TV Series created by Norman Lear

Sunday DinnerSunday Dinner
CBS, 1991 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

The series starred Robert Loggia as Ben Benedict, a widowed 50-something businessman in Long Island who falls in love with a 26-year-old lawyer by the name of TT Fagori (Teri Hatcher). Being true to Norman Lear style, the situation of Ben and TT's age difference was an issue in itself, but the show also tackled other environmental and social issues in the way that his earlier shows (All in the Family, Maude, etc.) did, with a dose of spirituality. Ben's kids, who were all around TT's age, resented her involvement with their father, except for beloved son Kenneth (Patrick Breen), a real estate agent on the fast track, who seemed to root them on.


Fernwood 2NightFernwood 2Night
Syndicated, 1977 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Talk Shows

Fernwood 2Night is a hilarious talk show parody set in the fictional town of Fernwood. The show features offbeat guests and quirky music that will have you in stitches. This cult classic will transport you to a world of absurdity and satire, with a cast of characters that will leave you wanting more. Get ready for a side-splitting ride through the wacky world of Fernwood.


Mary Hartman, Mary HartmanMary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Syndicated, 1976 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Soaps, Romance
Rating: 3.3/5

Louise Lasser delivers a masterful performance in the title role of Norman Lear's sublimely twisted soap opera, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - at once a parody of the format and a twisted satire of American media/consumer culture. In the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio, suburban housewife Mary Hartman seeks the kind of domestic perfection promised by Reader's Digest and TV commercials. Instead she finds herself suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune - mass murders, low-flying airplanes, and waxy yellow buildup on her kitchen floor.


The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons
CBS, 1975 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 4/5

A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.


One Day at a TimeOne Day at a Time
CBS, 1975 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 2/5

Single mom Ann Romano navigates work and raising her two strong-willed daughters in this heartwarming and hilarious family sitcom. Watch as the Romano family tackles everyday challenges with love, humor, and plenty of heart in this beloved series.


Good TimesGood Times
CBS, 1974 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 4/5

A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.


Sanford and SonSanford and Son
NBC, 1972 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 4/5

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.


MaudeMaude
CBS, 1972 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 3/5

A very outspoken middle-class woman wears her liberal politics on her sleeve. Spin-off of "All in the Family"


All in the FamilyAll in the Family
CBS, 1971 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama
Rating: 4.7/5

A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.


Guess Who DiedGuess Who Died
NBC Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Living at the Las Esperanzado Senior Community in Palm Springs is always interesting for retired music industry executive Murray who seems to thoroughly enjoy the company of his rather eccentric neighbors. However, after the death of his beloved wife, he has an interesting revelation - he realizes he's fallen love with Patricia, his wife's sister.