M*A*S*H is a television series adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH, which was
itself based on the 1968 novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors, written by Richard Hooker. The medical drama/black comedy series premiered on September
17, 1972 and ended February 28, 1983. The final episode became the most watched television show in U.S. television history with 105.97 million viewers. In 2002, M*A*S*H was ranked #25 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.