Press Release - 2.24.16
LAUGH OUT LOUD WITH getTV IN A CLASSIC COMEDY EVENT FEATURING ENTERTAINMENT ICONS LUCILLE BALL IN THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL & JERRY LEWIS IN THREE ON A COUCH, THURSDAYS IN PRIMETIME ALL MONTH LONG
Other Highlights Include a Three Stooges Three-Pack, an Easter Airing of the Biblical Epic BARABBAS, and Stunts Starring Joan Crawford, Dean Martin, Fred Astaire, and More
CULVER CITY, CA – Wed., February 24, 2016 – getTV springs into March with a star-studded lineup featuring raucous comedies, heart-stopping thrillers, Old West favorites, and celebrated dramas, airing in primetime all month long. The roster features a themed Comedy Month block, airing every Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, starring Jack Lemmon, Dean Martin, and Lucille Ball, among others; as well as birthday blocks honoring Joan Crawford and Jerry Lewis; a pair of Westerns starring Randolph Scott; and a special Easter Sunday screening of the 1962 Bible epic BARABBAS, starring Anthony Quinn.
Highlights of getTV’s March programming lineup are as follows:
The Three Stooges—Thurs., Mar. 3 at 8 p.m. ET
getTV salutes the original kings of comedy, as The Three Stooges help a descendant of Phileas Fogg in THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE. Then, at 10:15 p.m. ET, the boys have an intergalactic showdown with alien enemies in THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT, and battle Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Wild Bill in the Old West romp THE OUTLAWS IS COMING, with Adam West, at 12:20 a.m. ET.
From Screwball To Musical: MY SISTER EILEEN—Thurs., Mar. 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Experience the same story told in two different ways, starring Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair as sisters who attract the attention of a handsome magazine editor in the 1942 screwball comedy MY SISTER EILEEN. Then, Betty Garrett pretends to be her spunky sister to capture the attention of playboy Jack Lemmon in the 1955 musical makeover MY SISTER EILEEN, with Janet Leigh and Dick York, at 10:20 p.m. ET.
Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth—Fri., Mar. 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Fred Astaire falls for single lady Rita Hayworth, but her father doesn’t approve, in YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER, with Adolphe Menjou. And Astaire and Hayworth get caught in a love triangle in YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH, at 10:20 p.m. ET.
Clowning Around with Red & Lucy—Thurs., Mar. 17 at 8 p.m. ET
Desperate to get his fiancé back, Red Skelton takes a job as a traveling salesman. His earnest attempt is foiled, however, when one of his customers is killed, turning him into a person of interest in THE FULLER BRUSH MAN, with Adele Jergens. Then, Lucille Ball stars as a klutzy cosmetics saleslady whose door-to-door operation is ruined when a customer is murdered, leaving her as the prime suspect in THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL, with Eddie Albert and featuring a cameo by Red Skelton, at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Randolph Scott—Sat., Mar. 19 at 7 p.m. ET
Saddle up with Western icon Randolph Scott in a pair of Old West classics, as Scott rides out for revenge in CORONER CREEK, with Marguerite Chapman. Then, Scott is a man on the lam in HANGMAN’S KNOT, with Donna Reed, at 9:15 p.m. ET.
Dean Martin—Thurs., Mar. 24 at 8 p.m. ET
Dean Martin stars in a pair of Matt Helm capers, tracking down the creator of the deadly heliobeam in MURDERER’S ROW, with Ann-Margret and Karl Malden. Then, Martin must recover a government flying saucer in THE AMBUSHERS, at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Joan Crawford—Fri., Mar. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
getTV celebrates Joan Crawford with a classic three-pack, in honor of her birthday on March 23, featuring Crawford as a troubled woman whose violent past comes back to haunt her in the William Castle thriller STRAIT-JACKET. Then, Crawford rules the big top as a ringmaster whose circus is plagued by brutal murders in BERSERK, at 10:15 p.m. ET. And Crawford cares for a deaf and blind teen in THE STORY OF ESTHER COSTELLO, at 12:35 a.m. ET.
BARABBAS (1962)—Sun., Mar. 27 at 8 p.m. ET
Celebrate Easter with Anthony Quinn as one of the Bible’s most infamous figures, in this epic tale of the titular criminal’s life following the events of the fateful day when he was spared while Jesus was crucified. Jack Palance and Ernest Borgninealso star.
Jerry Lewis—Sun., Thurs. 31 at 8 p.m. ET
getTV pays tribute to legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, in celebration of his 90th birthday on March 16, in a night of laughs starring Lewis as a desperate man posing as three different men to cure his psychiatrist fiance’s men-hating patients, thus allowing the lovebirds to start a new life in Paris in THREE ON A COUCH, with Janet Leigh. And Lewis is accused of double-crossing the mob in the mistaken identity hit THE BIG MOUTH, at 10:35 p.m. ET.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. 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.)