getTV Launching New Weekday TV Lineup May 2nd

Earlier this week, digital specialty network getTV announced plans to launch a new weekday lineup featuring TV shows like Nanny and the Professor, The Jimmy Stewart Show, Laredo, S.W.A.T., and In the Heat of the Night. The new 13-hour lineup will debut on Monday, May 2nd. It will run from 7AM ET to 8PM ET.

“getTV’s viewers have made it clear that, in addition to the classic films we’re known for, they also want to dig even deeper into their favorite long-lost TV programs of yesteryear,” said Jeff Meier, Senior Vice President, Programming, getTV. “This new lineup allows us to give our audience the best of both worlds, as we present great series during the day, and memorable movies at night.”

A color image featuring the cast of The Jimmy Stewart Show.

Cast of The Jimmy Stewart Show (Courtesy of getTV)

The new lineup will feature 14 TV shows broken into three blocks: comedies, westerns, and action/crime. Many of these shows will be new to getTV. It’s unclear exactly how this new lineup will impact the network’s current prime time TV blocks. If the Monday variety block and Wednesday “Get Lost in TV” blocks remain in place, that only leaves five nights for movies.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

Comedy Block

  7:00AM – The Thin Man
  7:35AM – The Jimmy Stewart Show
  8:15AM – Nanny and the Professor
  8:50AM – The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Westerns Block

  9:30AM – A Man Called Shenandoah
10:05AM – The Restless Gun (Monday-Thursday)
10:45AM – Laredo (Monday-Thursday)

Action/Crime Block

12:00PM – Tour of Duty (Monday-Thursday)
  1:00PM – S.W.A.T.
  2:00PM – Airwolf
  3:00PM – Riptide
  4:00PM – Hardcastle and McCormick
  5:00PM – The Equalizer
  6:00PM – In the Heat of the Night
  7:00PM – In the Heat of the Night

(On Fridays from 10AM-1PM ET, getTV airs children’s programming to fulfill the FCC’s educational and informational requirement.)

Despite the use of phrases like “hard-to-find” and “rarely seen” in the getTV press release announcing the new lineup, I’m not sure any of these TV shows qualify as rare. Several originally aired in the 1980s and many are available on DVD. The press release does state that additional TV shows will be added at a later date. Perhaps some of them will truly be rare.

The new weekday lineup is only the latest push by getTV into the classic TV business. When the network launched in February 2014, it focused exclusively on movies but expanded its focus to include television in September 2015 with the addition of several Western TV shows on Saturdays. It later added a variety block on Mondays in October 2015. Earlier this year, getTV debuted a revolving Wednesday “Get Lost in TV” block featuring episodes of TV shows like The Thin Man, The Lieutenant, and The Jimmy Stewart Show.


17 Comments

  • David says:

    That is fantastic news about “Nanny and the Professor” and “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” Thank you for letting us know about this.

  • Shani says:

    We have enough “classic television” channels; what we need is a free alternative to Turner Classic Movies, as classic movies are all but extinct on television, period. Please reconsider, gettv.

  • Viewer says:

    I’d like to see music variety shows.

    Tony Orlando, Bobby Goldsboro, Bobby Vinton, Lennon Sisters, Glen Campbell, etc.

  • mark matthews says:

    Not bad GetTV, but I would much prefer to see classic 1950s television shows that are just never seen anymore. These include Love That Bob, People’s Choice, Topper, Life of Riley, My Little Margie, It’s a Great Life and more.

    I like the addition of The Thin Man, but hate all these 1970s retread shows. These aren’t classics! Stick with shows from the 1950s and 1960s please.

  • Jim says:

    Yes please more Variety Shows!!!

  • jon says:

    Not the best move. There are enough classic Tv channels as it is. Why not just stick with movies

    • Lori says:

      Especially when shows such as S.W.A.T. is currently running on FamilyNet on weekends, “In The Heat of the Night” is on “this,” and Airwolf is on Elrey network, was on Esquire network a couple years’ ago, and was also on RetroTV when it was known as “RTV.” S.W.A.T was also on Antenna TV for a time. I’m tired of the same shows changing channels so regularly, but at least, thankfully, there are some in this lineup that have indeed been rarely seen since their initial airings. Most looking forward to “Riptide.” I know, it’s from the 1980s, but it had a bit of a fan-following then and now I will have a chance to check it out for myself to see why it did.

  • Robbie Gilbert says:

    Glad to see Nanny and the Professor. I do not agree that this is not a “rare” show; the last time I saw it on TV was on TV Land at least 16 years ago, and the entire series is NOT available on DVD. Amazon Video has it but I’ve had problems with them window-boxing (NOT talking about letter-boxing here) some old shows and I can’t tell which ones are like that hefore you buy, they don’t allow refunds on Video purchases, and the shows could disappear anyway if they lose the rights to it. Until it comes out on DVD, I’m glad getTV is airing it; I know it will show up full-screen on the cable channel here, and I can record it.

    Agree many of the other shows aren’t rate; In the Heat of the Night airs on WGN and was airing n the Heroes & Icns network too.

    I agree they have added too many TV shows, the ratio of shows to movies is not good. And I say that as someone who prefers TV shows to movies. Basically on Monday they will have TV shows all day and evening. We already have MeTV, Antenna TV, Retro TV, Heroes & Icons, etc. We lost This TV in our area for Heroes & Icons, which is window-boxed horribly on our cable channel (images are compressed on left & right). Wouldn’t you know it–This has my beloved Cagney & Lacey now that I can’t get it.

    Would like to see Our Miss Brooks air somewhere. Love Eve Arden. I have never seen this show and it is not on DVD last time I checked…

    • Robbie Gilbert says:

      Reposting to correct typos and a few other things:

      Glad to see Nanny and the Professor. I do not agree that this is not a “rare” show; the last time I saw it on TV was on TV Land at least 16 years ago, and the entire series is NOT available on DVD. Amazon Video has it but I’ve had problems with them window-boxing (NOT talking about letter-boxing here) some old shows and I can’t tell which ones are like that hefore you buy, they don’t allow refunds on Video purchases, and the shows could disappear anyway if they lose the rights to it. Until it comes out on DVD, I’m glad getTV is airing it; I know it will show up full-screen on the cable channel here, and I can record it.

      Agree many of the other shows aren’t rare; In the Heat of the Night airs on WGN and was airing on the Heroes & Icons network too. Didn’t know it was on THIS because we lost THIS to Heroes & Icons in our area. I liked THIS better.

      I agree they have added too many TV shows; the ratio of shows to movies is not good. And I say that as someone who prefers TV shows to movies. Basically on Monday they will have TV shows all day and evening. We already have MeTV, Antenna TV, Retro TV, Heroes & Icons, etc. We lost THIS TV in our area for Heroes & Icons, which is window-boxed horribly on our cable channel (images are compressed on left & right). Wouldn’t you know it–THIS has my beloved Cagney & Lacey now that I can’t get the network anymore.

      Would like to see Our Miss Brooks air somewhere. Love Eve Arden. I have never seen this show and it is not on DVD last time I checked…
      I’m talking about the TV show not being on DVD. I’m not talking about the movie.

  • Robbie Gilbert says:

    Wonder why they are starting Nanny and the Professor with episode 3, “The New Butch,” instead of episode 1, “Nanny Will Do”?

    Love Juliet Mills and Richard Long (Jarrod Barkley on The Big Valley!). Also loved Kim Richards back then–had a huge crush on her when I was a kid in the seventies. Not so much now with the Real Housewives downward spiral.

    And the wonderful Elsa Lanchester is added in season 3!

    So glad to be able to see this show again!

  • Connie says:

    So I’m watching, tour of duty, but no original soundtrack music being played. Why??? Sony owns the station GetTv. So what’s the problem and why are you not showing the show in its original content that we all remember and loved when the Show was on?

    • Mark says:

      Could be because of issues over music rights that the original music on the show got replaced. That seems to happen a lot with some shows involving the use of licenced music.

  • P McNeely says:

    Please continue showing the old series, the ghost and mrs muir, nanny and the professor, all the “corny” sitcoms from the 50’s. There aren’t many shows that one can watch with the kis and grandma. Thank you

  • Lorraine Kerksiek says:

    Please please continue with the Thin Man. I have not seen it since it aired in 1957 inENGLAND and I absolutely loved it. So much great acting and great stories in a 30 minute episode. I could watch over and over. Thank you for airing this wonderful series again.

  • Lorraine Kerksiek says:

    Why has The Thin Man been taken off Gettv for week day mornings. The series still had a few more episodes to go, 8 I think. Please will the series be run again. I don’t think know it is available on DVD.

    Many thanks for your consideration. Lorraine

  • donna says:

    I would like to see the Watkins that was on in the 70 and it was a great family show. I would also like to see Geronimo. and thundered again great movies to watch

  • donna norton says:

    I would like to see the Watkins that was on in the 70 and it was a great family show. I would also like to see Geronimo. and thundered again great movies to watch

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