The following programs are scheduled for Decades network’s Weekend Binges in the fall of 2019 (October through December). The list will be updated (and perhaps altered) as new ones are added to the schedule.
Decades plays a triple-header of Bob Newhart, who turns 90 earlier in the week. On Saturday, the not-long-lived 1990s sitcom Bob airs during the day and switches to the final season of The Bob Newhart Showin the evening. On Sunday, it’s the final season of Newhart, ending with the legendary finale. In the evening, it switches back to Bob. (Sorry, no The [other] Bob Newhart Show or George & Leo.)
May is another month of full of detective drama binges on Decades.
May 4-5: The Streets of San Francisco
This binge starts at the beginning and runs through S2E16, so I expect this one return for another binge this summer.
May 11-12: The Untouchables
Like The Streets of San Francisco, this binge of The Untouchables starts at the beginning and will run through S2E18. However, it does skip two two-part episodes — “The Unhired Assassin” from season one and “The Big Train” from season two.
May 18-19: Vega$The Mod Squad
In honor of Peggy Lipton, Decades scratches the planned Vega$ binge for ’60 drama The Mod Squad. These episodes aren’t any block of episodes in chronological order. Rather, they appear to be episodes that best highlight Lipton, who played flower child Julie Barnes in the crime drama.
May 25-26: The Doris Day Show
The binge covers a majority of the series, starting at the beginning and ending a few episodes into the fourth season.
Mannix returns for yet another binge. This one starts with S4E6, “The Lost Art of Dying,” and runs through the rest of season four and then five, though it skips one episode season four episode (“Sunburst”).
This chart of TV schedules was first compiled in July 2017 with about a half dozen channels. I created it because I wanted a shortcut to see what the local sub-channels were airing and to see what those unavailable to me were airing — something still difficult, if not impossible, to do.
For several months, the chart was linked to directly on the subreddit r/ClassicTV, and I’d occasionally share it on other various sites. The schedules for the major retro networks were updated whenever a new schedule rolled out, while the lesser players were generally updated on a quarterly basis (or really, whenever I felt like taking the time to check in on them). The number of networks listed has greatly expanded.
I’ve long wanted to do a website for the schedules, and here is the first version; a mostly bare-bones site that has the schedules, some channel info but no functionality. That will hopefully change in the months ahead.
For now, the compilation is kept to over-the-air networks, though some cable networks like INSP, TV Land, and Nick-at-Nite, among others, are on the shortlist for addition at a later time. Classic shows on streaming services is also on the list of tentative additions.