Catch some Burt Reynods memories this weekend


We can catch some quick Burt Reynolds reruns this weekend,

After Reynolds' death -- Thursday (Sept. 6), at 82, of cardiac arrest -- Antenna TV (a digital channel) quickly scheduled some of his visits to Johnny Carson. Another digital channel, MeTV, is rerunning some of his "Gunsmoke" episodes. And CMT scheduled "Bandit," a documentary about the "Smokey & The Bandit" movies.

Those are the ones that solidified Reynolds' image as the good-ol'-boy Southern hero. Ironically, he was originally a Northerner.

Reynolds birthplace used to be listed as Waycross, Ga. In truth, he's said, he was born in Lansing, Michigan. He was about 10 when his family moved to Florida, where his dad was a small-town police chief.

And yes, that was a big change for a Northern family. “It was in the
dead of summer,” Reynods recalled in 1990. “My sister ... got out
and she said, 'Dear God, I'm in Hell.'"

The quickly scheduled shows are:

-- “The Bandit,”
8 and 10 p.m. Friday (Sept. 7), CMT; then noon Saturday.

-- Johnny Carson
reruns, 11:30 p.m. ET, Antenna (via digital and cable); through Sunday, each will be an episode
with Reynolds as guest

-- “Gunsmoke,” 1
p.m., MeTV, will start Reynolds episodes Monday (Sept. 10) and continue them
through next Saturday, Sept. 15.