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Retro Shows You'd **Like** To See Back

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by SayWhat?, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 #1 of 279
    SayWhat?

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    OK, we've got RTN in some markets and the new Antenna TV coming. TVLand is mostly a waste, but they still run a few 70s series. Nick At Night has mostly moved away from older shows.

    What shows from the 50s, 60s, 70s or 80s would you like to see come back?

    Greatest American Hero
    McHale's Navy
    NYPD (Robert Hooks, Frank Converse)
    Combat


    Among many others.
     
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    AntAltMike

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    Mannix: It was TV Land's staple for nearly a decade.

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    I'm Dickens, He's Fenster, the TV show that introduced us to John Astin, only has enough episodes to be run on weekends.

    I miss that cornball "Insight" show. I heard that the church that owns it is reluctant to let it out because some of its current positions are inconsistent with the messages of some of the shows. Nevertheless, it has the most impressive list of guest stars of any show in TV history.

    McHale's Navy is presently on RTN (edit) weekdays at 5:00 PM in the eastern time zone. I think ThisTV still runs Bat Masterson in the morning. They should follow it with Maverick.

    I'm surprised that no one is running NYPD Blue. I haven't been Sipowiczed out yet.

    When I visited my mother on Thanksgiving, I was surprised to learn that one of her favorite shows is Good Times, with Jimmy Walker as JJ... Or is it JJ Walker, as Jimmy?

    Book 'em, Dano. Murder One.
     
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    Maruuk

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    The old Route 66 format of 2 guys going from real town to real town seeking America. And using some real people from the towns in the show. I think the time is right for that kind of road trip drama. Small town America, real people, relevant stories. Could be great. Even blur the line between reality TV and drama.
     
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    Bring back Panic! A half hour show whose entire point was to shock the living crap out of you. Way cool!
     
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    juan ellitinez

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    U need streaming netflix or HULU +..
     
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    Scott Kocourek

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    I remember coming home from school and watching "Leave it to Beaver" it would be nice to let my kids watch that from beginning to end. I may even sit down and watch it with them.

    And no I never saw them first run. :)
     
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    As a kid I liked "Rat Patrol", now I don't know why. :) I'd love to see the man from U.N.C.L.E played back to back with NCIS.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Hey, I always wanted a Jeep with a .50 Cal mounted in the bed.
     
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    Glen_D

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    McHale's Navy isn't on the local OTA-only This TV subchannel that serves my market (to the best of my knowledge), but they do have Bat Masterson early in the morning. At least McHale's Navy has been released on DVD.

    Some of the show I would like to see:

    Dennis the Menace (Jay North series)
    Alfred Hitchcock Hour
    Switch (Eddie Albert series)
    The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
    Tales of the Unexpected (1977 Quinn Martin series)
    The FBI (Efram Zimbalist Jr. series)

    If there was an RTV station in my market, I could probably knock out about three from that list, and I think Dennis the Menace was listed as being screened on the upcoming Antenna TV network, but there is no Tribune TV station in my market, so we probably won't see Antenna TV. None of the series on my list have been released on DVD.

    TV Land and the This TV subchannel are the only services I know of that are available in my market that show any "classic" TV shows. The syndicated shows on the local OTA network affiliates in my market are virtually all past seasons of current network series, network series that recently ended production, or post-1980 sitcoms currently running nationally on one or more widely-available Cable/satellite service.
     
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    AntAltMike

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    We wouldn't buy it. A show about two guys without jobs driving from town to town in a Corvette would have to be seen as a show about two drug dealers. In fact, if anyone tried making any more Frankie and Annette movies, where all those kids had money but no jobs, we'd figure they were drug dealers, too.
     
  11. Nov 28, 2010 #11 of 279
    SayWhat?

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    RTN's programming rotates quarterly. McHale's Navy was on earlier this year but is out of rotation now for the third and fourth quarters. Might be back the first of the year. Local stations can also alter the lineup from the national feed, so your local station might not carry a program in the same time slot if at all.

    Quincy is another QM program they carry.

    I thought ThisTV was all movies? Apparently, they've changed. I'm not sure we have an affiliate here.
     
  12. Nov 28, 2010 #12 of 279
    Glen_D

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    It's mostly movies, but they do have a few classic B&W series, mostly airing in the early A.M. The Outer Limits, Sea Hunt, Bat Masterson, Highway Patrol, Patty Duke, Mister Ed. They have Stargate: SG-1 on Sunday nights.
     
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    50'S

    Make Room for Daddy
    Donna Reed
    Trouble with Father
    4 Star Playhouse
    Father Knows Best

    60's

    Green Acres
    My Three Son's (pre-William Demarest)
    Big Valley

    70's

    Soap
    Taxi
    Family
    Eight is Enough

    80's

    Night Court
    Hill Street Blues
    LA Law
    Lou Grant
    Quincy
    Switch
     
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    McHales Navy, Rockford Files, Leave it to Beaver, & Kojak have been airing on on our local RTV station since it's inception. WSB could benefit from some rotation
     
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    columbo
     
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    elaclair

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    I'm kinda surprised no one has mentioned 12 o'clock High.....loved that show!
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 #17 of 279
    SayWhat?

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    ^^ I always hated that one, but RTN sometimes runs McMillan & Wife and Banacek.

    There was another show called The Name of The Game that had a rotating cast that included James Franciscus and a few others.
     
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    MysteryMan

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    50s...Tightrope, 77 Sunset Strip......60s...One Step Beyond, The Avengers, Secret Agent (AKA Danger Man), The Prisoner, Star Trek (audio and video enhanced version), I Spy and Columbo.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    One Step Beyond,

    Which reminds me of The Invaders.
     
  20. Nov 28, 2010 #20 of 279
    Davenlr

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    Im getting The Invaders from Netflix now. Lots of the shows I have seen mentioned above are available now on Hulu, Netflix, and other sites. I stream them all from my server using the PlayOn plugin, to my PS3.
     

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