TV Land will replay its first computer-animated special, THE ALAN BRADY SHOW, Oct. 5, 2003 (10:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT), giving the cabler another chance to gauge audience response in determining the commercial viability of a potential series. THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW spin-off features Emmy Award-winner Carl Reiner reprising his caustic character in voice-over. To kick off the night, TV Land will present an encore presentation of TV Land's original documentary INSIDE TV LAND: THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW (9:00-10:30 PM, ET/PT).
The contemporary setting of THE ALAN BRADY SHOW is 50 years after its debut and it's clear that time has failed to mellow Brady, who remains as caustic and brash as ever. The show's staff is deep in the throws of developing Brady's Golden 50th Anniversary special. When the staff pitches a classic, in depth retrospective, Brady counters with WHO WANTS TO MARRY ALAN BRADY?
Gary Owens and comedienne Carol Leifer are among the guest-star voices featured in the special, and Dick Van Dyke and Rose Marie make special cameo appearances. Reiner, who wrote the special, also serves as exec producer along with George Shapiro and Howard West, of Shapiro/West Prods. Sal Maniaci, vp of development and production for TV Land and Nick at Nite, developed the special internally for TV Land. NICK Digital Studios in New York produced animation for the half-hour special.