Charlie Brown, The Grinch, Ralphie, Scrooge, "Elf," "White Christmas," "Miracle on 34th Street"… Yep, they’re all here in my list.

Elmo and Eloise, Linus and Lucy, The Honeymooners and the Clampetts, Carol Brady and Carol Burnett are here too.


I'm making my lists, and checking them twice. First comes the list of Thanksgiving and Christmas specials filling TV and radio airwaves this week, and then my huge annual Holiday Program Guide posts Nov. 26.

CBS Television

Why the remakes of "Lethal Weapon," "MacGyver," "The Exorcist," and "Frequency" on the fall TV lineup?

Plus a TV version of "Training Day" coming at midseason, along with Fox's "Prison Break" revival and a spin-off  of "The Blacklist?"

Why all the reboots? Has the TV industry suddenly run out of  ideas?