New Series List 1982
Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
T.J. Hooker premieres on ABC
Cagney & Lacey (1982–1988).
The $25,000 Pyramid (1982–1988).
Family Ties (1982–1989).
Silver Spoons (1982–1987).
Knight Rider (1982–1986).
Remington Steele (1982–1987).
St. Elsewhere (1982–1988).
The Young Ones (1982, 1984).
American Playhouse (1982–1994).
Miniseries List 1982
The Blue and the Gray
The Executioner's Song
Dramatic Adventure of Sara Dane
Women of the Sun
Once Upon a Time... Space
Most Watched 1982-1983
1. 60 Minutes
4. Magnum, P.I.
6. Three's Company
7. Simon & Simon
8. Falcon Crest
9. The Love Boat
10. The A-Team
11. Monday Night Football
12. The Jeffersons
14. The Fall Guy
15. 9 to 5
Television News 1982
Bryant Gumbel Bryant Gumbel begins his 15 year stint became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs
Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live
Police Squad! airs on ABC (last episode was shown on July 8
Professional wrestler Jerry Lawler slaps actor Andy Kaufman in the face on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman. Kaufman responds by throwing coffee and shouting profanities at Lawler. The incident was later revealed to be staged.
Tom Wopat and John Schneider leave The Dukes of Hazzard in a much publicized contract dispute. Byron Cherry and Christopher Mayer are cast as Coy and Vance respectively. Bo and Luke were explained to have joined the NASCAR circuit, although Wopat and Schneider would return before season's end.
The Enemy's 1982 - 1983
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Ed Flanders, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Tyne Daly, Cagney and Lacey Cagney
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - James Coco, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Doris Roberts, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Comedy Series - Cheers (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Judd Hirsch, Taxi
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Shelley Long, Cheers
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Christopher Lloyd, Taxi
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Carol Kane, Taxi
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program Motown 25Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today, Forever
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special - Tommy Lee Jones, The Executioner's Song
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Barbara Stanwyck, The Thorn Birds, Part 1
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special - Richard Kiley, The Thorn Birds, Part 1
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Jean Simmons, The Thorn Birds
Outstanding Informational Series - The Barbara Walters Special (ABC)
Outstanding Children's Informational/Instructional Series (Daytime) - Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show - The New $25,000 Pyramid (CBS)
Outstanding Talk/Service Series - This Old House (PBS)
Series End 1982
Late Night with Tom Snyder (1973–1982).
The Lawrence Welk Show (1955–1982).
In Search of... (1977–1982).
WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982).
The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982).
Barney Miller (1975–1982).
Mork and Mindy (1978–1982).
Bosom Buddies (1980–1982).
Lou Grant (1977–1982).
TV Guide Schedule 1982