TNT A Whole New Network (1988)


Oh man, I can remember when TNT fist launched back in 1988.  I don’t why, but I was overly-excited about it coming to cable TV.  At that point in time, I had no interest in old movies like Gone With the Wind, so it must have been the allure of the cartoons along with The Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock that had me amped up.

I know that once it launched, I was tuned into it every weekday evening.  They showed a block of Looney Tunes cartoons from 6pm to 7pm I think, and then followed that with Fraggle Rock and The Muppet Show.  I can’t remember which one of those were at 7, and which one was at 7:30.  I just remember that two-hour block being my go-to every day.

Can any of you fill in that detail for me as to which one was on at which time?  And how many of you remember when TNT launched, and what memories of it do you have?

  • I don’t remember when it launched, but when I discovered it, I believe they’d expanded their block of cartoons to two hours every night. Man, hard to find that these days.

    Beyond that, most of my memories came from watching WCW Monday Nitro and, for a brief period, Mortal Kombat: Conquest afterwards.

    We don’t have TNT where I live now, but at least I get their latest wrestling show, AEW Dynamite, on another channel here.