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John Byrne
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Posted: 04 April 2020 at 7:39pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

So Many Westerns!
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Doug Centers
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 Hollywood going with what's hot.I thought I knew all the old TV westerns, but nope!

Did I only see 1 "sit-com" in the top 30? What no LEAVE IT TO BEAVER?


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Michael Penn
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As the New York Times reported back in 2007: "By 1958-59, 8
of the Top 10 shows were westerns; a year later there were
48 westerns on television, including 30 in prime time."

I definitely have fond memories as kid of watching a wide
variety of Western TV shows (and movies too, broadcast on
TV), not to mention much else that was countrified ("Hee
Haw" and "Green Acres," etc.)... but that really all went
up in (gun)smoke by the early 70s.
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John Byrne
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At this point in my life--I was seven--I didn't watch a whole lot that wasn't westerns. Sure, some kiddie shows most Americans haven't heard of, and maybe I LOVE LUCY and I MARRIED JOAN, but for the most part, horses and six guns all the way. ROY ROGERS, THE CISCO KID, THE LONE RANGER, HOPALONG CASSIDY, and an occasional GUNSMOKE (GUNLAW in England).

Oh, and that SUPERMAN show. . . .

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Neil Lindholm
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Do they ever really go away (Westerns)? The Mandalorian is basically a western series. As Robert A Heinlein used to say, just file off the serial numbers. 
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Matt Hawes
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 Doug Centers wrote:
...What no LEAVE IT TO
BEAVER...


"Leave It To Beaver" wasn't a ratings winner when
it originally aired. In fact, it was nearly
canceled, a couple of seasons in, or so (I don't
remember which season), and switched networks. It
became bigger in syndicated reruns.
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John Byrne
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Maybe BEAVER was 31?

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