Classic television digital specialty network Me-TV, currently available in 91% of the country, will launch its 2014 “Summer of Me” schedule on May 26th. The new schedule hasn’t yet been posted to the Me-TV website. I’m not very familiar with Me-TV’s current lineup but based on a quick comparison with the current schedule, it looks like a few shows previously seen on Me-TV, like Bosom Buddies, Leave It to Beaver, The Mod Squad and Happy Days, are returning this summer. I believe The Mod Squad will also be joining the national Me-TV schedule for the first time this summer.
Taking a break are shows like Rhoda, Hawaii Five-0 and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Also, the Friday night “Me-TV Made for TV Movie” block is going away.
Although understandable, it’s too bad Me-TV (and similar specialty networks like Cozi TV and Antenna TV) is focusing primarily on the big name “classic” TV shows, constantly shuffling the same programs around its schedule rather than branching out and airing some lesser-known shows. There are a few exceptions, like The Rebel and Mr. Lucky on Me-TV or Mr. and Mrs. North and The Deputy on Cozi TV.
What would you like to see on Me-TV this summer, if you were in charge of scheduling?