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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1979

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1979 (MCMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1979th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 979th year of the 2nd millennium, the 79th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1970s decade. ()

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Doraemon(1979-2015)

3.9/5 (with 246 votes)

Doraemon is an anime TV series created by Fujiko F. Fujio and based on the manga series of the same name. This anime is the much more successful successor of the 1973 anime.

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo(1979-1982)

3.7/5 (with 119 votes)

The original thirty-minute version of Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo constitutes the fourth incarnation of the Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo. It premiered on September 22, 1979 and ran for one season on ABC as a half-hour program. A total of sixteen episodes were produced. It was the last Hanna-Barbera cartoon series to use the studio's laugh track. Cartoon Network's classic channel Boomerang reruns the series.

Directed by Ray Patterson

The Dukes of Hazzard(1979-1985)

TV-PG
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 85 votes)

Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg.

The Rose of Versailles(1979-1980)

30min per episode | Drama, Animation
4.1/5 (with 41 votes)

Raised from birth as a man, the Lady Oscar commands the palace guards at Versailles in the years before the French Revolution. Her beauty and noble spirit make her a shining figure in the eyes of both men and women but she is torn between her chosen life of service and duty to class and country and her own heart and desires. She lives as a noble amidst the opulence of Versailles but her keen senses and compassion are not blinded to the poverty of the French people.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy(1979)

50min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 35 votes)

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. George Smiley, the aging master spy of the Cold War and once heir apparent to Control, is brought back out of retirement to flush out a top level mole within the Circus. Smiley must travel back through his life and murky workings of the Circus to unravel the net spun by his nemesis Karla 'The Sandman' of the KGB and reveal the identity of the mole before he disappears.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(1979-1981)

3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

20th-century astronaut Buck Rogers awakens in the 25th century after a freak accident puts him in suspended animation for 500 years. Upon returning to Earth and discovering the planet is recovering from a nuclear war, Buck uses his combat skills and ingenuity to protect Earth and fight evil throughout the galaxy alongside starfighter pilot Colonel Wilma Deering and robot companion Twiki.

Hart to Hart(1979-1984)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 32 votes)

Wealthy couple Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a self-made millionaire and his journalist wife, moonlight as amateur detectives.

Angel(1979-1980)

24min per episode | Animation, Drama, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 28 votes)

The King of the Flower Planet is dying, but his heir can't take up the throne until the legendary Seven Color Flower, symbol of the King's power, is found. The Angels Cateau and Noveau are sent to Earth to find the Flower Girl, a young female who descends from both humans and Flower Angels (who once inhabited Earth, long ago) - and they find Lunlun in France. They convince her to go in a long journey to find the Flower - she'll know the good and bad sides of humans and Flower Angels (incarnated in the ambitious Togenishia and her sidekick Boris), and will fall in love with Serge Flora, a man who holds a great secret.

The Facts of Life(1979-1988)

30min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 28 votes)

The Facts of Life is an American sitcom that originally ran on the NBC television network from August 24, 1979, to May 7, 1988, making it the longest running sitcom of the 1980s. A spin-off of the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, the series' premise focuses on Edna Garrett as she becomes a housemother at the fictional Eastland School, an all-female boarding school in Peekskill, New York.

Spider-Woman(1979-1980)

20min per episode | Animation
3.9/5 (with 25 votes)

When Jessica Drew was bitten by a poisonous spider as a child, her father saved her life by injecting her with an experimental "spider serum," which also granted her superhuman powers. As an adult, Jessica works as editor of Justice Magazine but when trouble arises, Jessica slips away to change into her secret identity of Spider-Woman.

The Super Globetrotters(1979)

30min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
4.0/5 (with 18 votes)

It’s true—to the public at large they are the clown princes of the parquet, the internationally renowned sports superstars The Globetrotters. But, unbeknownst to John and Jane Q. Sportsfan, high above the Earth orbits the Globetrotter Crime Globe, a different kind of "eye in the sky." Whenever and wherever the Crime Globe detects dastardly doings, the call goes out to the Globetrotters—Nate Branch, Liquid Man, Freddie 'Curly' Neal, Super Sphere, James 'Twiggy' Sanders, Spaghetti Man, Louis 'Sweet Lou' Dunbar, Gizmo, and Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie, and Multi Man—and they quickly ditch the b-ball court for crime-fighting.

With Harlem Globetrotters

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table(1979-1980)

4.1/5 (with 17 votes)

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a Japanese anime series based on the Arthurian legend.

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Tales of the Unexpected(1979-1988)

25min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

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This Old House(1979-)

TV-G
| 30min per episode | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 12 votes)

TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.

Life on Earth(1979)

55min per episode | Documentary
4.5/5 (with 12 votes)

The story of life, from the first primitive cells to the plants and animals that now live around us.

Mobile Suit Gundam(1979-1980)

4.1/5 (with 10 votes)

Mobile Suit Gundam is a televised anime series, produced by Sunrise. Created and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, it premiered in Japan on Nagoya Broadcasting Network on April 7, 1979, and lasted until January 26, 1980, spanning 43 episodes. It was the very first Gundam series, which has subsequently been adapted into numerous sequels and spin-offs.In 1981, the series was re-edited for theatrical release and split into three movies. The characters were designed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, and Kunio Okawara was responsible for the mechanical designs, including the eponymous giant robot, the RX-78-2 Gundam. The first movie was released on February 22, 1981.

Directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino

Roots: The Next Generations(1979)

1h per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.

Directed by John Erman - With James Earl Jones

Benson(1979-1986)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.

Roots: The Next Generations(1979)

1h per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.

60 Minutes(1979-)

46min per episode | News
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

60 Minutes, an Australian version of the U.S. television newsmagazine 60 Minutes, airs on Sunday nights on the Nine Network and is presented in much the same way as the American program on which it is based. The New Zealand version of the show has also featured segments of the Australian version.Gerald Stone, the founding executive producer, was given the job by Kerry Packer and was told: "I don't give a f... what it takes. Just do it and get it right." After the first episode was broadcast on 11 February 1979, Packer was less than impressed, telling Stone: "You've blown it, son. You better fix it fast." Over the years, Stone's award winning 60 Minutes revolutionised Australian current affairs reporting and enhanced the careers of Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus, and later Jana Wendt.Since it was first broadcast, 60 Minutes has won five Silver Logies, one Special Achievement Logie, and received nominations for a further six Logie awards.

To the Manor Born(1979-1981)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Sitcom about the love-hate relationship between upper-class Audrey fforbes Hamilton and Richard DeVere, the nouveau rich businessman who buys her manor house when she can longer afford to keep it

Knots Landing(1979-1993)

44min per episode | Drama, Soap / Telenovela
3.5/5 (with 8 votes)

The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community.

B. J. and the Bear(1979-1981)

1h per episode | Drama, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 7 votes)

B.J. and the Bear is an American comedy series which aired on NBC from 1979 to 1981. Created by Christopher Crowe and Glen A. Larson, the series stars Greg Evigan and Claude Akins.

Casper And The Angels(1979)

2.8/5 (with 7 votes)

Casper and the Angels is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and aired for one season on NBC. Casper the Friendly Ghost was a guardian angel for two female motorcycle space cops named Minnie and Maxie in the year 2179. They were joined by a rambunctious ghost named Hairy Scary, who would scare villains and troublemakers, but unlike most other ghosts, was accepting of the fact that Casper was a gentle ghost who did not like to scare people. The show was apparently Hanna-Barbera's second attempt to cash in on the popularity of Charlie's Angels, the first being Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.Twenty-six 15-minute segments shown as thirteen 30-minute episodes were produced, as well as two 1979 television specials: Casper's Halloween Special and Casper's First Christmas.The show was shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang for a few years.

Prisoner(1979-2001)

50min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
4.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Prisoner is an Australian soap opera that is set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison.

Directed by Chris Adshead - With Elspeth Ballantyne

The World's Greatest Super Friends(1979)

4.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The World's Greatest Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 22, 1979 to September 27, 1980 on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.

You Can't Do That on Television(1979-2004)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 6 votes)

You Can't Do That on Television is a Canadian television program that first aired locally in 1979 before airing internationally in 1981. It featured pre-teen and teenaged actors in a sketch comedy format. Each episode had a theme. The show was notable for launching the careers of many performers, including Alanis Morissette, and writer Bill Prady, who would write and produce shows like The Big Bang Theory, Gilmore Girls and Dharma and Greg.The show was produced by and aired on Ottawa's CTV station CJOH-TV. After production ended in 1990, the show continued in reruns on Nickelodeon through 1994, when it was replaced with the similar All That. The show is synonymous with Nick, and was at that time extremely popular, with the highest ratings overall on the channel. The show is also well known for introducing the network's iconic slime.The program is the subject of the 2004 feature-length documentary, You Can't Do That on Film, directed by David Dillehunt.

Directed by Geoffrey Darby

Minder(1979-1994)

1h per episode | Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.9/5 (with 6 votes)

This comedy drama series featured Terry McCann, a former boxer with a conviction for G.B.H., and Arthur Daley, a second-hand car dealer with an eye for a nice little earner. Alongside his many business ventures, Arthur would regularly hire Terry out as a minder or bodyguard.

Trapper John, M.D.(1979-1986)

1h per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH, concerning a lovable doctor who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, 1986.

Sapphire & Steel(1979-1982)

25min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 6 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

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