The Best Family TV Shows from 1983

Below is our top ten list of the best Family TV Shows which first started broadcasting in 1983.

10. Inspector Gadget

Inspector%20GadgetFirst Aired: 12 September, 1983

Inspector Gadget is a TV series starring Don Adams, Holly Berger, and Frank Welker. A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work.

9. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

He-Man%20and%20the%20Masters%20of%20the%20UniverseFirst Aired: 05 September, 1983

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is a TV series starring John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, and Linda Gary. The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to…

8. Webster

WebsterFirst Aired: 16 September, 1983

Webster is a TV series starring Emmanuel Lewis, Alex Karras, and Susan Clark. The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former…

7. Alvin & the Chipmunks

Alvin%20%26%20the%20ChipmunksFirst Aired: 17 September, 1983

Alvin & the Chipmunks is a TV series starring Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, and Frank Welker. Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show…

6. Lucky Luke

Lucky%20LukeFirst Aired: 15 October, 1984

Lucky Luke is a TV series starring Jacques Thébault, Robert Ridgely, and William Callaway. An animated series based on the European comic book about an American cowboy described as “The man who shoots faster than his shadow.” Lucky…

5. Fraggle Rock

Fraggle%20RockFirst Aired: 10 January, 1983

Fraggle Rock is a TV series starring Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, and Kathryn Mullen. The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

4. La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog

La%20vuelta%20al%20mundo%20de%20Willy%20FogFirst Aired: 01 August, 1983

La vuelta al mundo de Willy Fog is a TV series starring Banjô Ginga, Ichirô Nagai, and Ken’ichi Ogata. A furry version of Jules Verne’s classic adventure story of a British gentleman’s challenge to circumnavigate the world in 80…

3. Kyaputen Tsubasa

Kyaputen%20TsubasaFirst Aired: 13 October, 1983

Kyaputen Tsubasa is a TV series starring Arihiro Hase, Kôichi Hashimoto, and Akari Hibino. Tsubasa Oozora is an 11-year-old elementary school student who is deeply in love with football and dreams of one day winning the FIFA World…

2. Reading Rainbow

Reading%20RainbowFirst Aired: 06 June, 1983

Reading Rainbow is a TV series starring LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, and Arnold Stang. Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children’s literature and explores their related subjects.

1. The Joy of Painting

The%20Joy%20of%20PaintingFirst Aired: 11 January, 1983

The Joy of Painting is a TV series starring Bob Ross, Steve Ross, and Dana Jester. In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.