The 2010-2011 television starts tonight, making today the first day of “Premiere Week,” when the television networks roll out the bulk of their new and returning programs in the hopes of attracting the most viewers. The first week of the 1972-1973 season began 38 years ago on Monday, September 11th, 1972. Among the new shows making their debut that week was M*A*S*H, which aired its first episode on Sunday, September 17th, 1972 from 7:30-8PM on CBS. You can watch the CBS fall preview for M*A*S*H here and learn more about how CBS promoted the premiere here.
It seems like only yesterday that M*A*S*H was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Just think, in two years we’ll be at the 40th anniversary.