80s The Best 80s TV Reboots  

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List Rules Only shows that originally aired in the 1980s.

The 1980s were truly something special, which is probably why there's been quite a few 80s TV reboots. From hilarious comedies to serious dramas, the best shows from this eclectic era ended all too soon for most fans. They do say all good things must come to an end, after all. However, such is not necessarily the case for some of these greatly missed 80s TV shows. Whether you were a fan of Murphy Brown or Magnum, P.I. (both are returning in 2018), some of us are lucky to see our favorite shows live again. But which shows take the title for the best 80s TV reboots?

Of all the 1980s TV show revivals, V has got to be one of the best yet. The 80s sci-fi series got its reboot in 2009, running for two years. It may have been a short rerun, but plenty of fans were satisfied. Other notable 80s remakes include MacGyver, Dynasty, and Charlie's Angels. What's been your favorite reboot?

Check out the list of 80s TV show remakes below and vote up the ones you think captured the original series best.

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays
MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more
19 15
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more
9 6
Cagney & Lacey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen
Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982 to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show stars ...more
15 19
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Christopher Judge, Cam Clarke, Kathleen Barr
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series. Developed for television by Michael Halperin, who created the original series, it was animated by Mike Young ...more
8 11
The Conners is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert
The Conners (ABC, 2018) is an American television sitcom, and a spinoff continuation of Roseanne, created by Matt Williams. After the death of Roseanne Conner, the Conner family is forced to ...more
10 15
Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry
Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981 series. Danger Mouse, the "world's greatest secret agent", and his hamster sidekick Penfold, ...more
10 18
V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch
V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more
8 16
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello
Beauty & the Beast is an American television series, very loosely inspired by the 1987 CBS series of the same name, created by Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Jennifer Levin that premiered ...more
9 18
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies
Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more
5 20
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Robert Wagner
Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from ...more
4 22
One Day at a Time is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez
One Day at a Time (Netflix) is a 2017 sitcom loosely based on the 1975 Norman Lear series of the same name. Penelope Alvarez (Justina Machado) is a newly-single Army Nursing Corps veteran ...more
1 11
Heathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Grace Victoria Cox, James Scully, Melanie Field
Heathers (Paramount Network, 2018) is a 2018 black comedy anthology TV show based on the 1988 film of the same name by Daniel Waters. Set in the present day, Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) ...more
1 15
Cupid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 80s TV Reboots
Jeremy Piven, Paula Marshall, Jeffrey D. Sams
Cupid is a 1998–1999 American comedy-drama series created by Rob Thomas, which featured Paula Marshall as Dr. Claire Allen, a Chicago psychologist who is given charge of a man named Trevor Hale. ...more