Cheers

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Cheers
Cheers.jpg
Premiere September 30, 1982
Finale May 20, 1993
Airs Returns September 1, 2014 on MeTV
Creator Glen Charles
Les Charles
James Burrows
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 11
Episodes 269
Origin USA

The creators of Taxi bring you to the place where everybody knows your name... Cheers is centered around the patrons and staff at a Boston bar owned and operated by Sam Malone, a recovering alcoholic and former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher. It ranks as one of the most popular television shows of all time.

It spun off two other sitcoms, The Tortellis, which quickly failed, and Frasier, which was nearly as successful as Cheers.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Ted Danson Sam Malone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Shelley Long Diane Chambers 1 2 3 4 5 11
Kirstie Alley Rebecca Howe 6 7 8 9 10 11
Nicholas Colasanto Ernie "Coach" Pantusso 1 2 3
Rhea Perlman Carla Tortelli 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
John Ratzenberger Clifford "Cliff" Clavin, Jr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Woody Harrelson Woodrow "Woody" Boyd 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Kelsey Grammer Dr. Frasier Crane 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Bebe Neuwirth Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crane 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
George Wendt Norman "Norm" Peterson 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Paul Willson Paul Krapence 1 2 4 5 6 9 10 11
Jay Thomas Eddie LeBec 5 6 7
Jackie Swanson Kelly Gaines Boyd 7 8 9 10 11
Richard Doyle Walter Gaines 7 8 10 11
Roger Rees Robin Colcord 8 9 11
Keene Curtis John Allen Hill 9 10 11
Background Cast ("Barflies")
Alan Koss Alan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11
Tim Cunningham Tim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11
Thomas Babson Tom 1 2 3 4 5 6
Paul Vaughn Paul 1 2
Jack Knight Jack 1
Steve Giannelli Steve 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11
Al Rosen Al 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Larry Harpel Larry 3 4 5
Philip Perlman Phil 4 6 7 9 10 11
Peter Schreiner Pete 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Hugh Maguire Hugh 5 6 7
Michael Holden Joe 5 7 8 9 10
Mark Arnott Mark 5 7 8
Tony DiBenedetto Tony 8 9

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 30, 1982 March 31, 1983 22
Season Two September 29, 1983 May 10, 1984 22
Season Three September 27, 1984 May 9, 1985 25
Season Four September 26, 1985 May 15, 1986 26
Season Five September 25, 1986 May 7, 1987 26
Season Six September 24, 1987 May 5, 1988 25
Season Seven October 27, 1988 May 4, 1989 22
Season Eight September 21, 1989 May 3, 1990 26
Season Nine September 20, 1990 May 2, 1991 25
Season Ten September 19, 1991 May 14, 1992 25
Season Eleven September 24, 1992 May 13, 1993 25

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season May 20, 2003 4 purchase
The Complete Second Season January 6, 2004 4 purchase
The Complete Third Season May 25, 2004 4 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season February 1, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season May 17, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Sixth Season September 13, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Seventh Season November 15, 2005 4 purchase
The Complete Eighth Season June 13, 2006 4 purchase
The Ninth Season April 29, 2008 5 purchase
The Tenth Season September 2, 2008 4 purchase
The Eleventh Season January 27, 2009 4 purchase

External Sites