Press Release - 05.14.18
getTV TO CELEBRATE THE 25THANNIVERSARY OF “WALKER, TEXAS RANGER,” STARRING CHUCK NORRIS, BY AIRING THE SERIES BEGINNING JUNE 4
Episodes will be broadcast weekdays from 2PM-6PM ET/1PM-5PM CT and Sundays from 5PM-10PM ET/4PM-9PM CT
CULVER CITY, CA – May 14, 2018– In celebration of the 25thanniversary of the network premiere of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” getTV will air the wildly popular action-adventure series starring Chuck Norris, beginning June 4. Episodes will be broadcast weekdays from 2:00PM to 6:00PM ET/1-5C and Sundays from 5:00PM-10PM ET/4-7C.
Jeff Meier, getTV SVP Programming and General Manager said, “‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ is one of the most iconic TV crimefighting series of all time, and we know it remains as popular as ever among our getTV viewers. We’re excited to be bringing the adventures of Cordell Walker and his friends to getTV just in time to celebrate the show’s 25thanniversary year.”
Originally running for nine seasons, the show features martial artist superstar Norris as Cherokee crimefighter Walker, an old-school Texas Ranger partnered with a former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver, James Trivette, played by Clarence Gilyard Jr. (“Matlock”), who believes in a more modern approach involving computers and cellphones. Sheree J. Wilson (“Dallas”) is assistant district attorney Alex Cahill, character actor Noble Willingham is Ranger-turned-restauranteur C.D. Parker, and for the last three seasons, Nia Peeples (“Pretty Little Liars”) and Judson Mills (“As the World Turns”) are rookie Rangers Sydney Cooke and Francis Gage, respectively.
The majority of the series was filmed in and around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with many local residents used as extras. It spawned a 1999 spinoff series “Sons of Thunder” and a 2005 TV-movie “Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire.”
Among the many notable guest stars over the years were Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, Academy Award nominees Margaret Avery, Eileen Brennan, Gary Busey, Robert Forster, Mako, Haley Joel Osment, Valerie Perrine, Robert Vaughn, Stuart Whitman, Paul Winfield and Burt Young; future stars Bryan Cranston, Mila Kunis, Hill Harper, Josh Holloway, Tobey Maguire, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Giovanni Ribisi; future business leader Mark Cuban; future football legend Deion Sanders; wrestler Hulk Hogan; musical talents Joan Jett, Lee Greenwood, Barbara Mandrell and Dionne Warwick; Broadway actress-dancer Gwen Verdon; comedian Shelley Berman; series veterans John Amos, Barbara Bain, Tom Bosley, Mike Connors, Robert Culp, Tony Denison, James Drury, Erik Estrada, Robert Fuller, David Groh, Steve Kanaly, Howard Keel, Brian Keith, Ken Kercheval, Larry Manetti, Lee Majors, Michael Parks; Joe Penny, Mackenzie Phillips, Doris Roberts, John Schneider, Roy Thinnes and Clarence Williams III; and such other well-known actors as Steven Bauer, Susan Blakely, Robert Englund, David Huddleston, Geoffrey Lewis, Linda Purl, Alex Rocco, John Savage, Don Stroud, Rod Taylor and Danny Trejo.
getTV’s complete June schedule can be viewed at get.tv.
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