About the TV Show
germany world war ii prisoner of war military sitcom war absurdity nazi parody
First Air Date: September 17, 1965
|First Aired on||:||1965|
|Created By||:||Albert S. Ruddy,Bernard Fein|
|Genres||:||War & Politics,Comedy|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||168 episodes in 6 Seasons|
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom that ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. The show was set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz. The series was popular during its six-season run. In 2013, creators Bernard Fein through his estate and Albert S. Ruddy acquired the sequel and other separate rights to Hogan's Heroes from Mark Cuban through arbitration and a movie based on the show has been planned.