The Best of 2020 at Television Obscurities

Last December, I announced I was taking a step back and finally treating Television Obscurities like a hobby, not a job. With limited free time, I was only able to published roughly two dozen blog posts during the past year. Here’s a look back at The Best of 2020 at Television Obscurities.

Musings on Obscurities: My TV Watching Goals for 2020 (January 28, 2020)
My TV watching goals for 2020 include watching Coronet Blue, Blondie, and The Immortal. Do you have any TV watching goals for the new year?

Did Kenny Rogers Sing The New People Theme Song? (March 21, 2020)
Did Kenny Rogers and the rock band The First Edition sing the theme song to The New People (ABC, 1969-1970)?

Status of Kraft Television Theatre, Season 10 (July 6, 2020)
What’s the status of Kraft Television Theatre, Season 10? NBC broadcast 53 episodes between September 1957 and September 1957. At least 46 episodes survive.

New York Times Stops Publishing TV Listings in Print (August 31, 2020)
After 81 years, The New York Times has stopped publishing daily TV listings in print.

2020-2021 Network TV Fall Preview Specials (September 5, 2020)
FOX was the only network to air a fall preview special for the 2019-2020 season.

Let’s Not Predict the First Cancellation of the 2020-2021 Season (September 22, 2020)
The 2020-21 network television season is underway but don’t look for a “Let’s Predict” post asking readers to guess which new show will be the first cancellation of the season.

20th Anniversary of Freedom (UPN, 2000-2001) (October 27, 2020)
Short-lived action drama Freedom debuted 20 years ago in 2000 on UPN. Were you watching? Do you want to see the unaired episodes?

Retro Review: Blondie (1957) – “The Rummage Sale” (November 8, 2020)
My review of “The Rummage Sale,” an April 1957 episode of NBC sitcom Blondie.

Also, I made some progress on my long-in-the-works article about Lucas Tanner (NBC, 1974-1975) during 2020. There’s a good chance it will eventually see the light of day in 2021.

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