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The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows

Updated October 19, 2020 19.9k votes 1.5k voters 66.9k views89 items

List RulesTV series from the 1980s only

The 1980s had some great shows. But, which of the TV shows from the 1980s is the best? That's up to you! Vote up your favorite 80s TV show and see if the rest of... everybody agrees with you. That's how crowdsourced opinions work.

So is it Cheers? Maybe Murphy Brown is best TV show from the 80s? Again, this is your call. You need to vote on this list of 80s sitcoms and 80s dramas to make this list worth its weight in 80s TV gold.

It's a tough call, but take a look at this list of TV series from the 80s and vote for your favorites. Don't worry about what "the critics" thought. It's about what YOU thought!
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    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers
    M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970...  more
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    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White
    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC...  more
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    Three's Company

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt
    Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired from March 15, 1977 to September 18, 1984 on...  more
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    Family Ties

    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross
    Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14,...  more
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    Magnum, P.I.

    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman
    Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private...  more
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    The Muppet Show

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz
    The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by...  more
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    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

     

     

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    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette
    Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984,...  more
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    Quantum Leap

    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell
    Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons,...  more
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    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria
    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol...  more
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    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump
    WKRP in Cincinnati is an American situation comedy television series that features the...  more
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    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Tom Wopat, John Schneider
    The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network...  more
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    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley
    The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, through...  more
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    142

    Laverne & Shirley

    Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams
    Laverne & Shirley is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to...  more
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    Knight Rider

    David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare
    Knight Rider is an American television series that originally ran from September 26, 1982, to...  more
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    Diff'rent Strokes

    Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges
    Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to...  more
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    Dallas

    Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval
    Dallas is a long-running American prime time television soap opera that aired from April 2,...  more
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    The Cosby Show

    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad
    The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight...  more
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    The Twilight Zone

    Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman
    The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1985) is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s...  more
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    145

    The Love Boat

    Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell
    The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC...  more
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    Moonlighting

    Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis
    Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14,...  more
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    51

    Who's the Boss?

    Tony Danza, Judith Light
    Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on...  more
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner
    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by...  more
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    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate
    Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a...  more
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    Alice

    Linda Lavin, Beth Howland
    Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985...  more