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.
Genres: ComedyGrowing Pains (ABC, 1985) is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens. In Long Island, New York, Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) and his wife, Maggie (Joanna Kerns), take care of their ...more
Genres: ComedyWhen two single girls need a roommate to share their Santa Monica apartment, they decide to offer a room to the guy they find passed out in the bathtub after the going-away party for their last ...more
Genres: Animation,Comedy,Kids,Science Fiction
Genres: ComedyA widower and former pro baseball player, Tony Micelli takes a job as a housekeeper for a high-powered divorced businesswoman, Angela Bower, and her son. He and his daughter, Samantha, move into the ...more
Genres: Comedy, Drama"The Wonder Years" tracks life in the turbulent late 1960s and early '70s through the eyes of the increasingly less innocent Kevin Arnold. Narrated by an adult Kevin, the show follows him as he faces ...more
Genres: Drama, Romance"The Loooooove Boat " is the familiar refrain that greets viewers at the start of each episode of this long-running series. The romantic-sounding Love Boat promises -- and delivers -- something for ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, DramaMacGyver is a top agent for the Phoenix Foundation, a progressive agency devoted to righting the wrongs of the world. Even more progressive is the genius MacGyver, who never carries a gun and always ...more
Genres: ComedyFull House (ABC, 1987) is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. ...more
Genres: ComedyRoseanne (ABC, 1988) is an American television sitcom created by Matt Williams, Marcy Carsey, and Tom Werner. The series centers around the everyday life of an American working-class family. ...more
Genres: ComedyBest friends, roommates and polar opposites Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney work together at the Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee and keep each other's spirits up at home for the show's first several ...more
Genres: ComedyTwo black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away. The ...more
Genres: ComedyVery loosely based on a 1940s movie character created by Clifton Webb, this family sitcom is set in the suburban Pittsburgh home of the Owens family, where dapper English housekeeper Lynn Belvedere ...more
Genres: ComedyWhen Wisconsin native Larry Appleton moves into his first apartment in Chicago, he enjoys his newfound privacy. But that privacy quickly vanishes when Balki Bartokomous, a previously unknown cousin ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, DramaSelf-made millionaire Jonathan and freelance writer Jennifer are the Harts - a globetrotting married couple with a talent for finding mysteries wherever they go. And even when they're uncovering ...more
Genres: Comedy, DramaAfter being cleaned out by her no-good manager, model Maddie Hayes is about to sell one of her few remaining assets, the Blue Moon Detective Agency - until snarky employee David Addison talks her out ...more
Premiered: November 11, 1980
Genres: ComedyToo Close for Comfort is an American television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from November 11, 1980-May 5, 1983 and in first-run syndication from April 7, 1984-February 7, 1987. It was modeled ...more
Genres: Sitcom, ComedyWebster is an American situation comedy that aired on ABC from September 16, 1983 until May 8, 1987, and in first-run syndication from September 21, 1987 until March 10, 1989. The series was created ...more
Genres: Action, Adventure, DramaHollywood stuntman Colt Seavers picks up some extra pocket money by using his rough-and-tumble skills to track and capture bail jumpers, "helped" by his green younger cousin, Howie, and Jody, a ...more
Genres: DramaDynasty (ABC, 1981) is an American prime time television soap opera created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both ...more
Premiered: September 17, 1986
Genres: Sitcom, ComedyHead of the Class is an American sitcom that ran from 1986 to 1991 on the ABC television network. The series follows a group of gifted students in the Individualized Honors Program at the fictional ...more
Genres: Adventure, Drama, FantasyAt a luxurious but remote tropical island resort, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke somehow makes the secret dreams of his well-heeled guests come true, although twists of fate occasionally turn those dreams ...more
Genres: Game showFamily Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 ...more
Genres: ComedySet in 1950s and 1960s Milwaukee, this series tells the story of the Cunningham family -- father Howard, mother Marion, son Richie and daughter Joanie. Howard owns a hardware store, while Marion ...more
Premiered: September 14, 1978
Genres: Comedy, FantasyMork, an alien from the planet Ork on a mission to Earth to study human behavior, travels to 1970s Boulder, Colo., where he meets up with Mindy, a young journalism graduate, after his egg-shaped ...more
Premiered: March 21, 1976