24 Hours A Day Watching Old TV Shows!

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That's what you can do thanks to Me TV (channel 144 on my dial), Antenna TV (166), TV Land (Channel 85), Aspire (171), and Hallmark (84).

With this plethora of musty treasures on eternal repeat, you need never deal with the present again--except to maybe order food or go to the bathroom.

Here's a sample daily schedule for you diehard nostalgia addicts who want to immerse yourselves in the past so maybe it'll come out better this time.

I'll list Me TV's selection, then Antenna's, then TV Land's, then Aspire's, in that order. And then I'll add some Hallmark Channel action too

2 PM: Bonanza, Hazel, The Andy Griffith Show (TV Land from 1230 to 5 PM)

3 PM: The Big Valley, Dennis The Menace, The Waltons (Hallmark, till 5 PM)

4 PM: The Rockford Files, Leave It To Beaver, Soul Train

5 PM: Hogan's Heroes, Adam-12, M*A*S*H, I Spy

6 PM: The Rifleman, Dragnet, M*A*S*H, The Bill Cosby Show, Little House on the Prairie (Hallmark, till 10 PM)

7 PM: M*A*S*H, Good Times, M*A*S*H, Julia

8 PM: The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour; M*A*S*H (TV Land), Sanford and Son (Aspire)

9 PM: More Lucy-Desi, All in the Family, Everybody Loves Raymond

10 PM: Cheers, Three's a Crowd, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Flip Wilson Show, Frasier (Hallmark, till 1 A.M.)

11 PM: Twilight Zone, Too Close For Comfort

11:30 PM: Perry Mason (Me TV)

12: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Antenna TV)

12:30 AM: The Untouchables (Me TV)

1 AM: The Burns and Allen Show (Antenna TV), Golden Girls (Hallmark)

1:30 AM: Peter Gunn (Me TV)

2 AM: Mission: Impossible, Jack Benny, Golden Girls (Hallmark)

And then there's plenty more, especially since Me's schedule varies from day to day.

In a week's time, you can also catch Combat!, 12 O'Clock High, McHale's Navy, Family Affair, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, Bob Newhart, The Honeymooners, I Love Lucy, and That Girl.

And did you notice how at 7 PM, you can flip back and forth between two channel's showings of M*A*S*H?

Or maybe I--I mean you--should get a life?

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I can't get ME TV where I live, but Perry Mason is available online at cbs.com.


what about: room 222?! welcome back kotter.


they should air: get christy love, the courtship of eddie's father, the bionic woman, wonderwoman, that's my mama, love american style, the love boat, fantasy island.

SouthernDave like.author.displayName 1 Like

Whatever you do, don't miss "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" with Tallulah Bankhead.


One of the funniest hours ever broadcast.


Tallulah moves into the house next door to the Ricardos in Connecticut and Lucy gets her involved in a PTA show..


Lucy also persuades Fred and Ethel to play maid and butler at dinner and when starstruck Ethel starts babbling about all of Bankhead's stage hits, Lucy snaps, "Ethelmae! You're boring Miss Bankhead."


And Tallu, in that fantastic drag queen baritone, says darkly,  "When Miss Bankhead is bored, Miss Bankhead will let you know."



 For reasons never explained, they edited out a couple of minutes from this episode which were crucial to the plot (it explained that Tallulah was allergic to strawberries) -- I have a copy of the complete/unedited version and the only thing I can conclude is that Lucy and Tallulah were chatting at the dining room table and at one point Tallulah reached out and squeezed Lucy's hand in a friendly gesture -- could they have been so squeemish to censor that?  Apparently so.

SavannahMontgomery like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thanks to you,MM, I got hip to the Antenna channel...and yes, I too have feasted on a retro binge.

gerryvisco like.author.displayName 1 Like

Thanks, Michael!  Now I have something to do at home since I can't afford to go on a summer vacation!!

jackson30 topcommenter like.author.displayName 1 Like

I don't even want to see Mash once let alone twice.


Thank goodness for these nostalgia channels. I love me some Hazel, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Golden Girls, Lucy, and most of the other shows you named over the majority of today's lineup. Reality shows and stuff of the America's Got Talent ilk are for the birds.