MeTV Will Air the Iconic ‘M*A*S*H’ Finale in Honor of Veteran’s Day
MeTV is honoring our Veterans on Veteran’s Day by broadcasting a very special version of the iconic M*A*S*H finale on Friday, November 10th at 7 p.m. ET. The final episode, titled “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen,” still holds the title for the most-watched scripted television event in U.S. history. The popular show had over 105 million viewers tune in live to watch the finale on February 28, 1983, over 40 years ago.
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Alan Alda, the show’s star, directed the final episode, making it even more extraordinary. During the broadcast, MeTV will also feature the cast and creators of M*A*S*H sharing their memories from the show and its finale. The three-hour-long special will feature rarely seen, exclusive interviews and show the uncut finale in all its glory.
M*A*S*H aired on CBS for 11 seasons, following the 4077th unit during the Korean War. Meant to show the harsh realities of war, alongside some comedic relief and romance, it stands the test of time as one of the best shows of all time. It was truly a “dramedy” before the term was well-known in television. It was nominated for over 100 Emmy awards during its run and won 14 in total.
The cast included Alda, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan, and David Ogden Stiers, among others. While most of the cast remained on the series during its entire run, Alda and Swit are the only two cast members to be featured in both the series premiere and its finale.
If you’re a big fan of M*A*S*H, you can rewatch it on MeTV on weeknights from 6-8 p.m. ET and on Sundays from 7-8 p.m. ET. M*A*S*H is also streaming on Hulu. Are you a fan of M*A*S*H? Tell us in the comments section, what was your favorite episode or character?