While male-led shows dominated TV in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, in 1978 Flying High was released, which was a dramedy about three flight attendants. CBS was hopeful that the show would become a huge hit, but it was overshadowed by Charlie’s Angels and received poor ratings, so it was cancelled after just 18 episodes.
The Hathaways saw CBS take a huge chance since the show involved working with children and also animals despite the fact that it was not allowed. The comedy featured Peggy Cass and Jack Weston and featured dressed up chimpanzees. The show did not do very well and didn’t last beyond its first season.