Hannibal, Murtaugh & A Whole Lot of Rod Serling

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Rod Serling, 1959-64
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Summer is a lot of things to people. It’s the beach, the family vacation, picnics, festivals and The Twilight Zone.

Wait, did I just add The Twilight Zone to that list … YES I DID!

The Heroes & Icons Network is gearing up for a thrilling summer of programming that celebrates the network’s lineup of heroic and iconic drama, action and adventure, from The Twilight Zone to The A-Team and Lethal Weapon.

Rod White and Blue - The Twilight Zone marathon coming to Heroes & Icons.

Get ready to tune in to H&I for a 4th of July presentation of “Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration,” a marathon of 86 episodes of The Twilight Zone series over three days during the holiday weekend, starting Sunday, July 2 at 12pm ET/PT and continuing thru Tuesday, July 4 at 12pm ET/PT. The programming event has moved to H&I after previously airing five years on the DECADES network, where it became a fan favorite and annual tradition.

TWILIGHT ZONE, 1959-64, 'The Masks', Season 5

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Created and hosted by the legendary Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone originally aired on CBS from 1959-1964, and forever changed the television landscape with its trademark blend of science fiction, horror and fantasy narratives. Each episode featured a moral or unexpected plot twist, and many aimed to inform viewers on the social causes and issues that dominated the 1960s. Since the series ended more than 50 years ago, its signature brand of storytelling continues to resonate with television audiences today.

But that’s not all H&I has in store for you this summer (yep, that headline teased more iconic characters).

A new action-packed H&I schedule begins this July, with back-to-back episodes of The A-Team airing every Wednesday from 12pm-5pm ET/PT starting July 5

THE A-TEAM, (clockwise from top): Dwight Schultz, Mr. T, George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, (Season 3), 1983-87.

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Originally airing on NBC from 1983-1987, The A-Team follows the exploits of a crack commando unit that becomes soldiers of fortune known as The A-Team after escaping from the maximum-security prison they were sent to for a crime they didn’t commit. The series features John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), B.A. Baracus (Mr. T), “Howling Mad” Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict) as the team on the run from the military: They are heroes for hire.

Lethal Weapon leads the charge on Tuesdays with back-to-back episodes weekly from 12pm-5pm ET/PT beginning July 4.

LETHAL WEAPON, l-r: Clayne Crawford, Kevin Rahm, Damon Wayans in 'Surf n Turf' (Season 1, Episode 2, aired September 28, 2016). ph: Darren Michaels/

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The buddy cop action comedy-drama series Lethal Weapon was developed by Matt Miller and based on the Lethal Weapon film franchise created by Shane Black. Following a slightly unhinged cop who is partnered with a veteran detective, the series ran for three seasons on Fox from September 2016 to February 2019.

Plus Nash Bridges, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O, Walker, Texas Ranger plus Star Trek and more are there for your July viewing pleasure.