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Cable Channels Join for Special Don Rickles Tribute

Apr 7, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A tribute to legendary comedian Don Rickles, who died this week at age 90, will take place on Spike TV, Comedy Central and TV Land, with all three cable channels rebroadcasting “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” this Sunday, April 9.

Taped in May 2014 in honor of Rickles’ 88th birthday, the special includes standup performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories told by Rickles’ friends and co-stars along with comedians he has influenced.

The special telecast will take place on Spike at 11 p.m. ET/PT and Comedy Central and TV Land at 1 a.m. ET/PT.

The event features appearances by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Regis Philbin, Brian Williams and Johnny Depp, along with toasts from Bob Newhart, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano and Jimmy Kimmel.

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  1. Both seasons of Don Rickles 1970s TV series, “CPO Sharkey” (1976-78) are also available on DVD—as two complete seasons sets, and as two “best of” season sets.

    The complete season one DVD set has a clip when Johnny Carson surprises Don Rickles on the CPO Sharkey set, and the season two set has a 2015 reunion of the CPO Sharkey cast..

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