Saturday, September 24, 2005

Three NYC Locals Schedule Change; Friday Series Premieres

As some of you might know, Inside Edition is moving from WPIX to WNYW in New York City. While you might say, "so what?" this is affecting THREE channels' schedules in some way or another. Inside Edition was airing weeknights at 4:30 a.m. on WPIX and will now move to 1:30 a.m. and a second run at 12:00 p.m. on WNYW. This has caused three channels to make some moves starting Monday (Sept. 26). I'll break the changes down:

WNYW
12:00PM Inside Edition (replaces A Current Affair)
12:30PM A Current Affair (replacing Judge Hatchett third run)
1:30AM Inside Edition (replaces Just Shoot Me)
NOTES: WNYW will air Inside Edition twice and will cut down Judge Hatchett from three airings to two airings. Just Shoot Me's weekday airings will go to sister station WWOR. Inside Edition comes from WPIX. Inside Edition is expected to move to 4 p.m. late next month when the new Geraldo show replaces A Current Affair.

WWOR
12:30AM Just Shoot Me (replaces Fear Factor second run)
1:00AM King of the Hill (replaces Fear Factor cont. second run)
NOTES: Just Shoot Me comes from sister net WNYW and a second King of the Hill has been added at 1 a.m., with it still airing at 1:30 a.m., too. Fear Factor will now only air at 10 a.m. on WWOR, with no second run.

WPIX
2:30AM The Jeffersons (replaces originally scheduled Blind Date)
3:00AM The Jeffersons (replaces originally scheduled Elimi-date)
3:30AM WB11 News at Ten encore (replaces originally scheduled Jeffersons)
4:00AM Blind Date (replaces originally scheduled WB11 News at Ten encore)
4:30AM Elimi-date (replaces Inside Edition)
NOTES: This is the best news. Now insead of just one airing of The Jeffersons, we get two! And not to mention, a bit earlier, too! This is the main reason I posted this schedule change.

Moving on to the Friday network series premieres last night. I'll just quickly mention that two of them did decent while two of them did bad. CBS's Ghost Whisperer and NBC's Three Wishes did decent and won their respectable hours, though Ghost didn't put near the numbers they were hoping for. Joan of Arcadia's series premiere two years ago was much higher rated. It was not so good news for NBC's Inconceivable and FOX's Killer Instinct. CBS's Threshold put up numbers like last week, so it just did average. As for The WB's comedy block, a sixth place finish, ouch. UPN's Friday move for Smackdown is clearly hurting the comedies for The WB.
The two new series that did decent will have to be watched to see if they do well next week, and I don't expect the two that did bad to stick around for long.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, February 17

The Middle - "The Setup" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is tasked with being at her mom Pat’s (Marsha Mason) beck and call when she has to stay for a few days at the Heck house after coming down with an ailment. Meanwhile, just when it looks like Sean is about to ask Sue out on a date, Sue nervously blurts out that maybe they should both try to set each other up on a date with one of their friends; and Axl and Brick ponder what it is exactly that Mike does at the quarry.

The Middle - "Eyes Wide Open" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Axl heads to Chicago to visit Hutch for the weekend but discovers that his friend, who has his own apartment and a job, is now acting more like a responsible adult than the free-spirited college student he once knew. Meanwhile, Sue’s excitement over having the apartment to herself over the weekend turns to horror when she is unable to sleep after watching “Silence of the Lambs”; and Brick enlists Frankie and Mike’s aid to help convince Lilah, a new student who doesn’t know anyone at school yet, that she and Brick would make a cute couple.

black-ish - "Please Don't Feed the Animals" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow keeps in touch with Dre’s incarcerated godbrother, Omar, but when they find out he is being released from prison, Omar’s future sparks debate. Meanwhile, Ruby lets it slip to the kids that she’s been to jail and they push her to tell them more secrets from her past.

black-ish - "Charity Case" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre is chosen to lead Stevens & Lido’s new charity campaign which helps people give back to their community. When Bow advises Dre that there is more to giving back than cutting checks, he decides to donate some of his clothes to a man in need. Meanwhile, Junior fails his driving test, so Ruby offers to chaperone a trip with him and the twins on an informative outing.

The Thundermans - "Rhythm n' Shoes " (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Determined to meet a famous pop singer visiting Hiddenville High, Phoebe and Max devise elaborate schemes to insert themselves into her performance that quickly lead to disastrous results.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "The Harper Quad-Jobbers" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The quads try to earn money for a pool so that their house can be the place everyone wants to hang out at during the summer.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 12)

Friday, February 16

  • Sam Rockwell (F Is for Family) - Watch Sam on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly and her husband Rodney talk about the Hallmark Channel original series Meet the Peetes on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Becki Newton (Divorce/Weird Loners/The Goodwin Games/How I Met Your Mother) - Becki chats about Divorce on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori appears on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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