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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, September 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Proposal Proposal" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy gives Sheldon an answer to his proposal while Howard and Bernadette struggle with some unexpected news. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary; Riki Lindhome returns as Ramona; and Stephen Hawking returns as himself.

Young Sheldon - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
9-year-old Sheldon Cooper is a once-in-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science but learns that isn’t always helpful growing up in East Texas, a land where church and football are king.

Kevin Can Wait - "Civil Ceremony" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Kendra and Chale must get married immediately when the Gables learn that he is about to be deported. As Kevin chases down Father Phillip (Jim Breuer) to officiate the ceremony, Vanessa helps Kendra put together the last-minute affair. Leah Remini joins the cast as Vanessa Cellucci, and Jim Breuer returns as Father Phillip.

Me, Myself & I - "Pilot" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Bobby Moynihan, Jack Dylan Grazer and John Larroquette star as Alex Riley in a new comedy about the defining moments in one man’s life over three distinct periods – as a 14-year-old in 1991, at age 40 in present day and at 65 in 2042.

People of Earth - "Game Night" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gerry and Yvonne host a group game night; Agent Foster meets a person from her past; Walsh, Jeff, Don and Kurt enact their mutiny against Eric.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 25)

Monday, September 25

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon) - Watch Jim on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeremy visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin previews My Little Pony: The Movie on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie speaks about the series Empire on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 6pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • RonReaco Lee (Survivor's Remorse/Let's Stay Together/Sister, Sister) - RonReaco drops by The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Melissa and Stephanie are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon) - Zoe opens up about the premiere of her new show Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Anne Heche (The Michael J. Fox Show/Save Me) and Mike Vogel (Grounded for Life) - Anne and Mike talk about The Brave on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. The will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Iain is a guest on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kristin Bell (The Good Place) - Kristin makes Carly's Spinach Pesto on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • The Cast of Will & Grace - Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are guests on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids) - Damon appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Paulo Costanzo (Joey) - Paulo talks about Designated Survivor on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 3:30pm.