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I recently discovered TV stations such as Antenna TV and MeTV. I also found a channel called GetTv that isn't even listed in my TV guide. GetTv is old movies. I forgot how funny WKRP IN CINCINNATI was . I loved the theme song. There are lots of other old shows. Do any of you have old favorites either comedy or drama?
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My husband loves these channels. He watches the Lone Ranger and Superman along with many more. It is fun to watch these old shows. Actually I think the sitcoms such as Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore and the New Hart shows are much better than what we have today. I haven't watches CBS, NBC or ABC shows in many years. They just have bad programming.

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I get all of these over broadcast stations. GetTV has terrific old movies, mostly from the Columbia Studio. I also just started getting one called DECADES which has had marathons of Family Affair, The Doris Day Show (I forgot how corny that was) and Get Smart, among others.

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TV Land was started on that concept. However, lately TV Land seems to be producing their own shows along with reruns of Family Feud. I remember their original tagline was "TV Land take me away"
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I get some of them and will occasionally tune in... TV Land and Nick have just become so stale and really, with so many great old shows the many stations that program reruns of sticoms could offer, it seems they all offer the same thing... Not to say some of these aren't good shows, but really a steady diet of Friends and Raymond and How I Met Your Mother (which I never found funny)... along with really iffy and dated sitcoms like Full House and Who's the Boss... just don't do much for me. I guess it's a different strokes kind of thing, but in the annals or sitcoms it seems to me there are better ones that could join the mix...


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Has anyone seen COSI TV? Instead of sitcoms they run Charlie's Angels, Magnum PI, Bionic Woman and Murder, She Wrote among other "dramas" of the 70s and 80s.

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Antenna TV is my favorite. Fun to watch "All in the Family", "WKRP in Cinncinati", and "Newhart" reruns.

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When we are in Pa the cable there has a show called Inspiration TV that plays all old shows. A lot of old westerns. I really enjoy it. DH - not so crazy about it. I watch High Chaparral, Big Valley, Dr Quinn, The Virginian etc. So much better than reality TV.

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We don't get any of the retro TV channels on our cable here in Florida or I would be watching them all the time.

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Verizon FiOs has MeTV aand we watch maybe a few of the Perry Mason episodes. We refer to that channel as the 'bad TV' channel as in 'Do you want to watch some bad TV?' LOL

Some of the shows in B&W are so cheesy re: the sets or the clothing they wore.

Mc Cloud is laughable in terms of the plot and the awful 70's clothing.

Lost in Space should have remained 'lost'! LOL Dr. Smith chewed the scenery with every line he spoke!

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