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The Best 1980s ABC Shows

Updated June 23, 2021 4.0k votes 326 voters 17.5k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best TV series that aired new episodes between 1980 and 1989 on ABC.

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

What are some of the series that you'll find on this list of the best 1980s ABC shows? The Wonder Years made the cut, of course. This ABC '80s sitcom 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 premiered in 2016 for a new generation.

ABC also created good dramas in the 1980s. Moonlighting, MacGyver, and thirtysomething are all popular ABC '80s dramas 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.

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

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