Friday, July 14, 2006

TV Land September Highlights, Include Jeffersons Launch and Three's Company Weekend W/Spinoffs and Unaired Pilot; TCA Tour Cable: Day 5

TV Land will give viewers loads of stunts and specials this September, along with a schedule change! First, TV Land will launch their newest show The Jeffersons, with a 72-hour Labor Day Weekends marathon Sept. 2-4. The Jeffersons will air in the new TV Land line-up starting Sept. 5 airing weekdays at 12:30 p.m. and every night at 10:30 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. ET/PT. The mini-marathons from 12-4a and 11a-2p are both gone, which means sitcoms are back during those time periods! Shows like 227, What's Happening!!, and Night Court get regular airings again. TV Land also will air Daniel Boone for four afternoons Sept. 5-8 at 2 p.m. They will also have a 48-hour marathon of the show Aug. 26-27 on-air and it will premiere with three uncut episodes each week on TVLand.com for four weeks.
Stunts include a Three's Company weekend the weekend of Sept. 16-17, that will include both spin-offs--The Ropers & Three's a Crowd, along with an unaired pilot of Three's Company, for the first time on TV Land or on television! TV Land also will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the night Star Trek premiered on Sept. 8 with three classic episodes. And remember Star Trek joins TV Land and TVLand.com starting in November! Like last year, TV Land will encourage families to eat together with a CASA Family Night marathon on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9-11 p.m., and the following day they will pre-empt programming from 6-7 p.m. to encourage families to eat at that time together. Finally, TV Land will debut its newest original, Generation Boom, a four-part special airing 10-11 p.m. from Sept. 26-29. Baby boomers will for sure want to tune in for that!
For more on the stunts and the regular schedule changes, click here for all the September info!

Now to some TCA news, A&E Network kicks off its exclusive cable television presentation of CSI: Miami with a Labor Day Marathon, on Monday, September 4, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. The critically acclaimed series will run on A&E every weeknight at 8pm ET/PT, beginning that evening.
Court TV, acquired in full by Time Warner in May, takes the first step in maximizing the resources of its new corporate parent Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. by building on its movie line up with Most Wanted Movies(SM), premiering Thursday, August 17, at 8 P.M. ET/PT. Every Thursday at 8 P.M., Court TV will air a recently-produced feature film in the crime and investigation genre from Turner's vast library, with a line-up that includes action, drama and comedy. Scheduling of the films was closely coordinated between all the Turner networks to maximize audience. Most films will run two hours in duration and will feature commercial breaks. Films longer than two hours will air at 7 P.M. ET/PT. The network's selections for Most Wanted Movies(SM) include such films as "Seven" (8/24); "In the Line of Fire" (8/31); "A Few Good Men"; "The Client"; "Runaway Jury"; "Pelican Brief"; "Analyze This"; "Donnie Brasco" and the August 17 premiere, "Bad Boys," starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence among many others.
USA Network has acquired the cable television rights from Buena Vista Television to the record-breaking #1 movie in America, Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Taking in more than $135 million in its opening weekend, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest shattered the record for the biggest three-day weekend ever beating the previous record-holder Spider-Man by almost $21 million. In addition, USA will build on the pirate fever currently sweeping the nation with the basic cable premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl this Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the start of the broadcast version of the TCA summer tour, starting with CBS Day 1!

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