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Best TV shows of the 80s: Nos. 41-60



Quantumleap Our march through the top 80 television shows of the 80s continues today with Nos. 41-60. What can you expect on today's installment? A lot of guilty pleasures.

Today's biggest winners: Geeks around the world. Two of your all-time faves -- Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- make their appearance on the list.

Don't forget to leave a comment and critique the list. And if you've forgotten how we came up with it, click here to read the explanation and to see shows No. 61-80. Also, 21-40 and 1-20.

TOP 80 TV SHOWS of the 80s: Nos. 41-60

60. Quantum Leap (1989-1993): Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell.

59. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999): Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon.

58. Fame (1982-87): Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato.

57. Mork & Mindy (1978-82): Robin Williams, Pam Dawber.

56. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982): Gary Sandy, Richard Sanders.

55. Doogie Howser M.D. (1989–1993): Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella.

54. Cagney & Lacey (1982-88): Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless.

53. Newhart (1982-1990): Bob Newhart, Tom Poston.

52. ALF (1986-90): Max Wright, Anne Schedeen.

51. Thirtysomething (1987 – 1991): Timothy Busfield, Peter Horton.

50. Three's Company (1977-84): John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt.

49. Taxi (1978-83): Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito.

48. L.A. Law (1985-94): Corbin Bernsen, Jimmy Smits.

47. In The Heat of the Night (1988-95): Carroll O'Connor, Thom Gossom Jr.

46. CHiPs (1977-83): Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox

45. China Beach (1988-91): Dana Delaney, Concetta Tomei

44. Knots Landing (1979-93): Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee

43. 21 Jump Street (1987 - 1991): Johnny Depp, Richard Grieco

42. The Golden Girls (1985-92): Betty White, Beatrice Arthur

41. Dr. Who (1963-1984, 1986-1989): Patrick Troughton, Tom Baker

Personal faves: WKRP in Cincinnati, L.A. Law.

Could've lived without: The Golden Girls, ALF.

Tomorrow's list: What you talking about, Willis?

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