I lived Upstate from 4th to 12th grade and we got channels 11 (WPIX, the Yankees! and Abbott and Costello movies), 5 and 9 (The Mets and Godzilla movies!)out of The City. Yes, STAR TREK had two different time slots, but I don't remember if they were doing them concurrently. That, along with THE HONEYMOONERS and THE TWILIGHT ZONE, are still my favorite shows. The line-up included THE ODD COUPLE and, eventually, M*A*S*H. Great TV. Did LOVE AMERICAN STYLE eventually creep on there, or am I confused.
I do remember watching CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER on it's original airing in the mid-sixties. I was very young. What stuck with me was Kirk using the word "Hell" at the end. Which was almost unheard of on television up to that point.
I grew up in New Jersey, and I remember the line-up of Star Trek at 11 PM, and The Honeymooners and The Twilight Zone at midnight. Or was it the other way around? I remember MASH being on WNEW (channel 5), though (along with I Love Lucy, which I would swear WNEW ran at 9 AM for decades - or a very long time, anyway).
I also remember The Odd Couple on WPIX, but I think it was at 7PM, or thereabouts. My memory is very hazy on this, though. In recent years, WPIX has been broadcasting the remastered episodes of Star Trek on Saturday night at midnight; I don't know if they still are.
Post by stevejrogers on Nov 8, 2010 21:22:49 GMT -5
Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek Deep Space Nine all left the lineup in the late 1990s when Sci-Fi picked up the entire syndication package.
Now IIRC, WCBS (Paramount) will run them, the remastered ones anyway.
I haven't watched PIX, or CW11 as its been mutated into now, save for a weekend Met game in quite a while but they still have a lineup of more recent popular shows. I believe Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, of all things, are going to be on there (how in the HOLIEST of hells are they going to withstand the editing process I'd like to see).
You know, I wonder what effect the DVD market actually did have on the local syndication havens. But that is a topic for another day.