1981 TV Show Debuts

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1. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 41,887

2. The Smurfs (1981–1990)

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

The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 14,014

3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

Stars: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson

Votes: 9,502

4. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 6,549

5. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 5,969

6. The Fall Guy (1981–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure

The adventures of a film stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow.

Stars: Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, Heather Thomas, Markie Post

Votes: 5,610

7. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Stars: William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Michael Paré

Votes: 4,100

8. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 3,966

9. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 2,948

10. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey, Brian Trueman

Votes: 2,866

11. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

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

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, John Karlen

Votes: 2,927

12. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981–1986)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar.

Stars: Dan Gilvezan, Kathy Garver, Frank Welker, Stan Lee

Votes: 2,548

13. Around the World with Willy Fog (1981– )

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A furry version of Jules Verne's classic adventure story of a British gentleman's challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.

Stars: Banjô Ginga, Ichirô Nagai, Ken'ichi Ogata, Gregory Snegoff

Votes: 2,475

14. Gimme a Break! (1981–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Nell Carter, Lara Jill Miller, Kari Michaelsen, Lauri Hendler

Votes: 2,268

15. Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds (1981– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

In 17th century France, young Dogtanian travels to Paris to fulfill his ambition to become one of the King's Musketeers. He befriends Athos, Porthos and Aramis and falls in love with Juliette. A doggy version of the tale.

Stars: Eduardo Jover, Gloria Cámara, Manuel Peiró, Jesús Nieto

Votes: 1,986

16. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

30 min | News

"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world.

Stars: Nancy O'Dell, Kevin Frazier, Mark Steines, Nischelle Turner

Votes: 1,781

17. Postman Pat (1981–2006)

G | 15 min | Animation, Family

This classic children's series follows the adventures of everyone's favourite postman as he carries out his mail rounds in the village of Greendale.

Stars: Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Archie Panjabi, Melissa Sinden

Votes: 1,917

18. Ulysses 31 (1981–1982)

25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To return home and restore his cursed crew, a great hero of space and his child companions must find the Kingdom of Hades against all evil opposition.

Stars: Matt Birman, Jacques Ebner, Claude Giraud, Séverine Morisot

Votes: 1,666

19. SCTV Network (1981–1983)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy

Comedy parody about TV.

Stars: John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin

Votes: 1,442

20. Wetten, dass..? (1981– )

165 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

Each show has several celebrities invited who have to bet on different contestant(s) achieving his/her/their goal of performing a stunt. If the celebrities fail to anticipate whether their ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Frank Elstner, Mirjam Weichselbraun, Jessica Schwarz

Votes: 1,029

21. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 1,114

22. Verano azul (1981–1982)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This series is about the adventures of a bunch of youngsters during their Summer holiday in a small town in the Southern Coast of Spain. The seven kids: Quique, Javi, Pancho, Bea, Desi, ... See full summary »

Stars: María Garralón, Pilar Torres, Cristina Torres, Juanjo Artero

Votes: 841

23. Urusei yatsura (1981–1986)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

The series begins when aliens from the planet Oniboshi invade Earth. They agree to leave only if Earth's champion can defeat the Oni champion in a game of tag within a ten-day time limit. ... See full summary »

Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Saeko Shimazu, Akira Kamiya

Votes: 759

24. Spider-Man (1981–1982)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The web slinging superhero battles crime in New York City.

Stars: Ted Schwartz, William Woodson, Mona Marshall, Morgan Lofting

Votes: 876

25. Hello! Sandy Bell (1981– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure

Hello! Sandybell is the story of a girl who lives in Scotland with her father. She spends her time playing with her faithful dog (Oliver) and her friends. One day she meets the Countess of ... See full summary »

Stars: Yuriko Yamamoto, Kaneto Shiozawa, Sean Hayes, Minori Matsushima

Votes: 676

26. Blackstar (1981–1982)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

An astronaut, stranded on a primitive planet in a distant universe, fights against the tyranny of the Overlord.

Stars: George DiCenzo, Linda Gary, Patrick Pinney, Alan Oppenheimer

Votes: 609

27. A Case for Two (1981– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

German crime series, centering around a succession of lawyers and a private investigator and former police officer, who typically team up to clear a client of the lawyer, who is usually an innocent suspect in a murder case.

Stars: Claus Theo Gärtner, Renate Kohn, Paul Frielinghaus, Rainer Hunold

Votes: 594



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