It’s the circle of life (TV version). Some shows die … some return … some live forever:
1) “Hawaii Five-0” is ending (again). The original version ran for 12 seasons; the reboot is wrapping up after 10. Its two-hour finale will be April 3. There’s no explanation for why it’s leaving now, but CBS has an overload of successful dramas – including “Magnum,” with the same producer and same setting – and “Five-0” is an expensive show. All shows have to end sometime.
2) Or do they? “Murdoch Mysteries” has finished 13 seasons now, with no sign of slowing down. At 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) Saturday, March 7, it will air its 200th episode. Set in early-20th-century Toronto, the show finds a way to pack that era’s top people – from Einstein and Edsion to Tesla and Curie –into one busy hour.
3) And the best news is that even canceled shows return via reruns. Now one of the all-time best – “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” (shown here) – will be on GetTV.
That’s a nostalgia service that is available via satellite (Channel 373, Dish) or on the sub-channels carried by individual stations (check www.get.tv/get-the-channel).
Beginning March 7, the reruns will be 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) each Saturday. Guests are:
– March 7: Cher, Sonny Bono, Martin Landau and Barbara Bain;
– March 14: Jonathan Winters, Nancy Wilson, Jefferson Airplane;
– March 21: George Carlin, The Door;
– March 28: Moms Mabley, the BeeGees.