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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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.
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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.