MeTV Diginet To Pay Tribute To ‘M*A*S*H’
Weigel Broadcasting’s classic television network MeTV salutes the comedy and quality of M*A*S*H with two exclusive, special events this November.
First, actor Jamie Farr hosts his 10 favorite episodes of M*A*S*H in the weeklong celebration M*A*S*H: The Best By Farr, airing 7-8 p.m. ET, Monday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 4.
Then, MeTV assembles many of the cast and creators of M*A*S*H to look back on one of the most powerful and riveting broadcast television events in history with MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale, airing at 7-10 p.m. ET on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11.
Famous for his starring role as Maxwell Klinger, Jamie Farr looks back on the famous series and shares his 10 “best of” episodes exclusively with MeTV viewers. Hosting a full week collection of his favorite and most memorable episodes, Farr will share thoughts, insights, memories and anecdotes as part of each show. Viewers can also enjoy more of these special stories from Farr on the network website MeTV.com.
“It is an honor and a treat to share some of my favorite M*A*S*H episodes with our audience,” said Farr. “They are favorites because they hold a personal back story which I share with you in each of my introductions. I consider myself a very fortunate actor who was selected to be part of an iconic television series that was well acted, well directed, well produced and well written. As Dean Martin sings: ‘How lucky can one guy be?’ ”
“No series better represents the achievements of commercial television,” said Neal Sabin, vice-chairman of Weigel Broadcasting. “M*A*S*H was and is funny, poignant, and relevant. We are proud to be the home of this timeless series and to present these special recollections of the cast and creators.”
Cast and creators who will appear in MeTV Remembers the M*A*S*H Finale include actors Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, William Christopher, Mike Farrell, Gary Burghoff, Wayne Rogers, and writers and producers Burt Metcalfe, Gene Reynolds, Thad Mumford, Dan Wilcox, David Isaacs, Elisa Davis, Ken Levine.
MeTV is available in 96% of the U.S.