Ally Sheedy Returns to 'Psych': Which Other '80s Stars Should Return to TV?

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"Psych" is in the midst of its seventh season, and fans are eagerly awaiting a few episodes in particular. In addition to a "Clue"-themed 100th episode, fans are also riled up for the show's two-hour musical spectacular. Famed '80s actress Ally Sheedy will appear in the musical episode, reprising her role as Mr. Yang.

Sheedy, who rose to prominence in 1980s films, such as "The Breakfast Club" and "WarGames," sort of fell off the public radar for several years until she scored guest roles on "Psych" and "CSI" in the 2000s.

But fans of classic 1980s movies can't help but wonder what other stars from that decade have been up to. Here are some prime actors who were famous in the 1980s and are due for a career-reviving role on TV.

Phoebe Cates

You know her from: "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Gremlins"

She would be perfect on: "Hart of Dixie," "Bob's Burgers"

Cates was most recently seen in the 2001 film "The Anniversary Party" and is due for some more screen time. Given the fact that she starred in the 1989 film "Heart of Dixie," it's only natural that she take a role on the CW's "Hart of Dixie."

Alternatively, she could join hubby Kevin Kline and take a role on "Bob's Burgers." Kline currently plays Mr. Fischoeder on this charming animated series.

Michael Schoeffling

You know him from: "Sixteen Candles," "Vision Quest"

He would be perfect on: "Parks and Rec"

Every teenage girl had a crush on Schoeffling, who played Jake Ryan in "Sixteen Candles." However, Michael Schoeffling fell off the map after 1991. These days, Schoeffling owns a woodworking shop in Pennsylvania where he makes handcrafted furniture. So it seems only natural that Schoeffling would return to acting with a role on "Parks and Rec," opposite woodworking master Ron Swanson.

Rick Moranis

You know him from: "Ghostbusters," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

He would be perfect on: "Workaholics," "Archer," "The Big Bang Theory"

Moranis took some time away from acting after the loss of his wife to breast cancer. In recent years, he's done some voiceover work, but his most recent hit was arguably way back in 1994 when he played Barney Rubble in the big screen version of "The Flintstones." Fans are clamoring for his return to acting, assuming he can find a project that's worthy of his status as a comedy legend.

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