Doordarshan is all set to revisit the archives and bring back their popular shows. Recently, the channel reintroduced Shahrukh Khan's television show Circus (1989). We had reported how the viewers wanted Shahrukh's Fauji and other old show to be aired again on the channel.
Looks like their request has been granted! Not just the Malgudi days, the channel is planning to bring 1980s other shows - Wagle Ki Dunia, Hum Log and Buniyaad.
Doordarshan Director General, Supriya Sahu was quoted by a leading daily as saying, "We receive several requests for re-runs of Doordarshan's iconic shows. So, while we are working on a face-lift of the channel by bringing in fresh content, we also want to give our audience a peek into the past, so that they can relive those beautiful memories."
She also said that they are considering a prime half-hour weekend slot to benefit from the increased viewership. They are looking forward to getting fresh sponsors for the iconic shows!
Supriya Sahu feels that these shows are evergreen and they are liked by the family members. She added, "These shows had attracted family audience in the past and are still fresh in people's minds. Even if you watch them today, they don't feel dated."
She added that they have realised that not only the old generation (who grew up watching these iconic shows), but the new generation is also fond of these shows. There are some programmes that they don't have the 'rights' to. They will finalise the modalities in two months. The programming mix will undergo a complete change.
So are you ready to watch your favourite old shows again after almost three decades? Hit the comment box and let us know which popular DD television show that you wish to watch...