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M*A*S*H TV Reunion Special Stars Alan Alda And Other Fan Faves

TV sitcom fans often name M*A*S*H in their list of top ten favorite shows ever. And now the iconic comedy will return in a reunion special.

Find out which fan favorites star in the reunion show. And keep reading to learn when and where to watch a special about one of television’s most beloved classics.

M*A*S*H Special Spoilers – Alan Alda Stars In Reunion

The Fox network just announced a two-hour special titled M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television. Airing on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 8/7c, the show will feature M*A*S*H creators and stars honoring one of the TV world’s most influential series, noted TV Insider.

M*A*S*H TV Reunion Special Stars Alan Alda And Other Fan Faves

And Fox has planned the special as a way to offer new interviews with the original cast members. For instance, Alan Alda (Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce) will reunite with Gary Burghoff (Cpl. Walter “Radar” O’Reilly) and William Christopher (Father Francis Mulcahy).

And watch for Jamie Farr (Cpl./Sgt. Maxwell Q. “Max” Klinger) to meet up again with Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt), Wayne Rogers (Capt. “Trapper” John McIntyre), and Loretta Swit (Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan). However, series executive producers Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe will also discuss their insights into the iconic sitcom.

And highlights will include exploring how the show’s characters evolved. But the special also will offer rare as well as never-viewed looks behind the scenes at footage, photos, and stories.

And the show’s clips and archival interviews will honor writer/producer Larry Gelbart and series stars Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Burns), Harry Morgan (Col. Sherman T. Potter), McLean Stevenson (Lt. Col. Henry Blake), and David Ogden Stiers (Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III).

M*A*S*H Special Spoilers – Iconic Sitcom Returns

Because of how the show influenced other TV writers and producers, M*A*S*H stands out as “not only a great television series” but “a cultural phenomenon.

It has made multiple generations of viewers laugh, cry and think, often in the same episode,” said executive producers John Scheinfeld and Andy Kaplan. Scheinfeld also directed the special. And the duo added, “We are excited to team with FOX to create this unprecedented window into an innovative television classic.”

But Dan Harrison, EVP, Program Planning & Content Strategy, FOX Entertainment, noted the timeless qualities of M*A*S*H. And he feels that it ranks “among the most iconic sitcoms in the annals of television history. It’s a timeless show that comedically captures the 4077th medical corps and how they managed to maintain their sanity while saving lives on the front lines of the Korean War. Larry Gelbart, Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe brought this incredible comedy to life thanks to their ensemble cast led by the incomparable Alan Alda. FOX is proud to celebrate the landmark achievements of one of the best comedies ever created.”

Aired in 1983 on CBS, M*A*S*H‘s two-and-a-half-hour series finale still ranks as the highest-rated telecast in television history. And the series still runs in syndication, on basic cable, and on Hulu. The sitcom received a total of 14 Emmys, including for Outstanding Comedy, Lead Actor in a Comedy, Directing for a Comedy, and Writing for a Comedy.

Tell us what you think. Do you plan to watch the premiere of M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television when it airs Monday, January 1, 2024, 8/7c, on Fox? And after you share your views, check back on our site for more TV news.

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