November Classic TV on DVD Releases

There are lots of great classic TV shows coming out on DVD this month, the biggest being the cult classic Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward.

Also new on disc this November: a best of The Merv Griffin Show compilation, season 7 of Quincy, M.E. and the complete box set of sci-fi documentary series In Search Of…

Enjoy some classic TV and help support ClassicTVBlog.com with your purchase!

DVD Deal of the Week: Three’s Company

Come and knock on our door! We’ve been waiting for you! We’ve got a deal on Three’s Company, too!

This is your chance to own Three’s Company: The Complete Series on DVD. All 174 original episodes, plus 2 early episodes not seen in original broadcast. List price is $134.98, but you can get yours for just $50.49 (that’s a 67% savings!). Hurry, this deal ends Saturday October 4 at 11:59PM PT.

Deal of the Day: Columbo The Complete Series

Now you can own the complete series of Columbo on DVD for just $49.99, a 67% (99.99) savings over MSRP.

Legendary Peter Falk is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winner for his iconic role as the beloved, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. Columbo is the landmark series that inspired a genre. And now, for the first time ever, all 69 episodes from its seven seasons and all 24 television movies are together in this 34-disc anthology. Every criminal, every innocent victim (and some not-so-innocent ones), and every wily deduction are here in one definitive collection.

Just one more thing…this sale ends at 11:59PM PST tonight.

DVD Deal of The Week

Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.

This is your chance to own The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series for far less than six million bucks. $62.99 actually, but the deal expires Saturday!

Tuned In: MeTV Teases Fall Slate, TCM Honors Garner

  • Classic TV diginet MeTV has begun teasing their new fall programming lineup. Among the additions this September: The Adventures of Superman, The Andy Griffith Show, Baa Baa Black Sheep, CHiPs and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Returning shows include Cheers and Mission: Impossible. Stay tuned for more details…
  • Fellow classic TV digital network Antenna TV has found a new home in Charlotte. They had been on WJZY (FOX affiliate) 46.2 until July 1, when they were replaced by Movies! Antenna TV will launch on WCCB (The CW affiliate) 18.2 on August 15, right next to MeTV on 18.3.
  • New digital networks Escape and Grit are slated to go live in August. Escape will target a female audience with a mix of movies and off-network reruns. Grit will air a male-oriented schedule of action and western films. Owner Katz Broadcasting has already licensed movies from Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision will carry the new networks on their digital subchannels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Miami. Other affilates are being added, with clearance already reaching over 50% of U.S. TV households.
  • Turner Classic Movies will be honoring the late James Garner with a 24-hour marathon of his big-screen work this Monday June 28:
    • 6AM Toward the Unknown (1956)
    • 8AM Shoot-out at Medicine Bend (1957)
    • 9:30AM Grand Prix (1966)
    • 12:30PM Cash McCall (1960)
    • 2:15PM The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
    • 4PM Darby’s Rangers (1958)
    • 6:15PM Mister Buddwing (1966)
    • 8PM The Thrill of it All (1963)
    • 10PM The Americanization of Emily (1964)
    • 12M The Children’s Hour (1961)
    • 2AM Victor/Victoria (1982)
    • 4:30AM Marlowe (1969)

Tuned In

Some news and notes from the world of classic TV:

  • IFC (formerly The Independent Film Channel) is now airing the classic 1960s series Batman. The network airs back-to-back episodes in the morning (approximately 7:30 and 8AM) and afternoon (approx. 33:30 and 4PM), along with multi-hour marathons on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Click here for the complete schedule.
  • The long-running early western series Cheyenne is now playing on Encore Westerns. Cheyenne stars Clint Walker and originally aired on ABC from 1955-63 for a total of 108 episodes. Encore Westerns is running Cheyenne weeknights from 7:10-8PM Eastern. For more info, visit the Encore TV website.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati is finally coming to DVD, hopefully with much of the music intact. According to studio Shout! Factory, WKRP has a “complicated history of music rights restrictions. To make this the most comprehensive DVD release possible, we are doing our best to include every scene uncut and to license as much original music as possible.” The 13-disc set carries an MSRP of $139.99 but Amazon is accepting pre-orders at a 10% discount.