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TV shows worth re-running
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:59:24 PM »
Inspired from the Yahoo blog featuring tv shows that are worth rerunning.




Some TV shows that are worthy of being shown in reruns.

1. Music variety programs such as "American Bandstand", "Soul Train"* and "The Midnight Special"

VH1 aired "Best of" packages of "Bandstand" and "Midnight Special" the 1990's, which I don't know why couldn't VH1 Classic get rights to those programs since they fit more to the channel than various non-music programming. VH1 Classic could dig into the Viacom library and repackage various vintage MTV/VH1 performances, "Unplugged" specials, repackaged  or "Best of" retrospect of "Headbangers Ball"  or whatever Viacom owns. Yet, episodes of "Pop-Up Video" is constantly shown...

*"Soul Train" has been airing/or have aired on various channels

2. First 10 seasons of "The Simpsons"

I recall plans of a network that would only air the series  several years ago(more likely been scrapped since it would become very monotonous), though Fox, Matt Groening, or whoever owns the show should've atleast sell some syndication rights to FX, Comedy Central, TBS, or Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

3. "Saturday Night Live"

Not sure why VH1 and VH1 Classic only air select episodes from the past 15 years since there's so much that could air including the two "Classic Eras" from the original cast and the early 1990's. Guessing residuals.

4. Theatrical Disney shorts

Not exactly a tv series, though theatrical animation from the 1930's to mid '60's have been a staple on television from Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and Woody Woodpecker.

Since animated Disney films have appeared on several Disney owned networks, vintage Mickey and Donald shorts should air as well. Not re-dubbed, shortened versions Disney packaged as "Have a Laugh" segments on commercial breaks.

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 11:02:36 PM »
Fox seems to be very resistant to syndicating their shows.  They would rather put a show out on DVD rather than syndicate it.  I guess it's just more profitable that way.

Since "Miami Vice" is owned by NBC I'm surprised that it hasn't shown up on one of the Comcast/NBC stations yet. 

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 07:52:27 AM »
Fox seems to be very resistant to syndicating their shows.  They would rather put a show out on DVD rather than syndicate it.  I guess it's just more profitable that way.

Seth McFarlane's shows (ie "Family Guy", "American Dad"), "King of the Hill", "Bernie Mac Show", and  "In Living Color" are on syndication



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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:02:57 PM »
I know that many channels would just peel off money to get the syndication rights to "The Simpsons" or "American Idol" but Fox just won't give up the rights to those shows.  The rights to those shows would really cost a mint but networks would put out that money because they know they would bring in ratings.  In my area the shows that Fox has syndicated are shown by stations that are in some way affiliated with the Fox station that carries them.  Sort of like a sister station or subsidiary station.  I think that way Fox can sort of syndicate a show without syndicating it if you know what I mean.  It's a very clever business decision on their part.  A few years ago Fox did rerun all of the seasons of "American Idol" starting with the first season on their reality network.  I'm surprised they haven't done it again.

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 07:11:02 AM »
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Appears that "The Simpsons" will be in syndication for cable networks.  8)

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Exclusive: The Simpsons Draws Up Plans for Cable

by Michael Schneider


The Simpsons is on the verge of turning "D'oh!" into even more dough. In a move greatly anticipated by several networks, Homer Simpson and family may finally be on their way to cable.

According to multiple insiders, Twentieth Television (the syndication arm of Simpsons producer 20th Century Fox Television) is getting ready to shop the show to cable networks for the first time, and will do so some time within the next year. As word spreads of the upcoming Simpsons sale, several cable executives acknowledge that they would love to get their hands on the long-running hit. "There's a pent-up demand for it," says one source.

What took so long? When The Simpsons was first sold into broadcast syndication in 1993, it was an anomaly: an animated show in a sea of live-action repeats. TV stations, nervous about the prospects, demanded exclusivity from cable as long as new episodes were being made by Fox in primetime. No one involved could have predicted that The Simpsons would still be churning out fresh shows 20 years later.

"There have been additional contracts to add episodes," says Katz Media vice president and director of programming Bill Carroll. "But the first one signed is still in effect. It was a unique time and place and a unique show, and thus the deals were advantageous to the stations."

Analysts have long said that once The Simpsons ends its run on Fox, Twentieth will be able to sell its more than 530 episodes to a cable network for as much as $1.5 million per show. That would add nearly another $1 billion to what's already a multibillion-dollar franchise. The Simpsons is believed to have generated billions of dollars in licensing and merchandising alone.

With the company now mulling a cable sale, it's unclear what has changed. There has been speculation that The Simpsons might end after next year's 25th season, which would mean the iron-clad exclusive deal with stations would change. Or perhaps Twentieth has found a way to alter the existing broadcast-syndication deal with TV stations and finally add cable to the mix.

According to insiders, the cable entity that lands The Simpsons will secure a complete deal giving it the right to distribute all episodes of the comedy across any or all of its channels. It would then be up to the buyer to decide how they divided the episodes among their outlets. News Corp. COO Chase Carey even hinted a few years ago that an all-Simpsons channel might even be in the offing.

Most cable executives believe that Fox's sister channel FX will likely have first crack at the property. FX is in the process of launching a younger-skewing network, FXX, and repeats of The Simpsons could drive interest. Plus, 20th Century Fox is protective of The Simpsons and may not want to see a competitor benefit from the brand.

On the other hand, Twentieth may want to bring in fresh cash from outside the company, rather than recycle its own money. Twentieth is also no doubt cognizant of the fact that The Simpsons' profit participants, like executive producers Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, will be watching closely to make sure the company signs the most lucrative deal. When FX relaunched in 1997 by offering cable-syndication runs of The X-Files and NYPD Blue, those deals led to lawsuits by X-Files star David Duchovny and NYPD Blue executive producer Steven Bochco, who stood to gain millions and felt that money had been left on the table.

Beyond FX, other suitors might include Turner, which holds the cable-syndication rights to most of Fox's other animated properties, including Family Guy, American Dad, and King of the Hill. The Simpsons would fit on both Turner's Adult Swim and TBS, which just struck a deal to air American Dad's first-run episodes next year. (They will no longer air on Fox.)

Viacom could also be interested in putting The Simpsons on its networks, including Comedy Central, Spike, Nick at Nite, TV Land and MTV. NBC Universal recently bought Modern Family repeats for $1.5 million per episode as it expands USA's comedy imprint; The Simpsons would be another get. An FX vs. Turner vs. Viacom vs. NBC Universal battle will likely drive up the price of The Simpsons in cable — not bad for a show entering its 25th season. A dark horse could also enter the bidding, such as CBS Corp. and Lionsgate, which might want to make a splash by airing the comedy on their TVGN joint venture.

Perhaps The Simpsons should add another catchphrase to its lexicon: "Ka-ching!"



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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 07:19:53 AM »
My guess, the Turner channels, especially Cartoon Network's Adult Swim since it's filled with animated shows that have aired on Fox including "Bob's Burgers" and Seth McFarlane's cartoons and TBS.  

I rarely watch F/X, though appears it mainly airs  movies and drama series with few sitcoms. Though FXX  is a possibility.


As for Viacom, Comedy Central mostly focuses more on it's original programs than reruns. Though it did bought the rights to air "Futurama" and the show's revival, which lasted a few years.

I don't think "The Simpsons" would fit on Nick at Nite since "Friends" appear out of place with family friendly sitcoms such as "The Nanny", "Family Matters", and "Full House".

Spike TV is mainly cage fighting, movies, and "CSI" reruns. TV Land is possible, though their line-up isn't consistent (much like other Viacom channels)

USA appears to be endless crime dramas and former music channels, Bravo, TLC, etc. are nothing but reality garbage.
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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 10:38:14 PM »
I wonder what caused this big change of heart with Fox?  If it ends up just on FX Network or another Fox owned channel then I'm not really sure that's real syndication.  At one time I think USA would have been interested in it but I'm not so sure about them now.

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 12:43:46 AM »
"Step by Step" will air on The Hub on October 7th.

Most of the long running TGIF shows (ie "Family Matters", "Full House", "Boy Meets World") are currently on reruns and "Step by Step" haven't been shown on television for a while. Also not on DVD and don't think it's on Hulu either.



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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 11:16:00 PM »
I've searched for it on DVD but haven't found anything.  I can't figure out why it hasn't been released.  There are some other shows that I can't figure out why they haven't been released either.

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2013, 10:44:23 PM »
There was a show on in the late 90s called "Pensacola Wings of Gold" that ran for a couple of seasons that I wouldn't mind seeing it come back.

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Re: TV shows worth re-running
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2013, 02:12:08 PM »
The Hub could air


"Garfield and Friends" and the specials
"Muppet Show", since they've aired Muppet films (oddly rarely shown on ABC Family, a Disney owned channel  ::) )
"Weird Science", '90's show based on 1985 film wouldn't be out of place with the late night sitcoms.



Wallace and Gromit films, which they'd be a great fit since ABC Family is more focused on teen dramas, Disney owned films from the past 20 years, and Harry Potter.



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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2017, 04:05:50 AM »
"Step by Step", along with other TGIF sitcoms, are going be be available for streaming on Hulu.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/07/27/tgif-hulu-full-house-family-matters/