Welcome to TV Yesteryear - the classic tv directory!
Welcome to TV Yesteryear, the classic tv directory featuring hundreds of old television shows, from the 1950’s to the mid-1990’s. Listen to your favorite tv theme song. Read trivia about your favorite shows. Find out what classic television shows your favorite actor appeared in. Check out our TV history calendar to see what happened on this day in history. Find the latest info on classic tv networks. Or join our forums and discuss your favorite shows with fellow fans. If you think the best tv is classic tv and spend most of your time watching a rerun on a retro tv channel, this is the site for you!
Popular Classic TV Shows
Every classic television show in our directory has a page featuring information on the cast, guest stars, the theme song, trivia, quotes from the show, links to websites, image gallery, and merchandise. In addition, we have a classic tv shop where you can browse for memorabilia and collectibles from your favorite television shows.
Fan Favorites: The Andy Griffith Show | Bewitched | The Bob Newhart Show | Bonanza | The Brady Bunch | The Dick Van Dyke Show | Dobie Gillis | Hill Street Blues | Little House on the Prairie | The Love Boat | M*A*S*H | The Mary Tyler Moore Show | Mister Ed | Quantum Leap | Petticoat Junction | Star Trek The Original Series
Browse Our Classic TV Directory
Search our classic television directory by title, by decade, or by genre.
Where to Buy Classic TV Shows
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What Is a Classic TV Series?
Some of the “old shows” we list on the site are from the 1990’s. A lot of folks may think that might not qualify as “classic tv”. We decided that in order for it to appear on our site, it must be at least 25 years old. How did we arrive at that number? Well, films have to be at least 25 years old to qualify for the National Film Registry. Cars generally have to be at least 25 years old to be considered classic. Musical acts have to be at least 25 years old to qualify for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So, we figured 25 years would be a good age to consider a tv show “classic television”.
Not everyone will agree with this definition. We’re not even sure we completely agree with it. I mean, it’s easy to consider The Honeymooners, Make Room For Daddy, and The Carol Burnett Show as classic. Saved By The Bell, maybe not so much. In the end, it’s all rather subjective. Regardless of what you consider a classic, we hope you find your favorites here and enjoy your stay!