What better way to grieve the passing of Sherman Hemsley than to revel in some of his finest work? Here's how you can get your Hemsley fix this week.
First off, TV One airs "The Jeffersons" and "Amen" each weekday morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. But on Friday, TV One will replace their scheduled "Good Times" marathon with "The Jeffersons" from 8 p.m. to midnight. That marathon will feature the series premiere, "A Friend in Need," and other classic episodes for the George Jefferson character ("George's First Vacation," "Movin' on Down," "Louise Suspects," "George the Philanthropist," "Once a Friend," "The Ones You Love," and "The List").
Then at 1 a.m., TV One will show two more episodes of "The Jeffersons" and then two episodes of "Amen" from 2 to 3 a.m. Friday, August 3, an already-scheduled mini-block of "Amen" will air from 8 p.m. to 11. TV One airs on Time Warner cable on channels 330 and 1330; channel 328 on DirecTV; and channels 157 and 1157 on AT&T U-verse.
On Saturday, TV Land will air a four-hour marathon of "The Jeffersons" starting at noon. TV Land president Larry W. Jones released a statement saying, "Sherman was part of the TV Land family and his many contributions to television will be treasured. He will be sorely missed.” TV Land airs on channels 54 and 216 on Time Warner Cable; on 304 on DirecTV; 106 on Dish; and 138 and 1138 on AT&T U-Verse.
On Sunday, SitcomsOnline.com is reporting that Antenna TV will air in primetime all 6 episodes of "All in the Family" featuring Hemsley as George Jefferson. Antenna TV broadcasts locally over-the-air on 17.2 or on Time Warner Cable on channel 118. (In Charlotte, check WJZY channel 46.2; and in the Triad area, it's on WGHP Fox 8's channel 8.2.)