getTV Adds Classic Sonny & Cher Shows to Lineup


CULVER CITY: getTV is expanding its Monday Night Variety Block with the addition of classic episodes of hit variety shows featuring Sonny Bono and Cher.

The Monday Night Variety Block lineup will feature handpicked episodes of several hit variety shows featuring the former husband-and-wife duo, including The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Cher and The Sonny & Cher Show. These shows will air every Monday at 8 p.m., beginning September 12. Many of the episodes slated to run on getTV have not been seen on the small screen in more than a decade.

The programming block will kick off with three weeks of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, featuring guest stars such as Jimmy Durante, Jean Stapleton, Andy Griffith, Frankie Vallie, Burt Reynolds and more. Throughout the year, the Monday Night Variety Block lineup will also feature Cher and The Sonny & Cher Show, including episodes with big-name guest stars such as Betty White, Elton John, The Jackson 5, Muhammad Ali, Don Knotts, David Bowie, Carol Burnett and more.

Jeff Meier, the senior VP of programming at getTV, said, “Last year, getTV brought back Judy Garland to our Monday Night Variety Block. And this year, we believe the only entertainer who can possibly follow her is Cher. Cher is a quadruple threat—an icon of music, movies, fashion and TV—relevant across six decades, and we’re thrilled to present this handpicked selection of episodes from across her three variety series, two of them showcasing her unique and endearing relationship with the beloved Sonny Bono. We’re happy to make these shows available again to the legions of fans who first fell in love with Cher while watching them, and to newer generations just now discovering the magic of Cher.”