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[01/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
TV Land's Prayers Are Answered!

[via press release from TV Land]

TV Land's Prayers Are Answered!

Highway to Heaven Airing Daily on Network

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 -- TV Land has added Highway to Heaven -- the acclaimed NBC series created by Michael Landon -- to the network's roster of hit programming. The drama, starring Landon as an angel and Victor French as an ex-cop, premiered on the network with a week-long marathon on January 10. It currently airs on TV Land Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and daily at 8 p.m.

"Highway to Heaven truly represents a program that extols the values of love, respect and kindness," states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "It's a series that our viewers have long been asking for us to air, and we are happy that it has finally been added to our broad mix of programming."

The series aired from 1984 to 1989 and starred Michael Landon as Jonathan Smith, who isn't the average helpful handyman. As an angel with a mission from God, he, accompanied by ex-cop Mark Gordon (Victor French), whose troubled life Jonathan once helped turn around, travels the world, guiding the lost and suffering back. The two try to bring love and understanding into others' lives not through angelic powers but through persuasion and example. Each person they affect -- young and old, rich and poor -- learns about coping with life from the mild-mannered Jonathan and the gruff Mark.

Now seen in over 85 million U.S. homes, TV Land's program mix features popular dramas, sitcoms, westerns, Retromercials and a TV-referential interstitial environment, all programmed with a specific audience in mind - the first generation of Americans to grow up watching television and features all-time Classic hits like All in the Family, I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, The Carol Burnett Show and Bonanza.

SOURCE TV Land





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