Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 40th Anniversary of WKRP in Cincinnati

Forty years ago today, on September 18 1978, WKRP in Cincinnati debuted on CBS at 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central.  The show would prove to be popular enough to survive being moved to perhaps more time slots than any other show in history (it would at least be in the top five for being moved the most times). It proved extremely popular in syndication, so much so that it became MTM's most popular show as a syndicated rerun, beating out such heavyweights as The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It would also become one of my favourite situation comedies of all time and I still watch it to this day. In August 2017 I wrote a detailed history of the show, which you can read here.

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