80sTV The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite fantasy TV shows that aired in the '80s - no sci-fi

These are the best 1980s fantasy TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of the best 1980s fantasy TV shows took place in the depths of space, while others integrated supernatural (or just fantastical) elements into their reality-bending storylines. Some of the greatest 80s fantasy TV series even feature superheroes and characters with super powers.

What shows will you find on this best 1980s fantasy TV series list? Jim Henson used his creativity to develop imaginative worlds that entertained viewers of all ages. Jim Henson's The Storyteller and Fraggle Rock are two of his very best offerings. Beauty and the Beast is another good fantasy show that aired on television in the 1980s.

The sitcom ALF was out of this world when it came to intergalactic laughs. Other great shows that appear on this 1980s fantasy TV shows list include Highway to Heaven, Out of This World and Faerie Tale Theatre.

Which 80s fantasy TV show do you like the best? Vote your favorite series up to No. 1!
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ALF is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound system. The title character is ...more

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Knight Rider is an American television series that originally ran from September 26, 1982, to August 8, 1986. The series was broadcast on NBC and stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a ...more

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The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou ...more

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Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fraggle Rock is a British/American/Canadian children's live action puppet television series created by Jim Henson, about a society of Muppet creatures called Fraggles. Fraggle Rock was ...more

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more

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Tales from the Crypt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989, to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel ...more

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Ghostbusters is a 1986 animated television series created by Filmation and distributed by Tribune Entertainment, based on Filmation's 1975 live-action television show The Ghost Busters. It is ...more

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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in ...more

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Tales from the Darkside is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Tales from the Darkside is an American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it debuted in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, ...more

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda ...more

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, who co-developed the series with Allan Foshko. During its original ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent, a ...more

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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987, and in 1992 was somewhat erratically screened ...more

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She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
She-Ra: Princess of Power is an American animated television series produced in 1985 by Filmation. It is a spinoff of Filmation's highly successful He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, ...more

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Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Dungeons & Dragons is an American animated television series based on TSR's Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. A co-production of Marvel Productions and TSR, the show originally ran ...more

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The Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
The Phoenix The Phoenix is a 1982 television series starring Judson Scott which was on ABC for about one month. The plot revolved around an ancient extraterrestrial named Bennu of the Golden Light, who is ...more

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The Charmings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
The Charmings is an American fantasy sitcom that aired from March 1987 to February 1988 on ABC. Based on the fairy tale Snow White, it chronicles Snow White and Prince Charming after they are ...more

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Manimal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Manimal is an American action–adventure series that ran from September 30 to December 17, 1983 on NBC. The show centers on the character Dr. Jonathan Chase, a shape-shifting man who possessed ...more

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Jennifer Slept Here is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Jennifer Slept Here is an American fantasy sitcom series that ran for one season on NBC from October 21, 1983 to September 5, 1984.

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Freddy's Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Freddy's Nightmares is an American horror anthology series, which aired in syndication from October 1988 until March 1990. A spin-off from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, each story was ...more

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Jim Henson's The Storyteller: ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Jim Henson's The Storyteller: Greek Myths is a 1990 adventure-fantasy TV series created by Anthony Minghella.

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Voyagers! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Voyagers! is an American science fiction time travel-based television series that aired on NBC during the 1982–1983 season. The series stars Jon-Erik Hexum and Meeno Peluce.

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Faerie Tale Theatre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Faerie Tale Theatre is a multi-award winning live-action children's television anthology series retelling popular fairy tales. Shelley Duvall serves as narrator, host and executive producer of ...more

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Ulysses 31 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Ulysses 31 is a French-Japanese animated television series that updates the Greek mythology of Odysseus to the 31st century. The show comprised 26 half-hour episodes and was produced by DIC ...more

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Monsters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
_1449468743353 added Monsters is a syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1991 and reran on the Sci-Fi Channel during the 1990s. As of 2011, Monsters airs on NBC Universal's ...more

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Out of This World is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 1980s Fantasy TV Series
Out Of This World is an American fantasy sitcom about a teenage girl who is half alien, which gives her unique superhuman powers. It first aired in syndication from September 17, 1987 and ended ...more