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The Best 80s TV Shows

List Criteria: TV Shows that aired between 1980 and 1989.

List of the best television shows from the 80s, as ranked by television fans. In the 1980s, sitcoms were among the most talked about and most watched shows on the air. Shows like "Cheers," "The Cosby Show," "Murphy Brown," and "The Golden Girls" were always topics of conversation around the water cooler. Family sitcoms were especially popular, with the rise of shows like "Family Ties," "The Wonder Years," "The Facts of Life," and "Who’s the Boss."

 

Procedural crime dramas like "Miami Vice," "Knight Rider," and "Remington Steele" were popular, not only for the feather-haired hunks and uniquely 80s fashion, but also for their action-packed plots. The 80s also saw a rise in soap-style primetime television. The goings on in "Dynasty" and "Dallas" were constant topics of conversation. Many of the more popular shows lasted well into the next decade, but even some of the most well-remembered shows of the 80s only lasted a season or two, such as "Max Headroom" and "The Greatest American Hero."

 

What are your favorite shows from the 80s? Take a look at this list filled with the best shows the 80s had to offer. Maybe you’ll be inspired to take out those old Betamax recordings and rewatch your favorites.

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