The best, most revered shows on television aired in the 1970s. Let’s journey back in time to remember the best that ’70s TV had to offer. Is your favorite ’70s show in this group?
‘The Brady Bunch’ is a timeless family show that makes everyone yearn for simpler days. The sitcom featured a large blended family with six children. The comedy aired for five seasons but wasn’t popular during its original run. The re-runs made the show famous again, leading to movie spin-offs.
Another historic ’70s show was ‘Happy Days.’ The sitcom aired for 10 years with a total of 255 episodes. The 11-season run was created by Garry Marshall, who made one of the era’s biggest shows. Fonzie and Richie Cunningham were the male leads who were complete opposites.
A groundbreaking show by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin that dominated the ’70s ratings was ‘All in the Family.’ Legendary character ‘Archie Bunker’ was played by Carroll O’Connor, and he pushed the envelope in every episode with issues that had never appeared in a sitcom before.
‘Taxi’ is another iconic ’70s show that aired from 1978 to 1983. The series won 18 Emmy Awards and focused on the everyday lives of New York City taxi drivers and their hostile dispatcher, played perfectly by Danny Devito.
If you wanted ’70s action, you loved ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’ The sci-fi series ran from 1973 until 1978, starring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin. After a NASA accident, Austin is rebuilt with super strength, vision, and speed.
Another irreverent comedy sitcom was ‘The Jeffersons,’ which aired from 1975 until 1985. It is one of the longest-running sitcoms in history, with 253 episodes. The show was famous for portraying a married interracial couple on TV. Other great shows that took over America’s TV sets in the ’70s were ‘Little House on the Prairie,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ and ‘Mork & Mindy,’ starring Robin Williams.