Watch American Television History on Satellite TV
If you haven’t been able to find any recent tv shows that you’re into, now is the perfect time to look back at some great older shows that you can find on satellite tv. Many people find that they aren’t that interested in some of today’s popular shows like Glee or Modern Family, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still enjoy great programming. With satellite tv, subscribers have access to hundreds of different channels that offer a huge diversity of different shows and movies. If you aren’t familiar with some of the most entertaining shows of the past sixty years, now is the perfect time to tune in to watch shows that have helped shape History. Look for these five fascinating shows on your satellite tv listings.
5. The Golden Girls – Right now, Betty White is a very hot commodity. She’s been in recent super bowl commercials, she hosted Saturday Night Live for her first time in 2010 (for which she won an Emmy Award), and she started starring in her new series Hot in Cleveland, which appears on TV Land.
Just a few years ago though, White was starring in the widely popular show The Golden Girls, which ran for seven seasons. The show also starred great actresses Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. Watch these funny ladies in syndication.
4. Full House – This is where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen got their start. On the show, the girls played the lovable character, Michelle Tanner, but the show featured many other great characters as well. The star-studded cast included Bob Saget, John Stamos, Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron and Dave Coulier. If you haven’t seen the show, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.
This was the number one sitcom that defined television in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Weekly story lines center around the relationships between family members.
3. The Andy Griffith Show – Andy Griffith stars in this immensely popular series that nearly spanned the whole decade of the 1960s and which led to two spin-off series and a made for tv movie. In the series, Griffith portrays a small town sheriff who has to deal not only with criminals but also his inept deputy, and his son (played by the now great film Director Ron Howard).
2. Saturday Night Live – Many young people have watched SNL episodes from recent seasons, but the show began greatly influencing television ever since it started airing in the 1970s. SNL is responsible for helping generate the careers of numerous popular comedians. The first season, for example, included cast members Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner and Jane Curtin, all of whom went on to stardom after the show. Watch classic rerun episodes on your satellite tv to gain a better understanding of the comics who rule Hollywood.
1. I Love Lucy – This show, which ran throughout nearly the entire decade of the 1950s, is widely regarded as one of the best comedies of all time. The show tells the story of Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz who get themselves into all kinds of funny situations. Be sure to watch this hilarious show to better understand television history.