Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan appeared on the show, which aired from 1977 until 1986.
“I didn’t think we’d even get through the pilot,” admitted Fred Grandy, 65. “The first pilot that we did, we did over Christmas. So there was this tremendous feeling of, ‘Oh, the business is rewarding us with a Christmas cruise.’ But nobody thought it would go beyond that…The critics hated it. They said it would sink like the Titanic.”
Singer Jack Jones even performed The Love Boat Theme. Exciting AND new!