So tomorrow CBS is showing two episodes of The Dick van Dyke show in color. This is a show that was not filmed in color and then restored; it was filmed in black and white and is now being modified.
I mean…why? I’m confused on a few levels. Why colorize it? Is there really a hope that somehow a younger audience is going to start clamoring for access to the CBS catalog of this series just because two episodes are colorized? It’s so random that I can’t even muster the strength to be horrified about the colorization.
Also…why are they airing it in prime time on Sunday night? Are their ratings that poor for their other TV series?
Lastly, why this show specifically? If you’re going to start re-airing old TV shows, why not go with something that’s still at least slightly in the public consciousness, like M*A*S*H or All in the Family? I can’t recall anyone longing for this show. Hell, I’ve never watched it.
So this is just…weird.