DVD Deal of The Week

Do you love Lucy? Here’s your chance to own I Love Lucy: The Complete Series at an awesome low price!

This massive 34 DVD set includes all 179 half-hour episodes of the classic comedy, plus all 13 episodes of The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.

You can own it all for just $52.99, an incredible 78% savings off the regular price. Hurry, this offer ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, May 3 2014.

DVD Deal of The Week

If you don’t buy this DVD box set, Wally and Eddie are gonna give you the business! It’s Leave It To Beaver: The Complete Series!

The classic 1957-63 family comedy stars Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow…and Jerry Mathers as The Beaver. The box set includes all 234 episodes on 37 DVDs, plus some really swell bonus features. It even includes the original pilot episode with different actors portraying Ward and Wally.

You can own it all for just $82.49, a 59% savings off the $200 MSRP. Hurry, this offer ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 26 2014.

DVD Deal of The Week

Here’s your opportunity to own the classic sitcom The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis: The Complete Series on DVD.

This 1959-63 comedy stars Dwayne Hickman as girl crazy teen Dobie and Bob Denver (Gilligan’s Island) as his beatnik buddy Maynard G. Krebs. Guest stars include Barbara Bain, Warren Beatty, Yvonne Craig, Marlo Thomas, Tuesday Weld and many more!

The box set includes all 147 episodes on 20 DVDs, plus a bonus DVD of cool extras. You can own it all for just $64.99, a 54% savings off MSRP.

Hurry, this offer ends at 11:59 PM Pacific time, April 12 2014.

No Foolin’! Three’s Company Is Back

The classic 1970s sitcom is returning to the broadcast and cable airwaves this month.

As we mentioned in a previous post, Three’s Company will be back on national diginet Antenna TV‘s schedule beginning Monday April 14. It will air four times each weekday, at 10AM, 10:30AM, 12M and 12:30AM (all times Eastern). The channel will also air the show Saturday evenings and Sunday late nights.

Three’s Company is also coming back to its longtime cable home, TV Land. Sitcoms Online reports the cable/satellite network will program the show on weekend mornings, beginning with marathons this coming Saturday and Sunday (April 5-6).

Obit: Cynthia Lynn

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Actress Cynthia Lynn has died at age 76.

Lynn was one of the last surviving cast members of the 1960s military comedy Hogan’s Heroes. She played Colonel Klink’s secretary Fraulein Helga. Lynn also guested on such classic shows as Harry O, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man and Surfside 6.

Lynn passed away Monday in California.

DVD Deal of The Week

Don’t be a Meathead! Here’s your chance to own All in the Family: The Complete Series on DVD for just $79.99 (save 60% off the $199.99 list price).

This 28-DVD box set contains all 208 episodes of the landmark 1970s sitcom starring Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton. It also offers a bunch of extras, including 4 pilot episodes: “Justice For All” (original All in the Family pilot), “Those Were The Days” (second All in the Family pilot), the Gloria spin-off and Archie Bunker’s Place sequel.

The sale ends Saturday March 15 so order yours today.

March Classic TV DVD Releases

New on DVD this month: Here’s Lucy (The Complete Series), Little House on the Prairie (Season 1 Remastered DVD and Blu-Ray Versions), The Original Mr. Peabody and Sherman WABAC Adventures (Volumes 1 & 2) and Rawhide (Season 7 Volumes 1 & 2).

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

Odd Couple Returns To Me

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Felix and Oscar are back on Friday nights!

The classic 1970s sitcom The Odd Couple returns to the MeTV digital network lineup tonight, airing back-to-back episodes Friday nights from 10-11PM ET. The show originally aired on ABC from 1970-75, mostly on Friday nights.

The Odd Couple features Tony Randall and Jack Klugman as fussy Felix Unger and sloppy Oscar Madison. It replaces The Dick Van Dyke Show which has left the MeTV lineup.

#OddCouple #MeTV

Hulu Plus Expands CBS Deal

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More classic TV shows are coming to a computer near you…and to your television too if you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber.

A revised deal between online streaming service Hulu and program supplier CBS will give Hulu access to 5,300 episodes from the CBS library. That’s nearly double the programming in their previous contract.

Among the classic favorites on the way: The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Odd Couple and Taxi.

Hulu offers a limited number of episodes on their free online service. Subscribers to their paid service have access to more programs and can watch them on a variety of devices, including XBOX and Roku players. Both free and paid services include limited commercials.

To sample Hulu and learn more about their streaming service, visit 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
Hennesey
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
Julia
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