1986 TV Show Debuts

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1. Black-Adder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.7
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 34,599

2. Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru (1986–1989)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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Son Gokû, a fighter with a monkey tail, goes on a quest with an assortment of odd characters in search of the Dragon Balls, a set of crystals that can give its bearer anything they desire.

Stars: Masako Nozawa, Jôji Yanami, Hiromi Tsuru, Mayumi Tanaka

Votes: 35,021

3. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,173

4. Perfect Strangers (1986–1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him.

Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Mark Linn-Baker, Melanie Wilson, Rebeca Arthur

Votes: 6,964

5. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 6,724

6. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 6,600

7. Seinto Seiya (1986–1989)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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A group a young warriors known as 'Saints', each in possession of a 'cloth' guarded by a different constellation, must protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena as she attempts to keep the Earth from being destroyed by evil forces.

Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Tôru Furuya, Ryô Horikawa, Kôichi Hashimoto

Votes: 5,757

8. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

8.2
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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 4,984

9. Matlock (1986–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,945

10. Pingu (1986– )

TV-G | 5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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"Pingu finds himself in tricky and comical situations, but he always learns a lesson. Pingu spends is hays with his parents and baby sister, Pinga. Everyone in his town speaks ""Penguinese."" Laugh along and find out what happens.

Stars: David Sant, Carlo Bonomi, Marcello Magni

Votes: 4,619

11. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1984–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

5.2
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Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 4,148

12. Dennis the Menace (1986–1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.3
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Animated series based on the classic comic strip by Hank Ketcham. America's most well-known little terror, Dennis the Menace, gets into numerous scrapes and adventures with his dog Ruff and... See full summary »

Stars: Brennan Thicke, Jeannie Elias, Marilyn Lightstone, Sharon Noble

Votes: 3,834

13. Il était une fois... la vie (1988– )

30 min | Animation, Family

8.3
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The workings of the human body explained by animated characters.

Stars: Roger Carel, Marie-Laure Beneston, Alain Dorval, Gilles Laurent

Votes: 3,582

14. Designing Women (1986–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor

Votes: 3,343

15. Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy, Musical

8.0
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Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

Stars: Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 3,338

16. L.A. Law (1986–1994)

46 min | Drama

7.0
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 3,371

17. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,225

18. Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.

Stars: Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary

Votes: 2,116

19. Ginga: Nagareboshi gin (1986– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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An Akita-Inu puppy is destined to defend his people against a monstrous bear.

Votes: 2,077

20. Silverhawks (1986– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Family

7.3
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A team of cyborgs protects Limbo from Mon Star and his gang.

Stars: Bob McFadden, Earl Hammond, Larry Kenney, Peter Newman

Votes: 2,080

21. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

Votes: 1,985

22. Casualty (1986– )

50 min | Drama

6.0
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Ian Bleasdale, Tony Marshall

Votes: 1,949

23. Ramayan (1986–1988)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

9.0
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The Lord incarnated upon the earth nine times. The seventh was known as "Ram Avatar." Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan is the story of the incarnation. It covers the entire story in detail up to Ram's coronation.

Stars: Mukesh Rawal, Rahul Singh, Arun Govil, Deepika

Votes: 1,942

24. The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show (1986–2000)

Animation, Family, Comedy

7.9
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Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, and all their cartoon friends, with the exception of Speedy Gonzales, are featured in this long-running series consisting of classic theatrical cartoons, often ... See full summary »

Stars: Mel Blanc, Julie Bennett, Ben Frommer, Jeff Bergman

Votes: 1,856

25. Priklyucheniya Sherloka Kholmsa i doktora Vatsona: Dvadtsatyy vek nachinaetsya (1986– )

102 min | Crime, Mystery

8.1
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Retired Sherlock Holmes and practicing Dr. Watson come back together to solve a puzzle in the beginning of the 20th century.

Stars: Boris Klyuev, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Aleksandr Romantsov, Elena Safonova

Votes: 1,814

26. Head of the Class (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,593

27. Siskel & Ebert (1986–2010)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Chicago critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert rate new movies with a thumbs up, or a thumbs down.

Stars: Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, Richard Roeper, Michael Phillips

Votes: 1,420

28. Fûun! Takeshi Jô (1986–1989)

Action, Comedy, Game-Show

8.1
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A game show where upwards of 100 contestants (give or take) try to get through various wet, dirty, and wild obstacles and games for a chance to win the grand prize of 1 million yen (Approx. $10,000) by defeating Takeshi and his crew.

Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Michiru Jo, Hayato Tani, Hideo Higashikokubaru

Votes: 1,096

29. Amen (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan

Votes: 1,102

30. Centurions (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family

8.0
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The Centurions are the most powerful fighting force of the 21st century. Equipped with special Exoframe suits, they are the ultimate fighting machines, as well as Earth's only defence ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat Fraley, Neil Ross, Vince Edwards, Ron Feinberg

Votes: 1,082

31. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci, Scott Nemes

Votes: 1,069

32. Valerie (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Jeremy Licht, Luis Daniel Ponce, Josh Taylor

Votes: 1,026

33. Defenders of the Earth (1986– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.4
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Four of the greatest comic strip heroes join forces to battle Ming the Merciless.

Stars: Loren Lester, Peter Renaday, Peter Mark Richman, Sarah Partridge

Votes: 955

34. The New Gidget (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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A woman, once free spirited and now married and determined, takes care of her young niece who reminds her of younger self in many ways.

Stars: Caryn Richman, Dean Butler, William Schallert, Sydney Penny

Votes: 896

35. My Little Pony 'n Friends (1986–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.6
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The story of a human named Megan in a world of magical ponies and their adventures together in Pony Land.

Stars: Sherry Lynn, Bettina Bush, Susan Blu, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 887

36. Double Dare (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

7.5
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One in a long-running series of game shows, where two-member teams of children compete to answer questions and complete stunts.

Stars: Marc Summers, David Faustino, Staci Keanan, John Harvey

Votes: 978

37. Macken (1986– )

40 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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The local authority wants to close down Roy and Roger's gas station and instead build a motorway where it is positioned. Roy and Roger try to stop it, of course. Will they succeed? Will ... See full summary »

Stars: Anders Eriksson, Jan Rippe, Knut Agnred, Claes Eriksson

Votes: 872

38. The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986–1989)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Four elite Galaxy Rangers with unique abilities defend law & order among the space colonies and protect humanity from the evil Crown Empire.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Bob Bottone, Laura Dean, Doug Preis

Votes: 837

39. Perihan Abla (1986–1988)

Comedy, Family, Romance

7.6
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Add a Plot

Stars: Seyyal Taner, Perran Kutman, Sevket Altug, Ercan Yazgan

Votes: 814

40. Ganbare! Kikkâzu (1986– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Add a Plot

Stars: Yûko Kobayashi, Tarako, Michie Tomizawa, Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 772

41. Pound Puppies (1986–1988)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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Saturday-morning cartoon series whose main characters, the wrinkled Pound Puppies, were inspired by the popular line of stuffed toys. Here, the Pound Puppies lived at the pound, but could ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrienne Alexander, Ruth Buzzi, Pat Carroll, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 750

42. Maison Ikkoku (1986–1988)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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The misadventures of a young student and his landlady's romance.

Stars: Terry Klassen, Sharon Alexander, Kazuyo Aoki, Nicole Bouma

Votes: 707

43. Bread (1986–1991)

70 min | Comedy

6.2
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The Liverpool-based Boswell family are experts at exploiting the system to get by in life. Despite the fact that none of the Boswells are officially employed, they manage to live a fairly ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Boht, Nick Conway, Jonathon Morris, Kenneth Waller

Votes: 662

44. Xi you ji (1986–2000)

Action, Adventure

8.8
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An account of the legendary pilgrimage of the Tang dynasty Buddhist monk Tang Shen who traveled to the "Western Regions", that is, Central Asia and India, to obtain Buddhist sacred texts (... See full summary »

Stars: Liu Xiao Ling Tong, Dehua Ma, Huaili Yan, Shaohua Xu

Votes: 634

45. Starman (1986–1987)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.9
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An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

Stars: Robert Hays, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh, Patrick Culliton

Votes: 559

46. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Lenore Smith, Robert Grubb, Maurie Fields, Val Jellay

Votes: 556

47. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 546

48. Zmiennicy (1986– )

58 min | Comedy

8.0
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A young girl finds job as a Warsaw taxi driver. She only needs to be dressed as a man and hide her identity at all times and circumstances.

Stars: Mieczyslaw Hryniewicz, Ewa Blaszczyk, Irena Kwiatkowska, Piotr Pregowski

Votes: 538