Press release from MeTV, March 26, 2015:
MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, America’s #1 All Classic TV Network, brings the star power of New Hollywood to viewers across the country with the ‘Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV’ special event this April. Vince Gilligan is the visionary creator of the contemporary hit series Breaking Bad and co-creator of the new series Better Call Saul on AMC.
Vince is one of pop culture’s most talented and influential voices and his shows have set the benchmark for exceptional TV with iconic characters. It’s a perfect fit that this prominent and popular storyteller would be a fan of the classic television series and memorable characters showcased everyday on MeTV.
MeTV invited Vince to pick some of his favorite shows from our deep library and host a special night for fans we call ‘Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV’ airing Sunday, April 5.
“Shows like The Twilight Zone and The Honeymooners made a big impression on me growing up. Now, decades later, I find myself staying up late into the night re-watching old episodes of those series and many more on MeTV. I’m thrilled to have the chance to share a few of my favorite shows with fellow classic television enthusiasts,” said Vince Gilligan.
Vince has chosen MeTV shows he’d want on his own version of Gilligan’s Island. He’ll also have some help on the island; Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk will join him as they share stories and laughs about the MeTV shows they love.
‘Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV’ is scheduled to air on Sunday, April 5 from 6-10pm ET.
The shows being featured during this special include:
The Twilight Zone: “Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room”
The Honeymooners: “Better Living through Television”
Taxi: “Cooking for Two”
Columbo: “Murder Under Glass”
The Twilight Zone: “The Grave”
“To have Vince Gilligan be a super fan of MeTV is thrilling,” said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co. “Knowing that some of the timeless, memorable programming airing on MeTV helped shape his creative genius and a new generation of classics like Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is a wonderful thing.”