Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC and created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles. The show is set in a bar named Cheers in Boston, Massachusetts, where a group of locals meet to drink, relax, and socialize. The show's theme song, written and performed by Gary Portnoy, and co-written with Judy Hart Angelo, lent its famous refrain, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name", as the show's tagline.After premiering on September 30, 1982, it was nearly canceled during its first season when it ranked last in ratings for its premiere. Cheers, however, eventually became a highly rated television show in the United States, earning a top-ten rating during 8 of its 11 seasons, including one season at #1. The show spent most of its run on NBC's Thursday night "Must See TV" lineup. Its widely watched series finale was broadcast on May 20, 1993, and the show's 275 episodes have been successfully syndicated worldwide. Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for all eleven of its seasons on the air, it has earned 28 Emmy Awards from a then-record 117 nominations. The character Frasier Crane was featured in his eponymous spin-off show, which later aired up until 2004 and included guest appearances by virtually all of the major and minor Cheers characters.
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Season 1Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS | CBS All Access | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 30, 1982
Give Me a Ring Sometime Sep 30, 1982 Bride-to-be Diane Chambers becomes the center of attention at a cozy bar called Cheers.
S01 E02Oct 7, 1982
Sam's Women Oct 7, 1982 Diane's teasing about his airhead women sends Sam looking for a date of a higher cerebral plane and an old customer insists he must see the former owner to discuss his personal problems.
S01 E03Oct 14, 1982
The Tortelli Tort Oct 14, 1982 Carla's fiery temper almost costs Sam the bar when she attacks an obnoxious Yankees fan.
S01 E04Oct 21, 1982
Sam at Eleven Oct 21, 1982 Sam realizes how much he misses his former sports celebrity status when a local newscaster asks to interview him again.
S01 E05Oct 28, 1982
Coach's Daughter Oct 28, 1982 Coach's daughter brings the obnoxious lout she plans to marry to meet her father.
S01 E06Nov 4, 1982
Any Friend of Diane's Nov 4, 1982 Diane becomes upset when Sam hits on an old friend of hers who's on the rebound from an unhappy love affair.
Season 2Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 29, 1983
Power Play Sep 29, 1983 The regular gang finds Sam and Diane's romance hard to believe, a view apparently shared by Diane, who throws Sam out of her apartment after only five minutes.
S02 E02Oct 13, 1983
Little Sister Don't Cha Oct 13, 1983 Carla goes on a maternity leave and is replaced by her supposedly shy and innocent sister.
S02 E03Oct 20, 1983
Personal Business Oct 20, 1983 Diane, angry at the implication that she couldn't hold a job anywhere but Cheers, leaves for better position and Norm leaves Vera.
S02 E04Oct 27, 1983
Homicidal Ham Oct 27, 1983 Andy, the ex-con Sam arranged as a blind date for Diane, returns to Cheers to show off his acting ability.
S02 E05Nov 3, 1983
Sumner's Return Nov 3, 1983 Diane's intellectual former fiance returns to reclaim her and puts Sam into an anxiety attack when he tries to measure up by reading Tolstoy.
S02 E06Nov 10, 1983
Affairs of the Heart Nov 10, 1983 Carla rejects a man interested in her romantically, convinced that he must have some ""fatal flaw"" to find her attractive.
Season 3Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Sep 27, 1984
Rebound, Part 1 Sep 27, 1984 Coach asks Diane to return to Cheers from her self-imposed ""vacation"" to help Sam, who has fallen off the wagon.
S03 E02Oct 4, 1984
Rebound, Part 2 Oct 4, 1984 Coach asks Diane to return to Cheers from her self-imposed ""vacation"" to help Sam, who has fallen off the wagon.
S03 E03Oct 18, 1984
I Call Your Name Oct 18, 1984 Frasier asks Sam for some advice about his more intimate relationship with Diane and Cliff hides out from a vengeful fellow postal employee.
S03 E04Oct 25, 1984
Fairy Tales Can Come True Oct 25, 1984 Cliff meets a woman during a costume party at Cheers that he likes very much, but he's afraid to see her again as himself.
S03 E05Nov 1, 1984
Sam Turns the Other Cheek Nov 1, 1984 Sam makes up an elaborate story to explain how he got shot in the rear end, not wanting to tell everyone the real reason - he was shot at by a jealous husband.
S03 E06Nov 8, 1984
Coach in Love, Part 1 Nov 8, 1984 Coach falls in love with a woman who dumps him after she wins a big lottery while Sam strikes out with her daughter.
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S04 E01Sep 26, 1985
Birth, Death, Love and Rice Sep 26, 1985 After the sad passing away of Coach, Sam hires a new bartender in Woody Boyd, Coach's pen pal who has moved to Boston. Frasier arrives back from Europe with the news that Diane left him at the altar for six months of decadent living across Europe and is now seeking renewal in a Boston monastery.
S04 E02Oct 3, 1985
Woody Goes Belly Up Oct 3, 1985 The gang brings Woody's old girl friend to Boston to visit him and Frasier, still not yet confident about returning to psychiatry, decides to pay his bar bill by working as a janitor.
S04 E03Oct 17, 1985
Someday My Prince Will Come Oct 17, 1985 Diane fantasizes over an expensive coat left behind by a patron and agrees to go out with whoever claims it.
S04 E04Oct 24, 1985
The Groom Wore Clearasil Oct 24, 1985 Carla asks Sam to tell her teenage son about the joys of bachelorhood and to discourage his urge to get married.
S04 E05Oct 31, 1985
Diane's Nightmare Oct 31, 1985 Diane spends a dark and stormy night worrying that Andy Schroeder has escaped and is out to kill her.
S04 E06Nov 7, 1985
I Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday Nov 7, 1985 Sam has a weak moment and lends Diane $500 to buy a book reputedly signed by Ernest Hemingway.
Season 5Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Sep 25, 1986
The Proposal Sep 25, 1986 We finally found out who Sam's telephone proposal at the end of the last episode was to - Diane! But Diane fears that Sam is meerely on the rebound after breaking up with Janet, so asks him to repeat the proposal in a more romantic occasion, but when he does (on a boat), she refuses, causing Sam to make her walk the plank. Later Diane says she does want to get married, but Sam has now retracted the proposal.
S05 E02Oct 2, 1986
The Cape Cad Oct 2, 1986 Diane follows Sam to Cape Cod in an effort to ruin his weekend with another woman.
S05 E03Oct 9, 1986
Money Dearest Oct 9, 1986 Cliff's ecstatic when his mother decides to marry a wealthy man until the groom decides to give it all away to charity.
S05 E04Oct 16, 1986
Abnormal Psychology Oct 16, 1986 Diane tries to help Lilith, the lady psychologist attracted to Frasier, to soften her appearance and surprise Frasier during their television debate.
S05 E05Oct 30, 1986
House of Horrors with Formal Dining and Used Brick Oct 30, 1986 Cliff finds a reasonably priced older home for Carla to buy that turns out to be haunted.
S05 E06Nov 6, 1986
Tan 'n' Wash Nov 6, 1986 The gang insists on getting in on Norm's new business investment then complains bitterly when it looks like a washout.
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S06 E01Sep 24, 1987
Home Is the Sailor Sep 24, 1987 Sam returns to Cheers six months after he sold it to a large corporation to pursue a life of leisure on board a new boat. Now the boat has sunk and he's looking for a job.
S06 E02Oct 1, 1987
I on Sports Oct 1, 1987 Sam tries to dodge his bar duties so he can fill in for a friend as a sports broadcaster.
S06 E03Oct 15, 1987
Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 1 Oct 15, 1987 Carla and Eddie plan to get married if they can get past superstition, Eddie's mother, Carla's children, and Rebecca's nerves as she waits for her boss to show up at the bar.
S06 E04Oct 22, 1987
Little Carla, Happy at Last, Part 2 Oct 22, 1987 Carla and Eddie plan to get married if they can get past superstition, Eddie's mother, Carla's children, and Rebecca's nerves as she waits for her boss to show up at the bar.
S06 E05Oct 29, 1987
The Crane Mutiny Oct 29, 1987 The gang tries to convince Frasier that Rebecca desires him after he quarrels with Lilith and Rebecca replaces Sam's picture with one of Robert Urich.
S06 E06Nov 5, 1987
Paint Your Office Nov 5, 1987 Norm gets to know Rebecca better when he paints her office as a way of paying off his bar tab.
Season 7Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Oct 27, 1988
How to Recede in Business Oct 27, 1988 Rebecca's life suffers a further disruption when Evan Drake's replacement makes Sam the new manager of Cheers.
S07 E02Nov 3, 1988
Swear to God Nov 3, 1988 Sam makes a rash promise to God that he'll remain celibate if only someone else is the father of an old girl friend's baby.
S07 E03Nov 10, 1988
Executive Sweet (1) Nov 10, 1988 Rebecca puts Sam off by telling him that from now on she'll only date men who can advance her career, and then she meets her younger-than-springtime new boss.
S07 E04Nov 17, 1988
One Happy Chappy in a Sappy Serape (2) Nov 17, 1988 Sam goes to Mexico to open a new bar for the company, robbing Rebecca of her ""fiance"" and her only defense against the marriage proposal of her baby boss.
S07 E05Nov 24, 1988
Those Lips, Those Ice Nov 24, 1988 Carla throws a jealous fit when she suspects that Eddie is fooling around with someone from the ice show.
S07 E06Dec 8, 1988
Norm, is That You? Dec 8, 1988 Norm tries to hide the fact that he's become an interior decorator.
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S08 E01Sep 21, 1989
The Improbable Dream (1) Sep 21, 1989 Just as Rebecca fears for her sanity because of the erotic dreams she's been having about Sam, multi-millionaire Robin Colcord sweeps her off her feet.
S08 E02Sep 28, 1989
The Improbable Dream (2) Sep 28, 1989 Just as Rebecca fears for her sanity because of the erotic dreams she's been having about Sam, she's swept off her feet by multi-millionaire Robin Colcord.
S08 E03Oct 12, 1989
A Bar is Born Oct 12, 1989 Rebecca prepares herself to spend her first night with Robin Colcord while Sam takes the first step towards owning the bar again.
S08 E04Oct 19, 1989
How to Marry a Mailman Oct 19, 1989 The young woman Cliff turned in for stealing a Post Office vehicle returns from Canada with an offer that literally blinds Cliff.
S08 E05Oct 26, 1989
The Two Faces of Norm Oct 26, 1989 Norm invents a strict curmudgeon of a partner to boss around his easygoing paint crew while Sam goes crazy with concern after selling his precious 'Vette.
S08 E06Nov 2, 1989
The Stork Brings a Crane Nov 2, 1989 Lilith spoils Rebecca's elaborately planned celebration of Cheers' 100th anniversary by going into labor.
Season 9Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Tubi TV | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Sep 20, 1990
Love is a Really, Really, Perfectly Okay Thing Sep 20, 1990 In the afterglow of their intimate encounter, Rebecca becomes determined to deny that it ever happened, to the gang at the bar, to Robin and to herself.
S09 E02Sep 27, 1990
Cheers Fouls Out Sep 27, 1990 Sam tries to beat Gary at his own game in a grudge basketball game by recruiting Boston Celtics' star Kevin McHale as a substitute bartender at Cheers.
S09 E03Oct 4, 1990
Rebecca Redux Oct 4, 1990 Sam hires a new bar manager that everyone seems to like, then learns how low Rebecca has sunk in her pursuit of new employment.
S09 E04Oct 11, 1990
Where Nobody Knows Your Name Oct 11, 1990 Rebecca is secretly very upset when one of Robin's previous lovers goes public claiming to be his current affair.
S09 E05Oct 18, 1990
Ma Always Liked You Best Oct 18, 1990 Cliff gets very hurt and upset when his mother decides that Woody is the son she never had, and Norm gets caught in a window.
S09 E06Oct 25, 1990
Grease Oct 25, 1990 Norm nearly has a cow when he hears that the Hungry Heifer is closing down, and mounts an all-out campaign to keep it going, while Rebecca frets over seeing Robin as he works in the street nearby as part of a road gang.
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S10 E01Sep 19, 1991
Baby Balk Sep 19, 1991 Sam and Rebecca each separately turn to the Drs. Crane for help in conceiving a baby.
S10 E02Sep 26, 1991
Get Your Kicks on Route 666 Sep 26, 1991 Frasier takes the guys on a trip to rediscover the ""inner man"" while the gals discover Carla's cousin Frankie when he fills in at the bar.
S10 E03Oct 3, 1991
Madame LaCarla Oct 3, 1991 Carla is reluctant to accept the crystal ball passed to her by the retiring psychic, Madame Lazora.
S10 E04Oct 10, 1991
The Norm Who Came in from the Cold Oct 10, 1991 Norm becomes a permanent house guest when he injures his back while painting at the Cranes'.
S10 E05Oct 17, 1991
Ma's Little Maggie Oct 17, 1991 Cliff's girlfriend and mother take an instant liking to each other while Rebecca tries to entice Sam into some frozen fertility underwear.
S10 E06Oct 24, 1991
Unplanned Parenthood Oct 24, 1991 Sam and Rebecca begin to doubt their resolve to be parents after caring Carla's wild bunch and Cliff lobbies for the job of directing Woody's video project for the folks back home.
Season 11Netflix | Prime Video | Hulu | CBS All Access | Tubi TV | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S11 E01Sep 24, 1992
The Little Match Girl Sep 24, 1992 Rebecca's smoking gets her into big trouble when she accidentally starts a fire in the bar, and blames it on faulty wiring.
S11 E02Oct 1, 1992
The Beer is Always Greener Oct 1, 1992 Carla is forced to clean up her act and behave nicely when she's forced to find another job while Cheers is being rebuilt. Woody's faith in Kelly is shaken when he learns they have religious differences.
S11 E03Oct 8, 1992
The King of Beers Oct 8, 1992 Norm's new job seems like a dream come true when he becomes a beer taster at a brewery. Rebecca finds she can't tear herself away from the bar's new slot machine.
S11 E04Oct 22, 1992
The Magnificent Six Oct 22, 1992 HenrÃ challenges Sam to a contest to see who's the bigger ladies' man. Rebecca resorts to desperate measures in her quest to quit smoking.
S11 E05Oct 29, 1992
Do Not Forsake Me O' My Postman Oct 29, 1992 Maggie returns to Cheers and Cliffie, this time claiming she's carrying his baby. Rebecca hires a hack songwriter to create a jingle for the bar.
S11 E06Nov 5, 1992
Teaching with the Enemy (1) Nov 5, 1992 Rebecca spots Lilith with another man, and doesn't know whether to tell Frasier. Later, Lilith confesses to Frasier that she cheated on him - once. Frasier is devastated, and after he and Lilith talk about it, Frasier asks Lilith to tell her lover the affair is over. Lilith goes to see him - and then comes back saying she wants to leave Frasier. Meanwhile Sam hires a bouncer named Tiny, but can't bring himself to fire Tiny when nobody wants to go near him.
S11 E07Nov 12, 1992
The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (2) Nov 12, 1992 Lilith informs Frasier that she wants to spend a year away from him, sealed in a biosphere with her lover. Frasier reacts to this like any trained psychiatrist - he steps onto the ledge of Melville's and threatens to jump if Lilith leaves him. Lilith and Sam manage to talk him down, but Lilith insists their marriage is over. Once Lilith has gone, Frasier's friends rally round in support of him.