Favorite 80's TV Shows

The shows that shaped my childhood.....
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1.
21 Jump Street (1987 TV Series)
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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime. (60 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
2.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
 
3.
The Guys Next Door (1990 TV Series)
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In the spirit of Kidd Video (and supposedly an alternitive to New Kids on the Block), the Guys Next Door was about five guys who lived in a huge house... (30 mins.)
 
4.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
5.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Knight Rider (1982 TV Series)
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. (46 mins.)
 
8.
Sesame Street (1983 TV Series)
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9.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
10.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
11.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
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Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting. (22 mins.)
 
12.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
13.
Highway to Heaven (1984 TV Series)
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A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Airwolf (1984 TV Series)
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter. (60 mins.)
 
15.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
16.
Spenser: For Hire (1985 TV Series)
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. (60 mins.)
 
17.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV Series)
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Charles in Charge (1984 TV Series)
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Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children... (30 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Franklin
 
20.
Benson (1979 TV Series)
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Small Wonder (1985 TV Series)
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, Vicki (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep Vicki's identity secret... (30 mins.)
 
22.
Too Close for Comfort (1980 TV Series)
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel... (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Empty Nest (1988 TV Series)
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... (30 mins.)
 
25.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
26.
Max Headroom (1987 TV Series)
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In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself. (60 mins.)
 
27.
In the Heat of the Night (1988 TV Series)
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The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Series)
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Fraggle Rock (1987 TV Series)
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An animated version of Jim Henson's classic series.
 
30.
Eureeka's Castle (1989 TV Series)
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In a wind-up toy castle, a fantasy world of talking animals and assorted creatures live together with a giant who's in charge. (22 mins.)
 
31.
The Transformers (1984 TV Series)
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Wallach
 
32.
Jem (1985 TV Series)
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Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms. (22 mins.)
 
33.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull. (30 mins.)
 
34.
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985 TV Series)
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Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free. (22 mins.)
 
35.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
36.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami. (48 mins.)
 
37.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
38.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989 TV Series)
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From the popular video game, Super Mario Bros. The Super Mario Bros. Super Show features Mario, his brother Luigi... (30 mins.)
 
39.
WWF Superstars (1986 TV Series)
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Syndicated series featuring the stars of the World Wrestling Federation. Featuring wrestling matches, interviews and updates on ongoing feuds and upcoming events. (60 mins.)
 
40.
American Gladiators (1989 TV Series)
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The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament. (60 mins.)
 
41.
227 (1985 TV Series)
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line. (30 mins.)
 
42.
The Incredible Hulk (1978 TV Series)
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A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress. (60 mins.)
 
43.
Steampipe Alley (1987 TV Series)
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Mario Cantone hosted this syndicated children's variety and game show. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Kids Incorporated (1984 TV Series)
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A group of kids sing songs at a club for kids. They solve problems in-between performances. (30 mins.)
 
45.
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 TV Series)
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The staff of a struggling radio station have a chance at success after the new programming director changes the format to rock music (30 mins.)
 
46.
Head of the Class (1986 TV Series)
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students. (30 mins.)
Director: Frank Cavestani
 
47.
Rainbow Brite (1984 TV Series)
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The adventures of the color protector and her friends (sidekick Twink, the color kids, her horse Starlite, and her human friend Brian). (24 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bianchi
 
48.
My Little Pony (1984 TV Movie)
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The Ponies and a young human girl named Megan must stop the evil lord Tirac from taking over the Ponies' peaceful world. (30 mins.)
 
49.
The Care Bears Family (1985 TV Series)
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The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans. (30 mins.)
 
50.
Snorks (1984 TV Series)
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The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music. (22 mins.)
 
51.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985 TV Series)
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A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986 TV Series)
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Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse. (30 mins.)
Director: Bill Freiberger
 
53.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends. (30 mins.)
 
54.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
55.
Kojak (1973 TV Series)
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. (60 mins.)
 
56.
Zoobilee Zoo (1986 TV Series)
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The adventures of various anthropomorphic animals as they face the challenges of life together. (30 mins.)
Director: Steve Binder
 
57.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
 
58.
Square Pegs (1982 TV Series)
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Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. (30 mins.)
 
59.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
60.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Out of This World (1987 TV Series)
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The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However... (30 mins.)
 
62.
The Equalizer (1985 TV Series)
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds. (60 mins.)
 
63.
My Secret Identity (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend. (25 mins.)
 
64.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
65.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
66.
Alien Nation (1988)
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A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine. (91 mins.)
Director: Graham Baker
 
67.
Superboy (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the Man of Steel in his teenage years. (30 mins.)
 
68.
Three's Company (1977 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors. (30 mins.)
 
69.
Punky Brewster (1984 TV Series)
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Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog... (30 mins.)
 
70.
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989 TV Series)
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A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties... (30 mins.)
 
71.
Valerie (1986 TV Series)
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt. (30 mins.)
 
72.
Life Goes On (1989 TV Series)
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A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming)... (60 mins.)
 
73.
Degrassi High (1987 TV Series)
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school. (30 mins.)
Director: Philip Earnshaw
 
74.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
75.
What's Happening!! (1976 TV Series)
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A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
77.
Bosom Buddies (1980 TV Series)
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Tales from the Darkside (1983 TV Series)
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events. (30 mins.)
 
79.
Pound Puppies (1986 TV Series)
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Saturday-morning cartoon series whose main characters, the wrinkled Pound Puppies, were inspired by the popular line of stuffed toys... (30 mins.)
 
80.
Webster (1983 TV Series)
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode. (30 mins.)
 
81.
My Two Dads (1987 TV Series)
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather... (30 mins.)
 
82.
G.I. Joe (1985 TV Series)
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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra. (30 mins.)
 
83.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984 TV Series)
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This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. (24 mins.)
Director: Franklin Cofod
 
84.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
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After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children. (22 mins.)
 
85.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
86.
Mr. Belvedere (1985 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family. (30 mins.)
 
87.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV Series)
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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends. (30 mins.)
 
88.
Designing Women (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. (30 mins.)
 
89.
Silver Spoons (1982 TV Series)
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. (30 mins.)
 
90.
Square One TV (1987 TV Series)
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics. (30 mins.)
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