Today the over-the-air TV network Heroes & Icons TV announced an all-new War Heroes lineup for Saturday evenings. Beginning Saturday, February 8th at 7p ET/6p C, H&I will present classic war dramas Black Sheep Squadron, Tour of Duty, Combat!, The Rat Patrol and 12 O’Clock High back to back, bringing the heroism from the front line to living rooms every week.
Here is the new Saturday lineup:
7pm ET/PT – Black Sheep Squadron
Commanding a band of misfits on bombing raids in the South Pacific, Greg “Pappy” Boyington (Robert Conrad) leads the VMF-214 fighter pilots in this World War II drama. The men of Black Sheep Squadron may be brawling misfits, but they always pull together when out on a mission. The action series originally aired as “Baa Baa Black Sheep.”
8pm ET/PT – Tour of Duty
This gritty, realistic drama followed a platoon during the Vietnam war. Led by 2nd Lieutenant Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) and Staff Sergeant Zeke Anderson (Terry Knox), this show tackles topics like racism, faith, civilian deaths, drug abuse, and more. Tour of Duty was nominated for three Emmy Awards and won in 1988.
9pm ET/PT – Combat!
Presenting warfare with gritty realism and humanity, Combat! follows King Company, an American infantry squad, as it battles on the front lines of war-torn France during World War II. The series is a tribute to the average G.I., men struggling to keep a moral center in the midst of violence.
10pm & 10:30pm ET/PT – Rat Patrol
Part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North Africa campaign during World War II, four Allied soldiers—three Americans and one Englishman—are on a mission to “attack, harass and wreak havoc on” the German Afrika Korps. Zipping around in jeeps equipped with .50-caliber machine guns, the group wages war on the enemy, led by nemesis Hauptmann Dietrich (Eric Braeden).
11pm ET/PT – 12 O’Clock High
Based on the 1949 movie of the same name, 12 O’Clock High follows the exploits of the U.S. Air Force’s 918th Bomb Group while stationed in England during World War II. Rife with action and intercut with actual wartime footage, the skirmishes between the 918th’s behemoth B-17 Flying Fortresses and German dogfighters have a riveting realism that was seldom matched on TV.
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