A Blast from the Past
After learning that an old TV network would be revived through a satellite provider, I went to http://www.direct-satellite-tv.com/directv/pennsylvania/ to sign up for their service. The network used to come on regular TV many years ago, but it shut down after ratings became too low and operating costs became too high. It was a shame too, because the network was pretty popular in the old days, but many of the network’s best shows were cancelled. There were rumors of producers making all kinds of terrible decisions, like firring key people. Many other people who worked with the network and weren’t fired decided to leave on their own.
The rights to the network were sold off to someone who had the idea of bringing it back. He had watch the network in his youth, and wanted to see it return to its former glory. He hired many people who used to work at the network in the old days, along with some new people to take the place of those who chose not to return. News of the network coming back spread like wildfire across the Internet and news outlets. People would talk about all of the great shows from before, and speculated what would return.
On the day that the network was relaunched, the first show they aired was an updated version of the first show they aired when they first launched many years ago. Most of the original staff from that show was there, along with some new faces. The show was just as funny as I remember it all those years ago. The ratings for the first day of the network’s return were off the charts. The nostalgia everyone had for the network had carried it into a successful relaunch, and with each passing day, more people are getting satellite to see it.