On CBS Sunday night: The Dick Van Dyke Show. IN COLOR!!!

Tonight on CBS at 8pm/7 Central, they are showing two classic episodes back-to-back of The Dick Van Dyke Show. What’s remarkable is these are being shown in color. “For the first time!”, says the promo. This whole series ran from 1961 to 1966 and was one of the last prime-time TV series on American television to…

Oh, by the way, happy 60th anniversary to CBS’ Face the Nation!

And a big congratulations to Bob Schieffer for being around for all of them! What, he’s actually the eighth host of the show? Well, Schieffer sure looks like he was around for all of them, ha ha ha. Calm down, you uptight folks, I was only joking. Story on the anniversary here.

Big “Late Show” news — David Letterman is retiring

I am currently watching the Late Show with David Letterman on a night when it’s been reported that Letterman announced his retirement. He says this will likely happen sometime in 2015. All in all, this is a sad but not surprising piece of news for Letterman fans. Nothing lasts forever, and now seems a good…

‘WE ARE MEN’ GETS THE AXE

Just got word that CBS has axed We Are Men after only two episodes. What? So soon? Uh, yeah. It is the second casualty of the new fall TV season. Be careful, folks — if you blink, you might miss one of these new series.

CABLE TV VIEWERS GETTING SHAFTED IN THE CBS-TIME WARNER CABLE DISPUTE

You may have heard by now about the big dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable in several major markets including New York, LA, Dallas and elsewhere. CBS was pulled by Time Warner on Friday in those markets, leaving the cable-subscribers frustrated, no doubt. That means the local station plus a bunch of their cable…

FIRST SHOW CANCELLED OF 2012-13 TV SEASON IS MADE IN JERSEY

I never did get around to doing my annual predictions for what show I thought would be the first one cancelled. I figured I’d have at least another week, or at least, one more day to make a prediction before a show got yanked. But CBS proved especially too trigger-happy this season. I’m not surprised, though, that the first…

JIMMY KIMMEL TO GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH LENO, LETTERMAN IN LATE NIGHT

Here is some big news from the world of late night TV. Jimmy Kimmel Live, after spending years following Nightline at 12 midnight and 11 Central on ABC, has been moved 25 minutes earlier to 11:35 and 10:35, going head to head with Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS. All in all, I think this is…