The series, set in Evanston, Illinois, relates the comic adventures of Mac Ferguson, a hardware store owner, as he struggles to cope with life, both at work and at home.

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Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1976-12-01

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In the Beginning is an American sitcom originally created by Norman Lear, Jim Mulligan (Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In) and Norman Steinberg (Blazing Saddles) and produced by Lear's Tandem Productions company that aired on CBS from September 20 to October 18, 1978.

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First developed by Lear in 1977, the series was originally intended as a starring vehicle for Broadway actress Priscilla Lopez, and was to have been titled Aggie, after her character. However, McLean Stevenson was later added to the cast, and in addition to the title change, it also moved the show's focus from its original premise of Aggie against the establishment to Aggie and her battles with Father Cleary. In the Beginning also marked McLean Stevenson's second attempt at a successful post-MAS*H vehicle. However, the series fared even worse than his short-lived 1976 sitcom The McLean Stevenson Show. A long-forgotten flop, In the Beginning was cancelled by CBS after only 5 of its 9 episodes had aired, due to poor ratings and the departures of co-creators Jim Mulligan and Norman Steinberg after the pilot, as a result of conflicts with the network.

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