June 18, 2021

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GetTV to Air Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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 This March, getTV will premiere the iconic late 1960’s variety series “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.” The show, which has not been shown on TV in almost three decades, will air every Sunday during the month.

“The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” featured some of the greatest names in rock music, singing their greatest hits live, including The WhoThe Doors, and Jefferson Airplane.

The show was one of the first shows on TV to feature political comedy and satire, with its critical views of the Vietnam War and the Nixon administration. Because of this, portions of the show were constantly cut and bleeped by the network censors and even though the show was in the top ten of the most-watched shows on the air, CBS made the infamous decision to cancel it.  Today, it’s considered not only ahead of its time, but one of television’s greatest and most influential series.

(Look for an upcoming announcement about Smothers Brothers live appearances looking back on their careers and answering questions from the audience.)

About getTV

Anchored by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s vast TV and film library, getTV is a national TV network dedicated to your favorite movies and TV series. getTV features action, crime, vintage comedy and western TV series along with classic motion pictures from all eras. For information, visit get.tv and connect with the network on Facebook and Twitter@getTV.

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Sammi Turano

Sammi has been a journalist for over a decade, specializing in entertainment, lifestyle, sports and celebrity news. She is the owner of TVGrapevine and Football in High Heels and the Host of Grapevine in High Heels With Sammi.
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