On Veterans Day, MeTV will air the M*A*S*H series finale. Alan Alda directed the episode, titled Goodbye, Farewell and Amen. It aired in February 1983 and more than 105 million viewers tuned in.
MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale is on November 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. ET/PT, with the uncut series finale as its centerpiece. MeTV will feature interviews with the cast and creators, who share their memories of the landmark show and its finale.
A dark comedy, M*A*S*H detailed the exploits of the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. Loretta Swit, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell and Jamie Farr were in the cast with Alda. Larry Gelbart developed the show.
Vintage-TV network MeTV airs two M*A*S*H episodes starting at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and again on Sunday. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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