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COMEDY ICON AND OSCAR®-WINNING AUTEUR WOODY ALLEN STARS IN THE CLASSIC VARIETY SPECIAL WOODY ALLEN LOOKS AT 1967, AIRING MONDAY, APRIL 4 AT 9 P.M. ET, ONLY ON getTV
Highlights of the Rare Event Include Charming Skits with Liza Minnelli, a Performance by R&B Icon Aretha Franklin, and a Q&A with Political Commentator William F. Buckley
CULVER CITY, CA – April 1, 2016 – getTV takes viewers back in time as influential comedian and Oscar®-winning filmmaker Woody Allen hosts the rare variety special WOODY ALLEN LOOKS AT 1967, debuting on Monday, April 4, at 9 p.m. ET. Joining Allen in this Kraft Music Hall December 1967 special is an impressive guest list that features music icons Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin, and political commentator William F. Buckley. WOODY ALLEN LOOKS AT 1967 airs as part of getTV’s popular Monday Night Variety Block, putting the spotlight on classic series and specials in a lineup that includes THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW at 8 p.m. ET and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW at 10 p.m. ET.
Highlights of this special event feature Allen and the incomparable Liza Minnelli in a pair of charming skits, starring as a husband and wife bickering over the latest fashion trends, and spoofing the on-the-run romance of Bonnie and Clyde. Other unforgettable moments include Allen as Baby Bobby Dimple, a fictional washed-up child star who pouts his way into politics; R&B icon Aretha Franklin’s powerhouse performance of her signature 1967 hits “Respect” and “Chain Of Fools”; Minnelli’s breezy medley of the ‘60s standards “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” and “Up, Up And Away”; and a spirited Q&A segment with William F. Buckley, as the noted conservative commentator sits down with the left-leaning Allen to discuss and debate a variety of hot topics—such as Israeli independence, Lyndon Johnson, and more—while fielding questions from the audience.
A Clip Featuring Liza Minnelli and Woody Allen can be downloaded by visiting: http://bit.ly/Allen-Minnelli
An Allen/Buckley clip is available here: http://bit.ly/Allen-Buckley
For a complete schedule of series and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing this program on the date noted above, the special mentioned is scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)
HOLLYWOOD’S BRIGHTEST STARS SHINE ON getTV, IN AN ALL-NEW APRIL VARIETY BLOCK LINEUP FEATURING JUDY GARLAND, BETTE DAVIS, ARETHA FRANKLIN & MORE, EVERY MONDAY ALL MONTH LONG, STARTING AT 8 P.M. ET
Highlights Include Chita Rivera, Peter Lawford & Louis Jourdan on THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, and Specials Starring Woody Allen, Andy Williams, Dolly Parton, & Dick Van Dyke
And Merv Griffin Sits Down with Entertainment Icons Olivia de Havilland, Willie Mays, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, & Glenn Ford on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW
CULVER CITY, CA – March 30, 2016 – getTV unveils a star-studded Monday Night Variety block in April, as some of entertainment’s biggest names deliver unforgettable performances, shine in charming skits, and sit down for insightful interviews, every week starting at 8 p.m. ET. This month’s roster includes classic episodes of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW featuring appearances by Vic Damone, Chita Rivera, Peter Lawford, and Louis Jourdan; and rare specials starring Woody Allen, Andy Williams, Dolly Parton, and Dick Van Dyke at 9 p.m. ET; followed by some of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW’s most iconic episodes at 10 p.m. ET, with special guests Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Willie Mays, Andy Warhol, Glenn Ford and more.
getTV’s April Monday Night Variety Block schedule is as follows:
Photos are Available Here: http://bit.ly/getTV_April2016
8 p.m. ET: Judy Garland blazes through a set of classic tunes, including her trademark rendition of “Get Happy,” backed by jazz singer Robert Cole and His Trio, in this “Judy Garland In Concert” episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW.
9 p.m. ET: Influential filmmaker and comedian Woody Allen recaps the year’s biggest events in the Kraft Music Hall Special WOODY ALLEN LOOKS AT 1967, featuring satirical skits, musical performances by Aretha Franklin and Liza Minnelli, and a Q&A with political commentator William F. Buckley.
10 p.m. ET: Merv celebrates the legacy of Oscar®-winning filmmaker William Wyler with this tribute episode featuring Golden Age icons Bette Davis, who took home the Best Actress Oscar® for her role in Wyler’s 1938 drama JEZEBEL, and Olivia de Havilland, who won the Best Actress Oscar® for her role in Wyler’s 1949 classic THE HEIRESS. Also on hand for the festivities are Walter Pidgeon and Samantha Eggar.
8 p.m. ET: The magic of Old Hollywood comes to life in this 1964 episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, featuring crooner Vic Damone, comedian Louis Nye and historian Ken Murray, and topped by an energetic performance by Broadway star Chita Rivera, before her turn as the original Velma Kelly in CHICAGO launched her into superstardom.
9 p.m. ET: Songsmith Andy Williams delivers a night of laughs and music in a special episode of THE ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW, featuring comedy icons Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, and a medley with singer Shirley Bassey, whose sings “I Who Have Nothing.”
10 p.m. ET: Merv Griffin sits down with baseball legend Willie Mays—just five months after hitting his 500th career homerun—and chats with jazz star Lionel Hampton, and actress Tallulah Bankhead.
8 p.m. ET: Judy Garland welcomes famed funny lady Martha Raye and THIN MAN star Peter Lawford to the show, and puts the skills of world-renowned impersonator Rich Little to the test, as he channels the voices of John Wayne, Jack Benny, Orson Welles, Bing Crosby, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, and many more.
9 p.m. ET: Country music icon Dolly Parton shares the stage with fellow genre pioneer Lynn Anderson, performing a medley of Country standards including a fun duet of the Parton classic “Dumb Blonde,” on the 1976 series DOLLY.
9:30 p.m. ET: Chart-topping Country star Tennessee Ernie Ford brings his signature baritone and trademark humor to DOLLY, in this rare 1977 episode.
10 p.m. ET: Merv Griffin sits down with Andy Warhol for a famously tight-lipped interview, in which the eccentric artist answers Merv’s questions only with whispers to muse Edie Sedgwick, and nods of yes or no, for the duration of the 20-minute segment. The episode also features acclaimed actress and writer Renee Taylor, and future SEINFELD standout Reni Santoni.
8 p.m. ET: Judy Garland shines in this 1964 episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, featuring actor Louis Jourdan, vocal quartet The Kirby Stone Four, and historian Ken Murray showcasing some of his Hollywood home movies.
9 p.m. ET: Funnyman Dick Van Dyke teams up with trailblazing comedienne Carol Burnett and polarizing comic Andy Kaufman in a special episode of the short-lived 1976 comedy series DICK VAN DYKE AND COMPANY, featuring musical guests KC And The Sunshine Band.
10 p.m. ET: Merv Griffin presents an eclectic guest list featuring beloved leading man Glenn Ford and his wife Kathryn Hays, as well as groundbreaking televangelist Oral Roberts, BEVERLY HILLBILLIES fan favorite Irene Ryan, and songwriter Judy Collins.
For a complete schedule of dates and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing these programs on the dates noted above, some of the series mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)