Who are these celebrities on the cover of TV Guide in 1989?

They were the A-list thirty years ago.

What can you get for 75¢ these days? Not much. Three decades ago, a few quarters would buy you the entire world of television. 

TV Guide was a must-have for TV viewers. Almost literally. How else could you find out what was going to be on every night? "But you can pull up the listings on your screen now," young people might be saying. Sure, but can you put that into your pocket?

Right, your phones, okay. But the TV Guide had more than listings! The weekly magazine interviewed celebrities, too! And put them on the cover! And if you dropped it in water, well, it was a lot less traumatic. Remember, it only cost 65¢.

See if you can I.D. these stars who graced the cover of TV Guide Magazine in 1989.

  1. Try to hit the bullseye. She played which Cheers character?
  2. Which sitcom dad is this?
  3. Hey, Doog! Who played this boy doctor?
  4. These two sitcom stars married in 1989. Name their two shows.
  5. In 1988, she won acclaim for her role in which hit comedy film?
  6. You know the man with the 'stache. He previously played this character on television.
  7. You know her best for playing a girl named…
  8. Who is hugging Elizabeth Taylor? (Hint: He was the second guy ever chosen as People's "Sexiest Man Alive.")
  9. Who is this news figure?
  10. These two women (the adults, not the babies) could be found on which two sitcoms?

Who are these celebrities on the cover of TV Guide in 1989?

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Craigg 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 10
Which '80s show was your favorite?
TVFF 2 months ago
10 out of 10, very rare for me. The only Tonight Show taping I ever saw in person had Mark Harmon as the main guest and it was guest-hosted by Joan Rivers.
Lillyrose 2 months ago
9 out of 10. “Newhart” is definitely my favorite 80’s show! It’s hilarious! Speaking of “Newhart,” I hope that MeTV will air “Newhart!”
Hollie Lillyrose 1 month ago
that is the worst show ever on tv and i watched it back in the 70's
Lillyrose Hollie 1 month ago
Bob Newhart starred in 2 T.V. shows. "The Bob Newhart Show" was on in the 70's. I don't like that show, either. "Newhart" was on in the 80's, and is a lot better and funnier.
JoeyZone11 Hollie 1 month ago
No way. Bob Hartley was hillarious.
Allison 2 months ago
9/10 didn't know the Burt Reynolds character
Runeshaper 2 months ago
You got 8 out of 10
Which '80s show was your favorite? I don't think I can choose 1 80s favorite, but I loved Alf & Taxi!
DavidBarker 2 months ago
7 of 10...missed 1, 5, 6...ugh
Mobius 2 months ago
You got 8 out of 10. I do miss TV Guide.
Wiseguy 2 months ago
R.I.P. TV Guide 1953-2005.
RobCertSDSCascap Wiseguy 2 months ago
If it died, it didn't stay dead.
Kelle 2 months ago
Ironically, Julia Duffy was the reason I quit watching Newhart (not the lady herself, but her character). Stephanie the stuck-up stupid bimbo walked through the door and common sense went out the window.
MrBill 2 months ago
9/10; missed the last one - I do not know those two actresses that well and never watched the shows they were on.
Utzaake 2 months ago
9/10. #6.
4. Deadwood's George Hearst.
DarrylHeine 2 months ago
No 1989 TV Guide cover of Oprah Winfrey on Ann Margaret's body?
Muleskinner 2 months ago
10/10. I had to guess on a couple of them.
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