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Legendary TV pitchman an infomercial icon Billy Mays will be deeply missed

Billy Mays

TV Pitchman and Legendary Infomercial Billy Mays

With his unexpected and recent passing, legendary TV pitchman an infomercial icon Billy Mays will be deeply missed.

I was a big fan of Billy and was deeply saddened to learn about his death on Sunday. It was just recently that I got hooked on his new TV show on Discovery channel called Pitchmen and have been telling everyone to watch the show, because they can learn a lot about marketing consumer products and get an inside look at the infomercial industry and the major players involved in the industry including Billy Mays and Anthony “Sully” Sullivan.

Billy and Sully were together for the last time this past Tuesday night during an interview on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien to promote the season finale of Pitchmen, which is scheduled to premiere July 1.

For those we have yet to see the show or want to see what I have been talking about can now get their chance to tune in, because this Wednesday, the Discovery channel is running a Pitchmen marathon starting at 11 AM EST through 10 PM EST leading up to the never-before-seen season finale at 10 p.m.

So program your TIVO, DVR, or change your schedule so that you can tune in to the show and don’t miss out.