That ’70s Show is an American television period sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. It debuted on the Fox television network. The series first aired on August 23, 1998 and ran for eight consecutive seasons, concluding with the 200th episode on May 18, 2006.
The show’s unexpected longevity (it was the only series to debut on Fox in 1998 to survive cancellation) combined with the first season jump to 1977 necessitated a slow-down of the series’ time line. Over time this proved problematic from a narrative standpoint, as nearly every year featured a Thanksgiving and/or Christmas episode, and the teen-aged actors playing high-school student characters all aged into their mid-20s by the time their characters graduated high school after five seasons (except Mila Kunis, who was not quite 20). As the series time line sped up and slowed down with more rapidity near the series’ climax, the time line necessitated that several major events depicted as having occurred months apart would have in fact happened within weeks or even days of one another.
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