Thursday, March 26, 2015

Counting down to DARK SHADOWS on Decades


If you want to watch DARK SHADOWS when it begins airing on Decades later this year, you won't need cable.

The nostalgia channel is set to formally launch on May 25, and currently holds affiliation agreements with 21 television affiliates in 15 states. You'll actually be able to watch Decades using an television antenna, though you'll need one that's HD compatible to receive anything more than static.

While a formal schedule has yet to be announced, Decades actually began airing programs in January in bulk-episode packages called The Binge. DANIEL BOONE is currently airing, to be followed in quick order by THE SAINT, PETER GUNN, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE and others. You can get a full scheduled of The Binge by clicking HERE.

Beginning 6 p.m., May 13, Decades will begin airing 68 straight hours of DARK SHADOWS. We're going to have to wait and see how this show will fit into its regular programming when Decades begins in earnest May 25, because Decades ain't exactly Nick At Nite.

What sets Decades apart from other nostalgia channels is its intent to "theme" daily programming. THROUGH THE DECADES, a one-hour daily program hosted by AMERICAN JUSTICE's Bill Kurtis, will highlight these themes by providing news clips and commentary. It will be interesting to see how a daily program like DARK SHADOWS — which had hardly anything to do with the era in which it originally aired — will fit into this kind of schedule. It isn't a show that's going to mesh well with clips of the moon landing, Woodstock, the Vietnam conflict and other historic touchstones of the day. It's also possible I'm completely misinterpreting the concept.

(Note: It's probably not a coincidence that Me TV recently included DARK SHADOWS in its MeMadness event. Decades has partnered with Weigel, a Chicago-based company that distributes Me TV.)

Below is a list of stations that will be carrying Decades. Visit rabbitears.info for updates

DECADES

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles KCBS-TV
Sacramento–Stockton–Modesto KOVR
San Francisco–Oakland–
San Jose KPIX-TV

COLORADO
Denver KCNC-TV

FLORIDA
Miami–Fort Lauderdale WFOR-TV

ILLINOIS
Chicago WBBM-TV

MARYLAND
Baltimore WJZ-TV

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston WBZ-TV

MICHIGAN
Detroit WWJ-TV

MINNESOTA
Alexandria KCCO-TV
Minneapolis–St. Paul WCCO-TV
Walker KCCW-TV

NEW YORK
New York City WCBS-TV

NORTH CAROLINA
New Bern/Greenville WCTI-TV

NORTH DAKOTA
Valley City, KRDK-TV

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia KYW-TV
Pittsburgh KDKA-TV

TENNESSEE 
Johnson City WCYB-TV

TEXAS
Fort Worth–Dallas KTVT

WISCONSIN
Green Bay–Appleton WBAY-TV
Milwaukee WDJT-TV

3 comments:

Cousin Barnabas said...

ok so how can i watch this ? I life in Lafayette, In. Would be great to watch all of it again. Thank you for your time. Lois Drown, walkerlad58@yahoo.com

Cousin Barnabas said...

This can't be quite right. WCBS in NYC is a major station. They're not going to do 68 hours straight of Dark Shadows. That doesn't make sense.

Cousin Barnabas said...

WHAT HAPPENED TO DARK SHADOWS COMING TO ME TV ...ANY BODY KNOW ???

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