"The Love Boat" episodes air on most MeTV stations Sundays at 1:00 Central and multiple times weekly on the cable and satellite channel Pop, as of 2015. The original series aired on ABC from Sept. 24, 1977, until May 24, 1987 for a total of 248 episodes. Three made-for-TV movies aired before the series began in 1977.
The Pacific Princess sets sail in each episode with Captain Stubing (Gavin MacLeod) and his crew catering to a host of famous faces in guest appearance roles. Love and laughter ensue as each episode breezes through several story lines. The series was nominated for 21 television awards and won four, including the People's Choice award for Favorite New TV Comedy. In 2014, the cast and 25 of the show's guest stars reunited for a 50th anniversary cruise.