80s TV The Best 1980s ABC Shows  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite ABC TV Series that aired on TV in the '80s

Remember the '80s? 1980s ABC shows, specifically? You're about to, because this list of '80s ABC shows ranks the network's series from best to worst based on your votes. ABC TV shows from the 1980s cover everything from earnest family dramas to silly household sitcoms. There are even some game shows and cartoons on this top '80s ABC shows list.

What are some of the series that you'll find on this 1980s ABC shows list? The Wonder Years made the cut, of course This '80s series won an Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series during its premiere season. Full House was another good '80s ABC show that ran well into the next decade. People loved it so much that a Netflix sequel show is scheduled to premiere in 2016.

ABC also created good dramas in the 1980s. Moonlighting, MacGyver, and thirtysomething are all series on this list. These shows are still part of popular culture; Moonlighting actually helped propel Bruce Willis to stardom. Speaking of stars, Tom Hanks's 1980s series Bosom Buddies is another great 1980s ABC show.

Which ABC TV series from the go-go '80s represents the best of the decade? Vote up your favorites to see them climb the list and please add any great shows we may have missed. If you've seen every show and every episode, rerank the whole list!

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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Growing Pains is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows

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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Moonlighting Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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The Love Boat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
The Love Boat Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
MacGyver Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Perfect Strangers Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson

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Diff'rent Strokes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Diff'rent Strokes Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain

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Just the Ten of Us is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Just the Ten of Us Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp

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Mr. Belvedere is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Mr. Belvedere Fergie, Kellie Martin, Bob Uecker

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Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Head of the Class Leah Remini, Billy Connolly, Robin Givens

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Spenser: For Hire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Spenser: For Hire Avery Brooks, Robert Urich, Richard Jaeckel

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander

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Bosom Buddies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Dynasty John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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

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Starman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Starman Robert Hays^! Christopher Daniel Barnes^! Michael Cavanaugh

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Hardcastle and McCormick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Hardcastle and McCormick Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos

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That's Incredible! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
That's Incredible! Fran Tarkenton, Gena Lee Nolin, Cathy Lee Crosby

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T. J. Hooker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
T. J. Hooker William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed

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thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
thirtysomething Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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Dolly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Dolly Dolly Parton, Brett Butler, Sal Lopez

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Joanie Loves Chachi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Joanie Loves Chachi Scott Baio, Erin Moran, Al Molinaro

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Fridays is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Fridays Jack Burns, Brandis Kemp, Mark Blankfield

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Trivia Trap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Trivia Trap Bob Eubanks, Rod Roddy

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The Thorn Birds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
The Thorn Birds Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Simmons

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Those Amazing Animals is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 1980s ABC Shows
Those Amazing Animals Burgess Meredith, Jim Stafford