Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Merv and Judy Head New Get-TV Variety Night

Get-TV unveiled yesterday a new Monday night variety show line-up that kicks off October 12th with The Judy Garland Show at 8pm (ET ), Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey on Broadway at 9pm, and The Merv Griffin Show at 10pm. 

The Judy Garland Show originally aired in 1963 on CBS, but due to stiff competition from the popular Bonanza western series on NBC, it was canceled after its first season. GetTV will be airing all 26 of these episodes which featured guest stars such as Barbara Streisand, Diahann Carroll, Mel Torme, Bobby Darin, Ethel Merman, June Allyson and Jack Jones. 

In the 9pm time-slot will be a rotating variety program which may include classic CBS musical specials, or episodes from the Andy Williams, Dionne Warwick or Jim Nabors show. 

And last, but certainly not least, The Merv Griffin Show returns! To celebrate Merv's 50th anniversary ( the famed talk show host launched his series in the spring of 1965 ) Get-TV will feature a selection of 50 hand-picked episodes with such guest stars as Robert F. Kennedy, Carl Reiner, Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr., George Carlin, the Everly Brothers, Totie Fields and Jayne Mansfield. The episodes were originally an hour-and-a-half in length, but they will be trimmed down to one hour. 

Well, there you have it folks. It's a winning Fall line-up, and one that will finally rival Dancing with the Stars


  1. We don't get GET TV where I live - just south of Carmel Calif -- I would love to see some of the Judy shows again - I went to about 4 of the tapings at Television City.

    1. Well, knowing most TV fans, someone will be bound to tape the episodes off of television and upload them on Youtube within the year. I am surprised that GetTV isn't in your area, maybe you should write to them and let them know that they should set up an output there. Clevelanders complain about everything, and do you know what? We actually get stuff that way!

    2. How were you able to attend the initial tapings? That must have been something to watch Judy in person!

  2. Bobby Darin! You said Bobby Darin :-) What a lovely way to start the day!