Friday Nights Heat Up on TV Land with New Signature Movie Block, 'Friday Night Movies'
Network Becomes an Entertainment Destination Featuring Blockbuster Movies
Every Friday Night Beginning April 6 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
NEW YORK, April 3 -- TV Land continues to build itself as
the ultimate Baby Boomer Entertainment Brand by premiering a new movie
block, "Friday Night Movies", on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 10 p.m. (all
times ET/PT). Each Friday, the network will go back in time and feature
some of the most beloved, enduring and iconic movies that made audiences
laugh, cry and hold on to their seats. Among the films to be shown on TV
Land include White Men Can't Jump; National Lampoon's Vacation; The Blues
Brothers Movie; Beetlejuice; Caddyshack; Fletch; Pleasantville; Working
Girl; Young Frankenstein and several others - - all of which captured the
hearts of Boomers and are still talked about today.
"Whether their first experience with these movies was at the multi-plex
or on TV, Boomers love great movies, and TV Land is proud to showcase these
for our audience," states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. "Friday
nights are the perfect night to kick back, relax and enjoy these movies all
Below is the line-up for TV Land's April and May "Friday Night Movies"
at 10 p.m.:
4/6 White Men Can't Jump
Starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, this movie is about Two
basketball hustlers join forces in the hopes of doubling their
earnings. Their game is tight, but they could blow it if they can't
resolve their differences.
4/13 Weekend At Bernie's
Richard and Larry are two best friends who discover that someone has
been embezzling money from their company. When they inform their
boss -- Bernie Lomax -- he is so pleased that he invites them to his
beach house for a weekend of fun, leisure and women. However, upon
arrival they discover him dead! Richard wants to inform the
authorities as quickly as possible, but Larry is determined to have
a great weekend regardless of Bernie's death. Staring Andrew
McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman.
4/20 Basic Instinct
Set in San Francisco, a former rock star and nightclub owner, Jonny
Boz, is found murdered in his bed. Detective Nick Curran who is
assigned to the case begins investigating Boz's former lover and
crime novelist, Catherine Tramell, as a prime suspect. A torrid
affair ensues and although more people end up dead as the
investigation progresses, Nick believes Catherine is innocent.
Staring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.
4/27 Weekend At Bernie's (replay, see 4/13)
5/4 National Lampoon's Vacation
Clark Griswald takes his family on a cross-country journey to the
famed Wally World Amusement Park. Along the way they must deal with
getting lost, surviving a family reunion and coping with each other.
Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and Anthony Michael Hall.
An ambitious young soap opera actress tries to steal the spotlight
by convincing the producer to have the older, more venerable star
written out of the script. Stars Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Whoopi
A New Jersey housewife yearns to be a stand-up comic but has a lot
to learn about making an audience laugh. When she befriends a
brilliant but unstable comedian, she discovers the world of comedy
is not always funny. Starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field and John
5/25 National Lampoon's Vacation (replay, see 5/4)
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Networks. TV Land's program mix features original programming, popular
dramas, sitcoms, westerns, Retromercials and a TV-referential interstitial
environment, all programmed to superserve Baby Boomers -- the first
generation of Americans to grow up watching television. TV Land Productions
was created in 2003 to develop original programming that complements the
network's successful acquired programming slate. TV Land Productions has
produced The TV Land Awards Show (March 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and
Chasing Farrah (Spring 2005). In 2006, TV Land premiered several original
productions including Generation Boom, I Pity The Fool starring Mr. T and
Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg. The network features all-time Classic
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