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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1984

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade. ()

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Airwolf(1984-1987)

TV-PG
| 48min per episode | Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 126 votes)

Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.The show was created by Donald P. Bellisario. The first three seasons star Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott. After the original series was cancelled, a fourth season, with an entirely new cast and on a much smaller budget, was filmed in Canada for the USA Network.

The Cosby Show(1984-1992)

24min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 122 votes)

The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes". Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows based on people of African descent, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby's standup act, which were based on his family life. Other sitcoms, such as Home Improvement and Everybody Loves Raymond, would later follow that pattern. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.

Murder, She Wrote(1984-1996)

45min per episode | Mystery, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 98 votes)

An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.

Miami Vice(1984-1989)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 95 votes)

The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end drug trafficking and prostitution, centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs - who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel.

The Transformers(1984-1987)

3.9/5 (with 93 votes)

The Transformers is the first animated television series in the Transformers franchise. The series depicts a war among giant robots that can transform into vehicles and other objects.

Sherlock Holmes(1984-1994)

TV-PG
| 52min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 70 votes)

Sherlock Holmes uses his abilities to take on cases by private clients and those that the Scotland Yard are unable to solve, along with his friend Dr. Watson.

'Allo 'Allo!(1984-1992)

30min per episode | Comedy, War & Politics
3.9/5 (with 62 votes)

The misadventures of hapless cafe owner René Artois and his escapades with the Resistance in occupied France.

Who's the Boss?(1984-1992)

23min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 62 votes)

A former professional baseball player, along with his preteen daughter, moves into New York advertising executive Angela Bower's house to be both a housekeeper and a father figure to her young son. Tony 's laid-back personality contrasts with Angela's type-A behavior.

Fanny and Alexander(1984-1985)

TV-MA
| 1h 27min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 44 votes)

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

Blue Thunder(1984)

3.6/5 (with 42 votes)

Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter.The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground unit named "Rolling Thunder" backed up the helicopter in the television series. This was a large support van with a desert camouflage off-road vehicle stored inside.The television series cast includes James Farentino, Dana Carvey, and former professional American football players Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus. The series was canceled by ABC after they felt the similar Airwolf on CBS would win the ratings battle. Also, the series aired at the same time as the CBS soap opera Dallas on Friday nights, and lost.Eleven episodes were made before the series was cancelled.

Directed by Guy Magar

Jeopardy!(1984-)

TV-G
| 30min per episode
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

America's favorite quiz show where contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.

Directed by Kevin McCarthy

Highway to Heaven(1984-1989)

3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

A probationary angel is sent back to Earth to team up with an ex-cop and help people.

Directed by Michael Landon - With Michael Landon
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Night Court(1984-1992)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 33 votes)

Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984 to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, unorthodox Judge Harold T. "Harry" Stone. It was created by comedy writer Reinhold Weege, who had previously worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Robin of Sherwood(1984-1986)

3.8/5 (with 28 votes)

Robin of Sherwood, was a British television series, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Created by Richard Carpenter, it was produced by HTV in association with Goldcrest, and ran from 1984 to 1986 on the ITV network. In America it was retitled Robin Hood and shown on the premium cable TV channel Showtime and on PBS. The show starred Michael Praed and Jason Connery as two different incarnations of the title character. Unlike previous adaptations of the Robin Hood legend, Robin of Sherwood combined a gritty, authentic production design with elements of real-life history, 20th century fiction, and pagan myth. The series is also notable for its haunting title music by Clannad, which won a BAFTA award.

With Michael Praed, Judi Trott, Nickolas Grace, Robert Addie, Jason Connery, Peter Llewellyn Williams, ...

Punky Brewster(1984-1988)

TV-G
| 23min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 27 votes)

An abandoned waif and her dog are taken in by a cranky apartment manager who becomes her guardian in this family-friendly sitcom.

V(1984-1985)

3.5/5 (with 27 votes)

Once again, Earth is the battleground. But now the aliens whose human guise hides their true reptilian natures are wiser. They believe the secret to their survival on Earth lies in the DNA of the newly born half-human, half-spaceling Starchild. But that's something the world's Resistance Fighters cannot allow.

Thomas & Friends(1984-)

30min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network on 4 September 1984. It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised locomotives and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Wilbert told to entertain his son, Christopher during his recovery from measles. From Series one to four, many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.

Directed by David Mitton

Muppet Babies(1984-1990)

TV-Y
| 25min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 25 votes)

The Muppet Babies (Kermit, Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzy and company) live in a large nursery watched over by Nanny. The babies have active imaginations, and often embark upon adventures into imaginary worlds.

Directed by Karen Peterson

Hunter(1984-1991)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 22 votes)

Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to pursue other acting and musical opportunities. In the seventh season, Hunter partnered with two different women officers. The titular character, Sgt. Rick Hunter, was a wily, physically imposing, and often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolve many of their cases by shooting dead the perpetrators.The show's executive producer during the first season was Stephen J. Cannell, whose company produced the series.

With Fred Dryer

Tales from the Darkside(1984-1988)

TV-14
| 20min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero, each episode was an individual short story that ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.

The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries(1984)

3.9/5 (with 20 votes)

Picking up where 'The New Scooby and Scappy Doo Show' left off. The main difference being that the team is now occasionally joined by Fred Jones and Velma Dinkley to solve mysteries together.

Fist of the North Star(1984-1988)

TV-MA
| 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation
4.3/5 (with 19 votes)

In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ancient, deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken (Fist of the North Star), wanders the wasteland with seven scars in the shape of the Big Dipper on his chest. This infamous style uses the body's hidden 708 pressure points to destroy opponents from within and allows practitioners to unleash 100% of their humanly strength. Accompanied by a young thief and an orphan girl, this messiah brings justice to this lawless world with the strongest fist in the world.

Directed by Tony Randel

Charles in Charge(1984-1990)

30min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed many episodes of the show, and was credited with his full name, Scott Vincent Baio.It was first broadcast on CBS from October 3, 1984 to April 3, 1985, when it was cancelled due to a struggle in the Nielsen ratings. It then had a more successful first-run syndication run from January 3, 1987 to November 10, 1990, as 126 original episodes were aired in total. The show was produced by Al Burton Productions and Scholastic Productions in association with Universal Television, and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution and New Line Cinema Corporation.

Lucky Luke(1984-1992)

NR
| 26min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Western, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Lucky Luke, with his horse Double Six, travels the Old West to right wrongs and bring evildoers (usually his traditional enemies the Dalton Brothers) to justice. "The man who shoots faster than his shadow."

Snorks(1984-1989)

30min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

The Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera which ran on NBC from September 15, 1984, to May 13, 1989. Although not as popular as the animated series The Smurfs, the program continued to be available in syndication from 1986 to 1989 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's 3rd season, on USA Network in the late-1980s and early-1990s, on the BBC in the late 1990s, and from 2009–2011 and again from 2012–Present on Boomerang.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe(1984-1985)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Animation
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Voltron is the name of a giant robot in an anime television series that features a team of space explorers known as the Voltron Force. The space explorers pilot robot lions who join together to form the giant robot with which they defend their galaxy from evil. Initially produced as a joint venture between World Events Productions and Toei Animation, the original television series aired in syndication from September 10, 1984 to November 18, 1985. The program was entitled Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Sherlock Hound(1984-1985)

24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 13 votes)

Loosely based on the "Sherlock Holmes" series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Hound turns all the classic characters into dogs. The canine Sherlock Holmes, his assistant Watson, and housemaid Mrs. Hudson work together to solve mysteries. The culprit is usually Professor Moriarty and his gang, who use all kinds of wacky contraptions to steal what they want.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Riptide(1984-1986)

48min per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.5/5 (with 13 votes)

Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from December 3, 1983 to August 22, 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. Riptide was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in the wake of Magnum PI's success. The main theme was composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. A mid-season replacement, it debuted as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984.

The Bill(1984-)

25min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

The daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fight crime on the streets of London. From bomb threats to armed robbery and drug raids to the routine demands of policing this ground-breaking series focuses as much on crime as it does on the personal lives of its characters.

The Octopus(1984-2001)

2h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 12 votes)

La Piovra is an acclaimed Italian Television drama miniseries about the Mafia.The story was by Sandro Petraglia. The production was designed by Luigi Perelli. The soundtrack was by Riz Ortolani and later by Ennio Morricone, who went on to compose music for several sequels.All 10 series have been released in Australia on DVD by Aztec International Entertainment, with English subtitles, having been originally aired on the Special Broadcasting Service television channel. It was also broadcast on MHz Networks in the United States. The first three series were shown in the UK on Channel 4.The TV drama was wildly successful in the USSR, where it appeared on state TV in 1986 and in Bulgaria, where is also appeared in the end of the 1980s bg:Октопод, offering to the viewers of both countries thrills and dark drama from beyond the Iron Curtain. La Piovra was also shown in 1987–1988 in communist Albania, where it became a huge hit and remains to date a cult film, whose characters and expressions have permeated culture, language and society.

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