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FilmRise Classic TV

Quick Look: If you've followed our new channel reviews for awhile, you probably expect any new "classic TV" channel be filled with a handful of shows from the 50s and 60s with the usual random collection of episodes from Gunsmoke and The Beverly Hillbillies. FilmRise Classic TV breaks that mold, with popular series through the 2000s, including full seasons for the duration of many series. Strangely, in what must be a quirk in how the app was created, many series are limited to 20 episodes per season. For example, you'll find all six seasons of the popular sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001), but only 20 episodes per season - even though more episodes aired in four of those seasons. Still, FilmRise Classic TV provides a much more complete library than many classic TV Roku channels, including relatively recent fare such as the following:

  • Classic Crime: Fact and Fiction - 19 series, including Forensic Files, Unsolved Mysteries, and Dr. G: Medical Examiner
  • Western Classics - 14 series, including Heartland, The Rifleman, and Highway to Heaven
  • Sitcom Classics - 12 series, including That Girl, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and The Cosby Show

Shows are also categorized by decade, with 10 series from the 1950s-60s, 20 from the 70s-80s, and 18 from the 90s-2000s. Also found on the FilmRise Classic TV Roku channel are 40 "Acclaimed Films", 34 "Classic Cinema" titles, and and 27 television miniseries.

Several other FilmRise channels are available on Roku and our reviews of those can be found here.

-- Information is current as of June 9, 2021

Developer's Channel Description: FilmRise Classic TV offers the biggest and best selection of FREE classic content available for instant streaming NOW. Explore our extensive collection of free-to-watch television series and full-length films from a wide variety of genres — no subscription required and always absolutely FREE!

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