Did these TV shows begin or end in 1974?

It was a significant year for The Brady Bunch and Happy Days.

From cartoons to cop shows to comedies, the year 1974 was pretty great for television. No other year in history offered up new episodes about the Fonz, Marcia Brady, Spock and Kolchak.

But some of those characters were just getting started as others were wrapping up their story arcs.

The following 20 television shows began or ended in 1974. Can you guess if it was the series finale or the series debut?

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  1. Happy Days
  2. The Brady Bunch
  3. Star Trek: The Animated Series
  4. Little House on the Prairie
  5. Good Times
  6. That's My Mama
  7. Here's Lucy
  8. Rhoda
  9. The Partridge Family
  10. Land of the Lost
  11. The Rockford Files
  12. Monty Python's Flying Circus
  13. Room 222
  14. Hong Kong Phooey
  15. The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
  16. The F.B.I.
  17. Kolchak: The Night Stalker
  18. Planet of the Apes (TV series)
  19. The New Dick Van Dyke Show
  20. Chico and the Man

Did these TV shows begin or end in 1974?

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nightshade 19 days ago
14 out of 20 not bad... I guess 74 is when tv finally left the 60s eh?
TheBeverlyBunch 26 days ago
16/20 I guessed all of them accept for the Brady Bunch!
EllisClevenger 1 month ago
You got 14 out of 20
Was it the beginning or the end for you?
Enough, said.
MadMadMadWorld 1 month ago
The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family both ended in '74, but The Brady's were on the air one year earlier than the Partridges: Brady's started in '69, Partridges in '70. I always enjoyed watching Room 222, as the Brady's did, also started in '69, and ending in '74. FBI started in '65, ended in '74, starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., after his great run on 77 Sunset Strip (1958-64).
marmetv20 1 month ago
18/20 i got new Dick Van Dyke Show And Hong Kong phooey wrong. I knew Hong kong kong phooey! Loved that show was a kid.
GregLemieux 1 month ago
18/20 - Missed the Star Trek and the Monty Python ones.
Lacey 1 month ago
17 out of 20 though I question the Star Trek post.
I could have sworn that started in 1974. I must be getting old.
Html_bucket 1 month ago
15 out of 20, not bad. At least I know the 70s.
moax429 1 month ago
16/20. Thrown by #s 12, 17, and 18. I *knew* "That's My Mama" began in 1974, but I mistakenly made the wrong choice. (A piece of trivia regarding "That's My Mama:" It was the *very first* show produced by Columbia Pictures Television after the name of the company was changed from Screen Gems.)

You forgot another show that ended in 1974: "Love, American Style." Its last airing on ABC was on Friday, January 11, 1974; ironically, that was the same night "Good Times" premiered on CBS, but earlier in the evening, at 8:30 P.M. (Eastern). "Love"'s final episode aired at 10:00 P.M.

And, to be sure, my younger sister and I (I was then 11, she was 10) were both gravely disappointed when the Bradys and the Partridges ended. Those were our favorites when we were kids (but, I now have *both* series on DVD).
AgingDisgracefully 1 month ago
I remember National Lampoon reporting, after the death of Freddie Prinze Sr., that Jack Albertson would continue in a series called, "...and The Man."

It would tell the story of a crusty auto mechanic whose young assistant recently committed suicide.
AlF 1 month ago
Send the police. I murdered that one...
frenchman71 1 month ago
17/20. I missed #3, #12, . I didn't think "Kolchax" ran longer than a year.
It didn't but a it was the 74/75 season. Most shows start in the fall and wrap up in the spring.
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