In 1973 A movie came out that no one knew ar the time would lead to a television series that would last 12 years, far longer than the war that the series was set in. The movie and T.V. series of course were M*A*S*H* It had a rotating cast of remarkable actors, perhaps one of the best was David Ogden Steirs who played Boston Blue Blood Charles Emerson Winchester. Here is the opening theme and a surprise
My favorite spy series for many years was one, where the principal character was not always a spy. That being MacGyver. What is amazing is that the Myth Busters tried to bust several MacGyver innovations and failed, also this series created the term a MacGyver or MacGyverism to show you had created something out of what you had available and succeeded. Still love seeing this in syndication.
Two T.V. series and 5 movies proves how successful this franchise has been. Although as a T.V. Series it had only one good season and that was the first with Steven Hill as Dan Briggs as team leader. When Peter Graves came on board it tanked until the Tom Cruise movies.