Which of these iconic Nineties shows actually started in the 1980s?

Try to place these premieres in the right decade!

Iconic shows like Full House, Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Seinfeld will forever be tied to the 1990s. It’s the decade when all these shows really hit their stride and became massive hits. But two out of those four actually started in the late 1980s.

It’s the same for teen shows like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Saved by the Bell or sci-fi series like Quantum Leap and The X-Files. All are associated with the Nineties but a few started the decade prior.

Here are 20 hit shows from the Nineties. Can you guess which ones actually premiered in the Eighties?

  1. When did this fan-favorite sitcom start?
  2. When did this small town crime show start?
  3. When did this iconic sci-fi show start?
  4. When did this family favorite start?
  5. When did this coming-of-age sitcom start?
  6. When did this Chuck Norris action series start?
  7. When did this show about nothing start?
  8. When did this Dick Van Dyke mystery series start?
  9. When did this sarcastic sitcom start?
  10. When did this Western start?
  11. When did this teen series start?
  12. When did this long-running animated favorite start?
  13. When did this Will Smith sitcom start?
  14. When did this high school sitcom start?
  15. When did this iconic sitcom start?
  16. When did this Fran Drescher favorite start?
  17. When did this time travel series start?
  18. When did this Tim Allen sitcom start?
  19. When did this Martin Lawrence sitcom start?
  20. When did this Neil Patrick Harris series start?

Which of these iconic Nineties shows actually started in the 1980s?

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Moverfan 9 months ago
Watched Walker, Diagnosis: Murder, Doogie Howser and The Nanny. I've seen one episode of the X-Files (because Richard Belzer was a guest star), might have eventually discovered Family Matters if they hadn't brought in Urkle the jerk and wouldn't watch Friends if you paid me.
TheSentinel 10 months ago
Missed Doogie Howser and Seinfeld.
327053 10 months ago
Missed Diagnosis Murder and Home Improvement. Never watched those shows anyway.🥱
pumkinheadfan 10 months ago
18/20 I knew A Different World was the spin off of The Cosby Show, But didn't know 100% what year it started and I should've known Family Matters was 80's as well since Full House was as well. I remember watching them both on TGIF with Step by Step, Mr. Belvedere and even Dinosaurs! So frustrating...
327053 pumkinheadfan 10 months ago
I remember watching TGIF! That block of shows were amazing! When TV was the best!👍
MichaelSkaggs 10 months ago
I got 14/20. I was on a roll then missed three straight.
richardkel 10 months ago
17/20. Lots of guesses. Several of these were very close to the end of the80"s or beginning of the 90's.
grandpa5741 10 months ago
11/20 what the heck, I’m in my 60’s.😃
Muleskinner 10 months ago
14/20. That was a tough one! 😓
jonethree 10 months ago
From what I have read about Bob Saget he was pretty adult with his jokes and actions around the kids on Full House. Why are you putting him up on a pedestal?
LalaLucy 10 months ago
19/20. 1989 was going through my head for Seinfeld but second guessed myself. And I knew the rest less from watching and more from faithfully reading my mom's TV Guides growing up. For some inexplicable reason, I had a thing for reading about the new TV season's offerings before switching over to Nick at Nite. 😄
Snickers LalaLucy 10 months ago
Ah yes, Nick at Night, those were the good old days.
DerekBird 10 months ago
You got 13 out of 20
Were you shocked by any of these answers? How did you do?

I hate 80s sitcoms.
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