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New Eldergay Channel! It's MeTV+ (PLUS!)

If you can't get enough of old westerns, sitcoms, and Camp Lejeune/ambulance chaser/Medicare ads, MeTV has added a new channel! Check out the lineup.

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by Anonymousreply 490August 30, 2023 3:13 PM

5 days a week of Space:1999? Count me in.

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by Anonymousreply 1September 29, 2022 5:34 PM

Matt Houston 👍🤩🥵

by Anonymousreply 2September 29, 2022 6:04 PM

No My Little Margie or the Gale Storm Show - include me out.

by Anonymousreply 3September 29, 2022 6:13 PM

Alias Smith and Jones!

Ahh, the lovely Pete Duel.

On Saturdays and Sundays.

by Anonymousreply 4September 29, 2022 6:16 PM

Robert Conrad’s skin tight pants on weekends!

by Anonymousreply 5September 29, 2022 6:24 PM

OMG Hawaiian Eye 10pm Monday - Friday!!!!!!!

How did I miss that? I'd watch Me TV now and then but now . . . every single night.

Thank you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 6September 29, 2022 6:32 PM

Do they have Columbo? I miss Columbo on MeTV.

by Anonymousreply 7September 29, 2022 6:41 PM

I read "Branded" as "Brendad" and almost had a heart attack!!

COLUMBO still runs on Monday and Tuesday nights on the Sundance channel.

by Anonymousreply 8September 29, 2022 6:47 PM

[quote]I read "Branded" as "Brendad" and almost had a heart attack!!

Well, Brendad does have that effect on people.

by Anonymousreply 9September 29, 2022 6:55 PM

They show Columbo on a local substation in DC. Saturdays and Sundays nights IIRC. I cannot find a TV schedule for these substations. Even my TV won't give me the schedule that far in advance. This is when I regret not having children and grandchildren. They'd know how to make this dang clicker give me what I need.

Columbo is on the Sundance Channel also.

by Anonymousreply 10September 29, 2022 7:03 PM

Shit shows

by Anonymousreply 11September 29, 2022 7:11 PM

r2 MeTV and MeTV+ are not cable channels.

by Anonymousreply 12September 29, 2022 7:50 PM

Very heavy on the 70s cop shows. Probably not for me, but I know others will love it.

by Anonymousreply 13September 29, 2022 8:11 PM

Mayberry RFD six days a week!

So, you can get your dose of Goober, Emmett, Howard Sprague and Aunt Bee.

We were just talking about Mayberry RFD on another thread.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 29, 2022 8:19 PM

I DEMAND I Married Joan!!!!

by Anonymousreply 15September 29, 2022 8:22 PM

It’s amazing how liberal the old western tv shows were. They were all about treating people equally (except bad guys) and getting along with each other.

by Anonymousreply 16September 29, 2022 8:25 PM

They keep repeating the same few Twilight Zones & Columbo episodes. They obviously bought a low cost package deal. There are twilight zone episodes I’ve read about that I’ve never seen.I’ve certainly seen the Melting Sun Painting episode and the Drunken Couple in Deserted Town ones far too many times.

by Anonymousreply 17September 29, 2022 8:29 PM

I’ve been watching CoziTV but I’m burned out on Fraser & Roseanne.

by Anonymousreply 18September 29, 2022 8:31 PM

Breaking news OP!!!

MeTV+ has been around for a year and a half.

Mama’s Family is on every weekday at 9 am Central. Poor Naomi had amnesia today.

by Anonymousreply 19September 29, 2022 8:49 PM

Metv is free over the air digital channel, I enjoy it a lot. :-)

by Anonymousreply 20September 29, 2022 9:14 PM

I have METv in my regular Comcast package. I keep it for ADAM-12 and Martin and Kent!

by Anonymousreply 21September 29, 2022 10:25 PM

R21 = perv

by Anonymousreply 22September 29, 2022 10:58 PM

It goes off the air at 8 pm

by Anonymousreply 23September 30, 2022 12:13 AM

R23, do they play the national anthem when it goes off the air?

by Anonymousreply 24September 30, 2022 12:14 AM

^^of course! Its for eldergays, and will be so soothing and nostalgic. The screen will then go to gray fuzz until wake-up time at 5am. The subscription includes rabbit ears which will sit on the maple tv stand.

by Anonymousreply 25September 30, 2022 12:32 AM

r23 r24 It doesn't go off the air at all. (See schedule linked above.) But it's possible your local station that carries it goes off the air.

by Anonymousreply 26September 30, 2022 2:12 AM

R26, R23 was making a joke at the expense of eldergays by indicating they go to bed at that time. My response was also in jest, because in my youth the national anthem would play when television went off air each night.

by Anonymousreply 27September 30, 2022 2:15 AM

The were showing FAMILY reruns for a while. Sada Thompson was the poster child for the network.

by Anonymousreply 28September 30, 2022 2:19 AM

3 am to see Lost in Space ? Who the fuck is watching at that time on a weeknight ?

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by Anonymousreply 29September 30, 2022 2:33 AM

I want to see the episope of Family when Sada has the post menapausal pregnancy and expells the fetus during a celebratory dinner at Red Lobster!

by Anonymousreply 30September 30, 2022 8:54 PM

R22 Adam-12 is not his age.

by Anonymousreply 31September 30, 2022 9:02 PM

thanks R31 - I guess someone has never seen Reed & Malloy on patrol.

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by Anonymousreply 32September 30, 2022 10:28 PM

My sister's ex wanted his h.s. glory days to go forever. So he kept the same hairstyle, listened to the Beatles and only watched stuff like Andy Griffith, Bonanza and the original Star Trek.

by Anonymousreply 33September 30, 2022 10:44 PM

So "Adam-12" wasn't the prequel to "James at 15?"

by Anonymousreply 34September 30, 2022 11:02 PM

I *live* for my weeknight 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye...and the Cinnamon Mission:Impossibles.

by Anonymousreply 35September 30, 2022 11:06 PM

If you're into cowboys, this is the channel that does a lot of Westerns on the weekend.

Will Hutchins in "Sugarfoot" is cute.

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by Anonymousreply 36September 30, 2022 11:52 PM

My barber always has "Cheyenne" with Clint Walker on the TV when I go by around noon. Don't know what channel that is, though.

by Anonymousreply 37October 1, 2022 12:18 AM

R37 Your barber is probably tuned to INSP, which stands for The Inspiration Network. It mainly runs old Westerns. My guide shows two hours of Cheyenne on their schedule (2pm - 4pm PT) M-F.

This channel was originally founded by PTL back in the late 70s. At some point, it rebranded. It's focus is on family-friendly content.

by Anonymousreply 38October 1, 2022 12:34 AM

Nice compilation of Clint Walker's shirtless scenes in Cheyenne.

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by Anonymousreply 39October 1, 2022 3:21 AM

Will Hutchins was Carol Burnett's younger sister's first husband.

by Anonymousreply 40October 1, 2022 4:29 PM

Will is 92 and still with us.

by Anonymousreply 41October 1, 2022 4:35 PM

Funny as soon as I saw the name Will Hutchins I thought, “Hey Landlord.” So I looked it up and sure enough, Will Hutchins was one of the stars of “Hey Landlord.”

The other stars were Michael Constantine, who played the principal in Room 222 and was in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and Sandy Baron who portrayed Jack Klompus, a friend of Jerry’s parents in Seinfeld who owned a pen that wrote upside down.

My mind is full of garbage like this. I wish there was a delete button so I could free up some memory.

by Anonymousreply 42October 1, 2022 7:46 PM

Mission:Impossible is almost back to the first season episodes in its rotation. Count down to...Cinnamon!

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by Anonymousreply 43October 1, 2022 8:05 PM

Barbara Bains nosejob, like Marlo Thomas’, qualifies as an amputation.

by Anonymousreply 44October 1, 2022 8:14 PM

r42 You and I were obviously separated at birth. I am constantly annoyed that I can remember who played Larry Mondello's mother but not what I ate for breakfast.

by Anonymousreply 45October 1, 2022 9:30 PM

The Rebel is the best show on this channel.

by Anonymousreply 46October 1, 2022 10:41 PM

R45 as Larry Mondello said: You always hurt the one your love.

And his mother Madge Blake had to turn down the role of Aunt Bea on The Andy Griffith Show because she was under contract to Leave It To Beaver.

She suggested they audition her friend Frances Bavier......

And Madge and her husband worked on the atomic bomb during WWII and had top secret clearance during that time.....

AND what DID I have for breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 47October 2, 2022 9:39 PM

I used to have FETV with my former cable provider and it was vastly superior to METV in terms of programs.

by Anonymousreply 48October 2, 2022 9:56 PM

Is FETV still run by that nutty Pentecostal family?

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by Anonymousreply 49October 3, 2022 12:48 AM

But you pay for cable, r48. MeTV is free.

by Anonymousreply 50October 3, 2022 12:51 AM

Spoiler alert for Columbo

Patrick McGoohan did it

Dick van Dyke did it

Roddy McDowall did it

Patrick O’Neal did it

The Irish writer did it

And those are the same 5 episodes you’ll see over and over again on Columbo.

by Anonymousreply 51October 3, 2022 3:24 PM

Excuse me, r51, ex-c-u-s-e me...

by Anonymousreply 52October 3, 2022 5:49 PM

Isn't it Tubi that has the full Columbo catalog? One of the streaming apps has all of them, I just can't remember which (pretty sure it's Tubi). The commercials aren't obnoxiously long either.

by Anonymousreply 53October 3, 2022 6:07 PM

"Route 66" was a great show--groundbreaking for the way it was filmed, in a different city along Route 66 each week. It also starred the incredibly beautiful (and gay) George Maharis.

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by Anonymousreply 54October 3, 2022 6:24 PM

Columbo is on Tubi and Peacock. I have Peacock for free so it's been Columbo and Cheers for me on there.

by Anonymousreply 55October 3, 2022 6:32 PM

R51 Yeah, it's one of the reasons I could never get into Columbo. He did his same old shtick with the big name guest star of the week who was always the guilty party.

by Anonymousreply 56October 3, 2022 7:43 PM

And you knew who the guilty party was from the beginning, because they showed them committing the crime. The rest of the episode was just Columbo annoying the shit out of the murderer until he could prove it.

by Anonymousreply 57October 3, 2022 8:12 PM

R57, which was the formula that made it so popular. The real "mystery" would be if Columbo would pick up on certain "clues." He usually always did. I just wish he wouldn't have walked around eating hard boiled eggs all the time. Yuck. I turn green and want to vomit whenever I see someone take a bite of one of those (real life or on screen).

by Anonymousreply 58October 3, 2022 8:42 PM

r58 is a little homosexual boy.

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by Anonymousreply 59October 3, 2022 9:05 PM

[quote] The real "mystery" would be if Columbo would pick up on certain "clues."

I guess some people find that entertaining. I did not. That's why I referred to it as "his same old shtick." I found it to be a really tiresome formula.

by Anonymousreply 60October 3, 2022 9:06 PM

I’m enjoying the ‘Harry O’ reruns at 4pm, I haven’t seen that since I was in high school. Actually I like the whole block of cop shows they show during the day.

by Anonymousreply 61October 3, 2022 11:19 PM

Last night on Mission:Impossible...

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by Anonymousreply 62October 6, 2022 12:07 AM

^ The episode was The Fountain with George Maharis...

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by Anonymousreply 63October 6, 2022 12:08 AM

I'd like to see Branded.

by Anonymousreply 64October 6, 2022 12:14 AM

Nothing very "plus" about this lineup. Very oft seen and well worn episodes/shows.

by Anonymousreply 65October 6, 2022 12:18 AM

Peter Lupus 🤤❤🥵💪

by Anonymousreply 66October 6, 2022 12:19 AM

It’s true that MeTV and MeTV plus are over the air, but I get my TV through Verizon Fios, their most basic broadcast package, only $25 a month because I don’t want to fiddle with an antenna, and they had MeTV plus for a while but it’s not there anymore.

by Anonymousreply 67October 6, 2022 12:21 AM

MeTV is immensely better because it features Cannon Fat Detective and that huge Mark IV he drives around in.

by Anonymousreply 68October 6, 2022 12:32 AM

How often have you watched 77 Sunset Strip or Hawaiian Eye, r65?

by Anonymousreply 69October 6, 2022 12:33 AM

r68 - Roll, Frank, ROLL!

by Anonymousreply 70October 6, 2022 12:35 AM

Confession: I visited the L.A. area and just *had* to stay in Pasadena...only because Barnaby Jones' office building was located there! The building is at 234 E. Colorado Blvd., and there was a Subway restaurant in the lobby (1st floor) when I visited 5+ years ago.

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by Anonymousreply 71October 6, 2022 12:43 AM

I get a kick out of the 1950s Los Angeles of Perry Mason

by Anonymousreply 72October 6, 2022 12:51 AM

You didn't stop by the Lawrence's, r71?

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by Anonymousreply 73October 6, 2022 12:53 AM

R73, yes, I did! 🤣

by Anonymousreply 74October 6, 2022 1:00 AM

KFLA shows reruns of "I Married Joan" for the poster who wants to torture himself.

I like it because the affable Jim Backus cannot hide his hatred and revulsion of Joan Davis and it shows onscreen. He privately called the show "I Married a Cunt."

[quote]The dislike between actor Jim Backus( later Thurston Howell III on Gilligans Island) made the unhappy relationship between Vivian Vance and William Frawley seem like a love affair. Backus absolutely detested Joan and the way she berated the crew and fellow actors. He told us that she even picked on the elderly Bernard Gorcey (Louie Dumbrowski of the Bowery Boys). We later talked to Sandra Gould (second Gladys Kravitz of Bewitched), Hope Summers (Clara on Griffith Show) and Hal Smith ( Otis the drunk) who confirmed her abuse of fellow actors.

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by Anonymousreply 75October 6, 2022 1:13 AM

I love the early seasons of Mission:Impossible where they constantly drop into communist East European countries and manage to get all around the place not attracting attention even without knowing the native language. The later seasons all took place in the US.

by Anonymousreply 76October 6, 2022 1:29 AM

I don't like the Leslie Ann episodes, r76. Usually she's doing some sullen hippie chick and I just want to slap her.

by Anonymousreply 77October 6, 2022 1:32 AM

lol, r75...

[quote]“She was a bitch on wheels. An insecure diva. A drinker. One year with her and I couldn’t wait to get away. She had the aspirations of being Lucy but did not have that fundamental talent, ” Rich told us. ” She was an absolute nightmare. She was cruel to the crew and every actor- she even demanded that her own untalented daughter, was cast as her f**cking sister, for christsakes…”

by Anonymousreply 78October 6, 2022 1:44 AM

Jack Cassidy did it! Three times!

Robert Culp did it! Three times!

Anne Baxter did it! Twice!

Martin Landau did it! As twins!

by Anonymousreply 79October 6, 2022 1:45 AM

The show took a hit in quality when Steven Hill was fired. And afterwards as much as I like Warren there was no way she could fill Barbara Bain's stilettos

It was interesting to see retired Cinnamon Carter in that one episode of Diagnosis Murder

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by Anonymousreply 80October 6, 2022 1:47 AM

Susan Clark did it! And got a kicky wardrobe!

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by Anonymousreply 81October 6, 2022 1:50 AM

My cable company stretches the picture which makes it annoying to watch MeTV.

by Anonymousreply 82October 6, 2022 1:51 AM

Can you get a little rabbit ears and unplug the cable and plug the antenna in, r82?

by Anonymousreply 83October 6, 2022 1:55 AM

r82 Your TV and/or your cable remote should have an "aspect" control that will fix that.

by Anonymousreply 84October 6, 2022 1:58 AM

r75 - Joan of Arkansas

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by Anonymousreply 85October 6, 2022 2:17 AM

Connie *always* gets a damn song on Hawaiian Eye. But Bob Conrad managed to get a song or two.

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by Anonymousreply 86October 6, 2022 2:58 AM

OMG, Lynda Day George looks like she has a dead Gibson Girl on her head.

by Anonymousreply 87October 6, 2022 3:10 AM

Joan Davis was the Eisenhower-era Lea Michele! I wonder if she ever shat in any wigs.

by Anonymousreply 88October 6, 2022 3:25 AM

OMG, Miss Bain's real name is Millicent Fogel...

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by Anonymousreply 89October 6, 2022 3:40 AM

Beverly Wills was pretty funny as one of the members of the band in Some Like It Hot.

by Anonymousreply 90October 6, 2022 4:57 PM

Hawaiian Eye just started. Guest starring...

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by Anonymousreply 91October 8, 2022 2:06 AM

I'm watching 77 Sunset Strip - "Wolf! Cried the Blonde"...guest starring the alluring Peters, Breck and Brown. Mission:Impossible is back to the beginning and airing the pilot episode tonight. Cinamon fix!

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by Anonymousreply 92October 11, 2022 1:38 AM

where is Metv plus available? Is it nationwide in all markets?

BTW Robert Conrad and Nick Adams were said to be a couple in the 50s and 60s until Nick's death. Nick even appeared on Wild Wild West twice.

by Anonymousreply 93October 11, 2022 1:51 AM


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by Anonymousreply 94October 11, 2022 1:55 AM

[quote] No My Little Margie or the Gale Storm Show - include me out.

r3 Damn, I'm old but you must be really old. I've never even seen those, but just remember my mom talked about them when I was a kid. Lol.

I mean yeah I love "Lucy". I've seen Dobie Gillis reruns (but only to catch Gilligan as Maynard).

But yeah, that's some old stuff. I remember singing "I Marry Joan" and laughing at my own snark when I was 5.

by Anonymousreply 95October 11, 2022 2:13 AM

And no Racket Squad...

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by Anonymousreply 96October 11, 2022 2:18 AM

When I lived in Dayton, we had Me TV through Time Warner. Now I live in Columbus (with Spectrum.) Anyone know where I can watch either channel?

by Anonymousreply 97October 11, 2022 2:25 AM

Somewhere along the line I've seen an episode of Racket Squad. I was laughing out loud how the hero cop was handling his pistol. Like he had never held anything but a cowboy cap pistol even though in his career he had played in various western films..

by Anonymousreply 98October 11, 2022 2:25 AM

According to r94's link, MeTV+ only is available in Chicago and Kingman, Arizona for the moment.

by Anonymousreply 99October 11, 2022 3:57 AM

Have you or a loves one serve at Camp Lejeune?

by Anonymousreply 100October 11, 2022 4:07 AM

^^^ loved one. I’ll go on and oh dear myself.

by Anonymousreply 101October 11, 2022 4:07 AM

The M:I pilot is great. Getting to see Wally Cox in a wife-beater, well...lemme tell ya. And that sultry minx, Cinnamon, came to the rescue with a quick-thinking diversion!

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by Anonymousreply 102October 11, 2022 4:11 AM

We watch Svengoolie and those lame old 1950s sci-fi’s and monster movies.

by Anonymousreply 103October 11, 2022 4:18 AM

I expect any program on Me+ will before too long also make its way to the regular channel.

Barnaby Jones and Cannon seriously need a rest.

by Anonymousreply 104October 11, 2022 4:26 AM

[quote] And that sultry minx, Cinnamon, came to the rescue with a quick-thinking diversion!

r102 Love me some Cinnamon!

by Anonymousreply 105October 11, 2022 4:30 AM

Her seasons are the best, r105.

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by Anonymousreply 106October 11, 2022 4:33 AM

[quote] Cinnamon, came to the rescue with a quick-thinking diversion!

Barbara Bain was 35 when she filmed that scene in the towel. And still was sexier and classier than any of the 20-something huge-chested "sexy" women stars of today.

“Remember the towel scene in our first show?” asks Barbara, referring to her bourdoir appearance in wich she was wrapped in a large turkish towel (I did indeed). “Well, before it went on the air, I was told that network brass were flying in from all points to discuss whether or not the scene should be left in. They were nervous and it took a six-hour meeting and lots or reassurance from Bruce before they could convince themselves it was all right."

by Anonymousreply 107October 11, 2022 4:39 AM

r99 MeTV+ is available in many markets. That information needs to be updated.

r97 Go to the link. And remember that it's NOT a cable channel. Your cable operator may offer it if they transmit one of the local digital subchannels that's subscribing to MeTV+. In Los Angeles it's on channel 6.1 (KHTV).

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by Anonymousreply 109October 11, 2022 4:45 AM

MeTV+ Affiliates (from Wikipedia)

WCIU-TV 26.5, Chicago, Illinois; May 2021

KMOH-TV 6.3, Kingman, Arizona; May 2021

KCSG 8.5, Cedar City, Utah; September 27, 2021

KFFV 44.5, Seattle, Washington; September 2021

KVOS 12.6, Bellingham, Washington; September 2021

KHTV-CD 6.1, Los Angeles, California; September 2021

KTLN-TV 68.4, Palo Alto/San Francisco, California: September 2021

WZME 43.2, Bridgeport, Connecticut/New York; September 2021

WJFB 44.6, Lebanon/Nashville, Tennessee; September 2021[54]

WHCT-LD 35.6, Hartford, Connecticut; October 2021

WJLP 33.8, Middletown, New Jersey/New York; March 2022

WDME-CD 48.4, Washington, D.C.; May 2022

WMLW-TV 49.5, Racine/Milwaukee, Wisconsin; August 2022

by Anonymousreply 110October 11, 2022 4:48 AM

If I was straight I'd parody Def Leppard "Pour Some Cinnamon on Me"!!!

by Anonymousreply 111October 11, 2022 5:25 AM

R97 The Spectrum Channel Lineup (link) for Columbus OH, shows that MeTV is available with the Spectrum Select package (or higher) on Channel 986. I'm not finding MeTV+ listed in that resource for your area, but you might want to look yourself. It was just added a couple of weeks ago on my Spectrum service (in Los Angeles area). Also, do a search within the Spectrum TV Guide itself for some of the TV shows that are on MeTV+ and see if any of them come up.

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by Anonymousreply 112October 11, 2022 6:15 AM

Many of these shows can be purchased on DVD dirt cheap. Then you don't have to worry about them showing the same five episodes of something over and over or sitting through mesothelial commercials.

by Anonymousreply 113October 11, 2022 10:11 AM

R95 yes, Mogul, I'm old.

by Anonymousreply 114October 11, 2022 3:41 PM

Sounds like the Decades Channel… Etta help or your Medicare, insurance as low as $9.95 a month and Tom Selleck pushing reverse mortgages. Actually that “extra help” for Medicare is legit… I don’t know if you need to call that number or give them your zip code to get it

by Anonymousreply 115October 11, 2022 3:50 PM

What about Trapper John, MD? Never on DVD, never streamable, never on cable. WTF?

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by Anonymousreply 116October 11, 2022 5:05 PM

I live in LA and have Spectrum cable.

Spectrum has had QVC and Home Shopping Network on channels 6 and 8 of our lineup for decades. A few months ago, I noticed that Spectrum had moved QVC and Home Shopping Network to some other channel (no idea where since I don't watch either channel).

In their place on channels 6 and 8, Spectrum added MeTV+ and Decades. That was my first exposure to both channels. Both air as subchannels on various broadcast channels here in LA, but I had never seen them before Spectrum added them to my cable lineup.

by Anonymousreply 117October 11, 2022 5:14 PM

R116, Hi Gregory Harrison, here you go. Your show is free on YouTube.

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by Anonymousreply 118October 11, 2022 5:47 PM

r117 Decades has been on 725 on Spectrum in my area (eastern LA Co.) for a while. It used to be on another channel (219 maybe?) but they changed that to Story Television.

by Anonymousreply 119October 11, 2022 7:47 PM

R112, thank you, it is 986! I just thought there were music channels up in the 900s.

by Anonymousreply 120October 11, 2022 10:39 PM

With 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye you get a frequent dose of sultry vivacity from your Miss Ruta Lee.

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by Anonymousreply 121October 12, 2022 2:58 AM

What about Medical Center? Seven seasons, never streamable, never on cable! WTF?

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by Anonymousreply 122October 12, 2022 1:54 PM

On last night and tonight: Old Man Out (2-parter)

Cinnamon vs Mary Ann Mobley

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by Anonymousreply 123October 12, 2022 5:37 PM

r121 Miss Lee shows up on Perry Mason (on both MeTV and FETV) too.

by Anonymousreply 124October 12, 2022 5:46 PM

No Spring Byington?

by Anonymousreply 125October 12, 2022 6:03 PM

Cloris is on 77 Sunset Strip right now.

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by Anonymousreply 126October 13, 2022 1:11 AM

Ohhhh, not just Cloris, but...Peter, Paul & Mary!

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by Anonymousreply 127October 13, 2022 1:25 AM

Perry Mason in color tonight? That's just wrong.

by Anonymousreply 128October 13, 2022 3:40 AM

If I have to pay for it (mtv Premium) forget it. If you search free stuff channels you will find old tv to watch, free. Cuz that’s why it’s free. Copyrights have ended. They didn’t know there was an audience out there loving this stuff.

by Anonymousreply 129October 13, 2022 4:11 AM

R125 There are dozens of "December Bride" episodes on Dailymotion.

by Anonymousreply 130October 13, 2022 4:27 AM

Cara Williams!

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by Anonymousreply 131October 18, 2022 1:57 AM

👺 Svengoolie !

by Anonymousreply 132October 18, 2022 2:00 AM

Whaddabout The Streets of San Francisco? Five seasons, never on any channel, never streamable!

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by Anonymousreply 133October 18, 2022 2:02 AM

I know that was on some over-the-air station not too long ago, r133.

by Anonymousreply 134October 18, 2022 2:05 AM

R133 "Streets of San Francisco" is actually on MeTV+, the very subject of this thread.

Where I am (PT) it airs every weekday afternoon at 3:00pm. The episodes are from Season 1 so far.

by Anonymousreply 135October 18, 2022 2:17 AM

R133 It also appears that you can stream all five seasons of "The Streets of San Francisco" at the "Internet Archive."

Here's a link to the search results I put in. If you click on the season you want to watch, a scroll down menu for subsequent episodes within that season appears with the first video. I just tried watching a few, and they all play just fine. No commercials either.

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by Anonymousreply 136October 18, 2022 2:35 AM

^^^ Okay it appears that DL wouldn't take the direct link I used. .. So just use the "Subject Search" within the link above and type in "The Streets of San Francisco."

Good luck.

by Anonymousreply 137October 18, 2022 2:37 AM

All of the ‘Streets of SF’ eps are on YouTube also. The next show the obnoxious r133 is going to claim is never on TV or streaming is Law & Order: SVU.

by Anonymousreply 138October 18, 2022 2:57 AM

Tonight: Cinnamon in fetching tennis togs to entice Lloyd Bridges.

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by Anonymousreply 139October 18, 2022 3:18 AM

R138 = mega cunt 🖕🖕🖕

by Anonymousreply 140October 18, 2022 3:24 AM

Oh, this Lloyd Bridges episode is wear she wears this navy gown twice. This pic is of her in it from a few episodes ago.

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by Anonymousreply 141October 18, 2022 3:31 AM


oh, dear, myself

by Anonymousreply 142October 18, 2022 3:32 AM

Do you have to pay for this plus shit?

by Anonymousreply 143October 18, 2022 3:53 AM

R140, so what if I’m an ‘über cunt? What are you going to do about it? You’re trollin’, trollin’, trollin’, making up shit about shows that the details of which are widely available online.

by Anonymousreply 144October 18, 2022 5:32 AM

r143 NO.

by Anonymousreply 145October 18, 2022 3:35 PM

Girls, girls! You're BOTH cunts!

Take your minds off cuntiness for a moment and enjoy this classic thread about 70s detective shows.

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by Anonymousreply 146October 18, 2022 4:00 PM

I always liked the beginning of I Married Joan with the Robert Shaw Chorale singing and the announcer saying:

I Married Joan......The Joan Davis Show.......Starring America's Queen of Comedy......Joan Davis!!!!

by Anonymousreply 147October 18, 2022 6:03 PM

No Honey West? Rats.

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by Anonymousreply 148October 18, 2022 6:44 PM

Nice ocelot.

by Anonymousreply 149October 18, 2022 9:52 PM

Sigrid's was just as nice, r149...

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by Anonymousreply 150October 18, 2022 10:37 PM

That ocelot is GAY! (His name was Bruce.)

by Anonymousreply 151October 18, 2022 11:01 PM

Wow, Hawaiian Eye tonight, is highlighting your Poncie Ponce. A particularly zippy rendition of Zing Went the Strings of My Heart.

by Anonymousreply 152October 19, 2022 2:41 AM

I wish they'd have come out with a Cinnamon doll.

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by Anonymousreply 153October 19, 2022 3:13 AM

[quote] I wish they'd have come out with a Cinnamon doll.

Sorry but you will have to settle for a Space 1999 doll.

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by Anonymousreply 154October 19, 2022 3:22 AM

Sorry, r154, not the same. With my luck they would have gone with Gilbert who was responsible for that unfortunate Honey West doll.

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by Anonymousreply 155October 19, 2022 3:33 AM

Tonight's 77 Sunset Strip led me to this. Scroll to "The Tarnished Idol" episode where it explains the Dara Howard/Joyce Meadows mystery.

by Anonymousreply 156October 20, 2022 2:08 AM


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by Anonymousreply 157October 20, 2022 2:09 AM

FEtv is my favorite. That and MEtv are the two stations I watch all the time. Perry Mason, Mannix, Time Tunnel, Peter Gunn, The Invaders, Emergency!, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, etc. Better than the woke crap they make today.

by Anonymousreply 158October 20, 2022 2:17 AM

R158 = cunt

by Anonymousreply 159October 20, 2022 2:31 AM

Look who's on M:I...it's Mel!

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by Anonymousreply 160October 20, 2022 3:53 AM

77 Sunset Strip: Miss Elinor Donahue is wearing a most divine silk robe. The episode is Scream Softly, Dear. Her character is named Laura Holt...which was Stephanie's name on Remington Steele.

by Anonymousreply 161October 21, 2022 1:58 AM

Hawaiian Eye: Marie Windsor, Joe Flynn and...Mary Tyler Moore!

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by Anonymousreply 162October 21, 2022 2:22 AM

^ Oh, Bob Conrad just sang this most soulful number and really gave it his *all*.

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by Anonymousreply 163October 21, 2022 2:32 AM

Not on MeTV but on Decades I also enticed MTM in a short scene on "Steve Canyon" as a Puerto Rican girl (hooker?) flirting with the Air Force officers

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by Anonymousreply 164October 21, 2022 2:51 AM

Did she use an accent, r164?

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by Anonymousreply 165October 21, 2022 3:02 AM

Connie always gets her song...

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by Anonymousreply 166October 22, 2022 2:33 AM

Mission:Impossible with...Archie!

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by Anonymousreply 167October 23, 2022 10:35 PM

He looks like Rod Steiger in that makeup.

by Anonymousreply 168October 23, 2022 11:03 PM

Well, r168, he *did* do the Heat of the Night series.

by Anonymousreply 169October 24, 2022 1:45 AM

Sometimes a great cartoon...

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by Anonymousreply 170October 24, 2022 4:23 AM

So why is Eric Braeden billed as...Hans Gudegast?

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by Anonymousreply 171October 25, 2022 3:14 AM

OMG, that's his real name.

by Anonymousreply 172October 25, 2022 3:15 AM

R172 You've never seen Rat Patrol? You couldn't miss his screen credit.

I think his agent told him to change his name to avoid type-casting. I

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by Anonymousreply 173October 25, 2022 3:26 AM

No, r173, Rat Patrol is too macho for me.

by Anonymousreply 174October 25, 2022 3:31 AM

Rat Patrol currently is rerun on the Heroes and Icon channel. It's a lousy program but Hans stood out. He should have kept using that name.

They had a terrific theme.

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by Anonymousreply 175October 25, 2022 11:27 AM

Hawaiian Eye

The Pretty People

Andrea King as...Dorrie Breedlove

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by Anonymousreply 176October 26, 2022 2:58 AM

I'd forgotten that Robert Redford did a Perry Mason episode...

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by Anonymousreply 177October 26, 2022 4:11 PM

r177 With DL fave Phil Ober!

by Anonymousreply 178October 26, 2022 4:51 PM

Oh, r178, you're right. Perry's defending him.

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by Anonymousreply 179October 26, 2022 4:56 PM

[quote]Robert Conrad’s skin tight pants on weekends!

Does he take them off weekdays?

by Anonymousreply 180October 26, 2022 4:58 PM

Why isn't Hotel on this old folks channel? 🤔

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by Anonymousreply 181October 26, 2022 6:32 PM

What’s Hotel? Never heard of it. Was it on up against Amos ‘n Andy??

by Anonymousreply 182October 26, 2022 10:56 PM

Guest on Hawaiian Eye tonight was Diane (Dyan) Cannon.

by Anonymousreply 183October 27, 2022 3:03 AM

[quote]—The gay episode with Robert Reed

ALL episodes with Robert Reed are gay.

by Anonymousreply 184October 27, 2022 4:42 AM

The Grace Foster/pearls episode of ILL just ended. "The role of Grace Foster was played by...Gloria Blondell". Yep, Joan's younger sister.

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by Anonymousreply 185October 27, 2022 6:03 PM

On Antenna TV right now: HAZEL guest starring Miss Diane Ladd as cousin Sharlene...

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by Anonymousreply 186November 1, 2022 3:47 PM

Did you know that Martha was flower girl at Thomas Alva Edison's wedding?

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by Anonymousreply 187November 7, 2022 7:05 PM

That’s one of my top favorite episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore show

by Anonymousreply 188November 8, 2022 2:33 AM

Police Woman and The Big Valley! Angie Dickinson was one Foxy Lady and Do Not Mess Around with Victoria Barkley!

by Anonymousreply 189November 8, 2022 2:48 AM

Can you get any of the classic TV channels (MeTV, Antenna TV, COZI) on services like YouTube or Hulu Live TV? I’m thinking of cutting the cord from cable but was just wondering if those channels would still be available somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 190November 8, 2022 2:56 AM

Not just any police sergeant could go undercover as a go-go girl, r189.

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by Anonymousreply 191November 8, 2022 2:57 AM

[quote]Can you get any of the classic TV channels (MeTV, Antenna TV, COZI) on services like YouTube or Hulu Live TV? I’m thinking of cutting the cord from cable but was just wondering if those channels would still be available somewhere.

Just get a cheap antenna. They're all on the digital subchannels like 6-2 or 14-4.

by Anonymousreply 192November 8, 2022 4:22 AM

Got it. Thanks, R192.

by Anonymousreply 193November 8, 2022 4:36 AM

Burke’s Law, Mayberry RFD, 77 Sunset Strip, YES!! But why can’t they put these on MeTV #1?

by Anonymousreply 194November 8, 2022 4:52 AM

At least these old fart TV shows will keep the Eldergays company when not posting on DL.

by Anonymousreply 195November 8, 2022 12:02 PM

Only Pluto TV (free app) streams the eldergay fave Too Close for Comfort!

by Anonymousreply 196November 8, 2022 4:29 PM

Watching: 77 Sunset Strip

The Left Field Caper

with Diane Ladd, Ed Nelson and Kathleen Freeman

and a certain Miss Grace Lee Whitney as...Flame

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by Anonymousreply 197November 10, 2022 1:52 AM

77 Sunset Strip tonight:

Mrs. Olsen did it!

by Anonymousreply 198November 19, 2022 1:55 AM

Oh my goodness. On Alias Smith and Jones, Sally Field (with cleavage) kisses Alejandro Rey!

by Anonymousreply 199November 19, 2022 10:46 PM

On right now...

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by Anonymousreply 200November 20, 2022 6:55 PM

She Loves Me Not

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by Anonymousreply 201November 21, 2022 9:11 PM

Samantha is on 77 Sunset Strip tonight...

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by Anonymousreply 202November 29, 2022 1:10 AM

Ohhhhh, Liz had a secret!

[quote]Stu Bailey investigates the title for a piece of land in Oklahoma that could yield a fortune in oil. But the owner is afraid to reveal that she has Negro blood, a revelation that would ruin her standing in the White world.

by Anonymousreply 203November 29, 2022 2:01 AM

77 Sunset Strip - Cloris Leachman *and* Joanna Barnes! Cloris gets to sport a caftan.

by Anonymousreply 204November 30, 2022 1:45 AM

They really used color with Barbara and she always carried it off.

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by Anonymousreply 205December 5, 2022 4:09 AM

I love MeTV's "Very Merry MeTV" every Christmas. They put on lots of great shows, many of which are not on their regular schedule (Lucy Show and MTM for example).

by Anonymousreply 206December 6, 2022 5:54 AM

The Lucy Show and MTM are both on Decades, which is MeTV's sister channel.

by Anonymousreply 207December 6, 2022 4:40 PM

Connie sang the theme song tonight...

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by Anonymousreply 208December 8, 2022 2:19 AM

Speaking of Connie, Miss Towers is on Perry Mason right now doing a jazzy The Man I Love which isn't quite melding with her traditional soprano voice. She did five Perry Mason episodes.

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by Anonymousreply 209December 8, 2022 4:24 PM

[quote] 5 days a week of Space:1999? Count me in.

Wouldn't that mean the entire series would be done in two months?

by Anonymousreply 210December 8, 2022 7:18 PM

Then they start all over again, r210.

by Anonymousreply 211December 8, 2022 7:26 PM

r209 with the drop-dead gorgeous James Drury in the background.

by Anonymousreply 212December 8, 2022 10:16 PM

Hawaiian Eye- OMG, Peter Breck socked Cricket in the jaw...twice.

by Anonymousreply 213December 10, 2022 2:54 AM

I think I have a problem with Connie’s. Stevens, Francis, Sellecca…yuck.

by Anonymousreply 214December 10, 2022 11:43 PM

English isn't my first language, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 215December 11, 2022 12:20 AM

Miss Towers, r214?

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by Anonymousreply 216December 11, 2022 12:24 AM

No, r216. I love Constance Towers, but I never considered her a Connie.

by Anonymousreply 217December 11, 2022 12:38 AM

Did you watch the clip at r216, r217? Oh...she was a Connie alright.

by Anonymousreply 218December 11, 2022 12:42 AM

How about Miss Britton?

by Anonymousreply 219December 11, 2022 6:48 PM

Look at the thread title, r219. The only appropriate Brittons would be your Barbara or Pamela.

by Anonymousreply 220December 11, 2022 7:32 PM

Woo-hoo, 77 Sunset Strip just started.

Guest starring...


by Anonymousreply 221December 14, 2022 1:03 AM

That bitch, Ruta Lee! I’ll never forgive her for betraying Barney’s confidence to get Andy fired. She’s dead to me!!!

by Anonymousreply 222December 14, 2022 1:26 AM

I kept expecting a scene at the end where she'd either feel guilty or get a comeuppance, r222. As I recall, there was neither.

by Anonymousreply 223December 14, 2022 1:51 AM

Miss Virginia Gregg looking especially drab on Perry Mason this morning...

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by Anonymousreply 224December 14, 2022 4:24 PM

Virginia Gregg was the QUEEN of "Dragnet." It seems like she's in just about every third episode, always playing some variation on her trademark bitch/cunt persona.

by Anonymousreply 225December 14, 2022 8:01 PM

The hat she's wearing at r224 got used again...

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by Anonymousreply 226December 14, 2022 8:08 PM

A *lengthy* resume...

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by Anonymousreply 227December 14, 2022 8:10 PM

Sadly limited to Chicago

by Anonymousreply 228December 14, 2022 8:11 PM

r228 See r108. It's on in many markets.

by Anonymousreply 229December 14, 2022 10:04 PM

Another stalwart actress of the era (and before)...Marie Windsor

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by Anonymousreply 230December 15, 2022 2:21 AM

^ Oh, what made me think of her is that she's on Hawaiian Eye right now.

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by Anonymousreply 231December 15, 2022 2:25 AM

Whoopsie, Miss Windsor just picked up a gun and blew poor Ed Nelson away.

by Anonymousreply 232December 15, 2022 2:46 AM

You know, I was surprised, but Ed Nelson had a really nice ass. This cap is from an episode of "Thriller".

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by Anonymousreply 233December 15, 2022 2:51 AM

Fine, r233, but he couldn't live forever.

by Anonymousreply 234December 15, 2022 2:54 AM

Donnelly on tonight's M:I

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by Anonymousreply 235December 15, 2022 3:16 AM

Donnelly was hot.

by Anonymousreply 236December 15, 2022 3:28 AM

I don’t get this plus channel.

by Anonymousreply 237December 15, 2022 3:30 AM

“This channel is limited to Chicago and Kingman, Arizona at launch.”

by Anonymousreply 238December 15, 2022 3:32 AM

r238 ONCE AGAIN, see R108. We are well past "at launch."

by Anonymousreply 239December 15, 2022 3:35 AM

It was on Verizon for a hot minute in the New York market, but now it’s gone

by Anonymousreply 240December 15, 2022 3:42 AM

Doncha have any rabbit ears?

by Anonymousreply 241December 15, 2022 3:47 AM

On right now...

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by Anonymousreply 242December 16, 2022 5:17 PM

I Love Lucy is on Decades, not MeTV+

by Anonymousreply 243December 16, 2022 7:23 PM

The thread also has added Decades to the discussion, r243.

by Anonymousreply 244December 16, 2022 9:18 PM

[quote] We are well past "at launch."

It’s still not available in most markets.

by Anonymousreply 245December 16, 2022 9:27 PM

In now: Mission:Impossible featuring Martin Sheen in his ingenue days...

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by Anonymousreply 246December 18, 2022 11:28 PM

^ *On* now

by Anonymousreply 247December 18, 2022 11:28 PM

Change the damn channel! 📺

by Anonymousreply 248December 19, 2022 11:29 PM

Decades - The Ricardos are on their way to Hollywood!

by Anonymousreply 249December 20, 2022 5:26 PM


[quote]During a tropical storm Greg and a group of tourists are trapped with a mysterious killer in the mansion of elderly widow Felicia Fairweather.

The Yin of Antonette Bower and the Yang of Nancy Kulp...plus Hope Sansberry as Felicia Fairweather!

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by Anonymousreply 250December 21, 2022 2:15 AM

^ Not to mention Sheila Bromley as...

Angie Sloat

by Anonymousreply 251December 21, 2022 2:17 AM

All I watch is PlutoTV.

by Anonymousreply 252December 21, 2022 2:19 AM

I don't know how old this pic is, but Antoinette is still with us at 90.

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by Anonymousreply 253December 21, 2022 2:25 AM

R249, The episode where they pack the car and leave contains probably my favorite two minutes of the entire series, when they are singing “California here we come” while driving across the George Washington Bridge.

by Anonymousreply 254December 21, 2022 2:57 AM

Yep, r254...

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by Anonymousreply 255December 21, 2022 3:05 AM

On right now: Beaver buys June the Ooh-la-la blouse.

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by Anonymousreply 256December 23, 2022 3:54 PM

On Get TV right now...


Die Before They Wake

Kojak zeros in on an operation that snares call girls with narcotics. Kojak: Telly Savalas. Shana: Jess Walton. Podis: Harris Yulin. Audrey: Tina Louise. Galen: Colby Chester. Crocker: Kevin...

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by Anonymousreply 258December 26, 2022 5:54 AM

Tonight on 77 Sunset Strip...Miss Doris Kenyon!

[quote]Henry Lane hires Stuart on behalf of his wealthy aunt, former silent screen star Lucinda Lane for a rather odd assignment: she wants to do a lavish and expensive silent remake of her 1922 silent screen classic, Foolish Girl, with Stuart not only to locate and hire its director Harkness Jones, scenarist Roderick Delaquois and leading man Bramwell Stone for the remake, but also to be the movie's producer despite he knowing nothing about the movie business. Stuart locating the three is difficult enough as each never could make the transition into talkies and now lead low key and in some cases poor lives, but his job becomes even more difficult when she subsequently wants to rehire much of the remaining surviving cast and crew from the original production as well. Stuart believes the project is pure folly in today's day and age especially as Lucinda throws around money without much thought, but largely follows her directives in his affection for her. It isn't until he is well ensconced in the job that Stuart learns that Henry, his cousin Charles Lane and their respective wives have ulterior motives in hiring him: they want Stuart's reports to show that Lucinda is crazy so that they can have her committed in an effort to take control of her estate before she squanders away all her money on the film, her estate that is most-likely deeded to them anyway. Charles has further motives as he is deep in debt to a loan shark the result of his gambling. Stuart is between a rock and hard place as her directives to him thus far may indeed be evidence that Lucinda is no longer in possession of her faculties, while he cannot legally or morally go against Henry in being his client who has done nothing of a criminal nature. In the process of protecting Lucinda, Stuart also has to learn who he can and cannot trust within her entourage, including her personal secretary, Marsha Frome, and her psychiatrist, Dr. Link Cowan.

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by Anonymousreply 259December 27, 2022 1:27 AM

The Bain/Landau episodes ate done. Tonight, Leonard Nimoy and...

the Dina

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by Anonymousreply 260December 28, 2022 3:33 AM

^ aRe done

by Anonymousreply 261December 28, 2022 3:34 AM

Mission:Impossible...I just looked up. It's obviously going to be set in Latin America because the stewardesses are wearing toreador hats and vests.

by Anonymousreply 262December 30, 2022 3:17 AM

A fun, noir 77 Sunse4t Strip borrowing from Hitchcock. Richard Long is no Robert Walker. Connie Stevens as "Pat Forsythe"

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by Anonymousreply 263December 31, 2022 2:14 AM

NGL, I watch two hours of MeTV weekdays in the mornings – an hour (two episodes) of Leave it to Beaver and an hour (one episode) of Perry Mason. I have lived in LA for thirty years now and I love seeing LA in the late 50s-early 60s.

This month the ads are horrendous, especially the two minute St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ones. The kids are cute enough, then they trot out Alec Cabacungan at the end. Ruins it.

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by Anonymousreply 264December 31, 2022 2:20 AM

[quote]I have lived in LA for thirty years now and I love seeing LA in the late 50s-early 60s.

Yes, r264. Mission:Impossible is fun for that as well. The action will be taking place at some Latin American compound, all adobe and red brick.tiles. Beyond the compound are hills. Behind the hills is...downtown LA.

by Anonymousreply 265December 31, 2022 2:28 AM

[quote]This month the ads are horrendous, especially the two minute St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ones. The kids are cute enough, then they trot out Alec Cabacungan at the end. Ruins it.


by Anonymousreply 266December 31, 2022 2:45 AM

The greatest episode of Streets of San Francisco ever. My brother and I laughed our asses off at this scene!

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by Anonymousreply 267January 1, 2023 6:57 AM

Tonight on M:I...May Britt...

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by Anonymousreply 268January 5, 2023 3:27 AM

Perry Mason this morning...

Zasu Pitts just fainted on the stand.

by Anonymousreply 269January 5, 2023 4:45 PM

"Ethel...give her the money!"

"Is she going with us?"

by Anonymousreply 270January 6, 2023 5:55 PM

Mission:Impossible tonight...

Miss Lee Meriwether in black leather

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by Anonymousreply 271January 7, 2023 3:29 AM

The weekend Decades marathon = Ed Sullivan

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by Anonymousreply 272January 7, 2023 5:05 PM

Followed by...

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by Anonymousreply 273January 7, 2023 5:09 PM

Good lord, how did Mike Douglas ever make it?

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by Anonymousreply 274January 8, 2023 6:18 PM

Drag on That Girl today...

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by Anonymousreply 275January 9, 2023 7:44 PM

I forgot Donald...

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by Anonymousreply 276January 9, 2023 7:58 PM

I can't even find out on MeTV's own website if I can get MeTV+. The link that's supposed to show where MeTV+ is available goes to the regular MeTV schedule. Anybody know if MeTV+ is available on Verizon Fios?

by Anonymousreply 277January 9, 2023 8:06 PM

Have you tried an antenna, r277?

by Anonymousreply 278January 9, 2023 8:07 PM

CoziTV is celebrating their 10th anniversary! Happy birthday 🎁 Cozi!

by Anonymousreply 279January 9, 2023 9:26 PM

r277 For the umpteenth time, MeTV (and its relatives) is NOT a cable channel. Verizon FIOS can't "carry" MeTV. They have to carry the local station in your market that's affiliated with it.

by Anonymousreply 280January 9, 2023 11:36 PM

My Verizon Fios includes MeTV on channel 523.

by Anonymousreply 281January 10, 2023 1:37 AM

r281 Yes, that's YOUR local Verizon Fios. It's not a nationwide option. And again --they're not carrying MeTV-- they're carrying the over-the-air channel that broadcasts MeTV in your local area.

by Anonymousreply 282January 10, 2023 3:33 AM

I get that, but I'm not watching it on an over-the-air broadcast channel (I don't even have the box for that)--I'm watching it via my cable box. I guess your definition of "carry" is different than mine.

by Anonymousreply 283January 10, 2023 3:54 AM

[quote]I'm not watching it on an over-the-air broadcast channel (I don't even have the box for that)

Over-the-air doesn't require a box, r283.

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by Anonymousreply 284January 10, 2023 4:21 AM

I will guess that most people do not have a cable box and a rabbit ear or over the air antenna hooked up at the same time

by Anonymousreply 285January 10, 2023 5:38 AM

Why R285? I have a Roku and antenna hooked up. I would guess most people do.

by Anonymousreply 286January 10, 2023 12:32 PM

Barbara Hale seemed so nice.

by Anonymousreply 287January 10, 2023 4:25 PM

Fun episode of Perry Mason on now - The Case of the Ancient Romeo

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by Anonymousreply 288January 12, 2023 4:09 PM

The Frankie Ortega Trio is featured on tonight's 77 Sunset Strip.

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by Anonymousreply 289January 13, 2023 1:12 AM

I'm sorry. I just don't find Diane Varsi all that compelling.

by Anonymousreply 290January 13, 2023 2:39 AM

Aunt Bee is on 77 Sunset Strip...

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by Anonymousreply 291January 21, 2023 1:20 AM

Miss McRae is on Perry Mason right now!

The Case of the Dodging Domino

[quote]Damion White married an actress who has an offer to return to work that involves a great song. However, she recognizes the song which has been plagiarized multiple times. Her husband is one of those involved and is charged with murder.

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by Anonymousreply 292January 24, 2023 4:17 PM

Today's Perry features Miss Anne Welles...

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by Anonymousreply 293January 25, 2023 4:28 PM

Watch out, Honey, it's Mrs. Upson!

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by Anonymousreply 294January 28, 2023 6:47 PM

Last episode Honey had a microphone in her pearl drop pendant. In this one, it's in her lipstick. It makes more sense for her to be talking into her lipstick than her necklace.

by Anonymousreply 295January 28, 2023 7:21 PM

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

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by Anonymousreply 296January 28, 2023 7:30 PM

Octavia Spencer watches MeTV:

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by Anonymousreply 297January 29, 2023 5:58 AM

Burke's Law all day today on Decades...

by Anonymousreply 298January 30, 2023 12:00 AM

Tonight on Peter Gunn...

[quote]A singer is sure someone's out to kill her. Lynn: Linda Lawson. Gunn: Craig Stevens. Edie: Lola Albright. Nat: Guy Prescott. Jacoby: Herschel Bernardi.

Any relation?

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by Anonymousreply 299January 30, 2023 2:23 AM

Miss Lawson

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by Anonymousreply 300January 30, 2023 2:34 AM

Good episode of Hawaiian Eye tonight. Miss Audrey Totter, Miss Myrna Fahey, and this is the one where Bob Conrad sings I've Got a Crush on You.

[quote]An actress shooting a movie in Honolulu accidentally runs over and kills a man with her car. Panicking, she flees the scene. However, the film's assistant director witnessed the accident, and uses that fact to blackmail her.

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by Anonymousreply 301February 2, 2023 3:00 AM

R60 I totally agree with you. I did watch Columbo, sometimes, because there wasn't that much on TV in those days, but even as a young teen I hated that formula. I remember saying it to my friends (who liked the show). You knew who did it, at the beginning, and then watched it go on and on with Peter Falk playing cat and mouse with the person. To me it only would have been interesting as a whodunit.

I'm not that interested in shows from the 70s. Is there a channel that shows 50s shows? Before my time but I'm interested in (and like) the TV of that era.

by Anonymousreply 302February 2, 2023 4:49 AM

Try Decades or Antenna Tv.

The more obscure stuff is on very late night/early morning.

by Anonymousreply 303February 2, 2023 7:26 PM

OMG, Beaver's babysitter is Anne Welles!

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by Anonymousreply 304February 9, 2023 3:28 PM

Tonight on Hawaiian Eye...

Gloria Upson

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by Anonymousreply 305February 11, 2023 2:11 AM

^^ Did they play ping pong around the pool?

by Anonymousreply 306February 11, 2023 4:16 AM

No, r306, but Shirley Knight was also in it. Cricket sang a breathy but perky What's New?

by Anonymousreply 307February 11, 2023 4:27 AM

How did I miss this? I checked the schedule and couldn't find Hawaiian Eye. Is it Friday nights?

Embarrassing confession: When I was very young I loved Hawaiian Eye. I think it was the fact of the beach and I thought they lived around a pool and that seemed so cool to me. It was on Wednesday nights at 9 and my mother let me stay up late to watch it every week. Later I thought that living at the airport on Wings would be cool. My grown-up idea of a Barbie Dream House.

by Anonymousreply 308February 11, 2023 4:40 AM

Suzanne Pleshette is on Alfred Hitchcock Presents. She looks 18. She's a wayward daughter.

by Anonymousreply 309February 11, 2023 5:10 AM

And Robert Morse as the young male potential paramour who is getting a lift to San Fran with Suzanne and her ornery father. He's a jailbird. Uh ph.

by Anonymousreply 310February 11, 2023 5:12 AM

I liked Hawaiian Eye as a kid. It was already in syndication by then, it was not on at night when I saw it. My mom watched it. I now find it crazy that Jack Warner took his young contract movie stars and put them in TV series, in order to give a boost to the new Warner Bros TV production company. He just ended their movie careers. And most of the TV series were not super successful, so after that their careers were toast for a while.

by Anonymousreply 311February 11, 2023 3:45 PM

Poncie Ponce didn't have the career he deserved.

by Anonymousreply 312February 11, 2023 4:05 PM

r312 What about Leon Lontoc?

by Anonymousreply 313February 11, 2023 4:10 PM

Tonight on 77 Sunset Strip...

the lovely Estonian, Miss Narda Onyx

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by Anonymousreply 314February 14, 2023 2:03 AM

r2 I used to drool over Matt Houston as a youngster. Oh my, the memories.

by Anonymousreply 315February 14, 2023 2:05 AM

Tonight on Hawaiian Eye:

Miss Lee does a *mean* Ruta hula!

by Anonymousreply 316February 15, 2023 2:09 AM

If it's Tuesday it must be 77 Sunset Strip.

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by Anonymousreply 317February 16, 2023 1:27 AM

^ A very tense episode.

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by Anonymousreply 318February 16, 2023 1:56 AM

Kathleen Freeman doing...Kathleen Freeman.

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by Anonymousreply 319February 18, 2023 2:12 AM

I have one of those crazy phones @ r319.

by Anonymousreply 320February 18, 2023 10:47 PM

Do you dial it with a pencil, R320?

by Anonymousreply 321February 18, 2023 10:48 PM

They're worth quite a bit, r320.

by Anonymousreply 322February 18, 2023 10:48 PM

Actually, r320, I take that back. I just looked on eBay and they aren't unreasonable.

by Anonymousreply 323February 18, 2023 10:52 PM

R323, thanks, I just checked too and I’m not complaining! I got it at a garage sale about twenty years ago for a few bucks.

by Anonymousreply 324February 18, 2023 11:25 PM

I used to have a black rotary Princess that got left behind along the way, r324.

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by Anonymousreply 325February 19, 2023 12:08 AM

R325, I get it.

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by Anonymousreply 327February 19, 2023 12:30 AM

Tonight on Kojak:

My Brother, My Enemy

Sylvester Stallone plays a cop who shoots a boy. Kojak: Telly Savalas. Capt. Nolan: Frank Aletter. Insp. Kekola: Alan Manson. McNeil: Dan Frazer.

by Anonymousreply 328February 26, 2023 3:02 AM

I never watched Kojak when it was on because I can't stand Savalas. But I watched some episodes on ME!! and they were pretty good. They've held up well.

by Anonymousreply 329February 26, 2023 7:55 AM

Perry Mason this morning:

Connie Ford

Diane Ladd


Billy Mumy!

by Anonymousreply 330February 28, 2023 4:47 PM

r330 The better Connie Ford episode is the one where she has a split personality. Nice girl and slut. Connie camps it up big time. With Denver Pyle and Murray Hamilton.

by Anonymousreply 331February 28, 2023 11:22 PM

Tonight on 77 Sunset Strip...

Miss Fay Wray!

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by Anonymousreply 332March 1, 2023 1:29 AM

I just realized that I was watching the wring channel and that's why I kept missing programs I wanted on MeTV!! It's listed at Channel 48 (OTA) but it's really 48.4

by Anonymousreply 333March 1, 2023 1:31 AM

Yes! Hawaiian Eye with Troy Donahue as a drunk out of control heir to a pineapple fortune. He just has to completely change and totally get his act together by his 21st birthday - NEXT MONTH!!

Were Tom and Cricket supposed to be an item? He acts like it and he talks to her like they are but I don't remember that from when I watched it as a child. Maybe I just didn't recognize the signs then.

Though short, Conrad is awfully cute and sexy.

by Anonymousreply 334March 1, 2023 6:56 AM

Everywhere I look it's either Ruta Lee or Myrna Fahey.

by Anonymousreply 335March 2, 2023 2:53 AM

I didn't know Connie Stevens was married to James Stacy. In 1963.

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by Anonymousreply 336March 2, 2023 8:37 PM

Tonight on Hawaiian Eye...Mr. Phillip Terry

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by Anonymousreply 337March 4, 2023 3:09 AM

Now on Mission:Impossible...Dan Travanty!

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by Anonymousreply 338March 4, 2023 3:19 AM

I'm a high school teacher, and my students love MeTV.

by Anonymousreply 339March 4, 2023 3:21 AM

Oh, really, R339? That's nice to know. I'm always glad to hear that young people appreciate classic TV shows just like we did when we were growing up.

by Anonymousreply 340March 4, 2023 6:09 AM

I can't even sit through most of this stuff. Dragnet appeals to me (ranges from brilliant to awful, depending on the episode). I like a show that has narration since they're able to cover a lot of ground with narration, in only half an hour.

by Anonymousreply 341March 4, 2023 3:33 PM

I love the cars and fashions!

by Anonymousreply 342March 4, 2023 3:52 PM

Peter Gunn is this weekend's Decades binge.

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by Anonymousreply 343March 4, 2023 4:47 PM

This episode of Peter Gunn...

[quote]A bank manager robs his own bank after disabling everyone with knockout gas. When the manager's co-conspirator escapes to Italy with the money, Gunn is hired to track the man down.

Guest starring Ted Baxter

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by Anonymousreply 344March 4, 2023 8:42 PM

I tried watching a couple of I Married Joan episodes, but it is really, really dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 345March 4, 2023 8:58 PM

Watching Oscar winners and nominees play games ought be a lot of fun

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by Anonymousreply 346March 4, 2023 9:20 PM

Good lord, r345, indeed it is.

by Anonymousreply 347March 5, 2023 2:16 AM

On this Peter Gunn episode:

Miss Norma (Golde) Crane

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by Anonymousreply 348March 5, 2023 2:48 AM

But R345 it's I Married Joan....The Joan Davis Show..... starring Joan Davis....America's Queen of Comedy.

by Anonymousreply 349March 5, 2023 3:46 PM

I listened to a few Joan Davis radio shows (also starring Jack Haley) - I forget the name, The Sealtest Country Store, I think (a famous brand when I was a kid, I don't know if it's still around - milk and ice cream). She was very broad.

by Anonymousreply 350March 5, 2023 3:58 PM

Peter Gunn and Munchkin LaLanne...

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by Anonymousreply 351March 5, 2023 7:01 PM

A certain Mr. Chuck Hicks is in the current episode...

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by Anonymousreply 352March 5, 2023 8:14 PM

Mission:Impossible '71

Tyne Daly as...Sareta Lane

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by Anonymousreply 353March 5, 2023 11:17 PM

What about Emergency! with Randolph Mantooth!?

by Anonymousreply 354March 5, 2023 11:21 PM

The Georges...

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by Anonymousreply 355March 5, 2023 11:23 PM

Hawaiian Eye...

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by Anonymousreply 356March 8, 2023 2:18 AM

R354 Jack Webb cast his ex-wife and her current husband (Bobby Troup) in the leads. He also lived next door to them in Palms Springs to be near his daughters. (Fun facts)

by Anonymousreply 357March 8, 2023 2:34 AM

Julie was such a tart...

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by Anonymousreply 358March 8, 2023 4:14 AM

R356, I watched that episode. It was pretty good. I am rather surprised that many of these old shows are as good as they are. We wrongly assume our modern story telling is better. I think we have an unearned exalted view of ourselves. We're more sarcastic and in-your-face sexual now and act hip but that's not necessarily a better story telling mode.

I was never crazy about Jack Lord or his character but I watched a really good episode the other night about a national black mailing racket. With lead guest star William Shatner as a shady private eye.

Really glad DL clued me into this channel. Thanks all.

by Anonymousreply 359March 8, 2023 2:36 PM

On Svengoolie tonight...

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by Anonymousreply 360March 12, 2023 1:49 AM

Tonight's 77 Sunset Strip:

S2 E28

Legend Of Crystal Dart

[quote]Crystal Dart (Marilyn Maxwell), an ex-dancer with a weakness for gems, snares Bailey for a strange mission: foreclosing on a remote mountain cabin. Dexter: William Schallert. Bailey: Efrem...

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by Anonymousreply 361March 14, 2023 2:07 AM

I'm loving the channel. Some of the stories are quite good.

Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip and Original Hawaii 50. Some of the Mission Impossibles are pretty good - but they seem too 1970ish for me. The first season has the great Steven Hill as mission leader (replaced by Peter Graves (bother of James Arness - Gunsmoke). Hill later played Adam Schiff on Law & Order. Schiff was one of the originals in the Actors Studio and it was Schiff over Brando who Strasberg considered the more brilliant actor.

Never realized how small Bob Conrad was. Very fine and all but, well, compact. Also Tracy Steele is portrayed as kind of dopey at times. That surprised me. Like the old classics Connie Stevens has been singing.

by Anonymousreply 362March 14, 2023 7:46 PM

Conrad's diminutive height , I think, gave him a pugnacious attitude, r362. I still want to know why Eisley's mustache looks fake. For me the M:I episodes with Cinnamon are the best. She's got that sophisticated late '60s look and Lesley Ann always looks like a sullen hippie chick in her groovy '70s threads.

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by Anonymousreply 363March 14, 2023 11:30 PM

Fun Fact: Cult actor India Eisley is Anthony's granddaughter.

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by Anonymousreply 364March 15, 2023 3:20 AM

Anthony Eisley? Who is that?

by Anonymousreply 365March 15, 2023 3:40 AM

She's beautiful but then so was her grandfather. Thanks, R364.

R365, you're so uncool. Eisley played Tracy Steele on Hawaiian Eye. Next you'll tell me you don't know who Poncie Ponce was.

by Anonymousreply 366March 15, 2023 6:19 AM

Oh, R364, Olivia Hussey is her mother. Married to Eisley's son, David. No wonder she's beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 367March 15, 2023 6:22 AM

Here are a few of the past and future stars that have appeared on 'Wagon Train' o'er its 284 episodes:

Barbara Stanwyck (4 times!)

Bette Davis (3 times)

Dick York AND Dick Sargent AND Elizabeth Montgomery

Ernest Borgnine, Leonard Nimoy (4 times each)

Vera Miles

Joseph Cotten, Rory Calhoun, Robert Ryan, Linda Darnell (twice each)

John Ashley, who went on to star in 'Attack of the The Eye Creatures.' (sic)

Episodes directed by John Ford, Tay Garnett, Mitchell Leisen, Richard Donner and Sydney Pollack, among others.

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by Anonymousreply 369March 15, 2023 9:24 PM

Oooh, if I was little Patty McCormick, I'd be offering myself up to Robert Horton for whatever he wanted to do!

by Anonymousreply 370March 15, 2023 10:29 PM

Bette Davis was on Wagon Train? Wow. and LOL! I hope she didn't play a Native American.

by Anonymousreply 371March 16, 2023 1:38 AM

On Hawaiian Eye Tom is helping an old girlfriend from Wilkes barre, Pa., who is now a Princess in a Middle Eastern country married to some handsome prince - she tells Tom the country has slaves and treats women like slaves - even a Princess. Her Prince husband has been ordered to return home and make sure he brings his Princess with him. Tom is going to help her get away.

Rather topical for 1960.

by Anonymousreply 372March 16, 2023 2:19 AM

r372 We need NAMES! Who played the prince and princess?

by Anonymousreply 373March 16, 2023 2:31 AM

Princess From Manhattan, r373, John Van Dreelen and Janet Lake

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by Anonymousreply 374March 16, 2023 2:44 AM

Umm, R370, Patty McCormack was 13 when that episode aired.

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by Anonymousreply 375March 16, 2023 5:10 AM

Too bad we never get the 90-minute color episodes of ‘Wagon Train.’

by Anonymousreply 376March 16, 2023 6:41 AM

I just torrent the complete series of those shows, throw ‘em on a 1TB flash drive and keep it plugged into my TV.

by Anonymousreply 377March 16, 2023 7:05 AM

When there's a shine on your shoes there's a melody in your heart . . . Sing it, Cricket.

I wonder if she ever wears Alfred Shaheen. She wore something like the link.

I can't tell who Cricket is supposed to be interested in Tracy or Tom.

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by Anonymousreply 378March 17, 2023 2:16 AM

Connie's o.k. with a novelty number, but she's too lightweight for the standards.

by Anonymousreply 379March 17, 2023 2:22 AM

Connie's fine for weeknights at 10 at the Shell Bar.

by Anonymousreply 380March 17, 2023 3:21 AM

She gets to wear kicky hats...there's that.

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by Anonymousreply 381March 17, 2023 3:28 AM

Tonight's "Perry Mason" on FeTV -- with Miss Angie Dickinson!

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by Anonymousreply 382March 17, 2023 3:52 AM

I know lots of shows did it back in those days but I always marvel at how "Adam-12" tended to use the same group of guest actors over and over again. They'd arrest an actor one week, then two episodes later they'd be back on as a victim (or vice versa). And I think Fred Stromsoe literally played a crook one week, then was added to the cast as Jerry the very next week (and stayed with the show till the end of its run).

By the way, MeTV has been running "Adam-12" at 5pm ET for a long time now. I imagine it must get good ratings for them since they don't seem eager to switch it out for something else (not that I'm complaining as I still enjoy it).

by Anonymousreply 383March 18, 2023 5:15 AM

Woo-hoo, the Decades Binge this weekend is...

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by Anonymousreply 384March 18, 2023 3:46 PM

When was the last time you thought about...Malachi Throne?

by Anonymousreply 385March 18, 2023 9:00 PM

Woo-hoo! Ellen McRae is on 77 Sunset Strip.

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by Anonymousreply 386March 18, 2023 10:06 PM

r383 There was practically a Jack Webb Repertory Company that appeared regularly in different roles on all of his shows. It's even more obvious on "Dragnet" than on "Adam-12" or "Emergency."

by Anonymousreply 387March 18, 2023 10:21 PM

R377 I don't even know what that means.

by Anonymousreply 388March 19, 2023 1:00 AM

Dragnet was the first show to be successfully revived. It ran from 1950-1959, then from 1967-1970 (the color episodes). In the later version, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan dress the same in every episode, for four seasons - other than in scenes when they wear casual clothes. The reason was so that footage could be re-used to save time/money.

Many of the actors from the 1950s version returned for the 60s version. Virginia Gregg, Peggy Webber, Herb Vigran, Ralph Moody, etc. The 60s version gave parts to a lot of black actors and some Asian actors, which was unusual for that time.

by Anonymousreply 389March 19, 2023 1:15 AM

Virginia Gregg's IMDb page starts in 1946 (Notorious) and goes to 1986 (Psycho III).

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by Anonymousreply 390March 19, 2023 1:38 AM

More 77...Miss Gena Rowlands and Tony Young. Madlyn Rhue is also in the episode under the name Madlyn Young because she was married to Tony.

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by Anonymousreply 391March 19, 2023 2:13 AM

Virginia Gregg!

When I read r387 I immediately thought of her but couldn’t place her name.


by Anonymousreply 392March 19, 2023 2:15 AM

Virginia Gregg...as Trudie Vogel

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by Anonymousreply 393March 19, 2023 11:35 PM

^ Woo-hoo, Virginia gets a *make-over* including items from Chez Nanette!

by Anonymousreply 394March 19, 2023 11:39 PM

^ Ohhhh, she snatches off her own wig (the black one she got in the make-over).

by Anonymousreply 395March 19, 2023 11:42 PM

"Keep your hand on your wallet, it's a clip joint."

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by Anonymousreply 396March 20, 2023 3:24 AM

S3 E11

Convicts At Large

Barney and Floyd are held hostage by three escaped women convicts in a cabin outside of town. Big Maude: Reta Shaw. Naomi: Jean Carson. Sally: Jane Dulo. Barney: Don Knotts. Floyd: Howard...

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by Anonymousreply 397March 21, 2023 3:30 AM

It looks like DECADES is going bye-bye. Starting on Monday, it's re-branding as "Catchy Comedy," with all sitcoms (plus "The Love Boat.")

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by Anonymousreply 398March 21, 2023 8:03 PM

You know, it's funny, R398, because that's clearly what also happened with Antenna TV -- they didn't change the name of the station but they only show sitcom reruns now. Just a few years ago they used to broadcast shows like "Adam-12" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" but I guess they decided that an all-sitcoms format was the way to go.

by Anonymousreply 399March 21, 2023 8:11 PM

Is the LAFF channel still around? It had an all-sitcom format.

by Anonymousreply 400March 21, 2023 8:13 PM

Well, r399, they've lost me.

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by Anonymousreply 402March 21, 2023 9:44 PM

Checking the Decades schedule, it really doesn't seem like it will change all that much when it morphs into Catchy Comedy next week.

It will lose the nightly Dick Cavett shows and the overnight airings of Dark Shadows, but other than that, the programming looks like it will stay relatively intact.

The weekend marathons apparently will be limited to comedies rather than hour-long dramas they often have.

by Anonymousreply 403March 22, 2023 12:06 AM

The only Binges I watched numerous episodes of in about a year were 77 Sunset Strip and Peter Gunn.

by Anonymousreply 404March 22, 2023 12:27 AM

Hawaiian Eye has another episode tonight that seems before its time. n abusive father of a grown daughter. I wonder how far they'll go and if they'll imply there's incest or at least in 1960 terms, an unnatural protective nature toward his daughter. Maybe she's really his mistress and not his daughter. They're from Texas.

Just looked. They are con artists trying to steal a diamond necklace. LOL

The Blue Goddess. First Aired Oct. 19, 1960

Harmon Kane believes his new girlfriend is from a wealthy family, but the fact is that she and her rich "father" are actually con artists planning to steal the valuable "Blue Goddess" necklace. When the girl's accomplice buys the necklace with a phony check and then skips, Tom is hired to get the necklace back.

Director Edward Dein

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by Anonymousreply 405March 22, 2023 2:27 AM

I hope MeTV never decides to do that. I'd hate to lose shows like Rifleman, Highway Patrol, Alfred Hitchcock, Adam-12, etc. I don't need or want a daily diet of only sitcoms.

by Anonymousreply 406March 22, 2023 2:37 AM

Hawaiian Eye: Chad Everett and Shirley Knight in swimwear...

quote]Hired to guard the privacy of an heiress, Lopaka becomes concerned when her boyfriend begins to involve her in séances to retrieve her lost teddy bear.

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by Anonymousreply 407March 25, 2023 2:12 AM

Barbara Anderson had gorgeous hair.

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by Anonymousreply 408March 25, 2023 3:27 AM

R407, did you see Chad's trunks? His boys were free ranging and as obvious as could be. I was rather shocked that was on TV in 1960 or 61.

by Anonymousreply 409March 25, 2023 9:37 AM

r403 They'll also be losing "Through the Decades," which aired twice daily, "The Millionaire," and "The Ed Sullivan Show."

by Anonymousreply 410March 25, 2023 1:18 PM

I guess LAFF does still exist. It's just not available on my cable system, just over-the-air.

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by Anonymousreply 411March 25, 2023 2:52 PM

Millionaire, Dark Shadows, Dick Cavett and Ed Sullivan can easily move to one of the other retro channels -- ME TV and ME TV+.

That will especially be true if people write in to complain about those shows not being there anymore.

by Anonymousreply 412March 25, 2023 11:20 PM

R396 Virginia Vincent was also a regular on Dragnet. There was one where she was supposed to be the 29 year old wife of a 17 year old boy (who looked at least 21). I thought: she has to be older than 29. I looked her up - she was 40.

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by Anonymousreply 413March 26, 2023 2:17 AM

The Masked Bandits

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by Anonymousreply 414March 26, 2023 2:43 AM

R414 I don't know whether it was their voices or what but the sound was excellent on Dragnet. The dialogue sounds so crisp and clear. Today the sound mix on a lot of TV shows is sort of diffuse, with a lot of ambient background noise.

by Anonymousreply 415March 26, 2023 3:57 AM

Dack Rambo at 3:15.

by Anonymousreply 416March 26, 2023 3:59 AM

Jack Webb was *very* specific in having the actors say their lines in that matter of fact way of speaking.

by Anonymousreply 417March 26, 2023 4:00 AM

Connie just sang I Think You're Wonderful with a Connie marionette wearing the same dress. I did some research...

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by Anonymousreply 418March 28, 2023 2:20 AM

Taquita from A Star is Born went for $6,400...

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by Anonymousreply 419March 28, 2023 2:26 AM

Sweet baby Jesus, there was also a Connie Muppet...

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by Anonymousreply 420March 28, 2023 2:32 AM

The Decades re-branding started yesterday, and they are starting a whole bunch of shows from episode one, including all in the family, Laverne and Shirley, night Court, Mama’s family…

by Anonymousreply 421March 28, 2023 2:58 AM

These last few episodes show Steele more interested in Cricket. Eisley wrote that episode. I read that the show wanted to pair Steele and Cricket but the fans wanted her with the seemingly more desirable and more popular Robert Conrad's Lopaka. Not so sure I don't think Steele is the sexier one. Not as obvious as Lopaka.

I wish these were in color.

Mama's Family vs Hawaiian Eye. Surely you jest.

by Anonymousreply 422March 28, 2023 1:20 PM

Oh my god, R418, thank you. So the dress is green.

by Anonymousreply 423March 28, 2023 1:21 PM

[quote]I wish these were in color.

Good lord, no, r422. They'd lose the noir aspect.

by Anonymousreply 424March 28, 2023 3:34 PM

Is Cagney & Lacey on anywhere?

by Anonymousreply 425March 28, 2023 4:03 PM

r425 It's streaming on Pluto, but I don't know if it's on any of the broadcast channels. Seems like it would be a good fit for START TV, which is mostly female-oriented shows.

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by Anonymousreply 426March 28, 2023 4:18 PM

Tonight at the Shell Room on Hawaiian Eye

Cricket performs the 1928 George and Ira Gershwin jazz standard "Embraceable You", with vocal accompaniment by Kim and Tracy.

And Stella Stevens guest stars.

by Anonymousreply 427March 29, 2023 2:12 AM

And Eisley ending the song with a cigarette between his fingers, r427.

by Anonymousreply 428March 29, 2023 2:19 AM

Ooh, hunky Mike Road with his short sleeves rolled up on his Hawaiian shirt.

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by Anonymousreply 429March 29, 2023 2:24 AM

I used to watch Hawaiian Eye reruns in the afternoon with my mom - even then (the 60s) it was already in reruns. Around 1966-67. I don't remember anything about it. Just that I liked it.

by Anonymousreply 430March 29, 2023 2:36 AM

[quote] And Eisley ending the song with a cigarette between his fingers, [R427].

And kissing Cricket on the arm. Sweet.

I now like them together better than Cricket and Tom. Maybe it's my age.

by Anonymousreply 431March 29, 2023 2:42 AM

Lopaka gets shirtless...twice.

by Anonymousreply 432March 29, 2023 2:44 AM

Tonight on Hawaiian Eye Swan Song for A Hero first aired 1960 Dec 7

The Pacific Foundation awards Otto Van Helgren a hefty grant to sail a raft across the Pacific Ocean as a scientific experiment. However, a foundation official suspects something fishy when Von Helgren refuses to allow any photographs to be taken of him. He hires Tracy to find out what Von Helgren is up to, and Tracy in turn calls on Los Angeles private detective Rex Randolph (of Warner Bros.' companion show 77 Sunset Strip (1958)) to help him.

The Shell Bar presents Cricket singing "Lucky Day", a song written by Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson for the revue George White's Scandals of 1926.

Cricket great dress w/ delicate beading - very nice – typical sweeping full skirted – low bodice with spaghetti straps – bit of sheer on bodice. I wish this was in color.

This is actually kind of funny. The guy is a Walter Mitty type con man.

by Anonymousreply 433March 31, 2023 2:46 AM

I think this may be the very first episode of Mission Impossible with Mr. Briggs.

He gets his instructions from a record album in a record shop. Going through the photos of the possible agents to use on the mission. This looks so much cooler than the later ones.

Special Guest WALLLY COX!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 434March 31, 2023 3:07 AM

Yes, tonight is the MI Pilot episode. Aired Sept 17 1966

When the team first gets together they are in this very cool very modern apartment playing poker or something. They act like funny agents waiting for some action to begin. Greg Morris tries to cheat and Cinnamon catches him and Wally Cox has to chastise Martin Landau about something.


IMF team leader Dan Briggs (Stephen Hill) assembles his team for the first time. The mission: to recover two nuclear warheads belonging to General Rio Dominguez from a hotel vault in Santa Costa. Jim and Willy sneak safe-cracker Terry Targo into the vault, who figures out how to get out. The team then captures Dominguez but Targo's fingers are broken in the attempt. With no other alternative, Briggs has himself and Dominguez put into the vault, and Briggs threatens to enter a random combination if Alicio doesn't tell him the code. Dominguez breaks. With the bombs defused, Willy takes the warheads out of the vault. Briggs remains behind and uses the information Targo gathered earlier to get out during a fireworks distraction set off by Barney. Briggs and the rest of the team make a desperate race for safety and get onto a plane heading to safety seconds before the military can catch up to them.

Dan Briggs apparently rejoins the Impossible Missions Force after some sort of sabbatical. His recorded instructions include the words, "Welcome back, Dan. It's been some time."

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by Anonymousreply 436March 31, 2023 4:00 AM

[quote]IMF team leader Dan Briggs (Stephen Hill)


by Anonymousreply 437March 31, 2023 4:19 AM

Okay a really stupid ending to Hawaii Five-O. A defendant on trial kidnaps and holds the young child of one of the jurors. Of course, McGarrett finds the child and pops into the courtroom just as the foreperson is about to announce they are still hung. So the dad - the one holdout on convicting the dastardly defendant - sees his daughter is free, whispers to the foreman and voila they have a verdict of conviction. Puleeze.

Oh well, It's just Tinsel Town, Jake. Forget it.

by Anonymousreply 438April 1, 2023 1:05 AM

I'm not into Hawaii Five-0. My mother watched it and I didn't like Jack Lord (and his hair). She also watched Mannix which didn't bother me.

by Anonymousreply 439April 1, 2023 2:13 AM

Shouldn't OP be posting another TCM update?

by Anonymousreply 440April 1, 2023 2:47 AM

I loved Mannix. Something about Hawaii 5-0 didn't appeal to me.

by Anonymousreply 441April 1, 2023 4:34 PM

Sharon Acker died. Great actress. And it's so strange how her obit hit my email just a few minutes ago, then I look up at my TV and she's on today's "Gunsmoke" episode on MeTV.


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by Anonymousreply 442April 1, 2023 5:57 PM

[quote]Shouldn't OP be posting another TCM update?

This is Warner Brothers Month on TCM! (It's their 100th anniversary, and of course TCM and WB share ownership.) All WB, all the time.

by Anonymousreply 443April 1, 2023 6:09 PM

A very handsome Max Baer Jr is on 77 Sunset Strip tonight. He doesn't look like the idiot Jethro in this. Very smooth and rugged looking. Very tall, too.

by Anonymousreply 444April 5, 2023 1:57 AM

[quote] I loved Mannix. Something about Hawaii 5-0 didn't appeal to me.

I had the same issue with Hawaii Five-0 because I didn't like McGarrett cause he seemed arrogant so I didn't watch many of them. But now watching them I realize they have some very good stories and McGarrett just kind of fades into the background. I am enjoying 77 Sunset Strip the least.

by Anonymousreply 445April 5, 2023 2:00 AM

I knew I recognized her. Sharon Hugueny is on Hawaiian Eye. I did a quick check and found a sordid story of her marrying Robert Evans. He really was a creep.

[quote] While filming Parrish (1961) in 1961, actor (later, producer-and-president of Paramount) Mr. Robert Evans visited her set and was immediately bedazzled by breathtaking Sharon, whose dark beauty earned frequent comparisons by Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons to Elizabeth Taylor. Evans' feeling for Sharon was reciprocated; and so, seventeen-year-old Sharon began dating the thirty-one-year-old Evans, much to the dismay of her parents, friends, and studio. Within weeks, the two became engaged and then, on May 28, 1961, married. Unfortunately, their union was doomed from the start. Sharon was, by all accounts, extremely mature for her age; yet Evans seemed to regard her as a child, not as a wife. Their relationship deteriorated. At one time, Mr. Evans abandoned California for his clothing business, "Evan Picone", located in New York, which effectively broke her motion picture and television contract with Warner Bros. This uprooting had taken Sharon thousands of miles from her family, work, and friends; furthermore, Warner Brothers placed her on suspension. (Evans later said that "taking Sharon to New York was like forcing a Persian cat into the Amazon"). In Mexico, less than six months after they married, he arranged for a quick, no alimony, divorce, which confused his naive wife.

[quote] Sharon's career, unfortunately, never recovered. She would become one of many fine actresses of the 1960s who possessed great beauty and tremendous talent but were not provided with good-quality material to showcase their assets. . . There followed a marriage to photographer Raymond Ross in 1968, a child, and a divorce in 1974. By 1976, she was under new management and married to Gordon Cornell Layne, founder of "Mid-America Pictures".

[quote] Sharon was en route to ABC to sign two contracts when a new tragedy intervened: Sharon was struck by a speeding police car, doing 90 mph in pursuit of a fleeing drug addict. Not only did this end Sharon's career, it very nearly ended her life. Still seeking recovery, she and Mr. Layne left Santa Monica for Lake Arrowhead, in 1987. After nineteen years under Gordon's personal around-the-clock care, on July 3, 1996, Sharon Elizabeth Hugueny Layne died at home, from misdiagnosed cancer.

She really was beautiful. She's playing a blind woman pretending she saw a murder to trap the guy into confessing.

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by Anonymousreply 446April 7, 2023 2:56 AM

Oy, r446, such a life. Another Liz wannabe, Myrna Fahey died of cancer at 40.

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by Anonymousreply 447April 7, 2023 3:42 AM

This morning on Perry Mason...did June kill Sue Ane Langdon?

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by Anonymousreply 448April 11, 2023 4:40 PM

You know you fuckers are old when "Rockford Files" seems too peppery and modern for your tastes!

by Anonymousreply 449April 11, 2023 5:05 PM

James Garner can never be too peppery, r449.

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by Anonymousreply 451April 11, 2023 5:13 PM

MeTV+ (MeTV Plus) OTA channel is channel 48-4 in Chicago area.

by Anonymousreply 452April 11, 2023 6:48 PM

R452, same in DC. Channel 48.4 over the air.

by Anonymousreply 453April 11, 2023 10:16 PM

Mission:Impossible- Oh no, Archie wants to "heat up the Cold War".

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by Anonymousreply 454April 12, 2023 3:09 AM

Tried to post earlier that Carroll O'Connor was on MI playing a corrupt foreign prosecutor trying to take over the government.

His accent very effectively disguises his regular voice. I laughed when the more honest deputy prime minister took the stand to testify disguised as Martin Landau, the defense attorney, and then rips his fake face off.

by Anonymousreply 455April 12, 2023 4:50 AM

Oohhh Mission Impossible looks good tonight.

Somewhere behind the Iron Curtain is a replica of an American town. Agents are trained there. The IM force is sent in to halt a plan to use the unwitting agents as carriers of a deadly plague, and to bring down the man who has organized it.

Arthur Hill plays the American working for the Russians heading up the Russian mission. And George Takei plays one of the MI agents sent into the replica town to stop the dastardly deed. Oh my someone is training them to do the Frug - Cinnamon looks fab. It's all so gear!

by Anonymousreply 456April 13, 2023 3:25 AM

I'd never seen this episode of Mama's Family. Vicki is absolutely wonderful.

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by Anonymousreply 457April 17, 2023 7:47 PM

^Little Eunice is also swell.

by Anonymousreply 458April 17, 2023 7:49 PM

Fine, OP. You just stay away and leave Robert Conrad as James West all to us Almost-Croaked!

by Anonymousreply 459April 17, 2023 7:55 PM

MeTV+ is only in Chicago and somewhere in Arizona.

by Anonymousreply 460April 17, 2023 8:03 PM

[quote]MeTV+ is only in Chicago and somewhere in Arizona.

Not correct.

I watch MeTV+ in Los Angeles.

by Anonymousreply 461April 17, 2023 8:09 PM

^Me too.

by Anonymousreply 462April 17, 2023 8:33 PM

[quote]MeTV+ is only in Chicago and somewhere in Arizona.

Read the thread. We debunked this many posts ago.

by Anonymousreply 463April 17, 2023 8:44 PM

[quote]Not correct.

[quote]I watch MeTV+ in Los Angeles.

I watch it in Washington, D.C.

by Anonymousreply 464April 17, 2023 10:08 PM

I'm watching Route 66 on MeTV+.

by Anonymousreply 465April 17, 2023 10:47 PM

I'll stand only partially corrected, until someone from Philly posts that they get it (on RCN).

by Anonymousreply 466April 18, 2023 1:59 AM

What's RCN, r466?

by Anonymousreply 467April 18, 2023 2:10 AM

Hawaiian Eye tonight has Ruta Lee as the wife of a man who has hired a hit man to knock her off so he can marry his girlfriend. Well, Wife Ruta agrees to a divorce so now he has to somehow call off the planned hit.

Interesting tidbit about Ruta Lee - still alive at 87.

Born in Montreal child of Lithuanian immigrants who moved to LA in 1948. She went to Hollywood High and UCLA.

In 1976, Lee married Texas restaurant executive Webster B. "Webb" Lowe Jr. They divided their time between their homes in Hollywood, Palm Springs, Fort Worth, and Mexico. Webb died July 1, 2020. They had no children. Lee describes her political views as "conservative" and she appeared at the 1972 Republican National Convention. On August 24, 2013, Lee was inducted into the National Lithuanian American Hall of Fame.

In February 2019, Lee had her Lithuanian citizenship restored.

In 1964, Lee called then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, asking him to pardon her grandmother Ludvise Kamandulis, who had been in an internment camp in Siberia since World War II. The pardon was granted, and Lee's grandmother came to live with her in California in 1964. Kamandulis died two years later. Lee again rescued a relative from the former Soviet Union when she secured custody of her 18-year-old cousin, Maryte Kaseta, from Lithuania in 1987.

Lee has been involved with the charitable organization The Thalians for over 50 years. In addition to raising money and providing services for troubled youth and mental-health organizations, Lee, who is also the board chairman, co-produced the annual Ball of the Thalians with the late Debbie Reynolds throughout these five decades. In 2011, after 55 years of involvement with The Thalians, she stepped down and is now a member emerita.

Gotta go - Cricket's singing Lulu's Back in Town.

by Anonymousreply 468April 18, 2023 2:16 AM

[quote]Gotta go - Cricket's singing Lulu's Back in Town.

You mean swingin', r468.

by Anonymousreply 469April 18, 2023 2:17 AM

[quote]Interesting tidbit about Ruta Lee - still alive at 87.

Her fellow bride from "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" Julie Newmar is also still alive. Julie is 89.

by Anonymousreply 470April 18, 2023 2:55 AM

Ruta & Ann Jillian

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by Anonymousreply 471April 18, 2023 3:26 AM

[quote]I'll stand only partially corrected, until someone from Philly posts that they get it (on RCN).

MeTV+ is always on over-the-air local digital sub-channels. If it's available in your area, you can pick it up with an antenna.

by Anonymousreply 472April 18, 2023 3:53 AM

List of MeTV+ affiliates. Nothing in PA as of yet.

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by Anonymousreply 473April 18, 2023 3:55 AM

Thank you, r473. R472 and r467 replied, but didn't answer.

R467, If you have to ask......

by Anonymousreply 474April 18, 2023 11:27 AM

Don't Kiss Me Goodbye

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by Anonymousreply 475April 22, 2023 2:59 AM

Minus Mr. Briggs tonight but Cinnamon gets to do Nora in A Doll's House!

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by Anonymousreply 476April 22, 2023 3:39 AM

"All I can tell you is you were conceived the week I was guest-starring on Mission: Impossible."

"So, you're telling me my father could be Peter Lupus, Greg Morris, or Martin Landau?"

"Well, I think we can rule out Greg Morris, given your hair. Let's hope it's Marty. He has an Oscar now!"

by Anonymousreply 477April 22, 2023 4:31 PM

Kathleen Crowley on 77 Sunset Strip right now...

[quote]In the episode "Strange Bedfellows," she appeared as Martizza Vedar, a character purposely similar to Zsa Zsa Gabor due to their extremely close physical resemblance.

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by Anonymousreply 478April 26, 2023 1:43 AM

^ and Ty Hardin as Drew Dekker!

by Anonymousreply 479April 26, 2023 2:00 AM

FETV has a nice feature in its monthly email newsletter where they give all the important dates for that month. Here are the events for May:

2nd – Wagon Train finale (1965)

6th – Raymond Bailey birthday (RIP)

9th – Marion Lorne passing (1968)

11th – Bernard Fox birthday (RIP)

12th – Robert Reed passing (1992)

14th – Mother's Day, Hugh Beaumont passing (1982)

16th – Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman finale (1998), Joseph Campanella passing (2018)

18th – Elizabeth Montgomery passing (1995), Ken Osmond passing (2020)

20th – Barney Miller finale (1982), Adam-12 finale (1975)

21st – Raymond Burr birthday (RIP)

22nd – Perry Mason finale (1966)

23rd – Harry Townes passing (2001)

26th – Jay Silverheels birthday (RIP), John Wayne birthday (RIP)

27th – Lee Meriwether 88th birthday

28th – Emergency! finale (1977)

29th – Memorial Day

30th – Ruta Lee 88th birthday

31st – Clint Eastwood 93rd birthday

by Anonymousreply 480May 1, 2023 6:28 PM

[quote]Elizabeth Montgomery passing (1995), Ken Osmond passing (2020)

Strange to think that Eddie Haskell outlived Samantha by 25 years.

by Anonymousreply 481May 1, 2023 7:19 PM

[quote]Strange to think that Eddie Haskell outlived Samantha by 25 years.

Ken was born in 1943 and died in 2020 at age 76.

Elizabeth was born in 1933 and died in 1995 at age 62.

by Anonymousreply 482May 2, 2023 12:06 AM

Awwww, Miss Rochelle Hudson is bumped off halfway through.

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by Anonymousreply 483May 3, 2023 1:38 AM

Cloris is on 77 Sunset Strip...

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by Anonymousreply 484May 13, 2023 1:16 AM

I knew that was her the minute I saw her. Looked it up and she was in 3 episodes of 77 Sunset Strip over the years. She was in lots of those TV series like Wagon Train, Hawiian Eye, Loretta Young, Zaner Grey etc during the late 50s early 60s. I'm not sure if I knew she had been on Lassie for 28 episodes.

by Anonymousreply 485May 13, 2023 1:49 AM

This second season of Mission Impossible is inferior to the first season. Too bad. I had no idea how good that first season was until just seeing it these past few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 486May 13, 2023 4:09 AM

I had never realized what a nice build Joseph Campanella had.

by Anonymousreply 487May 13, 2023 4:20 AM

R487, LMAO! God we are old.

by Anonymousreply 488May 13, 2023 4:24 AM

Now live in 30 markets.

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