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)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
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"
  • 1972-05-18 "Me and The Chimp" an American TV sitcom last airs on CBS in the US
  • 1975-01-24 "Hot l Baltimore" situation comedy premieres on ABC TV
  • 1975-04-04 British sitcom "The Good Life" starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith debuts on BBC One

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1978-09-12 Situation comedy "Taxi" premieres on ABC television starring Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny Devito

  • 1979-02-26 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1984-03-19 American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • 1988-11-14 Sitcom "Murphy Brown" starring Candice Bergen premieres on CBS
  • 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

  • 1995-04-21 British sitcom "Father Ted" written by Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan, starring Dermot Morgan premieres on Channel 4

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2003-11-02 US sitcom "Arrested Development" Premieres created by Mitchell Hurwitz, starring Jason Bateman, Porta de Rossi, Michael Cera and an ensemble cast on Fox

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)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2006-10-11 US sitcom "30 Rock" created by and starring Tina Fey alongside Alec Baldwin and ensemble cast first premieres

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"
  • 1932-02-02 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", born in Clever, Missouri (d. 2018)

Person of interestCourteney Cox

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

Actress Courteney Cox
Actress
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)
  • 2018-04-29 Robert Mandan, American actor best known for his role as Chester Tate in US sitcom "Soap", dies at 86