Classic TV Diginets Spring 2014 Program Grid

If you’re lucky enough to live in a city where you get Antenna TV, Cozi TV and MeTV, you always have plenty of classic TV programs to choose from…all for FREE with a digital TV antenna!

Here’s a look at the Big 3 classic TV channels weekday lineups as of April 2014, which are subject to vary in local markets:

Time Period (ET) Antenna TV Cozi TV MeTV
5:00AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Programming Wanted: Dead or Alive
5:30AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Programming My Three Sons
6:00AM Hazel Lassie Petticoat Junction
6:30AM Hazel Lassie The Beverly Hillbillies
7:00AM Movie Paid Programming The Donna Reed Show
7:30AM Paid Programming I Love Lucy
8:00AM The Virginian Leave It To Beaver
8:30AM Leave It To Beaver
9:00AM Too Close for Comfort Daniel Boone
9:30AM Too Close for Comfort The Adventures of Jim Bowie
10:00AM Three's Company The Lone Ranger Perry Mason
10:30AM Three's Company The Roy Rogers Show
11:00AM Bewitched Maverick Ironside
11:30AM Bewitched
12:00N I Dream of Jeannie Marcus Welby M.D. Hawaii Five-0
12:30PM I Dream of Jeannie
1:00PM McHale's Navy The Avengers Gunsmoke
1:30PM McHale's Navy
2:00PM The Patty Duke Show Magnum P.I. Bonanza
2:30PM The Patty Duke Show
3:00PM Father Knows Best Mystery Wheel (Various) The Big Valley
3:30PM Father Knows Best
4:00PM Dennis the Menace Dragnet
4:30PM Dennis the Menace Make Room for Daddy Adam-12
5:00PM Mister Ed Highway to Heaven Emergency!
5:30PM Mister Ed
6:00PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
6:30PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
7:00PM I Dream of Jeannie Local Programming M*A*S*H
7:30PM I Dream of Jeannie Local Programming M*A*S*H
8:00PM Bewitched Banacek (M) Charlie's Angels (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Movie (F) Gilligan's Island (M-Th) Movie (F)
8:30PM Bewitched Gilligan's Island (M-Th)
9:00PM All in the Family Charlie's Angels (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Hogan's Heroes (M-Th)
9:30PM All in the Family McMillan & Wife (M) Welcome Back Kotter (M-Th)*
10:00PM Sanford & Son The Bionic Woman (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Hollywood Treasure (F) The Mary Tyler Moore Show (M) Taxi (T) The Bob Newhart Show (W) Rhoda (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
10:30PM Sanford & Son Hollywood Treasure (F) The Mary Tyler Moore Show (M) Taxi (T) The Bob Newhart Show (W) Rhoda (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
11:00PM Good Times I Spy (M) The Bionic Woman (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Run For Your Life (F) The Twilight Zone
11:30PM Good Times Perry Mason
12:00M Three's Company I Spy
12:30AM Three's Company The Untouchables
1:00AM Too Close for Comfort Movie/Various
1:30AM Too Close for Comfort Night Gallery
2:00AM Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
2:30AM Alfred Hitchcock Presents
3:00AM Burns and Allen The Cisco Kid/Various Thriller
3:30AM Burns and Allen The Cisco Kid/Various
4:00AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid Wagon Train
4:30AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid

*Starts April 14

Antenna TV Unveils Spring Lineup

National classic TV diginet Antenna TV is freshening up their schedule for spring.

Beginning Monday April 7, sitcoms Too Close for Comfort and Three’s Company will be joining the Antenna TV lineup. Leaving the weekday schedule are the 9AM (ET) movie, Diff’rent Strokes and Maude.

New additions on weekends include a 5AM movie, Bachelor Father, Burns and Allen, Diff’rent Strokes, Good Times, Green Acres, The Jack Benny Program, Maude and Three’s Company. Departing the weekend lineup: Circus Boy, McHale’s Navy, The Patty Duke Show, Suspense Theatre and The Three Stooges.

New Antenna TV Weekday Lineup (effective 4.7.14)

Time Period (ET) Program (all shows air 2 episodes back-to-back)
5AM The Jack Benny Program
6AM Hazel
9AM Too Close for Comfort
10AM Three's Company
11AM Bewitched
12N I Dream of Jeannie
1PM McHale's Navy
2PM The Patty Duke Show
3PM Father Knows Best
4PM Dennis the Menace
5PM Mister Ed
6PM Green Acres
7PM I Dream of Jeannie
8PM Bewitched
9PM All in the Family
10PM Sanford & Son
11PM Good Times
12M Three's Company
1AM Too Close for Comfort
2AM Alfred Hitchcock Presents
3AM Burns and Allen
4AM Bachelor Father

For more info on Antenna TV and to find an affiliate near you, please visit their website.

Classic TV Westerns Viewing Guide

Westerns were all over the primetime network schedules in the 1950s and 60s. By the time the 1970s rolled around, viewer tastes were changing and the western era was all but over.

Long-running westerns Bonanza and Gunsmoke ended in the 1970s. Although there were a handful of westerns that launched later in the decade, none could match the genre’s earlier success.

Fortunately, many local stations continued to air off-network reruns of classic westerns long after they left primetime. These local stations, along with family-oriented cable networks like CBN (now ABC Family), helped expose these great shows to new generations of viewers.

Today there are many places to catch your favorite western shows, whether its on pay channels like Encore Westerns or for free on national diginets like Cozi and MeTV. There are also many westerns available for purchase on DVD.

The table below shows where classic westerns (1950s-70s) 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).

Saddle up and enjoy! Please contact me via Facebook or Twitter with your comments and suggestions.

Program Title w/DVD Link Diginet Cable/Satellite Streaming
A Man Called Shenandoah
The Adventures of Champion
The Adventures of Jim Bowie Cozi & Retro
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Antenna
The Alaskans
Alias Smith and Jones Cozi Hulu
Barbary Coast
Bat Masterson Encore Westerns
The Big Valley MeTV INSP Hulu
Bonanza MeTV Encore Westerns & INSP Hulu
Branded MeTV
Brave Eagle
Broken Arrow
The Californians
The Chisholms
Cimarron City
Cimarron Strip
The Cisco Kid Retro
Colt .45
The Cowboys
The Dakotas
Daniel Boone
The Deputy Cozi
Dirty Sally
Dundee and the Culhane
Frontier Circus
The Gene Autry Show
Gunsmoke MeTV Encore Westerns
The Guns of Will Sonnett MeTV
Have Gun Will Travel Encore Westerns
Here Come The Brides Antenna
High Chaparral INSP
Hopalong Cassidy Cozi & Retro
How The West Was Won
The Iron Horse
Johnny Ringo
Kung Fu
Law of the Plainsman
The Lawman
The Legend of Jesse James
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Encore Westerns
Little House on the Prairie Hallmark & INSP
The Loner
The Lone Ranger Cozi Angel Two & FETV Hulu
The Man from Blackhawk
Man Without a Gun
Marshal Dillon* Encore Westerns
Maverick Cozi Encore Westerns
The Monroes
My Friend Flicka
The Oregon Trail
The Outcasts
Overland Trail
The Quest
Rawhide MeTV AMC
The Rebel MeTV
The Restless Gun
The Rifleman MeTV AMC Hulu
The Road West
The Rough Riders
The Roy Rogers Show Cozi Angel Two & FETV Hulu
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon FETV
Sky King
Stagecoach West
Stoney Burke
Tales of Wells Fargo
The Tall Man
Temple Houston
The Texan
Tombstone Territory
The Travels of Jamie McPheeters
The Virginian* Cozi INSP
Wagon Train MeTV
Wanted Dead or Alive MeTV
The Westerner
Wichita Town
The Wide Country
The Wild Wild West
Yancy Derringer
Young Daniel Boone
Zane Grey Theatre

*Half-hour version of Gunsmoke
**Also known as The Men from Shiloh

Three’s Company Coming To Antenna

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

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 Affiliate Guide

If you love classic TV and are thinking about cutting the cord (dumping cable/satellite), here is something for you.

I’ve put together a directory of where you can find classic TV programming services on your local over-the-air broadcast stations. Those services include Antenna TV, Cozi TV, MeTV, Retro tv and This TV.

The list includes station call letters and digital channel numbers for the top 50 media markets in the USA. Check it out!

Antenna TV: TV How It Was Meant To Be


In an earlier post, I raved about MeTV, a national classic TV programming service. Weigel Broadcasting launched MeTV in Chicago in 2005, taking it national in 2010. It’s now carried on local television stations across America, mostly on digital subchannels.

Less than 3 weeks after MeTV’s national launch, a competing service was born: Antenna TV. It too has Chicago roots, owned by Tribune Broadcasting.

Unfortunately, there are currently no Antenna TV affiliates where I live (Johnstown-Altoona-State College DMA). I’m keeping my fingers crossed someone will pick it up eventually…are you listening WTAJ?

Even though I haven’t been able to sample Antenna TV personally, I have followed their programming schedules online. Here’s a list of the classic TV shows they carry as of January 2014:

All In The Family, Bachelor Father, Barney Miller, Bewitched, Burns and Allen, Dennis the Menace, Diff’rent Strokes, Father Knows Best, The Flying Nun, Gidget, Good Times, Green Acres, Hazel, I Dream of Jeannie, The Jack Benny Program, Maude, McHale’s Navy, Mister Ed, The Monkees, The Partridge Family, The Patty Duke Show, Sanford and Son, The Three Stooges and WKRP in Cincinnati.

Adventure and Drama Series
Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Circus Boy, Flipper, Here Come The Brides, It Takes A Thief, Suspense Theatre

Antenna TV is available on broadcast subchannels nationwide, including WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago and WPHL Philadelphia. For a complete list of affiliates and programming schedules, please visit Antenna TV’s website.