Action, Adventure, Crime. The cases of an undercover police unit composed of young-looking officers specializing in youth crime. It has a pretty unique premise based on a rich white businessman taking in two black inner city boys from Harlem. George James, Corey Burton, Like Family Ties, a lot of the success of the series was built off the back of the young and hunky Kirk Cameron. In this show you got the very talented Soleil Moon Frye playing Punky who is an orphaned girl taken in and raised by a foster parent. The beginning of the series is mostly about the Winslows dealing with their annoying next door neighbor Steve Urkel. Who’s The Boss wasn’t my absolute favorite but a show that was very easy to watch and jump in at any point. | Herbert Anderson, | The premise for Night Court was extremely simple as it followed the night shift of a New York municipal court. Rebeca Arthur. People loved it! Stars: Magnum is kind of like a playboy who is able to take on the cases that interest him most. Ratings wise, it didn’t do so well as I think the bizarre quirky humor was lost on a lot of people. Stars: A revival could see the rest of the family in present day or just another take on Mama, although it might be hard for another actress to live up to the character. Take a look at this list filled with the best shows the '80s had to offer. Gary Owens, | The A-Team was action-adventure and featured the iconic Mr. T that ran from 1983 to 1987 on NBC. Animation, Adventure, Comedy. The show was interesting because it was one of the first that was made primarily for syndication. Tim Brooke-Taylor, Soleil Moon Frye, Paul Fusco, Judd Hirsch, Michael Tucci, If ALF made a comeback today, I feel like he could make some seriously funny borderline adult jokes. Don Herbert, Stars: Knight Rider is number one on my list of the 21 best TV shows from the 80s because every episode felt like an event. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships, and duties to the family. Therefore, we were always turning to them to either be reminded of what a solid family structure was or to be reassured that families come in all styles. Night Court ran from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992 – and I never realized it had run 8 seasons. There was no doubt that our family dynamics were changing and sometimes these TV shows reflected that and sometimes they didn’t. Comedy, Drama, Family. The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. Dallas, like the Golden Girls, was another show that was above my head as a young’ un in the 80s, but I was very aware of it. The Best Seasons of 'Married... 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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. Stars: Laurence Fishburne, TV-14 Donna Dixon, An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. Terry Scott, Webster was one of my go-to after school required viewings. This cannot be undone. A young and handsome Tom Selleck starred as Thomas Magnum who was a private investigator living in Hawaii. I remember my whole family being able to watch and enjoy it, and I think a lot of other people did too. Stars: 1. This site uses third party cookies for analytics and advertising. Charles Robinson, TV-G | Plus, everyone loved Alyssa Milano…. | John Larroquette, Kathy Coleman, This Sunday night time slot I believe really helped solidify it as a family show and generate a strong viewing audience. | Nancy McKeon. Deborah Van Valkenburgh. Peter Cullen, This is what I mean about the 80s creating these collective viewing experiences, Did you know Selleck himself actually won an Emmy for this? Stars: Ron Howard, This show was, to me, like if Indiana Jones drove a boat. Over the series, they tackled subjects like racism, kidnapping, abuse, drug use, and more. His wife was Clair, and they had five kids; Theo, Sondra, Denise, Vanessa, and Rudy. But whatever you do, never admit that you don't know or ask for water. We got pretty spoiled growing up with so many classic TV shows and we need to look at the 21 best TV shows from the 80s. Animation, Comedy, Family, Stupid, but well-meaning and super-strong super-hero, Bananaman gets his strength from eating bananas. Todd Bridges, Alex Cord, Brian Trueman, 5 min Phil Baron, It came out in 1986 where I was 9 and felt like part of the target audience for it. 30 min I try to find stuff to watch. Christine McGlade, Scott Baio, meaning he could have taken the Indiana Jones role but it had obviously already gone to Harrison Ford. You may forget what a success this show was in the 80s and was nominated for 40 Emmy’s and Golden Globes. 30 min Joyce DeWitt, TV Shows of My Childhood in the 80s and early 90s by girlconnoisseur | created - 23 Mar 2012 | updated - 24 Mar 2012 | Public These shows- in first run and rerun- were the constant companions of my early formative years, through warm summer days indoors, chicken pox, snow days and the rare up-all-nite TV feast. Messages 1,566 Reaction score 0 Points 0. a comeback would be to have Neil Patrick Harris play the adult version of his iconic character but with the personality of his character Barney from How I Met Your Mother.