TV Land has decided to bring back M*A*S*H early. As I reported last week, the cable channel announced plans to start airing M*A*S*H again on February 20th. Instead, TV Land will air a marathon tomorrow from 9AM to 6PM ET. The marathon will feature 17 episodes from Season 1. For some reason, TV Land is skipping “Tuttle,” “Sometimes You Hear the Bullet,” and “The Longjohn Flap.”
Curiously, “M*A*S*H — The Pilot” is scheduled to run from 9AM to 9:36AM. Does that mean the episode will air uncut or is TV Land just looking for a way to fit in more commercials? If the long running time is accurate, it will push back the start of the next four episodes. To get back on track, “The Moose” will supposedly run from 11:24AM to 12PM. That leaves no time for commercials.
You can find the TV Land schedule here.