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Building on the success and popularity of Nick-at-Nite, TV Land premiered in the first quarter of 1996, delivering classic situation comedies, dramas, variety shows and memorable TV programming 24 hours a day. The phrase "TV Land" was originally coined by Nick-at-Nite in the 1980s as the name of the fictional place whence the channel received its classic programming block, and it appeared in such slogans as "Nick-at-Nite: The best of TV Land" for much of the '80s. However, once the TV Land network spun-off, Nick-at-Nite quit using the term in its own slogans in order to prevent viewers from confusing the two separate channels. The new network featured a variety of television programming from the 1950s through the 1990s. Its inaugural season featured the Emmy-Award-winning Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere and The Ed Sullivan Show, and the popular series Gunsmoke and The Honeymooners. Great detectives were featured every Saturday, with programs including Honey West, Dog and Cat, Burke's Law, Nero Wolfe (1981) and Ace Crawford, Private Eye. "TV Land Goes West" presented Shane, Barbary Coast, Have Gun, Will Travel and Best of the West. "Hooterville Saturday" featured Petticoat Junction and Green Acres; and "Sunday in the Barracks" laughed with the military in The Phil Silvers Show and Hogan's Heroes.[2]

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1 Reality Shows What happened to the classics?
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2 'Roseanne' on TV LAND?! We Were Watching The Network to Avoid It!
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3 MTV for Baby Boomers TV Land was no longer about classic TV!!!
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 Gunsmoke gunsmoke bonanza bonanza bonanza mash mash mash mash cosby show cosby show everybody loves Raymond everybody loves Raymond everybody loves Raymond king of queens king of queens roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne roseanne hot in Cleveland hot in Cleveland happily divorced happily divorced. Nah, I think ill watch the antenna tv channel instead, thank you. Ah yes, jack benny jack Jenny burns and Allen burns and Allen father knows best father knows best hazel hazel Dennis the menace Dennis the menace leave it to beaver leave it to beaver bachelor father bachelor father. Real classic tv shows. Paradise. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on December 14, 2012, 9:12 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Antenna TV (if Cablevision ever brings it back) beats the hell out of TV Land now. I think the beginning of the end for TV Land was when they started showing reality garbage like "She's Got The Look" (40 and 50-somethings competing to be models for gay guys - and how are they experts on beautiful women if they're gay guys?) and "High School Reunion" (like I really care about a "hedging lesbian's" experimental "date" and didn't know how that would go, unlike the dumb guy who wasted his time with that - and she wasn't even cute so you hoped she'd "stay gay" which she did). Bring back Antenna TV Cablevision! TV Land has boned. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 5, 2012, 3:30 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 We have a Roseanne marathon every weekend which consists repeating the four episodes four times a day. It was on for years so there has to be more than four episodes. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on February 19, 2011, 2:05 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 All this damn channel shows is Bonanza and Gun Smoke, what about the damn classics? -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 2, 2011, 7:27 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Literally the only thing worth watching on TVLand for me now is Three Company. If it wasn't for that I wouldn't watch it at all. And not only did they get overrun by Reality TV, they seem to have the dumbest reality shows, which is a HUGE statement. Oh, and I absolutely DESPISE Hot In Cleveland, and I've only ever seen the ads for it!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on December 29, 2010, 1:02 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 When can we get a channel that has shows from the late 70s/80s/early 90s -- Submitted By: (phil610) on December 26, 2010, 11:35 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 That they've tried to modernize a channel that was built around nostalgia is really sad. I remember maybe 15 years ago they'd play ads from the 60s, retro-style bumpers, and plenty of classic shows. Now they're syndicating shows that have not only been off the air for less than a decade, but are played frequently on other stations (Scrubs and Everybody Loves Raymond?) Need I mention the reality shows, like the one where forty year-olds act out their high school grudges? -- Submitted By: (MeleKalikimaka) on March 25, 2010, 1:45 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 This channel suck now. I use to watch all the old shows and now they all gone. What kind of slow person they got who took them all off? TV Bland. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:05 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Wasn't this originally one of the hard-to-find channels where you had to call your cable or satellite company just to get it? I even remember the commercials, where they would, for instance, take a clip from "My Three Sons" and replace the original lines with lines that you would hear from recent shows (the father in the clip said he had a surprise; he was going to get a nose ring! LOL) as an example of what TV is like now, and TV Land is the only place for safe, fun, classic TV! Well, all of that is completely gone now, and although some old shows remain, the feeling isn't just the same anymore. Now we've gone to showing recent shows and (GASP!) reality shows! There would NEVER be a commercial suggesting the escape of these shows on TV Land now! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on August 29, 2009, 3:12 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Its sad to see this channel go down the tubes so soon. What really burns me is that I missed the golden years of TV Land. That is its first few years on the air when they aired real classics and retromercials. Because my cable company dragged its feet in adding TV Land to its lineup. As a matter of fact, they didnt add it until 2003, only MONTHS after I lost my cable tv (couldnt afforsd it anymore). I got my cable tv back in 2006 and by that time they had already begun its downhill slide (and had long since stopped airing "retromercials). Now its sad to see whats become of it. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on August 5, 2009, 7:04 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
11 The Reality shows. Seriously, "Extreme Makeover"? Give me "I Love Lucy" or "The Addams Family". -- Submitted By: (Johnny_T._Bird) on June 28, 2009, 9:22 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 It's not just this channel. IMO "Reality" Shows have made ALL OF TELEVISION Bone The Fish. I stopped subscribing to Cable in January of 2007. There's much more variety on DVDs and after watching them YOU GET TO KEEP THEM! :D -- Submitted By: (Regulus) on April 27, 2009, 8:09 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 I voted for both Rosanne and reality shows. The channel was meant to show 50's-70's classics. Rosanne just killed the nostalgia of the channel and this is coming from someone who grew up in the 90s -- Submitted By: (gpshaw) on April 27, 2009, 2:26 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 This show boned due to its reality shows. See MTV and VH1 for more examples of this disturbing trend that just won't die. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on April 21, 2009, 11:20 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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