When you have a show that draws the biggest ratings in the history of TV with your final episode, of course you are making a spin off and this is exactly what happened with Mash.
After MASH aired on CBS for two seasons (31 episodes) from September 26,1983 to May 31, 1985. The idea of the show was we get to see what happens to 3 characters from Mash after they leave the war and return to their "normal" lives. The series takes place immediately following the end of the Korean War and chronicles the adventures of three characters from the original series: Colonel Potter , Klinger and Father Mulcahy. All the original actors came back to perform in this show. The first episodes was a ratings winner and scored the highest views for any spin off and won its time slot , in fact, the show came in 10th place overall of the season which is really good for a new show but then for season 2 the network decided to mix things up...
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The network moved the day and time for the show to Tuesday nights at 8 pm, that would put them up against ratings monster ( and one of our favorite shows ) the A-Team. Sadly after just 9 episodes into the 2nd season After MASH was cancelled.
Check out the first two episodes of After Mash now