Television Obscurities

Television Obscurities

Keeping Obscure TV From Fading Away Forever

W2XBS Schedule, June 1941

Here are the television listings for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City, published in The New York Times during June 1941. This was the last month in which the station was experimental. Commercial broadcasting began on July 1st and with it the station became WNBT. Although there’s no way of knowing based on … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: All in the Family, The Dean Martin 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 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 →


Most Recent Unsold Pilots?

Tonight at 8PM NBC will broadcast the first and only episode of Mockingbird Lane, a series it decided not to pick up. That means this is a case of an unsold pilot actually shown on television. When I wrote about NBC’s decision to show the pilot earlier this month I noted that the most recent … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, May 1941

Here are the television listings for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City, published in The New York Times during May 1941. The somewhat regular Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule introduced the previous month was not as evident this month. Aside from test patterns, the only programs on the air were sporting events. Friday, May 2nd, 1941 … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Fugitive, Peter Gunn, Sea Hunt

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 →


New Classic TV Digital Network Launching January 1st

NBCUniversal is getting into the classic television via digital specialty network game next year, launching Cozi TV on its NBC Owned Television Stations, replacing the existing digital subchannel NBC Nonstop. According to Sitcoms Online, programming will include The Lucy Show, Charlie’s Angels, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Alias Smith and Jones and … Continue Reading →