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At the time it was first placed on the air, expectations were low for The A-Team, but much like the characters on the show, the program was able to defy expectations and become incredibly successful. The A-Team premiered on NBC in January of 1983 immediately following that year's Super Bowl, and it was able to capture a football-fueled audience with its tales of ex military men trying to make it in the world by doing good things for others. The show is famous for the performances of its outstanding ensemble cast, as well as for a number of aspects which have reached iconic status over the years.

The A-Team tells the story of a group of American former military members who have become soldiers of fortune. They are shown to be on the run from the Army because they have been accused of a crime for which they are innocent. The group's primary motivation is to clear each member's name so that they can live the lives they deserve, but they also earn a living by helping others who have not been able to seek assistance through more conventional means. Each member of the team plays a unique, but necessary role within the group, and the interplay among the different personalities is a major reason why viewers find the show so charming. A typical episode will include a great mix of humor and action in addition to some terrific scenes of the team simply hanging out and enjoying the company of each other.

The A-Team is led by John Hannibal Smith who was played by actor George Peppard. Hannibal is joined by Templeton Face Peck, played by Dirk Benedict, H.M. Murdock, portrayed by Dwight Schultz and Bosco B.A. Baracus, played famously by Mr. T. All four team members were shown to be uniquely individual with their talents, but Baracus, as played by Mr. T., quickly became the standout character on the show with his singular style and no-nonsense attitude. Largely as a result of the popularity of Mr. T., the show became a huge hit for children, and it even spawned a famous line of lunch boxes and other kids' items that sold well.

The A-Team has been imitated often, but it will never be duplicated. Though a film version was released recently, it lacked the energy associated with the stars of the original program. Thankfully, the show is still available to watch in a number of places through repeat showings on various networks. Although the A-Team was not meant to become a huge hit, it succeeded against all odds, and it lives on to this day as a classic of American television.

The A-Team is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (117 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 1983.

Where do I stream The A-Team online? The A-Team is available for streaming on NBC, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The A-Team on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, IMDb TV online.

5 Seasons, 117 Episodes
January 23, 1983
Action & Adventure
Cast: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T, Melinda Culea
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The A-Team Full Episode Guide

  • The A-Team uncovers a plot to assassinate an attorney general.

  • A girl runs away with her father's top-secret documents.

  • Murdock goes under cover to investigate an assassination plot.

  • The A-Team travels to a small mining town in search of a missing precious-metals expert.

  • The A-Team searches for Hannibal, who disappeared while tracking down stolen plutonium.

  • Stockwell wants the team to reunite a fugitive criminal and his daughter.

  • A reporter attempts to save a future union boss who is a murder target.

  • Stockwell is kidnapped after ordering the team to confiscate a Russian jet.

  • The team hopes to rescue American intelligence agents who are imprisoned on an island.

  • The A-Team arranges an exhibition football game to free a famous biochemist in East Berlin. Guest star: Joe...

  • Murdock escapes from the veterans hospital to save Face, B.A. and Hannibal from execution.

  • The A-Team is convicted of murdering Col. Morrison.

  • A powerful and mysterious government official (Robert Vaughn) blackmails Hannibal (George Peppard) and his...

  • Gen. Fullbright searches for his Amerasian daughter in Vietnam.

  • After a mobster threatens to infiltrate a small town, the A-Team comes to the rescue.

  • An alcoholic ex-fighter (William ''The Refrigerator'' Perry) is pursued by a vengeful mobster.

  • The A-Team hopes to save a mission from being forced out of operation.

  • Faceman's old buddy enlists the A-Team's help to search for sunken treasure.

  • The A-Team works to expose a robbery scam being run by a prison warden. Guest stars: Rick James, Isaac Hayes.

  • The A-Team helps a teen-ager protect his property from a greedy and deadly man.

  • The team looks for a missing sheriff. Guest star: Boy George.

  • Faceman uncovers a crooked bank president's counterfeiting scheme.

  • A crazed Soviet general hatches a plot to spark World War III.

  • Murdock is caught in a plan to steal a Russian attack chopper.

  • The star (Arte Johnson) of a children's TV program is threatened when he plans to denounce a toy company's...

  • The team travels to South America to search for a kidnapped psychologist.

  • The A-Team is hired to protect a rock singer from terrorists.

  • Hannibal fears Faceman's official pardon is a setup.

  • The A-Team helps a race-car driver who is being threatened by a mob boss's nephew. Guest star: Stuart Whitman.

  • Hulk Hogan asks B.A. for help when a mobster tries to close down his youth center.

  • Rick James goes to the A-Team to help rock 'n roll legend C.J. Mack.

  • A gang of men make a big mistake when they try to get B.A.'s mother out of her apartment so they can tear down the building. The A-Team steps in to save the building from destruction.

  • Hannibal lands a role in a low budget film that is being shot in South America. However, a mobster is waiting for the production crew to arrive, but isn't aware the A-Team is on their way down as well.

  • The A-Team is heading home with the rescued woman, but the mobsters are in hot pursuit. Now, the Team must fight the mobsters while trapped together on an ocean liner.

  • The A-Team travels to Europe to rescue a judge's daughter from kidnappers.

  • The A-Team heads to Italy to find a judge's daughter who had been kidnapped by mobsters.