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'I Love Lucy,' 'Mary Tyler Moore,' 'Newhart' and more join a new Decades lineup March 5

Big changes are coming to Decades, and as Ed Sullivan used to say, "We have a really big show." Well, technically we have nine really big shows. 

Beginning on Monday, March 5, an all-new Decades schedule goes into effect. Classic sitcoms from the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s are joining the lineup, in a block we call Television Across the Decades. Each weekday, from 9AM to 5PM, tune in to see heart and humor from true television legends like Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and Bob Newhart.

These comedies will be part of our regular schedule, which moves chronologically through the decades. In addition, you'll learn about the music, commercials, history and pop culture of each era with our Across the Decades short videos. (You'll also be able to find them right here on Decades.com.)

Here's what you will see Monday through Friday during Television Across the Decades. You can download the full schedule below.


1950s: 9–11AM Eastern

I Love Lucy
9AM, 9:30AM

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz defined the modern sitcom in this masterclass of physical comedy. It still slays today.

Our Miss Brooks
10AM

Eve Arden transitioned from radio to television playing witty schoolteacher Constance Brooks.

I Married Joan
10:30AM

Jim Backus of Gilligan's Island headlined this early rom-com.

1960s: 11AM–2PM

The Donna Reed Show
11 & 11:30AM

The Stones represented the ultimate all-American family of the midcentury in this charming comedy.

Family Affair
12 & 12:30PM

A bachelor father raises three kids in a stunning Manhattan apartment — with the help of a gentleman butler.

Petticoat Junction
1 & 1:30PM

Paul Henning, creator of The Beverly Hillbillies, expanded his television universe with this rural comedy set in Hooterville.

1970s: 2–4PM

The Mary Tyler Moore Show
2 & 2:30PM

A brilliant ensemble cast collected countless Emmys for this pioneering workplace comedy.

The Bob Newhart Show
3 & 3:30PM

This quick-witted comedy followed Chicago psychiatrist Robert Hartley's work and home life.

1980s: 5PM

Newhart
4 & 4:30PM

Bob returned in an all new sitcom set in a rural Vermont inn, which introduced the quirky characters of Larry, Darryl and Darryl. Or, as the finale showed, was it all it dream?

Afterward, stay tuned for beloved and stimulating variety and talk shows like The Ed Sullivan Show (5 & 5:30PM, 10 & 10:30PM), Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (6 & 7PM) and The Dick Cavett Show (9PM) in a new evening schedule.

Additionally, be sure to catch Decade's daily original program Through the Decades at 8AM, 8 & 11PM.

From 4–6AM, you'll find overlooked gems from television's past as part of our Lost TV.

It's all on Decades starting March 5!

Download the full schedule here. (All times Eastern.)

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