Category Archives: 80s TV Shows

“Dynasty” Diva Joan Collins: An ’80s Icon

  Actress Joan Collins, who played Alexis Carrington, John Forsythe’s vindictive ex wife on “Dynasty,” helped to set the bar when it came to malicious scheming, cat-fighting and starting fashion trends. Today, Collins continues to challenge herself with writing books … Continue reading

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Smurfs became a hit in the 1980s, and they’ve never really gone away

  Ah, to be a middle-aged Smurf. The little blue creatures may have turned 50 but they face no mid-life crisis. More than two decades removed from the height of Smurfmania in the United States, they still manage to bring in … Continue reading

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Return to Southfork… Fans Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Dallas”

Larry Hagman was reluctant to be on a new TV show called “Dallas” when he first read the script in the late 1970s, figuring there wouldn’t be any money in it. But his wife persuaded him to give the role … Continue reading

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1980s Hit Show “V” to Invade Prime-Time Television

  The 1980s miniseries about invading alien lizards on earth, V, will be making its comeback on ABC, reports Variety news. Aboard the new adaptation of the franchise is two time Emmy nominated co-creator/producer of The 4400, Scott Peters, as writer. Peters comments that he “wasn’t looking … Continue reading

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80s TV teen success stories

Neil Patrick HarrisWe always knew we loved Doogie, but we never knew we’d love him as much as we did when Neil Patrick Harris played a parody of himself in “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle” in 2004. Even … Continue reading

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The Next 80s TV show to be made into a movie? The Greatest American Hero

The 80s cult TV series “The Greatest American Hero” is coming to a theater near you. Creator Stephen J. Cannell confirms that the project is in the development stages. Cannell told the audience at a panel at the Screen Actors … Continue reading

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NBC going back to the 80s for new TV show

  NBC has ordered up a one hour pilot for “Lost in the 80s”.  The show is described as an 80s version of the Wonder Years, which makes sense since the show was created by Wonder Years writer Bob Brush.  In … Continue reading

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’80s Star Mackenzie Phillips Arrested at LAX for Drug Possession

  Balloons and baggies filled with heroin and cocaine were found on the actress at airport screening Wednesday morning. Actress Mackenzie Phillips, from One Day at a Time, was arrested Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport for drug possession, according … Continue reading

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Top 16 80s Kids’ Cartoon Villains

 The folks over at HecklerSpray have put together another great 80s list… Did you know that the voice of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles baddie Shredder was actually voiced by Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air? No? Neither … Continue reading

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‘Psych,’ ’80s live in perfect harmony

  James Roday and Dulé Hill are reciting the television influences from their favorite decade. “‘Cosby,’ ‘The Facts of Life,’ ‘Family Ties,’” Hill says during a conference call with reporters. “ ‘A Different World,’ ‘Growing Pains.’” “‘Alf,’” Roday adds. “‘Alf’ … Continue reading

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