TV Shows Retro TV Channels (i.e. TV Land, Nick, etc.) SHOULD Be Showing

by DebMichelle1972 | created - 16 Apr 2011 | updated - 16 Apr 2011 | Public

MTV used to show music videos (rough to believe, I know). Well, TV Land used to be known for showing classic shows that hadn't been seen in a long while, not for original series. If I could get TV Land to show any series, these would be on my list...

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1. Jennifer Slept Here (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The Elliots are a rich family that have just moved into the home of the late screen legend, Jennifer Farrell. But Jennifer is still around... as a ghost that only their son Joey can see.

Stars: Ann Jillian, John P. Navin Jr., Brandon Maggart, Glenn Scarpelli

Votes: 109

2. Love, Sidney (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

Stars: Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff, Chip Zien

Votes: 190

3. Hello, Larry (1979–1980)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Larry Alder is a 44-year-old divorcee in Portland, Oregon, raising his two teenage daughters and hosting a call-in psychology radio show.

Stars: McLean Stevenson, Kim Richards, Joanna Gleason, Krista Errickson

Votes: 174

4. E/R (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, where he soon locks horns with the vivacious Dr. Eve Sheridan and attracts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune

Votes: 446

5. Sister Kate (1989–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A nun, whose vocation has traditionally provided assignments to cultured settings, is assigned to an orphanage inhabited by a motley group of children.

Stars: Stephanie Beacham, Harley Cross, Hannah Cutrona, Jason Priestley

Votes: 82

6. Our House (1986–1988)

60 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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Following the death of his son, Gus Witherspoon takes in his daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren to live with him. Adjustment to the new arrangement is not easy on any of them.

Stars: Wilford Brimley, Deidre Hall, Shannen Doherty, Chad Allen

Votes: 457

7. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 4,889

8. SCTV (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,651

9. Throb (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Genial sitcom about a young record company exec and his attempts to discover new talent, while scouting his own "talent".

Stars: Diana Canova, Jonathan Prince, Jane Leeves, Maryedith Burrell

Votes: 114

10. Trapper John, M.D. (1979–1986)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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The Korean War M*A*S*H unit veteran operates as Chief Surgeon in a major city hospital with his colleagues.

Stars: Pernell Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Charles Siebert, Gregory Harrison

Votes: 1,259

11. After MASH (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital.

Stars: Harry Morgan, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Rosalind Chao

Votes: 438

12. It's a Living (1980–1989)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This series featured a group of waitresses (and a pianist, Sonny) who work at a fancy restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.

Stars: Gail Edwards, Barrie Youngfellow, Paul Kreppel, Marian Mercer

Votes: 443

13. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon, Holland Taylor

Votes: 2,512

14. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 5,780

15. I'm a Big Girl Now (1980–1981)

30 min

7.4
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Dr. Benjamin Douglas is a cantankerous dentist dealing with life after his wife runs away with his dental partner while his grownup daughter, Diana, moves in with him after her own divorce ... See full summary »

Stars: Diana Canova, Danny Thomas, Rori King, Sheree North

Votes: 22

16. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,088

17. Dirty Dancing (1988–1989)

30 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A continuation of the movie of the same name where Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with camp dance instructor Johnny Castle.

Stars: Melora Hardin, Patrick Cassidy, Paul Feig, Constance Marie

Votes: 107

18. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 934

19. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 2,566

20. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 5,172

21. The Love Boat (1977–1987)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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The romantic and comic tales of the passengers and crew of the cruise ship, Pacific Princess.

Stars: Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy

Votes: 6,675

22. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.7
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John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 190

23. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1981–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Sitcom based on the 1978 film of the same name.

Stars: Barbara Eden, Fannie Flagg, Jenn Thompson, Anne Francine

Votes: 122

24. 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: 5,683

25. Filthy Rich (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth. They have to live with Big Guy's illigitimate son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dixie Carter, Charles Frank, Jerry Hardin, Michael Lombard

Votes: 73

26. The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Four sisters-in-law struggle to deal with small town life and their overbearing mother-in-law.

Stars: Judith Ivey, Beth Broderick, Harriet Sansom Harris, Charlotte Ross

Votes: 108

27. Easy Street (1986–1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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An elderly hillbilly and his friend are rescued from a life of poverty by a long-lost family member who married into wealth in Beverly Hills, but is now doing social battle with her late husband's snobby family.

Stars: Loni Anderson, Jack Elam, Lee Weaver, Dana Ivey

Votes: 57

28. Head of the Class (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,607

29. Partners in Crime (1984– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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When their ex-husband Raymond winds up murdered, Carole and Sydney set out to find his killer and eventually decide to run the detective agency Raymond has left them.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Loni Anderson, Walter Olkewicz, Leo Rossi

Votes: 130