Thursday, April 09, 2020

May is The Month of Mayberry on MeTV; The Happy Days of Garry Marshall Special Airing May 12 on ABC

The Month of Mayberry

MeTV proudly presents "The Month of Mayberry," a month-long celebration of all the memorable television series featuring Mayberry and its beloved characters. During this special event, viewers can tune-in to see specially selected episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (including rare color episodes), the beloved spin-off Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., and the spin-off series Mayberry R.F.D., along with the made-for-TV reunion movie Return to Mayberry. And that's not all...check out guest appearances by Don Knotts on Matlock, Jim Nabors on The Carol Burnett Show, all your fave Mayberry actors on The Love Boat, and more! See the full details below:

Kickoff:
Sunday, May 3 - Premiere episodes and pilots!
The Andy Griffith Show "The New Housekeeper" 5PM | 4C
The Andy Griffith Show "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." 5:30PM | 4:30C
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course" 6PM | 5C
Mayberry R.F.D. "Andy and Helen Get Married" 6:30PM | 5:30C

Week 1: May 4–10
Weekdays, May 4–8
The Andy Griffith Show - The Color Years "The Best of the Color Episodes" 7AM | 6C
Mayberry R.F.D. "The Best of Mayberry R.F.D." 7:30AM | 6:30C
Matlock "Special Guest Don Knotts" 10AM | 9C
The Andy Griffith Show "All About Andy" - The Best of Sheriff Andy Taylor 8PM | 7C, 8:30PM | 7:30C
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "The Best of Gomer" 9PM | 8C
The Carol Burnett Show "Special Guest Jim Nabors" 11PM | 10C

Sunday, May 10
The Love Boat 5PM | 4C "Crew Confessions / Haven't I Seen You? / Reunion" Don Knotts romances Julie Newmar!
The Love Boat 6PM | 6C "Hidden Treasure/Picture from the Past/Ace's Salary" Andy Griffith sets sail with...Andy Warhol!

Week 2: May 11–17
Weekdays, May 11–15
The Andy Griffith Show - The Color Years "The Best of the Color Episodes" 7AM | 6C
Mayberry R.F.D. "The Best of Mayberry R.F.D." 7:30AM | 6:30C
Matlock "Special Guest Don Knotts" 10AM | 9C
The Andy Griffith Show "The Fife Is Right" - The Best of Barney Fife 8PM | 7C, 8:30PM | 7:30C
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "Jim Nabors Sings" 9PM | 8C
The Carol Burnett Show "Special Guests Ken Berry and Ronnie Schell" 11PM | 10C

Sunday, May 17
The Love Boat 5PM | 4C "Farnsworth's Fling / Three in a Bed / I Remember Helen / Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia / Gopher Farnsworth Smith (Part 1)" Jim Nabors plays Wayne Bouton, the Valet.
The Love Boat 6PM | 5C "Farnsworth's Fling / Three in a Bed / I Remember Helen / Merrill, Melanie & Melanesia / Gopher Farnsworth Smith (Part 2)" Jim Nabors plays Wayne Bouton, the Valet.

Week 3: May 18–24
Weekdays, May 18–22
The Andy Griffith Show - The Color Years "The Best of the Color Episodes" 7AM | 6C
Mayberry R.F.D. "The Best of Mayberry R.F.D." 7:30AM | 6:30C
Matlock "Special Guest Don Knotts" 10AM | 9C
The Andy Griffith Show "Opie Dokie" - The Best of Ron Howard's Opie Taylor 8PM | 7C, 8:30PM | 7:30C
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "Guest Stars Week" 9PM | 8C

Sunday, May 24
The Love Boat 5PM | 4C "Tony and Julie / Separate Beds / America's Sweetheart" Gomer Pyle's Ronnie Schell portrays Mr. Scott, the Director.
The Love Boat 6PM | 5C "Third Wheel / Grandmother's Day / Second String Mom" Mayberry R.F.D.'s Ken Berry sets sails on the Pacific Princess.

Week 4: May 25–31
Weekdays, May 25–29
The Andy Griffith Show - The Color Years "The Best of the Color Episodes" 7AM | 6C
Mayberry R.F.D. "The Best of Mayberry R.F.D." 7:30AM | 6:30C
Matlock "Featuring Mayberry Favorites Betty Lynn, Aneta Corsaut and Jack Dodson" 10AM | 9C
The Andy Griffith Show "The Bee Team" - The Best of Aunt Bee, Otis, Ernest, Gomer and Goober 8PM | 7C, 8:30PM | 7:30C
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. "Favorite Characters" 9PM | 8C

Sunday, May 31
Return to Mayberry (1986) 5PM | 4C The cast comes back together again for this charming reunion special.


The Happy Days of Garry Marshall

In a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt tribute to a Hollywood legend, the stars of some of TV and film's most iconic titles, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, come together to celebrate The Happy Days of Garry Marshall, airing Tuesday, May 12 from 8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT on ABC. In this special, Marshall's family and friends share their favorite memories of the creative genius behind some of the most memorable series in television history. It was 1974 when Marshall created his first series for ABC and introduced America to "The Cunninghams." Each week, millions gathered around the television set for Happy Days, shared in the hilarious hijinks of Laverne DeFazio and her best friend, Shirley Feeney, on Laverne & Shirley, and witnessed the "out-of-this-world" adventures of a Martian named Mork on “Mork & Mindy.”

Not only was Marshall a force in television, he directed a wide range of critically acclaimed feature films including Pretty Woman, Beaches, Runaway Bride and The Princess Diaries, creating countless memories for generations around the world. Join stars Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman); Ron Howard, Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Henry Winkler (Happy Days); Cindy Williams, David Lander and Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley); Pam Dawber (Mork & Mindy); Barbara Hershey (Beaches); and Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine (The Princess Diaries) for an evening full of laughs and heartfelt memories about a man who put family first and spent his life and career making us laugh.

Additional appearances in The Happy Days of Garry Marshall include ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and actors Abigail Breslin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cary Elwes, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe and John Stamos, as well as Marshall's wife, Barbara, and their children Scott, Kathleen and Lori, who share never-before-heard stories about Marshall, including a look back at the start of his career in Hollywood. Tune in Tuesday, May 12! 


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 26

The Last O.G. - "The First Hump Is the Hardest" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
With Wavy's help, Tray tracks down the person who shot him to set things straight; Jasmine has second thoughts about her relationship with Tray.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Bearer of Bad News" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin wants his son in his wedding, but Miranda might not be on board.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "Mr. Big Stuffed" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown lets business success go to his head, but he gets taken down a peg when the residents threaten to move out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 25)

Tuesday, October 26

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Catch Drew on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Victoria Jackson (Strip Mall/Romeo!) - Victoria is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls/So Notorious) - Tori appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Tisha Campbell (Dr. Ken/Rita Rocks/My Wife and Kids/The Jamie Foxx Show/Martin)- Tisha talks about Netflix's Inside Job on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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