getTV pays tribute to Burt Reynolds with back to back episodes of classic TV series, 'Dan August' and 'Hawk'

Before the legendary actor was 'The Bandit,' he played a lead role in two detective series namely 'Dan August' and 'Hawk' and getTV will air the episodes beginning Sept. 15


                            getTV pays tribute to Burt Reynolds with back to back episodes of classic TV series, 'Dan August' and 'Hawk'

As a reminder, before Burt Reynolds was 'The Bandit,' he was TV's 'Dan August' and 'Hawk.' getTV will salute the legendary actor, who died Thursday, by airing episodes from his classic TV series, 'Dan August' and 'Hawk' on Saturdays, September 15 and September 22, beginning at 12 Noon ET.  Long before Burt became the 'Bandit' and the #1 box office star from 1975-1982, he had lead roles in these two TV detective series.

When he was on the very cusp of superstardom, the year before his breakthrough role in 'Deliverance,' Reynolds played the title character, a suave police detective, in the 1971 Quinn Martin police drama 'Dan August.' His co-stars on the show were Norman Fell (Three’s Company/Mr. Roper) and Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman from 'The Six Million Dollar Man' and 'The Bionic Woman'). Four episodes of 'Dan August' will run back to back from 12 noon to 5 pm ET on both Saturdays.

Photo from "Hawk" - Courtesy of getTV
Photo from "Hawk" - Courtesy of getTV

Late night on both Saturdays will have four back-to-back episodes of 'Hawk,' the black and white ‘60s noir cop series with Reynolds playing the title character, a Native American named John Hawk serving as a police detective in New York City. On Saturday, September 15, episodes of 'Hawk' will air beginning at 12:50 am ET (actually early Sunday for East Coasters) and on Saturday, September 22, 'Hawk' episodes will air beginning at 1:10 AM ET (also, early Sunday on the East Coast).  getTV will air four additional 'Hawk' episodes on Sunday, September 23 from 12 midnight ET to 5 am.

Also, at 2 am ET on Tuesday, September 11 (early Wednesday), getTV will air an episode of 'The Sonny & Cher Show' featuring guest star Burt Reynolds. On Sunday, October 21 starting at 11 pm ET, getTV will again air 'The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour' with Burt, followed by four episodes of 'Dan August,' beginning at 12 midnight ET.