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.
- Premiered: August 11, 2017
Based on: DuckTales (1987-1990, series)Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Donald Duck, and their team embark on amazing adventures.
- Premiered: August 28, 2013
Based on: Prisoner (1979-1986, series)Bea Smith is locked up for the attempted murder of her husband and learns how life works in prison.
- Premiered: September 23, 2016
Based on: MacGyver (985–1992, series)Angus MacGyver puts his unique problem-solving skills to work as part of the Phoenix Foundation.
- Premiered: July 29, 2011
Based on: ThunderCats (1985-1989, series)Lion-O's faithful comrades join him on his journey to save their world from darkness.
- Premiered: June 10, 2016
Based on: Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1983-1985, series)Teenagers transported from Earth become pilots for robotic lions during an intergalactic war.
- Premiered: November 13, 2018
Based on: She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985-1986)A magic sword transforms an orphan into warrior She-Ra, who starts a rebellion to fight evil.
- Premiered: March 23, 2018
Based on: Muppet Babies (1984-1991, series)The playroom antics of Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, and Summer Penguin.
- Premiered: September 14, 2002
Based on: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1996, series)Mutant heroes live in the sewers and train in martial arts.
- Premiered: September 24, 2018
Based on: Magnum P.I. (1980-1988, series)A former Navy SEAL repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
- Premiered: February 25, 2016
Based on: Full House (1987–1995, series)Widow D.J. Tanner-Fuller lives in San Francisco with sister Stephanie and single mom Kimmy Gibbler.
- Premiered: August 30, 2002
Based on: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1985, series)Prince Adam transforms into the mighty He-Man to battle Skeletor.
- Premiered: November 3, 2009
Based on: V (1983, miniseries)Earth has its first encounter with an extraterrestrial race.
- Premiered: 2015
Based on: Danger Mouse (1981-1992, series)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, protect the ...more
- Premiered: October 16, 2018
Based on: Roseanne (1988-1997 & 2018, series)After a sudden turn of events, the Conner family must face daily struggles like never before.
- Premiered: October 11, 2017
Based on: Dynasty (1981-1989, series)The Carringtons and the Colbys feud for control over their fortune and their children.
- Premiered: October 11, 2012
Based on: Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990, series)
- Premiered: September 24, 2008
Based on: Knight Rider (1982-1986, series)Someone is willing to do anything to possess the world's coolest car.
- Premiered: January 6, 2017
Based on: One Day at a Time (1975-1984, series)A reimagining of Norman Lear's iconic comedy follows a Cuban-American family.
- Premiered: June 13, 2012
Based on: Dallas (1978-1991, series)The Ewing family, a cattle and oil dynasty, occupies the expansive Southfork Ranch in Texas.
- Premiered: June 14, 2016
Based on: Uncle Buck (1989, film)Uncle Buck (ABC, 2015) is an American single-camera comedy television series based on the 1989 John Hughes movie of the same name.
- Premiered: September 22, 2011
Based on: Charlie's Angels (1976-1981, series)Three women with questionable pasts solve cases for an elusive boss.
- Premiered: October 25, 2018
Based on: Heathers (1988, film)Following the trials and tribulations of dealing with the social order in high school.