Press Release - 3.23.16

 

getTV PRESENTS AN ALL-NEW “GET LOST IN TV” LINEUP HIGHLIGHTING GENE RODDENBERRY’S DEBUT SERIES, THE 1963 MILITARY DRAMA THE LIEUTENANT, AIRING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN APRIL AT 8pE

  

The Block Puts the Spotlight on Five Episodes Each Week, with Guests Such as Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Ricardo Montalban, & More

 A downloadable image is available here: https://bit.ly/1RlsP1S
 

CULVER CITY, CA – Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – getTV deploys an all-new “Get Lost In TV” April lineup, with a tribute to Gene Roddenberry’s classic 1963 military series THE LIEUTENANT, every Wednesday at 8pE

The weekly block, which kicks off on April 6, presents four episodes, airing back-to-back, to create the ultimate vintage binge watching experience. Future blocks will highlight beloved leading man James Stewart in the 1971 family comedy THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW, among others.
 

Running from 1963 to 1964, THE LIEUTENANT starred Gary Lockwood as USMC Second Lieutenant William Rice, and Robert Vaughn as Rice’s company commander Captain Raymond Rambridge, who find trouble and corruption festering among fellow soldiers and superiors, alike, at Camp Pendleton. The series was the first created by influential writer and producer Gene Roddenberry, two years before he changed the face of science fiction forever with the space opera STAR TREK. In fact, it was the controversy over THE LIEUTENANT’s racially-charged episode “To Set It Right” (airing April 6)—featuring guest stars Dennis Hopper and Nichelle Nichols—that inspired Roddenberry in his future work.

 

A video clip is available from the episode "To Set It Right" : https://bit.ly/getTV_TheLieutenant

 

The month-long event highlights 16 classic episodes from the series’ first season, as Lieutenant Rice investigates allegations of commander cruelty, defends a court marshaled comrade, fights to clear his name from a reporter’s accusations, and deals with the terrors of war. The block includes four themed lineups highlighting special guests such as “Oscar®-Nominated Actors” (April 6) Rip TornRobert DuvallDennis Hopper, and Katharine Ross; “TV Sitcom Stars” (April 13) Ted BessellBill BixbyEddie Albert, and Norman Fell; “TV Drama Actors” (April 20) Greg MorrisChad EverettLinda Evans, and Barbara Bain; and future “STAR TREK” stars (April 27) Leonard NimoyNichelle Nichols and Ricardo Montalban. THE LIEUTENANT was acquired from Warner Bros. Distribution.

 

For a complete schedule of series 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.)
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