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1. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Help Wanted (1982)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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The Welsh family is hit hard when the father is laid off from his factory job, and there are no jobs in sight.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Kevin Dobson, Dee Wallace, Melanie Gaffin, K.C. Martel

2. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Laurie is 15 and she thinks she's pregnant. Her boyfriend doesn't care. Her mother doesn't know. Why did it happen? And whom can she turn to?

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Shawn Stevens, Samantha Paris, Shane Sinutko

Votes: 33

3. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Just Pals (1982)

48 min | Drama, Romance

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A 13-year-old boy finds it hard to continue his friendship with the neighborhood tomboy, who is beginning to become more ladylike.

Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Heather McAdam, Byron Thames, Arthur Peterson, Sandy Lipton

4. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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Teenager becomes involves in the thrill of shoplifting with her friends, until she is inevitably caught in the act.

Director: William P. D'Angelo | Stars: Maureen Teefy, Allen Fawcett, Laura Dean, Katherine Kamhi

Votes: 14

5. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: Revenge of the Nerd (1983)

60 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Class brain Bertram Cummings is tired of being picked on at school. He decides to use his brainpower to exact revenge against his tormentors.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Manny Jacobs, Chris Barnes, Sara Inglis, Robert Weiler

Votes: 23

6. CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1978– )
Episode: The Great Gilly Hopkins (1981)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Unwanted foster child is bounced around the system as she looks for a home.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Tricia Cast, Conchata Ferrell, Edith Atwater, Tyne Daly

Votes: 14

7. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: The Haunting of Harrington House (1981)

Mystery

6.8
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A young woman who lives in a supposedly haunted house finds that her camera is picking up images of ghosts, and soon strange spirits begin to appear to her.

Director: Murray Golden | Stars: Dominique Dunne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Edie Adams, Phil Leeds

Votes: 41

8. CBS Library (1979–1983)
Episode: The Incredible Book Escape (1980)

60 min | Animation, Family

8.4
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Young girl is locked at the library after it closes. Soon after, four storybook characters come to life in front of her.

Directors: Seth Pinsker, Sam Weiss | Stars: Quinn Cummings, Ruth Buzzi, Penelope Sudrow, George Gobel

Votes: 9

9. CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980–1982)
Episode: The Zertigo Diamond Caper (1982)

Mystery

7.6
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Blind 12-year old is determined to clear his mother's name, when she is suspected of stealing a 564-carat white Zertigo diamond from a museum where she works.

Director: Paul Asselin | Stars: Adam Rich, Jane Elliot, David Groh, Scanlon Gail

Votes: 9