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FOX Special “M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television” Set for January 1

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On Monday, January 1, FOX will air a two-hour special called “M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television.” The special will feature new interviews with cast members Alan Alda, Gary Burghoff, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit, as well as original series executive producers Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe. It will also include rarely-seen archival interviews with writer/producer Larry Gelbart, and stars Larry Linville, Harry Morgan, McLean Stevenson, and David Ogden Stiers.

The special will provide a definitive look at the 14-time Emmy-winning television classic, M*A*S*H. It will focus on the creation and evolution of the show’s iconic characters, with intimate and personal remembrances from the cast and crew. The special will also include behind-the-scenes footage, photos, and stories that have never been seen before.

M*A*S*H is considered a cultural phenomenon and one of the most iconic sitcoms in television history. The show follows the 4077th medical corps during the Korean War and is known for its comedic portrayal of the characters’ efforts to maintain their sanity while saving lives. The series finale, which aired in 1983, remains the highest rated telecast in television history.

Since its original airing, M*A*S*H has never left the air and continues to run in syndication, on basic cable, and is now streaming on Hulu. The special will celebrate the sustained brilliance of the show and its impact on multiple generations of viewers.

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“M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television” is directed by John Scheinfeld and executive produced by Scheinfeld and Andy Kaplan. It will be available for streaming on Hulu, FOX.com, On Demand, and FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi, the day after it airs on FOX. The special can be watched on various platforms including Cox Contour TV, DIRECTV, DISH, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY, and YouTube TV.


Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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