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Season 31

19 Sep. 1987
Episode #31.1
After 30 seasons with the ABC network, American Bandstand moves into first-run syndication. Jody Watley sings "Don't You Want Me?" Dan Hill performs "Can't We Try." David Spade does a comedy bit. Actor Bruce Willis makes a cameo appearance.
 
26 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.2
Exposé sing "Let Me Be the One." Scottish pop group Danny Wilson perform "Mary's Prayer." A visit from comedian Jimmy Aleck.
 
3 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.3
Swing Out Sister perform "Breakout." Five Star sing "Whenever You're Ready." Ana (singer Ana Maria Rodríguez) performs "Shy Boys." Howie Gold is this week's comedian.
 
10 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.4
Ray Parker Jr. sings "I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone." DeBarge performs "Dance All Night." Ritch Shydner provides the comedy.
 
17 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.5
Lisa Hartman sings "Tempt Me (If You Want To)." LeVert perform "Casanova." A visit by comedian Bruce Baum.
 
24 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.6
Tiffany sings "I Think We're Alone Now." Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo perform "Who Found Who?" Comedy from David Strassman.
 
31 Oct. 1987
Episode #31.7
Debbie Gibson sings "Only in My Dreams" and "Shake Your Love." Go West perform "Don't Look Down." This week's comedian is Bob Zany.
 
7 Nov. 1987
Episode #31.8
L.L. Cool J performs "Go Cut Creator Go." INXS performs "Need You Tonight." Mike Binder is this week's comedian.
 
14 Nov. 1987
Episode #31.9
Level 42 perform "Lessons in Love" and "It's Over." The female pop group Big Trouble perform "Crazy World." Steve Bluestein is this week's comedian.
 
21 Nov. 1987
Episode #31.10
Deniece Williams sings "Water Under the Bridge." Wa Wa Nee perform "Sugar Free." Steve Shaffer provides the comedy.
 
28 Nov. 1987
Episode #31.11
Belinda Carlisle sings "Heaven Is A Place on Earth." Michael Bolton performs "That's What Love Is All About."
 
5 Dec. 1987
Episode #31.12
The Jets perform "I Do You." Anita Pointer sings "Overnight Success."
 
12 Dec. 1987
Episode #31.13
Marlon Jackson sings "Don't Go." Pretty Poison performs "Catch Me (I'm Falling)." Tom McGillen provides the comedy.
 
19 Dec. 1987
Episode #31.14
Taylor Dayne sings "Tell It to My Heart." Chico DeBarge performs "I've Been Watching You." Also, an appearance by comedian Michael Burger.
 
26 Dec. 1987
Episode #31.15
Shalamar performs "Games." Glenn Jones sings "We've Only Just Begun." A visit by comedian Lois Bromfield.
 
2 Jan. 1988
Episode #31.16
Jellybean performs "The Real Thing." Australian-German band The Other Ones perform "Holiday" and "We Are What We Are."
 
9 Jan. 1988
Episode #31.17
Eric Carmen sings "Hungry Eyes." American Bandstand's annual dance contest begins.
 
16 Jan. 1988
Episode #31.18
Laura Branigan sings "Power of Love."
 
23 Jan. 1988
Episode #31.19
Natalie Cole sings "I Live For Your Love."
 
30 Jan. 1988
Episode #31.20
Timothy B. Schmit, formerly with The Eagles, performs "Don't Give Up."
 
6 Feb. 1988
Episode #31.21
Carrie McDowell sings "When A Woman Loves A Man."
 
13 Feb. 1988
Episode #31.22
Stryper performs "Honestly" and "Calling on You."
 
20 Feb. 1988
Episode #31.23
Bourgeois Tagg performs "I Don't Mind At All." Tony Terry sings "Lovey Dovey."
 
27 Feb. 1988
Episode #31.24
Miles Jaye sings "Let's Start Love Over." Robert Vaughn and the Shadows perform "Justice."
 
2 Apr. 1988
Episode #31.25
Actor-singer Rick Springfield performs "Rock of Life." Times Two, duo consisting of Shanti Jones and Johnny Dollar, perform "Strange But True."
 
9 Apr. 1988
Episode #31.26
Stacey Q sings "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself." Jermaine Stewart sings "Say It Again."
 
16 Apr. 1988
Episode #31.27
Morris Day and the Time perform "Fishnet." Pepsi and Shirlie, former Wham backing vocalists, sing "Heartache."
 
23 Apr. 1988
Episode #31.28
Howard Hewett sings "Strange Relationship." The Bus Boys perform "Never Giving Up."
 
30 Apr. 1988
Episode #31.29
Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle sing "Never Knew Love Like This." Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (aka O.M.D) perform "Dreaming."
 
7 May 1988
Episode #31.30
The Cover Girls sing "Because of You." Gavin Christopher performs "You Are Who You Love."
 
14 May 1988
Episode #31.31
Marilyn Martin sings "Possessive Love." Billy Vera and the Beaters perform "Between Like and Love."
 
21 May 1988
Episode #31.32
Keith Sweat sings "I Want Her." Michael Cooper sings "Dinner for Two."
 
28 May 1988
Episode #31.33
Pebbles sings "Mercedes Boy" and "Girlfriend." The Desert Rose Band performs "He's Back and I'm Blue."
 
4 Jun. 1988
Episode #31.34
Club Nouveau performs "It's a Cold, Cold World!" Elisa Fiorillo sings "Forgive Me for Dreaming." (This was the final, new episode in first-run syndication. Repeats began June 11, 1988 and continued through Sept. 3, 1988.)
 

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