The Best TV Shows from 1972

Below is our top ten list of the best TV shows which first started broadcasting in 1972.

10. M*A*S*H

M%2AA%2AS%2AHFirst Aired: 17 September, 1972

M*A*S*H is a TV series starring Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit. The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

9. The Streets of San Francisco

The%20Streets%20of%20San%20FranciscoFirst Aired: 16 September, 1972

The Streets of San Francisco is a TV series starring Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, and Reuben Collins. A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco,…

8. The Waltons

The%20WaltonsFirst Aired: 14 September, 1972

The Waltons is a TV series starring Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, and Eric Scott. The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II.

7. Kung Fu

Kung%20FuFirst Aired: 22 February, 1972

Kung Fu is a TV series starring David Carradine, Radames Pera, and Keye Luke. The adventures of a Shaolin Monk as he wanders the American West armed only with his skill in Kung Fu.

6. The New Scooby-Doo Movies

The%20New%20Scooby-Doo%20MoviesFirst Aired: 09 September, 1972

The New Scooby-Doo Movies is a TV series starring Nicole Jaffe, Casey Kasem, and Don Messick. The Mystery Inc. gang investigate more supernatural sightings with various guest stars and characters.

5. Sanford and Son

Sanford%20and%20SonFirst Aired: 14 January, 1972

Sanford and Son is a TV series starring Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, and LaWanda Page. The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

4. Are You Being Served?

Are%20You%20Being%20Served%3FFirst Aired: 08 September, 1972

Are You Being Served? is a TV series starring Mollie Sugden, John Inman, and Frank Thornton. The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store.

3. Emergency!

Emergency%21First Aired: 15 January, 1972

Emergency! is a TV series starring Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, and Julie London. The crew of Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 51, particularly the paramedic team, and Rampart Hospital respond to emergencies in their…

2. The Bob Newhart Show

The%20Bob%20Newhart%20ShowFirst Aired: 16 September, 1972

The Bob Newhart Show is a TV series starring Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, and Bill Daily. The professional and personal misadventures of a psychologist and his family, patients, friends and colleagues.

1. El Chavo del Ocho

El%20Chavo%20del%20OchoFirst Aired: 21 June, 1972

El Chavo del Ocho is a TV series starring Ramón Valdés, Carlos Villagrán, and Roberto Gómez Bolaños. The misadventures of a poor, homeless and fumbling boy and his friends in the humble neighborhood they live in.