Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 18, 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
WKRP in Cincinnati tv show photo

WKRP in Cincinnati

Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson tries to run a failing Cincinnati radio station owned by his "tough as nails" mother. His own incompetence is overshadowed by the strange employees that work at the station.

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Last Episode

04x22 Up and Down the Dial Aired: Apr. 21, 1982

Mama Carlson announces that she is switching to an all-news format just as the station made its way up to #6 in the ratings.

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 4 seasons and 90 episodes air between 1978 and 1982.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot episode. However, Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run because executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said that…
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    Sylvia Sidney played "Mama" Carlson in the pilot episode. However, Carol Bruce took over the role for the rest of the series run because executive producer/creator Hugh Wilson said that Sidney was not pleasant to work with, did not get along with the cast or producers and thought the show itself was ridiculous.
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  • David Cassidy turned down the role of Johnny "Dr. Johnny Fever" Caravella.
  • In 1980 Hanna-Barbera planned to collaborate with Hugh Wilson to make an animated series of WKRP with all eight characters as dogs. Thankfully, the series never got off the ground.
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