The ’80s was a good era for television. Those ten years gave the world Cheers, Family Ties, Hill Street Blues and The Golden Girls, to name just a few. However, plenty of that decade’s shows subsequently slipped into obscurity – there were a lot of toy line and video game animated spinoffs to keep track of, after all – and they never really resurfaced. Until now!
40. Three’s a Crowd
Just days after Three’s Company came to an end, its spinoff series Three’s a Crowd debuted. This show revolved around John Ritter’s Jack moving in with his new girlfriend, who doesn’t want to get married. “This series will explore, in depth, the problems that beset a young couple living together,” ABC announced in 1984, according to The New York Times. But, alas, the show was gone by the following year.
39. She’s the Sheriff
She’s the Sheriff was first broadcast in 1987 and featured Suzanne Somers in her first TV role after Three’s Company. However, that wasn’t enough to make it any good. The story of a woman who becomes sheriff of a town in Nevada failed to capture the attention of audiences, and it was canceled in 1989. To add insult to injury, in 2002 TV Guide listed it as one of the worst shows of all time.