If you are trying to watch the classic TV series of the 1970’s, perhaps it is the time to collect a list of Cult tv series. From science fiction to horror, the cult series has every genre of the Hollywood. Other than that, there are many movies which got the status of Cult TV series based on groundbreaking humor.
Everything else is on one side, there is one thing which is 100% is true and that’s the fans of Cult TV series in 1970 were very loyal. There are many TV series which became cult in 1970 and some of these movies include “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” which gained the status of Cult in its 4th season. Another decent cult series of the decade is “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”.
‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’
This cult TV series was commissioned by David Attenborough and was aired from 1969 to 1974 by the BBC. This sketch comedy series has a mixture of surreality and sight gags. The animation of the series is handled by Terry Gilliam. According to the reports, the first episode of the movie was recorded by BBC in September and the released in October 1969. The series came had 45 episodes and came in four different seasons.
This American cult series tells the story of horror and was recorded by NBC from 1970 to 1973. Rod Serling acted as the on-air host of the series after he got fame from his previous series named “The Twilight Zone”. Unfortunately, Serling couldn’t replicate his mind-blowing “The Twilight Zone” performance in the “Night Gallery“. According to Serling, “Night Gallery” was the extension of “The Twilight Zone” as both series were based on thought-provoking dark fantasy. Major cast of the series include Rod Serling and Gary Collins and there were 3 total seasons of “Night Gallery”.
‘The Six Million Dollar Man’
The story of “The six million dollar man” revolves around a former astronaut who works for a govt office named as OSI. It is an American TV series and is based on the story of Cyborg – a novel written by Martin Caidin. This cult TV series was aired on ABC network from 1974 to 1978. The lead role in the series has a fictional name of Steve Austin and the role was played by Lee Majors. Major cast of the series includes Martin E. Brooks, Lee Majors, and Richard Anderson. And the series ran for 5 seasons.
‘The Muppet Show’
Produced by Jim Henson, “The Muppet Show” is a family-oriented TV series and also features The Muppets. The first two episodes of the series were produced in 1974 and 1975 but the series failed to get the attention of the Amercian networks. After that, the series moved to a new franchise of UK and where it aired 120 episodes. “The Muppet Show” was first broadcasted in the UK from 1976 to 1981. ATV was the major media partner of the series along with a couple of local stations. Star cast of this cult TV series includes Richard Hunt, Frank Oz, and Jim Henson. And the series last for 5 seasons in total.
‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’
Aired on NBC television network, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” is an American comedy series which ran for 140 episode from 1968 to 1973. The stars which made the series famous and feature in it include Dan Rowan, Jo Anne Worley, Dick Martin, Lily Tomlin, Chelsea Brown, Alan Sues, Johnny Brown, Jud Strunk, Ruth Buzzi, Pigmeat Markham, and many more. In fact, the series was aired as a one-time special in 1967 but the success this TV series had forced it to bring back as a TV series. Laugh-In was 6 seasons long.
Aired on ABC network from 1966 to 1971, “Dark Shadows” is an American opera. The man behind the success of the series was Barnabas Collins who appeared as a vampire in the series. The series also featured zombies, man-made monsters, and time travel. Many actors played more than one roles in it as actors came and went. This gothic soap opera was written by Gordon Russel, Art Wallace, Sam Hall, and Ron Sproat. Major cast of the series includes Alexandra Isles, Grayson Hall, and Jonathan Frid.