1960s Sitcoms Viewing Guide

Our crack research team (consisting of me, myself and I) decided to take a look at where YOU could take a look at classic sitcoms from the 1960s.

I researched the primetime schedules from the 60s and put together a list of shows that have aired in syndication and/or on DVD. Note that I included some cartoons and the campy Adam West Batman series in this sitcom guide.

The table below shows where these shows are currently available for viewing (as of February 2014). The columns include Program Title (with a link to DVD releases), Diginets (national programming services carried by local TV stations), Cable/Satellite Networks and Streaming (Internet-based services like Hulu, Netflix).

Please note some shows may also air on broadcast stations, i.e. WFMY Greensboro NC still runs The Andy Griffith Show on weekday afternoons. These local airings are not included in this viewing guide…please check your local listings.

I hope you find this guide useful. Please contact me via Facebook with any errors or omissions.

Program Title w/DVD Link Diginet Cable/Satellite Streaming
The Addams Family This
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Retro
The Andy Griffith Show TV Land Hulu & Netflix & TV Land
The Ann Sothern Show
Bachelor Father Antenna
Batman Me
The Beverly Hillbillies Me & Retro
Bewitched Antenna Crackle
The Bill Cosby Show
The Bill Dana Show
The Brady Bunch Me Hallmark & TV Land CBS
Car 54 Where Are You? Me
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Dennis The Menace Antenna Hulu
The Dick Van Dyke Show Me TV Land Hulu & Me & Netflix & TV Land
The Donna Reed Show Me Hulu
The Doris Day Show Hulu & Me
Family Affair Me
The Farmer's Daughter
Father Knows Best Antenna Hulu
The Flintstones Boomerang
The Flying Nun Antenna
F Troop Me
The Gale Storm Show
The George Gobel Show
Get Smart Me
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Gidget Antenna
Gilligan's Island Me TV Land
Gomer Pyle USMC Me*
Good Morning World
The Governor & J.J.
Green Acres Antenna Hulu
Hazel Antenna
Here's Lucy Hulu
Hogan's Heroes Me
I Dream of Jeannie Antenna Crackle
I'm Dickens He's Fenster
The Jack Benny Program Antenna
The Jetsons Boomerang
The Joey Bishop Show Retro
Leave It To Beaver Me Netflix
The Lucy Show Hulu & Me
Make Room for Daddy** Me
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Me
Mayberry R.F.D.
McHale's Navy Antenna Hulu
Mister Ed Antenna Hallmark Movie Hulu
The Monkees Antenna
The Mothers-In-Law Hulu & Me
The Munsters Netflix
My Favorite Martian Hulu
My Living Doll Hulu
My Mother The Car Hulu
My Three Sons Me
The Patty Duke Show Antenna
Pete & Gladys
Petticoat Junction Me
Pistols 'N Petticoats
Please Don't Eat The Daisies
That Girl
The Real McCoys Cozi & Retro
To Rome with Love
Top Cat

*Not available in all markets
**Also known as The Danny Thomas Show

Classic TV Shows on Cable & Satellite

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

Angel Two
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

Cartoon Network
Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry

The A Team, The Cosby Show, Miami Vice

The Dukes of Hazzard

Encore Black
227, Amen, Diff’rent Strokes, What’s Happening!!

Encore Classic
Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown, Night Court

Encore Westerns
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

Hallmark Channel
The Brady Bunch, Cheers, The Golden Girls, I Love Lucy, The Waltons

Hallmark Movie Channel
Matlock, Mister Ed, Murder She Wrote, Perry Mason

The Hub
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

TV Land
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.