If you yearn for TV from decades past, you've got lots of options.
On Antenna TV, you'll find Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Burns and Allen Show and The Jack Benny Program from the '50s; on Me-TV you'll find '60s staples Mission: Impossible, Combat! and Perry Mason.
Shows from the '80s, like Cheers, Roseanne, The Cosby Show and The Golden Girls can be found on Channels like TV Land, Nick at Nite and Hallmark. In fact, the dedicated Golden Girls viewer who knows just when and where to click could take in six episodes of that classic show every night.
A few cable channels use the overnight hours to offer long programming blocks of their most popular shows.
A&E, for example, airs three straight hours of its half-hour reality hit Duck Dynasty beginning at midnight on Thursdays. On other nights during the week, the network offers binge blocks of its popular reality fare, including Storage Wars and American Hoggers.
And the USA network relies heavily on Law & Order: Criminal Intent reruns. Bleary-eyed aspiring crime solvers can take in two nightly hours of CI at 4 a.m. And on Wednesdays, USA throws in two more hours of the original Law & Order at 2 a.m.
Austin O'Connor writes on lifestyle and entertainment topics for AARP Media.
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