TV SERIES PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Unwilling to rest as a one-hit wonder when its first big hit, The
Monkees, went off the air in 1968, the television production
company Screen Gems wasted no time in trying to repeat its
success. On September 25, 1970, in the 8:30 p.m. time slot
immediately following The Brady Bunch, ABC premiered a
program that would give Screen Gems its second TV-to-pop-
chart smash: The Partridge Family.


The musical sitcom starred Shirley Jones and featured David
Cassidy
. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays
the oldest of her five children, in a family who embarks on a
music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until August 24,
1974, on the
ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and
had subsequent runs in
syndication.

The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the
Cowsills
, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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