Cher is returning to prime-time TV

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Cher Biography: Life and Career of the Singer and Actress

Ladies and gentleman, Cher ... is returning to prime time.

GetTV, the nostalgia-centric broadcaster that's also available through several cable providers and Dish, will add three of Cher's classic 1970s variety shows to its Monday-night rotation next month, the network announced Tuesday.

GetTV's Cher rollout will kick off Sept. 12 with the pilot episode for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, the 1971 CBS summer replacement series the actress-singer co-hosted with her late husband (and singing partner) Sonny Bono. Over the next few months, TSCCH will share the 8 p.m. Monday time slot with Cher's 1975 solo hour (Cher) and 1976's The Sonny & Cher Show, which reunited the couple following their very public divorce.

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Entertainers Sonny, right, and Cher sing during taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in Los Angeles, Ca., on Jan. 21, 1966. (AP Photo)
American entertainer Cher is shown in this candid photo taken in her hotel room in Paris, France, Dec. 1966. (AP Photo)
Cher gets some inquisitive glances from team members Jim Brown, left, the former football star turned actor, and her husband Sonny, right, during taping of "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" September 30, 1972. (AP Photo/ho)
Singer and actress Cher is seen, 1978. (AP Photo)
Actress-singer Cher holds the Pudding Pot as she is honored at Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Club Woman of the Year in Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 14, 1985. Cher jokes that she will turn the pot into an earring. The man at left is unidentified. (AP Photo/Paul R. Benoit)
Jack Nicholson, top, is shown with his co-stars in "The Witches of Eastwick," from left to right, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, 1987. (AP Photo)
Michael Douglas poses with Cher at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, April 11, 1988. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
Actress Cher arrives at the West Los Angeles police station, July 27, 1988, to bail out her boyfriend Robert Camilletti who was accused of trying to run down a photographer outside Cher's Benedict Canyon home. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Cher performs early Friday, May 24, 1996, during a dance party at the old Studio 54 in New York, the one-time shrine to decadence that's about to be made over as a virtual reality entertainment center. Cher dedicated the night to Steve Rubell, the former owner of Studio 54, who died in 1989. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca) <%% 0 PICTURE_OK HEADER_OK 1 1 %%>
US singer/actress Cher, right, has a laugh with Italian presenter Milly Carlucci during the TV Cats international television award gala in Milan late Monday May 4, 1998. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
U.S. Popstar Cher, center, performs in Hamburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, October 26, 1999, at the beginning of her 9-city German tour.(AP Photo/Christof Stache)
Cher poses backstage at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Actress/musician Cher arrives at MTV's music tribute to Aerosmith event mtvICON in Los Angeles, Sunday, April 14, 2002. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson)
US pop diva Cher performs during her concert in the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland, as part of The Farewell Tour, on Saturday, May 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Keystone/Steffen Schmidt)
Cher onstage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Cher in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Cher arrives at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring Mike Nichols, presented by TV Land at Sony Pictures Studios on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Cher poses in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
U.S. actress and singer Cher arrives for the British Gala Premiere of Burlesque, at a cinema in Leicester Square, central London, Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
US singer and actress Cher, attends the premier of the movie "Burlesque" in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Mary Bono Mack, left, and Cher appear onstage at The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci)
Cher arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "American Masters Inventing David Geffen" at The Writers Guild of America on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Cher arrives at the AFI Night at the Movies at the ArcLight on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)
Singer Cher performs at the "Dance on the Pier" as part of Pride events Sunday, Jun. 30, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP Images)
Singer Cher appears at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood, California on July 27, 2013. Cher has her eight number one single with her new song 'Woman's World' on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP Images)
Cher performs on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Cher performs in concert during her Dressed to Kill 2014 Tour at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)
Cher arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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All three shows combined comedy sketches with musical performances, along with a parade of big-name guests, including Elton John, David Bowie, the Jackson 5, Bette Midler, Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Redd Foxx, Muhammad Ali and, of course, Betty White.

The return of Cher's variety shows is a pretty big deal for variety show fans: While GetTV has aired a handful of Sonny & Cher specials since its launch three years ago, this will be the biggest prime-time exposure for the series since TV Land and VH1 aired reruns back in the late 1990s and early aughts. Now if only somebody would bring back The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show.


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