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"The Tim Conway Show", not to be confused with Tim's 1980 variety show
of the same name, seemed to draw inspiration from the feature film
"McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force", and even has a few of the same
writers as "McHale's Navy". Like "AfterMASH", it could've easily been
titled "AfterMcHale" because Tim and Joe are basically the same
characters from the previous series, only this time they're on the same
side with the common enemies being the owner of Crawford Airfield and
her weaselly son. Tim and Joe had wonderful comedic chemistry together
and it's a real shame the show wasn't given another shot.
It aired as a Mid-season replacement on CBS Friday nights at 8pm as the lead-in to the popular "Hogan's Heroes" and opposite "The Brady Bunch" on ABC and "The High Chaparral" on NBC. CBS in 1970 was gearing up for the big "rural purge" so it's anyone's guess if "The Tim Conway Show" would've survived even if it had gotten decent ratings.
This series really could've gone about 2 seasons max. if it had gotten a lucky break. The 2 episodes I've seen of the show are quite creative and funny. Really wish there were more episodes of this sitcom out there, or even available on a retail DVD but unfortunately it's very unlikely to happen.