1987 Fall TV Schedule

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1. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

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: 5,320

CBS

2. Buck James (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

Said to be based on the the television health personality Dr. "Red" Duke, "Buck James" focuses on the career and adventures of a Texas hospital emergency room chief who is also passionately devoted to ranching.

Stars: Dehl Berti, John Cullum, Jon Pennell, Alberta Watson

Votes: 16

ABC

3. The Charmings (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Snow White, Prince Charming and their family are transported through time to the present day. They try to fit into normal society, despite their unfamiliarity with technology.

Stars: Christopher Rich, Judy Parfitt, Cork Hubbert, Brandon Call

Votes: 194

ABC

4. A Different World (1987–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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: 4,752

NBC

5. Dolly (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Music

Dolly Parton's second short-lived variety series.

Stars: Dolly Parton, Ritch Brinkley, Walter Olkewicz, Sal Lopez

Votes: 57

ABC

7. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 325

CBS

8. Full House (1987–1995)

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

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of us rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

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

Votes: 47,017

ABC

9. Hooperman (1987–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 264

ABC

10. I Married Dora (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

A widowed white collar professional marries his Hispanic housekeeper so she will not be deported. They had to do everything to keep everyone from discovering the truth.

Stars: Elizabeth Peña, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Sanford Jensen, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 81

ABC

11. J.J. Starbuck (1987–1988)

60 min | Adventure

Texas billionaire J.J. Starbuck drives around the country in a 1961 Lincoln convertible, with horns on the hood, acting as a private detective solving crimes. He charms the police and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Shawn Weatherly, Jimmy Dean, Ben Vereen

Votes: 37

NBC

12. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama

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: 1,939

CBS

13. The Law and Harry McGraw (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Harry MacGraw is a private investigator who appeared three times in the television series, Murder, She Wrote. He now stars in his own series, wherein he is still a private investigator in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Barbara Babcock, Earl Boen, Marty Davis

Votes: 66

CBS

14. Leg Work (1987– )

60 min | Drama

The life and cases of a female ex-prosecutor turned private detective.

Stars: Margaret Colin, Frances McDormand, Patrick James Clarke, Robert Dorfman

Votes: 44

CBS

15. My Two Dads (1987–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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: 2,512

NBC

16. The Oldest Rookie (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A police veteran with a desk job becomes a street cop again.

Stars: Paul Sorvino, D.W. Moffett, Raymond J. Barry, Marshall Bell

Votes: 14

CBS

17. Once a Hero (1987– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

The creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Blake, Jeff Lester, Caitlin Clarke, Robert Forster

Votes: 25

ABC

18. Private Eye (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

This is a detective series set in 1950's Hollywood. Jack Cleary is a (virtuous) cop and his virtue cost him his badge--he tried to expose corruption within his department, and the cops he ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Woods, William Sadler, Josh Brolin, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 70

NBC

19. Pursuit of Happiness (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

An idealistic young law professor (Paul Provenza) clashes with the old bull of the faculty (Brian Keith) while developing an attraction to a shy colleague (Wendel Meldrum).

Stars: Paul Provenza, Wesley Thompson, Wendel Meldrum, Judie Aronson

Votes: 6

ABC

20. Sable (1987–1988)

60 min | Adventure

A children's book writer serves as a mysterious vigilante at night.

Stars: Lewis Van Bergen, Rene Russo, Ken Page, Holly Fulger

Votes: 34

ABC

21. The Slap Maxwell Story (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

"Slap" Maxwell is a sportswriter of the old-school--hard-working, uncompromised. Unfortunately, his type of writing doesn't fit well in the modern world. His wife wants to discover her own ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Brian Smiar, Megan Gallagher, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 89

ABC

22. Thirtysomething (1987–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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: 1,847

ABC

23. Tour of Duty (1987–1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 3,346

CBS

24. Wiseguy (1987–1990)

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

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: 1,713

CBS

25. Women in Prison (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

This comedy takes place in cell-bock J of the Bass Women's prison in Wisconsin. Some of the inmates are Vicki, a yuppie housewife framed for shop-lifting by her husband; Dawn, a black woman... See full summary »

Stars: Julia Campbell, Blake Clark, CCH Pounder, Peggy Cass

Votes: 32

FOX

26. A Year in the Life (1987–1988)

60 min | Drama

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: 159

NBC



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