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List Rules Vote up your favorite CBS TV Series that aired in the '80s

There was a lot of tremendous TV in the 80s, and these are the very best 1980s CBS shows ranked from best to worst by user votes. Since this is a list of the overall best shows, some of these good 80s CBS series are dramas while some of these other great shows are comedies, obviously. Many of the best 1980s CBS TV series are still popular today when they air in syndication as reruns. This isn't too surprising since many of these shows are considered all time classics. 

What series will you find on this best 1980s CBS shows list? When M*A*S*H ended in 1983, the series finale became the most watched final episode of all time, a statistic that still holds to this day. The final episode was co-written and directed by the series' star, Alan Alda. Designing Women was also a popular 80s CBS TV series.

Charles in Charge, starring Scott Baio ran on CBS from 1984 – 1990 and Jake and the Fatman was a hit for the network in the late-1980s. Other good shows that appear on this list of top 1980s CBS shows include T.J. Hooker, Cagney & Lacey and Murphy Brown.

Which 80s CBS show deserves the top spot on this list? Vote for your favorites!

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

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Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Cagney & Lacey Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen

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Simon & Simon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Simon & Simon Gerald McRaney, Tim Reid, Jameson Parker

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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

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Kate & Allie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Kate & Allie Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James, Sam Freed

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Airwolf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Airwolf Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Alice Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback

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Charles in Charge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Charles in Charge Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert

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Square Pegs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Square Pegs Sarah Jessica Parker, Amy Linker, Merritt Butrick

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Private Benjamin Craig T. Nelson, Eileen Brennan, Wendie Jo Sperber

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T. J. Hooker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
T. J. Hooker William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Adrian Zmed

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Trapper John, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Trapper John, M.D. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Timothy Busfield

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The Equalizer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
The Equalizer Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing

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Jake and the Fatman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Jake and the Fatman William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell

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Falcon Crest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Falcon Crest Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi

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Tour of Duty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Tour of Duty Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker

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Scarecrow and Mrs. King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Scarecrow and Mrs. King Kate Jackson, Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Dirty Dancing Constance Marie, Melora Hardin, Paul Feig

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Goodnight, Beantown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Goodnight, Beantown Tracey Gold, Bill Bixby, George Coe

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Tucker's Witch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Tucker's Witch Alfre Woodard, Catherine Hicks, Tim Matheson

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Crazy like a Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Crazy like a Fox Jack Warden, John Rubinstein, Penny Peyser

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Frank's Place is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Frank's Place Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid

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Enos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
Enos John Dehner, Sonny Shroyer, John Milford

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The Cavanaughs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 1980s CBS Shows
The Cavanaughs Danny Cooksey, Christine Ebersole, Barnard Hughes