LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- "The Honeymooners" are back -- this time in living color -- following a 33-year absence from TV.
Forty-two, one-hour episodes of the classic TV show, starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, will air in color, for the first time since 1970, on the GoodLife TV Network, goodtv.com, beginning June 28, it was announced Wednesday by Lawrence Meli, president and chief operating officer of the Baby Boomer cable network.
"After so many years, it's an honor to be able to bring these great examples of classic television back to the small screen," says Meli, a 25-year cable veteran, most recently with National Geographic Channels International.
Marilyn Gleason, widow of the legendary entertainer, and actress Jane Kean, who played "Trixie" in the later, color versions of "The Honeymooners," are expected in Hollywood to herald the TV encore.
"The Honeymooners" debuted in 1951 and quickly became an enduring series of 39 black and white, half-hour shows. The color "Honeymooners" will air Saturday and Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EDT and PDT.