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Vintage TV fans can catch their favorites on several networks

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Nostalgia TV stations keep spinning the oldies
There are so many nostalgia stations, you never have to watch a new show again

Everything old is viewed again.

Television may be in the midst of a golden era, but that hasn’t diminished the popularity of vintage TV series.

Nick at Nite, which celebrates its 29th anniversary on July 1, and its spinoff TV Land are still airing the oldies, but several other nostalgic networks have popped up in recent years including METV, Antenna TV, INSP TV and Cozi TV. Several other networks also tapping into vintage TV craze.

So if you are in a mood for a childhood favorite or just need to unwind with some comfort TV, you might want to check out these networks:

ME TV (www.metvnetwork.com)
The network, which is 24/7 nostalgia, currently has some 60 series on its scheduled including:

“MASH”
“Gilligan’s Island”
“The Rifleman”
“The Honeymooners"
"I Love Lucy"
“Columbo”
“The Alfred Hitchcock Hour”
“Star Trek”
“The Love Boat”
“Route 66”’

Antenna TV (www.antennatv.tv)
Owned by the Tribune Company, which also owns the Los Angeles Times, Antenna peppers its schedule with some vintage movies and dramatic fare, but specializes in sitcoms. Among it’s most popular comedies are:

“Bewitched”
“All in the Family:”
“The Jack Benny Show”
“Bachelor Father”
“The Monkees”
“Three’s Company”
“Green Acres”
“I Dream of Jeannie”
“Father Knows Best”
“Sanford & Son”

INSP TV (www.insp.com)
Formerly a 24/7 Christian network, INSP still airs religious programming in the mornings and an occasional movie, but focuses on family friendly drama and westerns including:

“The Waltons”
“Matlock”
“Little House on the Prairie”
“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”
“Bonanza”
“The Virginian:
“The Big Valley”
“The High Chaparral”
“JAG”

Cozi TV (www.cozitv.com)
Though it airs original lifestyle programming and features, Cozi is a cornucopia of vintage westerns, sitcoms, detective series and dramas including:

“Maverick”
“Magnum, P.I.”
“Charlie’s Angels”
“The Dick Van Dyke Show”
“The Avengers”
“Marcus Welby, MD.”
“I Spy”
“The Cisco Kid”
“Six Million Dollar Man”
“Run For Your Life”

Nick at Nite (www.nickatnite.com)
The granddaddy of the nostalgia TV networks features original sitcoms along with programming blocks of more contemporary classic comedies including:

“Friends”
“Full House”
“George Lopez”
“That ‘70s Show”
“My Wife and Kids”
“The Nanny”
“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”

TV Land (tvland.com)
The network has achieved success with original sitcoms such as “Hot in Cleveland,” but hasn’t abandoned its vintage roots offering a mixture of classic and more contemporary comedies and westerns including:

“The Andy Griffith Show”
“Gunsmoke”
“Everybody Loves Raymond”
“Who’s the Boss?”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“The Cosby Show”
“Walker, Texas Range”
“Roseanne”
“The Brady Bunch”
“Bonanza”

Several other networks also offer vintage programming including Encore Classic and Encore Black (www.encoretv.com); Logo (logotv.com); Hallmark Channel (www.hallmarkchannel.com); Hub (www.hubtv.com); WE tv (www.wetv.com); UPtv (www.uptv.com); and TBS (www.tbs.com).

Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
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