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TV Land March 2007 --


Regular schedule changes:

Effective Monday, February 26, 2007
***CHANGES LISTED ONLY***
What's back: Three's Company, The Munsters and The Addams Family
What's gone: 227, Benson, Cheers, Wings, Night Court, Highway to Heaven, Miami Vice

Everynight, starting Feb. 26:
12:35AM M*A*S*H (replaces The Andy Griffith Show)
2:20AM The Andy Griffith Show (replaces M*A*S*H)

Weekends, starting March 3:
7:00AM Bonanza (replaces Star Trek)
8:30AM Leave it to Beaver (replaces Brady Bunch Sat/Benson Sun)
9:00AM The Munsters (replaces Cheers Sat, 227 Sun)
9:30AM The Addams Family (replaces Wings Sat/Night Court Sun)
10:00AM-12:00PM I Love Lucy Weekend Mornings (replaces Originals Sat, Better Living Sun)
12:00PM Bonanza (replaces Miami Vice Sat, Highway to Heaven Sun)
(Bonanza will remain 1-4PM and Gunsmoke 4-8PM as well)

Weekdays, effective March 5:
10:30AM Leave it to Beaver (replaces I Love Lucy)
11:00AM The Munsters (replaces I Love Lucy)
11:30AM The Munsters (replaces Green Acres)
12:00PM The Addams Family (replaces Green Acres)
4:00PM Bonanza (replaces Miami Vice)
5:00PM Three's Company (replaces Bonanza)
5:30PM Three's Company (replaces Bonanza cont.)

Weekdays Effective March 7:
6:00AM Star Trek (replaces Bonanza)
7:00AM Sanford & Son (replaces Star Trek)
7:30AM The Jeffersons (replaces Star Trek cont.)
8:00AM Bonanza (replaces Gunsmoke)
10:30AM Green Acres (Leave it to Beaver)
11:00AM I Love Lucy (replaces The Munsters)
11:30AM I Love Lucy (replaces The Munsters)
12:00PM The Munsters (replaces Addams Family)
12:30PM The Munsters (replaces Brady Bunch)
1:00PM The Addams Family (replaces All in the Family)
3:00PM Bonanza (replaces A-Team)
4:00PM Leave it to Beaver (replaces Bonanza)
4:30PM The Addams Family (replaces Bonanza cont.)
5:00PM The Munsters (replaces Three's Company)
5:30PM The Munsters (replaces Three's Company)
10:00PM Sanford & Son (replaces The Jeffersons)
10:30PM Sanford & Son (replaces The Jeffersons)
11:00PM Three's Company (replaces Sanford & Son)
11:30PM Three's Company (replaces Sanford & Son)
1:10AM The Andy Griffith Show (replaces Star Trek)
1:45AM The Andy Griffith Show (replaces Star Trek cont.)
2:20AM Little House on the Prairie (replaces Andy Griffth 2x)
3:30AM Three's Company (replaces The Jeffersons)
4:00AM Three's Company (replaces The Jeffersons)
4:30AM Good Times (replaces Sanford & Son)
5:00AM Star Trek (replaces Green Acres/Leave it to Beaver)

Weekends Effective March 10
6:00AM Star Trek (replaces Gunsmoke)
7:00AM Sanford & Son (replaces Bonanza)
7:30AM The Jeffersons (replaces Bonanza cont.)
8:30AM Green Acres (replaces Leave it to Beaver)
12:00PM Bonanza (replaces Miami Vice Sat, Highway to Heaven Sun)
10:00PM Sanford & Son (replaces The Jeffersons)
10:30PM Sanford & Son (replaces The Jeffersons)
11:00PM Three's Company (replaces Sanford & Son)
11:30PM Three's Company (replaces Sanford & Son)
1:10AM The Andy Griffith Show (replaces Star Trek)
1:45AM The Andy Griffith Show (replaces Star Trek cont.)
2:20AM Sitdown Comedy Encores
3:00AM-6:00AM Gunsmoke




TV Land Originals Encores:
Weekdays at 1:30pm ET/PT (1-hour encores start at 1pm)






Specials & Marathons









- Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Season 2
Season Premiereed Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT for 6 weeks
This year David sits down with legendary comedians such as Roseanne, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, and Garry Shandling. These celebrated performers offer hilarious stories about their personal lives and careers in the entertainment field. Don’t miss this change to get up, close, and personal with some of comedies favorite stars!
Episodes for March:

Robin Williams: Wednesday, February 28; 10-11 pm
Robin Williams goes one-on-one with David Steinberg and speculates on what Condoleeza Rice is like behind closed doors. Williams recounts how he broke Robert DeNiro’s nose and his favorite moment during Comic Relief. Williams also opens up about what he was like in school and talks about his first stand-up experience.
Encores: 1am Wed; 1pm Thurs; 11:59pm Fri; 9am Sat; 2:20a Sun; 10pm Mon; 6pm Tues; 1pm Wed.

Roseanne: Wednesday, March 7; 10-10:30 pm
Roseanne Barr sits down with David and discusses the awkward experience of what it is like to have your show bomb and then be stuck in an elevator with angry audience members. Roseanne also discusses what she believes the line is between being mentally ill and Jewish, and shares her spiritual awakening.
Encores: 1am Wed; 1:30pm Thurs; 8:30am & 2:20am Sat; 11:30p Sun; 10pm Mon; 6pm Tues; 1:30pm Wed.

Jon Stewart: Wednesday, March 14: 10-11 pm
Jon Stewart and David Steinberg reminisce about the first time they worked together and compare what clothes they like to wear to work. Jon discusses his inspiration behind The Daily Show and recalls what his earliest memory is. He also shares how he learned not to fall in love with the audience, how he deals with his fans’ criticisms and recounts his experience hosting The Academy Awards.
Encores: 1am Wed; 1pm Thurs; 9am & 2:20am Sat; 11pm Sun; 10pm Mon; 6pm Tues; 1pm Wed.

Garry Shandling: Wednesday, March 21; 10-10:30 pm
In this episode, Garry Shandling opens up to David about how he started his comedy writing at UCLA and eventually sold his first script to Sanford and Son. Garry also shares what it was like to host The Tonight Show for the very first time. He recounts how he defended Whoopi Goldberg at a celebrity basketball tournament and the experience of accidentally boxing a rabbi.
Encores: 1am Wed; 1:30pm Thurs; 8:30am & 2:20am Sat; 11:30p Sun; 10pm Mon; 6pm Tues; 1:30pm Wed.

Ray Romano: Wednesday, March 28; 10-10:30 pm
Ray Romano and David talk about his job as a futon delivery man in Manhattan -- delivering to Cher and Robert DeNiro -- as well as picking up a return from Larry David. Among other topics discussed include his experience living in his parents’ basement until he was 29 and why “vacation sex” is better than “home sex.” Romano also explains how Everybody Loves Raymond came about after an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
Encores: 1am Wed; 1:30pm Thurs; 8:30am & 2:20am Sat; 11:30p Sun; 10pm Mon; 6pm Tues; 1:30pm Wed.






- To Be Continued Free Fridays
Every Friday in March 2007, 10p-12a.
No more “tune in tomorrow” or “to be continued” TV Land is TBC Free, giving you instant gratification every Friday night in March as TV Land airs the multi-part episodes of some of your TV Land favorites as complete movies!

March 2
10p Good Times - The Evans Get Involved
When a young girl, Penny Gordon follows J.J. home, she quickly insinuates herself into the Evans household and makes up stories about her life, including forgetting to mention she has an abusive mother. Florida calls from Arizona, which is where she is honeymooning with Carl.

March 9
10p The Jeffersons Go To Hawaii
A postcard from the Willises, who are vacationing in Hawaii, results in George, Louise and Florence heading to Hawaii as well where love and adventure and business opportunities await the Jeffersons, Willises and Florence.

March 16
10p The Brady Bunch Hawaii
Mike is able to take the entire family to Hawaii to check the construction of a building he designed. The Bradys tour the island and the boys get involved with an ancient tabu. Guest stars Don Ho.

March 23
10p Cosby Show – Theo and The Kids
Theo begins his internship in psychology as a counselor at a local community center. His new charges test him immediately
11p Cosby Show – And So We Commence
Eight years of magic, love and laughter with the Huxtable family come to an end as Cliff's invitation list for Theo's graduation continues to grow, despite the scarcity of tickets.

March 30
10p Andy Griffith - Taylors & Hollywood
The Taylor family heads to California for a Hollywood vacation





- Cosby Show Mini-Marathon
Sundays starting March 11, 2007
Sundays 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET/PT
Catch the first 12 episodes of the groundbreaking sitcom with four episodes a night on March 11, 18 and 25.
(M*A*S*H follows approx. 1-2am.)





- Three's Company 30th Anniversary Marathon
Saturday, March 17, 2007 and Sunday, March 18, 2007
8:00 p.m. March 17 to 8:00 p.m. March 18 ET/PT
It's been 30 years of pratfalls, misunderstandings and funniness, and now TV Land will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Three's Company with a 24-hour marathon featuring the most zaniest episodes. Join Jack, Janet, Chrissy, Larry, The Ropers, Mr. Furley and the rest of the gang for laughter that will keep you laughing all weekend and for the last 30 years. And as a bonus, catch a few episodes of both spin-offs The Ropers and Three's a Crowd, along with BOTH unaired Three's Company pilots!

Saturday, March 17
8:00PM 129 - The Best of Three's Company (Part 1) Special guest host Lucille Ball recalls how the trio first met, the wild predicaments of Jack Tripper, how the trio live together platonically, and how they survive each other.
8:30PM 130 - The Best of Three's Company (Part 2) In Part 2, Special guest host, Lucille Ball, points out the uniqueness of John Ritter's physical comedy. (He would have been right at home in the old silent films.) Lucy then recalls scenes that best describe the Ropers, Larry and Mr. Furley. Lucy then shows how important misunderstanding is to the comedy of "Three's Company." Next, John Ritter joins Lucy and gives her a one-word description of "Three's Company."
9:00PM 001 - A Man About The House In order to convince their landlord, Mr. Roper, that there is nothing going on between them and their new male roommate, Chrissy and Janet tell him that Jack is gay.
9:30PM 002 And Mother Makes Four Chrissy's visiting mother, not knowing that the girls have rented the spare room to Jack, causes havoc when she decides to spend the night with them.
10:00PM 171 - The Heiress A customer of the flower shop names Janet in his will, and she receives a vase. His nephew, Philip, an art collector, visits Janet, and Jack thinks he lied about the value of the vase and is trying to get it back.
10:30PM 172 - Cupid Works Overtime Jack meets an attractive stewardess, Vicky Bradford; but between her father and her dates, she doesn't seem to have time for Jack. Janet announces her engagement to Philip, while Jack is jealous and lovesick.
11:00PM 173 - Friends and Lovers (Part 1) Jack thinks Vicky wants to take a job in Houston and encourages her, causing Vicky to think he wants to end their relationship. Vicky interrupts Janet's wedding to find out why. They make up and the ceremony resumes. Jack proposes and is stunned by Vicky's refusal.
11:30PM 174 - Friends and Lovers (Part 2) Vicky explains that she is afraid of marriage and suggests to Jack that they live together. Jack reluctantly agrees. They are toasting their first night together in their new apartment when they are interrupted by Mr. Bradford, who makes a startling announcement.
12:00AM 003 Roper's Niece - Roper feels convinced that his niece will be safe going out with Jack, and Jack would rather be with Janet and Chrissy celebrating Janet's birthday, until he sees the niece.
12:35AM 028 - Days of Beer and Weeds Jack, Chrissy and Janet find out how far Mr. Roper's garden has gone to pot when they find some unusual plants while weeding it.
1:10AM 050 - The Bake-Off Chrissy accidentally eats the pie that Jack was entering in a statewide baking competition and then tires to substitute a ringer from the bakery.
1:45AM 058 - The New Landlord When the roommates meet their new landlord they discover they have accidentally sold all his furniture, thinking it was the Ropers!
2:20AM 059 - Snow Job Chrissy gets a new job selling cosmetics door-to-door, and unexpectedly finds herself in Ralph Furley's winner-take-all strip poker game.
2:45AM 067 - Ralph's Rivals Ralph Furley tries to impress his childhood rival by introducing Chrissy as his new bride.
3:30AM 094 - Furley vs. Furley Three's company, but four's a weird crowd when Ralph Furley loses his job and moves in with Jack, Janet and Cindy.
4:00AM 144 - Going to Pot - When the Bistro's building inspector demands a bribe from Jack, Janet suggests that they tape the next conversation for evidence. The recording the police hear, however, is of Furley telling Jack he has the pot (terrine) he wanted.
4:30AM 163 - The Charming Stranger The girls flip over a handsome Englishman who moves in next door, but Jack and Furley become convinced that he is one of London's most sought after criminals.
5:00AM 170 - Forget Me Not Jack borrows Janet's new car to drive a gorgeous model to a photo session and totals the car on the way home. He pretends to have amnesia in the hospital, but Janet gets suspicious and concocts a plan to help him regain his memory.
5:30AM Three's a Crowd 001 - Family Affair - Jack and Vicky try to hide the fact of their living together from Jack's Aunt Mae. Meanwhile, Jack hires EZ Taylor, a 'surfer dude,' to work at his Bistro.

Sunday, March 18
6:00AM 052 - Moving On Jack, Janet and Chrissy's favorite landlord, Stanley Roper, sells their apartment building but resists his wife Helen's desire to move into a new townhouse in a "swinging" development next door to a snobbish relater who thinks they will lower the tone of the community.
6:30AM Three's a Crowd 020 - King for a Day - Jack's Bistro becomes the "in" place to eat in Santa Monica and Jack becomes a celebrity after a famous food critic gives his French fare a marvelous review. Jack has forgotten his first anniversary of the day Vicky met him and the cruise they are to take that day.
7:00AM The Ropers 027 - Four Letter Word - When Stanley goes over to his brother-in-law's (Hubert) office to get a job, he finds two tickets for Hubert and his secretary to Acapulco.
7:30AM Three's Company Unaired Pilot #1 - Starring John Ritter, Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Valerie Curtin and Suzanne Zenor. In order to convince their landlord, Mr. Roper, that there is nothing going on between them and their new male roommate, Samantha and Jenny tell him that David is gay.
8:00AM Three's Company Unaired Pilot #2 - Starring John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Norman Fell, Audra Lindley and Susan Lanier. Chrissy's visiting mother, not knowing that the girls have rented the spare room to Jack, causes havoc when she decides to spend the night with them.
8:30AM 103 - Jack Bares All (Part 1) Jack and Janet find a new roommate after Cindy moves off to dormitory life at nearby UCLA. She's Terri Alden, an emergency room nurse who starts off on the wrong foot with Jack in this sixth-season opener.
9:00AM 104 - Jack Bares All (Part 2) Larry has made his choice for a new roommate and Jack and Larry begin devising a plan to get rid of Terri.
9:30AM 001 - A Man About The House In order to convince their landlord, Mr. Roper, that there is nothing going on between them and their new male roommate, Chrissy and Janet tell him that Jack is gay.
10:00AM 002 And Mother Makes Four Chrissy's visiting mother, not knowing that the girls have rented the spare room to Jack, causes havoc when she decides to spend the night with them.
10:30AM 003 Roper's Niece - Roper feels convinced that his niece will be safe going out with Jack, and Jack would rather be with Janet and Chrissy celebrating Janet's birthday, until he sees the niece.
11:00AM 028 - Days of Beer and Weeds Jack, Chrissy and Janet find out how far Mr. Roper's garden has gone to pot when they find some unusual plants while weeding it.
11:30AM 050 - The Bake-Off Chrissy accidentally eats the pie that Jack was entering in a statewide baking competition and then tires to substitute a ringer from the bakery.
12:00PM 058 - The New Landlord When the roommates meet their new landlord they discover they have accidentally sold all his furniture, thinking it was the Ropers!
12:30PM 059 - Snow Job Chrissy gets a new job selling cosmetics door-to-door, and unexpectedly finds herself in Ralph Furley's winner-take-all strip poker game.
1:00PM 067 - Ralph's Rivals Ralph Furley tries to impress his childhood rival by introducing Chrissy as his new bride.
1:30PM 094 - Furley vs. Furley Three's company, but four's a weird crowd when Ralph Furley loses his job and moves in with Jack, Janet and Cindy.
2:00PM 103 - Jack Bares All (Part 1) Jack and Janet find a new roommate after Cindy moves off to dormitory life at nearby UCLA. She's Terri Alden, an emergency room nurse who starts off on the wrong foot with Jack in this sixth-season opener.
2:30PM 104 - Jack Bares All (Part 2) Larry has made his choice for a new roommate and Jack and Larry begin devising a plan to get rid of Terri.
3:00PM 129 - The Best of Three's Company (Part 1) Special guest host Lucille Ball recalls how the trio first met, the wild predicaments of Jack Tripper, how the trio live together platonically, and how they survive each other.
3:30PM 130 - The Best of Three's Company (Part 2) In Part 2, Special guest host, Lucille Ball, points out the uniqueness of John Ritter's physical comedy. (He would have been right at home in the old silent films.) Lucy then recalls scenes that best describe the Ropers, Larry and Mr. Furley. Lucy then shows how important misunderstanding is to the comedy of "Three's Company." Next, John Ritter joins Lucy and gives her a one-word description of "Three's Company."
4:00PM 144 - Going to Pot - When the Bistro's building inspector demands a bribe from Jack, Janet suggests that they tape the next conversation for evidence. The recording the police hear, however, is of Furley telling Jack he has the pot (terrine) he wanted.
4:30PM 163 - The Charming Stranger The girls flip over a handsome Englishman who moves in next door, but Jack and Furley become convinced that he is one of London's most sought after criminals.
5:00PM 170 - Forget Me Not Jack borrows Janet's new car to drive a gorgeous model to a photo session and totals the car on the way home. He pretends to have amnesia in the hospital, but Janet gets suspicious and concocts a plan to help him regain his memory.
5:30PM 169 - Jack Takes Off Jack offers to model for a beautiful art teacher and finds himself nude in front of her classroom when Furley walks in. Jack begs Furley not to tell, but the secret is out when a nude portrait of Jack appears at the Regal Beagle.
6:00PM 171 - The Heiress A customer of the flower shop names Janet in his will, and she receives a vase. His nephew, Philip, an art collector, visits Janet, and Jack thinks he lied about the value of the vase and is trying to get it back.
6:30PM 172 - Cupid Works Overtime Jack meets an attractive stewardess, Vicky Bradford; but between her father and her dates, she doesn't seem to have time for Jack. Janet announces her engagement to Philip, while Jack is jealous and lovesick.
7:00PM 173 - Friends and Lovers (Part 1) Jack thinks Vicky wants to take a job in Houston and encourages her, causing Vicky to think he wants to end their relationship. Vicky interrupts Janet's wedding to find out why. They make up and the ceremony resumes. Jack proposes and is stunned by Vicky's refusal.
7:30PM 174 - Friends and Lovers (Part 2) Vicky explains that she is afraid of marriage and suggests to Jack that they live together. Jack reluctantly agrees. They are toasting their first night together in their new apartment when they are interrupted by Mr. Bradford, who makes a startling announcement.






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so 227 Benson Cheers Wings Night Court and Highway to Heave Contract will Expire
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It said on the news blog that TV Land has released the contracts to "Benson" and "227" in exchange for "Addams" and "Munsters" with the Program Exchange. I don't think the contracts to the other shows have expired

I'm liking the trend towards older shows but a little more variety would be nice! I'm not gonna complain too much though because I like the way TV Land is going
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I dont know what that means that TV Land has ReleasedThe Contract do you think that there is A ossibiltty that Benson could be back
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No, Benson and 227 are gone and will not return. They have canceled the contracts for them. They exchanged them with Addams and Munsters, both Program Exchange shows, as are 227 and Benson. Cheers, Wings, Night Court, and HTH are sitting for now.

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thanks for Clearing that up for me well i still will beable to watch Benson and 227 on WUPL at 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm until The Contract with 227 and Benson Expires with WUPL.
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Way too much Bonanza and Gunsmoke on weekends Good to see Addams Family and Munsters back It sucks that Benson and Cheers are gone. Cheers used to be TV's #1 show, why isn't TVLand airing it? They could easily cut out an hour of Gunsmoke and air Cheers from 9:00-10:00 AM. Gunsmoke would still be on three times a day and a million times on weekends. I hope Benson gets picked up by another station, maybe ION?
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hey Maybe The ION Network will add Benson ro there Line up.
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As a fan of all those shows that they're getting rid of, I think this is horrible. Tvland's officially worse than nick at nite now, completely ratings driven. If anything's not a huge hit, it's off the schedule. I personally find it amazing that those westerns are more popular than all those shows. What a boring weekend schedule. Who needs all those westerns? I'm sure even the fans of those shows don't want to watch them that much.
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Nice changes...I would be surprised to see more 80s/modern shows [sitcoms at least] be brought in anytime soon with the ones they have (Wings, Cheers, Night Court, 227, Benson, H2H) not even making it on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Not to mention Murphy Brown.

It would have been nice if they had done some sort of launch for The Munsters and The Addams Family, and a nice prime-time slot...they just had a Munsters marathon though. I didn't think The Addams Family would air in prime-time, given that it had a very poor run on TV Land the last time.

They definately seem to be going in a better direction than last year.
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Interesting stuff! I do hate how they have dumped a lot of great shows and had to rely on a lot of old-fashioned country shows like Andy Griffith and Gunsmoke. They can't possibly get good demos with those shows! Thankfully they now have M*A*S*H. As for Benson, hopefully it will go to dvd soon since I'd rather watch most shows that way than on cable with edits and network snipes filling up the screen. If they continue to let go of quality shows like Cheers or even shows like Benson where you can't see them anywhere else, they are going to push people to dvds and ipods. I'd rather see rare library shows even in "safe" time periods on Saturday mornings than the billionth rerun of an "evergreen."

Fascinating about how they exchanged shows to get out of the Benson/227 contract. Can they do that with different studios? Negotiate with Sony to run Program Exchange shows instead? I love this behind-the-scenes stuff!
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Interesting stuff! I do hate how they have dumped a lot of great shows and had to rely on a lot of old-fashioned country shows like Andy Griffith and Gunsmoke. They can't possibly get good demos with those shows! Thankfully they now have M*A*S*H. As for Benson, hopefully it will go to dvd soon since I'd rather watch most shows that way than on cable with edits and network snipes filling up the screen. If they continue to let go of quality shows like Cheers or even shows like Benson where you can't see them anywhere else, they are going to push people to dvds and ipods. I'd rather see rare library shows even in "safe" time periods on Saturday mornings than the billionth rerun of an "evergreen."

Fascinating about how they exchanged shows to get out of the Benson/227 contract. Can they do that with different studios? Negotiate with Sony to run Program Exchange shows instead? I love this behind-the-scenes stuff!

Benson/227 are Program Exchange shows. See http://www.programexchange.com/programs.asp?category=2

Could they exchange Night Court for something else? It runs until 2010 and has done very badly on TV Land. I'd imagine they spent a lot of money to get it, too. How long did it last on the regular schedule, 8 or 9 months in the wee hours most of the time? Three years left to go for a show that (according to TheLink) doesn't even meet weekend morning ratings requirements...wouldn't be surprised if they attempt it.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:14 PM   #13
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I know they are Program Exchange shows. That's why I was surprised they could exchange them for Sony shows. PE is a separate company.

I don't think they could do the same with a Warners show (Night Court). It's a shame. There are good shows that should have a home but really don't generate interest that translate into ratings. Maybe that's the benefit of downloading and dvds that make them accessible. I like the show but don't watch it regularly. It was good to know there was a place I could find it and tivo, though.
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Program Exchange is the easiest to swap contracts...because distributors like Sony, Universal, etc lease PE the shows for a certain time. And it is very cheap for networks to buy them. Munsters, Addams Family, 227 and Benson were all leased by PE. Munsters is Universal, Addams is MGM, 227 and Benson are Sony, but all were leased to PE for cable distribution for a certain time.

Night Court is Warner Bros., so I doubt they can "swap" a show for it. They'll have to obey the contract. Same for Murphy.
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:20 PM   #15
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TV Land needs a digital channel to run shows where they don't have to worry about the ratings. Although that is often short-lived as VH1 Classic has shifted a bit from running videos and have more commercials. I would love a "TV Land 70s" channel or some such network that resembled the early days of TV Land.
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