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Encore Western Channel insights?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   smithb

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Posted July 06 2009 - 03:43 AM

I've only really gotten into watching the old shows on the Encore Western Channel in the past few months. Currently, Cheyenne and Maverick. Prior to these I recall seeing the Rifleman and Bat Masterson on the channel guide.

I'm curious. does anyone have any insights as to how long they run a particular series before switching to another (e.g., based on a set time or number of times through the series)?  Does anyone have any insights as to what shows might be comming on after Cheyenne and Maverick have run their course?  Anyone have a list of shows they've run in the past that they be likely to run again since they've licensed them before?



#2 of 11 OFFLINE   RBailey

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Posted July 06 2009 - 04:13 AM

Here's a list of western shows they have aired in the past that I remember. There may be more ...

RANGE RIDER with Jock Mahoney
BUFFALO BILL JR. with Dick Jones
ANNIE OAKLEY with Gail Davis
THE REBEL with Nick Adams
ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON with Bill Williams
WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE with Steve McQueen
GUNSMOKE (the hour-long black and white episodes)
THE BIG VALLEY with Barbara Stanwyck

Encore Western used to show a lot more of the Republic "B" westerns years ago.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted July 06 2009 - 04:51 AM

I read somewhere that they had acquired the rights to show Lawman, Sugarfoot, and I think Wagon Train, but no information on when or if they will broadcast those shows.

See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   smithb

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Posted July 06 2009 - 06:14 AM

I sure wouldn't mind seeing more episodes of Big Valley and Wagon Train since only limited seasons were released on DVD.

Many of the others you two have listed I have never heard of before. But considering that half the western TV shows I have on DVD were new to me when purchasing and I've ended up enjoying them makes that not a bad thing.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted July 06 2009 - 09:17 AM

They also ran Sam Peckinpah's excellent short-run (13 episodes) series, THE WESTERNER (1960, starring Brian Keith), a few years ago. I don't know if they'll run it again, but I'm inclined to doubt it.

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Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Dan McW

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Posted July 06 2009 - 06:27 PM

 Lawman is scheduled to begin airing in July 2010.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   smithb

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Posted July 07 2009 - 04:10 AM

Lawman looks interesting. How did you come up with that date? Is it published somewhere or just inside information?

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted July 07 2009 - 06:45 AM


Has anybody heard if the High Chapparal is in the consideration for Encore Western? Or if it's playing on anyother channel?

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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted July 07 2009 - 07:03 AM

I know the High Chaparral played on Hallmark Channel a few years ago, don't know if Encore has any plans for it, or if Hallmark has any plans to have an repeat showing, but I'd be all over it, if they did.

See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Mary_P

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Posted July 07 2009 - 08:18 AM

If anyone's keeping score, they ran "Alias Smith and Jones" a few years ago, all episodes but the pilot and 90-minute second-season opener, which I think makes it a total of 48 episodes that they rotated. I think they ran it for about two years.


#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Dan McW

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Posted July 07 2009 - 06:47 PM



Quote:
Originally Posted by smithb 

Lawman looks interesting. How did you come up with that date? Is it published somewhere or just inside information?
I e-mailed the programming department.