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TV Land, TCM to honor Andy Griffith

July 03, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • Turner Classic Movies will air some of Andy Griffith's most well-known films, including "A Face in the Crowd."
Turner Classic Movies will air some of Andy Griffith's most well-known… (Handout )

Andy Griffith may no longer be with us, but his passing is providing an opportunity for cable TV to bring back some of his most beloved work.

TV Land plans to air marathons of "The Andy Andy Griffith Show" on Wednesday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET/PT and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT. That's 46 of the 249 episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show."

Meanwhile, Me-TV plans to honor Griffith's less well known TV guest spots with episodes of"Hawaii Five-O,""Mod Squad," "Gomer Pyle" and the "Make Room For Daddy" ep that featured Griffith as a guest star. Incidentally, the episode of "Make Room For Daddy," titled "Danny Thomas Meets Andy Griffith" was the pilot of "The Andy Griffith Show." Those episodes air Wednesday starting at noon ET.

Slightly further out, Turner Classic Movies will air four of Griffith's most well-known film roles in Elia Kazan's "A Face in the Crowd," "No Time for Sergeants," "Hearts of the West" and "Onionhead" on July 18, starting at 8 p.m. ET.


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