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The Cosby ShowThe Cosby Show
NBC, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Romance
Rating: 3.5/5

The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.


Doogie Howser, M.D.Doogie Howser, M.D.
ABC, 1989 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Family, Medical
Rating: 2.9/5

Meet Doogie Howser, a teenage prodigy who becomes a board-certified surgeon at 16, balancing his medical career with the struggles of adolescence. Watch as Doogie navigates the challenges of growing up while working at a hospital, forming relationships and making tough decisions.


AnneAnne
ITV, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama
Rating: 4/5

A drama about the inspirational woman who dedicated her life to campaigning for justice following her son's death at Hillsborough. The mini-series, Anne, which will depict how Anne Williams challenged medical evidence following her son's original inquest, and refused to accept its verdict of accidental death.


Police Squad!Police Squad!
ABC, 1982 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Crime
Rating: 4/5

Before the Naked Gun movie series, there was Police Squad! Police Squad! is a short series released by ABC in 1982. The creators of this series went on to create the Naked Gun movies (and had previously made the Airplane! spoof movie in 1980).


A Bit of Fry and LaurieA Bit of Fry and Laurie
BBC One, 1989 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Sketch/Improv | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

"A Bit of Fry and Laurie" was an English sketch-based comedy. It starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who also doubled as the show's writers. The show aired in 4 separate series on BBC 2 between 1989 and 1995. A Bit of Fry and Laurie received excellent reviews for its innovative approach to comedy.


TransformersTransformers
Syndicated, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Rating: 3.2/5

"Many millions of years ago, on the planet Cybertron, life existed, but not life as we know it today. Intelligent robots that could think and feel inhabited the cities. They were called Autobots and Decepticons. But the brutal Decepticons were driven by a single goal: Total Domination. They set out to destroy the peace loving Autobots and the war between the forces of good and evil raged across Cybertron, devastating all in its path and draining the planet's once rich resources of energy. The Autobots, on the verge of extinction, battled valiantly to survive..." In 1984, America was introduced to the new and revolutionary toy line of The Transformers. This toy line was pioneer by featuring action figures that were "robots in disguise". A subsequent cartoon show and a comic book series were created to support the toy line, which quickly became one of the most successful of all times. The television series was on air for 3 years, and captured the imaginations of millions of children all over the world.


The EqualizerThe Equalizer
CBS, 1985 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Rating: 3.3/5

Crime/adventure drama about disillusioned intelligence agent Robert McCall who quits his profession and becomes a private detective in New York City. The series ran for four years on CBS and starred Edward Woodward as McCall.


They Call Me MagicThey Call Me Magic
Apple TV+, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Sports, Documentary, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

With unprecedented access, the docuseries explores Earvin "Magic" Johnson's remarkable journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Michigan to becoming the global force he is today, "They Call Me Magic" features intimate interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup, as the docuseries charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era.


Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost ChildrenAtlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children
HBO Max, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Crime, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer

This docuseries explores the period between 1979 and 1981 when at least 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared or were murdered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Family TiesFamily Ties
NBC, 1982 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family
Rating: 4.5/5

Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989. The sitcom reflected the move in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s.


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