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'80s Shows You Want To See Rebooted

Updated June 8, 2020 2.4k votes 171 voters 3.7k views37 items

With so many shows and movies being reimagined and recreated, which '80s shows would you want to see rebooted? Let's be honest, everybody loves and misses something from the '80s—even if you weren't around to experience the eclectic era. From music to television, there were so many great things about the '80s. Moreover, some of the TV shows from the decade ended all too soon, or perhaps it was the '80s that wasn't ready for these awesome shows. Fast forward a few decades and now everyone wants to see some of these classic series rebooted—from hit '80s dramas to top action series.

Of course, plenty of shows have already started (and even completed) their remakes. A few of the best '80s reboots include the upcoming shows Magnum P.I. (based on the original Magnum P.I.) and Murphy Brown. As for the old shows that need remakes, worthy candidates could be CheersGolden Girls, Night Court, and so many more. In short, we've all wanted to see some of our favorites get rebooted—and we'll wait ever impatiently.

What shows from the '80s do you think deserve a reboot? Vote up your picks from the list below. 

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  • Cheers1
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    Cheers

    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Night Court2
    63
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    Night Court

    Harry Anderson, John Larroquette

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Legal

    Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • M*A*S*H3
    52
    50

    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Medical drama, Sitcom, Satire, Military

    M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Married... with Children4
    50
    49

    Married... with Children

    Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate

    Premiered1987

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Family Ties5
    48
    49

    Family Ties

    Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1982 until May 14,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Golden Girls6
    58
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    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The A-Team7
    49
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    The A-Team

    George Peppard, Mr. T

    Premiered1983

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Military, Adventure film, Action

    The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Wonder Years8
    41
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    The Wonder Years

    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Moonlighting9
    44
    52

    Moonlighting

    Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romantic comedy, Mystery, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #47 of 385 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time#48 of 95 The Best Dramedy TV Series

  • The Facts of Life10
    28
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    The Facts of Life

    Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields

    Premiered1979

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy

    The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • ALF11
    40
    49

    ALF

    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction, Puppet

    ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Dukes of Hazzard12
    11
    10

    The Dukes of Hazzard

    Tom Wopat, John Schneider

    Premiered1979

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #15 of 64 The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s#25 of 507 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • Who's the Boss?13
    35
    48

    Who's the Boss?

    Tony Danza, Judith Light

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Who's the Boss? is an American sitcom created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #113 of 443 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time#81 of 305 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

  • Little House on the Prairie14
    Little House on the Prairie (NBC, 1974) is an American western historical drama developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Growing Pains15
    35
    50

    Growing Pains

    Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns

    Premiered1985

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Growing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Miami Vice16
    32
    45

    Miami Vice

    Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Miami Vice is an American television drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Perfect Strangers17
    31
    46

    Perfect Strangers

    Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Perfect Strangers is an American sitcom that ran for eight seasons from March 25, 1986, to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Magnum, P.I.18
    22
    33

    Magnum, P.I.

    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman

    Premiered1980

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film

    Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hill Street Blues19
    30
    46

    Hill Street Blues

    Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren

    Premiered1981

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Cagney & Lacey20
    27
    42

    Cagney & Lacey

    Tyne Daly, Al Waxman

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Newhart21
    28
    51

    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Silver Spoons22
    18
    35

    Silver Spoons

    Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Silver Spoons is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 25, 1982 to May 11, 1986... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Tales of the Gold Monkey23
    11
    24

    Tales of the Gold Monkey

    Roddy McDowall, Stephen Collins

    Premiered1982

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action

    Tales of the Gold Monkey is a 1982 adventure television show broadcast in prime time on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Designing Women24
    27
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    Designing Women

    Delta Burke, Dixie Carter

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Designing Women (CBS, 1986) is an American television sitcom created by Linda... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Hunter25
    17
    39

    Hunter

    Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer

    Premiered1984

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Action

    Hunter is an American police drama television show that was created by Frank Lupo, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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