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[10/22/10 - 09:26 AM]
Viewers' Favorite Genie in a Bottle Returns When "I Dream of Jeannie" Joins TV Land's Schedule Beginning October 23, 2010
The weekend marathon runs Saturday, October 23 from 9AM-9PM ET/PT and Sunday, October 24 from 9AM-8PM ET/PT.

[via press release from TV Land]

VIEWERS' FAVORITE GENIE IN A BOTTLE RETURNS WHEN "I DREAM OF JEANNIE" JOINS TV LAND'S SCHEDULE BEGINNING OCTOBER 23, 2010

New York, NY, October 22nd , 2010 - TV Land welcomes back one of the most beloved TV characters of all time when "I Dream of Jeannie" returns to the network with a weekend marathon on Saturday October 23rd from 9AM- 9PM ET/PT and Sunday October 24th from 9AM - 8PM ET/PT. The marathon features unforgettable episodes such as when Jeannie (Barbara Eden) and astronaut Captain Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman) first meet, when Jeannie remembers she is invisible in photos and scrambles to find a solution for this on her wedding day and when she tries to help Tony prepare for a celebration for Captain Peterson and duplicates a special guest - Sammy Davis Jr. Throughout the course of the series, Jeannie's powers, hilarious blunders and outlandish schemes were so endearing that they eventually turned this duo from genie and master into husband and wife. "I Dream of Jeannie" will air in its regularly scheduled timeslot of Monday-Friday 10AM -11AM ET/PT and Saturday and Sunday 12PM-2PM ET/PT.

Inspired by the successful classic sitcom "Bewitched," "I Dream of Jeannie" aired from 1965-1970 on NBC and made actors Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and Bill Daily household names. The series begins when astronaut Tony Nelson's (Hagman) space mission is aborted and he parachutes onto a deserted island. While waiting to be rescued, he notices a strange-looking bottle that has washed ashore. When he opens it, in a puff of smoke out pops a genie named Jeannie (Eden) Jeannie gets him back to civilization safely, goes along for the ride and the two return to his home in Florida. Delighted to revel in her freedom and her handsome "master," Jeannie becomes Tony's constant companion. Though she capably and willingly grants her master every wish with the blink of an eye and a nod of the head, she causes more than her fair share of trouble because she pops up in all the wrong places and at all the wrong times. The base psychiatrist, Dr. Alfred Bellows (Hayden Rorke) is convinced that Tony is suffering from delusions. Only his best friend, girl-crazy fellow astronaut Roger Healy (Bill Daily) realizes that Jeannie really exists and has magical powers. In the final seasons, Tony finally realizes he loves Jeannie and decides to marry her.

Marathon schedule is as follows:

Sat 10.23 Sun 10.24
9a #01 - The Lady In The Bottle #95 - Indispensible Genie 9a
9:30a #02 - My Hero #83 - Divorce, Genie Style 9:30a
10a #09 - The Moving Finger #84 - My Double-Crossing master 10a
10:30a #15 - Too Many Tonys #86 - Operation : First Couple 10:30a
11a #53 - The Greatest Entertainer In The World #96 - Jeannie And The Top Secret 11a
11:30a #56 - A Secretary Is Not A Toy #100 - The Case Of My Vanishing Master pt. 1 11:30a
12p #63 - Jeannie Or The Tiger #101 - The Case Of My Vanishing Master pt. 2 12p
12:30p #71 - Here Comes Bootsie Nightingale #116 - Guess Who's Going To Be A Bride pt. 1 12:30p
1p #96 - Indispensible Genie #117 - Guess Who's Going To Be A Bride pt. 2 1p
1:30p #77 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 1 #119 - Jeannie And The Bachelor Party 1:30p
2p #78 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 2 #124 - The Wedding 2p
2:30p #79 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 3 #95 - Indispensible Genie 2:30p
3p #80 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 4 #83 - Divorce, Genie Style 3p
3:30p #01 - The Lady In the Bottle #84 - My Double-Crossing Master 3:30p
4p #02 - My Hero #86 - Operation : First Couple 4p
4:30p #09 - The Moving Finger #100 - The Case of My Vanishing Master pt. 1 4:30p
5p #15 - Too Many Tonys #101 - The Case Of My Vanishing Master pt. 2 5p
5:30p #53 - The Greatest Entertainer In The World 5:30p
6p #56 - A Secretary Is Not A Toy #116 - Guess Who's Going To Be A Bride pt. 1 6p
6:30p #63 - Jeannie Or The Tiger #117 - Guess Who's Going To Be A Bride pt. 2 6:30p
7p #77 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 1 #119 - Jeannie And The Bachelor Party 7p
7:30p #78 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 2 #124 - The Wedding 7:30p
8p #79 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 3 8p
8:30p #80 - Genie, Who's Got The Genie pt. 4 8:30p

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