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List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC dramas that aired in the '80s

These are the best 1980s NBC dramas, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Some good 80s NBC drama shows follow crime-fighting detectives and others explore the personal lives of relatable family figures. A few of the greatest 1980s NBC drama shows even feature elements of sci-fi.

What shows will you find on this best 1980s NBC dramas list? Matlock, starring the late, great Andy Griffith has to appear near the top. When it comes to TV lawyers, the title character's laid-back demeanor proved to be endlessly entertaining. Hill Street Blues is another good show that aired on NBC in the 1980s.

A talking car plus David Hasselhoff equaled a bonafide hit TV series in Knight Rider. Other great series featured on this top 1980s NBC dramas list include The A-Team, St. Elsewhere and Amazing Stories.Which 1980s NBC drama TV show deserves the top spot on this list?

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Hill Street Blues is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Hill Street Blues Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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16 8
Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Knight Rider David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

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18 10
St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
St. Elsewhere Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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11 9
Remington Steele is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Remington Steele Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts

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12 11
CHiPs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
CHiPs Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine

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Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Crime Story Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan

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Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Hunter Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Amazing Stories Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo

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8 9
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
In the Heat of the Night Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins, Anne-Marie Johnson

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Highway to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Highway to Heaven Michael Landon, Victor French

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Our House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Our House Shannen Doherty, Heather O'Rourke, Wilford Brimley

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The Yellow Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
The Yellow Rose Cybill Shepherd, Sam Elliott, Deborah Shelton

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Bay City Blues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Bay City Blues Michael Nouri^! Pat Corley^! Kelly Harmon

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3 8
The Rousters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
The Rousters Mimi Rogers, Jim Varney, Chad Everett

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2 7
Father Murphy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Father Murphy Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs

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2 7
A Year in the Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
A Year in the Life Sarah Jessica Parker, Amanda Peterson, Adam Arkin

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2 7
Misfits of Science is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Misfits of Science Courteney Cox, Kevin Peter Hall, Max Wright

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2 8
Boone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s NBC Dramas
Boone Amanda Peterson, Robyn Lively, Barry Corbin