November 28, 2011: Own a Piece of Television History

I added 24 more ads today, from September and October 1996 issues of TV Guide Magazine. The first one is in the Other Vintage ads gallery, a Saturday, 9/21/96 two-page color ad within the listing pages, for NBC Collectible Pins, featuring several different logos. There are four in the ABC gallery including a Friday, 9/20/96 two-part ad for part two of a three-part Family Matters, "Paris Vacation" (Jaleel White) and the series premiere of Clueless, "As If a Girl's Reach Should Not Exceed Her Grasp" (Stacey Dash, Rachel Blanchard, Elisa Donovan) and Boy Meets World "You Can Go Home Again." There are two Sunday, 9/22/96 ads, the first one for America's Funniest Home Videos (Bob Saget) and the second, a two-part ad for Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman "Lord of the Flys" (Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher). There's also a Friday, 9/27/96 two-part ad for the conclusion of the three-part Family Matters, "Paris Vacation," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch "Pilot" (Melissa Joan Hart) Clueless "To Party or Not to Party" and Boy Meets World "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" (Ben Savage, Will Friedle). There are three in the CBS gallery including a Saturday, 9/21/96 ad for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman "Runaway Train" (Jane Seymour, Joe Lando), Touched By an Angel "A Joyful Noise" (Della Reese, Roma Downey), and Walker, Texas Ranger "A Higher Power" (Chuck Norris). There are also two Saturday, 9/28/96 ads, the first ad for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman "Having It All" and Early Edition "Pilot" (Kyle Chandler) and the second ad for Walker, Texas Ranger "Patriot." There are four in the FOX gallery. The first is a Friday, 9/20/96 ad for the third season premiere of Sliders, "Rules of the Game" and a sneak preview of Fox Halloween Horror Nights (Jerry O'Connell), followed by a Saturday, 9/21/96 ad (on two pages) for the season premiere of Mad TV (Christina Applegate). Next is a Wednesday, 10/2/96 ad for the MLB Divisional Playoffs which also includes a Tuesday, 10/1/96 close-up for the MLB Playoffs and World Series. There's also a Friday, 10/4/96 full-page ad for the 4th season premiere of The X-Files, "Harrenwolk." There are seven in the NBC gallery including two for Homicide: Life on the Street "Hostage," a Friday, 9/20/96 ad (Andre Braugher, Kyle Secor) for part one and a Friday, 9/27/96 ad (Melissa Leo, Yaphet Kotto) for part two. There's a Saturday, 9/21/96 full-page ad for the series premiere of Profiler, "Insight" (Ally Walker) and a Sunday, 9/22/96 1-1/2 page ad for the 2nd season premiere of 3rd Rock from the Sun, "See Dick Continue to Run" (Dennis Rodman, John Lithgow). Next is a Thursday, 9/26/96 ad for the 3rd season premiere of ER, "Dr. Carter, I Presume" (Noah Wylie, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben, Eriq La Salle, Julianna Margulies, Sherry Stringfield, George Clooney, Laura Innes) and there are two Saturday, 9/27/96 ads, the first ad for Dark Skies "The Awakening" (part 2 of 2), The Pretender "Every Picture Tells a Story" (Michael T. Weiss) and Profiler "Ring of Fire" and the second, a full-page ad for the 22nd season premiere of Saturday Night Live (Tom Hanks, Tom Petty). There are three more in the PBS gallery, a Friday, 9/20/96 ad for Citizen's '96 Election Survival Guide, a Sunday, 9/22/96 ad for The West (George Custer) and a Tuesday, 10/1/96 ad for Nova "Einstein Revealed" (Albert Einstein photo by Justin Quinnell). The last two are both in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Friday, 9/20/96 ad for The Ultimate Fighting Championship: UFC Tournament XI on pay-per-view and a Wednesday, 10/2/96 ad for Discover Magazine "Genetics" on the Discovery Channel. More Fall 1996 ads are on the way...