Network Anniversary Specials

I’ve compiled the following list of network anniversary specials, dating back to NBC’s “The First Fifty Years” (broadcast on Sunday, November 21st, 1976). I believe it includes every major network special. If I’ve left any out, please hit the comments with details. ABC: “ABC’s Silver Anniversary Celebration” (Sunday, February 5th, 1978) “ABC’s 40th Anniversary Special” … Continue Reading →

Dismal Ratings for FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special

TVbytheNumbers has published final Nielsen ratings for Sunday and “FOX’s 25th Anniversary Special” averaged just 4.32 million viewers and a 1.8/5 A18-49 rating from 8-10PM. It ranked fourth in viewers but third in the demo, beating Harry’s Law on NBC from 8-9PM and the first half of the latest Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm, Firelight, … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster, Route 66, Car 54, Where Are You

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

FOX’s February 7th, 1988 Line-up Promo

Promotional spot for part of FOX’s Sunday, February 7th, 1988 line-up. Continue Reading →

Dick Clark (1929-2012)

Television icon Dick Clark, famously called the world’s oldest teenager, passed away today at the age of 82. To many, Clark is best known as the host of American Bandstand (from 1956 to 1989); to others, as the host of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (1972-2011, excluding 1999 and 2004). Obituaries can be found … Continue Reading →

Me-TV adds new primary channel affiliation via KVME-TV; KDOC-TV and KVME-TV jointly brand as Me-TV Hollywood

[via press release] Me-TV adds approximately two million homes in Southern California with new primary channel affiliation via KVME-TV KDOC-TV and KVME-TV jointly brand as Me-TV Hollywood 4.17.2012 – Las Vegas, Nevada – From the floor of the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Weigel Broadcasting Co. announced increased distribution for Me-TV … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Eight is Enough, The Ernie Kovaks Show

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

“Missing” Star Trek: The Next Generation Footage Found

I fully admit that the title of this post is misleading. No footage from Star Trek: The Next Generation was or is missing. However, back in November it was announced that while working on new, high definition transfers of the series, the original film elements for 13 seconds from the Season Three episode “Sins of … Continue Reading →