Originally Posted by Dr L
More Classic TV appears to be headed our way.
NBC announced that Nonstop will in fact stop on Dec 31st. In its place NBCUniversal plans to launch a new Classic/Retro channel called Cozi-TV (Jan 1). Wiki has already posted a lineup, a rather solid lineup at that featuring something rarely seem on Retro channels, a variety show (Red Skelton). So KFDW - Classic TV fans, looks like we are getting one back.
When this was posted, the show lineup at Wikipedia
looked quite impressive; but today, not so much. In fact, only 17 shows are listed now; hardly enough to fill out a 24/7 TV schedule. (The Red Skelton Show
is still listed, however.) It appears many folks added shows to the page merely because NBC Universal owns the rights. NBC Universal hasn't yet announced an official schedule for Cozi TV, and the only shows listed in their press release
were Magnum, P.I., The Bionic Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Highway to Heaven, Lone Ranger and The Six Million Dollar Man
. (An NBC trailer
for Cozi TV also shows a scene from Magnum, PI
.) Hopefully a more complete listing will appear soon.
Also, the main NBC Nonstop article
claims that "Cozi TV's programming will feature classic television series and movies ... along with original lifestyle programming
. Stations would also be allowed to preempt select programs from the network's national schedule to air newscasts, sports events and other local interest programs." So it looks like Cozi TV will be more like KTXD's 47.1 (which airs a mix of Me-TV, local, and religious programming) than its 47.4 (which airs Me-TV 24/7).
A few of the shows listed at Wikipedia - Lassie
, Ozzie & Harriet
, and Highway to Heaven
- also air on RTV, so they'd be obvious choices for preemption, depending of course on when they are scheduled and what local programming the folks at KXAS want to air instead.Edited by JHBrandt - 10/25/12 at 1:26pm