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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by fluffybear, Jun 28, 2012.
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Has anyone ever seen reruns of My Three Sons? I loved that show in the 60s, but I don't recall ever seeing it since then. Strange, for a show that was so popular.
It ran heavily in syndicated reruns in the 1970s and 1980s and then moved to TV Land for a long time. It used to be that once TV Land burned out a show (Mannix, Car 54, Where Are You?, etc.), it went to the TV show graveyard, but now, the new, broadcast television "subschannel" TV networks, like Antenna TV, THIS, RTV and MeTV, have wound up dredging up some of those long discontinued shows.
I see that My Three Sons is currently carried on MeTV weekdays at 7:30 AM, but unfortunately, my market doesn't have a MeTV affiliate. Here is a list of MeTV shows. http://www.metvnetwork.com/programs.php A list of local affiliates can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Me-TV_affiliates
As I recall, when the show was first packaged for reruns, they didn't include the first five years because they were shot in black and white, and in those episodes, Ernie was a next door neighbor and the eldest son was named Mike, played by Disney stalwart Tim Considine.
I didn't realize that Don/Robbie was no longer in the show in its last year, but then, I didn't know that Ron Howard had left Happy Days, either.
I remember Don Grady saying that the producers resisted having him and wife Katie sleeping in the same bed and they were told it would not be permitted unless they could find another TV couple who had previously done so, but they eventually discovered that Samatha and Darren had slept in the same bed, so that made it OK. Subsequentlly, Ozzie Nelson claimed the mantle of being the first, but it turns out that some obscure TV comedy couple had become the first to sleep in the same bed way back in the late 1940s.
Let's also not forget that William Frawley was part of the cast as 'Bub'..
I think the B/W episodes are still a separate package when it comes to syndication as I have not seen any B/W episodes on ME-TV
Geez that's too bad.
I haven't seen it since 1975 on a local station here.
Also available on DVD on Netflix.