Press Pass 18: “M*A*S*H Move is Almost Like Starting New”

The first season of M*A*S*H was not a ratings success. Far from it, in fact. But the show’s second season was more successful and finished the year solidly in the top ten in ratings. While M*A*S*H did see some ratings success during the summer re-runs, it was CBS’s decisions to move the show from SundayContinue reading “Press Pass 18: “M*A*S*H Move is Almost Like Starting New””

Press Pass 16: 1976 Emmy Award Nominations

Entering a new year, television show runners begin to turn their attention to award season, specifically the Emmy Awards. This was no different when M*A*S*H was on the air in the 1970s and early 1980s. In fact, the awards were even more important then because there were only three major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC)Continue reading “Press Pass 16: 1976 Emmy Award Nominations”

MishM*A*S*H 5: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Production Documents

February 28 is the 39th anniversary of “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” bringing M*A*S*H to a close. The finale broke viewership records and is often listed among the best series finales in the history of television. To celebrate, the next two weeks, let’s explore the production documents and script for the finale. Since the two andContinue reading “MishM*A*S*H 5: Goodbye, Farewell and Amen Production Documents”