TV Shows That '70s Show
|First Aired:||August 23, 1998|
Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab colas and Farrah Fawcett posters, That 70's show flashes back to the "Me Decade". The nostalgic series comes from celebrated producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ("Roseanne," "The Cosby Show") and wildly inventive creators Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner ("3rd Rock from the Sun"), with fellow "3rd Rock" producer Mark Brazill. Too cool for the Wisconsin suburbs where he lives under the authority of his parents -- Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) -- 18-year-old Eric Forman (Topher Grace) yearns for his independence. But rites of passage aren’t all that easy at a time when jumpsuits and platforms are the epitome of cool. Eric gets by with a little help from his friends, who spend most of their time hanging out in the Forman basement and pondering their lives, their parents and their future. The gang includes Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), a good-looking but gullible guy, especially when it comes to dealing with his controlling on-again, off-again girlfriend Jacqueline "Jackie" Beulah Burkehart (Mila Kunis); Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), a conspiracy theorist who thinks Xerox will take over the world; and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), a foreign exchange student who’s soaking up American culture like a sponge. The series finale aired May 17th 2006.