Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tonight After The Super Bowl... "The Wonder Years"

Not every television show that premieres after the Super Bowl becomes an overhyped flop. There have been some hit shows that just happened to get their start on football's biggest night.

The Wonder Years premiered after the 1988 Super Bowl and quickly gained fans. It seemed like the show was ideally suited to succeed on such a night of television. Its 1960's setting appealed to baby boomers while the universal coming of age themes appealed to their children. Unlike other shows that had previously premiered after the Super Bowl, The Wonder Years earned raves from critics and viewers alike. The show went onto a successful six season run.