Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

To explore the many issues that come from being a single mother, CBS put two of them together in the same household in the 80s series, Kate & Allie. Cast in the lead roles were two women with extensive television experience - Susan Saint James (McMillan and Wife) and Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live). The resulting chemistry between the two veterans proved to be quite the recipe for success. Continue reading...

CBS Storybreak

CBS Storybreak

Children's literacy got some televised attention in the 80s, thanks to the popular PBS series, Reading Rainbow. Not to be outdone, CBS rolled out their own book-based Saturday morning series. CBS Storybreak offered animated versions of popular literature hosted by a familiar face to every young television fan of the era, Captain Kangaroo. Continue reading...

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

If you have never seen an episode of I love Lucy, you have probably never owned a television. Still broadcast regularly around the world over a half-century after it originally aired, it is without question the most iconic sitcom ever created, and it remains beloved by millions for its wonderful cast and some of the most hilarious moments ever broadcast. Continue reading...

Hello Larry

Hello Larry

Being a beloved character on a hit television series is the dream of many an actor, and McLean Stevenson certainly had that as Col. Henry Blake on the iconic television show M*A*S*H. But he wanted to be the star and Alan Alda already had that role filled, so he opted out of his contract to headline his own sitcom on NBC. It was goodbye Henry Blake and Hello Larry. Continue reading...

The Monkees

The Monkees

Whenever something is a resounding success, there will always be imitators that follow. Often they pale in comparison to the original, but in the rare case, it turns out that the imitator has a charm and appeal all its own. Such was the case with The Monkees. Yes, they were Hollywood's answer to The Beatles, but still quirky and original enough to make millions of their own fans along the way. Continue reading...

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan’s Heroes

What could be funnier than a bunch of WWII prisoners of war being held by Nazis? The idea of premising a sitcom on such a concept might seem ill-advised in this day and age but back in the 60s, it provided for some memorable belly laughs in the memorable classic, Hogan’s Heroes. Continue reading...

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

It took a few tries before Wonder Woman made the successful leap from comic book to television screen. But once Lynda Carter donned the patriotic (and skintight) Lycra suit of this Amazonian princess, loyal fans of this 70 prime-time series arrived in droves to admire, ogle and cheer, each and every week. Continue reading...

V

V

We’ve all had an encounter with an obnoxious neighbor. Things start out fine – you extend a friendly handshake, they bring over a couple of plates of food, you lend them the lawnmower – and before you know it, they have made it their sole purpose to take over your life. Imagine this on a more intergalactic level, and you have the premise of V, a science fiction saga that aired as a miniseries on NBC in 1983. Continue reading...