WKRP coming to Antenna TV

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Khojem, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Khojem

    Khojem Active Member

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    Irvine, CA, USA
  2. dirwuf

    dirwuf Well-Known Member

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    Fairfield, CT
  3. MLutthans

    MLutthans 70mm Gort Staff

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    Marysville, WA
    My guess is that it will all be intact, as the rights for broadcast use were negotiated long ago, but time will tell. Could go either way.

    Matt
  4. Larry L

    Larry L Well-Known Member

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    Watauga, Texas
    great news!
  5. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin, USA.
    The music will probable be intact. What you have to worry about is syndication edits in general and time compression.
  6. MLutthans

    MLutthans 70mm Gort Staff

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    I remember how excited I was when "Fernwood 2night" and "Taxi" came to Nick at Nite in the 1990s, and how disappointed I was to see two of my favorite shows butchered to the point they were almost unwatchable. Oof.

    Matt
  7. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin, USA.
    Yeah; Nick@Nite was/TV Land is sort of a mixed blessing in that regard.
  8. rockclassics

    rockclassics Forum Resident

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    Now, if Antenna TV was on Comcrap in my area, I would be happy about this announcement.
  9. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    It's on WPIX Ch. 11.4 in New York over broadcast digital, and I have it on Time Warner Cable Ch. 166 in my area. Love this channel, and WKRP will make me love it even more!

    I hope to grab all 90 shows, if (most of) the music is there.
  10. This is the key thing, while it would be great to have the music it would be even greater to have the FULL original broadcasted episodes. I don't think they've been seen since their original airdate, take for example the "Daydreams" episode, the syndicated version cuts out the Bailey sequence.
  11. vinnie

    vinnie Active Member

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  12. Atari265278

    Atari265278 Active Member

  13. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    I'm pleasantly surprised to hear that. :righton:
  14. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    Antenna TV shows the syndicated versions of All In The Family...the first four seasons do not contain the minute-or-so-long 3rd segment that appeared at the very end of each episode just before the credits. The DVDs do have them complete.
  15. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin, USA.
    The DVDs are great (well, they don't include the pilot episodes but other than that…). I'm glad the complete series is now available on DVD. :)
  16. jason100x

    jason100x Well-Known Member

    Good news. I am starting to watch shows on Antenna TV and enjoy the station.
  17. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Only A Northern Song

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    New Zealand
    Wish we could get Antenna TV over here, as they air The Benny Hill Show. We're lucky if we get Benny Hill maybe one every 5 years.
  18. Patrick

    Patrick Active Member

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    Colorado
    ..... God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
  19. TVC15

    TVC15 Well-Known Member

    Mmm Bailey.
  20. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    :thumbsup: I need to find my first season box and compare to what they will show.
  21. Patrick

    Patrick Active Member

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    Anyone know the original episode runtime versus the "syndicated" cuts runtime?
    I am guessing something like 27 minutes vs 24 minutes?
    Is AntennaTV likely to cut them even shorter?
  22. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    Usually, the cutoff time is between 21-22 minutes. That's what makes the DVD versions of shows in the 60's and 70's so shocking. A show like Hogan's Heroes for example, episodes ran for between 25-26 minutes before syndication got their hands on them. And...back then....seasons ran into the 30's episode wise. M*A*S*H - OUCH. Some of the syndicated episodes have scenes cut out. And with repeated airings, just gets worse.
  23. BrianH

    BrianH Formerly healyb

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    usa
    Communists!
  24. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    Wisconsin, USA.
    One of the great revelations of watching TV shows on DVD is seeing just how much of these shows I've never seen before because I've only ever seen chopped-up syndication prints. Entire scenes get edited out.
  25. Atari265278

    Atari265278 Active Member

    Did anyone watch last night? I'd like to know if they used the original full episodes with music intact.

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