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Subject: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: AcoBrasil on 10/17/18 at 12:21 pm

I remember being allowed to watch the weekly Disney show, the Muppet Show and (sometimes) Little House on the Prairie, CHiPS, the Brady Bunch, and Grizzley Adams.

What am I leaving out?

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/17/18 at 12:32 pm

The original  Brady Bunch which ran from September 1969 to May 1974 was a half hour show, unless you are referring to "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" which ran from November 1976 to May 1977 and was kind of a flop.

How about "Eight Is Enough"? That was a one hour family oriented show that ran from March 1977 to may 1981.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: AcoBrasil on 10/17/18 at 1:08 pm

Hadn't heard of that one.  I can't remember whether I watched the 30 or 60 minute BB.  Probably the latter since I was born in the earlier years of the decade.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/17/18 at 1:10 pm

These shows panned out to be enormous failures, though.  It's much better to be a half hour.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/17/18 at 1:41 pm


I remember being allowed to watch the weekly Disney show, the Muppet Show and (sometimes) Little House on the Prairie, CHiPS, the Brady Bunch, and Grizzley Adams.

What am I leaving out?


How about the Donny & Marie show. That was a one hour variety show from 1976 to 1979. It was the last dying days of the variety show format. In fact I think it was the last ever really successful one to this day.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Howard on 10/17/18 at 2:42 pm

How about Different Strokes?  ???

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/17/18 at 4:26 pm


How about Different Strokes?  ???


Different Strokes was a half hour show.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: annimal on 10/17/18 at 4:31 pm

Why did I even post this? I guess I'll never know

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 10/19/18 at 4:11 am

The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
The Streets of San Francisco
Hawaii Five-O
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Kung Fu
Space 1999
Battlestar Galactica
Fantasy Island
The Love Boat
Kojak
Mission: Impossible
Mod Squad
S.W.A.T.
The Rockford Files
Soul Train
The Carol Burnett Show
The Waltons

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: Mitch Kramer on 10/19/18 at 4:43 am

Oh, I forgot about the "family friendly" part.  I guess some of these weren't considered appropriate for really young children.  However, I was only 4 in 1970, and I've saw at least a little of each of these.

Also, I'm not sure about the "prime-time" part because TV shows were delayed by one week in Hawaii (until about the early 1980s).  I think we may have seen them in different time slots than viewers on the Mainland U.S.


The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
The Streets of San Francisco
Hawaii Five-O
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Kung Fu
Space 1999
Battlestar Galactica
Fantasy Island
The Love Boat
Kojak
Mission: Impossible
Mod Squad
S.W.A.T.
The Rockford Files
Soul Train
The Carol Burnett Show
The Waltons

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: yelimsexa on 10/30/18 at 8:32 am

This was before the "Viewer discretion is advised" warnings for children were widespread, with the 1975 drama "Hot L Baltimore" being the first network series to have that disclaimer that dominated mature TV programming prior to the introduction of the ratings system in the late '90s. In addition, some airings of some TV movies or some network TV premieres like that of the R-rated The Graduate will also come with such a warning, even if edited down from its theatrical version. That said, some local stations did provide similar disclaimers in addition to the networks for mature content. They'd probably get around a TV-14 rating today.

But to answer the OP, the variety shows of the era like The Tony Orlando & Dawn Show come to mind. Little House On The Prairie is also good non-variety/comedy show as well with all the young cast to be found there. The first hour of primetime generally has more of these shows in general, and those two both aired there on CBS/NBC on Wednesday nights in the mid-70s prior to the the more mature shows that typically dominate that night.

Subject: Re: Weekly One Hour Family Friendly Prime-Time Shows of the 70s?

Written By: AcoBrasil on 11/01/18 at 12:16 pm


The Six Million Dollar Man
The Bionic Woman
Wonder Woman
The Streets of San Francisco
Hawaii Five-O
The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
Kung Fu
Space 1999
Battlestar Galactica
Fantasy Island
The Love Boat
Kojak
Mission: Impossible
Mod Squad
S.W.A.T.
The Rockford Files
Soul Train
The Carol Burnett Show
The Waltons


Great list...

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