Sitcoms in History

TV Programs: Dramas - Miniseries - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949-01-17 The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • 1957-01-04 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
  • 1960-10-03 US sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" premieres in CBS (runs till 1968)
  • 1961-10-03 TV sitcom "Mr Ed" premieres on CBS
  • 1965-09-17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"
  • 1975-01-24 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • 1978-09-12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television
  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS

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1982-09-22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

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1989-12-17 The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom debuts

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Matt Groening

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1998-06-06 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

  • 2004-05-06 TV sitcom Friends airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)

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2011-03-07 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

Birthdays in Film & TV

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1964-06-15 Courteney Cox, American actress (Monica Geller on Friends), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox

Weddings in Film & TV

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2001-04-04 Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2001-09-11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)