Were these shows ever on TV the same time as The Waltons?

Could you watch The Waltons the same year as Bonanza, Adam-12 or Happy Days?

The beloved series The Waltons premiered in 1972 at a time when wholesome family shows were far less common than a decade prior. Nevertheless, it bucked conventional wisdom and became immensely popular. The show aired nine seasons, lasting until 1981.

Can you remember all the other programs on TV during that time? There were sitcoms and dramas, of course, but also Westerns, science fiction and action series. Guess if the following 20 shows aired any first-run episodes during the same period as The Waltons.

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  1. Were 'M*A*S*H' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  2. Were 'Star Trek' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  3. Were 'Mama’s Family' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  4. Were 'Happy Days' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  5. Were 'The Golden Girls' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  6. Were 'The Love Boat' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  7. Were 'Adam-12' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  8. Were 'Saved by the Bell' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  9. Were 'The Brady Bunch' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  10. Were 'MacGyver' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  11. Were 'ALF' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  12. Were 'The Mod Squad' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  13. Were 'Cheers' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  14. Were 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  15. Were 'Mission: Impossible' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  16. Were 'Miami Vice' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  17. Were 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  18. Were 'The Big Valley' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  19. Were 'The Beverly Hillbillies' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?
  20. Were 'Bonanza' and 'The Waltons' ever on TV at the same time?

Were these shows ever on TV the same time as The Waltons?

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Fred_Clampett 6 months ago
OK...what boggles my mind is how both The Waltons and Magnum PI aired on CBS. How were they in competing time slots?
JewelsChuck 6 months ago
13/20... I was too busy watching the Walton’s to know what else was on. 😉
Muleskinner 6 months ago
16/20. 😕 it’s been awhile.
Geronimo 6 months ago
A couple of these questions I cannot believe I got wrong
18/20
JZ6030 7 months ago
19/20. Magnum did me in. I wasn’t a big Waltons fan as good of a show as it was but remembering most of the rest of the shows makes me really appreciate how good TV used to be. I’ll watch the reruns over and over. I’m fine with being a boomer. The classics live on in life in all aspects. Here’s to us boomers 🍻
Bubba77511 7 months ago
18/20....smh i really wanted that perfecto
Filmnoirfan 7 months ago
14/20 - not bad for having never watched The Waltons
texasluva 7 months ago
Good morning everyone. Let's get those feet a moving with a little wake up mix music. Legs a kicking, arms a swinging and bop bop a bopping along. Can you dig it, can you swing it .
MrsPhilHarris texasluva 6 months ago
Great mash-up. Love the swing dancing.
texasluva MrsPhilHarris 6 months ago
Great wake up music and you can even swing to it while listening. I think it was Saturday.
CaptainDunsel 7 months ago
16/20
My time sense was a little off, I guess.
BrianMoore 7 months ago
19 out of 20. I missed number 19 :(
texasluva 7 months ago
Ho-ho-ho what do you know the winner of the quiz show. None other then MrsPhillHarris (aka Godzilla Quiz Queen of the Movies)

You've heard this story before. Woman marries older man. Looking for action which leads to trouble. Drifter takes job and notices the blonde bomb. Sparks gonna fly and a lot more then that.
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In..........................The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)..............................
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John Garfield
Lana Turner
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Leon Ames
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https://archive.org/details/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice1946

True trivia story about the director.
The strain of waiting for the fog to lift caused Tay Garnett, who had suffered from drinking problems in the past, to fall off the wagon. Garnett holed himself up in his hotel room, where nobody could get him to stop drinking. Concerned about rumors that he was going to be replaced, John Garfield and Lana Turner decided to visit him on their own. Garfield could get nowhere with him, but Turner managed to convince him to go back to Los Angeles for treatment. When he returned a week later, the fog lifted, and they all went back to work.

check rest of trivia here. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038854/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
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MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 7 months ago
Well my parents would have a radio droning on in the evening and the station ran 4 hours of old time radio from interviews in the 1940s with Louis Armstrong in a nightclub in Vancouver to big band to The Jack Benny Programme. Also we didn’t have a lot of tv channels. Old movies would be on. I guess I just absorbed it all.
lynngdance texasluva 7 months ago
I’m Gen Z but I like movies from the early 1930s so I guess I’m more stuck in the past than you are LOL 😆. Also I liked it that you were talking about the Andrews Sisters, I’m a fan of Bing Crosby so I have heard a lot of the songs He did with the Andrews Sisters (Ac-Cen-Chuate The Positive, Hot Time in the Town of Berlin, South America Take it Away etc.) so yeah 😁
lynngdance lynngdance 7 months ago
That pic is from “Road to Rio” by the way. Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, and the Andrews Sisters do a musical number with Bing 🙂.
texasluva lynngdance 7 months ago
LOL. Well I like years past and like to stick in what's good for me. Yes I have posted many movies, music mostly 1940's-1990's. Whatever is fun for everyone is good for me too. Though I am into music and movies from most all time periods. The Andrew Sisters are way more hip then most from that period of history. They can swing and jam it. You are more and welcome to join our conversations or guess the movie once or so a week. My postings are for fun and if you turn a smile or even a little friendly banter all the better.
texasluva 7 months ago
The movie quiz-crime, drama film noir. Two of the biggest names of the era star in this. It always ends up with a blonde bomb and tough guy . As the plot thickens be ready for the worst of it. The dame wants a more exciting life especially since she is married to an older man. Tough guy looking for a new adventure and when they meet you just know sparks gonna fly. Yep you said it bub. This is gonna go down in a bad way because both of them can't keep their minds off other things that intrigue them. Just when one of them thinks they know it all it becomes Too Bad City. Justice comes a calling for those who run afoul of the Law.
More interesting trivia on this movie I will post when movie guessed. I gave the movie 8.0 and it is 7.5.
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MrsPhilHarris Pacificsun 7 months ago
Yes I’ve seen that movie many times and read the book. Young, blonde bombshell and older husband. Guy shows up and sparks fly. Yup. I knew it right away.
texasluva MrsPhilHarris 7 months ago
Not sure if I should do the Tasmanian Devil growl. I feel like Elmer Fudd and Bugs just did me in, again . That's okay. I can strike back with my blitzkrieg of movies ....ha ha ha ha ha . Very good MPH.
texasluva MrsPhilHarris 7 months ago
I have lots of em too. Should've, Could've, Would've but I outsmarted myself, huh . Guess I should start a working on my next..............Stump the BC Terror or "Get the brain that keeps on ticking"
texasluva MrsPhilHarris 7 months ago
Ha! Could not see the happy dance routine on PC. Now on tablet and looks like hellabolu dancers. Doing the Texasluva Stomp Romp 😕🤷‍♂️👉🙆‍♀️👱‍♀️💃
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