed to get the attention of America's network heads, Lew Grade approached Henson to produce the programme ...more

Actors: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Premiered: 1976

Number of Seasons: 5

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#20 on The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the 70s

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