Sitcoms in History

TV Programs: Dramas - Miniseries - Soap Operas

Events in Film & TV

  • 1949-01-17 Radio series "The Goldbergs" by Gertrude Berg premieres on US TV 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
  • 1965-09-14 Western sitcom "F-Troop" premieres in the US on ABC
  • 1965-09-17 CBS premiere of WWII sitcom "Hogan's Heroes"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1969-09-06 TV sitcom "The Brady Bunch" created by Sherwood Schwartz premieres on ABC in the US

  • 1972-05-18 "Me and The Chimp" an American TV sitcom last airs on CBS in the US
  • 1974-01-15 TV sitcom "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC, starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross and Ton Bosley
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-05-10 TV sitcom "Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TV

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall

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
  • 1995-05-22 TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised

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 Tracy Morgan first premieres on NBC in the US

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
Actor Alec Baldwin
Actor
Alec Baldwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-05-16 Last episode of TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco after 12 seasons

Actor Johnny Galecki
Actor
Johnny Galecki
Actress Kaley Cuoco
Actress
Kaley Cuoco
Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons

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


LoveWedding 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