Book ‘Em Danno!

Amazon has a great deal this week on Hawaii Five-0: The Complete Series. List price is $350, it’s on sale now for $140 (a 60% discount). The next best price I could find is $215.

This box set includes 283 episodes on 72 DVDs. According to the reviews on Amazon, there is one episode missing from the second season.

The episode in question is called “Bored, She Hung Herself.” Apparently someone reenacted what they saw and died, hence the show has never aired in syndication or home video. Kinda strange they would pull the episode, given all the violence on TV and movies these days.

Since there is one episode missing, we’ll call this Hawaii Five-0: The ALMOST Complete Series. Still a great show…enjoy!

Cozi TV: The Easiest Decision You’ll Make All Day

I’ve written earlier articles on Antenna TV and MeTV. Today I will profile another national classic TV programming service: Cozi TV.

Cozi is owned by NBCUniversal and launched as a digital subchannel on NBC owned-and-operated stations in December 2012. It replaced a local news/lifestyle format called NBC Nonstop.

Cozi now airs on approximately 40 affiliates across the country. It runs a mix of classic TV, movies and original lifestyle programming.

Some affiliates pre-empt network programming for local news, including WNBC New York which airs an hour of news from 7-8PM weeknights.

Here’s a look at the classic TV shows currently airing on Cozi TV:

Adventure/Crime Drama
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Banacek, The Bold Ones, Charlie’s Angels, I Spy, Magnum P.I. (1980s show), McCloud, McMillan & Wife, The Name of The Game, Run For Your Life, Sherlock Holmes

The Real McCoys

Fantasy Island, Highway To Heaven (1980s show), Lassie, Marcus Welby M.D.

Science Fiction
The Bionic Woman, One Step Beyond, The Six Million Dollar Man

Alias Smith and Jones, The Deputy, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, Maverick, The Roy Rogers Show, The Virginian

Although they don’t air a 24/7 schedule of classic TV (and movies) like MeTV and Antenna TV, Cozi offers a nice selection of vintage shows, especially dramas and westerns. For more programming info and to find an affiliate near you, visit the Cozi website.

Classic TV Birthdays: January 21

Classic TV stars celebrating birthdays today: Jill Eikenberry is 67. She starred in several made-for-TV movies in the 1970s, then later joined the cast of L.A. Law, along with real-life husband Michael Turner.

Mac Davis is 72 today. The country singer had his own variety series back in the 70s, The Mac Davis Show. Also celebrating birthdays: Audrey Dalton (guested on Wagon Train and other series) and Ann Wedgeworth, best known for her role as Lana on Three’s Company. Dalton and Wedgeworth both turn 80.

A number of classic TV stars were born January 21 but sadly are no longer with us: British comedian Benny Bill, Telly Savalas (Kojak), Ann Sheridan (Pistols ‘n’ Petticoats) and Carl Switzer (Alfalfa in the Little Rascals).

Celebrities passing on this day include Jack Lord (Stoney Burke, Hawaii Five-O), Colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Presley’s manager) and character actress Susan Strasberg. Strasberg appeared on Broadway and film, later guesting on classic TV shows like Bonanza, The FBI and The Rockford Files.