Married… With Children is an American TV series and sitcom that aired from 1987 to 1997. The series was created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. The theme music composer are Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. Other composers on the show include Johnathan Wolff, Michael Andreas, Mike Finnigan and Jay Gruska. The series involved Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt, Katherine Green, Richard Gurman, Kim Weiskopf, and Pamela Eells O’Connell. The producers of the TV series, Married…With Children, are Barbara Blachut Cramer and John Maxwell Anderson.
The series was shot in California, USA by cinematographer, Thomas W. Markle and Dan Kuleto. The film editing was majorly done by Larry Harris. The series was shot with a Videotape and multi-camera set up. The series ran for a decade with 259 episodes and 11 seasons in total. Married…With Children was originally broadcasted from the 5th of April, 1987 to 9th of June, 1997. This makes it the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox.
It was also the first TV series to be broadcast in the network’s primetime slot.
For a series that lasted for 10 years, one would expect an elaborately long list of characters. The major characters in the series Married…With Children include Al Bundy by Ed O’Neill, Peggy Bundy by Katey Sagal, Kelly Bundy by Christina Applegate, Bud Bundy by David Faustino, Marcy D’Arcy by Amanda Bearse, Jefferson D’Arcy by Ted McGinley, Steve Rhoades by David Garrison, Buck by Kevin Curran, Griff by Harold Sylvester, Bod Rooney by E. E. Bell, Officer Dan by Dan Tullis Jr., Ike by Tom McCleister, Al’s Mom by Gita Isak, Norris by Frank Lloyd, Sven by Shane Sweet and several other characters.
Married…With Children is a TV series that follows the life and family of Al Bundy (Ed O’Neill), a misanthropic salesman at a women shoe shop. Residing in suburban Chicago, Al used to be a glorified high school football player, but his life didn’t turn out as he we have wanted it to. The series follow the day to day lives of Al, his lazy wife Peggy (Katey Sagal), their attractive, dumb and promiscuous daughter Kelly (Christina Applegate), and their smart, sexually dysfunctional son Bud (David Faustino). It also follows the lives of their neighbors Steve Rhoades (David Garrison) and his wife Marcy (Amanda Bearse), who later got divorced. Marcy got remarried to Jefferson D’Arcy (Ted McGinley).
The series is a classic American sitcom and family show.