More on M*A*S*H’s Cancellation/Renewal in Late 1970s

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

I’ve been doing some more research on the state of M*A*S*H in the late 1970s. Everything I’ve found thus far continues to point towards the final decision on the series being renewed at the end of each season resting on Alan Alda’s shoulders. This fits with everything I’ve read or heard over the years. Alda …

M*A*S*H Almost Cancelled After 1979-1980 Season?

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

I wrote yesterday about the possibility that M*A*S*H was considered for cancellation at the end of the 1978-1979 season. In that case, however, it was an investment firm surveying advertising agencies coming to the conclusion that M*A*S*H might end after its seventh season. I’ve now found an interesting article in The Chicago Tribune — by …

M*A*S*H Slated for Cancellation After 1978-1979 Season?

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Examining the history of M*A*S*H.

An annual advertising survey conducted by investment firm Bache Halsey Stuart Shields Inc. suggested that M*A*S*H and three other “long-running series” were “considered candidates for cancellation before the season ends,” according to an August 4th, 1978 article in The New York Times. The other three shows were The Rockford Files on NBC and Barnaby Jones …