All About ME!

September 5, 2013
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I’m super-excited about the new fall shows.

Seven people on a boat tour are shipwrecked on an island. Ha ha, they sure get on one another’s nerves!

A Confederate Army vet turns bounty hunter. He’s the fastest draw and softest heart in the West.

A cruise ship is crammed with B-to-D-list stars ready for romance.

OK, the shows aren’t truly new. They are the ’60s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” a 1958 Steve McQueen vehicle called “Wanted: Dead or Alive” and, yes, “The Love Boat.” But they’re all fresh additions to the nightly lineup of classics on “Me-TV.” “Me” stands for “memorable entertainment.” The Chicago-based oldies network arrived in D.C. this year on WJLA’s Channel 7.2 and on cable.

At first I was ashamed to wallow in antediluvian programming. Then I thought: Why not travel back to a pure and innocent entertainment world where Miley Cyrus wasn’t even born?

I’m not the only Me lover. Nearly a million fans enjoy “The Rifleman,” above, Me-TV’s top-rated show about an 1880s widower and his boy. And I bet FLOTUS tunes in. Her favorite sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” airs Fridays.

Marc Silver has been watching TV since the days when people wrapped aluminum foil around TV antennae to improve reception.
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