In 1986, My Little Pony had her own television show. It was actually called "My Little Pony 'n Friends" and consisted of three other Hasbro/Sunbow-produced shows. The show was half-hour long with the first half being a 15 minute My Little Pony episode, and then an episode of either "Glo Friends", "Potato Head Kids", and later, "Moondreamers." Many episodes were two to four parts long; there was even one that was ten parts long - "The End of Flutter Valley", which was a sequel "My Little Pony": The Movie". The series aired in syndication beginning in the fall of 1986 and continued into 1987 with new episodes.
The first set of episodes featured many of the ponies from Year 4 including So Soft Ponies, Twinkle-Eyed Ponies, Baby Ponies with Beddy-Bye Eyes, Flutter Ponies, and Pretty 'n Pearly Baby Sea Ponies. Each Little Pony had her own unique personality - Lickety Split was quick-tempered, Fizzy was an airhead, Wind Whistler was logical and scholarly, Shady was shy and self-conscious, Heart Throb was a hopeless romantic, Gusty was athletic and confident, Galaxy was level-headed, Truly was a southern belle, Paradise was a dreamer, North Star spoke with an English accent, Whizzer was quick and talked fast, Posey had her own garden, Baby Ribbon had trouble winking in, Morning Glory and Honeysuckle always argued, and many more. Friends of My Little Pony included Megan, Molly, Danny, Spike, the Moochick, and the Bushwoolies, who were all seen previously. The Little Ponies, of course, lived in Dream Valley in their new Paradise Estate with the babies continuing to live in the Lullabye Nursery and performing in the They encountered several friends and enemies from all over Ponyland. The Little Ponies depended on each other and their friends to fight against evil forces who attempted to take over Ponyland as well as just sharing everyday experiences in their magical land.
In 1987, new episodes followed with similar storylines but new ponies from Year 5 including the Princess Ponies, the First Tooth Baby Ponies, the Newborn Twins (Milkweed & Tumbleweed and Sniffles & Snookums), Locket, Twilight, and Mimic. They also had treats at the new Satin Slipper Sweet Shoppe.
This My Little Pony series later aired in the Disney Channel with a new series called "My Little Pony Tales."