Press Release - 3.30.16



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


(Judy Garland beams as guest Louis Nye enjoys Chita Rivera's performance on THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW, airing Monday, April 11.)

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 DamoneChita RiveraPeter Lawford, and Louis Jourdan; and rare specials starring Woody AllenAndy WilliamsDolly 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 DavisOlivia de HavillandWillie MaysAndy WarholGlenn Ford and more.


getTV’s April Monday Night Variety Block schedule is as follows:

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April 4

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.


April 11

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.


  April 18

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.


April 25

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 RobertsBEVERLY HILLBILLIES fan favorite Irene Ryan, and songwriter Judy Collins.



For a complete schedule of dates and times, visit 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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