5 must-see episodes on MeTV this week of August 1

Catch a delicious sci-fi classic and pay tribute to three fallen stars.

August is here and summer is beginning to wind down. This week, we spotlight some delicious science fiction, a nail-biting TV movie, cowboys, comedy and more.

Emergency! "Survival on Charter #220" Parts 1 and 2
Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 at 4PM | 3C

For its seventh "season," the gripping rescue show created a series of TV movies. This outing from the spring of '78 sees Gage and DeSoto rushing to the scene of an airplane crash in suburban Southern California. Five months to the day after this original airing, there was a similar crash of PSA Flight 182 outside of San Diego. Alas, there were no survivors in that real tragedy.

The Twilight Zone "To Serve Man"
Wednesday 3 at 12:30AM | 11:30C

With this classic episode we learned to consider every possible meaning of a book's title. Richard Kiel, the big bad Jaws of James Bond films, plays the encephalitic alien looking to cook up some humans.

The Patty Duke Show "Every Girl Should Be Married"
Friday 5 at 6AM | 5C

Earlier this year, we lost actors Patty Duke and William Schallert, as well as singing son Frank Sinatra, Jr. This charming episode of Duke's sitcom sees all of them together, as Patty suspects her parents are trying to marry her off.

Wanted: Dead or Alive "The Bounty"
Saturday 6 at 4:30PM | 3:30C

This third episode of Steve McQueen's cool cowboy series introduces some fascinating characters. Mort Mills makes his first appearance as bounty hunter Clark Daimler, a merciless contrast to McQueen's uncommonly compassionate bounty seeker.

Car 54, Where Are You? "The Loves of Sylvia Schnauser"
Saturday 6 at 3:30AM | 2:30C

Charlotte Rae makes an appearance as Sylvia Schnauser, wife of Leo Schnauser (Al Lewis). She is shopping her romantic memoirs to publishers, and the boys in the police department are worried about what might get aired. Charles Nelson Reilly guests in this uproarious outing that should keep you laughing in the wee hours.

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