Hope for long lost shows?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Neil Brock, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. AndyMcKinney

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    To be fair, though, a lot (though not all) of what's on you list wasn't even in reruns 20-30 years ago (or longer).
     
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    And a lot more than that .
     
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    If this were to happen, I'd be very interested in what the 70's chanel might dig up. It would be great if the chanel would be the first to air all of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman since it's original 1976 airing.

    Also if they would really dig up some long gone shows like Hot L Baltimore, Bob, Carol, Ted and Alice, Holmes and Yo-yo, On The Rocks, unedited Flip Wilson, Makin' It, Lucan and a few others that don't come to mind right now.
     
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    They could air Sugar Time, Carter Country, CPO Sharkey, Tony Randall Show, Nancy Walker Show, Paul Lynde Show, Temperature's Rising.
     
  5. Neil Brock

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    It would be great if those aired on the 70s channel. More likely we'll get things like Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart Show, Barney Miller, One Day At A Time and all of the other long running shows.
     
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    Maybe the early days of these channels will be like early Comedy Channel/Ha! days and they will be mercifully unable to afford the more famous shows.
     
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    How about some Hee Haw Honeys? :lol: :rolleyes:
     
  8. Neil Brock

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    The Quad (it has a name now) has a survey up asking what shows people want to see. Its really SOS (same old shit). 95% of the shows they list are out already on DVD, complete and uncut so who even cares. About the rarest show on their 60s and 70s list is Phyllis. So it looks like they just intend to run the same shows that have already been run to death over and over.
     
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    Bad enough most of the shows are already available on DVD; the majority of them are already being aired on other channels now.
     
  10. Charles Ellis

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    I am grateful for Me-TV and Antenna- not only have I gotten re-acquainted with old favorites, but there are shows I have discovered to my heart's conent, like Flipper and McHale's Navy. Now, I would also like to see some seldom-shown classics on those channels like:

    Topper
    December Bride
    The Farmer's Daughter
    Nanny & The Professor
    He & She
    Love on a Rooftop
    Our Miss Brooks
    The Mod Squad
    The High Chaparral

    -and many more.
     
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    I've seen Topper in syndicated reruns, distributed by King World back in the 80s. You can find N & TP on Hulu. You just might get to see OMB remastered sometime in the future from CBSTD.
     
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    From your lips to God's ears,Jthree
     
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    Will be very difficult for them to broadcast a lot of these shows in HD since they likely don't exist in high enough quality for that. Sitcoms from the 60's are not going to be in HD.

    With regard to there being no 50's channel, maybe there's simply not enough series available to broadcast. Also, you can't re-broadcast a show that originally aired live. Even if there are kinescopes they'd have to be found and cleaned up.
     
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    There are 60's sitcoms that exist in HD, most notably CBS properties that have been remastered for HD.
     
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    The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction, along with The Andy Griffith Show, have been remastered in HD, as has The Lucy Show.
     
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    Only the first few seasons of Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction have been (2/3's of which for PJ aren't even part of the show's syndication package although CBS recently let MeTV air those first two seasons).

    The Dick Van Dyke Show has been remastered with new HD transfers.
     
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    Would still very much love to see "The Pruitt's Of Southampton" either in syndication on TV or a DVD release.
     
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    On the subject of long lost shows, let's not forget shows shot on Video Tape into the 1980's were on 2" Video.

    Only a few of those machines left - would make it costly to transfer to modern formats - then there's the condition of the tapes.

    Food for Thought.
     
  20. Tory

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    I saw Topper on a Christian station in the 00s but I think they may have been pd episodes. It is a fun series, and needs a DVD. Isn't there a film in the Topper film series that never got a DVD release too?
     

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