M*A*S*H Not on Hallmark’s Fall Schedule

M*A*S*H has not been seen on Hallmark Channel since mid-July and will not be part of the cable channel’s official fall schedule. A variety of Martha Stewart programming will be the cornerstone of the channel’s afternoon/early evening schedule starting in September, with sitcoms The Golden Girls, Who’s the Boss? and Cheers airing multiple times in the early morning, evening and late night. According to Sitcoms Online, the schedule may change as Hallmark learns how the Martha Stewart programming performs. M*A*S*H, along with Little House on the Prairie and The Partridge Family, are said to be “resting” and could conceivably return at any time.

M*A*S*H continues to air on broadcast network Ion Television and cable channel TV Land, although as of September Ion Television will only air M*A*S*H on Saturday afternoons when it is not airing a movie. As for TV Land, starting in September it will air M*A*S*H from 4-6AM on weekday mornings and 8-10PM on Sunday evenings.

3 Comments

  • Guest says:

    If The Partridge Family is “resting” with their other shows, then it must be buried underneath a mountain of dust, because I’ve been watching Hallmark Channel for five years, and I’ve NEVER see the Partridges on at any time.

    BTW, you also forgot to mention that I Love Lucy will obviously be “resting’ as well, since Martha Stewart’s fricken lineup is taking it off.

  • 5 o'clock Charlie says:

    On Monday, August 30, 2010, the History channel in Canada broadcast the last episode of MASH. Which of course begged the question: “Are they going to start at the beginning tomorrow?”

    I’m happy to report that on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, they started to re-broadcast MASH from the Pilot episode.

  • John Farmakis says:

    To remove a Classic, “Legacy” show like M*A*S*H is totally insane! The craziness is increased tenfold when deciding that Martha Stewart is a bigger draw than a show spanning generations … hey., Hallmark … how many people do you think will watch Martha, OVER. 30 years from now?! As the old saying goes, “Figures don’t lie, but liars can figure!” I can tell you for a fact, that I personally know of dozens of people who no longer watch Hallmark … like myself … I have the complete 11 year DVD collection of M*A*S*H and tons of old VHS. tapes, so. I watch this classic show, one way or another … just think of all the advertising revenue that Hallmark is losing by airing “brain-dead” shows vs. M*A*S*H … I’m a “Finance guy” … and I’d LOVE to see the Hallmark whiz’s ROI on airing Martha Stewart … vs. M*A*S*H!

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