The Best TV Shows from 1982

Below is our top ten list of the best TV shows which first started broadcasting in 1982.

10. Knight Rider

Knight%20RiderFirst Aired: 26 September, 1982

Knight Rider is a TV series starring David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, and Richard Basehart. A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

9. Cheers

CheersFirst Aired: 30 September, 1982

Cheers is a TV series starring Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, and John Ratzenberger. The regulars of the Boston bar “Cheers” share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows…

8. Family Ties

Family%20TiesFirst Aired: 22 September, 1982

Family Ties is a TV series starring Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, and Meredith Baxter. Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child…

7. The Black Adder

The%20Black%20AdderFirst Aired: 20 June, 1982

The Black Adder is a TV series starring Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, and Elspet Gray. In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

6. Remington Steele

Remington%20SteeleFirst Aired: 01 October, 1982

Remington Steele is a TV series starring Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, and Doris Roberts. The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

5. Late Night with David Letterman

Late%20Night%20with%20David%20LettermanFirst Aired: 01 February, 1982

Late Night with David Letterman is a TV series starring David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, and Bill Wendell. Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

4. ‘Allo ‘Allo!

%27Allo%20%27Allo%21First Aired: 30 December, 1982

‘Allo ‘Allo! is a TV series starring Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, and Vicki Michelle. In France during World War II, Rene Artois runs a small cafĂ© where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs…

3. Newhart

NewhartFirst Aired: 25 October, 1982

Newhart is a TV series starring Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, and Tom Poston. The misadventures of an author turned innkeeper in rural Vermont and his friends.

2. The Young Ones

The%20Young%20OnesFirst Aired: 09 November, 1982

The Young Ones is a TV series starring Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, and Nigel Planer. The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher’s Britain.

1. Police Squad!

Police%20Squad%21First Aired: 04 March, 1982

Police Squad! is a TV series starring Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, and Rex Hamilton. Sight gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for the very successful “Naked Gun” film…