Press release: getTV gets spooky this October, with a lineup full of tricks and treats featuring creepy classics and specials, a new block of sidesplitting sitcoms, and in-depth interviews with past presidents. The month includes a horrifying Halloween event celebrating the lives and careers of horror all-stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Bela Lugosi, Sundays in October; as well as the all-new “Dad Sitcoms” comedy block with Haley Joel Osment in THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW and Jennifer Lawrence in THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW; and a special block of MERV GRIFFIN SHOW featuring candid conversations with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter in honor of Election Day.
Horror Icons Halloween Event—Sundays in October at 10 p.m. ET
getTV celebrates Halloween with a festive Sunday block of biography specials and creepy classics starring some of horror’s most iconic actors, Sundays in October at 10 p.m. ET. On October 9, get to know fan-favorite Peter Lorre in PETER LORRE: THE MASTER OF MENACE; followed by Lorre as a deformed watchmaker with an axe to grind in THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK, with Evelyn Keyes, at 11 p.m. ET. Then, spend an evening with horror heavyweight Boris Karloff on October 16, in BORIS KARLOFF: THE GENTLE MONSTER; followed by Karloff as a doctor revived from cryogenic slumber in THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES, at 11 p.m. ET. And cinema’s most famous bloodsucker takes over on October 23, with Bela Lugosi in BELA LUGOSI: HOLLYWOOD’S DARK PRINCE; followed by Lugosi as a ghoul out for revenge in THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, with Nina Foch, at 11 p.m. ET. The month comes to a close with an encore airing of VINCENT PRICE: THE VERSATILE VILLAIN and THE MAD MAGICIAN on October 30.
“Dad Sitcoms” Block—Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, Starting October 11
getTV presents the ultimate blue collar comedy binge-watching experience, with this all-new Tuesday block starring southern funnymen Jeff Foxworthy in three back-to-back episodes of THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW at 8 p.m. ET, and Bill Engvall in three back-to-back episodes of THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW.
THE JEFF FOXWORTHY SHOW—8 p.m. ET to 9:30 p.m. ET
Jeff Foxworthy shines in this fish-out-of-water sitcom, as a southern air conditioner repairman adapting to a new way of life in an Indiana town. The show is notable for starring Haley Joel Osment in an early television role as Foxworthy’s son, four years before his breakout role in THE SIXTH SENSE. Special guests include Alan Jackson, Terry Bradshaw, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt, Bob Saget, and Randy Savage.
THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW—9:30 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET
Bill Engvall stars in this 2007 series as a family counselor who strives to raise his kids the right way while keeping his marriage fresh. In addition to co-stars Tim Meadows and Nancy Travis, the series featured a then-17-year-old Jennifer Lawrence in one of the Oscar®-winner’s earliest starring roles, stealing the show as Engvall’s teenage daughter, Lauren. Notable guests include Chris Isaak, Danny Pudi, and Cynthia Watros.
THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW Special Presidential Event—Starting Mon., October 17 at 10 p.m. ET
getTV presents four classic episodes of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, with a month of presidential appearances airing every Monday at 10 p.m. ET, from October 17 through Election Day Eve on November 7. The October lineup is as follows:
Richard Nixon—October 17
Merv moderates a lively discussion between then-Vice President Richard Nixon—shortly before he announced he was running for president—and talk show host and producer David Susskind, who openly challenges the notion that Nixon is a viable candidate on this episode from Dec. 20, 1967.
Gerald Ford—October 24
Merv conducts a rare interview with retired Commander-In-Chief Gerald Ford, as he shares a humorous anecdote about dealing with hecklers on the campaign trail, and opens up about his wife and children, Ronald Reagan’s landslide election, Jimmy Carter’s controversial policies, and what it takes to be president. (OAD: 1/8/81)
Jimmy Carter—October 31
Merv welcomes Jimmy Carter to the program, where the former president discusses his (then) new memoir Keeping Faith, his beloved family, the Iran hostage crisis, the Camp David Agreement, the transition from the White House to civilian life, and the deep sense of rejection he felt after not being elected to a second term. (OAD: 11/29/82)
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing these shows on the dates noted above, some of the programs mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)