The Best TV Shows from 1983


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

10. The A-Team


The%20A-TeamFirst Aired: 23 January, 1983

The A-Team is a TV series starring George Peppard, Mr. T, and Dwight Schultz. Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn’t commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military.


9. 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.


8. 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…


7. V


VFirst Aired: 01 May, 1983

V is a TV mini-series starring Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, and Faye Grant. When aliens come to Earth to ask for our help, a few suspicious humans discover their horrific true intentions and prepare to resist.


6. Mama’s Family


Mama%27s%20FamilyFirst Aired: 22 January, 1983

Mama’s Family is a TV series starring Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, and Ken Berry. Mama’s Family originated with Thelma “Mama” Harper, and her younger sister Fran living together in Mama’s House.


5. Tales from the Darkside


Tales%20from%20the%20DarksideFirst Aired: 29 October, 1983

Tales from the Darkside is a TV series starring Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, and John Marzilli. A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures, and creepy, unexplained…



4. The Thorn Birds


The%20Thorn%20BirdsFirst Aired: 27 March, 1983

The Thorn Birds is a TV mini-series starring Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, and Christopher Plummer. In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful granddaughter of a vast sheep station owner stand…


3. 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.


2. Kyaputen Tsubasa


Kyaputen%20TsubasaFirst Aired: 13 October, 1983

Kyaputen Tsubasa is a TV series starring Arihiro Hase, K├┤ichi 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…


1. Dungeons & Dragons


Dungeons%20%26%20DragonsFirst Aired: 17 September, 1983

Dungeons & Dragons is a TV series starring Katie Leigh, Frank Welker, and Willie Aames. A group of kids are thrown into a fantasy world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant wants.