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  • Hey, Jeannie! – Twenty-six segments aired on CBS from September 8, 1956 to May 4, 1957 in the Saturday slot following The Gale Storm Show and preceding the western series Gunsmoke. Six additional episodes aired in 1958 in syndication. (H)

  • Small Wonder – Although the show was created under Metromedia Productions, the rights to the show were acquired by 20th Century Fox Television in 1986. (S)

  • Madame's Place – Madame's Place aired for one first-run season from September 20, 1982 until February 25, 1983, although the actual number of episodes produced is disputed (some references say 75, some say 150). The show was unusual for a sitcom in that it was produced for first-run syndication to air five days a week. (M)

  • The New WKRP in Cincinnati – Nine years after the original WKRP in Cincinnati aired on CBS, the series returned to the air in first-run syndication from 1991–1993. The syndicated series, contrary to the belief of some, was not canceled due to large monetary losses. Despite the challenges of syndication, which included varying airtimes (sometimes late at night) in various markets, the series was able to operate in the black, but not producing a profit substantial enough to investors backing it financially. (N)

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (hour long) – It debuted in first-run syndication on September 27, 1997 and ran for three consecutive seasons, concluding with the 66th episode on May 20, 2000. The show was cancelled due to Disney's unwritten policy of not producing shows with more than 65 episodes, even though it had one more episode. (H)

  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman – During the run of the series and its various spin-offs and sequels, KTTV, which broadcast the series in the Los Angeles market, also broadcast a tongue-in-cheek version of its nightly "Metronews" newscast, titled "Metronews, Metronews." (M)

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Throughout 1980s and 1990s, sitcoms were pulled from the web, and studios continued to experiment with new distribution methods. At the time, co-publishing was one of the main tools. The tool generated a list of 54 sitcoms that were then released for the first time in a joint release, for further viewing by interested friends. Mama’s Family and Charles In charm.

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