The Flintstones Are Returning To Primetime On MeTV

It appears that MeTV really cares about their viewers opinions. Back in April of 2018 I wrote an article entitled "MeTV Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night Should Become "Sci-Fi Saturday" in which I suggested that the network air classic cartoons on Saturday morning. The response to my article was overwhelming to say the least. Readers loved the idea of a retro style Saturday morning. Though MeTV hasn't as of yet put together a classic cartoon schedule for weekend mornings they have at least brought back one of the most beloved animated series of all-time 'The Flintstones'.

From MeTV

Meet The Flintstones on MeTV!

America’s first family of animated comedy is coming to MeTV!

Premiering on Monday, September 30, fifty-nine years to the day from its very first telecast, The Flintstones will air on MeTV weeknights, with back-to-back episodes starting at 6PM | 5C. Yes, that means Bedrock and Mayberry are now neighbors.

For the first time since the prehistoric era, Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty and the rest of the gang are back on national broadcast network TV. So get ready to rock… Bedrock!

When The Flintstones premiered in the fall of 1960, it shook up television like a slab of dinosaur ribs slapped on the side of a car. Never before had there been a primetime, cartoon sitcom. Additionally, it was the first animated series to earn a nomination for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. The cartoon featured the voice talents of familiar MeTV faces such as Bea Benaderet (Petticoat Junction) and Howard Morris (The Andy Griffith Show).

Today, the Flintstones are global icons and the, er, bedrock of the Hanna-Barbera empire. After six seasons, the show spawned spin-offs, movies, toys, comic books, vitamins, cereals, merchandise and more.

Stay tuned for more information — and more fun — surrounding the Flintstones!


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