WBAY-TV’s DECADES channel
See it on subchannel 2-6
DECADES, airing on sub-channel 2-6, brings you popular classic sitcoms and TV dramas from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Check out some of the line-up later in this article -- this isn’t even the entire list of shows in the DECADES library!
Enjoy some laughs with two of our “newest” shows, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In weekdays at 4 P.M. and The Carol Burnett Show weekdays at 5 P.M.
We’ve updated the line-up below with other new additions, including old-time adventures like “Annie Oakley,” “The Adventures of Robin Hood” and “Steve Canyon,” and a variety of entertainment that’s “The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show.”
Plus, every weekend is a DECADES Binge. Every Saturday, Sunday, into the early Monday hours, you can join a marathon of episodes to catch up on years’ worth of a single program.
Binge watch the show that changed the style of television. “Hill Street Blues” episodes run June 18-20. Steven Bochco showed TV viewers an overworked, inner-city police precinct with renewed realism and a talented ensemble. No fewer than 13 cast members appeared in 100 or more episodes. Let’s be careful out there!
The weekend of June 25-27, it’s another 1980′s flashback -- but a time when private investigators had helicopters, nerds had an image to uphold, and everyone was going to own a robot one day. That’s right, it’s “Riptide,” with Joe Penny and Perry King as Vietnam veterans-turned-sometimes-shirtless-P.I.s, Thom Bray as their computer whiz problem-solver, and The Roboz as comic relief.
The 4th of July weekend, you are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. Next stop, the “Twilight Zone”! Rod Serling’s binge-worthy classic anthology series runs July 2-4. The marathon starts Saturday at 11 A.M. with the classic episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” Learn how aliens intend “To Serve Man” Saturday at 5 P.M. Avid book reader Burgess Meredith finds time to read in “Time Enough to Last” Sunday at 9:30 A.M. And William Shatner has a “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” Sunday at noon.
Let’s get back to the 1980′s crime-solving, shall we? Realizing clients didn’t trust a woman, private eye Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) created an enigmatic (read, fictitious) male leader of her detective agency, “Remington Steele.” That is, until con man, thief and future British agent Pierce Brosnan gave himself a “License to Steele.” It’s hijinks, jewel heists and murder July 9-11.
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Other shows you’ll catch up with on DECADES (and the year they premiered)*:
- The Abbott and Costello Show (1952)
- The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955)
- Annie Oakley (1954)
- The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show (1948)
- The Bob Newhart Show (1972)
- Bosom Buddies (1980)
- Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)
- The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
- Cheers (1982)
- Dark Shadows (1966)
- The Dick Cavett Show (1975)
- The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
- The Donna Reed Show (1958)
- Family Affair (1966)
- The Flintstones (1960)
- Full House (1987)
- Get Smart (1965)
- Hill Street Blues (1981)
- The Honeymooners (1955)
- I Love Lucy (1951)
- I Married Joan (1952)
- In the Heat of the Night (1988)
- The Jeffersons (1975)
- Love, American Style (1969)
- The Love Boat (1977)
- The Lucy Show (1962)
- The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)
- The Millionaire (1955)
- Mr. & Mrs. North (1952)
- Newhart (1982)
- The Odd Couple (1970)
- Our Miss Brooks (1952)
- Petticoat Junction (1963)
- The Phil Silvers Show (1955)
- Police Story (1973)
- The Pretender (1996)
- Remington Steele (1982)
- Riptide (1984)
- Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in (1967)
- Steve Canyon (1958)
- Taxi (1978)
- T.J. Hooker (1982)
- The Twilight Zone (1959)
- The Waltons (1972)
- WKRP in Cincinnati (1978)
Programming changes quarterly. Some shows may not be in the current rotation, and more will appear during DECADES Binge weekends.
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