getTV Revamps Weekday Schedule


CULVER CITY: A roster of 14 classic series will form getTV’s all-new weekday schedule, which will be divided into three distinct blocks: comedies, Westerns and action/crime.

The new lineup will begin airing weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., starting May 2. In a special kick-off event, getTV will present the two-hour premiere of the 1984 series Riptide as part of the network’s Silver Screen Favorites block on Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m.

Highlights of the daytime programming lineup include the comedies The Ghost & Mrs. Muir and Nanny and the Professor; the Old West epic The Restless Gun; and crime favorites such as S.W.A.T, Airwolf, Riptide and Hardcastle and Mccormick. There will also be 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 police drama In the Heat of the Night.

“getTV’s viewers have made it clear that, in addition to the classic films we’re known for, they also want to dig even deeper into their favorite long-lost TV programs of yesteryear,” said Jeff Meier, the senior VP of programming at getTV. “This new lineup allows us to give our audience the best of both worlds, as we present great series during the day, and memorable movies at night.”