DVD Tuesday: David Susskind Show, Lawless Years, Van Dyke and Company

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD or Blu-ray. 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 … Continue Reading →

Let’s Predict the First Cancellation of the 2012-2013 Season

Tonight marks the official start of the 2012-2013 season, which will run through May of 2013. A handful of new shows have already premiered and some returning shows are already back on the air. But over the next few weeks the networks will unveil the bulk of their new and returning programming. And that means … Continue Reading →

Internet Archive Launches TV News Collection with 350,000 Broadcasts

Don’t get too excited. The 350,000 broadcasts only date back to June 2009, so you won’t be seeing any broadcasts from The Camel Newsreel Theater or The DuMont Evening News. As The New York Times reports, the Internet Archive’s TV News collection is made up of some 350,000 individual broadcasts of more than 1,000 different … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Whiplash, Rawhide

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD or Blu-ray. 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 … Continue Reading →

Me-TV salutes the 40th anniversary of M*A*S*H

[via press release] Me-TV salutes the 40th anniversary of M*A*S*H Will air first two episodes of the iconic TV series Chicago, Illinois – Monday, September 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the iconic military medical drama M*A*S*H. To commemorate the occasion, Me-TV Network will air the first two episodes in the series, … Continue Reading →

More On the Alternate Pilot to The New People

Late last month, I posted about an alternate version of The New People pilot episode and said I would have more information. Here’s what I was able to find out. I spoke on the phone with Mark Quigley, manager of the Archive Research & Study Center at the UCLA Film & Television Archive about the … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Kojak, Doctor Who

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD or Blu-ray. 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 … Continue Reading →

Me-TV announces affiliation agreements with KWSD, Sioux Falls; WIBW, Topeka & WHSV, Harrisonburg

[via press release] Me-TV announces affiliation agreements with KWSD, Sioux Falls, WIBW, Topeka & WHSV, Harrisonburg 9.4.2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Me-TV Network announces three new affiliation agreements, which include the primary channel position on KWSD in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (DMA #113). The Me-TV Network will replace The CW Plus and will be … Continue Reading →