Suddenly, nostalgia for the 1990s seems to be all over the tube. There’s the Disney Channel sequel “Girl Meets World,” the reunion of “90210” stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth in “Mystery Girls” and Lifetime’s upcoming “Saved by the Bell” movie. And tonight through Tuesday, National Geographic Channel looks back with its new three-part documentary, “The ’90s: The Last Great Decade.” And it was a great decade — on TV, anyway, as this list of the five shows that topped the Nielsen ratings during the decade attests:
v “60 Minutes”: 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94
v “Seinfeld”: 1994-95, 1997-98
v “ER”: 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99
v “Cheers”: 1990-91
v “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”: 1999-2000
“Witches of East End” (9 p.m., Lifetime): Can the “Witches of East End” continue to cast a spell over viewers? Season 2 opens with the Beauchamps fearing that a mystical presence entered their world when the portal of Asgard opened.
“Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” (9 p.m., CMT): “Survivor” apparently is for wimps. Brace yourself for “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.” It’s a reality series that has the wrestling icon pitting elite athletes against everyday men and women in grueling tests of strength, stamina and wit.
“The ’90s — The Last Great Decade?” (9 p.m., Nat Geo): The Gulf War, Kurt Cobain and Jeffrey Dahmer are among the ’90s touchstones in the first episode of this three-part documentary.
“Miley Cyrus — Bangerz Tour” (9 p.m., NBC): If you really want to peek backstage during Miley’s world tour, be my guest. She twerks hard for the money.
“Sister Wives” (9 p.m., TLC): Polygamist road trip! Get your kicks (and your kicks and your kicks and your kicks) on Route 66.
“The Last Ship” (9 p.m., TNT): This show would be a lot more fun if the character Chandler were the Chandler from “Friends.”
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Documentary about Packard Hall rebirth
“A Legacy Reborn: The Rebirth of the W.D. Packard Music Hall,” a new short documentary film on the history of the W.D. Packard Music Hall, was released last week on wdpackardband.com. The documentary highlights the history of the hall through nearly 60 years, and honors the legacy of automotive industry pioneer William Doud Packard.
Several community leaders and Packard Music Hall employees were interviewed for the film, including Packard band director Thom Groth, Auditorium Manager Chris Stephenson, and Warren 5th Ward Councilman Vince Flask. The film was made by 2 Ticks & The Dog Productions.
New developments in the W.D. Packard Music Hall’s future are highlighted in the documentary, as the Music Hall recently turned to JAC Management to handle programming. Featured in the film is the recent press conference detailing the Hall’s future held by Warren Mayor Doug Franklin and JAC Management CEO Eric Ryan, and attended by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan.