Yesterdays post about favorite TV shows was interesting. Today let’s think about the shows that are no longer in production. Shows that we tried not to miss. Here are a few that come to mind for me:
- Hill Street Blues
- The Shield
- All in the Family
- Everybody Loves Raymond
- Six Feet Under
- NYPD Blue
- The West Wing
- 3rd rock From The Sun
- Police Squad!
Going way back
- The Monkees (A precursor to MTV, which I never watch)
- Wild Bill Hickok
- Sky King
- Roy Rogers
- Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
- Red Skelton Show
- Carol Burnett Show
- Dick Van Dyke Show
- The Fugitive
- Get Smart
- Hawaii Five-O
- Leave It To Beaver
- Ozzie and Harriet
- People Are Funny
I’m sure many on this list weren’t great shows, but I remember watching them regularly. Of course we only had three channels back then so there wasn’t as much to choose from.
I’m sure I left out many that should be on the list in both categories.
What TV shows do you miss?
77 thoughts on “What TV shows do you miss?”
Firefly, Babylon 5, and M.A.S.H.
man, what a great mini-series
Police Squad,the old Batman and Robin,Sanford and Son,Space 1999
Sanford and Son… forgot that one too. I also likes One Day at a Time.
Hill street Blues
Legend of the Seeker
Mary Tyler Moore
I agree with Mary Tyler Moore. Never could get into X-Files.
Glad to see Carol Burnett and Police Squad made your list. Barney Miller, Columbo, Candid Camera, Art Linkletter
Candid Camera, Colombo and Barney Miller should be on my list also. I enjoyed Art Linkletter too. He hosted People are Funny (on my list).
And Kids Say the Darndest Things.
When I was a tv junkie I had to watch ER, La Law, Dukes of Hazzard(don’t judge me), Hill Street Blues(hey, be careful out there), Happy days, M*A*S*H*, CHiPS I could go on.
Way back when: Gilligans Island, Beaver, Andy Griffith show, Fat Albert, Bullwinkle, Ultra Man, The Waltons, Partridge family etc…..
Mostly I miss way back when our whole family would sit down on Sunday nights and watch a Disney movie.
Sunday nights were for Bonanza (in living color) and The Wonderful World of Disney.
Johnny Carson ftw. Cheers, WKRP, Night Court, Wonder Years, Carol Burnett.
Waaay back…Bonanza, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Rocky & Bullwinkle. (Hey Jonco, remember Lloyd Bridges in Sea Hunt?)
Yes I do remember Lloyd Bridges and Sea Hunt.
I dont watch TV as much as I used to. Been too busy as of late. But I used to be a Star Trek Next Generation fan. I loved watching that show!!! I’m a big Patrick Stewart fan.
All In The Family
Game shows (70s and 80s)
Police Squad! (In color)
Shows before my time that I’ve only seen in reruns.. Honeymooners, Dick Van Dyke, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Munsters, Addams Family, Get Smart.
Too young to remember but I liked shows theme songs such as The Rockford Files.
I loved Night Court! And Friends. I have all 10 seasons of Friends on DVD.
Forgot Taxi on my list.
Firefly, Happy town, Buffy, cheers, Kids in the Hall
Stuff I grew up with and miss are: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
Shows that I’ve only seen in reruns but still miss are: Star Trek (original series), The Twilight Zone, Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, Kids in the Hall and All In the Family.
With all that said, I don’t watch TV too often any more (and overall, I feel too old for my age)!
I really loved watching Boston Legal.
I was literally Laughing Out Loud every time William Shatner’s character was doing one of his goofy things. My GF hated that show because she couldn’t even watch TV in the other room because of my hysterical laughter.
Guess I’ll go back to the old westerns like Have Gun, Will Travel (which many may remember as Paladin) and Maverick (preferably the ones with James Garner). But I’ll also agree with DJ on Johnny Carson ftw along with WKRP, Night Court, etc. The Thursday night blockbuster of comedy used to really be something.
24, The Shield, NYPD Blue, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Carnavale
Not so old: Sopranos,Oz, X-files, Overhaulin’. Old: Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Green Acres,The Monkees, Bob Newhart,(1st incarnation) Carol Burnett and of course, Johnny Carson. When I was a wee dude, I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space.
I’ll add Green Acres. Maybe old HeeHaw too. Growing up on a farm made these shows that much better.
LOL – “Hotscakes”.
Yeah I forgot to mention Hee Haw, loved it. Your mention of Green Acres made me think of Petticoat Junction, I think it spun off from G.A. Old uncle Joe was funny, and those 3 girls weren’t hard on the eyes either.
HeeHaw reruns are still on RFDTV.
my name is Earl 🙁
Back: Arrested Development – I can’t believe noone else has mentioned it.
Way back: Top Cat. I can’t even remember much about it, but I remember I loved it and waited for it to come on on Saturday nights.
@vili – Ditto on My name is Earl
The Wonder Years, Golden Girls, Kids in the Hall
Also Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley and Adam Sandler
Chico And The Man!
I went to a taping of Chico and The Man. I like the interaction between the two main characters.
If you went to a taping, you might have seen my pops!
I’ve been to LA quite a few times and always tried to go to see tapings. I saw Suddenly Susan, Drew Carey, The Price Is Right, Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Let’s Make A Deal, Chico and The Man, One Day at a Time, … and I’m sure a couple more than aren’t coming to my head right now. Also did the Warner Brother’s tour (the best there is as far as I know – only a few people on a golf cart).
Good ones Deb… Wonder Years and SNL especially. Never watched Kids in the Hall much.
SNL with John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray…
SNL era from Eddie Murphy to Phil Hartman for me.
Two of my favorites, Chris Farley and Phil Hartman…Farley’s motivational speaker skit never fails to make me laugh out loud.
Or Farley and Patrick Swayze as Chippendale dancers
Lets’ climb way back into the vault: Ed Sullivan, Omnibus, Your Show of Shows, Rawhide, Howdy Doody and the longest running show in the 50’s and 60’s, The test pattern with the indian head…LOL
I almost forgot the Jackie Gleason Show.
And awaaay we go!
To the M-o-o-o-n, Alice.
“Because I got BIIIIIIIIGGGG mouth!
ok, mine will be a little English, but again, here is my top five in no real order:
Knowing Me, Knowing you… with Alan Partridge
I also have some favorite Brit-coms that I miss: Black Adder, The Young Ones, Red Dwarf, Monty Python, Benny Hill, The Thin Blue Line…
Man do I miss Benny Hill.
I’ve got the complete collection of Back Adder and Red Dwarf. I made the mistake of trying to explain Red Dwarf to a friend and all I got was a strange look.
Red Dwarf cannot be explained…it has to be experienced! It’s difficult to even explain a single episode, which may be why I love it so smegging much.
OK. I’m hungry for some Vindaloo…
Damn, forgot Black Adder!
Technically Red Dwarf can’t be counted, they have announced new episodes! 🙂
I miss Touched By An Angel and Highway To Heaven. Then going WAYYYY back, Lassie and Flipper..ohhhh cant forget Gilligan’s Island.
I agree about Ed Sullivan, I used to look forward to watching that show with my family on Sunday nights, it’s too bad there aren’t any more variety shows like that, Ed always put together a great guest list, my favorites were the cutting edge rock groups, side by side with the comedians, circus acts and Topo Gigio.
What show do I miss? Anything with Obama in it… I miss it every chance I get!
OK. More dusty oldies such as Dragnet, Fury, Watch Mr. Wizard, What’s My Line and You Bet Your Life.
Are you old enough to remember The Invaders? Just the opening sequence use to creep me out! Also, one of my childhood faves, Alias Smith & Jones. I also remember watching the Flip Wilson Show, The Glenn Campbell Show, Sonny & Cher, The Bobby Goldsboro Show and all of those crazy old variety shows. And let’s not forget Laugh In!
I have just discovered some shows I didn’t know I was missing! We have some free to air digital channels and one is playing mostly re-runs. I have rediscovered Magnum and wagon Train. LOVE these two!!!!!
I could go for a some Quantum Leap.
Night Gallery, Outer Limits, Combat, FBI with Efrem Zimbalist Jr.,Gunsmoke, Spenser for Hire, Moonlighting. . .and most of the other shows already mentioned.
Seeing your mention of Combat reminded of one of my faves from youth — The Rat Patrol!
All this talk made me jump out to Hulu for some WKRP.
Fairly recent – Married with Children… Way back – Carol Burnett Show.
Rockford Files. Emergency (squad 51). NYPD, Third Watch
Star Trek, Babylon 5, MASH, LA Law (except the Roasline Shays era, oddly a Star Trek alumna lol); Monty Python; yea Firefly; West Wing.
Six Feet Under
Star Trek The Next Generation
WKRP in Cincinnati
St. Elsewhere was great! I liked all of yours except Star Trek….. I never could get into that type of show.
I realized that, unless I missed it on someone’s list, nobody listed Dallas or Ironside.
I was hooked on Dallas too, and remember Ironsides too.
CHiPs, Mork & Mindy, The Powers of Matthew Starr.
OK. These are Jonco’s age: The Lone Ranger, Mickey Mouse Club and Life of Riley.
I remember ’em all. “What a revolting development this is.”
Leave It To Beaver had one of my all-time favorite lines when June said to Ward “Gee, Ward, you were kind of hard on the Beaver last night.”
Oh er missus! A nod is as good as a wink to a blind bat! 🙂
Combat,with Vic Morrow.My all time fav when i was a boy 40 odd years ago.
The Dean Martin show.Showing my age now.hehe
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