Return to Mayberry

Return to Mayberry is a 1986 American made-for-television romantic comedy film based on the 1960s sitcoms The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.. The film premiered on April 13, 1986 on NBC, and was the highest-rated television film of 1986.wikipedia
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American Broadcasting Company

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Mayberry was rebroadcast on Veterans Day in 2004 by some ABC affiliates as a replacement for the network's unedited rebroadcast of the film Saving Private Ryan.

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Mayberry was rebroadcast on Veterans Day in 2004 by some ABC affiliates as a replacement for the network's unedited rebroadcast of the film Saving Private Ryan.

Saving Private Ryan

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Mayberry was rebroadcast on Veterans Day in 2004 by some ABC affiliates as a replacement for the network's unedited rebroadcast of the film Saving Private Ryan.

Federal Communications Commission

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Ryan included language which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had ruled "indecent and profane" in March 2004, and Mayberry was seen as a safer alternative, despite the fact that Ryan had already aired on the network in 2001 and 2002.

Citadel Communications

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The chief executive of Citadel Communications — the main affiliate owner to rebroadcast Mayberry — cited the recent 2004 US Presidential election as a justification.

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The chief executive of Citadel Communications — the main affiliate owner to rebroadcast Mayberry — cited the recent 2004 US Presidential election as a justification.

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"We're just coming off an election where moral issues were cited as a reason by people voting one way or another", the executive said, "and, in my opinion, the commissioners are fearful of the new Congress."

Watchdog journalism

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In the end, however, no complaints were lodged against ABC affiliates which showed Ryan, perhaps because even conservative watchdogs like the Parents Television Council supported the unedited rebroadcast of the film.

Parents Television Council

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In the end, however, no complaints were lodged against ABC affiliates which showed Ryan, perhaps because even conservative watchdogs like the Parents Television Council supported the unedited rebroadcast of the film.

VHS

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The film was originally released on VHS in 1989 by Forum Home Video under license from Viacom.

Viacom (2005–present)

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The film was originally released on VHS in 1989 by Forum Home Video under license from Viacom.

Anchor Bay Entertainment

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A budget release from Video Treasures followed.

Here Media

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It was released again in 1994 by Regent Entertainment.

DVD

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In 2007, the film was released on DVD as a bonus feature included with The Andy Griffith Show box set, in 2010 as a special feature on the DVD The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary: The Best of Mayberry, and on Blu-ray in 2014 as a special feature on The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1.

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In 2007, the film was released on DVD as a bonus feature included with The Andy Griffith Show box set, in 2010 as a special feature on the DVD The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary: The Best of Mayberry, and on Blu-ray in 2014 as a special feature on The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1.