Cozi Adds Columbo, Rockford, Emergency!

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NBC’s classic TV digital network Cozi TV is dipping into the Universal library to freshen it’s schedule for Winter 2017.

Joining the Cozi lineup in January: Alias Smith and Jones, Columbo (1970s episodes), Emergency!, McCloud, McMillan & Wife and The Rockford Files. All but Alias Smith and Jones previously aired on competitor MeTV.

Exiting the schedule are Adam-12, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hart to Hart, Starsky and Hutch and Zorro.

The weekday lineup changes are as follows (all times Eastern):

12:00N The Rockford Files (Replacing 2x Adam-12)
1:00PM Emergency! (Replacing Hart to Hart)
6:00PM Little House On The Prairie (Replacing 2x The Munsters)
7:00PM The Munsters (Replacing Frasier)
7:30PM The Munsters (Replacing Frasier)
9:00PM Frasier (Replacing various programming)
9:30PM Frasier (Replacing various programming)

The new schedule kicks off Monday. For the complete Cozi TV Winter 2017 lineup, click here.

Tuned In: Antenna TV and Cozi Fall Program Changes

Classic TV diginets Antenna TV and Cozi TV are shifting their lineups for fall, adding some shows and pulling a few others.

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Antenna TV is unveiling a pair of sitcoms: The Addams Family (moving over from ThisTV) and Wings. Father Knows Best returns to the schedule, while Mister Ed gallops back to competitor MeTV.

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For more info on the fall changes, visit the Antenna TV and CoziTV websites.

Tuned In: MeTV Winter Changes, Farewell Trapper John

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  • Classic TV digital network MeTV is tweaking their schedule starting tomorrow. New arrivals include The Patty Duke Show (moving from Antenna TV) at 6AM weekdays and Mama’s Family from 6-7PM weeknights. My Three Sons exits the lineup.
  • Fellow classic TV diginet CoziTV is juggling their lineup for the first quarter, highlighted by the addition of The A-Team (1983-87) and the return of Charlie’s Angels. Dragnet, The Real McCoys, Run For Your Life and Zorro leave the schedule.
  • Actor-turned-investment-guru Wayne Rogers passed away New Year’s Eve. Rogers played Trapper John M.D. on the first 3 seasons of military sitcom M*A*S*H and later portrayed a doctor again on the sitcom House Calls (1979-82). He had previously starred in the 1960-61 western series Stagecoach West and guested on many classic TV shows of the 60s and 70s. Among his credits: The Big Valley, Combat!, The F.B.I., Gomer Pyle USMC and Gunsmoke. Rogers was 82 years old.

Cozi Makes Late Summer Changes, Another Diginet On The Way

Some news and notes to report…

  • Classic TV diginet COZI TV is tweaking their schedule in August, adding modern classics Baywatch and Simon & Simon while resting The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels and It Takes A Thief. They are also cutting back on airings of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Here’s Lucy and Starsky & Hutch. Get all the info here.
  • MGM TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group are teaming up to launch a sci-fi themed digital broadcast network. The as-yet-unnamed channel will air movies and series from the MGM library and is expected to launch sometime this fall.
  • Farewell to a pair of classic TV contributors. Actress Diana Douglas (ex-wife of Kirk, mother of Michael) guested on such series as Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Naked City and The Streets of San Francisco. Film and TV actor Irwin Keyes may best be remembered by classic TV fans as George Jefferson’s bodyguard on The Jeffersons. He also played Joe Rockhead in the 1994 big-screen adaption of The Flintstones.

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Adam-12, Dragnet, Murder She Wrote Getting Cozi

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NBC-owned classic TV diginet Cozi TV is launching its Winter 2015 lineup on Monday January 5.

Among the new shows on Cozi: Adam-12, Bronco, Dragnet, Murder She Wrote, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp and Zorro.

Cozi’s schedule varies by station, so check your local listings. A portion of the Cozi lineup is also simulcast on FETV (Dish Network Channel 82).

Time Period (ET) Programming Comments
Weekdays
5:00AM Paid Programming
5:30AM
6:00AM Lassie
6:30AM Lassie
7:00AM Highway to Heaven
7:30AM
8:00AM Bronco New to Cozi
8:30AM
9:00AM The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp New to Cozi
9:30AM The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp New to Cozi
10:00AM The Lone Ranger
10:30AM The Lone Ranger
11:00AM Zorro New to Cozi
11:30AM Zorro New to Cozi
12:00N Adam-12 New to Cozi
12:30PM Adam-12 New to Cozi
1:00PM Starsky & Hutch
1:30PM
2:00PM Charlie's Angels
2:30PM
3:00PM Murder She Wrote New to Cozi
3:30PM
4:00PM Murder She Wrote New to Cozi
4:30PM
5:00PM The Dick Van Dyke Show
5:30PM The Dick Van Dyke Show
6:00PM Here's Lucy
6:30PM Here's Lucy
7:00PM Make Room for Daddy
7:30PM Make Room for Daddy
8:00PM Hart to Hart (M) Starsky & Hutch (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Charlie's Angels (Th) Murder She Wrote (F)
8:30PM
9:00PM Hart to Hart (M) Starsky & Hutch (T) The Bionic Woman (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Murder She Wrote (F)
9:30PM
10:00PM It Takes A Thief (M) Knight Rider (T) The Bionic Woman (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Murder She Wrote (F)
10:30PM
11:00PM Dragnet New to Cozi
11:30PM Dragnet New to Cozi
12:00M The Avengers
12:30AM
1:00AM I Spy
1:30AM
2:00AM The Bold Ones
2:30AM
3:00AM Run For Your Life
3:30AM
4:00AM The Real McCoys
4:30AM The Real McCoys
Saturdays
5:00AM Paid Programming
5:30AM
6:00AM The Lone Ranger
6:30AM The Lone Ranger
7:00AM The Roy Rogers Show
7:30AM The Roy Rogers Show
8:00AM Movie
8:30AM
9:00AM
9:30AM The Adventures of Jim Bowie
10:00AM E/I Programming
10:30AM E/I Programming
11:00AM E/I Programming
11:30AM E/I Programming
12:00N Movie
12:30PM
1:00PM
1:30PM
2:00PM Movie
2:30PM
3:00PM
3:30PM
4:00PM
4:30PM Hollywood Treasure
5:00PM The Dick Van Dyke Show
5:30PM The Dick Van Dyke Show
6:00PM Make Room for Daddy
6:30PM Make Room for Daddy
7:00PM The Border
7:30PM
8:00PM Fantasy Island
8:30PM
9:00PM Fantasy Island
9:30PM
10:00PM Run for Your Life
10:30PM
11:00PM Run for Your Life
11:30PM
12:00M I Spy
12:30AM
1:00AM The Name of the Game
1:30AM
2:00AM
2:30AM The Roy Rogers Show
3:00AM Movie
3:30AM
4:00AM
4:30AM The Cisco Kid
Sundays
5:00AM Paid Programming
5:30AM
6:00AM The Lone Ranger
6:30AM The Lone Ranger
7:00AM The Roy Rogers Show
7:30AM The Roy Rogers Show
8:00AM Movie
8:30AM
9:00AM
9:30AM The Adventures of Jim Bowie
10:00AM The New Howdy Doody Show
10:30AM The New Howdy Doody Show
11:00AM Maverick
11:30AM
12:00N Maverick
12:30PM
1:00PM Various Programming 4-hour marathons of a different off-network program each week
1:30PM
2:00PM
2:30PM
3:00PM
3:30PM
4:00PM
4:30PM
5:00PM The Real McCoys
5:30PM The Real McCoys
6:00PM Here's Lucy
6:30PM Here's Lucy
7:00PM Murder She Wrote New to Cozi
7:30PM
8:00PM Murder She Wrote New to Cozi
8:30PM
9:00PM Movie
9:30PM
10:00PM
10:30PM
11:00PM Hollywood Treasure
11:30PM
12:00M I Spy
12:30AM
1:00AM The Name of the Game
1:30AM
2:00AM
2:30AM The Border
3:00AM
3:30AM Tail Fins and Chrome
4:00AM Hollywood Treasure
4:30AM

Tuned In: Bewitched 50th Anniversary Marathon, Here’s Lucy Returns

  • National classic TV diginet Antenna TV will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bewitched (1964-72) with a 50 episode marathon this September. The 25-hour marathon will be hosted by Erin Murphy, who played daughter Tabitha Stephens on the hit ABC sitcom. The marathon starts Saturday September 12 at 1PM Eastern. For more info and a list of episodes, click here.
  • Great news for Lucy fans! Lucille Ball’s third and final CBS sitcom Here’s Lucy is coming to national digital network Cozi TV. Cozi will air back-to-back episodes of the 1968-74 comedy weekdays from 4-5PM Eastern. It replaces Make Room for Daddy, which moves to 6-7PM. The Real McCoys is leaving the schedule.
  • A new version of classic hidden camera show Candid Camera is launching on cable network TV Land. Allen Funt was the creator and host of Candid Camera, which debuted way back in 1948. Allen’s son Peter will host the new incarnation, which starts August 11. He’ll be joined by co-host Mayim Bialik (Blossom, The Big Bang Theory).

  • Another TV classic may be returning to the airwaves. FremantleMedia (Let’s Make A Deal, The Price Is Right) is reportedly shopping a primetime revival of the celebrity panel game show To Tell The Truth to the broadcast networks. The original TTTT debuted in 1956.
  • Veteran television writer-producer Wilton Schiller has died. Schiller worked on such TV classics as The Adventures of Superman, Ben Casey, The Fugitive, Mannix and The Six Million Dollar Man. The 95-year-old Schiller died July 27 in California.

Cozi TV Coming To 8 More Markets

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Classic TV digital multicast network Cozi TV is expanding into eight new markets, including Seattle and Pittsburgh.

The new affiliates are KFFV Seattle, WBGN-CD Pittsburgh, WHNO New Orleans, KWHB Tulsa, KWHE Honolulu, KWHS Colorado Springs CO, WHME South Bend IN and WCVI St. Croix USVI. All markets are scheduled to launch this summer.

Cozi TV programming includes such off-network classics as Charlie’s Angels, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lone Ranger, Magnum P.I. and The Six Million Dollar Man. It is owned by NBCUniversal.


Classic TV Diginets Summer 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 June 2014, which are subject to vary in local markets:

Time Period (ET) Antenna TV Cozi TV MeTV
5:00AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Program Wanted: Dead or Alive
5:30AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Program Make Room for Daddy
6:00AM Hazel Highway to Heaven Petticoat Junction
6:30AM Hazel The Beverly Hillbillies
7:00AM Movie The Lone Ranger The Donna Reed Show
7:30AM The Roy Rogers Show 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 The Love Boat
10:30AM Three's Company The Roy Rogers Show
11:00AM Bewitched Maverick The Mod Squad
11:30AM Bewitched
12:00N I Dream of Jeannie Marcus Welby M.D. The Rockford Files
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 Charlie's Angels The Big Valley
3:30PM Father Knows Best
4:00PM Dennis the Menace Make Room for Daddy Adam-12
4:30PM Dennis the Menace Make Room for Daddy Adam-12
5:00PM Mister Ed The Dick Van Dyke Show Emergency!
5:30PM Mister Ed The Dick Van Dyke Show
6:00PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
6:30PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
7:00PM I Dream of Jeannie Lassie M*A*S*H
7:30PM I Dream of Jeannie Lassie M*A*S*H
8:00PM Bewitched McCloud (M) Starsky & Hutch (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Movie (F) Gilligan's Island
8:30PM Bewitched Happy Days
9:00PM All in the Family Starsky & Hutch (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Hogan's Heroes
9:30PM All in the Family Welcome Back Kotter
10:00PM Sanford & Son McCloud (M) Knight Rider (T) The Bionic Woman (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Get Smart (M) The Honeymooners (T) F Troop (W) Bosom Buddies (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
10:30PM Sanford & Son Hollywood Treasure (F) Get Smart (M) The Honeymooners (T) F Troop (W) Bosom Buddies (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
11:00PM Good Times Knight Rider (T) The Bionic Woman (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 Dragnet
1:00AM Too Close for Comfort Movie Adam-12
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 Thriller
3:30AM Burns and Allen The Cisco Kid
4:00AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid Wagon Train
4:30AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid

FETV Adds Cozi Programming

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Christian satellite network FETV is now simulcasting programming from Cozi-TV, a national digital broadcast service owned by NBCUniversal.

According to FETV’s programming guide, the network is airing 10 hours of Cozi on weekdays and 4 hours in Saturday prime. The programming blocks are Monday-Friday 12N-6PM and 8PM-12M, plus Saturdays 8PM-12M. Classic Cozi shows airing on FETV include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Make Room for Daddy, Maverick and Starsky & Hutch.

FETV also continues to program several classic series from its existing library, specifically Highway to Heaven, Lassie, The Lone Ranger and The Roy Rogers Show. The balance of the schedule is filled with religious and lifestyle programming.

FETV is a programming service of LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. It is available on Dish Network (Channel 82) and AT&T U-verse (Channel 578).

Cozi TV is carried as a full-time digital subchannel by broadcast stations across America, including WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles and WMAQ Chicago. For more info, visit the Cozi-TV website.

Get Cozi This Summer

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Classic TV diginet Cozi TV has announced their Spring/Summer 2014 programming plans. Here’s what’s new (all times Eastern):

  • May 5: McCloud (Mondays 8PM-12M)
  • May 26: Starsky & Hutch/Knight Rider Marathon (Regular time slot Tuesdays 10PM)
  • June 2: The Dick Van Dyke Show (Weekdays 5-6PM, moves over from MeTV)
  • July 4: Hopalong Cassidy Marathon (Regular time slot TBA)
  • July 6: Hart To Hart (Regular time slot Mondays 8-11PM)
  • August: Here’s Lucy (Time slot TBA)