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TV shows that started AND ended their run in the 80s

The only one I can think of so far is St. Elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 37January 19, 2022 2:48 AM

“Hill Street Blues.”

“Cagney and Lacey.”

by Anonymousreply 1January 18, 2022 9:38 PM

"Life With Lucy"

by Anonymousreply 2January 18, 2022 9:39 PM

Hill Street Blues.


Remington Steel.

Bosom Buddies

by Anonymousreply 3January 18, 2022 9:42 PM

I bet it’s been a million years…

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by Anonymousreply 4January 18, 2022 9:42 PM

A Year in the Life ran for just one season, 1987-88. A three-episode mini-series preceded it in 1986.

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by Anonymousreply 5January 18, 2022 9:44 PM

Very 80s.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 9:44 PM

How come you never hear anyone waxing nostalgic for Cagney and Lacey?

by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 9:47 PM

I pity the fool who forgot me!

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by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 9:47 PM


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by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 9:48 PM

Kate & Allie.

But don't go thinking they were lesbians. They were just sharing household expenses.

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by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 9:49 PM

Magnum PI

by Anonymousreply 11January 18, 2022 9:50 PM

There’s kinda a lot of shows that fit this.

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by Anonymousreply 12January 18, 2022 9:50 PM

Perhaps the ultimate TV show of the '80s, Miami Vice.

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by Anonymousreply 13January 18, 2022 9:54 PM

I remember protesters in Manhattan when Meg Foster was still in the role of Cagney, picketing outside CBS headquarters, shouting "too butch! too butch!"

by Anonymousreply 14January 18, 2022 10:04 PM

It's A Living, 1980-89.

by Anonymousreply 15January 18, 2022 10:32 PM

Kate and Allie had that awful red-haired and that guy who married Barrie Youngfellow FOR REELZ..

by Anonymousreply 16January 18, 2022 10:40 PM

A Year in the Life was an amazing show, and prior an amazing mini-series. I was very disappointed when it was cancelled by NBC after just one season. At least Richard Kiley won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series that one year.

by Anonymousreply 17January 18, 2022 10:51 PM

Bizarre (although the special pilot episode aired in 1979)

Solid Gold

Jennifer Slept Here (if we're counting one season wonders)

Too Close for Comfort

Frank's Place

by Anonymousreply 18January 18, 2022 10:54 PM

Simon and Simon

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by Anonymousreply 19January 18, 2022 11:00 PM

Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

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by Anonymousreply 20January 18, 2022 11:00 PM

It's amazing how much they relied on the "fish out of water" scenario for these sitcoms back in that era. Frank's Place, Diff'rent Strokes, Northern Exposure, etc.

by Anonymousreply 21January 18, 2022 11:14 PM

Family Ties (1982-89). The essential Reagan sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 22January 18, 2022 11:35 PM

Gimme a Break ran from 81 to 87.

by Anonymousreply 23January 18, 2022 11:39 PM

A Team, Moonlighting, and Miami Vice, were huge shows that didn’t actually last that long.

by Anonymousreply 24January 18, 2022 11:48 PM

Remington Steel

Pierce Brosnan looked so HOMOSEXUAL on that show.

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by Anonymousreply 25January 18, 2022 11:51 PM

Bosom Buddies only lasted 2 seasons lol. Even back then they knew it was offensive to trans and that it had to go.

by Anonymousreply 26January 18, 2022 11:53 PM

The Greatest American Hero

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by Anonymousreply 27January 18, 2022 11:55 PM

R27- On the left looks a bit like a prettier dark haired SJP

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by Anonymousreply 29January 18, 2022 11:58 PM

Just watched a couple minutes of "Riptide". God that looks cheesy.

by Anonymousreply 30January 19, 2022 1:16 AM

Riptide looks like they combined A Team and MacGyver into one show.

by Anonymousreply 31January 19, 2022 1:17 AM

R30- It was a crappy show but Perry King was a VERY good looking guy in 1985.

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by Anonymousreply 32January 19, 2022 1:42 AM

GOD I wanted to answer Hello Larry to this thread.

by Anonymousreply 33January 19, 2022 1:56 AM

r32, Joe Penny was hot, too!

by Anonymousreply 34January 19, 2022 1:56 AM

R34- He was

Awww poor Thom Bray

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by Anonymousreply 35January 19, 2022 2:00 AM

After MASH.

Secrets of Midland Heights

The Fall Guy

Galactica 1980

by Anonymousreply 36January 19, 2022 2:19 AM

Capitol, 1982 to 1987

by Anonymousreply 37January 19, 2022 2:48 AM
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