Today in History: 'The Partridge Family' premieres on ABC

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On this day in 1970, "The Partridge Family" became a staple in homes across the country.

As many of us know, the show followed a widowed mother and her children who formed a band, made a hit record and then traveled the country in a bus. The comedy depicts the funny situations involving the children, mom, and overall life in the 70s.

Lasting four season, the show starred David Cassidy, Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce, to name a few. Known for hit songs like "When We're Singing'" and "C'mon Get Happy," the show was beloved by all those who watched it. And you can't forget "I Think I Love You!" Catch the video below to send you back to those good days.



The show was not only revolutionary in that it depicted a single mother, but it gave David Casidy his teen heart-throb status, cueing posters hung on every girl's wall.

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Today in History: 'The Partridge Family' premieres on ABC
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Partridge Family Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 23: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Don't Bring Your Guns to Town, Santa' 12/17/71 Dave Madden, Suzanne Crough, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Shirley Jones, Brian Forster, David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Partridge Family Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNITED STATES - MAY 22: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - gallery - Season Two - 5/22/72, Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey; Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough , (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Al in the Family' - Season Four - 11/24/73, Shirley Jones, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce, David Cassidy and Susan Dey play for the crowd., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 22: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'When Mother Gets Married' 10/23/70 Jeremy Gelbwaks, Danny Bonaduce, Susan Dey, David Cassidy, Suzanne Crough (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 22: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Partridge' 10/29/71 Shirley Jones (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 09: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'The Mod Father' 10/27/72 Shirley Jones, Ray Bolger, Rosemary DeCamp, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough, Susan Dey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 19: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Nag, Nag, Nag' 12/8/72 David Cassidy, Susan Dey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 24: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Al in the Family' - Season Four - 11/24/73, Danny Bonaduce, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Princess and the Partridge' 9/29/72 Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, Brian Forster, Shirley Jones (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 02: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Guess Who's Coming to Drive?' 12/10/71 DANNY BONADUCE, SHIRLEY JONES, DAVE MADDEN (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 15: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'When Mother Gets Married' 10/23/70 John McMartin, Shirley Jones (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 02: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Dora, Dora, Dora' 9/17/71 David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Susan Dey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 23: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'For Whom the Bell Tolls...and Tolls...and Tolls' 1/12/73 Nelson D. Cuevas, Arte Johnson, Sam Higgins, Suzanne Crough, Danny Bonaduce, Shirley Jones, Brian Forster, David Cassidy, Dave Madden, Susan Dey (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 15: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'This Male Chauvinist Pig Went to the Market' 9/15/72 David Cassidy, James C. Jordan (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'The Strike-Out King' - Season Four - 10/6/73, Danny Bonaduce , (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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