The producers of 'That '70s Show' looked for laughs (and didn't find many) in this sitcom set in 1984 San Diego and focusing on record-store employees and their sardonic boss, a woman who survived the summer of love mostly intact.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2002-01-23

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That '80s Show is an American sitcom that aired from January through May 2002. Despite having a similar name, show structure, and many of the same writers and production staff, it is not considered a direct-sequel of the more successful That '70s Show. The characters and story lines from both shows never crossed paths. Although the main character, Corey Howard (Glenn Howerton), is designed as Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) cousin, the show itself was a separate decade-based show created because of That '70s Show's popularity at the time. The show was set in 1984 and revolved around the lives of a group of friends living in San Diego, California. It debuted January 23, 2002, and the final episode aired May 29, 2002. Its regular time slot was on Wednesday nights at 8:00/7:00 Central on the Fox Network, although a few shows were aired on different nights. Its main time slot competitors were ABC's My Wife and Kids, CBS's 60 Minutes II, and NBC's Ed. All 13 episodes, which were filmed at CBS Studio Center, aired at least once.

That '80s Show - Episode notes - Netflix

“Road Trip” was aired after That '70s Show on Tuesday, May 6, as Fox aired a special “2 Decades of Laughs in One Night” format. It was rumoured at the time that Fox was testing both shows back to back to see if it would work the following season. Ratings for this episode were higher (either due to That '70s Show's lead in or due to a different timeslot) than a usual Wednesday night episode, but the format was never tried again, and That '80s Show was cancelled 9 days later. “Beach Party” was aired the night after “Road Trip” in the usual Wednesday timeslot (with “Sophia's Depressed” still not aired), despite being the last episode produced. This is noticeable when Corey and Tuesday notice the listening station at Permanent Record, something that was created in wake of a fire in “Sophia's Depressed”, which wouldn't air until three weeks later. “Sophia's Depressed” aired as scheduled on May 14 nearly a week after the show was officially cancelled. This episode was supposed to be the official series finale. However, the last scene that aired during the closing credits (where Sophia introduces the gang to her sister Bianca) was edited out on Fox in favour of promos for summer Fox shows, though it was seen during the Canadian airing on CTV.

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