Tribune’s classic TV diginet Antenna TV will be adding Three’s Company and Too Close for Comfort to their lineup beginning April 7.
Ted Knight starred in the 1980s sitcom Too Close for Comfort, which will air weekdays from 9-10AM and 1-2AM Eastern. The long-running sitcom Three’s Company starred John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt. It will air weekdays from 10-11AM and 12-1AM Eastern. Three’s Company will also air Saturday evenings and Sunday late nights.
The sitcoms will replace the 9-11AM movie currently airing on Antenna TV. To find an affiliate near you, visit AntennaTV.tv.
National classic TV diginet Cozi TV is changing up their weekday afternoon lineup.
Starting Monday February 24, the 1960s British espionage series The Avengers takes over the 1PM time slot. It will be followed at 2PM by Magnum P.I., which will continue to air in primetime Thursdays from 8PM-Midnight.
Cozi’s rotating Mystery Wheel (Banacek, McCloud, McMillan & Wife and The Name of the Game) will air from 3-4:30PM, followed by a new entry: the Danny Thomas sitcom Make Room for Daddy. It looks like the only show leaving the schedule is The Bold Ones.
Coming to Cozi this summer: Hart to Hart, Knight Rider and Starsky & Hutch. Stay tuned for details!
Find out more about the new Cozi lineup by visiting their website.
Happy birthday to actor Michael Nader. The 69-year-old appeared on a number of 1960s beach movies and guested on the Gidget TV series. He was later a regular on primetime soap Dynasty and daytime sudser All My Children.
Lee Marvin (pictured) was born on this day. Marvin starred in late 1950s cop drama M Squad, then later guested on Bonanza, Route 66, The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables. He is also well-known for his many film roles, including The Dirty Dozen and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Also born February 19 was Dave Niehaus. He was a longtime baseball announcer for the California Angels and Seattle Mariners.
Classic TV friends passing away this day include Janet Blair, who was born here in my hometown of Altoona, PA. Altoona is located in Blair County, which is where she got her stage name. Blair was a film and TV actress who appeared on Burke’s Law, Marcus Welby M.D. and The Outer Limits. She also co-starred in the 1971 Henry Fonda comedy-drama series The Smith Family.
Others passing on February 19: Madge Blake (guested on many classic shows of the 1950s and 60s, best known for her roles as Aunt Harriet on Batman and Larry Mondello’s mom on Leave It To Beaver), singer-banjo player Grandpa Jones (Hee Haw) and veteran Looney Tunes animator and voice actor Tedd Pierce.