Classic television digital specialty network Me-TV, currently available in 92% of the country, will premiere its fall schedule on Monday, September 1st. Anyone hoping to see the addition of more short-lived shows will be disappointed. Most of the shows making their debut on the network are well-known and long-running: The Andy Griffith Show (in select markets), The Adventures of Superman, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and CHiPs.
(In markets where The Andy Griffith Show is already contracted to another station, Mayberry R.F.D. will air instead.)
Fans of The Rebel probably won’t be seeing that show on Me-TV this fall. Currently it airs at 11AM but starting September 1st will be scheduled as alternate programming at 10:30AM for stations that do not air the Saturday morning educational/informational shows. Mr. Lucky, currently seen at 2:30AM Monday morning, will shift to 4:30AM starting September 1st.
There are also a number of shows returning to the lineup after taking a hiatus, including That Girl, The Rogues, The Bob Newhart Show, Cheers and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. To make room for all these changes, quite a few shows are taking a break, including The Mod Squad, The Twilight Zone, The Honeymooners, The Phil Silvers Show, Kojak, The Fugitive and Wagon Train.
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