Television in the ‘80s was a far cry from our current era of “peak TV,” but it was decade filled with some real classics.
Thirty years ago, shows like “Cheers,” “Family Ties,” “Hill Street Blues,” and “Murder, She Wrote” were among the nominees at the 1986 Emmy Awards.
With this year’s awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences airing live on Sunday, let’s take a quick look back and remember the year when “Golden Girls” and “Cagney & Lacey” took home the night’s top awards and Michael J. Fox, Betty White, William Daniels and Sharon Gless were honored for their acting abilities.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.
CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Sharon Gless’ last name was misspelled.
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