TV Land responds to Facebook users' demand for more retro shows

It doesn’t take much sleuthing on TV Land’s Facebook page to discover some of the channel’s viewers are downright peeved. Read the full post.

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  • Dee Bunker

    The negative comments on TV Land’s Facebook page would be even greater if they did not engage in the practice of banning members from posting comments who raise objections to their programming.

    After the moderator of the page posted a blurb about an upcoming COMEDY CENTRAL (a fellow component of the VIACOM cabal) ROAST of David Hasselhoff, I posted a reply, whereupon I simply issued a warning to those unfamiliar, that they should not tune into that show, expecting the same kind of fare seen in the old “Dean Martin Roasts”. I pointed out that the language was a lot more coarse and crude than what Dino and company used to present.
    Upon returning to the TVL FB page a short time later, I discovered that not only had that, and all my other posts been deleted, but that I had also been banned from posting or replying to any items!

    As I and others experience a portion of our cable and satellite bills going toward bringing TVL into our homes, I see this as giving us a right to express our opinions on their product.
    Apparently, TV Land sees it more as a “Put up AND shut up” situation.

    • Trish Daly

      Truer words were never spoken!!!

    • Paulette Ewing

      I noticed the same problem. If you object too much or too often, they either don’t post it or won’t let you post. You would think they would get a clue that alot of viewers are unhappy with their programming, or maybe they do and that’s why they won’t let you post. Please go back to classic TV.

  • Mark D.

    The problem for me, is no longer about trying to find history on The History Channel, old shows on TVLand, or music on MTV, but the fact that pretty much EVERY cable channel now seems to specialize in running ‘blocks’ of commercials, rather than blocks of shows (or movies) that I want to see.

    I realize that commercials are a necessary evil, but it’s gotten past the point of ridiculousness, and I have no doubt we are not too far from the day when tv ads take up more than 50% of the programming hour (or half-hour).

    For me, it’s now TCM, the occasional sports broadcast (though I’m close to giving up on watching two hours of commercials to see 60 minutes of football), dvds, or Netflix….

  • Dar

    I would like shows like Welcome Back Kotter, ER, NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues being considered for TV Land programs.

  • James

    Look…it’s not about viewership, acceptance to their schedule, quality programming, or promises. It is and will always be where they can make the most money. As I see it, the only way to make the programmers listen to us subscribers is to not watch their channels and not buy from their sponsors. I too am tired of watching junk TV and the frigging infomercials during early morning hours between 10PM and 7AM. There are many online alternatives to cable and dish that costs a fraction of what I am being charged. I am currently weening my life away from all subscription cable/dish services. I have come the point where I will no longer be taken advantage of.

  • gmj

    I hope there will be a future article on several networks that are available on several digital networks which have certainly put a cable channel like TV Land to shame. The digital networks of note: Retro Television Network (RTV), Antenna TV, Me-TV, and This TV.

    All four have started within the past 2 years and have shown numerous programs from the 1950-70s.

  • Matthew Paul Argall

    To be honest, even “My Mother The Car” ru-runs would be more fun than reality TV and decent but over-exposed shows like “The Nanny”. I’ve often had a terrible idea for a new show called “The Partridge Family Meets InuYasha in Las Vegas”. Even that would probably be more fun than their line-up…

  • EILEEN

    WE WANT GUNSMOKE BACK ON FOR 2 HOURS ITS WHAT MADE TVLAND WE ARE TIRED OF THIS CRACY CRAPE ON ALL THE CHANNELS TO MUCH REALITY JUNK WE WANT JAMES ARNESS BACK ON NOW ARE ITS GOING TO BE LIKE ABC WITH OUR SOAPS WILL BE GONE.

  • EILEEN

    put gunsmoke back on tvland 2 hrs. a day then we can watch it again on encore. please people who grew up watching this sure beats the trash you now have on nobody understands whats so funny turns out nasty.

  • Jerry Brooks

    Those old 1950 s through the 1960 s bought back my child hood of television. I will be missing The Naked City that aired Sunday evening at 7:PM. Also, all the other show that was aired weed nights.
    Between 4:00 6:00 AM I do see my old TV Programs on THIS TV.

  • Carol Feldman

    Get rid of Married with chjildren-stupid obnoxious show. Bring back All in the Family and other old classic shows

    • Midnight

      Hey, I agree and disagree with you. I loved Married with Children because it makes you laugh even when you know you shouldn’t lol. I agree with you when you say don’t put it on tvland. I want to see real classic tv. There are plenty of shows that are funny and less risque. I just wish they’d listen.

  • Rick

    Your disrespect for the American viewing public manifests itself on a daily basis with your constant reminders to watch Hot in Cleveland or the Execs. Those promotional messages appear at the beginning of just about every commercial break and imply that we dumb viewers are incapable of retaining anything in our memory for more than a few minutes, so we need the constant reminders. I won’t even mention the annoying logo plastered on the screen that magically disappears when the equally annoying commercials messages begin or the pop-up promotional messages that ruin any enjoyment I may have derived from the program being broadcast. All I can say is that I am grateful for the remote control that I wield frequently to change the channel to TCM or several other channels with no commercials.

    • Midnight

      Hey, last comment for tonight in here. I hate the shrinking credits. I want to see who the people are in the shows I love and not get bombarded with Hot in Cleavland previews. I’m sorry I love the ladies on other shows but that show is boring. It’s what’s wrong in the world. I don’t mean violence but it’s why people stay on the computer rather than trying to meet people in person..

  • James Copas

    How do the people at tvland and the stars have the nerve to ask for donations to unicef when the ceo takes 1.2 million dollars per year as salary and has the use of a rolls royce and a huge expense account and the children only get 14 cents of every dollar donated You should tell the people that before you ask for a donation You will probley burn where they going to

  • Midnight

    Hey, does anyone remember years ago when they had a contest and let the person that won pick the shows. It wasn’t bad back then and the guy picked some shows I’d never heard of which were fun to see. Let these new shows stay on the other channels and give us back the good ole days.

  • Pete

    I use to love TV Land because the shows we watched as kids were good qwuality home entertainment. I hate the way they are headed now. The Exes is discusting and Hot in Cleveland. Well who wants to see Jane Leeves in bed with an old black man. Bad enough he was old enough to be her father. But why do they keep showing our childeren the interracial couples and make it seem OK. We have still got a lot of problems in this country and I for one want my kid to marry her own kind so she won’t have to deal with it. I amthrough with TV Land and have removed it from my channel list.

  • beachin

    I love Murder She Wrote. Thank you for adding it to your lineup…BUT…please set a time for it. Either 12:30 or 1:00. I miss half of it when it starts earlier and I am expecting it at the usual 1:00.
    Also thanks for putting Home Improvement on in prime time again. I do miss Cosby tho. Any chance you will bring it back to prime time? Enough Roseann and Three’s company.

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