Friday, July 25, 2014

Baa Baa Black Sheep returning to television

As usual, we have quite a few things we've seen with Simon piling up that we need to make posts and talk about. But while perhaps by now most readers are aware of this exciting news, I wanted to make sure to sign in and let everyone know, even though by now it's a few days late.

MeTV, one of the retro television channels, perhaps the most widely available one in the United States, has put up teaser trailers of shows they're bringing in the Fall. One of them is unmistakably Baa Baa Black Sheep/Black Sheep Squadron! The teaser features World War II planes in the sky while a snippet of the theme music plays.

This is very exciting news. I'm not sure how often this series has been available in the rerun market, but being on MeTV will certainly give it widespread availability. And with season 2 still not on DVD, here's our chance to pick up all the episodes of this wonderful series with Simon for keeps!

More good news is that MeTV, unlike fellow retro television channel Cozi, tries to make sure that their programs are uncut. I believe only three or four suffer from cut scenes, and that's likely because those were the only prints MeTV was able to get. There's a very good chance Baa Baa Black Sheep will be aired uncut.

As of right now, there are no details such as schedule days and times. My guess is that since there are only around 37 episodes, they will air it once a week. It may air in the early morning on Saturday, booting either Combat! or Twelve O'Clock High. Personally, I hope they will rearrange the schedule so that both of those shows will stay, too.

In any case, let us rejoice in this exciting move by MeTV! Below is the post from their blog featuring the teaser trailers. While you're at it, have a look at the other incoming programs too. There's some great stuff, as always, and some shows that feature guest-spots by Simon.

~Lucky Ladybug

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