MeTV (short for Memorable Entertainment Television) is a television network owned by Weigel Broadcasting.
This network is devoted to airing classic TV shows from the 1950s to the 2000s, coming mostly from the libraries of CBS Media Ventures (formerly CBS Television Distribution, including library programming from Desilu, the original Paramount Television, Viacom Productions and CBS), Disney-ABC Domestic Television (including 20th Century Fox Television, Touchstone Television/ABC Studios, Four Star Television and MTM Enterprises), NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (formerly NBCUniversal Television Distribution, including Revue Studios, Universal Television, MCA Television, Studios USA, MTE and NBC Studios) and Warner Bros. Television (including Lorimar Television and Hanna-Barbera). Many of those shows include classics such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, The Flintstones, Perry Mason, The A-Team, Star Trek: The Original Series, Full House, Leave It to Beaver, My Three Sons, Gomer Pyle, USMC, Green Acres, Hogan's Heroes, Matlock, The Three Stooges, Lost in Space, The Andy Griffith Show and M*A*S*H. It also airs an original reality series, Collector's Call, which focuses on spotlighting memorabilia collectors and is hosted by former The Facts of Life cast member Lisa Whelchel. Starting on January 2, 2021, it also began airing theatrical animated cartoon shorts (sourced primarily from the Warner Bros. animation library, including Popeye the Sailor, Tom & Jerry and other MGM cartoons and Looney Tunes / Merrie Melodies, along with Pink Panther cartoons produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises for United Artists) on weekday mornings (in a one-hour hosted block called Toon in with Me) and on Saturday mornings (in a three-hour unhosted block). Beginning in July 2021, a more recent series from the 2000s, the crime/detective comedy-drama Monk, was added to the MeTV lineup.
MeTV airs mainly on digital subchannels of TV stations around the United States, but it also airs as the main affiliation on the main channel of some stations, including the network's flagship station, WWME-CA in Chicago. It is also available in some parts of Canada bordering the United States via over-the-air stations and on cable and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) systems.
Most stations affiliated with MeTV generally carry the entire network schedule, but some stations may pre-empt some MeTV shows to carry locally-acquired syndicated programming, locally-produced shows such as newscasts and public affairs programs, paid religious programs or infomercials. In some cases where another station may have the local broadcast rights to a program airing on MeTV in other cities, a local MeTV affiliate may carry alternate programming in the time slot where the specific show would normally air. Some MeTV affiliates also carry only part or most of the network schedule as a secondary affiliation while affiliating with another network (such as Jacksonville, Florida affiliate WFOX-TV and Dothan, Alabama affiliate WTVY, which carry the weeknight primetime schedule of syndication service MyNetworkTV while carrying MeTV at all other times on their subchannels, and Jackson, Tennessee affiliate WBBJ-TV, whose CBS-affiliated subchannel 43.3 carries MeTV as a secondary affiliation outside of CBS programming).
On May 3, 2021, Weigel announced it was planning an extension of the MeTV brand via the launch of new digital TV network MeTV Plus, the flagship of which is Weigel-owned WCIU-TV's fifth digital subchannel and which launched on May 15. In addition to sharing some programs with sister network MeTV, MeTV Plus will also carry programs exclusive to that network (such as family drama Family, The Andy Griffith Show sequel sitcom Mayberry RFD, crime dramas Vega$ and Police Woman and Western series Cheyenne). MeTV Plus has since expanded through its addition on digital subchannels of several Weigel-owned stations across the United States.