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List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC TV series that aired in the '80s

These are the best 1980s NBC shows ranked by user votes. The 1980s was a great time for NBC television programs. Really, it was just a great time for TV in general. Particularly the sitcom. Some of the best 1980s NBC shows were dramas and other good 80s NBC series were comedies. Greatness knew no genre. Many of the greatest 1980s NBC TV shows are still popular to this day with syndicated reruns.

What shows appear near the top of this best 1980s NBC shows list? Cheers was a hit for the network as soon as it premiered in 1982. Part of its success was thanks to a talented cast including Ted Danson, Shelley Long and Woody Harrelson. Family Ties is another good show that aired on NBC in the 1980s, as is the out-of-this-world comedy Alf.

St. Elsewhere used the setting of a working hospital to add drama into the plot. Other great series that appear on this top 1980s NBC shows list include Hill Street Blues, The Facts of Life and Misfits of Science.

Do you have a favorite NBC show from the 80s? Take a look at this list and give the best series a thumbs up to bump them all the way up to the top.
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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers

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Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Remington Steele Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

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Punky Brewster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Punky Brewster Soleil Moon Frye, George Gaynes, Cherie Johnson

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Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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Quincy, M.E. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Quincy, M.E. Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito

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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

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Amen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Amen Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford

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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Highway to Heaven Michael Landon, Victor French

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Gimme a Break! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Gimme a Break! Nell Carter, Kari Michaelsen, Lara Jill Miller

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Silver Spoons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Silver Spoons Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins

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Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Hunter Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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227 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
227 Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams

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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Amazing Stories Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo

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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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Riptide is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Riptide Kelly Preston, Anne Francis, Richard Lewis

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Empty Nest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Empty Nest Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure

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The Hogan Family is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
The Hogan Family Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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Misfits of Science is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Misfits of Science Courteney Cox, Kevin Peter Hall, Max Wright

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Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Crime Story Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan

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Rags to Riches (2006) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows

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Dear John is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Dear John Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Harry Groener

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Double Trouble is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Double Trouble Barbara Barrie, Patricia Richardson, Anne-Marie Johnson

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It's Your Move is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
It's Your Move Jason Bateman, Garrett Morris, Ernie Sabella

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Easy Street is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Easy Street Loni Anderson, jack Elam, Lee Weaver

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NBC News at Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows

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A Year in the Life is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
A Year in the Life Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Peterson, Adam Arkin

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Love, Sidney is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Love, Sidney Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff

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Father Murphy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Father Murphy Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs

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Jennifer Slept Here is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Jennifer Slept Here Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Scarpelli, Ann Jillian

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Baby Boom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Baby Boom Joy Behar, Kate Jackson, Susie Essman

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Buffalo Bill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Shows
Buffalo Bill Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright