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It seems like the '80s were a golden age for, well, coming-of-age stories on television. These are the best 1980s teen shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the best 80s teen shows packed each episode with a message that kids could act on in their own lives, while others were less concerned with teaching lessons and more concerned with supplying a few laughs. There is certainly room for both on TV.

What are some examples of TV shows you can expect to find on this 1980s teen shows list? The Wonder Years, which premiered in 1988, set the standard for every teen series that followed. Though it aired in the 1980s and '90s, the plot of the show followed Arnold Family throughout the '60s and '70s. Saved By the Bell was another great young adult program that was on television in the 1980s. It's also worth bringing up the fact that before she was Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker starred as Patty Greene in another top 80s teen show, Square Pegs

So, which is the best 80s teen series? What is your opinion? Vote up your favorites and see if other Ranker voters agree with you!

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Doogie Howser, M.D. Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery

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Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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The White Shadow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
The White Shadow Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Jason Bernard

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Square Pegs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Square Pegs Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick

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Fame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Mark-Paul Gosselaar^! Hayley Mills^! Dustin Diamond

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Out of This World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Out of This World Burt Reynolds, Doug McClure, Steve Burton

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Hey Dude is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Hey Dude Christine Taylor, David Lascher, David Brisbin

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Fast Times is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Fast Times Patrick Dempsey, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Jason Hervey

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Spencer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Teen Shows
Spencer Terry Farrell, Amy Locane, Harold Gould