Episodes of Classic TV Shows Out Of Syndication

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I have many 16mm daytime, re-run prints in my collection, dating from the early 60’s onward. They do have two-three minutes edited out, and often sloppily. These were used to fill time during day and any extra money the network could pull in from numerous sponsors, they took it.

With regard to “Our Miss Brooks”, you can tell where the edited scene was by the generic three-note transition music they used. Always on a fade.
Exactly. Daytime reruns were always cut for commercial time. That's why game shows that ran in the daytime are always shorter than prime time shows from a similar era.
 

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Actually, it's 2 and a half hours...

Yes, 20th Television did cut the TV Movie into 5-episodes and it was made available to the stations at some point in that format.

The finale was also put out on VHS and Beta so it was available in some format.
Bare running time with no commercials (on the DVD) is 2 hours and 18 seconds.

When it originally aired on CBS, it filled 2½ hours. They started the airing at 8:30 PM and it finished at the 11:00 news (Eastern).

MeTV has aired the finale a few times, but not within the normal 7 PM showings of the series. They usually make a prime-time special out of it.
 

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Bare running time with no commercials (on the DVD) is 2 hours and 18 seconds.

When it originally aired on CBS, it filled 2½ hours. They started the airing at 8:30 PM and it finished at the 11:00 news (Eastern).

MeTV has aired the finale a few times, but not within the normal 7 PM showings of the series. They usually make a prime-time special out of it.
When Me-TV showed it, their presentation was in a 3-hour timeslot, with interviews from cast members that were still alive at the time of the Me-TV airing.

~Ben
 
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Speaking of M*A*S*H, what about After M*A*S*H? Did it ever get syndicated at any point? I know there are some episodes available on YouTube.
I'm pretty certain AfterMASH was run on one of the basic cable channels around 1985-86 (I seem to have faint memories of seeing it on the "big dish" that we got for Christmas in 1985), just don't remember which one. Possibly Nickelodeon, CBN or USA. Don't think it got any "local" syndication, though (like how Three's a Crowd got re-titled and added to the Three's Company package in some markets).
 

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I'm pretty certain AfterMASH was run on one of the basic cable channels around 1985-86 (I seem to have faint memories of seeing it on the "big dish" that we got for Christmas in 1985), just don't remember which one. Possibly Nickelodeon, CBN or USA. Don't think it got any "local" syndication, though (like how Three's a Crowd got re-titled and added to the Three's Company package in some markets).
I remember "Three's A Crowd" was repeated on USA Network under its original title, then was added to the syndicated "Three's Company" series as "Three's Company, Too."
 

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I'm pretty certain AfterMASH was run on one of the basic cable channels around 1985-86 (I seem to have faint memories of seeing it on the "big dish" that we got for Christmas in 1985), just don't remember which one. Possibly Nickelodeon, CBN or USA. Don't think it got any "local" syndication, though (like how Three's a Crowd got re-titled and added to the Three's Company package in some markets).
Too bad it was before I got cable in 1988. I thought the first season wasn't bad; didn't like the changes made in the second. Would still like to see one episode I missed half of and of course the one episode CBS didn't show.
 

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I remember "Three's A Crowd" was repeated on USA Network under its original title, then was added to the syndicated "Three's Company" series as "Three's Company, Too."
I remember the two season premieres of The Ropers syndicated as Three's Company episodes with the usual Three's Company third season opening credits but keeping the Ropers closing credits.
 

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I remember the two season premieres of The Ropers syndicated as Three's Company episodes with the usual Three's Company third season opening credits but keeping the Ropers closing credits.
They had the visuals of the original closings but the Three's Company theme dubbed over them. The rest of the Ropers episodes ran as "Three's Company's Friends, The Ropers," also with the original audio redubbed. Later they played on Antenna TV in their original form.

Kind of bugs me that The Ropers and Three's A Crowd never made it to DVD. And the two Ropers episodes which were syndicated under Three's Company weren't included as extras.
 

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When I started collecting 40 years ago, the following were unavailable, but now are, either via DVD or over the air:

My Three Sons - seasons 1-5, 11-12
Gunsmoke - hour black and white episodes
Bonanza - 171 "lost" episodes
Joey Bishop Show - season one
Danny Thomas Show - seasons 4, 10, 11
Petticoat Junction - first 2 seasons
Man From UNCLE - 6 episodes
Sergeant Bilko - 4 episodes
Mannix - seasons 1, 8, half of season 7
Twilight Zone - 5 episodes
Wagon Train - part of season 4, 5, 6, 8
Have Gun Will Travel - part of season 4, 5, 6


Still unavailable:

Dragnet - 276 black and white shows
Danny Thomas Show - Seasons 1-3
Our Miss Brooks -3 episodes
The Millionaire - 18 episodes
Donna Reed Show - seasons 6, 7
Ozzie & Harriet - don't know the number but still many shows have never reaired.
 

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When I started collecting 40 years ago, the following were unavailable, but now are, either via DVD or over the air:

My Three Sons - seasons 1-5, 11-12
Gunsmoke - hour black and white episodes
Bonanza - 171 "lost" episodes
Joey Bishop Show - season one
Danny Thomas Show - seasons 4, 10, 11
Petticoat Junction - first 2 seasons
Man From UNCLE - 6 episodes
Sergeant Bilko - 4 episodes
Mannix - seasons 1, 8, half of season 7
Twilight Zone - 5 episodes
Wagon Train - part of season 4, 5, 6, 8
Have Gun Will Travel - part of season 4, 5, 6


Still unavailable:

Dragnet - 276 black and white shows
Danny Thomas Show - Seasons 1-3
Our Miss Brooks -3 episodes
The Millionaire - 18 episodes
Donna Reed Show - seasons 6, 7
Ozzie & Harriet - don't know the number but still many shows have never reaired.
The first of the three missing episodes of “Our Miss Brooks” is included on volume two of the season one release by CBS.
 

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When I started collecting 40 years ago, the following were unavailable, but now are, either via DVD or over the air:

My Three Sons - seasons 1-5, 11-12
Gunsmoke - hour black and white episodes
Bonanza - 171 "lost" episodes
Joey Bishop Show - season one
Danny Thomas Show - seasons 4, 10, 11
Petticoat Junction - first 2 seasons
Man From UNCLE - 6 episodes
Sergeant Bilko - 4 episodes
Mannix - seasons 1, 8, half of season 7
Twilight Zone - 5 episodes
Wagon Train - part of season 4, 5, 6, 8
Have Gun Will Travel - part of season 4, 5, 6


Still unavailable:

Dragnet - 276 black and white shows
Danny Thomas Show - Seasons 1-3
Our Miss Brooks -3 episodes
The Millionaire - 18 episodes
Donna Reed Show - seasons 6, 7
Ozzie & Harriet - don't know the number but still many shows have never reaired.
Don't forget "East Side, West Side. Would love to see that again.
 

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Has anybody mentioned the Screen Gems series "Shannon"? I have two 16mm prints of the series out of the 36 episodes that were produced. They're originals from 1961. I've only seen a couple episodes on YouTube, but nowhere else.
 

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Has anybody mentioned the Screen Gems series "Shannon"? I have two 16mm prints of the series out of the 36 episodes that were produced. They're originals from 1961. I've only seen a couple episodes on YouTube, but nowhere else.
Not relevant to this thread which is episodes of series which are not included in their syndication packages.
 

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Not relevant to this thread which is episodes of series which are not included in their syndication packages.
I forgot the topic to my own thread. :emoji_unamused: For some reason I assumed the discussion also involved series that haven't been seen in a while.

Concerning "The Millionaire," I have maybe 3 of the 18 excluded episodes; they were included in a homemade DVD set. The quality on those is horrendous. I don't know why they're not included with the current package.
 

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I forgot the topic to my own thread. :emoji_unamused: For some reason I assumed the discussion also involved series that haven't been seen in a while.

Concerning "The Millionaire," I have maybe 3 of the 18 excluded episodes; they were included in a homemade DVD set. The quality on those is horrendous. I don't know why they're not included with the current package.
I assume it was because they wanted to have a smaller number of episodes syndicated, although I don't really see the differnece between 188 (current package) or 206 (amount produced). I can't see any particular reason why those 18 shows were singled out for exclusion. Usually it has to do with tyring to get to a certain number, like Mannix (130) or Bonanza (260).
 

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