Childhood TV Favorites

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1. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A close knit group of six friends try to make to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 27,360

2. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,883

3. Full House (1987–1995)

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

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 daughters.

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

Votes: 46,368

4. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 101,501

5. California Dreams (1992–1997)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues.

Stars: Kelly Packard, Michael Cade, Jay Anthony Franke, William James Jones

Votes: 1,246

6. Home Improvement (1991–1999)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The daily trials and tribulations of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor.

Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 34,412

7. Sister, Sister (1994–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell are twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence and come together as teenagers.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid

Votes: 8,899

8. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 27,713

9. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 7,682

10. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 34,698

11. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,749

12. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 6,861

13. Hang Time (1995–2000)

30 min | Comedy

Seven teenagers (three girls and four boys) try to make it through life as members of the Deering High School basketball team.

Stars: Daniella Deutscher, Megan Parlen, Adam Frost, Amber Barretto

Votes: 601

14. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Frank Lambert is a construction worker and a single father of 3 kids: J.T., Alicia "Al", and Brendan. Carol Foster, a beautician, also has 3 children: Dana, Karen, and Mark. After Frank and... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 10,265

15. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)

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

Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.

Stars: Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern, Alley Mills

Votes: 30,632

16. Married with Children (1986–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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: 85,582

17. City Guys (1997–2001)

30 min | Comedy

Manhattan High School students Jamal Grant and Chris Anderson try to make it through life while avoiding the ire of their principal Karen Noble.

Stars: Wesley Jonathan, Scott Whyte, Caitlin Mowrey, Dion Basco

Votes: 508

18. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,113

19. 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: 4,666

20. In Living Color (1990–1994)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

The Wayans siblings present an African-American focused sketch comedy show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

Votes: 8,194

21. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 3,625

22. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan

Votes: 2,158

23. Living Single (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 3,318

24. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 1,069

25. Star Search (1983–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

Contestants compete in a talent show featuring music and comedy categories.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Naomi Judd, Ben Stein, Ed McMahon

Votes: 259

26. American Gladiators (1989–1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Game-Show, Sport

The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament.

Stars: Mike Adamle, Jim Starr, Raye Hollitt, Larry Thompson

Votes: 1,820

27. Guts (1992–1995)

TV-G | Family, Game-Show, Sport

Three kids dawning the different colors blue, red, and purple compete in relatively cool-looking olympic-style games to achieve as many points as they can. At the end of every episode, they climb a big fake mountain, braving tumbling rocks made out of styrofoam, sparkling glitter, shooting steam, and loud sounds while trying to hit all the "Actuators" along their way to the summit including the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike O'Malley, Moira Quirk, Kelli Marchewka, Jana Waring

Votes: 849

28. The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989–1994)

30 min | Family, Music

Reboot of the 1950's Mickey Mouse Club featuring comedy sketches, commercial parodies, music videos, celebrity guests and a cast of talented young performers.

Stars: Tiffini Hale, Chasen Hampton, Lindsey Alley, Josh Ackerman

Votes: 328

29. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 4,051

30. D.A.R.E. to Keep Kids Off Drugs (1994 TV Movie)

26 min | Crime

San Francisco Giants' Third Baseman, Matt Williams, a Carson City High School graduate, talks with students of the D.A.R.E. program about drugs in sports and philosophies about life and ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil E. Hammond III | Star: Matt Williams

Votes: 9

31. Kids Incorporated (1984–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

A group of kids sing songs at a club for kids. They solve problems in-between performances.

Stars: Fergie, Renee Sandstrom, Rahsaan Patterson, Martika

Votes: 598