Friday, September 16, 2016

Welcome to Battle of the Network Shows!

Welcome to the official home of Battle of the Network Shows, the podcast that takes you on a journey through the television of the 1970s and 1980s. Each Thursday, your hosts Rick Brooks and Michael Cowgill--longtime friends and longer-time TV watchers--share a fun, spontaneous discussion about a single episode.

The rules are simple: Mike or Rick (or a listener) suggests a series and an episode, and then they talk about it for the first time on the show. We're not necessarily discussing the best shows or even our favorite shows each week, but the shows we grew up watching. Do they hold up today? Sitcoms, dramas, superheroes, even commercials--If they aired on television between, oh, about Nixon and Reagan, they're fair game for our show.

Also, look for bonus segments like "The TV Guide Game," in which we look at old listings and try to guess what we would watch and pick a night of viewing; and "What We'd Like to See," in which we discuss interesting programs we missed back in the day.

You can learn more about us and the show by checking out our special Primetime Preview Episode right here!

Our first season begins Thursday, and you can check back here each week for new episodes or subscribe via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and TuneIn Radio. Here on our website, we'll post teasers and extras for the podcast, plus articles and comments about TV of the seventies and eighties. We hope to make this a fun and rewarding destination for TV lovers, and we'd love to get your feedback and suggestions for future episodes.

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