Bob Crane, a breezy, articulate ex-drummer and recent disc jockey-turned-actor, stars in Hogan’s Heroes, a CBS comedy series which has Col. Hogan (Crane) as the leader of Allied prisoners in a German POW camp in World War II.
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father was a TV sitcom about a widower, Tom Corbett (Bill Bixby) and his son, Eddie (Brandon Cruz), that debuted on September 1969 and lasted for 73 episodes. The memorable theme song, ‘Best Friend, was written and performed by singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson.
The television sitcom Cheers ran on NBC from September 30, 1982 until May 20, 1993 — that’s 11 seasons, and a total of 275 half-hour episodes. Here, see the Cheers theme song from the opening credits, plus the song lyrics, along with a little look back to 1993, at the end of the show’s run.
“Green Acres” debuts on CBS (1965) Eddie Albert, eager actor who says he never turns down any role, will star in his first television comedy
James Garner and producer-creator Roy Huggins are having another try at a wry, tongue-in-cheek series, ‘The Rockford Files.’ Jim Rockford is a modern-day private eye, money-hungry, and a man who gets heroic only if he’s forced into it.
“The Odd Couple” TV show recounted the madcap experiences of Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman), two of Neil Simon’s most endearing and enduring characters.
The Jeffersons is another hit from Norman Lear, and it has made stars out of its leading players — including Sherman Hemsley, who plays George Jefferson.
The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons on CBS between 1960 and 1968 — more than enough time to establish itself as an American icon, generate a spin-off and a sequel series, and introduced the world to Jim Nabors’ singin
Say, kids, what time is it? Kids: It’s Howdy Doody Time! First gracing the airwaves on December 27, 1947, marionette Howdy Doody was a true pioneer of American television programming.
Bald, Tootsie Pop-snacking Kojak was the king of the police procedural on TV, from 1973 through 1978.
First appearing on TV in 1975, Welcome Back, Kotter would go on to become one of America’s best-loved sitcoms. Most notably, it starred a young John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino.
While Jim Henson tragically passed away in 1990, and The Muppet Show hasn’t been on American television since 2001, his creations continue to live on in movies, television, and in the hearts and minds of all of us who grew up with the Muppets.
The Love Boat sailed from ABC into American homes for nine seasons, spanning 249 episodes, from 1977 until 1986. The hour-long dramedy/sitcom was a favorite of viewers and critics alike.
Benson was a sitcom offshoot of Soap, and starred Robert Guillaume as the title character, Benson DuBois, the “director of household affairs” for a widowed state governor. The fun lasted for 158 episodes over seven seasons.
The Dukes of Hazzard The Dukes of Hazzard opening credits Dukes of Hazzard theme song lyrics Just the good ol’ boys, Never meanin’ no harm,
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