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The 80s gave birth to some of the greatest TV shows of all time! As someone who grew up in the 80s, I have very fond memories of some of the biggest and best TV shows of the 80s. Today I am having a little bit of fun as I look at what I feel were the 10 most groundbreaking American TV shows from that period.

Please keep in mind that these are the shows that struck a chord with me, I will give my reasons for why I think they are so groundbreaking. Also, some of these shows did start in the 70s or maybe even creep into the 90s, but they still were represented and aired in the 80s. If you disagree with my choices, hit the rewind button on your VHS and come up with your own list of the top 10 most groundbreaking American TV shows.

V: 1984 – 1985

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Dallas: 1978 – 1991

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The Golden Girls: 1985 – 1992

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The Facts of Life: 1979 – 1988

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Cheers: 1982 – 1993

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Knight Rider: 1982 – 1986

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Quantum Leap: 1989 – 1993

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The Wonder Years: 1988 – 1993

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Miami Vice: 1984 – 1989

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The A-Team: 1983 – 1987

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