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‘M*A*S*H’ Reunion, ‘The Comedy That Changed Television,’ to Air in 2024

‘M*A*S*H’ Reunion, ‘The Comedy That Changed Television,’ to Air in 2024

During its run on CBS, M*A*S*H built itself up into one of the most beloved television shows ever put on the air. There have been tributes done in the past to the show. But Fox is putting together one called M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television. It will air on January 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

This upcoming special will include Alan Alda, who played “Hawkeye” Pierce; Gary Burghoff, who was “Radar’ O’Reilly; William Christopher, who played Father Mulcahy; Jamie Farr, who played “Max” Klinger; Mike Farrell, who played B.J. Hunnicut; Loretta Swit, who played Margaret Houlihan; and others.

M*A*S*H captured 14 Emmy Awards for its work on television. Look for series producers Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe to be remembered for their work. The same goes for Larry Gelbart, Larry Linville, who played Major Burns; Harry Morgan, who played Col Potter; McLean Stevenson, who played Col. Blake; and David Ogden Stiers, who played Maj. Winchester. They will be featured in archived footage and interviews.

‘M*A*S*H’ Special Will Highlight Certain Episodes

A number of outstanding performances over the years drew viewers into watching M*A*S*H on CBS. In one episode, “Hawkeye” goes blind and has to learn about trust. In another one, we all got to see “Radar” tell everyone in the OR that Henry Blake’s plane crashed. Of course, one of the running gags is seeing how far Klinger will go to get his coveted Section 8.

“With unique experiences, observations, and memories from 11 seasons of M*A*S*H, this special will make audiences laugh, touch their heartstrings, and leave them on a nostalgic high while celebrating the sustained brilliance of the iconic sitcom,” a release from Fox states, according to Deadline.

M*A*S*H is not only a great television series, it is a cultural phenomenon. It has made multiple generations of viewers laugh, cry, and think, often in the same episode,” said Executive Producers John Scheinfeld and Andy Kaplan. “We are excited to team with Fox to create this unprecedented window into an innovative television classic.”

The Show Started Out With Humor, Then Took a Serious Turn

When M*A*S*H debuted on CBS, a lot of emphasis was put on one-liners and a laugh track. Over the years, the show started to look more deeply at the damage wars can have on people and citizens. The work that everyone did on the show still holds up today. Fans can watch M*A*S*H in a two-hour block of time on MeTV.

M*A*S*H is among the most iconic sitcoms in the annals of television history. It’s a timeless show that comedically captures the 4077th medical corps and how they managed to maintain their sanity while saving lives on the front lines of the Korean War,” said Dan Harrison, EVP, Program Planning & Content Strategy, Fox Entertainment.