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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1998

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1998 (MCMXCVIII)was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade. 1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean. ()

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That '70s Show(1998-2006)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 200 votes)

Crank up the 8-track and flash back to a time when platform shoes and puka shells were all the rage in this hilarious retro-sitcom. For Eric, Kelso, Jackie, Hyde, Donna and Fez, a group of high school teens who spend most of their time hanging out in Eric’s basement, life in the ‘70s isn’t always so groovy. But between trying to figure out the meaning of life, avoiding their parents, and dealing with out-of-control hormones, they’ve learned one thing for sure: they’ll always get by with a little help from their friends.

Cowboy Bebop(1998-1999)

4.1/5 (with 159 votes)

In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

Charmed(1998-2006)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 147 votes)

Three sisters (Prue, Piper and Phoebe) reunite and unlock their powers to become the Charmed Ones, the most powerful good witches of all time, whose prophesied destiny is to protect innocent lives from evil beings such as demons and warlocks. Each sister possesses unique magical powers that grow and evolve, while they attempt to maintain normal lives in modern day San Francisco.

The King of Queens(1998-2007)

21min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 122 votes)

Three's definitely a crowd for parcel post deliveryman Doug Heffernan (Kevin James), whose newly widowed father-in-law, Arthur (Jerry Stiller), has moved in with him and his wife, Carrie (Leah Remini). Doug's no longer the king of his domain -- the renovated basement that houses his beloved supersized TV set -- let alone the king of Queens, where he lives. Can they all just get along?

Sex and the City(1998-2004)

TV-MA
| 30min per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 112 votes)

Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York social scene. 

Will & Grace(1998-2006)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 77 votes)

Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends living in New York, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Together, along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and their careers, butting heads at times but ultimately supporting one another while exchanging plenty of witty banter along the way.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?(1998-)

22min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 66 votes)

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1998-2007, 2013-) is the US edition of the British show of the same name (with many of the same performers). It features some of the world's finest improv(isational) comics, including Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey (Drew also hosting most shows, Aisha Tyler hosting the 2013 season). Each week, the main four improv comics (and a guest improv comic) spontaneously play "theatre sports" with crazy scenes, weird quirks, or improvised songs.

Directed by Bruce Gowers - With Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Brad Sherwood, Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg, ...

The Powerpuff Girls(1998-2005)

TV-Y7
| 12min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 64 votes)

The Powerpuff Girls is a animated television series about Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup, three kindergarten-aged girls with superpowers, as well as their "father", the brainy scientist Professor Utonium, who all live in the fictional city of Townsville, USA. The girls are frequently called upon by the town's childlike and naive mayor to help fight nearby criminals using their powers.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, John McIntyre, Robert Alvarez, Rob Renzetti, Rumen Petkov

Dawson's Creek(1998-2003)

TV-PG
| 44min per episode | Drama
3.3/5 (with 48 votes)

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

TRIGUN(1998)

3.9/5 (with 43 votes)

Trigun takes place in the distant future on a deserted planet. Vash the Stampede is a gunfighter with a legend so ruthless he has a $60,000,000,000 bounty on his head. Entire towns evacuate at the rumor of his arrival. But the real Vash the Stampede, the enigmatic and conflicted lead character in Trigun, is more heroic, even though he usually acts like a complete idiot.

CatDog(1998-2002)

TV-Y7
| 11min per episode | Animation, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 35 votes)

CatDog is an American animated television series created for Nickelodeon by Peter Hannan. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. Nickelodeon produced the series from Burbank, California. The first episode aired on April 4, 1998, before the show officially premiered in October. The episode "Fetch" was also shown in theaters with The Rugrats Movie. Toward the end of the series run, a made-for-TV film was released, titled CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery. Reruns were played on Nicktoons until 2011 and later aired on TeenNick as part of The '90s Are All That block. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Peter Hannan Productions and has been released on DVD.

Celebrity Deathmatch(1998-2007)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Animation
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

Celebrity Deathmatch is a claymation television show that depicts celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its excessive amount of blood used in every match and exaggerated physical injuries. The series was created by Eric Fogel; with the pilots airing on MTV on January 1 & 25 1998. The initial series ran from May 14, 1998 to October 20, 2002, and lasted for a 75-episode run. There was one special that did not contribute to the final episode total, entitled "Celebrity Deathmatch Hits Germany", which aired on June 21, 2001. Professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin gave voice to his animated form as the guest commentator. Early in 2003, a film based on the series was announced by MTV to be in the making, but the project was canceled by the end of that year. In 2005, MTV2 announced the revival of the show as part of their "Sic 'Em Friday" programming block. Originally set to return in November 2005, the premiere was pushed back to June 10, 2006 as part of a new "Sic'emation" block with two other animated shows, Where My Dogs At and The Adventures of Chico and Guapo. The show's fifth season was produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios and the premiere drew over 2.5 million viewers, becoming MTV2's highest rated season premiere ever.

Directed by Eric Fogel - With Scott Rayow, Len Maxwell, David Wills, Stephanie Courtney, Chris Edgerly, Mills Lane, ...
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Two Guys and a Girl(1998-2001)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

Two Guys and a Girl is an American sitcom

Becker(1998-2004)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 23 votes)

Becker is a dedicated, outspoken and talented doctor with a gruff exterior. While he tends to offend those who try to get close to him, he is extremely dedicated to his medical practice in the Bronx, N.Y., where he always goes the extra mile to help those in need. But Dr. John Becker looks at the world around him and sees a society gone mad, full of incongruities and just plain wrong thinking. And he has no qualms about saying anything that comes to mind – anything.

The Wild Thornberrys(1998-2004)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Comedy, Animation
3.0/5 (with 23 votes)

The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until 2007. The show returned to The '90s Are All That for one night, and aired on March 21, 2013. The show aired on Nicktoonsters in the United Kingdom. The series is currently being released on DVD.

From the Earth to the Moon(1998)

4.1/5 (with 20 votes)

This twelve part HBO mini-series tells the story of the United States' space program, from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972. Tom Hanks served as Executive Producer and introduced each segment.

Directed by David Frankel

Yu-Gi-Oh!(1998)

3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation and Bandai based on chapters 1-59 of the manga of the same name written by Kazuki Takahashi. The series aired on TV Asahi between April 4, 1998, and October 10, 1998. An animated film based on the series was released in Japanese theatres on March 6, 1999. The opening theme is "A Cry of Thirst" by Field of View whilst the ending theme is "Even If You Break Tomorrow" by Wands. The series was followed by a different adaptation produced by Nihon Ad Systems and Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which began airing in 2000. Fans outside of Japan have dubbed this series as "Yu-Gi-Oh! Season Zero."

Felicity(1998-2002)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Felicity Porter, a sensitive and intelligent girl from the San Francisco Bay Area, decides to give up a slot at Stanford University's pre-med program to follow her long time crush to college in New York City. Things get even more complicated when she meets her dorm's resident advisor and they fall in love. Her practice of making audio diaries on cassette tape to send to her best friend back in California anchor the series' introspective and character-driven foundation.

Hercules(1998-1999)

30min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure
2.7/5 (with 14 votes)

Hercules is an animated series based on the 1997 film of the same name and the Greek myth. The series premiered in syndication on August 31, 1998, and on Disney's One Saturday Morning on September 12, 1998. The syndicated series ran 52 episodes, while the Saturday morning run ran 13. The series follows teenage Hercules training as a hero as well as trying to adjust to life. With his free-spirited friend Icarus, his future-seeing friend Cassandra and his teacher Philoctetes, he battles his evil uncle Hades. Like all teenagers though, Hercules has to worry about peer pressure when the snobbish prince Adonis ridicules him. The series notably contradicts several events in the original film and is not considered canon.

The Challenge(1998-)

42min per episode | Reality-TV
4.0/5 (with 14 votes)

Each Challenge pits numerous cast members from past seasons of reality shows against each other, dividing them into two separate teams according to different criteria, such as gender, which show they first appeared on, whether or not they're veterans or rookies on the show, etc. The two teams compete in numerous missions in order to win prizes and advance in the overall game.

Seven Days(1998-2001)

45min per episode | Drama, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

"Ever wish you could live your last week all over again? Well, my name's Frank B. Parker, and I do it all the time. I work for a secret government project experimenting in time travel. When things really get screwed up, I'm the guinea pig they send back to take care of it. The catch is, I can only go back 7 days."

Cardcaptor Sakura(1998-2018)

TV-Y7
| 30min per episode | Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order to avoid an unknown catastrophe from befalling the world.

Directed by Morio Asaka

The Royle Family(1998-2000)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 12 votes)

British comedy series focusing on the lives of a working-class family in Manchester who love the TV.

The Temptations(1998)

2h per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 11 votes)

Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations.

Directed by Allan Arkush

Martial Law(1998-2000)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 11 votes)

Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles in search of a colleague and remains in the US. The show was a surprise hit, making Hung the only East Asian headlining a prime-time network series in the United States. At the time, Hung was not fluent in English, and he reportedly recited some of his dialogue phonetically. In many scenes, Hung did not speak at all, making Martial Law perhaps the only US television series in history that featured so little dialogue from the lead character.

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction(1998-2002)

1h per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, and produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured five stories, all of which appeared to defy logic, and some of which were allegedly based on actual events. The viewer was offered the challenge of determining which are true and which are false. At the end of the show, it was revealed to the viewer whether the tales were true or works of fiction. The series was hosted by James Brolin in season one and later by Jonathan Frakes for the remainder of the series. The show was narrated by Don LaFontaine for the first three seasons and by Campbell Lane for the fourth and final season.

Big Train(1998-2002)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. The first series was broadcast on BBC Two in 1998, while the second, in which Linehan was not involved, aired in 2002.

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends(1998-2000)

50min per episode | Documentary
4.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Louis Theroux which delves into the weirder fringes of American society.

V.I.P.(1998-2002)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy
2.4/5 (with 8 votes)

V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven(1998-1999)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven was a 1998 Canadian television series created by Bryce Zabel spun off from the The Crow film series starring Mark Dacascos in the lead role as Eric Draven, reprising the role originally played by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film The Crow.

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