TV Land is an American pay-TV channel that is held by Viacom thorough its Viacom Global Entertainment Group. First consisting only of classic television shows, the channel now airs a combination of modern and classic television series (ranging from the 1960s to the 2010s), original scripted series, and limited theatrically published movies. The network is based at One Astor Plaza in New York City.
TV Land is available to nearly 90 million households in the United States as of January 2016.
TV Land’s programming initially focused on series from the 1950s to the beginning 1980s. During its first years, the channel’s lineup prominently featured difference series and dramas. Many of its charter shows such as The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and The Ed Sullivan Show were abandoned from the lineup by the late 1990s. It also ran many sitcoms from the 1960s and 1970s, especially series from Filmways that were produced before the rural purge of the late 1960s. Early on, TV Land would often air weekend marathons that were devoted to a particular program. Since the network’s origin, westerns have also been a leading part of the lineup.