Creator / MeTV

"You're watching Memorable Entertainment Television; ME-TV, broadcasting nationwide from right here in Chicago."
The Announcer, right before the next show starts.

ME-TV (stylized as MeTV, and as a backronym for its on-air slogan "Memorable Entertainment Television") is an American broadcast television network owned by Weigel Broadcasting and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that airs classic television sitcoms, dramas and classic commercials from the CBS Television Distribution (owners of the Paramount Television library), NBCUniversal Television Distribution, and 20th Television libraries, and a few from Sony Pictures Television, as well as several shows from other libraries that aired from the 1950s through the 1980s. Warner Bros. Television later added some of their programming to MeTV's library. What started out as a local television network solely exclusive in Chicago (much to the rejoice of the people living in the Windy City) it has quickly become a national sensation through word of mouth.

Current Programing:

ME TV provides examples of:

  • As Himself: The network has been able to get surviving cast members to record promos for their old shows.
    "Watch me on Me."
  • Credits Pushback: Averted.
  • In the Style of...: They've aired promos which redo the opening credits of one of their shows in the style of (and to the theme music of) a different show. For example, The Andy Griffith Show in the style of CHiPs.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: One of the best networks to do this on.
  • Made-for-TV Movie: The channel has aired them occasionally, but in Fall 2013, they began devoting a Friday night time slot to airing TV-Movies.
  • No Export for You: Of a sort. Chicago, in addition to having MeTV, gets an exclusive sister station aptly named Me-Too (stylized as MeToo) which airs not only some of the above mentioned shows but shows which are not on the list, like The Munsters and The Addams Family.
    • Meanwhile over in Buffalo, New York (as well as many other Retro TV affiliates that share a MeTV affiliate), Off Beat Cinema airs right after Svengoolie.
    • Several other affiliates tend to use their MeTV subchannels to broadcast additional newscasts, or carry network or other preempted programming when the main signal is busy with breaking news coverage or whatnot. If you're a Hogan's Heroes fan (the current holder of the 10 p.m. slot) and a local newscast airs there, you're not happy.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: "America's #1 all-classic-TV network." While there is a field of all-classic-TV networks in America, none of them have particularly high ratings.
  • Pop-Up Texting: Seems to be using a campaign of TV promos featuring this.
  • Spin-Off: Weigel currently leases a TV station that is audible on FM radio called MeTV FM in Chicago, which plays an oldies/beautiful music mix format of music from the 60's and 70's. Considering the TV-as-a-radio-station complexities, it's pretty well-rated and compared to the current state of "oldies in name only" radio stations that actually play classic hits, faithful to the format.
  • Spiritual Successor: To Nick-at-Nite and TV Land. Several shows listed above even used to air on those networks.

Alternative Title(s): Me TV