For over a hundred years some of the greatest video treasures of all time have been produced. Some have been lost in the sands of time and others, soon to be rediscovered, will become fan favorites for a whole new generation.
Each week we will feature just one of the many hidden gems that you can see on ATVN with insights and commentaries on classic television shows and legendary cinematic performances.
With the return of the warmer weather, it’s time to announce a few of the new and returning additions to the Astound TV Network’s programming lineup – premiering April 30!
Our new lineup features the return of several popular classic shows, but first, we’re proud to announce a couple new additions to ATVN!
- Hudson’s Bay
This popular show stars Barry Nelson and George Tobias. It’s a member of the popular western genre that emerged in the 1950s dealing with stories connected to the Hudson’s Bay Company and its fur trade shortly after North America was colonized. Trappers, explorers, Native Americans, French and British alike all traveled the territory seeking their fortunes and finding fame and adventure. Hudson’s Bay will launch next Sunday morning at 9:30pm and air each week on Sundays and Friday at 9:30am.
- Flash Gordon
This serial is widely regarded as the best of the TV versions of this popular superhero genre, which was released in 1954. Here is the program’s description: space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe. Flash Gordon will air on the ATVN schedule on Tuesdays at 11pm and Fridays at 9pm.
Among the most popular shows returning to the Astound TV Network lineup include:
The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community. Bonanza airs Sunday and Friday mornings kicking off our programming day at 9am.
- I Married Joan
This American situation comedy initially ran on NBC from 1952-1955. It starred Joan Davis and Jim Backus (who later played Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island and was the voice of Mr. Magoo) and featured the adventures of a scatterbrained wife and her husband, a mild-mannered community judge. I Married Joan airs each Wednesday at 12pm on the Astound TV Network.
This long running, real-life detective show follows the exploits of dedicated Los Angeles Police Department Detective Joe Friday and his partners, created by actor and producer Jack Webb. While names were changed to protect the innocent, the stories are based on real police files. Dragnet airs on Wednesdays at 10am on ATVN.
Other popular shows returning to the Astound TV Network include: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Tate, Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicians, Adventures of Champions and The Buccaneers.
Be sure to check out all the other new shows to the Astound TV Network when our weekly schedule comes out next week
And be sure to bookmark the complete rundown of classic programming on ATVN here.
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