WFMY CBS-2 has recently announced that The Andy Griffith Show will be moved from its longtime home at 5:30 pm. This decision has upset many fans of the late actor the the gang in the TV show.
On March 25, the station announced on Facebook that staring April 25, the 5:30 pm broadcasts of the sitcom will be moved to show 2 Wants to Know, a new half-hour, local news, consumer advice program. By March 27, close to 200 comments had been posted by viewers, the majority of them protesting the decision.
WFMY will continue to show reruns of The Andy Griffith Show at 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm. However, many of the sitcom’s fans complained that they had grown accustomed to watching it when they got home from work and were preparing dinner, as they said in their comments.
The series has been on WFMY since it first started airing in the 1960s and has gained numerous fans of all ages throughout the years. It has been in the 5:30 timeslot in reruns for much of that time, proof that people still enjoy watching Andy, Barney and the gang nowadays.
More details about the 2 Wants to Know program will be made public closer to the premiere date. After shamefully being left out the “In Memoriam” section at the Oscars, now this? No wonder fans of the late actor are so upset.