It's not just TV, it's HBO.
That's been true for many years now and few shows have been more impressive in that regard than The Wire. A dense and dark drama, it never received the attention it deserved on its original run, becoming a massive seller on home video and one of the best TV shows of the decade.
Now, its coming back to HBO for a full re-run of the entire series. And it looks like they've got a little something extra planned.
The start date is listed as September 4th and every show is going to be broadcast on HBO signature in some kind of high def. That's going to take a while to get through all 60 episodes and then we'll likely see them appear on Sky Atlantic in these waters. At some point, it probably means we'll finally get to see the show get a blu-ray box set. Which would be a most welcome addition to anyone's collection.