The Best TV Shows from 1978

Below is our top ten list of the best TV shows which first started broadcasting in 1978.

10. Dallas

DallasFirst Aired: 02 April, 1978

Dallas is a TV series starring Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, and Patrick Duffy. J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with…

9. Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar%20GalacticaFirst Aired: 17 September, 1978

Battlestar Galactica is a TV series starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, and Dirk Benedict. After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate…

8. Diff’rent Strokes

Diff%27rent%20StrokesFirst Aired: 03 November, 1978

Diff’rent Strokes is a TV series starring Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, and Conrad Bain. The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

7. Mork & Mindy

Mork%20%26%20MindyFirst Aired: 14 September, 1978

Mork & Mindy is a TV series starring Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, and Ralph James. A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

6. Top Gear

Top%20GearFirst Aired: 13 July, 1978

Top Gear is a TV series starring Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, and Quentin Willson. Quentin, Tiff, Vicki and others look at all things car-related.

5. Taxi

TaxiFirst Aired: 12 September, 1978

Taxi is a TV series starring Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, and Danny DeVito. The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

4. WKRP in Cincinnati

WKRP%20in%20CincinnatiFirst Aired: 18 September, 1978

WKRP in Cincinnati is a TV series starring Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, and Loni Anderson. The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

3. Holocaust

HolocaustFirst Aired: 16 April, 1978

Holocaust is a TV mini-series starring Joseph Bottoms, Tovah Feldshuh, and Rosemary Harris. The saga of a Jewish family’s struggle to survive the horror of Nazi Germany’s systematic marginalization and extermination of their…

2. Mirai shônen Konan

Mirai%20sh%C3%B4nen%20KonanFirst Aired: 04 April, 1978

Mirai shônen Konan is a TV series starring Noriko Ohara, Masatô Ibu, and Mieko Nobusawa. After the world is nearly destroyed by a war, a young boy and his friends must fight to save the world from those who seek to conquer what is…

1. Matador

MatadorFirst Aired: 11 November, 1978

Matador is a TV series starring Jørgen Buckhøj, Buster Larsen, and Ghita Nørby. A man comes to Korsbæk, Denmark, in 1929, opens a women’s clothing store in competition with an established one – bringing him up against the…