As a classic TV junkie, I watch most of my shows on MeTV, Netflix or DVD. I still subscribe to Dish Network but am seriously considering cutting the cord when my contract expires this summer.
Just for kicks, I went through the TV listings for a bunch of cable/satellite channels to see what classic shows (50s-60s-70s-80s) are on their schedules as of January 2014. I included some 1980s shows to pad the listings.
Even with 100+ channels, it was pretty slim pickings:
Rawhide, The Rifleman, The Three Stooges
Bonanza, Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids, Lassie, The Lone Ranger, The Roy Rogers Show
The Flintstones, Huckleberry Hound, The Jetsons, Jonny Quest, Looney Tunes, MGM Cartoons, The New Scooby Doo Movies, Scooby Doo Where Are You?, Secret Squirrel, The Smurfs, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear
Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry
The A Team, The Cosby Show, Miami Vice
The Dukes of Hazzard
227, Amen, Diff’rent Strokes, What’s Happening!!
Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown, Night Court
Bat Masterson, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp, Maverick
Family Entertainment TV
Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids, Highway to Heaven, Lassie, The Lone Ranger, The Roy Rogers Show, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
$100000 Pyramid, $25000 Pyramid, Blockbusters, Match Game, Press Your Luck, Sale of the Century, Super Password
The Brady Bunch, Cheers, The Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, The Waltons
Hallmark Movie Channel
Matlock, Mister Ed, Murder She Wrote, Perry Mason
ALF, Family Ties
The Big Valley, Bonanza, The High Chaparral, Little House on the Prairie, Matlock, The Virginian, The Waltons
Hee Haw, Pop! Goes The Country, The Porter Wagoner Show
The Twilight Zone
The Andy Griffith Show, The Brady Bunch, The Cosby Show, Gilligan’s Island, The Golden Girls, Gunsmoke
227, The Waltons
Please let me know if I missed any channels or programs. Thanks.