The Hartmans

The Hartmans (also known as The Hartmans (at Home)) is an American television sitcom that aired live on NBC on Sunday nights from February 27 to April 24, 1949. The series stars Paul and Grace Hartman, a married couple who performed together on the vaudeville circuit and on the Broadway stage.[1]

The Hartmans
Also known as''The Hartmans (at Home)''
StarringPaul Hartman
Grace Hartman
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 mins.
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseFebruary 27 (1949-02-27) 
April 24, 1949 (1949-04-24)


The series centers around a young married couple who live in Forest Heights, New York.[2]


Production notes

The Hartmans were given their own television series shortly after Paul and Grace won Tony Awards for the Broadway revue Angel in the Wings (Paul won for Best Actor while Grace won for Best Actress in a Musical. NBC had hoped to cash in on the couple's popularity following their respective Tony Award wins but the series failed to catch on and was canceled by NBC nearly two months later.[1]


  1. Cullen, Frank (2004). Vaudeville, Old and New, Volume 1. Psychology Press. p. 491. ISBN 0-415-93853-8.
  2. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2010). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Random House Digital, Inc. p. 511. ISBN 0-307-48315-0.
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