GetTV Unveils New Weekday Lineup
Sony Pictures TV’s classic TV multicast network GetTV has launched an all-new weekday schedule. It includes 14 television series to start, with more to be added throughout the cycle.
The new schedule is divided into three distinct blocks — Comedies, Westerns and Action/Crime — airing weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, beginning May 2.
In a special kick-off event, GetTV will present the two-hour premiere of the 1984 series Riptide, starring Perry King, Joe Penny and Thom Bray, as part of the network’s Silver Screen Favorites block on Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m. ET.
Highlights of the daytime programming lineup include long-lost comedies The Ghost & Mrs. Muir and Nanny and the Professor; the Old West epic The Restless Gun, which makes its GetTV debut after having rarely been seen on television since its original run; and a wall-to-wall afternoon block of rarely seen crime favorites featuring the Aaron Spelling standout S.W.A.T; Ernest Borgnine and Jan-Michael Vincent in Airwolf; Riptide and Hardcastle and Mccormick, created by award-winning crime author and TV producer Stephen J. Cannell; a special 30th anniversary year presentation of The Equalizer, which spawned the hit 2014 Denzel Washington thriller of the same name, and its upcoming 2017 sequel.
The daytime series block concludes with back-to-back episodes of the gripping police drama In the Heat of the Night, starring Carroll O’Connor, based off 1967’s Oscar-winning Sidney Poitier/Rod Steiger movie of the same name.