Why is Saturday such a lousy TV night?

 

I'm looking at my network TV options tonight, and I see that I could watch Crusoe, NBC's dull take on a dull literary classic, or two back-to-back episodes of CBS' Game Show In My Head, a stupid gotcha-reality-show from that genius producer Ashton Kutcher, or a rerun on ABC of The Bachelor. Oh, yeah--followed on ABC by a rerun of True Beauty, another reality show so stupid, the drool practically drips out of your TV screen. I know: I could watch football on Fox, but I'm just not a football fan.

All of which made me think: Remember when Saturday night TV was great? Remember when you could watch All In The Family or The Mary Tyler Moore Show or The Bob Newhart Show, or in later years, Sisters or Walker, Texas Ranger or The Commish?

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