Get Cozi This Summer

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)

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

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

Cozi Adds Avengers, Make Room for Daddy


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.

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!

Cozi TV: The Easiest Decision You’ll Make All Day

I’ve written earlier articles on Antenna TV and MeTV. Today I will profile another national classic TV programming service: Cozi TV.

Cozi is owned by NBCUniversal and launched as a digital subchannel on NBC owned-and-operated stations in December 2012. It replaced a local news/lifestyle format called NBC Nonstop.

Cozi now airs on approximately 40 affiliates across the country. It runs a mix of classic TV, movies and original lifestyle programming.

Some affiliates pre-empt network programming for local news, including WNBC New York which airs an hour of news from 7-8PM weeknights.

Here’s a look at the classic TV shows currently airing on Cozi TV:

Adventure/Crime Drama
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Banacek, The Bold Ones, Charlie’s Angels, I Spy, Magnum P.I. (1980s show), McCloud, McMillan & Wife, The Name of The Game, Run For Your Life, Sherlock Holmes

The Real McCoys

Fantasy Island, Highway To Heaven (1980s show), Lassie, Marcus Welby M.D.

Science Fiction
The Bionic Woman, One Step Beyond, The Six Million Dollar Man

Alias Smith and Jones, The Deputy, Hopalong Cassidy, The Lone Ranger, Maverick, The Roy Rogers Show, The Virginian

Although they don’t air a 24/7 schedule of classic TV (and movies) like MeTV and Antenna TV, Cozi offers a nice selection of vintage shows, especially dramas and westerns. For more programming info and to find an affiliate near you, visit the Cozi website.