Television: Reheat & Serve

Think there's a big appetite for cheesy cultural leftovers? VH1 does--and here's why viewers love it

If you are of a certain age--somewhere between Madonna and Britney--your memories of high school or college probably include profound, intense late-night conversations that went something like this: "Dude! Remember Lite-Brites? Remember Webster? Remember Frankie Goes to Hollywood?"

Thanks to the tireless efforts of VH1, it is becoming nearly impossible, dude, not to remember. A longtime way station for people too old for sister network MTV and too young for the History Channel, the music network found sudden relevance in 1997 with water-cooler hit Behind the Music, a saucy bio show about the travails of rock stars. But VH1 binged...

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