40 Years Ago: ‘Cheers’ Debuts With a Perfect Pilot Episode
Classic show premiered in September 1982 to little fanfare and even fewer viewers.
35 Years Ago: Kirstie Alley Enters ‘Cheers’ as Sam’s New Foil
With Shelley Long's Diane gone, hit show brought in replacement to annoy Ted Danson's bar owner.
45 Years Ago: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Sets New Road-Pic Template
In 1977, Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason gave CB radios and car chases their big-screen moment.
40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’
"Up and Down the Dial" marked final outing, as staff fought owner over station's rock 'n' roll format.