Today, many of them are considered classics; 30 years ago, shows like ''M*A*S*H,'' ''Happy Days,'' and ''Three's Company'' were still in their prime(time). Revisit the most highly rated shows from a fondly remembered year for TV
20. Vega$ (ABC)
When this Aaron Spelling-produced drama debuted in 1978, it had everything a quality detective show should: a sexy leading man (Robert Urich as private eye Dan Tanna), a city full of sin (Las Vegas), and the kind of car that still gets mentioned anytime someone writes about the show 30 years later (a red Thunderbird). It also had a dollar sign instead of an 's' in the title. Which is awesome.
Seasons on DVD: None
NOTE: For this gallery, we used the 1978-'79 season ratings from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows
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