TV Land

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TV Land is an American cable television network which first started transmissions on April 29, 1996. It is owned by Viacom, who also owns channels like Nickelodeon and Noggin. TV Land is in turn a spinoff of Nickelodeon's Nick at Nite.

The purpose of TV Land is to rerun classic television shows from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. More recently, however, shows from the 1980s have been aired, such as Cheers and MacGyver. While Nick at Nite focuses on classic sitcoms, TV Land shows classic shows of all genres.

Another interesting aspect of the channel, although it has tapered off in recent years, is that it airs some old advertisements, called "TV Land Retromercials."

For the 2004 election, political campaign commercials from past elections were aired. One famous ad, for Lyndon Johnson, shows a girl picking a daisy. The image segues into a countdown, and a nuclear bomb blast.

Shows that have been or are currently on TV Land


See also: TV Land Canada

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