Cheers

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NBC (ended 1993)

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Sam (Ted Danson), a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. His former coach (Nicholas Colasanto) and sarcastic waitress Carla (Rhea Perlman) work for him. In the first episode somewhat snobby, beautiful and intelligent Diane (Shelley Long) -- forced to become a waitress when her fiance jilts her -- constantly bickers with Sam but is hired. Eventually, they fall in love. Several wacky characters make the bar their home-away-from-home, including, accountant Norm (George Wendt) and Boston letter carrier Cliff (John Ratzenberger). They are joined by bartender Woody (Woody Harrelson) and psychiratrists Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth.) A few seasons later, Sam sells the bar to buy a boat and sail around the world. His boat sinks and he returns to bartending. Rebecca (Kirstie Alley), the new (more ambitious) manager, hires him back. They love to hate each other and eventually get together as well. Intro Theme: Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see our troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everybody knows your name. You wanna go where people know people are all the same. You wanna go where everybody knows your name.

Nielsen Ratings: #75 in the 1982-1983 season

#34 in the 1983-1984 season

#13 in the 1984-1985 season

#5 in the 1985-1986 season

#3 in the 1986-1987 season

#3 in the 1987-1988 season

#4 in the 1988-1989 season

#3 in the 1989-1990 season

#1 in the 1990-1991 season

#4 in the 1991-1992 season

#9 in the 1992-1993 season

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Comedy, Drama

Themes

80s, Classics, Dramedy, ensemble cast, ladies man