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Best TV shows of the 80s: Nos. 21-40



Greatestamericanhero Our list of the Top 80 television shows of the 80s continues today, with Nos. 21-40. A pretty eclectic mix for you today. A little Shatner, some Christina Applegate, an incompetent super-hero. And then a talking car and computerized head. Go figure.

Remember to click here to read the story behind the list. You can also see previous lists at these links: Nos. 61-80 and Nos. 41-60. And the top 20 are here.

40. Murder, She Wrote (1984-96): Angela Lansbury

39. The Fall Guy (1981-86): Lee Majors, Heather Thomas

38. The Wonder Years (1988-93): Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94): Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

36. MacGyver (1985-92): Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar

35. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983-86): Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly

34. Married ... with Children (1987-97): Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate

33. Diff'rent Strokes (1978-86): Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges

32. The Greatest American Hero (1981 to 1983): William Katt, Robert Culp

31. Max Headroom (1987-88): Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays

30. Hill Street Blues (1981-87): Daniel J. Travanti, Bruce Weitz

29. St. Elsewhere (1981-88): William Daniels, Howie Mandel

28. Alice (1976-85): Linda Lavin, Vic Tayback

27. Murphy Brown (1988-98): Candice Bergen

26. The Young Ones (1982-86): Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall

25. The Equalizer (1985 - 1989): Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka

24. Knight Rider (1981-86): David Hasselhoff, William Daniels

23. Charles in Charge (1984-90): Scott Baio, Willie Aames

22. Bosom Buddies (1980-82): Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

21. T.J. Hooker (1982-1986): William Shatner, Heather Locklear

Personal faves: The Young Ones, Greatest American Hero

Could live without: Hill Street Blues, The Fall Guy

Tomorrow's list: The final 20 includes Spoons, Pegs, Dukes and Ties.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:24pm]


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