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

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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