All in the Familyis an Americantelevision series that was originally broadcast on thetelevision network for nine seasons, from 1971 to 1979. Afterwards, it was continued with the spin-off series, which picked up whereAll in the Familyhad ended and ran for four more seasons through 1983.
Based on the British sitcom,All in the Familywas produced byand. It starred,,, and. The show revolves around the life of aman and his family. The show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for a US network television comedy, such as,,,,,,,,,,,, and. Through depicting these controversial issues, the series became arguably one of television’s most influential comedic programs, as it injected the sitcom format with more dramatic moments and realistic, topical conflicts.
All in the Familyis often regarded in the United States as one of the greatest television series in history.Following a lackluster first season, the show soon became the most watched show in the United States during summer rerunsand afterwards ranked number one in the yearlyfrom 1971 to 1976.It became the first television series to reach the milestone of having topped the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive years. The episode “Sammy’s Visit” was ranked number 13 on.rankedAll in the Familyas number four.Bravoalso named the show’s protagonist, Archie Bunker, TV’s greatest character of all time.In 2013, therankedAll in the Familythe fourth-best written TV series ever.