Can you complete the names of these forgotten 1980s TV flops?

We're so sure some of these '80s shows will stump you.

In the 1980s, TV wasn't afraid to get a little loud and in some cases, super wacky. Amid unusual premises that surprisingly hit (like ALF or Quantum Leap), we also saw a string of misses that maybe took us just a bit too far out of our comfort zones or straight-up couldn't compete with the Cheers-es of the world.

Here, you have a chance to revisit shows you maybe haven't thought of in decades. Some were critically acclaimed. Others were spin-offs. They all featured major stars. And yet not one of them stuck around longer than two seasons, and most couldn't even make it through a single season run.

Ready for a blast from your more obscure '80s past? Take the quiz below and see how many shows you're so sure you remember. Good luck!

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  1. In 1984, this 'Three's Company' sequel didn't quite take off. Can you pick the right word to complete the series name?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. This short-lived 'Tron'-like series also debuted in the '80s. Which title below correctly completes the series name?
    Image: 20th Television
  3. This ABC series ran for two season. Which name completes the series name?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
  4. Lorne Michaels launched this riff on SNL that aired on Friday nights in 1984 (before low ratings put a stop to that). Which word is missing from the show title below?
    Image: NBC / YouTube
  5. In the 1980s, Stephen J. Cannell brought us 'The A-Team' and '21 Jump Street,' but can you complete the name of this forgotten '80s series from the TV hitmaker?
    Image: ABC
  6. This 1980s flop was kind of like 'The Fugitive,' but featured a female lead. Can you pick the right word to complete the series name below?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. In 1987, actress Frances McDormand co-starred in this single-season detective show. Can you choose the right word to complete the series name?
    Image: 20th Century Fox Television / YouTube
  8. From 1982 to 1983, if you blinked, you might've missed this adventure series about a big game trapper. What word is missing from the series name below?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Actress Juliette Lewis was the teen daughter on this 1987 family sitcom cancelled in its first season. Can you pick the right name to complete the series title?
    Image: Sony Pictures Television / YouTube
  10. In 1982, actor Michael Keaton starred in this sitcom about a parole officer. Do you remember his character's name, which completes the series title below?
    Image: CBS / YouTube
Can you complete the names of these forgotten 1980s TV flops?

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