Premiered: January 23, 1983, on NBC
Premise: An adventure series about soldiers of fortune with bad attitudes and firepower to burn. Its breakout hero was Mr. T ('You better watch out, sucker!'), who, like his comrades, seldom took anything too seriously. In fact, despite some criticism of the show's seemingly nonstop explosions and gunplay, it was rare to see anyone really hurt. The series premiered Jan. 23, 1983 (right after the Super Bowl), and despite its late entry was NBC's top-rated show for the 1982-83 season.