- Starring: Della Reese, Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers
Chico and the Man debuted in 1974 on NBC. The setting was East Los Angeles in a small run down garage. The owner, Ed Brown, became partners in the business with a young Chicano, Chico Rodriguez. Major changes occured toward the end of the 3rd season when Freddie Prinze, who played Chico, committed suicide. The final three episodes of the third season where filmed explaining Chico had gone to Mexico for a visit. The following season, Chico was written out of the show as going into business with his father.
A new "Chico" was introduced at the beginning of the fourth and final season in Raul Garcia, a young boy whom Ed calls Chico. Other characters include, Louie Wilson, the garbage man who dropped by the garage and Della Rogers who ran a food stand not far from the garage.
NBC Broadcast History
September 1974-January 1976----Fridays----8:30 p.m.
January-March 1976----Wednesdays----9:00 p.m.
April-August 1976----Wednesdays----9:30 p.m.
August 1976-February 1978----Fridays----8:30 p.m.
June-July 1978----Fridays----8:30 p.m.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 3 premiere date: Oct 1, 1976
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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