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[08/18/10 - 07:02 AM]
TV Land Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of "The Andy Griffith Show" with the Top 50 Episodes of the Series as Voted on by Fans on TVlanD.com
From now through September 22 viewers can log on to TVLand.com to vote for their all-time favorite episodes.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF "THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW" WITH THE TOP 50 EPISODES OF THE SERIES AS VOTED ON BY FANS ON TVLAND.COM

Network To Count Down To The 50th Anniversary With 50 Days Of Special Programming

Los Angeles, CA, August 17, 2010 - TV Land is counting down the days leading up to the golden anniversary of the highly acclaimed series starring Andy Griffith and Ron Howard - "The Andy Griffith Show" - with "50 Days of Andy," Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET/PT. Each day during this block, TV Land will share fun show facts and showcase special episodes selected by celebrities and Andy Griffith super fans. From now through September 22nd viewers can log on to tvland.com/andy to vote for their all-time favorite episodes, from when we first meet Andy and Opie to the hilarious episode when Andy and Barney eat all of Aunt Bee's homemade pickles. Fans can log onto TVLand.com/andy now to see which episodes are in the running.

The final results of the voting will air on Saturday, September 25th from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET/PT and Sunday, September 26th from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM ET/PT during a 50th Anniversary top 50 countdown. TVLand.com/andy also includes nostalgic photo galleries, bios, trivia, and games for Andy Griffith fans of all ages.

The tribute does not stop there as TV Land will also celebrate on October 3, the actual anniversary of the series debut, with a special marathon of landmark episodes beginning at 4:00 PM ET/PT.

The "Andy Griffith Show" premiered on CBS and was the story of a mild mannered widower, Andy Taylor, who lived in Mayberry with his Aunt Bee and his young son, Opie, played by Ron Howard. The show revolved around his life as a single father as well as his life on the job as the sheriff of a small town, Mayberry. Griffith was joined in the sheriff's office by his nervous and over-zealous cousin and deputy, Barney Fife who was played by the late Don Knotts.

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About TV Land PRIME and TV Land

TV Land PRIME is TV Land's programming destination designed for people in their forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for Adults 25-54. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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