Press Release - 05.02.16



The Month Also Includes a Mothers’ Day Block Starring Judy Garland, Lucille Ball & Liza Minnelli; Birthday Blocks Honoring John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart & Frank Capra; and More


CULVER CITY, CA – May 2, 2016 – getTV deploys an A-list lineup of Golden Age classics this May, featuring thrilling war epics, sidesplitting comedies, and star-studded dramas, airing in primetime all month long. The roster includes a month of war-time favorites starring Humphrey BogartSteve McQueen, and Jack Lemmon, every Thursday in May, in honor of Memorial Day; as well as a Mothers’ Day block featuring Liza MinnelliJudy Garland, and Lucille Ball, among others; and birthday blocks celebrating John WayneJimmy Stewart, and Frank Capra.


Highlights of getTV’s May programming lineup are as follows:

Photos are available here representing the month:


War Epics—Every Thursday in May, at 8 p.m. ET

getTV salutes the troops with eight war epics, airing every Thursday in May at 7 p.m. ET. The month-long event includes Humphrey Bogart in SAHARA, and Cameron Mitchell in OKINAWA (May 5); William Bendix in BATTLE STATIONS, and Jose Ferrer in THE COCKLESHELL HEROES (May 12); Jack Lemmon in OPERATION MAD BALL, and Steve McQueen in THE WAR LOVER (May 19); Burt Lancaster in CASTLE KEEP, and Kirk Douglas in THE HEROES OF TELEMARK (May 26). Additionally, getTV will air a special Memorial Day TOUR OF DUTY marathon, featuring 13 episodes of the 1987 Vietnam War drama starring Terence Knox and Tony Becker, on Monday, May 30, starting at 7 a.m. ET.


Mothers’ Day Marathon—Sun., May 8 at 6 p.m. ET

getTV celebrates some of Hollywood’s most beloved moms in a special Mothers’ Day variety block, kicking off with funny woman Moms Mabley on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW at 6 p.m. ET, and folk rock icon Mama Cass in the psychedelic 1968 special ANDY WILLIAMS’ KALEIDOSCOPE COMPANY at 7 p.m. ET. Next, Merv Griffin sits down with influential comedienne Lucille Ball and her children, Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr., on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW at 8 p.m. ET, followed by mother-daughter duo Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli in an unforgettable episode of THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW at 9 p.m. ET. Then, Merv welcomes Jayne Mansfield and her children—including four-year-old daughter Mariska Hargitay—to THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW at 10 p.m. ET. The block closes with country pioneer Dolly Parton performing a set of mountain standards with her parents and siblings on DOLLY, at 11 p.m. ET.


Barbara Stanwyck & Frank Capra—Fri., May 13 at 8 p.m. ET

getTV honors Oscar-winning auteur Frank Capra five days before his birthday, with a pair of classics starring Barbara Stanwyck as a missionary who falls for a Chinese warlord in THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN. Then, Stanwyck’s past threatens her romance with a young painter in LADIES OF LEISURE, at 10:05 p.m. ET.


Glenn Ford—Tues., May 17 at 8 p.m. ET

getTV presents Glenn Ford in a night of Noir, starring as a war hero on the run from the mob in MR. SOFT TOUCH, with Evelyn Keyes. And Ford tracks down a tax-evading crime boss in THE UNDERCOVER MAN, with Nina Foch, at 10:15 p.m. ET.


Jimmy Stewart—Sun., May 20 at 8 p.m. ET

Jimmy Stewart headlines a classic two-pack, as an Army Major tasked with stopping Japanese troops from advancing into China in THE MOUNTAIN ROAD. And Stewart stars as an ex-con whose attempts to settle down are thwarted by corrupt warden George Kennedy in FOOLS’ PARADE, with Kurt Russell, at 10:30 p.m. ET. Stewart would have celebrated his 108th birthday on May 20.


Elizabeth Taylor—Sun., May 27 at 8 p.m. ET

getTV puts the spotlight on Elizabeth Taylor, starring as a teen who witnessed her cousin’s shocking murder in SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER, with Katharine Hepburn; Taylor and Hepburn’s performances both earned Best Actress Oscar® nominations. And Taylor stars as a Golden Age actress attempting a comeback in THERE MUST BE A PONY, with Robert Wagner, at 10:45 p.m. ET.


John Wayne—Sat., May 28 at 7 p.m. ET

Saddle up with Western hero John Wayne in three of his earliest films, starring as a rancher accused of killing his rival in RANGE FEUD, with Buck Jones. Then, Wayne plays sidekick to Tim McCoy in the 1932 adventures TEXAS CYCLONE, at 8:30 p.m. ET, and TWO-FISTED LAW, at 10 p.m. ET. Wayne would have turned 109 on May 26.


Grace Moore—Tues., May 31 at 8 p.m. ET

Cinema siren Grace Moore shines in two musicals from 1937, starring as a singer who marries artist Cary Grant so she can get a visa in WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE. And Melvyn Douglas goes to desperate measures to get Moore to sing at his theatre in I’LL TAKE ROMANCE, at 10:30 p.m. ET.


For a complete schedule of films and times, visit In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)


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