Television in the 1970's

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Television in the 1970's

Television on the 1970's

Bionic WomanBionic Woman, which aired in 1976, was a spinoff of Six Million Dollar Man. It starred Lindsay Wagner and quickly became the fifth most watched show in the country. The show is about pro tennis player, Jaime Sommers, who almost died in a skydiving accident and receives a surgical implant that give her super powers.

Laverne and ShirleyThis show was a spinoff of Happy Days. It starred Laverne and Shirley, who were friends of Fonzie in Happy Days. The show followed the two single women and their every day adventures.

The Little House on the PrairieThis show was based off of Laura Ingalls Wilder's series Little House. First airing as a movie in 1974, it took place in the 1870's and 1880's in Western America.

Saturday Night LiveSNL first aired on NBC on October 11, 1975 with the first title of NBC's Saturday Night. The show features comedy sketches about modern events. Different celebrities host each show and there is usually a musical performance.

Sanford and SonThis sitcom was shown on NBC from January 1972 to March 1977. It was popular because of its racial humor and was one of the first shows to star African Americans. The sitcom is about Fred G. Sanford and his son, Lamont Sanford, living in California.

Hawaii Five-OThis police procedural drama followed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett and his team's adventures fighting crime in Hawaii. It aired for 12 seasons on CBS.

M*A*S*HAdapted from the feature film and based off the 1968 novel, M*A*S*H ran on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It revolved around a U.S. Army Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. The show is known as one of the highest rated shows in U.S. TV history.

Sesame StreetThis children's show emphasizes education and creativity with the use of The Muppets, humor, and animation. It premiered in 1969 with positive reviews and little controversy and is still watched by young children today.

The Love BoatThis show, set on a cruise ship, was based off of the made-for-TV movie and the nonfiction book. It aired for almost ten years on ABC's Saturday night lineup.

Charlie's AngelsCharlie's Angels was a crime drama show that ran for five seasons. It followed three women and their many adventures working in a private detective agency.

The Young and the RestlessThis soap opera was created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell and was first broadcasted in March, 1973. Originally, the show was centered on the Brooks family and the Foster family. Over the years, it has won several awards, including Daytime Emmy Awards.

The Tomorrow PeopleThe Tomorrow People was a British children's science fiction show that focused on teens with special powers, including telepathy and transportation. There have been a couple remakes of the show since it first premiered.


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