Sitcoms in History

TV Programs: Dramas - Miniseries - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949-01-17 "The Goldbergs", first airs in the US on CBS
  • 1957-01-04 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960-09-30 "The Flintstones" the first animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera premieres on ABC in the US

Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-12-17 The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, debuts - America's longest-running sitcom

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Matt Groening
  • 1992-04-20 100th episode of American sitcom "Murphy Brown" airs

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1994-09-22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1756-10-28 ALF [Gordon Shumway], fictional Melmacian Alien Life Form from the American sitcom "ALF"

Person of interestCourteney Cox

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

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

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)