No Cinderella Story Here: Godzilla Kicks Some Keister for March Monster Madness

Invasion of Astro Monster

Godzilla is the heavy favorite on Comet, the hunter becomes the hunted on Gunsmoke, and Otis puts down the booze and picks up a badge.

Classic TV on Today: Monday, March 13

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March Monster Madness

Comet, 11am

March Madness may be going on in college basketball, but Comet has its own bracket to fill out: movies depicting some of Godzilla’s greatest battles. Starting today with Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965, aka Invasion of Astro-Monster) and running through Sunday, March 19, at this time, the network airs one of these titles.

Gunsmoke: “A Town in Chains”

TV Land, 3pm

Marshal Matt Dillon (James Arness) rides into a town to warn about approaching outlaws, only to be captured and held for ransom by the band himself (embarrassing!) in this episode from 1974.

The Andy Griffith Show: “Deputy Otis”

MeTV, 8:30pm

In this 1962 episode, Otis (Hal Smith) overcomes his weakness for liquor and impresses his relatives when Andy (Andy Griffith) makes him a temporary deputy. Hey, if Barney (Don Knotts) can do it, Otis can too!

History’s Greatest of All Time With Peyton Manning: “Titan Takedown”

History, 10pm

Host Peyton Manning and various experts count down the 10 greatest businesspeople of all time, a list of names that includes JP Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and more.

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