How many 1980s action shows can you remember?

From cops and robbers to talking cars and aliens, I.D. them all!

The Eighties were an era of action! Movie stars cared more about muscle tone than Oscars.

There was no shortage of action on television, either. From cops and robbers to talking cars and aliens, there was just about every flavor of adventure on offer.

We've gathered just about every action show from the 1980s — detectives, pilots, cowboys, superheroes, time travelers and spies. And then we punched out of some words and letters. To give you a hand, we've provided the airdates. 

See if you can fill in the blanks and get at least 50 out of the 70. Yeah, it would have been awesome if there were a perfect 80 of them, but what can you do.
  1. _______ Vice (1984–90)
  2. Magnum, _._. (1980–88)
  3. The _-Team (1983–87)
  4. ___Gyver (1985–92)
  5. Star Trek: The Next _______ (1987–94)
  6. _______ Rider (1982–86)
  7. The _______ American Hero (1981–83)
  8. The Dukes of _______ (1979–85)
  9. The Incredible _______ (1977–82)
  10. C_ _ _S (1977–83)
  11. Remington _______ (1982–87)
  12. Simon ___ Simon (1981–89)
  13. _._. Hooker (1982–85)
  14. Scarecrow and ___ King (1983–87)
  15. The _______ Guy (1981–86)
  16. ___ Jump Street (1987–91)
  17. _______ : For Hire (1985–88)
  18. The _____lizer (1985–89)
  19. The _______ Zone (1985–89)
  20. Air_ _ _ _ (1984–87)
  21. _______ Street Blues (1981–87)
  22. ________ & McCormick (1983–86)
  23. Quantum _______ (1989–93)
  24. _______ Hammer! (1986–88)
  25. _______ Headroom (1987–88)
  26. Hart ____ Hart (1979–84)
  27. H_ _ _ _r (1984–91)
  28. Rip_____ (1984–86)
  29. Moon_______ (1985–89)
  30. _______ and the Fatman (1987–92)
  31. _______ Stories (1985–87)
  32. _: The Series
  33. _______ Beach (1988–91)
  34. _______ and the Beast (1987–90)
  35. Mickey Spillane's Mike _______ (1984–87)
  36. ______ray (1985–87)
  37. The Powers of _______ Star (1982–83)
  38. Tour of ______ (1987–90)
  39. The New Adventures of ______ Baxter (1987–88)
  40. A Man Called _______ (1989)
  41. Alien _______ (1989–90)
  42. Wise____ (1987–90)
  43. Super____ (1988–92)
  44. Mission: _______ (1988–90)
  45. ___ Wizard (1986–87)
  46. _____man (1983–84)
  47. Crime _______ (1986–88)
  48. _______ Thunder (1984)
  49. Code ______ (1981–820
  50. Tales of the Gold _______ (1982–83)
  51. Zorro and _______ (1983)
  52. Bret _______ (1981–82)
  53. Matt _______ (1982–85)
  54. _______ Knights (1987–88)
  55. Star_____ (1986–87)
  56. Wizards and _______ (1983)
  57. The _____wayman (1987–88)
  58. Freebie and the _______ (1980–81)
  59. _ _ _ _gers! (1982–82)
  60. Bring 'Em ______ Alive (1982–83)
  61. ____ Quest (1982)
  62. The Devlin _______ (1982)
  63. _______ Hawk (1985)
  64. _______ of Science (1985–86
  65. Man_ _ _ _ (1983)
  66. _______ Kids (1983–84)
  67. E_ _s (1980–81)
  68. _._. Starbuck (1987–88)
  69. B_ _ _er (1989–90)
  70. G_ _ _ _an (1982–83)

How many 1980s action shows can you remember?

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Rickey 1 month ago
You got 61 out of 70
You whipped right through that like a true action hero. Nice work!
EllisClevenger 2 months ago
You got 65 out of 70
You whipped right through that like a true action hero. Nice work!
EllisClevenger 4 months ago
You got 61 out of 70
You whipped right through that like a true action hero. Nice work!
CaptainDunsel 4 months ago
69 of 70. Don't know *how* the I managed to miss "Simon & Simon"!
LindaWilliams 5 months ago
You got 51 out of 70
You whipped right through that like a true action hero. Nice work!
Geronimo LindaWilliams 5 months ago
Nope🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Amalthea 5 months ago
It says 64 out of 70, but it should actually be 66 out of 70. Twice I clicked on the correct answer, but it showed that I clicked on a different, wrong answer. I know where I clicked! (side note: boy, did this quiz send me down a serious nostalgia hole!)
dcguys56 Amalthea 5 months ago
It kept doing that to me. I gave up & just kept my own score. (No, I didn't cheat!) *shrugs*
Dennis 5 months ago
38/70 The longer the quiz the more I got wrong.
Geronimo Dennis 5 months ago
What a dummy😢😕👎
MrHaney 5 months ago
59 out of 70. Didn't watch sci-fi, so missed a lot of those. Remembered watching cop and detective shows with my late dad. Thanks for the great memories!
Geronimo MrHaney 5 months ago
No wonder Mr Haney was a con artist and looked stupid on Green Acres 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
djw1120 5 months ago
60 out of 70
A lot of them I never heard of and a lot of them I guessed.
Some guessed right, some guessed wrong.
MrBill 6 months ago
59/70; Four I never heard of but I blew the other 7. I went thru the quiz too quickly and missed seven questions I should have gotten right. My score was still pretty good anyhow.
Dale 6 months ago
I got the same..."You whipped right through that like a true action hero. Nice work!" as people who did FAR better than me, yet I only got 53 out of 70 correct. There were a LOT of shows that were short season runs that I had NEVER even heard of. Sadly I messed up on a few that I was not only familiar with but were shows I liked but was tripped up by the spelling, etc.
Geronimo Dale 5 months ago
Stick to your day job and don't take anymore quizzes👍
EOIRT 6 months ago
A number of those shows I never even heard of. I started fading from watching TV in the 80's. All of my guesses were dead wrong. It's either you know them or you don't. You guys ripped us on a couple by being politically correct with the spelling. Despite all that, i guess 57 out of 70 still isn't too bad.
Lacey 6 months ago
67/70
I am sorry but on #17 you were just being mean.
AgingDisgracefully 6 months ago
71. What's more boring?
Score reporting or want ads?
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If you want spam then check out the posts from "RubyBAntoine"
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