1980s American television series

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  1. $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime

    $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime (1986)

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    The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime is an American game show which offered a $1 million (annuitized) grand prize to winning contestants. The show aired in syndication from January 6, 1986 until September 11, 1987. The show was hosted by Jim Lange, and he was joined by Karen Thomas as co-host during the second season. Marc Summers was the show's announcer for its first few weeks and Johnny Gilbert announced the remainder of the series. The show was produced by XPTLA, Inc. and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures.


  2. 120 Minutes

    120 Minutes (1986)

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    120 Minutes is a television show in the United States dedicated to the alternative music genre, originally airing on MTV from 1986 to 2000, and then on MTV's sister channel MTV2 from 2001 to 2003.


  3. 15 Minutes

    15 Minutes (1985)

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    Andy Warhol's Fifteen Minutes is an American talk show hosted by artist Andy Warhol, that aired on MTV from 1985 to 1987. One of the network's earliest series, it was made up of interviews of up and coming musicians such as Courtney Love.


  4. 1986

    1986 (1986)

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    1986 is an American news magazine series that aired on NBC from June 10, 1986 to December 30, 1986. The lead anchors were Roger Mudd and Connie Chung. Maria Shriver also contributed to the program.


  5. 1st & Ten: The Championship

    1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)

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    1st & Ten is an American situation comedy that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was one of cable's first attempts to lure the lucrative sit-com audience away from the "Big Three", by taking advantage of their freedom to include occasional cursing and nudity.


  6. 2 Hip 4 TV

    2 Hip 4 TV (1988)

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    2 Hip 4 TV is a variety show aimed at children that appeared on NBC in 1988, and was hosted by Colin Quinn and Ahmet Zappa. Musical guests included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Sparks (band) and El Vez ("the Mexican Elvis"). The series was set in a bowling alley.


  7. 20/20

    20/20 (1978)

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    20/20 is an American television newsmagazine (similar in depth to a print newsmagazine) that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes but focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects. The program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity.


  8. 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street (1987)

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    21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of youthful-looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in high schools, colleges, and other teenage venues. It was originally going to be titled Jump Street Chapel, after the deconsecrated church building in which the unit has its headquarters, but was changed at Fox's request so as not to mislead viewers into thinking it was a religious program.


  9. 227

    227 (1985)

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    227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy Television from 1985 to 1986 and by Embassy Communications from 1986 until 1988; then ELP Communications through Columbia Pictures Television produced the series in its final two seasons (1988–1990).


  10. 240-Robert

    240-Robert (1979)

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    240-Robert is an American drama series that ran on ABC from 1979 to 1981. The series title is a reference to the call-sign designation for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's search and rescue/paramedic teams.


  11. 3-2-1 Contact

    3-2-1 Contact (1980)

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    3-2-1 Contact is an American science educational television show that aired on PBS from 1980 to 1988, and an adjoining children's magazine. The show, a production of the Children's Television Workshop, teaches scientific principles and their applications. Dr. Edward G. Atkins, who was responsible for much of the scientific content of the show, felt that the TV program wouldn't replace a classroom but would open the viewers to ask questions about the scientific purpose of things.


  12. 3rd Degree!

    3rd Degree! (1989)

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    3rd Degree is an American game show that aired in syndication from September 11, 1989 to June 8, 1990 (with repeats airing until September 7). The series was hosted by Bert Convy, while Bob Hilton served as announcer. It was the final game show hosted by Convy (although he was slated to host the 1990 edition of Match Game for ABC), who died thirteen months after the series was cancelled.


  13. 48 Hours

    48 Hours (1988)

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    48 Hours is an American documentary/news magazine television series that airs on CBS. The series has been broadcast on the network since January 19, 1988. 48 Hours airs Saturday nights at 10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific time)/9 p.m. (Central and Mountain time) as part of the network's placeholder Crimetime Saturday block; as such, the series is currently one of only two remaining first-run prime time programs (excluding sports) airing Saturdays on the major U.S. broadcast television networks, along with Univision's Sabado Gigante. The program sometimes airs two-hour episodes or two episodes in a row on Saturday night depending on the subject involved or to counterprogram other networks.


  14. 60 Minutes

    60 Minutes (1968)

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    60 Minutes is an American television newsmagazine program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Launched in 1968, Don Hewitt created the program and set it apart by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked at No. 6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television."


  15. A Christmas for Boomer

    A Christmas for Boomer (1979)

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    Here's Boomer is an American adventure/drama series produced by Paramount that premiered on the NBC network on March 14, 1980. A television movie called A Christmas for Boomer aired on December 6, 1979 and served as the pilot. The show follows the adventures of the titular stray dog, "Boomer" and ran for two seasons, ending its run in August 1982, with the final original episode, "Flatfoots," airing on July 3 of that year.


  16. A Current Affair

    A Current Affair (1986)

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    A Current Affair is an American television newsmagazine that aired in syndication from July 1986 to 1996 before reappearing briefly in March 2005. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox, and long based at Fox's New York flagship WNYW.


  17. A Different World

    A Different World (1987)

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    A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 – July 9, 1993). It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison). The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities (along with the fictional Kappa Lambda Nu fraternity and Alpha Delta Rho sorority).


  18. a.k.a. Pablo

    a.k.a. Pablo (1984)

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    a.k.a. Pablo is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from March to April 1984.


  19. A.M. Weather

    A.M. Weather (1978)

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    A.M. Weather was an American weather news program that ran from October 30, 1978 to February 3, 1995 and was broadcast on PBS member stations throughout the United States. The 15-minute daily program, which aired fifteen minutes before or after the hour (depending on the station's scheduling of the program) and was produced by Maryland Public Television (MPT), featured detailed forecasts presented by meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The program led the way in the use of computer graphics for televised weather reports, but had previously used hand-drawn maps and the show's trademark yellow pointer.


  20. A Man Called Hawk

    A Man Called Hawk (1989)

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    A Man Called Hawk is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between January 1989 and May 1989. The series is a spin-off of the crime drama series Spenser: For Hire, and features the character Hawk, who first appeared in the 1976 novel Promised Land, the fourth in the series of Spenser novels by mystery writer Robert B. Parker.


  21. A Man Called Sloane

    A Man Called Sloane (1979)

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    A Man Called Sloane is an American secret agent adventure television series that aired on NBC during the 1979-1980 television season. It was a Woodruff Production in association with QM Productions, and became the final series produced by Quinn Martin's company to debut (Barnaby Jones was the last remaining QM program to be cancelled, in 1980). It is also one of only three QM series not to have an announcer accompanying the opening titles (the others are Most Wanted and Quinn Martin's Tales Of The Unexpected) and the only one not to have a "Tonight's Episode" card or the "Act I/II/III/IV/Epilog" formatting (although the episode titles still appear onscreen, they appear as part of the episode credits rather than during the standard opening).


  22. A New Kind of Family

    A New Kind of Family (1979)

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    A New Kind of Family is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 1979 to January 1980. The series stars Eileen Brennan, Rob Lowe, and Telma Hopkins.


  23. A Peaceable Kingdom

    A Peaceable Kingdom (1989)

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    A Peaceable Kingdom is an American television drama series that aired in 1989. The series was short-lived and was cancelled after only seven episodes (though twelve episodes were produced).


  24. A Year in the Life

    A Year in the Life (1987)

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    A Year in the Life is a 1986 Emmy Award–winning miniseries and a one-hour dramatic series that ran on NBC during the 1987–1988 television season, created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey (whose long partnership also produced the television shows St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure and I'll Fly Away).


  25. Aaron's Way

    Aaron's Way (1988)

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    Aaron's Way is a 1988 American family drama series that aired on NBC. The series stars Merlin Olsen as Aaron Miller, the husband and father of an Amish family that moves to California. The series follows the attempts of family members to adapt to California culture while retaining their personal values. Also appearing on the series were Samantha Mathis and Belinda Montgomery.


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