New Diginet Rewind TV Launches September 1

Nexstar Media Inc. will launch a new digital specialty network called Rewind TV, focusing on television sitcoms from the 1980s and 1990s, on September 1. According to an official press release, Rewind TV will reach some 40 percent of television households when it launches this fall.

The official Rewind TV website currently lists 21 sitcoms that will debut when the new network launches: 227, Becker, Caroline in the City, Dear John, Designing Women, Diff’rent Strokes, The Drew Carey Show, The Facts of Life, Family Ties, Growing Pains, Head of the Class, The Hogan Family, The John Larroquette Show, Mork & Mindy, Murphy Brown, My Two Dads, NewsRadio, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Suddenly Susan, Whose the Boss?, and Wings.

Many of these shows are currently seen on Antenna TV and will presumably disappear from that network in September. None of the shows are even remotely obscure and the odds of any true obscurities finding their way onto the Rewind TV schedule are slim. Still, hope springs eternal.

Rewind TV will join fellow Nexstar network Antenna TV in the increasingly crowded “classic” television market. Other diginets (also known as digital subchannels or multicast networks) devoted fully or partly to airing TV shows include MeTV, This TV, Bounce TV, Cozi TV, getTV, Decades, Grit, Heroes & Icons, and Retro TV.

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13 Replies to “New Diginet Rewind TV Launches September 1”

  1. Gotta disagree a little bit, one of these shows, John Larroquette, is pretty obscure. It hasn’t been on TV this century & has never had a DVD or streaming release. I’m quite excited about that one.

    But as for the rest? Yeah.

    1. I could’ve sworn I read about The John Larroquette Show airing on Cozi TV or MeTV. It’s hard to keep track of all the shows on all the diginets.

      1. Years ago, The John Larroquette Show aired on the USA Network. Come to think it, The Chris Elliott series Get A Life, another obscure show aired on USA around that time as well.

  2. FWIW: I wouldn’t call ThisTV a classic TV network anymore since it is nearly all movies nowadays. But there

  3. I wish we had TV channels like these in Australia. There are some half-hearted attempts but they have very limited libraries that just get shown over and over.

  4. I know Drew Carey had a fair amount of airings back in the day on cable, I wanted to revisit it. I did lose interest around season 5 I believe because it got too wacky for the sake of it, but I’d be up for just binge watching it. Idk If I’ll have this channel or make time for it but having Drew is a plus.

    After reading this though it appears Amazon has the show

  5. Looking up the Nextstar stations (, I see a (reasonably) local one that carries CBS and The CW. I have recieved it before but I’ve had trouble lately. I would expect that one might be the one to carry the channel but they are a bit crowded.

  6. I would like to know right now what channel Rewind TV will be on Armstrong Cable service in Butler PA. Also what their time schedule will be for their shows.

  7. Kristen I want hogan family & who’s the boss on me tv that will make me happy &
    bounce to to have Different strokes &Growing Pains

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