Recalling "Married...with Children," the long-running sitcom about a dysfunctional Chicago family who veered from the path taken by series that portrayed perfect (or at least likable) families. Its coarse humor rubbed sponsors and critics the wrong way.
A history of the TV series “Cheers” (1982-93) recalls its rough start; the professional relationship between leads Ted Danson and Shelley Long; the death of Nicholas Colasanto (who played Coach) in 1985; and the departure of Long in 1987. Among those commenting: Long and Danson.
A farewell to "Friends" recalls Central Perk's riotous regulars over 10 must-see seasons of smelly cats, hairstyles and hook-ups. Also: comments from devoted fans; behind-the-scenes crew members; and network execs who've tried to program shows opposite the hit series.
A history of the groundbreaking sitcom "M*A*S*H," which aired from 1972 to 1983, includes clips from significant episodes, such as the record-setting finale; and comments from cast members, writers and producers. Among them: Alan Alda, from a 1980 interview; Wayne Rogers; Jamie Farr; and Loretta Swit.
The history of the TV series “Charlie's Angels” (1976-81) is recalled, tracing the exits and entrances of its “Angels”; and the rise of Farrah Fawcett-Majors (who appeared in only the first season) as a '70s icon.
Chronicling the history of the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family." Among those commenting: Danny Bonaduce; Shirley Jones; Dave Madden; Suzanne Crough; Cheryl Ladd; Jaclyn Smith; series creator Bernard Slade; director Paul Witt; and TV critic Ken Tucker.
The cast and crew of the TV series "Malcolm in the Middle" discuss the show. Interviews include executive producer Linwood Boomer and stars Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Justin Berfield, Erik Per Sullivan and Christopher Masterson.
Recounting the history of the coming-of-age TV sitcom "The Wonder Years" (1988-93), which depicted what it was like for an adolescent boy growing up in 1960s America. Included: interviews with cast members; and show clips.
The history of the classic TV sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show " (1970-77) includes comments from cast members and writers; and clips from shows, including the final episode and the famous "Chuckles Bites the Dust" episode. Among those commenting are Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Betty White, Cloris Leachman and writer Allan Burns.
A history of the TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" (1976-83), starring Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams as Milwaukee brewery workers. Among those commenting are Marshall, Williams, Michael McKean, David Lander, Eddie Mekka and Betty Garrett.
A history of the TV series "The Love Boat" (1977-86) includes the famous guest stars, dangerous moments in production and the relationships among the cast members. Among those commenting are Gavin MacLeod, Fred Grandy, Bernie Kopel, Ted Lange and Jill Whelan.
The history of the TV sitcom "Happy Days" (1974-84), recalls its creation by Garry Marshall, the popularity of "The Fonz" (Henry Winkler) and changes throughout its run. Among those commenting are Winkler, Ron Howard, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Anson Williams and Donny Most.