Welcome to TV Yesteryear - the classic tv directory!

Welcome to TV Yesteryear, the classic tv directory featuring hundreds of old tv 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 old tv 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!

Don’t see your favorite show in our tv directory? Drop us a line and let us know you’d like us to add it. Also, be sure to head on over to our forums and suggest we add a forum for the show too!

Latest Posts

MeTV is Expanding with MeTV Plus

Starting May 15th, MeTV will be expanding, adding a new channel called MeTV Plus. To begin with, it will only be in the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, with plans to expand into other markets later. Programming will be similar to MeTV and will air classic tv shows. During the weekdays, it will mostly be … Read more


Saturday Morning Cartoons Coming to MeTV!

Starting January 2nd, 2021, MeTV will start showing cartoons every Saturday starting at 7am. This means that Bat Masterson, Trackdown, and Have Gun Will Travel will be removed from the schedule for the time being. There will be a 3 hour block of cartoons with 1 hour each devoted to Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies, Popeye and … Read more


Land of the Lost Cast Virtual Experiences by Wizard World

From November 7th to November 14th, Wizard World will be hosting a virtual experience for the Land of the Lost cast. Kathy Coleman (Holly Marshall), Wesley Eure (Will Marshall), and Phil Paley (Cha-Ka) will be on hand for a live Q&A panel, live video chats, recorded video messages, and autographs for fans. The live Q&A … Read more

Cast Appearances

MeTV Summer Schedule For 2020

MeTV’s schedule for summer 2020 is out and starts June 1st. There are only a few changes this time around. Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night and Red Eye Sci-Fi on Saturday Night and early Sunday morning remain unchanged. The biggest changes are on Sunday. The Powers of Matthew Star takes over the 6am Sunday slot. On … Read more


7 Historical Facts According to Chekov

Any fan of Star Trek The Original Series knows that Chekov was very proud of his Russian heritage. He often attributed inventions, discoveries, and anything good to Russia. Here are seven examples of the not-entirely-accurate history according to Chekov.

Facts & Trivia

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 old tv 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.


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Where To Buy Classic TV Shows

Check out our shop for TV on DVD and digital format.

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Shop for dvds and memorabilia from your favorite old tv shows starring your favorite actors!

What Is A Classic TV Series?

Some of the “old tv 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 old tv shows “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!