PBS adds new 'Python' to its schedule

July 14, 2005 at 11:23 AM

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Public television viewers in the United States will be treated to six new "Monty Python" specials this spring, PBS has announced.

The new specials will focus on each member of the British comedy troupe, mixing new footage with clips from "Python" movies as well as the classic British television series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus," the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

PBS first obtained the right to "Monty Python's Flying Circus" from the BBC in the 1970s, PBS spokesman John Wilson said Wednesday.

The new series, "Monty Python's Personal Best," will spotlight Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones.

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