H&I brings classic war shows to Saturday nights

By: H&I Staff     Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:45PM    Tags: News, Programming

Heroes & Icons, your home for sci-fi, action and drama, brings the front line to your living room every Saturday with the War Heroes block from 7p-12a and 6p-11p CT. These classic TV shows will take you up in the air, through the trenches, across the desert, and more. 

Black Sheep Squadron

Saturday at 7P | 6C

Commanding a band of misfits on bombing raids in the South Pacific, Greg "Pappy" Boyington (Robert Conrad) leads the VMF-214 fighter pilots in this World War II drama. The men of Black Sheep Squadron may be brawling screwballs, but they always pull together when out on a mission. The action series originally aired as Baa Baa Black Sheep.

Tour of Duty

Saturday at 8P | 7C

This gritty, realistic drama followed a platoon during the Vietnam war. Led by 2nd Lieutenant Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) and Staff Sergeant Zeke Anderson (Terry Knox), this show tackles topics like racism, faith, civilian deaths, drug abuse, and more. Tour of Duty was nominated for three Emmys and won in 1988.


Saturday at 9P | 8C

Presenting warfare with gritty realism and humanity, Combat! follows King Company, an American infantry squad, as it battles on the front lines of war-torn France during World War II. The series is a tribute to the average G.I., men struggling to keep a moral center in the midst of violence.

The Rat Patrol

Saturday at 10P | 9C

Part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North Africa campaign during World War II, four Allied soldiers—three Americans and one Englishman—are on a mission to "attack, harass and wreak havoc on" the German Afrika Korps. Zipping around in jeeps equipped with .50-caliber machine guns, the group wages war on the enemy, led by nemesis Hauptmann Dietrich (Eric Braeden).

12 O'Clock High

Saturday at 11P | 10C

Based on the 1949 movie of the same name, 12 O'Clock High follows the exploits of the U.S. Air Force's 918th Bomb Group while stationed in England during World War II. Rife with action and intercut with actual wartime footage, the skirmishes between the 918th's behemoth B-17 Flying Fortresses and German dogfighters have a riveting realism that was seldom matched on TV.