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, February 20

Night Court - "Taught and Bothered" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Abby finds she has a crush on the HR rep who's come to teach the Night Court crew about respect in the workplace; Wyatt gets more than he bargained for when he asks Dan for a thank-you.

Extended Family - "The Consequences of Helping People" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Julia helps get Jim out of a jam by lying and conniving to get his friend's kid into an exclusive private school, but there are unforeseen consequences to her dishonesty.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Catch Jenny on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Natasha Leggero (Broke/Dice/Another Period/Free Agents) - Natasha is a guest on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jon Cryer (Extended Family/Two and a Half Men/The Trouble with Normal/Partners/The Famous Teddy Z) - Jon appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abigail Spencer (Extended Family) and Donald Faison (Extended Family/The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Abigail and Donald talk about Extended Family on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Josh in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Swank (Camp Wilder) and Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Hilary and Alan talk about Ordinary Angels on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet) - Gina talks about the new season of Not Dead Yet on ABC on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza is joining the Drew's News desk to cover stories like why baby talk might be a sign of a healthy relationship and choker necklaces making a comeback in 2024 on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November-February)

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
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12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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