The Hartmans

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The Hartmans
Also known as ''The Hartmans (at Home)''
Genre Sitcom
Starring Paul Hartman
Grace Hartman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release February 27 (1949-02-27) – April 24, 1949 (1949-04-24)

The Hartmans (also known as The Hartmans (at Home)) is an American television sitcom that aired live on NBC on Sunday nights from February 27 to April 24, 1949. The series stars Paul and Grace Hartman, a married couple who performed together on the vaudeville circuit and on the Broadway stage.[1]


The series centers around a young married couple who live in Forest Heights, New York.[2]


Production notes[edit]

The Hartmans were given their own television series shortly after Paul and Grace won Tony Awards for the Broadway revue Angel in the Wings (Paul won for Best Actor while Grace won for Best Actress in a Musical. NBC had hoped to cash in on the couple's popularity following their respective Tony Award wins but the series failed to catch on and was canceled by NBC nearly two months later.[1]


  1. ^ a b Cullen, Frank (2004). Vaudeville, Old and New, Volume 1. Psychology Press. p. 491. ISBN 0-415-93853-8. 
  2. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2010). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Random House Digital, Inc. p. 511. ISBN 0-307-48315-0. 

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