The Best TV Shows from 1988

Below is our top ten list of the best TV shows which first started broadcasting in 1988.

10. Roseanne

RoseanneFirst Aired: 18 October, 1988

Roseanne is a TV series starring Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Laurie Metcalf. A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom “Roseanne”, which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

9. Murphy Brown

Murphy%20BrownFirst Aired: 14 November, 1988

Murphy Brown is a TV series starring Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, and Robert Pastorelli. The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a television journalist.

8. The Wonder Years

The%20Wonder%20YearsFirst Aired: 31 January, 1988

The Wonder Years is a TV series starring Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, and Daniel Stern. Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually…

7. Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers

Chip%20%27n%27%20Dale%20Rescue%20RangersFirst Aired: 04 March, 1989

Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers is a TV series starring Peter Cullen, Tress MacNeille, and Corey Burton. Disney’s fun-loving chipmunks are re-imagined as the leaders of a team of pint-sized crime-fighters.

6. Red Dwarf

Red%20DwarfFirst Aired: 15 February, 1988

Red Dwarf is a TV series starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, and Danny John-Jules. The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

5. Garfield and Friends

Garfield%20and%20FriendsFirst Aired: 17 September, 1988

Garfield and Friends is a TV series starring Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, and Gregg Berger. Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm…

4. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The%20Lion%2C%20the%20Witch%20and%20the%20WardrobeFirst Aired: 13 November, 1988

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a TV mini-series starring Richard Dempsey, Sophie Cook, and Jonathan R. Scott. Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the…

3. Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery%20Science%20Theater%203000First Aired: 24 November, 1988

Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a TV series starring Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, and Trace Beaulieu. In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on…

2. The Kids in the Hall

The%20Kids%20in%20the%20HallFirst Aired: 16 October, 1988

The Kids in the Hall is a TV series starring Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, and Kevin McDonald. The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

1. Mahabharat

MahabharatFirst Aired: 02 October, 1988

Mahabharat is a TV series starring Harish Bhimani, Nitish Bharadwaj, and Mukesh Khanna. A dynastic struggle occurs for the throne of Hastinapur, the kingdom ruled by the Kuru clan, between the Kauravas and Pandavas, collateral…