Saturday Morning Lineup 1986-87

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These are the Saturday morning schedules for the big three U.S. broadcast networks during the 1986-87 television season:

ABC:

8:00 am - Wuzzles
8:30 am - The Care Bears Family
9:00 am - The Flintstone Kids
10:00 am - The Real Ghostbusters
10:30 am - Pound Puppies
11:00 am - The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show
11:30 am - The All-New Ewoks
Noon - ABC Weekend Special
12:30 pm - American Bandstand

CBS:

Fall:
8:00 am - The Berenstain Bears Show
8:30 am - Wildfire
9:00 am - Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
10:00 am - Galaxy High
10:30 am - Teen Wolf
11:00 am - Pee-Wee's Playhouse
11:30 am - The Puppy's Great Adventures (repeats)
Noon - Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling

November:
8:00 am - The Berenstain Bears Show
8:30 am - Wildfire
9:00 am - Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
10:00 am - Pee-Wee's Playhouse
10:30 am - Teen Wolf
11:00 am - Galaxy High
11:30 am - Richie Rich (repeats)
Noon - Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling

Winter:
8:00 am - The Berenstain Bears Show
8:30 am - Wildfire
9:00 am - Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
10:00 am - Pee-Wee's Playhouse
10:30 am - Teen Wolf
11:00 am - Galaxy High
11:30 am - CBS Storybreak
Noon - Hulk Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling

Summer:
8:00 am - The Berenstain Bears Show
8:30 am - Wildfire
9:00 am - Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
10:00 am - Pee-Wee's Playhouse
10:30 am - Teen Wolf
11:00 am - Dungeons and Dragons (repeats)
11:30 am - Land of the Lost (repeats)
Noon - Galaxy High
12:30 am - CBS Storybreak

NBC:

Fall:
8:00 am - Kissyfur
8:30 am - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
9:00 am - Smurfs
10:30 am - Punky Brewster
11:00 am - Alvin and the Chipmunks
11:30 am - Foofur
Noon - Lazer Tag Academy
12:30 am - Kidd Video (repeats)

November:
8:00 am - Kissyfur
8:30 am - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
9:00 am - Smurfs
10:30 am - Alvin and the Chipmunks
11:00 am - Foofur
11:30 am - Punky Brewster
Noon - Lazer Tag Academy
12:30 am - Kidd Video (repeats)

June:
8:00 am - Kissyfur
8:30 am - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
9:00 am - Smurfs
10:30 am - Alvin and the Chipmunks
11:00 am - Foofur
11:30 am - Punky Brewster
Noon - Lazer Tag Academy
12:30 am - Main STreet

August:
8:00 am - Kissyfur
8:30 am - Adventures of the Gummi Bears
9:00 am - Smurfs
10:30 am - Alvin and the Chipmunks
11:00 am - Foofur
11:30 am - Punky Brewster
Noon - Lazer Tag Academy
12:30 am - Punky Brewster

To be honest, ABC had nothing that interested me, and CBS had Pee-Wee's Playhouse and The Berenstain Bears Show that interested me. NBC had more great material that season than other networks, but while my interest for Smurfs and Punky Brewster were still prevalent, it seemed to be starting to decline by that point, but still watchable nonetheless.

I would be watching:

8:00 am - Kissyfur / The Berenstain Bears Show
8:30 am - Nothing
9:00 am - Smurfs
10:30 am - Punky Brewster (later Alvin and the Chipmunks()
11:00 am - Alvin and the Chipmunks (later nothing)
11:30 am - Nothing (later Punky Brewster)

The local affiliate in Detroit where I got my NBC feed back then, did air Lazer Tag Academy (which I did watch), but the week's scheduled episode would air the following Saturday before Kissyfur. When Lazer Tag was pre-empted by Wimbledon, coverage, a local airing of The Little Rascals (the black-and-white series, not the then-recent cartoon) would air the following week.

So for the fourth straight season NBC won it for me. And there would be more slots in which I would watch nothing. Just goes to show that my interest in Saturday morning fare was in decline by that point.
 

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Including specials and sports pre-emptions in the Eastern time zone, ABC had 9 Saturday morning lineups, that year.
 

Zorak Masaki

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I would have been watching

8:00 Wuzzles
8:30 Wildfire
9:00 Flintstone Kids
10:00 Either Pee Wee's Playhouse or Real Ghostbusters
10:30 Teen Wolf
11:00 Foofur
11:30 Richie Rich
12:00 Lazer Tag Academy
12:30 Punky Brewster
 

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