The ’80s was a good era for television. After all, those ten years gave the world Cheers, Family Ties, Hill Street Blues and The Golden Girls, to name just a few classic series. However, plenty of that decade’s shows subsequently slipped into obscurity, never to really resurface – until now, that is.
40. Three’s a Crowd
Just days after Three’s Company came to an end, its spin-off series Three’s a Crowd debuted. That show revolved around John Ritter’s Jack moving in with his new girlfriend, who doesn’t want to get married. And according to The New York Times, ABC announced in 1984, “This series will explore, in depth, the problems that beset a young couple living together.” It couldn’t go too in-depth, though, as the show was axed the following year.
39. She’s the Sheriff
She’s the Sheriff began its run in 1987 and featured Suzanne Somers in her first TV role after Three’s Company. However, the story of a woman who becomes sheriff of a town in Nevada failed to capture the attention of audiences, leading to the show being canceled in 1989. To add insult to injury, in 2002 TV Guide named She’s the Sheriff as one of the worst small-screen series ever made.