NCIS is the only one that comes to mind that is currently in production
(where "currently" is modified for COVID-19 restrictions).
Unless you count re-runs of Dragnet and Adam-12 on MeTV (which I think
is available OTA).
Not over the air but Live PD was a good show. It's been cancelled
due to the hysteria over George Floyd dying because of apparent police
It showed cops with car and body cams as they went about their
business. The patience those guys usually show is something to behold.
I wondered how much the cameras changed things though.
OTA, I watch Dateline, news, Americas's Got Talent.
Most of what I watch is cable. ID, History, Science, Smithsonian, Nat
Geo have some great shows.
Used to watch Live PD but they sissied out and dropped it.
About the only thing I watch live is the news. Others are DVE and skip
All I have is OTA and about the only thing I watch is Austin City Limits
and some of the better presentations when PBS is in begging mode. There
is a local show, 11th and Grant which is good sometimes.
I can still handle the occasional Adam-12, but for me Dragnet hasn't held
up well at all. Friday was way too stuffy and straight, while Gannon seemed
to just go along with everything without having his own opinions. I watched
it as a kid, but I can't watch it now.
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 05:57:45 -0500, Dean Hoffman
Just this morning I saw a headline about A&E's viewership being down
dramatically after the cancellation of Live PD. I never saw Live PD, but it
sounds similar to Cops, which was awful in that it showed police misconduct
in the name of law enforcement.
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:34:58 -0600, rbowman
I am OTA and streaming only. OTA is tolerable if you have a recorder
and you can skip commercials. There are quite a few PBS shows I like,
Frontline, American Experience, Nova sort of thing. Austin CL is OK
depending on who is on.
The sub channels of the networks also have reruns of lots of old shows
that seem better than the crap on the air now. (Grit, Bounce, GetTV
etc) These also show up on cable but I am glad I am not paying for
them. Again the ability to skip commercials is the only thing that
makes it tolerable. Usually those commercial breaks are 4-5 minutes.
George and Gracie are still funny, as is Barney Miller. The original
Law and Order is a pretty good crime show if you like that sort of
thing. I am dabbling into The Untouchables but a little of that goes a
long way. It becomes pretty repetitive.
Yes, it hasn't aged well. We don't watch every episode: the ones with
"hippies" are particularly painful. But it gives me a pleasant sense
of nostalgia, especially the notion that right always prevails.
It was better than cops. Live PD is a little misnomer as there was a
delay of a good half hour but gave a good idea of what does go on in
life on a regular basis. How many people don't bother with little
things like getting a license to drive.
It also shows how stupid people can be. When stopped for a minor
traffic offense they take off and run, sometimes crashing. Or escalate
a simple stop with their arrogance.
Real life ain't pretty.
I watch Gunsmoke on Me. I also listen to Gunsmoke radio shows from
the 50's on Sunday night and 3 of the TV shows in the last 2 months have
had the exact same story as radio versions, even much of the dialog is
word-for-word the same.
Sort of like a much more recent show, one of the cast-pairs of Law &
Order, the actor with the Italian name (Vincent deNoffrio or something)
and his partner who never had an original idea. It was sort of amazing
considering lots of shows were being made for years by then where the
female had the lead, even earlier Law & Order.
Despite that I still like Dragnet radio shows on Sunday night, and afaik
would watch the tv shows too.
I've never seen that show, but there were a lot of TV shows where the
police did all sorts of things that are illegal now. I think there
were times on COPS when the cops did things that were illegal at the
BTW, I don't have cable. But since digital and more stations, I don't
have time to watch all the tv shows I've got. I pretty much just watch
MeTV and AntennaTV. Burns & Allen, That Girl (with Marlo Thomas and
her nerd boyfriend. I can't find anything online about her boyfriend
being a nerd, but he sure is.)
Yeah, it's been years but that's what I remember, occasional examples of
the police doing various things they're not allowed to, in video viewed
by the TV editors before it was shown.
In alt.home.repair, on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:35:19 -0400,
Definitely. I've found even if I'm watching live, it's better to start
recording and watch a prior recording for at least 15 or 30 minutes
before going back to the "live" show.
I get all of those 3 but I never watch them. I used to use
TVGuide.com, Titantv and the other webpage (the other one is the best)
to pick out programs, but with subchannels, there are so many I can't
keep track. *(*I found a zipcode between DC and Baltimore where they
get both DC and Balt stations, like I do with my amplified antenna. A
worthwhile expense if there are stations 40-45 miles away.
They have commercials on cable too. When my brother and I found that
out, we couldn't believe it.
Definitely Wojahowicz. It's spelled just like it sounds.
Who has the middle of the days/mornings for watching TV, pray tell?
Which leads to the secondary of what do all these thugs in Portland,
etc., do for a living when they're not out vandalizing and looting and
I've been giggling over Lisa last month or two--never saw most of them
when were on originally.
Carol Burnett is better than the evening news about 90% of the time so
she's been getting her innings as well, hit 'n miss, when they're doing
nothing but obsessing over COVID on news (which is most of it, these
days). What am I supposed to do with that...nothing I can do about
Miami or Houston/Dallas...