The Best TV Shows from 1989

Below is our top ten list of the best TV shows which first started broadcasting in 1989.

10. Baywatch

BaywatchFirst Aired: 22 September, 1989

Baywatch is a TV series starring David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, and Yasmine Bleeth. At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and…

9. Family Matters

Family%20MattersFirst Aired: 22 September, 1989

Family Matters is a TV series starring Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, and Kellie Shanygne Williams. The Winslow family deal with various misadventures, many of them caused by their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve…

8. Saved by the Bell

Saved%20by%20the%20BellFirst Aired: 20 August, 1989

Saved by the Bell is a TV series starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, and Dustin Diamond. A close-knit group of six friends get through their teens together while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

7. The Simpsons

The%20SimpsonsFirst Aired: 17 December, 1989

The Simpsons is a TV series starring Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, and Harry Shearer. The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

6. Seinfeld

SeinfeldFirst Aired: 05 July, 1989

Seinfeld is a TV series starring Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards. The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.

5. Quantum Leap

Quantum%20LeapFirst Aired: 26 March, 1989

Quantum Leap is a TV series starring Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, and Deborah Pratt. During a government experiment into time travel, a scientist finds himself trapped in the past, “leaping” into the bodies of different people on a…

4. Twin Peaks

Twin%20PeaksFirst Aired: 08 April, 1990

Twin Peaks is a TV series starring Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, and Mädchen Amick. An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

3. Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto

Dragon%20Ball%20Z%3A%20Doragon%20b%C3%B4ru%20zettoFirst Aired: 26 April, 1989

Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto is a TV series starring Jôji Yanami, Kyle Hebert, and Masako Nozawa. The adventures of Earth’s martial arts defender Son Goku continue with a new family and the revelation of his alien origin. Now…

2. Poirot

PoirotFirst Aired: 08 January, 1989

Poirot is a TV series starring David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, and Philip Jackson. The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

1. Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder%20Goes%20ForthFirst Aired: 28 September, 1989

Blackadder Goes Forth is a TV series starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, and Stephen Fry. Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.