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The Electric Company is an educational American children's television series that was produced by the Children's Television Workshop for PBS in the United States. PBS broadcast 780 episodes over the course of its six seasons from October 25, 1971 to April 15, 1977. After it ceased production that year, the program continued in reruns from 1977 to 1985, the result of a decision made in 1975 to produce two final seasons for perpetual use. CTW produced the show at Teletape Studios Second Stage in Manhattan, the first home of Sesame Street.

The Electric Company employed sketch comedy and other devices to provide an entertaining program to help elementary school children develop their grammar and reading skills. It was intended for children who had graduated from CTW's flagship program, Sesame Street. Appropriately, the humor was more mature than what was seen there.

Series Cast

  1. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Count Dracula, Mad Scientist, Easy Reader

    2343 Episodes

  2. Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby

    781 Episodes

  3. Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks

    781 Episodes

  4. Skip Hinnant

    781 Episodes

  5. Denise Nickerson

    Denise Nickerson

    781 Episodes

  6. Lee Chamberlin

    781 Episodes

  7. Irene Cara

    Irene Cara

    781 Episodes

  8. Todd Graff

    Todd Graff

    781 Episodes

  9. Hattie Winston

    Hattie Winston

    781 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 6

1976 | 130 Episodes

Season 6 of The Electric Company premiered on October 18, 1976.

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The Electric Company
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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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