1975 — “The Jeffersons” premieres

One of the most fondly remembered sitcoms of its era, “The Jeffersons” chronicled the lives of a well to do black family living in New York City. It ran for 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes, and as recently as 2011, its stars were still occasionally cameoing as their Jeffersons characters in other shows.

The characters of the Jeffersons were originally introduced as neighbours of the Bunker family on “All In The Family” in 1971, but they became the nucleus of the second spin off of that show – another brainchild of prolific tv producer Norman Lear. “The Jeffersons” was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards during its run, but won none of them.

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TV Party — Black Flag