Can you match classic TV shows to their syndication titles?

Even TV shows have alter egos.

Back in the day, hit television shows had multiple personalities. The notion of reruns was a fairly new concept in the 1960s. To avoid confusion, networks would retitle shows for their daytime reruns, so viewers would not mistake them for new episodes.

Popular shows made it to syndication, so lots of classics have alternate titles. How well do you know the syndicated titles of classic shows?

See if you can match the TV show to its rerun title — or vice versa. Good luck!

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  1. What did they call daytime reruns of The Andy Griffith Show?
  2. This Western was known as Marshal Dillon in its half-hour reruns.
  3. This show was called Ponderosa in reruns.
  4. Sergeant Bilko is the familiar syndication title for which classic sitcom?
  5. What did they call reruns of Happy Days?
  6. This show was known as Badge 714 in reruns.
  7. What did they call AM reruns of The Beverly Hillbillies?
  8. It is known as Black Sheep Squadron in syndication, but what was Robert Conrad's war series originally called?
  9. What was the syndicated title of The Bob Cummings Show?
  10. This series was known as Major Adams—Trailmaster in syndication.
  11. What was Emergency! called in reruns?
  12. Which series was known as Robert Young, Family Doctor in reruns?

Can you match classic TV shows to their syndication titles?

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RJOwles 1 month ago
I remember being a kid watching reruns of Happy Days after school and it said "Happy Days Again" and my brother and I were like: "What the heck's that? It's HAPPY DAYS!" We were really angry about it.
thomasrwalden 1 month ago
I also remember “Laverne & Shirley & Company,” “CHiPs Patrol,” “Three’s Company Too,” “Jim Rockford, Private Investigator.”
WylmaHarmon 1 month ago
I knew most of them. I had to guess about The Beverly Hillbillies because I don't even remember them being called that
knightwing 1 month ago
You got 12 out of 12
You sure know your TV reruns!
DerekBird 17 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
You sure know your TV reruns!
LynCarceo 17 months ago
Never heard of those names in reruns. I just figured it out (except for #7) by logic and good guesses.
JDnHuntsvilleAL 28 months ago
Well I got them all right, but I have never actually seen any of these "titles".
LRWilliams 31 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
You sure know your TV reruns
LindaAdams900 33 months ago
If memory serves, Baa Baa Black Sheep's title was changed for the second season, not for syndication. It may be that original title wasn't attracting viewers.
Tammy 33 months ago
You got 12 out of 12
You sure know your TV reruns!
Diz 33 months ago
The earlier "Lassie" episodes are still sometimes seen as "Jeff's Collie".
Wiseguy 33 months ago
The original Dragnet was syndicated under the title "Badge 714." The newer version (the one currently shown on MeTV) was always syndicated (even after it left NBC) as "Dragnet" (without the year). It wasn't until Dragnet returned to network TV (Nick at Nite, MeTV) that the year was shown again.
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