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Happy Days

The Cunningham family live through the 1950's with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. Fonzie, played by Henry Winkler (an Emerson College alumnus), became one of the most recognizable and popular charac...

Maude

Another spin-off of All in the Family, Maude starred Beatrice Arthur as Maude Findlay, an outspoken, middle-aged, politically liberal woman living in suburban New York with her fourth husband. Maude embraced the tenets of women's liberation, ...

T.G.I.F.

An unaired pilot for a sitcom written by Sybil Adelman. Set in an office at a perfume manufacturer, in the marketing department. Characters include a male and a female marketing executive, and four female staff members, including one secretary b...

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Based on a concept developed by Norman Lear, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is a satirical look at American society in the 1970's, following the format of a daily soap opera. A total of 325 episodes were produced between 1976-1978. Information ...

Prime Time

An unaired pilot for a sitcom written by Sybil Andelman. The plot follows a comedy writing duo with contrasting backgrounds and personalities.

America 2-Night

A spin-off of the show Fernwood 2-Nite, featuring the same cast. America 2-Night was a satire of 70's Talk TV, featuring many well-known TV and movie stars of the late 1970's who came on as guests, where they often joined the cast in ma...

Diff'rent Strokes

Series contains the first Episode of Diff'rent Strokes, which aired November 1978. Diff'rent Strokes follows Philip Drummond, a wealthy Manhattan industrialist who takes in Arnold and Willis Jackson, the two sons of his late housekeeper...

The Jeffersons

A spin-off of All in the Family, this sitcom follows George Jefferson, who becomes wealthy and successful in the dry-cleaning business. Once his business expands, George moves his family to a penthouse apartment in New York City. The show featu...

Barney Miller

Barney Miller follows the eponymous police captain and his staff as they handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the police station. 170 Episodes aired in 8 seasons, between 1974 and 1982.

Fay

Follows the character Fay Stewart who starts her life over again after a divorce. She moved into a new apartment, started a new job as secretary to two lawyers and began dating. The show lasted only 10 episodes, between 1975-1976.

Alice

Contains one episode of Alice. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenage son, Tommy, after the death of her husband. Alice is hired as a waitress at a diner owned by Mel Sharples while awaitin...