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List Rules TV 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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97 33
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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91 45
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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76 44
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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72 30
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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62 53
Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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60 56
L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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66 27
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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65 38
Family Ties is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Family Ties Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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56 32
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

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65 48
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

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54 51
Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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59 28
The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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57 51
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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59 31
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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49 26
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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49 48
Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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50 27
Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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42 50
The Tracey Ullman Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Tracey Ullman Show racey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray

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47 28
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Twilight Zone Bruce Willis, Charles Aidman, Robin Ward

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48 18
The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
MissAnnaMack added The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
thirtysomething Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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46 31
Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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43 31
One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
One Day at a Time Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Pat Harrington Jr.

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45 34
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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40 38
Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Remington Steele Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
diego-canale added Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

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SCTV Channel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
SCTV Channel Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

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45 27
The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn

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40 20
Miami Vice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
diego-canale added Miami Vice Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

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32 29
Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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33 31
Hart to Hart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Hart to Hart Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander

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30 42
St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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25 40
It's Garry Shandling's Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
It's Garry Shandling's Show Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci

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26 37
Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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22 20
Trapper John, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
MissAnnaMack added Trapper John, M.D. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Timothy Busfield

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26 39
A Different World is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

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26 26
Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Mark Goldman added Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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20 38
China Beach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
China Beach Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo

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18 37
Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed