Logopalooza: TV Land Edition
On May 9, TV Land debuted a new logo for the first time since the networks launch 16 years ago. While TV Land has made minor tweaks to its logo in the past, the latest change is major and marks a new direction for the network.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV Land’s president Larry W. Jones says, “The logo feels more modern, but it’s not a complete abandonment of what our heritage is. ”
The Hollywood Reporter also reports that TV Land’s demographic has changed. TV Land’s target audience is 40-somethings, who used to be members of the baby-boomer demographic. Now that the baby boomers have aged, people in there 40s are members of Generation X, who TV Land believes want to see “the kind of multi-camera sitcoms on which they were raised on,” so the logo change is meant to show the change in the network. Jones says, “This was opportunity to signal to the new 40-somethings that is the new TV Land.”
I like the new logo, but I will miss the old one and the shows that went with it. The new logo is perfect to reflect the change in TV Land’s target demographic and the expansion of the network’s original programming, such as Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced. It also is nice to see a network be honest about changing its mission.
Growing up, TV Land was the place I went for classic sitcoms like I Love Lucy, The Dick van Dyke Show, and All in the Family. Nowadays, I have to hope that wherever I am gets either Antenna TV, Me-TV, The Retro Television Network, or any other digital subchannel with classic programming. Unfortunately, I only get Antenna TV at home and none of the other digital subchannel networks at college.
I wish TV Land well with its new goal, but I hope it brings back some of the classic programming because the constant marathons of Hot in Cleveland are getting tiring.
The slideshow below, shows all of TV Land’s previous logos.
Posted on May 26, 2012, in Cable, Comedy, Logopalooza and tagged all in the family, antenna tv, baby boomers, classic programming, digital subchannel, entertainment, generation x, happily divorced, hot in cleveland, i love lucy, laugh more, logo, me-tv, sitcoms, television, the dick van dyke show, the retro television network, tv, tv land. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.