Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Announcing the 2014 Summer of MeTV Classic TV Blogathon!

The Classic TV Blog Association will host The Summer of MeTV Classic TV Blogathon on June 2-5. The blogathon will consist of blog posts about TV series on MeTV's summer schedule. The complete schedule is below; click on the TV series title to read the post.

If you interested in joining the Classic TV Blog Association, send an e-mail to: classic.tv.blog.assoc@gmail.com.

Monday, June 2
Adam-12 - Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland
Bonanza Comfort TV
M*A*S*H - How Sweet It Was
Peter Gunn - It's About TV
Thriller - Classic Film & TV Café
Wanted: Dead or Alive - Christmas TV History

Tuesday, June 3
The Women of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - The last drive-in
Bosom Buddies - ImagineMDD
I Love Lucy - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
The Love Boat - Made for TV Mayhem
Petticoat Junction - TV When I was Born
The Saint - Silver Scenes

Wednesday, June 4
Land of the Lost - Michael's TV Tray
Get Smart - Classic TV Sports
Miss Kitty's Long Branch of the Law - Christy's Inkwells
A Mod Squad ChristmasChristmas TV History
The Green Hornet - Captain Video
Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show)  - The Horn Section

Thursday, June 5
The Brady Bunch: An Appreciation of Alice - Embarrassing Treasures
Peter Falk's First Case as ColumboClassic Film & TV Café
Happy Days - Made for TV Mayhem
Mr. Lucky - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
The Rifleman   - How Sweet It Was 
Star Trek--Where No Man Has Gone Before - The Old Movie House

Monday, March 17, 2014

Big Stars on the Small Screen Blogathon

ban grouchoThis blogathon will focus on big Hollywood stars that had their own shows, guest starred in other shows, or hosted anthology series with revolving stories. As such, there is a treasure trove of television shows to choose from – any topic, episode, series or guest appearance. You can write about the history of a series, a silver screen star’s road to the small screen or submit a review of a particular guest appearance. The only requirement is that the star(s) you choose must have had a career in the movies.
The event is scheduled for March 20 and 21.  If you want to submit an entry, please…
  • submit topics via twitter to@CitizenScreen or by email to citizenscreenclassics@gmail.com
  • include the title and link to your blog, contact information and topic
  • include one of the event banners included in this post on your blog to help promote the event.
Go to How Sweet It Was to learn more about this blogathon and view a complete schedule of the posts.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's Here! Me-TV's Summer of Classic TV Blogathon!

Welcome to Me-TV's Summer of Classic TV Blogathon, hosted by the Classic TV Blog Association. This week, from Monday through Friday, classic TV bloggers from across the nation will publish posts about TV series currently on the Me-TV schedule. It's a tremendous line-up that plays tribute to some of the best television sitcoms and dramas ever made. It's also an opportunity to visit many of television's most beloved characters, from Lieutenant Columbo to Mr. French, Felix and Oscar, Agents 86 and 99, Ralph Kramden, and Rhoda Morgenstern. And for more about Me-TV, you can follow it on Twitter or check out its web site or Facebook page.

Finally, if you're interested in joining the Classic TV Blog Association, click on our membership guidelines page and, if your blog qualifies, send an e-mail to: classic.tv.blog.assoc@gmail.com.

Monday, July 15
Columbo ("The Most Dangerous Match")Made for TV Mayhem
A Classic Kimble-Gerard Episode of The Fugitive - Classic Film & TV Cafe
Get SmartClassic Movie Hub
The Green Hornet - Ramblings of a Broadway, Film, and TV Fan
The Mary Tyler Moore ShowOutspoken & Freckled
My Three Sons Caftan Woman
That Girl ("Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid")Christmas TV History

Tuesday, July 16
Adam-12 - Comet Over Hollywood
Bob Crane and The Donna Reed Show - Vote for Bob Crane
Burke's Law It's About TV
Family Affair Michael's TV Tray
The Honeymooners The Lady Eve's Reel Life
Make Room for Daddy - How Sweet It Was (Aurora)

Wednesday, July 17
The Mothers-in-Law Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
The Odd Couple - Classic Sports TV and Media
Route 66 The Stalking Moon
Star Trek Begins: The Origins of James T. Kirk Pastimescapes
Svengoolie Journeys in Classic Film
Working Women of Classic TV Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland

Thursday, July 18
Car 54, Where Are You? - The Horn Section
The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classicfilmboy's Movie Paradise
Dragnet - Comfort TV
I Dream of JeannieNoir and Chick Flicks
The Five Best Episodes of Mission: Impossible Classic Film & TV Cafe
Adam-12: Where is a Show So Realistic That Its Actors Win
    LAPD Awards?Durham on the Cheap

Friday, July 19
Bewitched , Bothered, and BelittledChristy's Inkwells
ColumboHow Sweet It Was (Paul)
Leave It to Beaver: A Father's Journey - Embarrassing Treasures
The Lucy Show - Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland
Family Affair Silver Scenes
The Odd Couple Twenty Four Frames
Rhoda - Made for TV Mayhem
Thriller The Last Drive in

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Valerie Harper Blogathon!

Valerie Harper has been a small screen mainstay since the early 1970s. She won our hearts with Rhoda and has remained there through numerous made for TV movies, her series Valerie and several guest appearances. Always a beautiful and welcome presence, several bloggers are celebrating her life and career from March 19th – 22nd. Please stop by madefortvmayhem.com for updates and links and feel free to write something yourself. Just post a link in the comments section. Next week is all about Valerie, so put on your favorite headscarf and join in the fun!

Participating Blogs:

Christmas TV History - http://www.christmastvhistory.com/
Michael's TV Tray - http://michaelstvtray.tumblr.com/
Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland - http://broadcastarchive-umd.tumblr.com/

Monday, January 7, 2013

Classic TV Variety Show Blogathon


Welcome to the Classic TV Variety Show Blogathon, a tribute to the great variety series that graced American television from 1950s to the 1970s. Participating blogs and their posting dates are shown below.

If you also want to participate, please make sure your blog complies with the Classic TV Blog Association's guidelines (a key is at the top of this page). Then, send an e-mail to: classic.tv.blog.assoc@gmail.com. Include the title and web address of your blog--and specify what classic TV variety show you want to write about. There will be no duplicate tributes, so don't delay if you want to write about a favorite series.


Sunday, Feb 3
The Judy Garland Show - How Sweet It Was
The Dean Martin Show - It's About TV
The Flip Wilson Show  - Outspoken & Freckled
The Muppet Show - TV Gems

Monday, Feb 4
The Jerry Lewis Show - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear
The Brady Bunch Hour - Michael's TV Tray
The Frank Sinatra Show (Christmas episode) - Christmas TV History
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell- Classic TV Sports and Media

Tuesday, Feb 5
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special - Made for TV Mayhem

Monday, October 8, 2012

Classic TV Horror Host Blogathon


Welcome to the Classic TV Horror Host Blogathon, a tribute to those memorable TV hosts who brought us late night horror movies! This blogathon will run from October 24-31 (concluding, appropriately, on Halloween).

If you still want to participate, please make sure your blog complies with the Classic TV Blog Association's guidelines (hey, they're pretty general!). Then, send an e-mail to: classic.tv.blog.assoc@gmail.com. Include the title and web address of your blog--and specify what host you want to profile. Duplicate tributes are acceptable, provided there aren't too many devoted to one individual.

Here's the current lineup:

Dr. Paul Bearer (High Point, NC/St. Petersburg, FL) - Classic Film & TV Cafe, Oct 24

Svengoolie (Chicago) - Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, Oct 25

Klara Kackel, Hannah Hag, and Beyond Our Control (South Bend, IN) - Classic Film & TV Cafe, Oct 26

Bob Gordon and the Halloween Spooktacular (Winston-Salem, NC) - Classic Film & TV Cafe, Oct 27

Review of Television Horror Movie Hosts by Elena Watson - Classic Film & TV Cafe, Oct 28

Sammy Terry (Indianapolis) - ClassicBecky's Brain Food, Oct 29

Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul (Philadelphia) - How Sweet It Was, Oct 30

Crematia Mortem (Kansas City) - Outspoken & Freckled, Oct 31

Sammy (Terry) and Me - Dr. Film, Oct 31

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Welcome Fans of Classic Television!

I love the classic television shows from the 1950s through the early 1980s. I'm not one to lament that television isn't what it used to be; there are still fine programs on TV today. But I am thankful that DVDs and networks like MeTV and Antenna Television provide the opportunity to enjoy great television series like The Fugitive, I Love Lucy, Mission: Impossible, The Prisoner, Cheyenne, Peter GunnStudio One, The Twilight Zone, and Upstairs, Downstairs.

When not watching these wonderful programs, I enjoy writing about them at my blog, the Classic Film & TV Cafe. I'm sure there are other classic TV bloggers out in the blogosphere. My goal to find them so we can band together to promote the Golden Age of Television.

The purposes of the Classic TV Blog Association are to: (1) Educate the public about classic television; (2)  Establish a community of classic television bloggers that support one another by sharing member blog links, commenting on each other's articles, promoting blog events, etc. There are no membership fees--this is an association of bloggers with a common interest. If you're interested in joining, e-mail me at classic.tv.blog.assoc@gmail.com and I'll send you details. 

If you're not interested in joining the Classic TV Blog Association--but still enjoy classic TV--I hope this site becomes a useful way to discover some informative TV blogs.