Originally airing in 1981 on USA Network (during an era of amazing television programming that also included Commander USA's Groovie Movies and Kung Fu Theater!), Night Flight lasted for nearly a decade. Along the way, they featured music documentaries, classic Bela Lugosi flicks, old serials, music videos, and so much more! After being canceled in late 1988, Night Flight would return in 1990 for three more seasons, and eventually vanish entirely from USA's lineup in 1996.
Then in 2016, NIGHT FLIGHT returned via the web at NightFlight.com! Utilizing its subscription service, Night Flight Plus users could stream episodes from the original series, new short and feature-length films, and classic clips. For three years, humanity was perfectly content with getting their Night Flight fix this way, but now the game has changed Vault Dwellers! Because on April 20th at 1:00 AM, Night Flight returns for an all new season on the IFC Network!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The '80s are back and bigger than ever on IFC. The network recently partnered with Night Flight, the cult late night series that originally aired from 1981 to 1989!So save the date (April 20th!) and stay up late (1:00 AM!) to witness the rebirth of Night Flight! For more details (and updates) on Night Flight's return to cable television, visit their Official Website, Official Facebook Page, and/or Official IFC Page.
This Spring, IFC is reviving the pop culture show as a short form program, showcasing the most memorable moments from the original Night Flight library, including iconic interviews and performances from 80s era all-stars!
Premiering Friday, April 20 at 1 AM (Friday night/Saturday morning) each 15-minute episode of Night Flight on IFC will bring back classic guest stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, KISS, The Sex Pistols and even Gumby! 18 episodes of Night Flight will air this year.
To honor the return of Night Flight, IFC is hosting a 90-minute screening event on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00PM at Brooklyn's Alamo Drafthouse (445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201), where they'll be showing a collection of the series' best moments coming to IFC's air, followed by a Q&A with original Night Flight Creator and Producer Stuart S. Shapiro. Tickets are available HERE.
In 2016, Night Flight was reborn as Night Flight Plus, a streaming channel from the original creators of the cult USA Networks '80s classic. Available online, and via streaming services including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast, Night Flight Plus offers access to Night Flight episodes in their original airdate form, plus an array of provocative new selections (many from MVD) from the world of music, documentaries, animation, cult film, horror, and more for just $39.99 a year!