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Pavan at Sitcoms Online looks at some of the upcoming schedules for Canadian channels, the ones that show older television shows. Not a whole lot there. We have two cable channels that mainly show non-current television — DejaView and TV Land — but both of them, much like TV Land’s parent channel in the States, have pretty much given up on adding anything of interest. One exception: TV Land Canada did pick up The Phil Silvers Show for the fall, a nice surprise since this show, the greatest comedy of the ’50s, has been hard to find of late and there won’t be any complete-season DVD sets (the “Best of” DVD set was a sales bomb, unfortunately). Otherwise, if you tune into these channels you are likely to get little more than endless reruns of Bizarre, and probably not the dirty version either.

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