TV Shows I Watched in...The 80s

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1. Those Amazing Animals (1980–1981)

60 min | Documentary, Family

7.0
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A show focusing on various animals both in the studio and in nature footage.

Stars: Burgess Meredith, Priscilla Presley, Jim Stafford

Votes: 20

2. That's Incredible! (1980–1984)

60 min | Family

6.7
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A collection of amazing feats of human and animal endeavor.

Stars: John Davidson, Fran Tarkenton, Cathy Lee Crosby, Alicia Witt

Votes: 213

3. Flo (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar.

Stars: Polly Holliday, Geoffrey Lewis, Jim Baker, Leo Burmester

Votes: 175

4. Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »

Stars: Ted Knight, Nancy Dussault, Jim J. Bullock, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,326

5. Enos (1980–1981)

60 min | Action, Comedy

5.8
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The big city adventures of Officer Enos Strate of Hazzard County.

Stars: Sonny Shroyer, Samuel E. Wright, John Dehner, John Milford

Votes: 87

6. 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: 2,513

7. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

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

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 17,516

8. Marie (1980–1981)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Marie Osmond, Scott Baio, Jeff Conaway, Jay Johnson

Votes: 10

9. Breaking Away (1980–1981)

60 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike.

Stars: Barbara Barrie, Shaun Cassidy, Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Wiggin

Votes: 90

10. Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980–1982)

60 min | Music

7.5
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Country music-variety series starring country superstar Barbara Mandrell and her sisters, Louise, and Irlene.

Stars: Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell, Irlene Mandrell, Alabama

Votes: 98

11. 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: 5,685

12. Code Red (1981–1982)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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The adventures of a Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief's family and crew.

Stars: Lorne Greene, Andrew Stevens, Martina Deignan, Julie Adams

Votes: 99

13. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 1,954

14. Today's F.B.I. (1981–1982)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The cases of the modern post-J. Edger Hoover US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Mike Connors, Joseph Cali, Carol Potter, Rick Hill

Votes: 43

15. Private Benjamin (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.

Stars: Lorna Patterson, Hal Williams, Eileen Brennan, Lisa Raggio

Votes: 163

16. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 3,395

17. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Stars: William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Michael Paré

Votes: 3,463

18. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 4,785

19. 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: 5,175

20. 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

21. Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982–1986)

60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored.

Stars: Jack Palance, Holly Palance, Cathie Shirriff, Marie Osmond

Votes: 308

22. Matt Houston (1982–1985)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Matt Houston is a wealthy Texan who moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby.

Stars: Lee Horsley, Pamela Hensley, Lincoln Kilpatrick, Cis Rundle

Votes: 751

23. Square Pegs (1982–1983)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick, John Femia

Votes: 792

24. 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

25. Tucker's Witch (1982–1983)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Rick and Amanda Tucker are a married couple who own and operate their own private-detective agency. Her powers are a tremendous asset in solving cases, although they also have a tendency to... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Matheson, Catherine Hicks, Bill Morey, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 82

26. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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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.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 13,085

27. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,421

28. 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: 4,327

29. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

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

6.8
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 2,415

30. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

7.4
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Ron O'Neal, Cindy Morgan

Votes: 298

31. Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Votes: 1,134

32. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)

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

6.1
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The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.

Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed, James Darren

Votes: 2,892

33. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 39,071

34. 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: 2,567

35. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

TV-PG | 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: 5,728

36. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos, John Hancock

Votes: 1,727

37. Goodnight, Beantown (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The romantic relationship between two Boston news anchors.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Mariette Hartley, Tracey Gold, Jim Staahl

Votes: 46

38. Webster (1983–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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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.

Stars: Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, Susan Clark, Henry Polic II

Votes: 1,967

39. Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983–1987)

60 min | Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a housewife and a spy, with whom she fell in love.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, Mel Stewart

Votes: 1,817

40. The A-Team (1983–1987)

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

7.6
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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.

Stars: George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict

Votes: 28,657

41. 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

42. Cutter to Houston (1983– )

60 min | Drama

4.9
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The cases of the staff of Cutter Community Hospital in the small rural community of Cutter, Texas.

Stars: Jim Metzler, Alec Baldwin, Shelley Hack, K Callan

Votes: 30

43. Trauma Center (1983– )

60 min | Drama

6.2
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The cases of a hospital's specialized emergency department and the paramedics supporting it in the field.

Stars: James Naughton, Jack Bannon, Lou Ferrigno, Wendie Malick

Votes: 37

44. Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Todd Porter, Jeffrey Jacquet, Andrea Elson

Votes: 258

45. Call to Glory (1984–1985)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Colonel Raynor Sarnac has to balance his family and his duty as head of a flight group facing the political tensions of the early 60's. Actual historical events are part of various stories as are the activities of three active children.

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Cindy Pickett, Elisabeth Shue, Gabriel Damon

Votes: 174

46. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Frederick Koehler, Allison Smith

Votes: 1,279

47. 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: 447

48. Super Bloopers and Practical Jokes (1984– )

60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.8
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A show showcasing film/tv out-takes, funny commercials and elaborate practical jokes on celebrities.

Stars: Ed McMahon, Dick Clark, Nicholas Kadi, Cassandra Peterson

Votes: 100

49. Riptide (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

6.8
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Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California. Nick and Cody are the muscles and Murray is a computer wizard of ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jack Ging

Votes: 1,816

50. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A probationary angel, sent back to Earth, teams with an ex-cop to help people.

Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, James Troesh, Margie Impert

Votes: 3,354

51. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

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

7.4
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 27,398

52. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)

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

6.5
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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.

Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

Votes: 8,522

53. Night Court (1984–1992)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.7
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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: 8,097

54. V (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

Stars: Marc Singer, Faye Grant, Michael Ironside, Jane Badler

Votes: 8,167

55. Hunter (I) (1984–1991)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

Votes: 2,836

56. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 18,829

57. Cover Up (1984–1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world.

Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Antony Hamilton, Richard Anderson, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 375

58. Airwolf (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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.

Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

Votes: 7,546

59. The New Mike Hammer (1984–1989)

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

6.9
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The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Lindsay Bloom, Don Stroud, Kent Williams

Votes: 740

60. MacGyver (1985–1992)

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

7.7
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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 30,606

61. Crazy Like a Fox (1984–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr. solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son, respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr.

Stars: Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser, Robby Kiger

Votes: 415

62. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 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: 14,908

63. 227 (1985–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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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.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 2,043

64. 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: 25,083

65. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,406

66. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery and 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.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,544

67. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 672

68. 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

69. Valerie (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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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.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce, Josh Taylor

Votes: 1,039

70. My Sister Sam (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most of the action took place in the apartment where the older sister had her photography ... See full summary »

Stars: Pam Dawber, Jenny O'Hara, Joel Brooks, David Naughton

Votes: 260

71. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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

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

Votes: 26,336

72. Designing Women (1986–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 3,363

73. Amen (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan

Votes: 1,110

74. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 11,219

75. Matlock (1986–1995)

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

7.1
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,988

76. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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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.

Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 7,009

77. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

8.2
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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 5,014

78. Kay O'Brien (1986– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Kay "Kayo" O'Brien is a resident surgeon at the fictitious Manhattan General where she struggles to balance her professional and personal life. Ex-boyfriend Sam is still in the picture and she leans on nurse Rosa, her best friend.

Stars: Patricia Kalember, Brian Benben, Priscilla Lopez, Jan Rubes

Votes: 16

79. 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

80. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 3,400

81. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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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, two fathers - Michael, a straight-laced and formal man; and Joey, ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Reiser, Greg Evigan, Staci Keanan, Florence Stanley

Votes: 2,379

82. Duet (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series.

Stars: Matthew Laurance, Mary Page Keller, Chris Lemmon, Alison La Placa

Votes: 118

83. The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, Joseph Malone

Votes: 860

84. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant.

Stars: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Votes: 306

85. Thirtysomething (1987–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

Votes: 1,770

86. Ohara (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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About an American-Asian cop in LAPD investigating crimes.

Stars: Pat Morita, Robert Clohessy, Rachel Ticotin, Meagen Fay

Votes: 98

87. Hooperman (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean, hateful and just plain annoying dog Bijoux. Not having the time to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Ritter, Barbara Bosson, Felton Perry, Sydney Walsh

Votes: 258

88. Houston Knights (1987–1988)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A Chicago cop is transfered to Houston where he teams up with a Texas lawman.

Stars: Michael Paré, Michael Beck, D. Franki Horner, Dana Young

Votes: 141

89. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Banks, Jim Byrnes, Ken Wahl, Dwight Koss

Votes: 1,624

90. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

6.9
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 4,598

91. Max Headroom (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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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.

Stars: Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays, Chris Young, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 1,880

92. West 57th (1985–1989)

60 min | Documentary, News

5.3
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Summer replacement news program aimed at the younger audience, i.e., those under 40.

Stars: Ingrid Newkirk, Jane Wallace, Meredith Vieira, John Ferrugia

Votes: 10

93. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.1
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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.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 5,118

94. America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988–2012)

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

7.3
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True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.

Stars: John Walsh, Don LaFontaine, Jon Leiberman, Angeline Hartmann

Votes: 1,432

95. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 2,736

96. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, War

8.2
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The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 2,141

97. Married with Children (1986–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 84,662

98. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci, Scott Nemes

Votes: 1,077

99. Sonny Spoon (1988– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A slick, street-smart private eye and top disguise artist solves various crimes with a little help from his friends and also takes care of his dad, a bar owner.

Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Terry Donahoe, Bob Wieland, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 68

100. Just the Ten of Us (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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Coach Lubbock, his wife, and their 8 kids move to Eureka, CA for a job as a coach. Little did coach know when he got there, that his 4 highly attractive teenage daughters would have to ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp, Jamie Luner

Votes: 942