Saturday, December 20, 2014

MeTV 2015 schedule changes

So reader Susan Clark alerted me to the fact that come next month, MeTV’s schedule will alter in a way that will affect Raymond Burr fans. Yes, Ironside will be off the schedule once again. Sigh. I managed to get one of the Joseph Campanella episodes I wanted, but there were still the other three. And in any case, it’s such an enjoyable, suspenseful show and there were still some episodes I hadn’t seen. They just put it back in September; it really shouldn’t be gone again already.

Both Perry episodes, luckily, will remain. They’re insistent on trying The Love Boat on weekdays again, but it won’t interfere with the morning Perry. And at night, they’re running something called the MeTV Mystery Movie right after the nighttime showing of Perry. Apparently, among other things, they’ll be borrowing some of the shows from Cozi TV that run ninety minutes.

I am excited about them bringing Quincy, M.E. to the schedule. There are quite a few episodes that I am very interested in catching, including four with Perry guest-star Simon Oakland and two with H.M. Wynant (although they might not show one of them, since it was one of the pre-series movies). And Ironside guest-star Joseph Campanella appears six times, I think!

I am sad that Dragnet and Adam-12 are leaving the schedule, but since MeTV has been so sloppy about which episodes they air lately (sometimes airing certain ones again after only a couple of weeks), perhaps it's time for them to take a break from showing these fun crime shows. I wonder if Antenna TV will pick them up again? (Oh! Correction: Cozi will get them. I'm glad they'll still be on somewhere, but Cozi is notorious for being sloppy about showing episodes in order. Sigh.)

This is probably the only check-in before Christmas, so Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all readers! Hopefully the new year will bring an end to such sporadic posts and we can get back to a regular schedule.


  1. That's good that they're keeping Perry on. As for the Mystery movies... I'd love it if they'd air the Perry movies. Was up to the early 90's ones and I'd love to see more of them on the air.

    Dang it! :P I was having fun watching Dragnet XD. It's been kind of funny. Seeing the interactions between the cast has been more fun than I thought it would be.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you as well, Lucky Ladybug :).

    1. I was wondering myself if they would air more of the Perry movies. That doesn't seem to be the plan according to the website, as it indicated they would be sticking with long TV show episodes, but maybe they'll do both.

      Yeah, Dragnet is fun for character interaction. :) Officer Gannon (and Frank Smith before him, in the first Dragnet series) is such a screwball.

      Thank you!

  2. Ah I see. Hope that they do end up doing that though.

    Definitely. Didn't know that Dragnet had any humor in it. It's nice to see I was wrong on it.

    1. Yeah, that would be neat. A whole nighttime block of Perry-related things!

      Yep. :) It has quite a bit of humor, also counting some of the weirdos they encounter. I found out Cozi TV will be picking up both Dragnet and Adam-12 for a while. I hope they don't edit; they're notorious for cutting things....

  3. Yea it would be well worth it :).

    Cool. I also heard via my local stations that Me is available via non cable (can't think of the word for it right now). So that's kind of neat.

    1. Indeed.

      Wonderful! It's so exciting for these stations to be more widely available on broadcast. I wouldn't have access to any of them if they were cable or satellite only.