In the mid 70s there was a trend of making animated kid's versions of popular existing entertainment properties. This was done with varying degrees of success with Star Trek, My Favorite Martian, Addam's Family, Gilligan's Island and others. Originally imagined to be an update of The Jetsons, CBS said to Joe Barbera, 'make it the Partridges and you've got the 9:30am time slot.' Sixteen episodes aired on CBS on Saturday mornings in 1974 and 1975.
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