Charlotte Rae, the lovable and comical housekeeper on 'Diff'rent Strokes,' brings the same characterization to 'The Facts of Life' as Mrs Garrett, housemother to five teenage girls at Eastlake, a college preparatory school.
Gary Coleman stars as Arnold, a street-wise youth from Harlem, who is adopted by a white millionaire and becomes confused and suspicious about his sudden change of fortune on the comedy series, Diff'rent Strokes.
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 1985 TV season is the success of ABC's "Growing Pains," a family sitcom starring former talk-show host Alan Thicke as psychiatrist Jason Seaver.
Ask Bea Arthur how much she resembles 'Maude,' the female chauvinist she plays each week on the tube, and the stately, gray-haired actress lays it on the line -- just like Maude.
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.
The new comedy series is a story of a mountain family who suddenly finds itself with $25 million after oil is found on its property, and then moves to Beverly Hills, California. See the opening credits, hear the theme song, and get the lyrics here!
The first 'children's liberation' album, 'Free To Be... You And Me' - featuring stars like Marlo Thomas, Mel Brooks, Harry Belafonte, Alan Alda, Diana Ross and Shirley Jones - was catchy, upbeat, and like nothing else, and by 1976, had sold half a million copies.
"All in the Family" aired on CBS from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979, and was number 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.
For the new comedy series that debuted in 1969, Sherwood Schwartz created the character of Mike Brady, the father of three boys. Next, he brought to life the very feminine Carol, mother of three girls. All together, they comprise 'The Brady Bunch.'
Laverne & Shirley ran on ABC from January 27, 1976 to May 10, 1983. The comedy starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio, Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, as well as Michael McKean and David L Lander as Lenny & Squiggy.
If you took an informal survey, you’d probably be hard-pressed to find anyone between the ages of 20 and 50 who didn’t watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood at some point while growing up.
The Flintstones was a half-hour animated sitcom that ran for six seasons, from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966. See the opening credits, hear the theme song and get the theme lyrics here!
Alan Young plays a man who moves into a house where the previous owner left Mister Ed, the horse, behind. Ed talks - but only to Alan, and this leaves him trying to explain all sorts of odd things to his wife and acquaintances.
Here Come The Brides was an hour-long comedy/Western TV series set in Seattle in the 1870s about a family of loggers in the new West who had to bring in 100 women as potential brides. While the show was set in the past, it impacted the present -- like launching Bobby Sherman and David Soul as teen idols.
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.
Gilligan's Island ran for a total of 98 episodes over three seasons -- from September 26, 1964, to September 4, 1967. Sing along to the theme song here!
In its original run, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour lasted only 31 episodes, but its funky brand of psychedelia had a lasting impact on a lot of kids born in the sixties.
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.
The Addams Family TV series was based on the characters from Charles Addams' cartoons that appeared in New Yorker starting back in 1938. Considering t... Click to read more...
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat and John Schneider may have been the first-billed stars of the eponymous show The Dukes of Hazzard, but the real s... Click to read more...