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The Best 1980s Primetime TV Shows

Updated May 26, 2021 19.9k votes 1.5k voters 68.0k views89 items

List RulesVote up the best shows that aired new episodes during primetime evening hours during the 1980s.

The 1980s had some great TV shows, '80s primetime shows were where it was at. Airing during those golden hours of the evening - after the 6-o'clock news and before the late-night shows - 1980s primetime TV was home to the best and most popular sitcoms and dramas of the decade.

Some primetime shows of the 1980s were sitcoms like Night Court and others were primetime soaps like Dallas. One of the most popular '80s primetime TV series was M.A.S.H., with its singular sense of dramatic comedy. This list of the best primetime shows of the '80s has been voted on and ranked by the community. Was the best 1980s primetime show Murphy Brown? Or did The Muppet Show rule the roost? Your votes help decide!

What are the best '80s primetime shows? Did the shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 1980s primetime shows you think are the best of the decade and see where the primetime shows of the '80s you loved to watch rank.

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