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Lots of changes coming to TV Land

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 5th 2007 3:19PM

Extreme MakeoverTV Land, the network that caters to the baby boomers and everyone else who likes a dose of nostalgia in their TV viewing, is making some big changes. They're rebranding their network from being a retro TV destination to being a network that has a whole lot more. And apparently that strategy involves reality shows.

The channel has picked up reruns of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. They'll start airing on August 7, and its regular slot will be Tuesdays at 11pm.

I'm baffled by this. Why destroy the network theme that has made you as successful as you are? Or do they consider Extreme Makeover a "future classic?" How many times can you watch the rerun of a home makeover show? And at 11pm??

It's great that they're also going to start running some original programming, but airing reality reruns is lame at best.

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Thank god shows are being released on DVD. Now I can see stuff without having to wander through all the BS. Like with three's company I had to stay up extra late to watch reruns or when TV Land had the old Batman it was at 2am. Thank God.

August 26 2007 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

To number #6 New management ruined BBC America. They need a BBC classics channel with Benny Hill, Monty Python, Are You Being served, Fawlty Towers, Coupling, Steptoe and Son, The Avengers, Mr. Bean, and the original Doctor Who aming others.

August 26 2007 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They never showed WKRP in Cinncinatti or Magnum PI or Alice or Chips or Starsky and Hutch and probably more I can't think of now, and a real long time since they showed such shows as Soap, Bosom Buddies, Welcome back Kotter, SCTV, Charlie's Angels, and Working Stiffs among others and they had great ratings with Benson, Sanford and Son, and The Munsters. Don't See why they need to ruin the channel. I don't mind them adding Wings or Murphy Brown just as long as the classics are still around like Gomer Pyle. But adding other stuff is nonsense. It ruined bravo and Sci Fi.

August 26 2007 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

MTV Networks ALWAYS does this. They build up a channel as a niche destination, and as soon as it builds a core following, WHAM! They completely whore themselves out for younger viewers. They did it, of course, with MTV, they did it with MTV2, they're doing it with TV Land. I wonder what they have it store for Comedy Central ....

August 22 2007 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can you please put Cheers at 10pm time slot due to it's adult content. I agree with #13 comments. Also we like & are paying you for sit-com shows, no bloody, shooting junk.

August 22 2007 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can you please air Adult content (Cheers) at 10pm -11pm or put Three's Company there? I also agree with #13. In addition Bonaza, MASH & Star Trek are not in our generation.
Thank You for keeping things pretty much as is,
Excellent work,

August 21 2007 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Johnny Carson reruns would be great!!! I would love to see Bewitched, Petticoat Junction, The Partridge Family, Eight is Enough and One Day at a Time. How do we convey this to TV Land??????

August 15 2007 at 8:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harry Burns

The change of format by TV Land will cost them a lot of older well healed viewers as opposed to the younger reality crowd. That is a real shame.

August 08 2007 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Pamela Williams

Give us classics .....thats what your suppose to be about ,not anymore .....Why even watch.

August 03 2007 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Bennice

Enough of Andy Griffith and Threes Company. How about "Soap" reruns.

July 22 2007 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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