Awhile back, I mentioned that Me-TV was planning a special announcement about the programming the would be offering during the fall, For those who are unfamiliar with Me-TV, the network offers a wide range of television shows from decades past. Currently, a good bit of their lineup is focused on shows that originally ran in the 1950s through the 1970s. Many long time favorites will be returning this fall, plus a couple of additions that I've not seen in years.
Joining the lineup in September is Gilligan's Island and The Love Boat. Gilligan was a favorite when I was growing up, with its original network run on CBS beginning in 1964 and ending in 1967. Males of my generation will easily remember that one of the most hotly debated issues of the day boiled down to deciding which one was better - Ginger or Mary Ann?
The Love Boat originally ran on ABC from 1978 to 1986. One of the appealing things about this little bit of fluff is that there were guest stars every week. The mix included up and coming stars who were just beginning to make their marks to classic entertainers who had maintained their fan base over the years to performers who were clearly past their prime but still landing a role now and then. As you would expect, things always worked out for the best by the end of the episode, leaving everyone feeling warm and fuzzy.
Me-TV has quickly became one of my favorite stations to watch and it looks like the trend will continue into the fall. If the network is available through your cable company or is carried on one of the sub-stations in your area, give it a look. You may end up being hooked too.