TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1971

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade. The year 1971 had three partial solar eclipses (February 25, July 22 and August 20) and two total lunar eclipses (February 10, and August 6). The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history. ()

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| 1h 15min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 304 votes)

Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for indictment. His formidable eye for detail and meticulously dedicated approach often become clear to the killer only late in the storyline.

All in the Family(1971-1979)

| 25min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 74 votes)

Archie Bunker, a working class bigot, constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

The Persuaders!(1971-1972)

49min per episode | Comedy, Action & Adventure, Crime
3.8/5 (with 51 votes)

An English aristocrat and an American millionaire come together to tackle crime.

Lupin the Third(1971-2022)

4.0/5 (with 50 votes)

Follow the thrilling adventures of master thief Lupin the Third, quite possibly the world's greatest thief. Along with Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa and his on-off love interest Fujiko Mine, he pulls off the greatest heists of all time while always escaping the grasp of Inspector Koichi Zenigata.

Kamen Rider(1971-)

3.1/5 (with 39 votes)

Hongo Takeshi is a promising young man with a passion for motorcycle racing. However, his dreams are suddenly ruined when he gets kidnapped by Shocker, the evil secret organisation planning to dominate the world. After being remodeled into a cyborg, Takeshi escapes and swears to protect the world from the inhuman monsters.


| 1h per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Cannon is a CBS detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from March 26, 1971 to March 3, 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad. He also appeared on two episodes of Barnaby Jones. Cannon is the first Quinn Martin-produced series to be aired on a network other than ABC. A "revival" television film, The Return of Frank Cannon, was aired on November 1, 1980. In total, there were 124 episodes.

Alias Smith and Jones(1971-1973)

| 1h per episode | Western, Crime
3.4/5 (with 14 votes)

Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from 1971 to 1973. It stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, a pair of cousin outlaws trying to reform. The governor offers them a conditional amnesty, as he wants to keep the pact under wraps for political reasons. The condition is that they will still be wanted— until the governor can claim they have reformed and warrant clemency.

Upstairs, Downstairs(1971-1975)

| 50min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 11 votes)

Upstairs: the wealthy, aristocratic Bellamys. Downstairs: their loyal and lively servants. For nearly 30 years, they share a fashionable townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in London’s posh Belgravia neighborhood, surviving social change, political upheaval, scandals, and the horrors of the First World War.

The Two Ronnies(1971-1999)

| 50min per episode | Comedy
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

The Two Ronnies is a British sketch show which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the "Two Ronnies" of the title.

Police Call 110(1971-)

1h 30min per episode | Crime
3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite.

McMillan and Wife(1971-1977)

| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

McMillan & Wife is a lighthearted American police procedural that aired on NBC from September 17, 1971 to April 24, 1977. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James in the title roles, the series premiered in 90-minute episodes as part of the wheel series NBC Mystery Movie, in rotation with Columbo and McCloud. Initially airing on Wednesday night, the original line-up was shifted to Sundays in the second season, where it aired for the rest of its run. This was the first element to be created specially for the Mystery Movie strand.

The Sea-Wolf(1971)

1h 30min per episode | Action & Adventure
3.7/5 (with 9 votes)

Writer Humphrey van Weyden is thrown overboard in a shipwreck in the Bay of San Francisco, and is rescued by the seal-hunting schooner 'Ghost' under the command of the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.

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Die Sendung mit der Maus(1971-)

| 30min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
4.1/5 (with 9 votes)

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Help!... It's the Hair Bear Bunch!(1971-1972)

30min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family, Animation
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The adventures of three fun-loving hippie bears, who always find a way to escape the Wonderland Zoo.

Bless This House(1971-1976)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.7/5 (with 7 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Electric Company(1971-1977)

28min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was produced by the Children's Television Workshop for PBS in the United States. PBS broadcast 780 episodes over the course of its six seasons from October 25, 1971 to April 15, 1977. After it ceased production that year, the program continued in reruns from 1977 to 1985, the result of a decision made in 1975 to produce two final seasons for perpetual use. CTW produced the show at Teletape Studios Second Stage in Manhattan, the first home of Sesame Street. The Electric Company employed sketch comedy and other devices to provide an entertaining program to help elementary school children develop their grammar and reading skills. It was intended for children who had graduated from CTW's flagship program, Sesame Street. Appropriately, the humor was more mature than what was seen there.

Great Performances(1971-)

| 2h per episode | Comedy, Documentary, Drama
2.6/5 (with 7 votes)

The best in the performing arts from across America and around the world including a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.


4.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Spectreman is the name and title superhero of a tokusatsu sci-fi TV series. Produced by P Productions and created by producer Souji Ushio, this series aired on Fuji TV from January 2, 1971 to March 25, 1972 with a total of 63 episodes, not counting the pre-series pilot episode. This was the first major superhero show of the 1970s.

With Tetsuo Narikawa

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour(1971-1974)

1h per episode | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is an American variety show starring American pop-singer Cher and her husband, Sonny Bono. The show ran on CBS in the United States, when it premiered in August 1971. The show was canceled May 1974, due to the couple's divorce, though the duo would reunite in 1976 for the identically-formatted The Sonny & Cher Show, which ran until 1977.

Directed by Art Fisher - With Sonny & Cher

Vetenskapens värld(1971-)

1h per episode | Documentary, News
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Vetenskapens värld is a popular science TV documentary program broadcast on Swedish Television (SVT).

Mr. Benn(1971-2005)

15min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation
3.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Popular British children's animation series. Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive Road. However, when he tries on a costume in a mysterious shop, he steps out of the changing room into a different time and place, appropriate to his apparel. His adventures include him being a spaceman, a pirate and a cowboy.


1h per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

Longstreet is an American crime drama series that was broadcast on the ABC in the 1971-1972 season. A 90-minute pilot movie of the same name aired prior to the debut of the series as an ABC Movie of the Week.


| 1h per episode | Talk-Show
3.1/5 (with 5 votes)

Parkinson (1971) is a British television Interview show that was presented by Michael Parkinson.

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein(1971-1974)

3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, was a quirky Canadian sketch comedy TV series from the 1970s that included some genuine educational content among the humour. It featured the talented Billy Van, Billy Van, Billy Van, and many more. Fishka Rais played the role of Igor, Joe Torbay portrayed Gronk, Guy Big brought Count Munchkinstein to life, and the legendary Vincent Price made special guest appearances. “Another lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes and you will find that you’ve arrived in Frightenstein. Perhaps the Count will find a way to make his monster work today. For if he solves this monster-mania, he can return to Transylvania! So welcome where the sun won’t shine, to the castle of Count Frightenstein!”

Directed by Riff Markowitz - With Billy Van

Return of Ultraman(1971-1972)

4.3/5 (with 5 votes)

In a fight between two giant monsters named Takkong and Zazahn, young race car driver Hideki Go is killed while trying to rescue a little boy and a dog from the falling rubble. His valiant sacrifice is noted by everyone, even his friends and the new defense force MAT, but an unseen being also takes notice. Looking over Go is the "New Ultraman", who is so touched by Go's actions that he decides to combine his life force with that of Hideki, thus bringing him back to life. Hideki Go then joins the MAT and fights alongside them and Ultraman against monsters and alien invaders.

The House in the Woods(1971)

53min per episode | War & Politics, Drama
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

During World War One, in a small rural French village far away from the front, a gamekeeper and his wife take in children displaced by the war.

Dave Allen at Large(1971-1976)

45min per episode | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 5 votes)

David Tynan O'Mahony, better known as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian. Initially becoming known in Australia during 1963–64, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom in the later 1960s and 1970s

The Jackson 5ive(1971-1972)

30min per episode | Animation, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

The Jackson 5ive was a Saturday morning cartoon series produced by Rankin/Bass and Motown Productions on ABC from September 11, 1971 until 14 October 1972; a fictionalized portrayal of the careers of Motown recording group The Jackson 5. The series was rebroadcast in syndication through Worldvision Enterprises during the 1984–1985 Saturday morning season, during a period when Michael Jackson was riding a major wave of popularity as a solo artist. The series was animated mainly in London at the studios of Halas and Batchelor, and some animation done at Estudios Moro, Barcelona, Spain. The director was Spanish-American Robert Balser.

Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr.

Investigation Held by ZnaToKi(1971-2003)

55min per episode | Mystery, Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Jason King(1971-1972)

| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

Jason King - a suavely sophisticated former secret agent turned novelist - travels the world searching for material to fill his books, encountering an endless parade of glamorous women, exotic locales, menacing villains and daring intrigue! Before Austin Powers swung into action, Jason King set the standard for the hip crime-fighting international playboy!

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