TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 8.3

Series Details

Seasons: 8

Total Episodes: 249

Creators: Sheldon Leonard , Danny Thomas , Aaron Ruben

Networks: CBS

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Oct 3, 1960

Recent Air Date: Apr 1, 1968

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: TV-G

Website: Link

Production Companies: Paramount Television , Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) , Danny Thomas Enterprises , Mayberry Enterprises



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The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised on CBS between October 3, 1960 and April 1, 1968. Andy Griffith portrays the widowed sheriff of the fictional small community of Mayberry, North Carolina. His life is complicated by an inept, but well-meaning deputy, Barney Fife, a spinster aunt and housekeeper, Aunt Bee, and a precocious young son, Opie. Local ne'er-do-wells, bumbling pals, and temperamental girlfriends further complicate his life. Andy Griffith stated in a Today Show interview, with respect to the time period of the show: "Well, though we never said it, and though it was shot in the '60s, it had a feeling of the '30s. It was when we were doing it, of a time gone by." The series never placed lower than seventh in the Nielsen ratings and ended its final season at number one. It has been ranked by TV Guide as the 9th-best show in American television history. Though neither Griffith nor the show won awards during its eight-season run, series co-stars Knotts and Bavier accumulated a combined total of six Emmy Awards. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith", spawned its own spin-off series, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., a sequel series, Mayberry R.F.D., and a reunion telemovie, Return to Mayberry. The show's enduring popularity has generated a good deal of show-related merchandise. Reruns currently air on TV Land, and the complete series is available on DVD. All eight seasons are also now available by streaming video services such as Netflix.

Main Cast

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Sheriff Andy Taylor

Age : 86 | Popularity : 7%

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Opie Taylor

Age : 66 | Popularity : 18%

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier

Aunt Bee Taylor

Age : 86 | Popularity : 7%

Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Barney Fife

Age : 81 | Popularity : 7%

George Lindsey

George Lindsey

Goober Pyle

Age : 83 | Popularity : 3%

Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut

Helen Crump

Age : 62 | Popularity : 5%

Jack Dodson

Jack Dodson

Howard Sprague

Age : 63 | Popularity : 3%

Paul Hartman

Paul Hartman

Emmett Clark

Age : 69 | Popularity : 3%



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