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1. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: Ladies of the Evening (1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Dorothy, Rose, and Blanche win tickets to attend a post-premiere movie party with Burt Reynolds. However, a hitch in their plan occurs when they are mistaken for prostitutes.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 199

2. The White Shadow (1978–1981)
Episode: Sudden Death (1979)

Drama, Sport

8.8
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Reeves convinces the parents of an academically gifted student to let him join the team. Although good at basketball, young Randy seems to lack endurance. Unbeknownst to everybody he has some internal problems causing his death.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Ken Howard, Joan Pringle, Ed Bernard, Thomas Carter

Votes: 9

3. Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)
Episode: Dead Men Leave No Trails (1986)

47 min | Adventure

8.4
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When Amanda is involved in a fender bender she accidentally reveals a supposedly dead terrorist as living and preparing to strike at an Embassy gathering.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Mel Stewart

Votes: 20

4. George Burns Comedy Week (1985– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Stars: George Burns, Cynthia Windham, Bronson Pinchot, Mike Muscat

Votes: 40

5. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: Possession (1981)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A disorderly conduct report leads to a man who insists he's possessed by an evil spirit. A husband is arrested for forcing his wife into designer jeans.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Hal Linden, Max Gail, Ron Glass, Steve Landesberg

Votes: 29

6. Moonlighting (1985–1989)
Episode: The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice (1985)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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When David and Maddie meet the owner of a club who tells them about an unresolved murder. Maddie and David argue about who they think the real murderer is and, in their dreams, set about solving the murder that occurred 40 years ago.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Jack Bannon

Votes: 187

7. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,204

8. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: Heart of Stone (1988)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

8.2
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An old girlfriend from college visits Harry at the courthouse. They end up in a passionate clinch in his chambers, with Harry in a half-dressed condition, when she lets slip that she's married.

Director: Tim Steele | Stars: Harry Anderson, Markie Post, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 28

9. Barney Miller (1974–1982)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building.

Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 3,468

10. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: The Devil and Jonathan Smith (1985)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Jonathan recruits a con artist's help after Jabez Stone tricks Mark into selling his soul in order to save a little boy's life, but The Devil has another agenda - acquiring the soul of an angel.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Michael Berryman, Conrad Janis

Votes: 33

11. The White Shadow (1978–1981)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.

Stars: Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten

Votes: 818

12. Hull High (1990– )

60 min | Drama, Musical

8.0
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Teen soap musical about a group of students and teachers of Cordell Hull, a hip urban racially mixed high school. The Hull High Devils, a modern version of the Greek chorus, comment on characters' actions and issues through songs.

Stars: Will Lyman, Nancy Valen, Mark Ballou, Marshall Bell

Votes: 135

13. Rags to Riches (1987–1988)
Episode: Foley vs. Foley (1987)

Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Spiro's Place, the girls' favorite malt shop, is being shut down to make way for a new development. Nick encourages the girls to protest until he learns that they are actually protesting his new project, the Foley Center.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman

Votes: 10

14. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Nine Hours (1980)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Mobsters want to dispose of an old gangster while he's in hospital. They kidnap the son of David 'Breck''s landlady so he has to let them into the hospital he works at as an orderly. David ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Corea | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 45

15. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Rick Sells His Sole (1986)

Comedy, Family

8.0
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When the shoe-store owner's nephew gets a promotion ahead of him, Rick sets out to sabotage him.

Director: Bob Lally | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 9

16. Dreams (1984– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Welder Gino Minnelli is the charismatic singer of the Philadelphia band Dreams. Gino is joined by Phil, guitarist/writer, drummer Weiner and vocalist Martha. Rich girl Lisa, with a powerful voice, joins them at uncle Frank's club.

Stars: John Stamos, Jami Gertz, Cain Devore, Albert Macklin

Votes: 33

17. No Soap, Radio (1982– )

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The third-generation owner of a seedy hotel in Atlantic City copes with various problems, including the regular residents.

Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Hillary B. Smith, Bill Dana, Fran Ryan

Votes: 32

18. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Rick the Greek (1984)

Comedy, Family

7.9
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Rick ends up indebted to a bookie when he uses his home computer to bet on football games.

Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Franklyn Seales, Joel Higgins

Votes: 13

19. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 23,371

20. Newhart (1982–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston, Julia Duffy

Votes: 3,851

21. Rags to Riches (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

Stars: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman

Votes: 410

22. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: Fight for Your Life (1987)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A young fighter must make a choice between right and wrong.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Nick Garfield, Jonathan Goldsmith

Votes: 18

23. Newhart (1982–1990)
Episode: Fun with Dick and Joanna (1987)

TV-G | Comedy

7.8
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Joanna pressures Dick into being spontaneous, but disaster strikes when they take off on a spur-of-the-moment trip.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Peter Scolari, Julia Duffy

Votes: 15

24. Night Court (1984–1992)
Episode: Inside Harry Stone (1984)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

7.8
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Harry is struck down in the middle of session by crippling stomach pains, but stubbornly refuses medical treatment.

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Harry Anderson, Ellen Foley, John Larroquette, Charles Robinson

Votes: 41

25. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Nutcracker Suite (1984)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

7.8
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Furillo has been relieved from command, leaving Calletano and Hunter to share command. Goldblume tells Belker, Washington and Garibaldi (replacing a sick LaRue) to tail William Mullins and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 28

26. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)
Episode: Samantha Steals a Squad Car (1982)

Comedy

7.8
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Samantha runs into the house after getting into a fight. Failing to get the attention of Nell and the Chief, who are fighting because Nell sat on his hat, she runs off with a squad car.

Director: Tony Singletary | Stars: Nell Carter, Dolph Sweet, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 6

27. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 8,444

28. Airwolf (1984–1986)
Episode: One Way Express (1984)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A movie producer hires Santini Air for a dangerous stunt involving the landing of a helicopter onto the roof of a moving semi. Dom and String nearly come to blows, however, when String ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Darrow

Votes: 68

29. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Steele Among the Living (1983)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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Remington and Laura set out to find an artist who recently disappeared. During the investigation, they are hounded by second-rate private investigator Leo Blitzman, who plants electronic ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, James Read, Janet DeMay

Votes: 55

30. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: The Gambler (1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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The Tanners are preparing for a garage sale to get some money for house payments. ALF discovers the alluring world of horse racing thanks to Kate's mom who bets on them. When the concept of... See full summary »

Director: Gary Shimokawa | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 121

31. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll, Charles Robinson

Votes: 7,353

32. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 13,876

33. Drexell's Class (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Otis Drexell is a corporate raider who is known for getting the deal done. He is then caught red handed for dodging taxes, and given a suspended sentence so long as he works as a school ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Dakin Matthews, Damian Cagnolatti, A.J. Langer

Votes: 125

34. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
Episode: A Farewell to Nick (1987)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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When Tony tells Samantha that her grandfather Nick Milano has died, he is surprised at how mildly she is taking it. However, it soon becomes clear that she has more trouble dealing with his death than he initially thought.

Director: Asaad Kelada | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 19

35. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Corned Beef and Carnage (1986)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Jessica gets involved when her niece Victoria is believed to be connected to the murder of her lecherous boss.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Susan Anton, Warren Berlinger, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 114

36. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Moon Over Uranus: The Sequel (1983)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama

7.6
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Furilo and Daniels clash over a crime sweep on the streets. Renko is declared a hero after rescuing children from a burning building. A woman who fears her boyfriend lashes out at Goldblume... See full summary »

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Conrad, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

Votes: 34

37. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

Votes: 5,277

38. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Bangladesh Slowly (1984)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.5
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Renko makes a fool of himself on the morning news but manages to turn things round in time for the evening edition. LaRue is accused of conspiring with Caroline Reynolds to kill her former ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 24

39. Mama's Family (1983–1990)
Episode: Mama Takes a Dive (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.5
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After Mama is turned down for a bank loan for a new furnace, she slips and falls on a roll of pennies left on the floor of the bank. Her injuries are minor, but the rest of the family ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman, Beverly Archer

Votes: 21

40. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 24,537

41. Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy

7.4
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Director: Gregory Sills | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Tim Allen, Bernadette Birkett, Vance Colvig

Votes: 89

42. Knight Rider (1982–1986)
Episode: Custom Made Killer (1985)

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

7.4
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Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. come to the aid of some fashion designers after two of their ilk are murdered by a custom car. When Knight gets hurt by the car in question, he starts to take the case personal.

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, James Luisi

Votes: 82

43. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Red Robins (1985)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.4
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George - coveting a Dry Cleaner of the Year Award, and to fulfill the community service portion of the award - becomes "nest mother" of Jessica's Red Robins troop, which is in the midst of ... See full summary »

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 21

44. Mama's Family (1983–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »

Stars: Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman

Votes: 3,317

45. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 64,607 | Gross: $109.71M

46. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 5,285

47. The Redd Foxx Show (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Redd Foxx, Rosanna DeSoto, Pamela Adlon, Sinbad

Votes: 58

48. Love in a Taxi (1980)

90 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Romance develops between a Jewish New York cab driver and a black single mother.

Director: Robert Sickinger | Stars: Diane Sommerfield, Jim Jacobs, Earl Monroe, Malik Murray

Votes: 17

49. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: Million Dollar Misunderstanding (1985)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A security guard turned thief loses the money he stole, and searches for it with Hunter and McCall in close pursuit.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Robert Davi, Phil Rubenstein

Votes: 24

50. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 4,527