The month of May may bring flowers. But it’s also bringing viewers their favorite episodes of the classic series “The Andy Griffith Show.”
MeTV is holding a very celebration for Sheriff Andy Taylor, Deputy Barney Fife and the gang. The network is hosting an entire Month of Mayberry. Starting on May 2nd, viewers can get their fill of Mayberry and its citizens for the entire month.
On May 2nd, the show aired the pilot episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” followed by some related programming. For instance, it aired the backdoor pilot for “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C” starring everyone’s favorite bumbling mechanic turned Marine. It also aired a special of “The Love Boat” featuring Andy Griffith himself.
For the entire month of May, the show will air back-to-back episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show” on weeknights starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, the weekends will feature special episodes pulled out of the lineup. Some of the episodes include “All About Andy,” “The Fife is Right,” “Opie Dokie” and “The Best of the Rest.”
MeTV is available on primetime television or via a cable subscription service. You can enter your zip code here to find your local channel. It’s also available via Locast in one of 31 markets as well. The channel promises to celebrate Mayberry the right way.
Andy Griffith and His Enduring Popularity
Besides “The Andy Griffith Show,” MeTV will also air Andy Griffith’s other popular show “Matlock” as well. That show will air on weekday mornings at 10 a.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, Griffith’s on-screen son Ron Howard is also getting some love. The network will air “Happy Days” during the week at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. Finally, “Mayberry RFD” will air on Sundays in May at 5 p.m. ET/PT.
Of course, the entire Month of Mayberry event is leading up to a grand finale on Friday, May 28. The network will air the made-for-TV-reunion special “Return to Mayberry” on that date. That film will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
“The Andy Griffith Show” aired for eight seasons during the 1960s. It was incredibly popular during its time and spawned several spin-offs. In fact, the show has stood the test of time, staying on television screens via re-runs in the years since it went off the air.
“Return to Mayberry” picked up with Andy Griffith and the citizens of Mayberry several decades later. Airing in the 1980s, the television film reunited Andy Taylor and Barney Fife for one last adventure. They may have been older. But they were still the characters everyone loved.