CBS’ “The Talk” reunited the cast of “The Love Boat” on Tuesday (Nov. 5), and in addition to dressing like the iconic characters, the hosts asked the stars to reminisce on the surprise success of the series.
Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Fred Grandy, Lauren Tewes, and Jill Whelan were all in attendance to look back and discuss the success of the show.
“I didn’t even think we’d get through the pilot. Nobody thought it would go beyond that,” Grandy says. “The critics hated it. They said it would sink like the Titanic. They put us on at 10 o’clock on a Saturday night which is normally a graveyard shift. And then we started beating shows like ‘Kojak’ and ‘Carol Burnett.’ And all of a sudden, this thing caught on.”
Watch a clip of the interview here: