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The Jetsons is an animated sitcom that aired on ABC for one season in 1962-1963 and was brought back over 20 years later, in 1985, in syndication. Hanna-Barbera produced the show throughout its run, with Screen Gems handling co-production and distribution of the first season. Following several distributor changes for the show over the years, Warner Bros. Television now owns the distribution rights to The Jetsons.
The Jetsons live in the future in an apartment complex where everything is available at the push of a button. George Jetson, the family matriarch, is a loving (albeit long-suffering) husband and dad and the brunt of verbal abuse from his boss at Spacely Sprockets, Cosmo Spacely. Jane is his wise wife, Judy is a atypical teenybopper daughter, and Elroy is his all-American-boy son. Astro, the pet dog, was found by Elroy and was brought home and upon being taken in by the family pretty much became George's lapdog. (His canine speech of starting all words with an "r" pre-dated Scooby-Doo by seven years.) In the 1980s syndicated series, they acquired a new pet, a critter named Orbitty.
The show ran one season in prime time on ABC (the network's first color program), then moved to Saturday mornings where it had aired on all three networks up to 1981. Years later, it was revived for syndication where two more seasons were produced. Following the series, two TV movies were made, The Flintstones Meet the Jetsons in 1987 and Rockin' with Judy Jetson in 1988. The Jetsons, a theatrical film, was made in 1990 which sparked a minor backlash because Janet Waldo's voice recordings for Judy Jetson were re-recorded by pop-star Tiffany. In recent years, the Jetsons have been used in commercials for Electrasol and Tums. A live-action Jetsons movie is being planned by Warner Bros.
| Season || Premiere || Finale || #
| Season One || September 23, 1962 || March 17, 1963 || 24
| Season Two || September 16, 1985 || December 13, 1985 || 41
| Season Three || October 19, 1987 || November 12, 1987 || 10