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DECADES on WBAY-TV channel 2-6
Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 10:13 PM CDT|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 9:25 PM CST
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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!

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.

The binge starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and runs through 5 a.m. Monday.

This weekend, spend some time with “Family,” following the high and low points of a California family in the 1970s dealing with new drama every week (or in this case, every hour). The show starred Kristy McNichol along with you’d-know-them-if-you-saw-them stars Meredith Baxter, John Rubinstein, Quinn Cummings, and Willie Aames in some of the episodes.

Next weekend, it’s crime-solving with family ties. A tough-guy P.I. (Jack Warden) teams up with his straight-laced lawyer son (hey, there’s that John Rubinstein guy again) to solve crimes on the streets of San Francisco by being “Crazy Like a Fox.”

The crime solving continues the weekend of January 28-30 with a double feature. Or is it a triple feature? First, see Anne Francis as “Honey West.” It was a ground-breaking private-eye show with a titular female lead. Only 30 episodes were produced -- not enough to fill a weekend binge -- so at 7 a.m. Sunday we follow “Burke’s Law.” This crime show with a glam twist has Gene Barry solving crimes as an LAPD homicide division captain who also happens to be a millionaire, until the network decided what they really wanted was James Bond, and that’s why at 6 p.m. Sunday you’ll feel like you’re watching a different show with some of the same people but a different name, “Amos Burke, Secret Agent.” Because why not.

For the first weekend of February, we’re laughing with families in another they-didn’t-make-enough-episodes double feature. First, “That’s My Mama” stars Clifton Curtis as a barber whose domineering, interfering, and loving mother has her own ideas about his future and relationships. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, forget the Prince Harry royal drama with the “Royal Family,” featuring Redd Foxx and Della Reese as a retired couple whose daughter moves back home -- along with her 3 kids. It was Redd Foxx’s final show -- the actor died halfway through the first season -- leading to a breakout role for Jackée Harry.

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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)
  • Adventures of Superman (1952)
  • Annie Oakley (1954)
  • The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
  • The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show (1948)
  • The Best of Flip Wilson (1970)
  • The Bob Newhart Show (1972)
  • Bosom Buddies (1980)
  • Bridget Loves Bernie (1972)
  • Car 54, Where Are You? (1961)
  • The Carol Burnett Show (1967)
  • Cheers (1982)
  • Crazy Like a Fox (1984)
  • Dark Shadows (1966)
  • The Dick Cavett Show (1975)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
  • The Donna Reed Show (1958)
  • Early Edition (1996)
  • Family (1976)
  • Family Affair (1966)
  • Fish (1977)
  • The Flintstones (1960)
  • The Fugitive (1963)
  • Full House (1987)
  • Get Smart (1965)
  • Green Acres (1965)
  • Hill Street Blues (1981)
  • Honey West (1965)
  • 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)
  • Matt Houston (1982)
  • 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)
  • Planet of the Apes (1974)
  • Police Story (1973)
  • The Pretender (1996)
  • Remington Steele (1982)
  • Riptide (1984)
  • Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in (1967)
  • The Saint (1962)
  • Steve Canyon (1958)
  • Taxi (1978)
  • The Time Tunnel (1966)
  • 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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