M*A*S*H (1972)


M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, which follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea during the Korean War. The show's title sequence features an instrumental version of "Suicide Is Painless", the theme song from the original film. The show was created after an attempt to film the original book's sequel, M*A*S*H Goes to Maine, failed. It is the most well known version of the M*A*S*H works. The series premiered in the U.S. on September 17, 1972, and ended February 28, 1983, with the finale, "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen", becoming the most watched television episode in U.S. television history at the time, with a record-breaking 125 million viewers, according to the New York Times. It had struggled in its first season and was at risk of being cancelled. Season two of M*A*S*H placed it in a better time slot; the show became one of the top ten programs of the year and stayed in the top twenty programs for the rest of its eleven-season run. It is still broadcast in syndication on various television stations. The series, which depicted a three-year military conflict, spanned 256 episodes and lasted eleven seasons.

Score: 8/10 from 13 votes
First Air Date: 1972-09-17
Last Air Date: 1983-02-28
Total Seasons: 11
Total Episodes: 251
Status: Ended
Network: CBS

All Seasons

Season 0
First air date:
Season 1
First air date: 1972-09-17
Season 2
First air date: 1973-09-15
Season 3
First air date: 1974-09-10
Season 4
First air date: 1975-09-12
Season 5
First air date: 1976-09-21
Season 6
First air date: 1977-09-20
Season 7
First air date: 1978-09-18
Season 8
First air date: 1979-09-17
Season 9
First air date: 1980-11-17
Season 10
First air date: 1981-10-26
Season 11
First air date: 1982-10-25


Alan Alda
as Hawkeye Pierce
Loretta Swit
as Margaret Houlihan
Jamie Farr
as Maxwell Klinger
William Christopher
as Father Mulcahy
Harry Morgan
as Sherman T. Potter
Mike Farrell
as B. J. Hunnicutt
Kellye Nakahara
as Lieutenant Kellye Yamato
David Ogden Stiers
as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III
Jeff Maxwell
as Igor Straminsky
Roy Goldman
as Roy Goldman


Production Burt Metcalfe Executive Producer
Production Gene Reynolds Executive Producer
Writing David Isaacs Writer
Writing Ken Levine Writer
Writing Simon Muntner Writer
Writing H. Richard Hornberger Writer
Writing Ring Lardner, Jr. Writer
Writing Dennis Koenig Writer
Writing Larry Balmagia Writer
Writing Jay Folb Writer
Writing Mike Farrell Writer
Writing Tommy Reeder Writer
Writing Bill Idelson Writer
Writing Allan Katz Writer
Writing Don Reo Writer
Writing Sheldon Bull Writer
Writing Paul Perlove Writer
Writing John W. Regier Writer
Writing W. C. Heinz Writer
Writing John D. Hess Writer
Production Larry Gelbart Producer
Production Thad Mumford Producer
Production John Rappaport Producer
Production Dan Wilcox Producer
Production Dennis Koenig Producer
Production Allan Katz Producer
Production Don Reo Producer
Production Jim Mulligan Producer