TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1987

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade. ()

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Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987-1994)

4.2/5 (with 672 votes)

Follow the intergalactic adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his loyal crew aboard the all-new USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, as they explore new worlds.

Full House(1987-1995)

| 25min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 482 votes)

After the death of his wife, Danny enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters, D.J., Stephanie, and Michelle.

Married... with Children(1987-1997)

| 22min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 458 votes)

Al Bundy is an unsuccessful middle aged shoe salesman with a miserable life and an equally dysfunctional family. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(1987-1996)

| 22min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 328 votes)

Four turtles fall into the sewers and are befriended by Hamato Yoshi a Japanese man sent to New York who was forced to live in the sewers. One day he sees a strange green glow which transforms the four turtles into human-like creatures. Hamato (now Master Splinter) changes into a giant rat from the green glow and teaches the turtles the skills of the ninja as they team up with news reporter April O'Neil to battle against Yoshi's arch enemy Shredder and Krang, an alien warlord from Dimension X.


3.8/5 (with 296 votes)

Scrooge McDuck finds his hands full at home when nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie move to Duckburg. Joined by their loyal pals Launchpad McQuack, Gyro Gearloose and Mrs. Beakley, the DuckTales gang never fails to deliver a wealth of adventure. Get ready for a fortune of fun with DuckTales!

Directed by Alan Zaslove

Beauty and the Beast(1987-1990)

| 47min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 128 votes)

Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent, a mythic, noble man-beast, and Catherine, a savvy Assistant District Attorney in New York; and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a subterranean sanctuary. Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine's emotions, and becomes her guardian.

Friday the 13th: The Series(1987-1990)

| 45min per episode | Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 109 votes)

Micki and Ryan with the help of their friend Jack try to recover cursed antiques so they can store them in safety inside the antique store's vault.

Tour of Duty(1987-1990)

| 1h per episode | War & Politics, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.0/5 (with 74 votes)

The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.

21 Jump Street(1987-1991)

| 45min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.5/5 (with 68 votes)

21 Jump Street revolves around a group of young cops who would use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics(1987-1989)

25min per episode | Animation
4.1/5 (with 62 votes)

Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics is a Japanese animated anthology series by Nippon Animation. The episodes are adaptations of a variety of folk and fairy tales, and not limited to Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The Bold and the Beautiful(1987-)

| 20min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.8/5 (with 61 votes)

Continuing drama combining romance and intrigue set against the glittering backdrop of Beverly Hills and the American fashion industry.

Directed by Michael Stich, Deveney Kelly, Cynthia J. Popp, David Shaughnessy - With John McCook, Susan Flannery, Jim Storm, Darin Brooks, Alley Mills, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, ...


| 45min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.5/5 (with 60 votes)

Quinceañera, is a Mexican telenovela, produced by and broadcast on Televisa in 1987, starring Adela Noriega and Thalía. Quinceañera was the first telenovela to talk about substance abuse, date rape and gangs, and is considered to be the first telenovela made for teenagers. Quinceañera was named by the Associated Press as one of the ten most influential telenovelas ever to air in Latin America, and Univision tlnovelas viewers named it one of their all-time favorite Mexican telenovelas. In 2010, Quinceañera was placed #7 on the People en Español's "20 Best Telenovelas" list, and in 2012, Terra named it as one of the fifty best telenovelas of all-time.

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Once Upon a Time... Life(1987-1988)

| 26min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Documentary
4.0/5 (with 59 votes)

Attention please! Are you ready for an adventurous tour through the human body? With a lot of humour, our physical appearance is being introduced from head to toe along cells and organs in an educational way. The heart, blood, nerves and kidneys, each single one is a miracle which renders life possible.

Directed by Albert Barillé


25min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure
4.1/5 (with 59 votes)

BraveStarr is an American Space Western animated television series. The original episodes aired from September 1987 to February 1988 in syndication. It was created simultaneously with a collection of action figures. BraveStarr was the last animated series produced by Filmation and Group W Productions to be broadcast. Bravo!, a spin-off series was in production along with Bugzburg when the studio closed down. Reruns of the show aired on Qubo Night Owl from 2010 to 2013, and reruns air on the Retro Television Network from 2010 to Present.

Inspector Morse(1987-1993)

| 1h 40min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 56 votes)

Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.

Papá soltero(1987)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 39 votes)

Papá soltero was a series on the Televisa network that began on February 11, 1987 and ended on July 6, 1994. It was produced by Luis de Llano Macedo and broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas It was starred by César Costa, along with Luis Mario Quiroz, Edith Márquez, Gerardo Quiroz, with stellar performances by José Luis Cordero, Aurora Alonso and Octavio Galindo.

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future(1987-1988)

3.7/5 (with 30 votes)

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is a 1987–88 Canadian-American science fiction/action television series, merging live action with animation based on computer-generated images, that ran for 22 episodes in Canadian and American syndication. A toy line was also produced by Mattel, and during each episode there was a segment that included visual and audio material which interacted with the toys.

Max Headroom(1987-1998)

| 1h per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by Chrysalis Visual Programming and Lakeside Productions for Lorimar-Telepictures that aired in the United States on ABC from March 1987 to May 1988. The series was based on the Channel 4 British TV pilot produced by Chrysalis, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. The series is often mistaken as an American-produced show due to the setting and its use of an almost entirely US cast along with being broadcast in the USA on the ABC network. Cinemax aired the UK pilot followed by a six-week run of highlights from The Max Headroom Show, a music video show where Headroom appears between music videos. ABC took an interest in the pilot and asked Chrysalis/Lakeside to produce the series for US audiences. The show went into production in late 1986 and ran for six episodes in the first season with eight being produced in season two.

A Different World(1987-1993)

| 30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but 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 and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


30min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 23 votes)

Eric Cord, a college student transformed into a werewolf undergoes a quest to rid himself of his curse by killing the apparent originator of his 'bloodline'.

Jake and the Fatman(1987-1992)

| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime, Action & Adventure
3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987 to 1992. Diagnosis: Murder was a spin-off of this series.

My Two Dads(1987-1990)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 20 votes)

My Two Dads is an American sitcom that starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. It aired on NBC from 1987 to 1990 and was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions in association with Tri-Star Television and distributed by TeleVentures.

City Hunter(1987-1991)

| 25min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 20 votes)

Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He's a "sweeper" and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo's not working on a case, he's working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

The New Statesman(1987-1992)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

The New Statesman is a British sitcom of the late 1980s and early 1990s satirising the Conservative government of the time.

Bubblegum Crisis(1987-1991)

3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

MegaTokyo 2033: Tokyo was left flattened as a result from a great earthquake. A new city, MegaTokyo, was then recreated due in no small part from the aid of a multi-million dollar company, Genom Corp. Genom created and mass-produced biomechanical creatures called Boomers to aid in the restoration of MegaTokyo. When the Boomers began to run out of control, the ADPolice at first tried to stop them, but they proved to be far more difficult to deal with than was first imagined. Under the ever looming Boomer threat, a group of four girls from varying degrees of society banded together. Calling themselves The Knight Sabers, they were the only ones with enough firepower and resourcefullness to defend the fledgling MegaTokyo from Genom and it's berserk Boomers.

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs(1987-1988)

4.0/5 (with 17 votes)

An animated television space western based on Star Musketeer Bismarck, a Japanese anime series created by Studio Pierrot.

Miss Marple: Nemesis(1987)

51min per episode | Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 17 votes)

Mr. Jason Rafiel asks Miss Marple to solve a crime but, he does gives her any details. In fact, he can't be sure that a crime was committed at all.

Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel(1987)

55min per episode | Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

There's a murder at the elegant hotel where Miss Marple is staying and international adventurer Bess Sedgwick is the prime suspect.

Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder(1987)

55min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 16 votes)

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

French & Saunders(1987-2004)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

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