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Default AmericanLife TV April 2007 Highlights

AmericanLife TV Network, the only independent network devoted to the Baby Boomer spring with a bevy of April beauties, including a star-studded new episode of the healthy lifestyle series Alive & Well, a special hour-long episode of ‘Til Debt Do Us Part helping engaged couples out of debt, the premiere episodes of F Troop and Homefront, guest star turns by Star Trek’s Scotty and Sulu on The Gallant Men, and appearances by the likes of Sal Mineo on Combat!, and Boris Karloff and Peter Lawford on I Spy.

Saturday, April 7
* Alive & Well ( 6 p.m. ET ; 3 p.m. PT ): It’s showbiz time as host Michelle Harris visits the set of VH-1’s Celebrity Fit Club - guests include The Brady Bunch’s Maureen McCormick, Letters From Iwo Jima’s Jeremy Glazer, the singer Tiffany, Ross the Intern from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Celebrity Fit Club’s own Harvey Walden. Harris also drops in on marketers’ gift suites right before the Oscar ceremonies. Green is the theme as she talks health and beauty as companies prepare to get their natural products into the hands of celebrities. Others appearing in this episode includes: The Office’s Kate Flannery, Academy Award winner Alan Arkin, Stockard Channing, Andie McDowell and Mischa Barton.

Sunday, April 8
* ‘Til Debt Do Us Part ( 8 p.m. ET; 5 p.m. PT): Host Gail Vaz-Oxlade works with three young couples, all in love, engaged -- and deep in debt for this special hour-long episode. With $15,000 up for grabs, three couples complete some of the biggest challenges ever in their quest to become financially solvent before their wedding day.

The American Soldier holds forth Tuesdays on American Life, featuring weekly showings of the World War II dramas Combat! ( 8-9 p.m. ET/PT) and The Gallant Men (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) - while the comic side of military life flourishes on Saturday’s F Troop ( 9-9:30 p.m. ET/PT).

Tuesdays, April 10 and April 17
* The Gallant Men: Star Trek’s Scotty, James Doohan, guests on April 10, and then his shipmate Sulu, George Takei, shows up the following week in “One Puka Puka,” featuring a World War II unit of happy heroes inspired by comic book characters.

Saturday, April 21
* F Troop: The premiere episode shows how Private Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry) became Fort Courage ’s commanding officer.

Tuesday, April 24
* Combat!: Sal Mineo and Tom Skerrit guest on “Nothing to Lose,” as a young GI gets ridiculed for his city-street toughness and disregard for danger.

Sundays on AmericanLife TV celebrate the American Family with Homefront ( 10-11 p.m. ET/PT) and I’ll Fly Away (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), both of which offer plenty of April highlights.

Sunday, April 1
* Homefront: Viewers can prepare for Passover, which starts Monday night, by watching the “Shabbat Shalom” episode, in which Charlie (Harry O'Reilly) plans to convert to Judaism so that Gina (Giuliana Santini) will marry him.

Sunday, April 8
* Homefront: The series bid adieu to the airwaves in 1993 with this episode, “All Good Things,” in which Jeff (Kyle Chandler) joins the minor leagues and marries Ginger (Tammy Lauren), the Sloans (Ken Jenkins and Mimi Kennedy) reconcile, Anne (Wendy Phillips) walks without her leg braces and moves East with Al (John Slattery) and Coach Zelnick (James Gammon) cons Caroline (Sammi Davis).

Sunday, April 15
* Homefront: “S.N.A.F.U.,” the series’ pilot episode, received six 1992 Emmy nominations, including “Outstanding Made for Television Movie” and “Directing for a Miniseries or Specials,” and won Writers Guild of America honors for Best Original Long Form script.

Sunday, April 22
* I’ll Fly Away: Tonight’s episode, “Master Magician,” received a 1992 Emmy nomination for Best Writing.

Secret Agents lurk Wednesdays on AmericanLife TV, with such series as The Man from U.N.C.L.E (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) and I Spy (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).

Wednesday, April 4
* The Man from U.N.C.L.E..: A ‘50s TV series icon, Broderick Crawford of Highway Patrol, and a ‘70s one, Chad Everett of Medical Center , team up in tonight’s episode of the ‘60s classic.

Wednesday, April 11
* The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Ilya (David McCallum), Napoleon (Robert Vaughn) and Mr. Waverly (Leo G. Carroll) dance and swim in “The Discotheque Affair.”

Wednesday, April 18
* I Spy: horror film legend Boris Karloff guests in “Mainly on the Plains.”
* The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Jack Lord, pre-Hawaii Five-O, guests in “The Master’s Touch Affair.”

Wednesday, April 25
* I Spy: Peter Lawford and Vincent Gardenia guest in “Get Thee to a Nunnery.”
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