Networks like TV Land and Nickelodeon make it their job to bring back classic TV sitcoms from the past; but there are a lot of shows that I remember watching as a kid that are nowhere to be seen on TV these days (with the exception of the occasional reference in Family Guy).
So what shows do you remember watching that are completely MIA from television right now?
WKRP in Cincinatti - If you've never seen this show, you're definitely missing out.
Facts of Life - If not for Family Guy, most people wouldn't even know this show ever existed.
The Bob Newhart Show - a lot funnier than his follow up series, Newhart
Head of the Class - Howard Hessman's next series after WKRP, about a classroom full of genius students, also introduced Robin Givens (Mike Tyson's wife/punching bag)
Tour of Duty - CBS' attempt to make a "realistic" Vietnam drama, I loved this show, but it hasn't aged well at all
China Beach - ABC's answer to Tour of Duty, but more like a serious version of M*A*S*H set in Vietnam. Starred Dana Delaney, Marg Helgenberger (C.S.I), Michael Boatman (Spin City) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager)
SuperCarrier - a horrible show that tried to cash in on the Top Gun craze, only with a shoestring budget, so they had to rely purely on grainy, stock footage of jets from previous wars - the overall effect was much worse than it sounds.
Amen - Sherman Hemsley's post-Jeffersons show about a shady church deacon
The Hogan Family - The show that introduced Jason Bateman
A Different World - The Cosby kid spin off show, that only really took off after they got rid of the Cosby kid.
The Flash - the show about the DC superhero, The Flash, inspired by the success of Batman, I haven't watched this in years; but I'm sure my memories are better than the actual show
Alien Nation - the sci-fi TV show inspired by the movie
Perfect Strangers - one of my favorite shows, which Family Matters was a spin-off of (the elevator attendant from Perfect Strangers spun off as the mom on Family Matters)
Too Close for Comfort - don't remember too much about this show other than the "goofy" neighbor character who came out of the closet in real life
3rd Rock from the Sun - why does nobody play this show anymore? It was one of the funniest things on TV... ever.
I'm sure I'll remember more later