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Antenna TV Adding Nine New Programs

Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, is adding nine new programs to its schedule next year. Antenna TV currently airs in 131 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 87% of TV households.

In January 2017, Becker, What’s Happening and My Two Dads will begin their run on Antenna TV, while Alice, Growing Pains, 227, Hogan’s Family, Head of the Class and Murphy Brown will join the network later in the year.

In 2016, Antenna TV brought Johnny Carson back to late night with a 60-minute classic Carson episode airing weeknights and a 90-minute episode on weekends, marking the first time Carson is airing in strip since he signed off in 1992. This year, the network also added Webster, Wings and The Addams Family, which launched today.

“In the five years since Antenna TV has launched there has been a great response from viewers enjoying the classic programming, and from stations seeing an increase in revenue,” said Sean Compton, president of strategic programming and acquisitions, Tribune Broadcasting. “These latest programming additions will further our goal of providing viewers with the very best in classic television as we continue to invest in the network.”

Alice, Murphy, Growing Pains, Head of the Class, and The Hogan Family join Antenna TV from Warner Bros.; Becker comes from CBS; while 227, My Two Dads and What’s Happening are distributed by Sony. 


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Mike Henry says:

September 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Shouldn’t the fourth show mentioned among those being added to Antenna TV’s schedule later in 2017 be “The Hogan Family”, not “Hogan’s Family”?

dave rawson says:

September 12, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Sorry, Antenna TV, I’m not impressed. I don’t feel like reliving the sheer disappointment I originally felt watching Valerie Harper’s low point in sitcom history. Let me know when you decide to put on “My Sister Sam”, or “The Good Guys” starring Bob Denver and Herb Edelman.

Frederik Fleck says:

September 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm

That show may have been the only one in TV history to have three different titles: Valerie/Valerie’s Family/The Hogan Family. Let’s face it: it became “The Jason Bateman Show.”


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