Hearst Networks Unveils New Classic TV Station in Orlando

This week, a new local TV station hits the airwaves in Orlando. It’s called MeTV and its programming relies on classic series from the 50s through the 70s.

It debuts at 5am on Monday, July 11, and runs 24/7 with programming. Among the regulars on the schedule are comedy classics like “M*A*S*H,” “Cheers,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “I Love Lucy” and “The Bob Newhart Show.”

Westerns play a big part, with “The Big Valley,” “Rawhide,” and “Marshal Dillon,” as do crime dramas like “Perry Mason,” “Streets of San Francisco,” and the original “Hawaii 5-0.” I’m hoping they eventually add “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” – I watched that one all the time as a kid.

MeTV is broadcast for free on digital Channel 2.2. It can also be found on Cox Cable on channel 112, Brighthouse on channel 468, and Comcast at channel 216. The channel is not available in HD.

It doesn’t currently have a website that I can find, but you can see a programming line-up here or view a slide show at MeTV’s sister station WESH-TV.

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