Chico and the Man is an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown (The Man), the cantankerous owner of a run down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, and Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an upbeat, optimistic Chicano street kid who comes in looking for a job. Unfortunately, Prinze's death in the third season changed the direction of the series, which continued until July, 1978. It was the first U.S. television series set in a Mexican-American neighborhood.
Created by James Komack
Freddie Prinze (until his death in 1977)
Theme music composer José Feliciano
Opening theme "Chico and the Man" performed by José Feliciano
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 88
Executive producer(s) James Komack
Producer(s) Hal Kanter
Running time 22–24 minutes
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original channel NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 13, 1974 (1974-09-13) – July 21, 1978
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