Most Popular TV Series Released 1985-01-01 to 1985-12-31


1. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times.

Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 25,407

2. MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 30,890

3. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, Wendy Richard

Votes: 6,565

4. Growing Pains (1985–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

Stars: Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Jeremy Miller

Votes: 11,335

5. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,137

6. North and South (1985–1994)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,154

7. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,118

8. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,443

9. 227 (1985–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 2,080

10. Small Wonder (1985–1989)

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

7.1
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Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Christie, Marla Pennington, Jerry Supiran, Tiffany Brissette

Votes: 3,805

11. MASK (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M.

Stars: Doug Stone, Mark Halloran, Brendan McKane, Graeme McKenna

Votes: 2,931

12. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 7,454

13. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,152

14. Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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The humourous adventures of an English housekeeper working for an American family.

Stars: Christopher Hewett, Bob Uecker, Ilene Graff, Rob Stone

Votes: 3,048

15. She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985–1987)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free.

Stars: Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin, Linda Gary

Votes: 3,883

16. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,569

17. Thundercats (1985–1989)

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

7.9
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A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 13,674

18. Street Hawk (1985)

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A desk bound cop secretly fights crime as the test pilot for a prototype combat motorcycle.

Stars: Rex Smith, Richard Venture, Joe Regalbuto, Jeannie Wilson

Votes: 2,236

19. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), originally produced by the Master of Suspense. His original opening bits are colorized for re-use here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,599

20. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 572

21. Misfits of Science (1985–1986)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank.

Stars: Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Mark Thomas Miller, Courteney Cox

Votes: 687

22. The Colbys (1985–1987)

60 min | Drama

6.3
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This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.

Stars: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross, Emma Samms

Votes: 617

23. The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

Votes: 802

24. Robotech (1985– )

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

8.6
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An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars.

Stars: Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi, Frank Catalano, Richard Epcar

Votes: 2,883

25. Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985–1991)

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

7.6
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A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it.

Stars: June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music, Katie Leigh

Votes: 7,570

26. G.I. Joe (1985–1986)

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

7.8
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An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra.

Stars: Jackson Beck, Christopher Collins, Michael Bell, Neil Ross

Votes: 3,890

27. Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (1985–1987)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Sketch based show starring 'Victoria Wood', 'Julie Walters' and many others. Included regular items such as "Acorn Antiques" with Julie as Mrs Overall and a regular advice slot from Agony ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Celia Imrie, Duncan Preston

Votes: 229

28. Jem (1985–1988)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Jerrica Benton is secretly the leader of the glamorous and exciting music group, Jem and the Holograms.

Stars: Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht, Cathianne Blore, Cindy McGee

Votes: 2,055

29. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,159

30. Screen Two (1985–2002)

Drama

6.4
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Producer Kenith Trodd was part of a 1984 team brought together to study how the BBC should respond to Channel Four's pioneering efforts in making films for both television and theatrical ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill, Warren Clarke

Votes: 108

31. Otherworld (1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.

Stars: Sam Groom, Gretchen Corbett, Tony O'Dell, Jonna Lee

Votes: 321

32. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Alf and Else are getting old, Rita's left home, Else's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 476

33. What's Happening Now! (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Anne-Marie Johnson, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 572

34. Rock 'n' Wrestling (1985–1986)

TV-Y7 | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Action

6.2
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Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring the stars of the World Wrestling Federation.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Lewis Arquette, James Avery, Jodi Carlisle

Votes: 238

35. The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985–1986)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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Shaggy and Scooby and friends must return 13 ghosts to a magic chest which they inadvertently released.

Stars: Casey Kasem, Heather North, Vincent Price, Susan Blu

Votes: 1,570

36. Howards' Way (1985–1990)

50 min | Drama

6.5
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Tom Howard is made redundant from his job as a senior aircraft designer and decides to invest his skill, time and redundancy money in a run-down local boat building yard. Without his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jan Harvey, Stephen Yardley, Glyn Owen, Susan Gilmore

Votes: 118

37. Stingray (1985–1987)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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"Ray", a man of mystery, gets people out of trouble, asking for favors in return.

Stars: Nick Mancuso, James Handy, Barbara Williams, William S. Taylor

Votes: 562

38. The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (1985–1986)

45 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

8.4
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A Saturday morning series, collecting of some of the most popular classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes catalogue.

Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 13,702

39. Mapp & Lucia (1985–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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The social rivalry between two women in the 1930s when Lucia moves to the small English town of Tilling.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Prunella Scales, Nigel Hawthorne, Denis Lill

Votes: 321

40. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Graeme Campbell, Dan Hennessey, Lesleh Donaldson

Votes: 1,106

41. Screen One (1985–2002)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Anthology of unconnected films of different genres.

Stars: Geraldine James, Alfred Molina, Julie Walters, Paul Brooke

Votes: 68

42. Night Heat (1985–1989)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The exploits of the detectives of the Mid South Precinct, in a generic North American city not unlike New York (but a lot like Toronto), chronicled through the eyes of newspaper columnist ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Hylands, Allan Royal, Jeff Wincott, Sean McCann

Votes: 258

43. Ewoks (1985–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.1
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The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, Lesleh Donaldson, Cree Summer, Alyson Court

Votes: 1,355

44. The Care Bears Family (1985–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.1
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The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.

Stars: Dan Hennessey, Bob Dermer, Luba Goy, Melleny Melody

Votes: 2,342

45. Punky Brewster (1985–1987)

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

6.7
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A cartoon spin-off of the wildly popular television show Punky Brewster, the series revolved around the adventures of Punky and her pet Glomer, who was a magical leprechaun gopher; because ... See full summary »

Stars: Vince Edwards, Alejandro Garay, Patti Glick, David Mendenhall

Votes: 196

46. My Brother Jonathan (1985– )

50 min | Drama

7.6
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My Brother Jonathan is a 1985 BBC five part mini-series that relates the story of an idealistic doctor, Jonathan Dakkers, in the coal country of England during the period around WW1 and a love triangle.

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benedict Taylor, Helen Ryan, Caroline Bliss

Votes: 51

47. The Berenstain Bears (1985–2003)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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We follow a family of bears, known as the Berenstain Bears, as they figure out life together. With friendly neighbors and close friends, the journey is never boring. Inspired by the book series written by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Stars: David Mendenhall, Ruth Buzzi, Brian Cummings, Christina Lange

Votes: 1,289

48. Lindenstraße (1985– )

30 min | Drama

5.1
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Located in an average quarter of Munich, this weekly soap opera focuses on the lives of normal people. Beside the typical storylines like love, marriage and death, the show has treated a ... See full summary »

Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Andrea Spatzek, Joachim Hermann Luger, Moritz A. Sachs

Votes: 600

49. Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (1985– )

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

7.1
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A young man leads a small band in search of his father while fighting the forces of Sawboss using the various vehicles they carry with them.

Stars: Ernie Anderson, Darrin Baker, Jean Chalopin, Gilles Guillot

Votes: 1,029

50. David the Gnome (1985)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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The fantastic adventures of David and his wife Lisa traveling around the world to save the animals and defeating the trolls.

Stars: Matilde Conesa, Jane Woods, Tom Bosley, José María Cordero

Votes: 1,798