Obit: Eli Wallach

Veteran film, stage and television actor Eli Wallach has died.

Wallach’s most memorable film roles included Calvera in The Magnificent Seven and Tuco (The Ugly) in the classic Clint Eastwood spaghetti western The Good The Bad and The Ugly. He guested on a number of classic TV shows, including Kojak, Naked City and Playhouse 90. Wallach was also one of three actors to play special guest villain Mr. Freeze on the campy 1960s series Batman (the others were Otto Preminger and George Sanders).

Wallach passed away Tuesday in New York. He was 98 years old.

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getTV Signs Major Expansion Deal

National classic movie digital network getTV is adding 33 more markets, expanding its reach to nearly 70% of U.S. TV households.

getTV announced its deal with Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group on Monday, with Sinclair agreeing to add the multicast service in 33 of its markets by the end of September. Here’s a list of the new getTV affiliates:

Market Station Primary Affiliation
Baltimore WNUV The CW
Birmingham WTTO The CW
Boise KYUU The CW
Buffalo WNYO MyNetworkTV
Cedar Rapids KGAN CBS
Charleston SC WTAT FOX
Charleston WV WCHS ABC
Cincinnati WSTR MyNetworkTV
Columbia MO KRCG CBS
Columbia SC WACH FOX
Columbus OH WTTE FOX
Des Moines KDSM FOX
Greensboro WMYV MyNetworkTV
Greenville SC WMYA MyNetworkTV
Las Vegas KVMY MyNetworkTV
Lexington WDKY FOX
Madison WMSN FOX
Milwaukee WVTV The CW
Minneapolis-St. Paul WUCW The CW
Mobile WFGX MyNetworkTV
Nashville WUXP MyNetworkTV
Norfolk WTVZ MyNetworkTV
Oklahoma City KOCB The CW
Paducah WDKA MyNetworkTV
Pittsburgh WPGH FOX
Portland ME WGME CBS
Portland OR KATU ABC
Rochester NY WUHF FOX
St. Louis KDNL ABC
Tallahassee WTWC NBC
Wichita KMTW MyNetworkTV

getTV launched in February 2014 and is a service of Sony Pictures Television. It airs a 24/7 schedule of classic movies on broadcast stations across America, including WFUT New York, KFTR Los Angeles and WGBO Chicago.

For more info, visit the getTV website.

Cozi TV Coming To 8 More Markets

Classic TV digital multicast network Cozi TV is expanding into eight new markets, including Seattle and Pittsburgh.

The new affiliates are KFFV Seattle, WBGN-CD Pittsburgh, WHNO New Orleans, KWHB Tulsa, KWHE Honolulu, KWHS Colorado Springs CO, WHME South Bend IN and WCVI St. Croix USVI. All markets are scheduled to launch this summer.

Cozi TV programming includes such off-network classics as Charlie’s Angels, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lone Ranger, Magnum P.I. and The Six Million Dollar Man. It is owned by NBCUniversal.

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Obit: Casey Kasem

Legendary radio disc jockey and voice artist Casey Kasem has passed away.

Kasem was best known for his four-decade role as host of the syndicated radio countdown show American Top 40. He was the voice of Shaggy on the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo Where Are You? and its numerous sequels.

Casey Kasem also voiced many other cartoon characters including Alexander on Josie & The Pussycats and Robin the Boy Wonder on Super Friends. He guested on such classic TV shows as Charlie’s Angels, Hawaii Five-0 and Quincy M.E. and was a booth announcer for NBC-TV in 1970s and 80s.

Kasem died Sunday in Gig Harbor, WA at the age of 82.

Obit: Ruby Dee

Veteran character actress Ruby Dee has died.

Dee was best known for her stage and film roles, including The Jackie Robinson Story, A Raisin in the Sun and American Gangster. She was a regular on daytime soap Guiding Light and primetime soap Peyton Place. Dee also guested on such classic TV shows as The Defenders, The Fugitive and Police Woman.

Dee was married to actor Ossie Davis from 1948 until his death in 2005. The 91 year old Dee passed away Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, New York.

Movies! Diginet Adding 5 Affiliates

Classic movies digital network Movies! is coming to five new markets.

The new affiliates are WJZY Charlotte (Channel 46.2), KUCW Salt Lake City (30.2), KTRV Boise ID (12.3), WFXS Wausau WI (55.3) and KMOL Victoria TX (17.2). KUCW and KMOL have already launched Movies!, while WJZY will go live on July 1. KTRV and WFXS will start later in 2014.

Movies! launched in May 2013 and airs classic films from 20th Century Fox, Paramount and other studios. It is a joint venture of Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Company.

Classic TV Diginets Summer 2014 Program Grid

If you’re lucky enough to live in a city where you get Antenna TV, Cozi TV and MeTV, you always have plenty of classic TV programs to choose from…all for FREE with a digital TV antenna!

Here’s a look at the Big 3 classic TV channels weekday lineups as of June 2014, which are subject to vary in local markets:

Time Period (ET) Antenna TV Cozi TV MeTV
5:00AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Program Wanted: Dead or Alive
5:30AM The Jack Benny Program Paid Program Make Room for Daddy
6:00AM Hazel Highway to Heaven Petticoat Junction
6:30AM Hazel The Beverly Hillbillies
7:00AM Movie The Lone Ranger The Donna Reed Show
7:30AM The Roy Rogers Show I Love Lucy
8:00AM The Virginian Leave It To Beaver
8:30AM Leave It To Beaver
9:00AM Too Close for Comfort Daniel Boone
9:30AM Too Close for Comfort The Adventures of Jim Bowie
10:00AM Three's Company The Lone Ranger The Love Boat
10:30AM Three's Company The Roy Rogers Show
11:00AM Bewitched Maverick The Mod Squad
11:30AM Bewitched
12:00N I Dream of Jeannie Marcus Welby M.D. The Rockford Files
12:30PM I Dream of Jeannie
1:00PM McHale's Navy The Avengers Gunsmoke
1:30PM McHale's Navy
2:00PM The Patty Duke Show Magnum P.I. Bonanza
2:30PM The Patty Duke Show
3:00PM Father Knows Best Charlie's Angels The Big Valley
3:30PM Father Knows Best
4:00PM Dennis the Menace Make Room for Daddy Adam-12
4:30PM Dennis the Menace Make Room for Daddy Adam-12
5:00PM Mister Ed The Dick Van Dyke Show Emergency!
5:30PM Mister Ed The Dick Van Dyke Show
6:00PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
6:30PM Green Acres The Real McCoys The Rifleman
7:00PM I Dream of Jeannie Lassie M*A*S*H
7:30PM I Dream of Jeannie Lassie M*A*S*H
8:00PM Bewitched McCloud (M) Starsky & Hutch (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Movie (F) Gilligan's Island
8:30PM Bewitched Happy Days
9:00PM All in the Family Starsky & Hutch (T) The Six Million Dollar Man (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Hogan's Heroes
9:30PM All in the Family Welcome Back Kotter
10:00PM Sanford & Son McCloud (M) Knight Rider (T) The Bionic Woman (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Get Smart (M) The Honeymooners (T) F Troop (W) Bosom Buddies (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
10:30PM Sanford & Son Hollywood Treasure (F) Get Smart (M) The Honeymooners (T) F Troop (W) Bosom Buddies (Th) The Odd Couple (F)
11:00PM Good Times Knight Rider (T) The Bionic Woman (W) Magnum P.I. (Th) Run For Your Life (F) The Twilight Zone
11:30PM Good Times Perry Mason
12:00M Three's Company I Spy
12:30AM Three's Company Dragnet
1:00AM Too Close for Comfort Movie Adam-12
1:30AM Too Close for Comfort Night Gallery
2:00AM Alfred Hitchcock Presents The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
2:30AM Alfred Hitchcock Presents
3:00AM Burns and Allen Thriller
3:30AM Burns and Allen The Cisco Kid
4:00AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid Wagon Train
4:30AM Bachelor Father The Cisco Kid

FETV Adds Cozi Programming

Christian satellite network FETV is now simulcasting programming from Cozi-TV, a national digital broadcast service owned by NBCUniversal.

According to FETV’s programming guide, the network is airing 10 hours of Cozi on weekdays and 4 hours in Saturday prime. The programming blocks are Monday-Friday 12N-6PM and 8PM-12M, plus Saturdays 8PM-12M. Classic Cozi shows airing on FETV include The Dick Van Dyke Show, Make Room for Daddy, Maverick and Starsky & Hutch.

FETV also continues to program several classic series from its existing library, specifically Highway to Heaven, Lassie, The Lone Ranger and The Roy Rogers Show. The balance of the schedule is filled with religious and lifestyle programming.

FETV is a programming service of LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. It is available on Dish Network (Channel 82) and AT&T U-verse (Channel 578).

Cozi TV is carried as a full-time digital subchannel by broadcast stations across America, including WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles and WMAQ Chicago. For more info, visit the Cozi-TV website.