When I was growing up we never had cable, just the three basic channels.
I loved Lavern & Shirley, Happy Days( seems I didnt get to see it much, probably on a meeting nite.)Sandford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, THree's Company.
Others I watched,,,,,Dallas, LaughIn( the new one), Gunsmoke, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk.
I loved the soap operas and wasnt of course allowed to watch them....... EXCEPT, when my Grannie came to stay, so I would snuggle up to her and watch them with her, my dad just gave me a dirty look, but didnt dare tell me to leave my Grandmother,,,,hehe, we watched the Young and the Restless,,,,,,her stories,,,,, as she called them.
I also got caught up in General Hospital, Luke and Laura,,,, I got out of school at 2:15 and my mom picked me up so I had time to get my snack and settle down for the last 30 minutes of it.
They used to play on channel 3 in shreveport the 3:30 movie,,,,, usually for a whole week there would be a theme for the movies they played. Shirlye Temple, Scarey movies( classic like wolfman, dracula , frankenstein), Abbot and Costello, thing like that.And remember those horrid after special after school specials, on drugs, getting involved in the wrong things, teach a lesson kind of shows?
Of course my all time favorite thing to watch, when my dad went to bed was,,,,, Saturday Night Live,,,,back in the 80's.
I think I watched other things like Soul Train, Dance Fever, the Price is Right