Most Popular TV Series Released 1987-01-01 to 1987-12-31


1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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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.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 69,909

2. Married with Children (1987–1997)

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: 81,058

3. 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: 4,736

4. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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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.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 43,235

5. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 6,912

6. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

3.5
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The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 5,722

7. A Different World (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

6.8
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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: 4,270

8. 21 Jump Street (1987–1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young looking officers specializing in youth crime.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson Peete

Votes: 8,930

9. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Duncan Waugh, Maureen Deiseach

Votes: 2,166

10. Thirtysomething (1987–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 1,634

11. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

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: 1,482

12. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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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: 2,094

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 24,015

14. Tour of Duty (1987–1990)

45 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.

Stars: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Votes: 3,040

15. DuckTales (1987–1990)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews.

Stars: Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern, Chuck McCann

Votes: 22,480

16. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

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

8.3
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,141

17. 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: 734

18. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 1,622

19. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)

60 min | Horror

7.6
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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

Stars: Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. LeMay, Steve Monarque

Votes: 2,442

20. Out of This World (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However, Troy is an alien from the planet Antereus. As a benefit of her half-alien parentage, ... See full summary »

Stars: Donna Pescow, Maureen Flannigan, Burt Reynolds, Doug McClure

Votes: 1,183

21. Black Adder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Votes: 30,749

22. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,193

23. Airwolf (1987– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The series has been revamped with an all new cast. The brother that Stringfellow Hawke had been looking for during the original series has finally been found and is now the new pilot of the... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Van Dyke, Geraint Wyn Davies, Michele Scarabelli, Anthony Sherwood

Votes: 633

24. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.9
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An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,101

25. Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Miss Carrie Bliss, a recently widowed middle school teacher at a school in Indianapolis, must balance her personal and professional lives as she helps her students tackle life lessons.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Hayley Mills, Dustin Diamond, Dennis Haskins

Votes: 1,055

26. The Munsters Today (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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America's First Family of Fright awaken after an accidental 22 year nap and must adjust to life in the 1980s.

Stars: John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, Howard Morton, Jason Marsden

Votes: 324

27. Rags to Riches (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

Stars: Joseph Bologna, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Blanca De Garr, Kimiko Gelman

Votes: 409

28. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 215

29. Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987–1988)

30 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.

Stars: Tim Dunigan, Peter MacNeill, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Maurice Dean Wint

Votes: 931

30. 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: 1,753

31. French and Saunders (1987– )

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,175

32. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 7,546

33. Werewolf (1987–1988)

30 min | Horror, Thriller

8.2
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Young Eric has been bitten by a werewolf. However, he's not particularly thrilled by this turn of affairs and wishes to escape his curse. To do so, he must find and kill the founder of his ... See full summary »

Stars: John J. York, Lance LeGault, Chuck Connors, Brian Thompson

Votes: 549

34. Fireman Sam (1987– )

Animation, Family

6.4
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The adventures of a community fireman, Sam.

Stars: Steven Kynman, Andrew Hodwitz, Dave Pender, Lily Cassano

Votes: 852

35. She's the Sheriff (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy

4.1
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Hildy Granger lives in a town near Lake Tahoe. Her husband's the Sheriff and after his death, she's made his successor. And she tries to balance her work with raising her two children. One ... See full summary »

Stars: George Wyner, Pat Carroll, Lou Richards, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 126

36. The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

Stars: Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 354

37. Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987– )

204 min | Comedy

7.2
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A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Michael Redfern

Votes: 980

38. The Highwayman (1987– )

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Series starring a big high-tech 18-wheeler. The driver, the title's 'Highwayman' was one of a team of federal marshals empowered to right wrongs "where ordinary laws do not reach" - and to ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam J. Jones, Jane Badler, Suzanne Casey, Clyde Kusatsu

Votes: 241

39. Watching (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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A young couple from Merseyside and their off again/on again relationship.

Stars: Emma Wray, Paul Bown, Liza Tarbuck, Patsy Byrne

Votes: 180

40. Weekend Today (1987– )

120 min | News, Talk-Show

4.7
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The Today Show for the weekend and has a different cast

Stars: Dylan Dreyer, Erica Hill, Lester Holt, Sheinelle Jones

Votes: 42

41. Street Legal (1987–1994)

50 min | Drama

7.3
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The professional and private lives of a group of young, aggressive attorneys in partnership together in Toronto.

Stars: C. David Johnson, Eric Peterson, Cynthia Dale, Julie Khaner

Votes: 153

42. The Tortellis (1987)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Short-lived spin-off series from Cheers (1982) centering on Carla's ex-husband and his family.

Stars: Dan Hedaya, Jean Kasem, Timothy Williams, Mandy Ingber

Votes: 91

43. BraveStarr (1987–1989)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.1
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A Native American marshal and his friends keep the peace on the frontier planet of New Texas.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Erika Scheimer, Susan Blu, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 1,661

44. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

7.9
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In a parody of 1980s Conservatism, Rik Mayall is Alan B'Stard MP, the most machiavellian Tory of them all.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,725

45. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kiley, Trey Ames, Adam Arkin, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 138

46. 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: 235

47. Hey Dad..! (1987–1994)

23 min | Comedy

5.9
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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon... See full summary »

Stars: Julie McGregor, Robert Hughes, Sarah Monahan, Christopher Truswell

Votes: 259

48. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 168

49. ChuckleVision (1987–2009)

20 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Crazy antics ensue when Barry and Paul Chuckle get into various exaggerated situations.

Stars: Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle, Jimmy Patton, Brian Patton

Votes: 1,149

50. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 129