DVD Deal of the Week: Three’s Company

Come and knock on our door! We’ve been waiting for you! We’ve got a deal on Three’s Company, too!

This is your chance to own Three’s Company: The Complete Series on DVD. All 174 original episodes, plus 2 early episodes not seen in original broadcast. List price is $134.98, but you can get yours for just $50.49 (that’s a 67% savings!). Hurry, this deal ends Saturday October 4 at 11:59PM PT.

Deal of the Day: Columbo The Complete Series

Now you can own the complete series of Columbo on DVD for just $49.99, a 67% (99.99) savings over MSRP.

Legendary Peter Falk is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winner for his iconic role as the beloved, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. Columbo is the landmark series that inspired a genre. And now, for the first time ever, all 69 episodes from its seven seasons and all 24 television movies are together in this 34-disc anthology. Every criminal, every innocent victim (and some not-so-innocent ones), and every wily deduction are here in one definitive collection.

Just one more thing…this sale ends at 11:59PM PST tonight.

Tuned In: Movies! Expands Reach

  • Classic movie diginet Movies! is coming to nine more cities, bringing its coverage to over 50% of the U.S. The new affiliates include KQCA Sacramento, WBGN Pittsburgh, KCWE Kansas City, WYFF Greenville SC, WBKI Louisville KY, WUWB Flint MI, WPME Portland ME, KOLO Reno NV and WURO Traverse City MI. Several of the stations have already launched Movies! with the rest scheduled to go live by January. Movies! is a joint venture of Weigel Communications (MeTV) and Fox Television Stations.
  • We lost several more classic TV contributors recently. Longtime TV writer-director Theodore J. Flicker worked on such series as The Andy Griffith Show, I Dream of Jeannie and Night Gallery. He was also creator of the 1970s cop comedy Barney Miller. Writer Lee Maddux got his start on the 1970s Sid & Marty Krofft series Wonderbug. He later penned episodes of Benson, In The Heat of the Night, Night Court and Scarecrow & Mrs. King.

Obits: Richard Kiel, Denny Miller

Two classic TV actors passed away in recent days.

Richard Kiel appeared on such classic shows as Gilligan’s Island, I Dream of Jeannie, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Land of the Lost, The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone and The Wild Wild West. He was also a regular on the short-lived 1975 William Shatner comedy-western series Barbary Coast.

Kiel was perhaps best-known for his role as Jaws in several James Bond movies back in the 1970s. He died Wednesday in Fresno, California at age 74.

Denny Miller played the first blond Tarzan in the 1959 movie Tarzan the Ape Man and was later in the cast of the long-running western series Wagon Train. Miller made numerous guest appearances on TV classics including The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-0, The Rifleman, The Rockford Files and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Miller also played Juliet Prowse’s husband in the 1965 sitcom Mona McCluskey. He passed away Tuesday in Las Vegas at age 80.

Obit: Joan Rivers

Comedienne Joan Rivers has died.

Rivers first rose to fame in a 1965 guest appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, later going on to be a guest host of the NBC franchise. She guested on such 1970s classics as The Carol Burnett Show and The Hollywood Squares (see a 1970 appearance below). In 1986, she hosted a short-lived late night competitor (The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers) on the fledgling Fox network.

Joan Rivers passed away today in New York. She was 81 years old.

FamilyNet Goes Retro Today

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Satellite-cable network FamilyNet takes on a new look today, adding a large number of classic shows from the Sony Pictures Television library to their schedule.

SPT and Rural Media Group (parent of FamilyNet) have inked a 5-year deal where SPT will provide programming and advertising sales services to RMG.

Here’s a look at the new weekday schedule on FamilyNet, which is available on Dish Network Channel 232:

Time Period (ET) Programming
5:00AM Paid Programming
7:00AM Your Health
8:00AM I Dream of Jeannie
8:30AM I Dream of Jeannie
9:00AM Bewitched
9:30AM Bewitched
10:00AM T.J. Hooker
11:00AM Starsky & Hutch
12:00N Charlie's Angels
1:00PM Fantasy Island
2:00PM All in the Family
2:30PM Barney Miller
3:00PM Malcolm & Eddie
3:30PM Good Times
4:00PM Good Times
4:30PM What's Happening Now!!
5:00PM I Dream of Jeannie
5:30PM I Dream of Jeannie
6:00PM Bewitched
6:30PM Bewitched
7:00PM All in the Family
7:30PM Barney Miller
8:00PM Fantasy Island
9:00PM Starsky & Hutch
10:00PM Charlie's Angels
11:00PM T.J. Hooker
12:00M Malcolm & Eddie
12:30AM Good Times
1:00AM Good Times
1:30AM What's Happening Now!!
2:00AM Paid Programming

Weekend programming includes All in the Family, Barney Miller, Bewitched, Brothers, Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island, I Dream of Jeannie, The Monkees, Starsky & Hutch, T.J. Hooker and movies from the Sony vaults.

For the complete programming schedule, visit the FamilyNet website.