Top 35 Sitcoms of the 1980's

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1.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
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.)
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
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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... (30 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Newhart (1982 TV Series)
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont... (30 mins.)
 
20.
Mr. Belvedere (1985 TV Series)
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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family. (30 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
Amen (1986 TV Series)
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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... (30 mins.)
 
24.
Mama's Family (1983 TV Series)
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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... (30 mins.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
Small Wonder (1985 TV Series)
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret... (30 mins.)
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
Valerie's Family: The Hogans (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.)
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
It's a Living (1980 TV Series)
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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. (30 mins.)
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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.)
 
35.
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