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How Well Do You Remember These 80’s Shows?

The television of that decade was so good that some say that is when the Golden Age of Television really started. There was lots of drama, laughs and all-around entertainment. TV was now seen as having great potential to make lots of money and budgets were expanded, whereas they were almost nonexistent before. We began to see fancier cars, bigger houses and better quality programming to boot. Family shows re-emerged, even unconventional ones like "The Golden Girls." Dramas continued to soar with the likes of "Miami Vice," "MacGyver" and, of course, "The A-Team." Actors like Olivia Brown and Michael Talbot had it good. If this history lesson was not complete news to you, then take our test and check your '80s TV show knowledge!

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Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

WKRP in Cincinnati

The Rockford Files

The Sixth Sense

Lou Grant

WKRP in Cincinnati
WKRP in Cincinnati is an American sitcom television series that features the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show was created by Hugh Wilson and was based upon his experiences working in advertising sales at Top 40 radio station WQXI in Atlanta. Many of the characters and even some of the stories (including that of the Season 1 episode “Turkeys Away”) are based on people and events at WQXI. Wilson once told The Cincinnati Enquirer that he selected WKRP as the call sign to stand for C-R-A-P.

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Remington Steele

Miami Vice

The People’s Court

Simon & Simon

Miami Vice
Miami Vice is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series stars Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The USA Network began airing reruns in 1988 and broadcast an originally unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

Dallas

Barney Miller

Quantum Leap

Hawaii Five-O

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap is an American science-fiction television series, created by Donald P. Bellisario, that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 25, 1989 to May 5, 1993. It stars Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who involuntarily leaps through spacetime during experiments in time travel, by temporarily taking the place of other people to correct what he consistently discovers were historical mistakes.

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Welcome Back, Kotter

The Streets of San Francisco

Quincy, M.E.

Growing Pains

Growing Pains
Growing Pains is an American television sitcom created by Neal Marlens that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992. The show ran for seven seasons, consisting of 166 episodes. The series followed the misadventures of the Seaver family, which included psychiatrist and father Jason, journalist and mother Maggie, and their children Mike, Carol, and Ben.[

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The Black Adder

Seinfeld

Buffalo Bill

Rescue 911

Seinfeld
Seinfeld is an American television sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. It aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, over nine seasons and 180 episodes. It stars Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself and focuses on his personal life with three of his friends: best friend George Costanza (Jason Alexander), former girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and his neighbor from across the hall, Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards). It is set mostly in an apartment building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City. It has been described as “a show about nothing”, often focusing on the minutiae of daily life. Interspersed a few times each episode are moments of stand-up comedy from the fictional Jerry Seinfeld, frequently using the episode’s events for material.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

Baywatch

Falcon Crest

Dragnet

Hawaiian Heat

Baywatch
Baywatch is an American action drama television series about lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California and Hawaii, starring David Hasselhoff. It was created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann, who produced the show throughout its 11-season run. The series focuses on both professional and personal challenges faced by the characters, portrayed by a large rotating ensemble cast that notably includes Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, Gregory Alan Williams, Jeremy Jackson, Parker Stevenson, David Chokachi, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, David Charvet, Yasmine Bleeth, and Nicole Eggert.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

Saturday Night Live

Family Matters

Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince

Archie Bunker’s Place

Family Matters
Family Matters is an American television sitcom that debuted on ABC on September 22, 1989 and ended on May 9, 1997. However it moved to CBS, where it was shown from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers, the series revolves around the Winslow family, a middle-class African-American family living in Chicago, Illinois. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows’ nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), who was originally scripted to appear as a one-time character. However, he quickly became the show’s breakout character (and eventually the main character), joining the main cast.

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McCloud

Pryor’s Place

CHiPs

Man from Atlantis

CHiPs
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series created by Rick Rosner, that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to May 1, 1983. It follows the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons, plus one reunion television film in October 1998.

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The Incredible Hulk

The Equalizer

Hunter

Here’s Boomer

The Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures, it is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It was directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Zak Penn, and stars Edward Norton as Bruce Banner alongside Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell, and William Hurt. In the film, Bruce Banner becomes the Hulk as an unwitting pawn in a military scheme to reinvigorate the “Super-Soldier” program through gamma radiation. Banner goes on the run from the military while attempting to cure himself of the Hulk.

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Murphy Brown

Rhoda

Murphy’s Law

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series, created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson and William Link, starring Angela Lansbury, and produced and distributed by Universal Television for the CBS network. The series focuses on the life of Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer and amateur detective, who finds herself becoming involved in solving a series of murders that take place in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine, as well as across the United States and abroad. The program ran for 12 seasons from September 30, 1984 to May 19, 1996, for a total of 264 episodes, and included amongst its recurring cast Tom Bosley, William Windom and Ron Masak, as well as a vast array of guest cast members including Michael Horton, Keith Michell and Julie Adams.

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Alias Smith and Jones

The Brady Brides

Little House on the Prairie

McMillan & Wife

Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie (later known as Little House: A New Beginning in its sequel season) is an American Western historical drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Plum Creek near Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s best-selling series of Little House books. In 1972, with the encouragement of his wife and daughter, television producer and former NBC executive Ed Friendly acquired the film and television rights to Wilder’s novels from Roger Lea MacBride and engaged Blanche Hanalis to write the teleplay for a two-hour motion picture pilot.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Doogie Howser, M.D.

Who’s the Boss?

What’s Happening!!

Who’s the Boss?
Who’s the Boss? is an American sitcom television series created by Martin Cohan and Blake Hunter, which aired on ABC from September 20, 1984, to April 25, 1992. The series was nominated for more than 40 awards, including ten Primetime Emmy Award and five Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one of each.

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The Muppet Show

ALF

DuckTales

Pee-wee’s Playhouse

The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show is a sketch comedy television series created by Jim Henson and featuring the Muppets. Five seasons, totalling 120 episodes, were broadcast on ATV and other ITV franchises in the United Kingdom and in later first-run syndication in the US from 1976 to 1981. The programme was produced and recorded at ATV Elstree Studios, England.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

The Greatest American Hero

Mystery Science Theater 3000

The Twilight Zone

Father Dowling Mysteries

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is an anthology television series which was produced from 1985 to 1989. It is the first of three revivals of Rod Serling’s acclaimed 1959–64 television series, and like the original it featured stories in a variety of speculative fiction, commonly featuring characters from a seemingly normal world stumbling into paranormal circumstances.

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The Odd Couple

The Facts of Life

Wiseguy

Punky Brewster

The Facts of Life
The Facts of Life is an American television sitcom created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon and a spin-off of Diff’rent Strokes that originally aired on NBC from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s. The series focuses on Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae), as she becomes a housemother (and from the second season onward, a dietitian as well) at the fictional Eastland School, an all-girls boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

All in the Family

The Cosby Show

The Partridge Family

The Hogan Family

All in the Family
All in the Family is an American television sitcom tha aired on CBS for nine seasons, from 1971 to 1979. Afterwards, it was continued with the spin-off series Archie Bunker’s Place, which picked up where All in the Family had ended and ran for four more seasons through 1983. Based on the British sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, All in the Family was produced by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. It starred Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Sally Struthers, and Rob Reiner. The show revolves around the life of a working-class man and his family. The show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for a US network television comedy, such as racism, antisemitism, infidelity, homosexuality, women’s liberation, rape, religion, miscarriages, abortion, breast cancer, the Vietnam War, menopause, and impotence.

Can You Name This Famous 80s TV Show?

Diff’rent Strokes

All My Children

Empty Nest

Gimme a Break!

Diff’rent Strokes
Diff’rent Strokes is an American television sitcom, which aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, respectively, two African-American boys from Harlem taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman and widower, Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain), for whom their deceased mother previously worked, and his daughter, Kimberly (Dana Plato). During the first season and the first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred, as Mrs. Edna Garrett, the Drummonds’ first housekeeper, who ultimately spun off into her own sitcom, The Facts of Life, as a housemother at the fictional Eastland School.

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Alice

Charlie’s Angels

Laverne & Shirley

Kate & Allie

Laverne & Shirley
Laverne & Shirley (originally Laverne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney) is an American sitcom television series that played for eight seasons on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983. A spin-off of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley starred Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams as Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, two friends and roommates who work as bottle-cappers in the fictitious Shotz Brewery in late 1950s Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Easy Street

Hart to Hart

Moonlighting

Taxi

Moonlighting
Moonlighting is an American comedy drama television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 67 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as private detectives, and Allyce Beasley as their quirky receptionist, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, mystery, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy drama, or “dramedy”, emerging as a distinct television genre. The show’s theme song was co-written and performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star and relaunching Shepherd’s career after a string of lackluster projects.

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Newhart

Soap

The Waltons

The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons
The Jeffersons is an American sitcom television series that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, to July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms in history, the second-longest-running series with a primarily African American cast by episode count and the first to prominently feature a married interracial couple.

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