- 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)
The new Cozi stations include KTZA 39.3 Phoenix, KDEN 25.3 Denver and KVDA 60.3 The Phoenix and Denver affiliates launch this Thursday, while San Antonio starts May 12.
For more info, visit the Cozi TV website.
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|
|6:30AM||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|
|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|
|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!|
|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
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|
|Alias Smith and Jones||Cozi||Hulu|
|Bat Masterson||Encore Westerns|
|The Big Valley||MeTV||INSP||Hulu|
|Bonanza||MeTV||Encore Westerns & INSP||Hulu|
|The Cisco Kid||Retro|
|Dundee and the Culhane|
|The Gene Autry Show|
|The Guns of Will Sonnett||MeTV|
|Have Gun Will Travel||Encore Westerns|
|Here Come The Brides||Antenna|
|Hopalong Cassidy||Cozi & Retro|
|How The West Was Won|
|The Iron Horse|
|Law of the Plainsman|
|The Legend of Jesse James|
|The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Encore Westerns|
|Little House on the Prairie||Hallmark & INSP|
|The Lone Ranger||Cozi||Angel Two & FETV||Hulu|
|The Man from Blackhawk|
|Man Without a Gun|
|Marshal Dillon*||Encore Westerns|
|My Friend Flicka|
|The Oregon Trail|
|The Restless Gun|
|The Road West|
|The Rough Riders|
|The Roy Rogers Show||Cozi||Angel Two & FETV||Hulu|
|Sergeant Preston of the Yukon||FETV|
|Tales of Wells Fargo|
|The Tall Man|
|The Travels of Jamie McPheeters|
|Wanted Dead or Alive||MeTV|
|The Wide Country|
|The Wild Wild West|
|Young Daniel Boone|
|Zane Grey Theatre|
*Half-hour version of Gunsmoke
**Also known as The Men from Shiloh
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.
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|
|The Beverly Hillbillies||Me & Retro|
|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|
|The Farmer's Daughter|
|Father Knows Best||Antenna||Hulu|
|The Flying Nun||Antenna|
|The Gale Storm Show|
|The George Gobel Show|
|The Ghost and Mrs. Muir|
|Gilligan's Island||Me||TV Land|
|Gomer Pyle USMC||Me*|
|Good Morning World|
|The Governor & J.J.|
|I Dream of Jeannie||Antenna||Crackle|
|I'm Dickens He's Fenster|
|The Jack Benny Program||Antenna|
|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|
|Mister Ed||Antenna||Hallmark Movie||Hulu|
|The Mothers-In-Law||Hulu & Me|
|My Favorite Martian||Hulu|
|My Living Doll||Hulu|
|My Mother The Car||Hulu|
|My Three Sons||Me|
|The Patty Duke Show||Antenna|
|Pete & Gladys|
|Pistols 'N Petticoats|
|Please Don't Eat The Daisies|
|The Real McCoys||Cozi & Retro|
|To Rome with Love|
*Not available in all markets
**Also known as The Danny Thomas Show
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 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:
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.
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.