Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979

A Complete Guide


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About the Book

This book finally casts a spotlight on some short-lived and almost forgotten sitcoms—those which aired for only one single season. Many books have already been written about situation comedies that enjoyed long and storied runs on television but this volume focuses upon the others. Overflowing with fresh facts, interviews, photographs, and stories, nearly 300 short-lived sitcoms over a 32 year span are presented A-to-Z, whether network or syndicated, prime time or Saturday morning.

About the Author(s)

Bob Leszczak has spent the last four decades as an on-air radio personality. A frequent TV and film extra, he is the former writer/producer of a weekly five-hour syndicated music trivia program called “Solid Gold Scrapbook.” He lives in Manchester, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Bob Leszczak
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 252
Bibliographic Info: 67 photos, indexes
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6812-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9305-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1

Single Season Sitcoms, 1948–1979      3

Sitcom Topical Index      207
Names and Titles Index      223

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “An outstanding reference guide for obscure, hard-to-find information on nearly 300 short-lived television shows…unique and complete information”—Booklist
  • “Provides detailed information about 300 sitcoms from 1948–1979 that lasted only one television season”—ARBA
  • “Compiles a comprehensive dossier of television sitcoms”—Reference & Research Book News
  • “I loved it. It’s one of my favorite TV reference books”—Lee Goldberg, author and producer.