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[02/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
TV Land Celebrates the Life of Film and TV Icon Don Knotts

[via press release from TV Land]

TV Land Celebrates the Life of Film and TV Icon Don Knotts

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 -- TV Land will honor the life and work of veteran actor Don Knotts, who passed away on Friday, February 24, with two separate on-air tributes. The network will showcase a six episode presentation of Knotts' memorable work on The Andy Griffith Show as the lovable, bumbling small town deputy, Barney Fife on Tuesday, February 28 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, beginning Saturday March 4 at 6 a.m. ET/PT, TV Land will air a 48-hour marathon of both The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company, the latter of which he played the eccentric landlord Mr. Furley.

"Don Knotts was a superb talent and great friend to the entire staff at TV Land and we will all miss him tremendously," explains Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "We are so honored to have known him and enjoy his amazing contributions to the entertainment world, and we will remember him fondly forever."

The Andy Griffith Show episodes in TV Land's tribute to Don Knotts on Tuesday, February 28 will include:

8 p.m. The Pickle Story

Rather than eat Aunt Bee's indigestible home-made pickles, Andy and Barney secretly substitute store-bought pickles in her preserving jars.

8:30 p.m. Barney and the Choir

Andy's diplomacy and modern engineering techniques are required to upgrade the music of the Mayberry choir.

9 p.m. Barney and the Governor

Barney hangs a parking ticket on the Governor's car, and refuses to tear it up.

9:30 p.m. Barney's First Car

Jim Nabors appears as Gomer Pyle as Barney invests his life's savings in a used car.

10 p.m. The Haunted House

Andy, Barney and Gomer are a trio of laughs as they tread the boards of a "haunted house."

10:30 p.m. The Shoplifters

Barney disguises himself as a dummy in an attempt to solve a series of thefts in a Mayberry department store.

TV Land's 48-hour marathon tribute which includes episodes from The Andy Griffith Show and Three's Company is as follows:

Don Knotts Memorial Marathon

Saturday, March 4th Sunday, March 5th

Andy Griffith #1 - The New Housekeeper 6:00a Andy Griffith #13 - Mayberry Goes Hollywood

Andy Griffith #2 - The Manhunt 6:30a Andy Griffith #15 - Those Gossipin' Men

Andy Griffith #21 - Andy and the 7:00a Andy Griffith #17 - Alcohol Gentlemen Crook and Old Lace

Andy Griffith #34 - Barney's 7:30a Andy Griffith #45 - The Replacement Farmer Takes a Wife

Andy Griffith #29 - Quiet Sam 8:00a Andy Griffith #105 - A Date for Gomer

Andy Griffith #42 - The Clubmen 8:30a Andy Griffith #113 - Prisoner of Love

Andy Griffith #12 - Stranger in Town 9:00a Andy Griffith #85 - The Great Filling Station Robbery

Andy Griffith #44 - Sheriff Barney 9:30a Andy Griffith #57 - Andy and Barney in the Big City

Andy Griffith #22 - Cyrano Andy 10:00a Andy Griffith #76 - The Bank Job

Andy Griffith #30 - Barney Gets His Man 10:30a Andy Griffith #91 - The Rivals Andy Griffith #37 - Barney on the 11:00a Andy Griffith #92 - A Wife Rebound for Andy

Andy Griffith #64 - Mr. Beevee 11:30a Andy Griffith #115 - The Song Festers

Andy Griffith #59 - Three's a Crowd 12:00p Andy Griffith #117 - Andy's Vacation

Andy Griffith #69 - Barney Mends a 12:30p Andy Griffith #120 - Broken Heart Divorce Mountain Style

Andy Griffith #70 - Lawman Barney 1:00p Andy Griffith #140 - Andy and Helen Have Their Day

Andy Griffith #95 - The Big House 1:30p Andy Griffith #143 - Barney Fife, Realtor

Andy Griffith #104 - Up in Barney's 2:00p Andy Griffith #147 - Goober Room and the Art of Love

Andy Griffith #106 - Citizens Arrest 2:30p Andy Griffith #80 - High Noon in Mayberry

Andy Griffith #108 - Barney and the 3:00p Andy Griffith #81 - The Cave Rescue Loaded Goat

Andy Griffith #116 - The Shoplifters 3:30p Andy Griffith #124 - The Rumor

Andy Griffith #120 - Divorce Mountain 4:00p Andy Griffith #125 - Barney Style and Thelma Low Pheft

Andy Griffith #240 - Barney Hosts A 4:30p Andy Griffith #126 - Back Summit Meeting to Nature

Andy Griffith #148 - Barney Runs for 5:00p Andy Griffith #129 - Sheriff Barney's Physical

Andy Griffith #149 - If I Had a Quarter 5:30p Andy Griffith #135 - - Million Barney's Uniform

Andy Griffith #152 - Case of the Punch 6:00p Andy Griffith #95 - The Big on the Nose House

Andy Griffith #157 - Opie Flunks 6:30p Andy Griffith #149 - If I Arithmetic Had a Quarter- Million

Andy Griffith #176 - Return of Barney 7:00p Andy Griffith #207 - A Fife Visit To Barney Fife

Andy Griffith #177 - Legend of Barney 7:30p Andy Griffith #208 - Barney Fife Comes To Mayberry

Andy Griffith #7 - Andy the Matchmaker 8:00p Andy Griffith #74 - Convicts-at-Large

Andy Griffith #20 - Andy Saves Barney's 8:30p Andy Griffith #78 - Morale Barney and the Governor

Andy Griffith #90 - Barney's First Car 9:00p Andy Griffith #111 - Barney's Sidecar

Andy Griffith #97 - The Haunted House 9:30p Andy Griffith #133 - Barney's Bloodhound

Andy Griffith #43 - The Pickle Story 10:00p Andy Griffith #137 - Goodbye Sheriff Taylor

Andy Griffith #52 - Barney and the 10:30p Andy Griffith #146 - The Choir Lucky Letter

Three's Company #58 - The New Landlord 11:00p Three's Company #94 - Furley vs. Furley

Three's Company #64 - Chrissy's 11:30p Three's Company #144 - Hospitality Going to Pot

Three's Company #67 - Ralph's Rivals 12:00a Three's Company #155 - The Money Machine

Three's Company #72 - The Love Lesson 12:30a Three's Company #166 - Baby, it's Cold Inside

Three's Company #79 - The Goodbye Guy 1:00a Three's Company #140 - The Impossible Dream

Three's Company #167 - Look What I 1:30a Three's Company #143 - Bob Found and Carol and Larry and Terri

Three's Company #98 - The Night of the 2:00a Three's Company #147 - Ropers Jack's Double Date

Three's Company #115 - The Match- 2:30a Three's Company #165 - breakers Itching for Trouble

Three's Company #141 - Breaking Up is 3:00a Three's Company #134 - Hard to Do Extra, Extra

Three's Company #99 - Double Trouble 3:30a Three's Company #82 - And Justice for Jack

Three's Company #124 - Paradise Lost 4:00a Three's Company #135 - Jack Gets His

Three's Company #169 - Jack Takes Off 4:30a Three's Company #63 - A Camping We Will Go

Three's Company #58 - The New Landlord 5:00a Andy Griffith #122 - Fun Girls

Andy Griffith #82 - Class Reunion 5:30a Andy Griffith #141 - Three Wishes for Opie

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. TV Land Productions was created in 2003 to develop original programming that complements the network's successful acquired programming slate. TV Land Productions has also produced The TV Land Awards Show: A Celebration of Classic TV (March 2003, 2004 and 2005), the Emmy-nominated The Dick Van Dyke Show, Revisited, the network's first original special for broadcast, which premiered on CBS in May 2004, the Emmy-nominated Still Brady ... After All These Years reunion special in September 2004 and Chasing Farrah (Spring 2005), the original reality series that followed iconic Hollywood actress and sex symbol Farrah Fawcett. Over the last year, the network premiered a variety of original series and specials in 2005 including: TV Guide and TV Land Present: The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments, Living in TV Land, TV Land Confidential and Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg. For more information about TV Land's original Wednesday night line-ups, visit http://www.tvland.com.

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, and Bonanza.

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE TV Land
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