THE BRADY BUNCH's Barry Williams to Host MeTV's 'Summer of Me' Network Event

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MeTV kicks off its 2017 The Summer of Me on Monday, May 29, with Barry Williams of the beloved family TV comedy The Brady Bunch joining as host. The network will feature a special block of classic comedies weekday afternoons and weeknights all summer long. To ensure that its summer schedule is both classic and fresh as an ocean breeze, MeTV has added a number of shows to new time periods, including the out-of-this-world comedy ALF, which joins the network line-up for the very first time.

As host, Barry Williams will appear on MeTV in interstitials and promotional announcements throughout the summer. In addition, Barry will select his favorite and most memorable episodes to air as part of a weeklong special event in July, "The Brady Bunch Barry's Best." Beginning Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, from 5:00 to 5:30pm ET/PT, Barry will share touching and entertaining anecdotes from inside The Brady Bunch as he presents his personal favorites from the 117 episodes spanning five seasons of the iconic series. Extended commentary will be featured on MeTV.com.

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Barry starred as Greg, the charismatic older brother and teen heartthrob who led the Brady clan through some of its most hilarious adventures (and occasionally had to rescue his younger siblings from their immature antics). The Brady Bunch premiered in 1969 and ran for five groovy seasons. The show became even more successful in Syndication than in its original primetime run, with generation after generation discovering it and making it their own. Reunion and sequel films continued for more than 30 years, into the twenty-first century. In 2017, its cast of characters remains part of the American cultural zeitgeist, still loved by audiences, still a shared frame of reference, and even parodied in a Snickers candy bar commercial (by no less than Steve Buscemi and Danny Trejo). Like great classic pop music, The Brady Bunch is guaranteed to generate happiness and is an ideal anchor for a summer of memorable entertainment on MeTV.

"I am very happy to be hosting The Summer of Me on MeTV", said Barry Williams, actor, performer and host for this special event."I have been a fan and a viewer of their classic TV shows for quite awhile. This summer is going to include a totally groovy line-up of programs, only on MeTV."

"Barry Williams is such a warm and energetic person and is known for his great sense of humor. He perfectly captures the sensibility at the center of MeTV's The Summer of Me. It's summertime; people are looking forward to long days, warm nights, and just getting a break from all of the stress in the world and on TV. We welcome Barry as the host of our annual summer event, where the whole family can relax, laugh, and have fun together," said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co.

But waitthere's moreThe Summer of Me isn't only about being Brady. MeTV's The Summer of Me features six hours of special summer programming each day, Monday through Friday, from 4:00 to 10:00 pm ET/PT, including ALF, everyone's favorite alien wise guy from the planet Melmac. ALF is entirely new to MeTV and will air weeknights at 9:30 pm ET/PT beginning Monday, May 29. In addition, there will be early and rarely seen episodes of My Three Sons, new high-definition prints of The Beverly Hillbillies, a bonus run of The Andy Griffith Show featuring the color episodes, and the MeTV premiere of Battlestar Galactica Saturday's at 7:00pm ET/PT.

A publicity photo of Barry Williams is attached. The Summer of Me highlights are listed below. A complete MeTV schedule is attached.

Monday Friday (all times Eastern and Pacific)

4:00p

The Beverly Hillbillies

4:30p

Leave It to Beaver

5:00p

The Brady Bunch

5:30p

Gilligan's Island

6:00p

Happy Days

6:30p

The Andy Griffith Show (color)

7:00p

M*A*S*H

7:30p

M*A*S*H

8:00p

The Andy Griffith Show

8:30p

The Andy Griffith Show

9:00p

Mama's Family

9:30p

ALF

To find out where you can watch MeTV in your area, click "Where to Watch" on MeTV.com.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago-based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and South Bend, Indiana.In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the FOX Television Stations, "H&I" Heroes & Icons, and "DECADES" Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

EFFECTIVE 5/29/17 ALL TIMES EASTERN / PACIFIC

MONDAY - FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

6:00a

Mister Ed

Abbott & Costello

Family Affair

6:30a

I Love Lucy

Abbott & Costello

Family Affair

7:00a

Petticoat Junction

The Little Rascals

Mystery Hunters (E/I)

7:30a

My Three Sons

Mystery Hunters (E/I)

8:00a

My Three Sons

Trackdown

Beakman'sWorld (E/I)

8:30a

Leave It toBeaver

Trackdown

Beakman's World (E/I)

9:00a

Perry Mason

Have Gun, Will Travel

Bill Nye, the Science Guy (E/I)

9:30a

Have Gun, Will Travel

Bill Nye, the Science Guy (E/I)

10:00a

Matlock

Maverick

Saved by the Bell (E/I)

10:30a

Saved by the Bell (E/I)

11:00a

Remington Steele

Wagon Train

Saved by the Bell (E/I)

11:30a

Saved by the Bell (E/I)

12:00p

The Big Valley

The Big Valley

The Brady Bunch Brunch

12:30p

1:00p

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke

1:30p

Gunsmoke

2:00p

Bonanza

Bonanza

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

2:30p

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

3:00p

The Rifleman

Rawhide

Rhoda

3:30p

The Rifleman

Rhoda

4:00p

TheBeverly Hillbillies

Wanted: Dead or Alive

I Love Lucy

4:30p

Leave It to Beaver

Wanted: Dead or Alive

I Love Lucy

5:00p

The Brady Bunch

The Rifleman

The Love Boat

5:30p

Gilligan's Island

The Rifleman

6:00p

Happy Days

The Wild Wild West

The Love Boat

6:30p

The Andy Griffith Show

7:00p

M*A*S*H

Battlestar Galactica

The Andy Griffith Show

7:30p

M*A*S*H

The Andy Griffith Show

8:00p

The Andy Griffith Show

Wonder Woman

Columbo

8:30p

The Andy Griffith Show

9:00p

Mama's Family

StarTrek: Original

9:30p

ALF

10:00p

Hogan's Heroes

Svengoolie
Classic Horror & Sci-Fi
Movie

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

10:30p

Hogan's Heroes

11:00p

Carol Burnett and Friends

The Honeymooners

11:30p

Perry Mason

The Odd Couple

12:00a

Batman

Cheers

12:30a

The Twilight Zone

Batman

The Bob Newhart Show

1:00a

AlfredHitchcock Presents

Outer Limits

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

1:30a

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Taxi

2:00a

Mannix

Outer Limits

Get Smart

2:30a

Sledge Hammer!

3:00a

Ironside

Lost in Space

Car 54, Where Are You?

3:30a

The Phil Silvers Show

4:00a

77 Sunset Strip

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

4:30a

5:00a

Our Miss Brooks

(Fri.) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Swamp Thing

5:30a

The Donna Reed Show

(Fri.) Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Swamp Thing

ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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