(June 7, 2005 - New York, NY) – Prepare to relive some of the funniest, happiest and most emotional moments from the past 50 years of television as TV Land presents a special 50 hour programming marathon featuring landmark episodes from the Warner Bros. television library. Beginning Saturday, June 11th at 6am (ET/PT) through – Monday, June 13th at 8am (ET/PT), TV Land viewers will be treated to a 50th anniversary salute to Warner Bros. Television featuring milestone episodes of "Dallas," "Eight is Enough," "The Waltons," "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Full House," in addition to the rarely seen episodes of "Sugarfoot," "Love," "Sidney," "John Larroquette" and many more. Warner Bros. television programming has helped define the medium throughout every decade with the best westerns ("Cheyenne"), classic soaps ("Knots Landing"), memorable dramas ("China Beach"), iconic superheroes ("Wonder Woman") and shows that turned actors into stars ("Welcome Back, Kotter"). “We’re thrilled to present this momentous marathon to our viewers,” states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land Nick at Nite. “These special episodes will bring back a lot of memories for television fans and we’re happy that Warner Bros. chose us as their television partner.” Warner Home Video is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of Warner Bros. television with a year long promotion. This campaign will feature DVD debuts of series from every decade of Warner Bros. Television’s history including many of the shows featured in the Nick at Nite marathon. TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc. 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," "Leave It To Beaver," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Sanford and Son" 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, VHI, 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. Programming for this marathon was provided to TV Land by Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution (WBDCD). One of the leading suppliers of programming to the pay television and basic cable marketplaces, WBDCD is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of already-produced product from the Studio's vast library, including feature films, television series, mini-series, television movies and specials to basic cable and pay television. WBDCD is also a major licensor of feature films to the broadcast networks.
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