CHEERS 1982 Cast Then and Now 2021 How They Changed
Cheers is an American sitcom television series that ran on NBC from September 30, 1982, to May 20, 1993, with a total of 275 half-hour episodes across eleven seasons. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows Productions in association with Paramount Network Television, and was created by the team of James Burrows and Glen 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 main theme song, co-written and performed by Gary Portnoy, lent its refrain „Where Everybody Knows Your Name“ as the show’s catchphrase.
At the center of the show was the bar’s owner and head bartender Sam Malone, a womanizing former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. The show’s ensemble cast included waitresses Carla Tortelli and Diane Chambers, who would be Sam’s love interest for the first several seasons of the show, as well as a dimwitted second bartender, Coach Ernie Pantusso for the first three seasons, and Woody Boyd for the rest of the series, and regular bar patrons Norm Peterson, Cliff Clavin, and Frasier Crane. Later main characters of the show include Rebecca Howe, who manages the bar after Sam sells it and later becomes his love interest, and Lilith Sternin, who is Frasier’s wife.
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