Old, not so famous TV shows that have shown up on TV subchannels

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  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Recently I hooked up an antenna to my TV because CBS had gone dark on DirecTV and while I can't get all that much through that antenna, I've gotten a few local stations that have subchannels that I can watch now. On a couple of those subchannels I notices some very old, barely successful TV shows that I used to like back in the day. Two that I remember are a Dom Delouse show from the early 1970s called Lotsa Luck. And another show from the Late 1960s called It's About Time. The former was kind of a standard sitcom of the time, sort of a takeoff on All In The Family. The latter, was kind of a take off on the Planet of the Apes movies, where Astronauts landed back in the past during the time of cavemen. Watching them, I realized they were pretty bad and I understand why they didn't last long. So why do I remember them? Because of their theme songs!! (look them up!)

    Any other old series that you've found on those subchannels that you remember?
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    It’s about time flipped the script before it went off the air. They brought everyone to modern days.
     
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  3. Allanon

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    COZITV has a lot of 70s and 80s TV.

    GRIT has a lot of old westerns.
     
  4. sharkster

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    I remember 'It's About Time' and still remember the silly song. One lazy day I happened to see it playing and tuned in - yeah, pretty stupid. :D

    I do watch a few things from the SD channels that play reruns of old and old-ish shows but I think they are all pretty much mainstream. I am going through the 'That Girl' series now, as it recently began again on the 'Antenna' channel. I recently finished the entirety of 'My Three Sons'. That's one that, for whatever reason, I really didn't remember the 'pre-Ernie' years. It was rather odd in the early seasons but I liked it a lot more from the time Ernie showed up.
     
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  5. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Vaguely remember “8t’s About Time”
    I’m thinking that the theme song went ‘it’s about time it’s about space it’s about...human race”
     
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  6. wmcbrine

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    I'd never heard of "It's About Time" before it showed up on a subchannel, and I've meant to post about it ever since. Bad? Yes. But the thing is that it's a Sherwood Schwartz show, right down to re-using some of the incidental music from "Gilligan's Island", and I can imagine an alternate universe where I'd grown up watching reruns of "It's About Time", while Gilligan was forgotten.
     
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  7. LarryAtHome

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    Another Sherwood Schwartz show that can be caught on the sub channels is Dusty's Trail. It's pretty bad. One show I do really like is Svengoolie that airs on MeTV.
     
  8. Family

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    It's about time was great bad TV.

    Is Run Buddy Run or Camp Runamok on one of these subchannels?
     
  9. Tony_T

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    “It's about time. It's about space. About two men in the strangest place."
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    Get it on DVD ;)
    It's About Time: the Complete Series
     
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    How about The Immortal. Short-lived series but I remember I loved it as a kid. Wouldn't mind seeing it again but I've never seen it show up on any of those sub-channels.
     
  11. Mikeguy

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    Classics of their era! And people will point to "That Girl" along the lines of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," as leading the way for women.
     
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    Caught "The Time Tunnel" a few years ago, plus the "modernized" version of it with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, "Quantum Leap."
     
  13. dwells

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    I feel like there would be a market for a mainstream channel that showed nothing but old, overlooked shows that you can't find anywhere else.

    One for me that I would love to see is Gomer Pyle. There are a ton of shows that you can hardly find anywhere.

    I guess MeTV is doing this, but for me the only way I can get it is with an antenna- I think there is a market for a mainstream channel.
     
  14. osu1991

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    It was called TV Land before it BA and like every other channel with a 6hr rotating playlist of the same shows over and over.

    Put the Stirr app on a Roku or fire stick and you can get all the Sinclair owned diginets plus a few other things online. Several of the various diginets also have a live stream from their websites.
     
  15. Steveknj

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    Gomer Pyle is on MeTV. I've been watching a lot of Hogan's Heroes reruns on there. DirecTV carries it as a main channel (Ch 33 in the NY Metro area...I think it's in Middletown NJ). I've caught some MASH reruns on there as well, but I'm getting more of a kick out of seeing these little remembered, one or two season shows as I described above.
     
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  16. Tony_T

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    There's probably a Roku channel that has these little remembered shows.

    edit: There's 160 channels under "Classic TV" (even a channel that just has "Classic Commercials")
     
  17. Tony_T

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  18. sharkster

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    Somebody needs to pick up 'Dinosaurs'. That was a fun one. I actually purchased the disc set of the show a number of years ago. "Not the Mama!" :D Fun stuff and it was a Henson piece.
     
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  19. sharkster

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    That is exactly how much of the song I recall.

    Elroy Schwartz? Is he Sherwood's son?
     
  20. TiVo'Brien

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    The Paul Lynde Show. I liked him on Hollywood Squares, the show was just okay.
     

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