TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - On TV Land Canada, everything old is new again!
New to the TV Land Canada schedule this September is Fantasy Island; Hart to
Hart; Love, American Style; and It's Garry Shandling's Show. Also returning to
TV Land Canada this fall are: Dallas, Happy Days, Lassie, 21 Jump Street,
Petticoat Junction, Joanie Loves Chachi and Wiseguy.
Guests travel to the remote island resort to have their wishes fulfilled.
Upon arrival, they are greeted by their mysterious host, the debonair and
suave white-suited Mr. Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) and his diminutive sidekick,
Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize), whose cry, "De plane! De plane!," became a popular
HART TO HART
Jonathan Hart was a self-made millionaire - the CEO of Hart Industries, a
global conglomerate. His gorgeous wife Jennifer was a freelance journalist.
They are both amateur sleuths who find themselves up to their eyeballs in
murder, smuggling, theft and international espionage. Created by author Sidney
Sheldon, Hart to Hart stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as the Harts;
Lionel Stander as Max, their loyal live-in housekeeper and chauffeur; and
Freeway, their scruffy little dog.
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE
In this anthology comedy series, each hour-long episode features a
line-up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in short stories or
vignettes about love and romance. An episode which aired on February 25, 1972,
entitled "Love and the Happy Days," became the pilot for the popular TV series
Happy Days. That episode was written by Garry Marshall and featured Ron Howard
(as Richie), Marion Ross (as Mrs. Cunningham), Anson Williams (as Potsie),
IT'S GARRY SHANDLING'S SHOW
Set in Garry Shandling's condominium in Sherman Oaks, California,
Shandling plays a single man looking for the right woman. He spends his free
time with his platonic friend Nancy (Molly Cheek), his best friend's family
(Stanley Tucci and Bernadette Birkett) and his single mother. Much of the show
mimicked Shandling's own life, and although each episode of the show was
scripted, Shandling was known to improvise his lines.
Big hair, cat-fights and shoulder pads are only part of the pop-culture
charm of Dallas. The quintessential '80s soap opera chronicles the exploits of
wealthy Texas oil millionaires and their shady business dealings and
dysfunctional family dynamics. Stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Priscilla
Presley and George Kennedy.
Long before political correctness would make stories about clean-cut boys
obsessed with seducing girls and how to be cool unthinkable, there was Happy
Days. The show presented an idealized version of life in late '50s and early
'60s America. Stars Ron Howard and Henry Winkler.
Over the course of 691 episodes, Timmy never fell down a well. Although
the series was known for a dramatic well rescue that never occurred, Lassie
rescues Timmy from bank robbers, runaway trains and rapid rivers. Stars Lassie
the Dog, Jon Provost and June Lockhart.
21 JUMP STREET
Known as the show that launched the career of Johnny Depp, 21 Jump Street
has five seasons of great success. Jump Street is a group of young cops whose
youthful appearances enabled them to work undercover to catch troubled youths.
The show received critical acclaim for addressing real issues like hate
crimes, drug abuse, gay-bashing, AIDS and sexual promiscuity. Also stars Peter
DeLuise, Holly Robinson and Dustin Nguyen.
This Emmy-nominated series tells the story of an undercover agent who
must play the part of a criminal in order to break into the local crime ring.
Agent Vinnie Terranova must keep the secret of his alter ego from his family
and friends in order to save the world. Stars Ken Wahl.
Get on the right track with classic television. Set in the rural town of
Hooterville, the series follows the goings-on at the Shady Rest Hotel and the
Hooterville Cannonball, a steam-driven train. City folks escape their hectic
urban life with brief stays in the rural village causing crazy misadventures
for everyone. Stars June Lockhart, Lori Saunders and Edgar Buchanan.
JOANIE LOVES CHACHI
The Happy Days spin-off follows the exploits of Joanie and Chachi as they
move to Chicago and try to make it on their own with a rock band. Besides
trying to keep Joanie happy, Chachi must also deal with the often unwanted,
but sometimes needed, advice and interference from his friends, relatives and
neighbours. Stars Scott Baio, Erin Moran and Ellen Travolta.
TV Land Canada, a division of CHUM Television, is a 24-hour-a-day
English-language channel (www.tvlandcanada.com) devoted to providing viewers a
range of familiar TV favourites that celebrate what is best about television.
It is the one place on the dial that people can always count on for timeless
TV satisfaction - guaranteed.
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of Canada's leading media companies and content providers which owns and
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