April 27, 2021
Shout! Factory TV starting May 1 will stream the vintage 1970s sitcom “C.P.O. Sharkey,” starring Don Rickles, airing the two seasons in their entirety alongside four of Rickles’ hourlong comedy specials from the same era.
“C.P.O. Sharkey” takes a satirical look at Navy life and is based on Rickles’ own experiences while serving in the Navy during World War II. The series ran on NBC for two seasons (1976-78) and 37 episodes.
The comedy specials include “The Many Sides of Don Rickles,” “Don Rickles: Alive and Kicking,” “Mr. Warmth,” and “The Don Rickles Special” — featuring an assortment of guest stars including Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Carroll O’Connor, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Jack Klugman and more.
“C.P.O. Sharkey” and the Don Rickles comedy specials will be available for streaming on demand across Shout! Factory TV platforms, on ShoutFactoryTV.com, Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Android apps; and on various Shout! Factory TV branded channels including Tubi, Amazon Prime Channels and the Roku Channel.
Shout! Factory TV will also celebrate the streaming launch by hosting a birthday marathon in memory of Rickles from midnight-to-midnight PT on Saturday, May 8. Throughout the day Shout! Factory TV will be streaming the Rickles comedy specials, episodes of “C.P.O. Sharkey,” and curated Rickles-starring episodes of “The Johnny Carson Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”
The marathon can be viewed on ShoutFactoryTV.com, Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and the following digital streaming platforms: Twitch, Pluto TV, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, IMDb TV, STIRR, Sling TV, THETA.tv and Local Now.