FAVORITE TV FAMILIES GO HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR THE TITLE OF "FIRST FAMILY" AT TVLAND.COM
Network Reveals Newly Elected "First Family" of TV Land With Marathon on Sunday, November 2
New York, NY, October 27, 2008 � Are the endless commentaries from all the TV political pundits zapping all the excitement out of Election Day for you? If so, TV Land is inviting viewers to take a break and enjoy some entertainment by taking part in another kind of election! Beginning immediately, the network invites viewers to log onto TVLand.com to vote for their favorite television family to crown them the "First Family." Viewers can vote for the Taylors (Andy, Aunt Bea and Opie of "The Andy Griffith Show"), the Sanfords (Fred, Lamont and Aunt Esther of "Sanford and Son"), or the Clampetts (Jed, Granny, Elie-Mae, and Jethro of "The Beverly Hillbillies") to see who wins the title. Clips of each of the sitcoms will be streaming online for viewers to relive each contender's best�and worst moments.
"We're excited to offer our viewers a brief escape from the nation's upcoming crucial election," states Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. "If there is one thing we can all come together on, it's great, comedic American television."
All the viewer votes will be tallied and TV Land will air the winning "First Family" during an 8-hour marathon starting Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 8PM to Monday, November 3, 2008, 4AM (ET/PT).
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