We are now in the second quarter of 2019 and several schedule changes big and small, so let’s get right to it.
Goodbye: Small Wonder
The largely loathed ’80s syndicated sitcom Small Wonder is out of Antenna TV’s schedule, though it only aired on Sundays. It is replaced by Gimme a Break!.
An update for a handful of networks…
Hello: Mr. Lucky; I Married Joan
Goodbye: The Millionaire
Beginning this week, Decades changed its late-night Lost TV block. Joining are the one season casino-then-restaurant drama Mr. Lucky and ’50s sitcom I Married Joan. The earlier was last seen weekly (though its also available on Amazon and on DVD) in 2018 on Decades’ sister netlet MeTV until it vanished — and not having finished a full cycle. The duo replaces back-to-back episodes of The Millionaire.
Hello: Yancy Derringer
On Sunday morning, short-lived Western Yancy Derringer returns to getTV, replacing Dolly, which didn’t fit in the lineup anyway.
Hello: Adventures of Superman; Batman
Goodbye: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; The Incredible Hulk; Xena: Warrior Princess
H&I bids farewell to its late night offering Hercules and Xena. The duo is replaced with Hunter and Renegade, including in the Sunday night/Monday morning block.
Here is a quick rundown of what’s in, what’s out, and any notable changes that occurred at the start of the year.
(These are general overviews, and not something that will go over a schedule line by line. If you think I missed something important or if there’s an error, let me know in the comments.)
Goodbye: Good Morning, World, Welcome Back, Kotter, What’s Happening!!, What’s Happening Now!!
Weekdays: What’s Happening!! and What’s Happening Now!! are wiped from the schedule while The Jack Benny Program is bumped to weekends. Meanwhile, Maude is promoted from weekends and Archie Bunker’s Place is upped back-to-back episodes. In the evening, Johnny Carson moves to 10 p.m. while the late night lineup gets a big shuffling. Semi-recent additions The Hogan Family, Head of the Class, and Silver Spoons, are now weekends-only.