The Beverly Hillbillies

American sitcom (1962-1971)

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971. The show starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts. It was about a poor backwoods family who move to posh Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land.

The Beverly Hillbillies episode 18: "Jed Saves The Drysdales' Marriage"

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most-watched television episodes in history.[1] A 1993 movie remake was made by 20th Century Fox.[2]


  1. Nielsen Media Research (August 6, 2000). "Top 100 TV Shows of All Time". Variety. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
  2. "Hollywood To Make Movie Of Old 'Beverly Hillbillies'". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2010-10-06.