First, given that F Troop is perhaps the most politically incorrect show ever made, I am astonished that AOL is leading with this classic television series as it moves to compete directly with broadcast television.
Second, this is the sound of doom for the networks. Before long their audience will go the way of newspapers’ audiences –splintered far beyond their already shattered state as Americans simply call up whatever it is they want to see, whenever they want to see it.
At launch, the available shows will include:
Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Alice, Babylon 5, Beetlejuice, Chico and the Man, Dark Justice, Eight is Enough, F Troop, The F.B.I., Falcon Crest, Freakazoid, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Fugitive, Growing Pains, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Head of the Class, Histeria!, Kung Fu, La Femme Nikita, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Maverick, The New Adventures of Batman, Perfect Strangers, Pinky and the Brain, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Sisters, Spenser: For Hire, V, Welcome Back, Kotter, and Wonder Woman.
AOL expects to add more shows over time.