WMEU-TV (better known as Me-Too) is bringing back an independent station stable from back in the day – The Prime Time Movie.
Before movie rental chains, Netflix, DVDs, and the arrival of the Fox and CW networks, movies were staples on independent stations in the 1970s and 1980s, with syndicators getting rich selling movie station packages to station groups. The business for prime-time flicks on indies dried up in the 1990’s, as those same stations joined the WB and UPN networks and competition from cable became too much.
Now, the Me-TV spinoff is bringing back the Prime Time Movie in Me-Too’s Movie Classics, which runs weeknights at 7 p.m. beginning June 30.
The station also promises to show the movies uncut, except for inapporiate content (think of the children.)
Among the movies the Me-Too has on tap include Taxi Driver, The Producers (1968 version), and Easy Rider, plus classic films from the 1950’s and 1960’s.