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What kind of shows does the Retro Television Network play?

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The Retro Television Network, also known as Retro TV, primarily broadcasts shows from the 1950s to the 1980s, with a mix of sitcoms, crime dramas and game shows. Despite the fact that most of these shows have not seen a new episode in over four decades, there are classics for viewers of all ages on Retro TV.

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The Retro Television Network has hundreds of affiliates across the country showing high-quality classic television. Every genre is covered under a catalog that stretches across five decades.

For lovers of mystery and detective genres, the network offers "Sherlock Holmes," who uses his power of deduction to hunt killers and crooks, including the most nefarious of all, his nemesis Professor Moriarty. "Dragnet" and "Naked City" continue to influence cop shows today and feature plot lines and guest stars that were among the biggest of their day.

The network also features classic comedies. "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Petticoat Junction," "The Soupy Sales Show" and "The Lucy Show" are some of the award-winning comedies regularly shown on Retro TV.

Classic children's shows such as "Lassie," "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," "Ghostbusters," and "The Archie Show" also get in on the action.

The biggest draw for the network, however, are two shows whose fans number in the hundreds of millions worldwide: "Doctor Who" and "Bonanza." The first seven incarnations of the time-travelling, interplanetary "Doctor Who" are featured on Retro TV. "Bonanza," which drew Western fans from around the world during its 14-season run from 1959 to 1973, spending much of its time as the most-watched show in America, remains one of the most popular shows on Retro TV.

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