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New Series 1985

 

ThunderCats (1985–1990).
EastEnders (1985— ).
Moonlighting (1985–1989).
Mr. Belvedere (1985–1990).
National Geographic Explorer (1985–present).
WWF Saturday Night's Main Event (1985–1992, 2006–present).
Larry King Live  (1985–).
The Golden Girls (1985–1992).
Growing Pains (1985–1992).
MacGyver (1985–1992).
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Miniseries of 1985

 

Alice in Wonderland
North and South

 

Most Watched 1985-1986

 

1. The Cosby Show          
2. Family Ties
3. Murder, She Wrote
4. 60 Minutes
5. Cheers
6. Dallas
7. Dynasty
8. The Golden Girls
9. Miami Vice
10. Who's the Boss?
11. Night Court
12. CBS Sunday Night Movie
13. Highway to Heaven
14. Kate & Allie
15. Monday Night Football



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Television News 1985


General Electric acquires RCA Corp and its subsidiary, NBC

 

VH1  launches in the United States.

 

The first episode of Saturday Night's Main Event airs on NBC, the first time that professional wrestling had aired on network television since the 1950s

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Elmo, a new character for Sesame Street, is introduced. In the same episode, the human cast of Sesame Street sees Aloysius Snuffleupagus for the first time since the character's 1971 introduction.

Actress Courteney Cox uses the word "period" (in the physical sense) on U.S. television for the first time, in a commercial for Tampax brand tampons.

 

The Emmy's 1985 - 1986


Outstanding Drama Series -  Cagney and Lacey
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - William Daniels, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Sharon Gless, Cagney and Lacey
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - John Karlen, Cagney and Lacey
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Bonnie Bartlett, St. Elsewhere
Outstanding Comedy Series - The Golden Girls
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Michael J. Fox, Family Ties
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Betty White, The Golden Girls
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Rhea Perlman, Cheers
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - John Larroquette, Night Court
Outstanding Miniseries - Peter the Great
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special - Dustin Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Marlo Thomas, Nobody's Child
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special - John Malkovich, Death of a Salesman
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - Colleen Dewhurst, Between Two Women
Outstanding Informational Series - (tie) Great Performances: Laurence Olivier: A Life , Planet Earth
Outstanding Informational Special - W. C. Fields Straight Up
Outstanding Children's Program (Prime Time) - Anne of Green Gables (PBS)
Outstanding Children's Series (Daytime) - Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show - The $25,000 Pyramid (CBS)
Outstanding Talk/Service Program - Donahue (Syndicated)

 

Series End 1985


The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)
Alice (1976–1985)
Are You Being Served? (UK) (1972–1985)
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972–1985)
Family Feud (1976–1985)
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV Guide Schedule 1985

 

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