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Cultural highlights of 1977

US television
New shows
Roots (ABC). Eight-part mini-series about African origins of slaves.
Laverne and Shirley (ABC). Comedy spin-off from Happy Days.
Top-rated shows
Happy Days (ABC). Comedy.
Little House on the Prairie (NBC). Family drama.

Films
Star Wars First film of the sci-fi franchise, which begins to reverse the fortune sof the cinema by providing family entertainment. (Released in UK 27 December)
Chronomedia 1977

Page updated 6 December 2008
David Fisher