October 23, 2018 by getTV Staff
When All In The Family debuted in 1971, few people suspected it would be responsible for more spin-offs than any other sitcom in television history.
Creator Norman Lear was just happy the Bunkers were on the air. He had endured a tortured development process that included two pilots rejected by ABC and multiple recasts. To make matters worse, when the show finally debuted on CBS, it was largely ignored by the public. Ratings for the first season were poor, and the network didn’t exactly shout about it from the antenna-covered rooftops.