There were classic comedies such as Cheers, The Young Ones and Blackadder, thrilling romps like Knight Rider and Miami Vice and camptastic soaps like Knots Landing, Dynasty and Dallas.
The latter has been rebooted by TNT in the US and launches tomorrow night with old cast members (Larry Hagman) meeting new (Jesse Metcalfe) in the Southfork oil baron drama.
To celebrate the show's return, Tube Talk has put together a nostalgic look back at our favourite '80s TV shows from both the US and the UK.
Copyright: Rex Features Lorimar/EverettDallas will air in the UK on Channel 5 later this year. In the meantime, stick on your Frankie Says Relax T-shirt, scroll through our gallery and party like it's 1986 all over again.
What was your favourite '80s TV show? Let us know below!