Monday, December 26, 2005

Nick@Nite/TV Land in February; Here Come the Brides and Dinosaurs May Be Coming to DVD in 2006; Vincent Schiavelli Dies; End of An Era on ABC


Pavan has posted the schedule for Nick@Nite in February. The regular schedule will remain the same as January with some specials and marathons airing. Click here to view the Nick at Nite's February schedule.

TV Land's regular schedule in February will remain the same as January. TV Land Originals will air as encores on Saturday mornings. A TV Romances Marathon and Top 10 Greatest TV Romances will air on Thursday, February 9. There's Sam & Diane, Mike & Gloria... and who could forget David and Maddie's Moonlighting? Who'll make the list? Tune in to find out as TV Land takes a look at the most-loved television couplings in the hour long original, Top Ten: TV Couples. TV Land honors Black History Month with the debut of the original special "That's What I'm Talking About", a three-part, 1-hour series featuring celebrities from all fields discussing and debating who made the greatest contributions to African-American pop culture in a free-wheeling, fast-paced, quick-witted show. It will air Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT on February 1, 8, and 15. Click here to view TV Land's February schedule. In March, they will have the 4th Annual TV Land Awards Show and new Living in TV Land episodes.

TV Land has made some changes to their Wednesday, December 28 and Wednesday, January 4 schedules. Click here to view them.

Our friends at TVShowsonDVD.com have reported on two sitcoms that may be coming to DVD in 2006. Here Come the Brides was a comedy/adventure one-hour series that aired on ABC for two seasons in 1968-1970. I'm not sure if it was really a true sitcom. It might be what we now call a dramedy. Bobby Sherman and David Soul became pop stars due to the popularity of the series. Click here to read their full news item.

Their news item on Dinosaurs seems a bit more definite. Dinosaurs aired for four seasons on ABC from 1991-1994. A total of 65 episodes were produced. Industry sources have told them it is headed to DVD sometime in 2006, possibly in the second quarter. We may see the first and second seasons released as one set as the first season had only 5 episodes.

Character actor Vincent Schiavelli has died at age 57 of lung cancer. He had a very recognizable gloomy, droopy-eyed look. He appeared in some 150 film and television productions. You might know him best as Mr. Vargas in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. He would reprise the role in the 1986 sitcom Fast Times. His other sitcom appearances included The Corner Bar, WKRP in Cincinnati, Taxi, Night Court, Who's the Boss?, Head of the Class, Married People, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Dharma & Greg, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Click here to view his Internet Movie Database entry.

The party is over for Monday Night Football on ABC. Tonight's New England Patriots at New York Jets game is the 555th and final broadcast. After 36 seasons on ABC, it moves to ESPN next season. Al Michaels will do the play-by-play with Joe Theismann doing the commentary. ESPN is paying $1.1 billion per year in an eight-year-deal. It will be interesting to see what kind of ratings they get on ESPN as they are available in far fewer homes. ESPN NFL Primetime will move from Sundays to Mondays.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 19

Modern Family - "I Love a Parade" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan are going to be setting off more than a few fireworks when they get together at the annual Fourth of July parade where Jay will be acting as the grand marshal. Meanwhile, Haley’s goodbye with Arvin before his trip to Switzerland doesn’t go as well as she pictured it and is distracted by the return of an old flame.

Single Parents - "Beyoncé Circa Lemonade" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After scolding Miggy for not being able to sleep-train baby Jack, Angie and Douglas engage in a competition to see who can sleep-train the baby in one night. While Angie and Douglas have the baby, Miggy takes over babysitting Graham, Rory, Sophie, Emma and Amy, which results in an impromptu kids’ party. Meanwhile, Poppy teaches Will how to take out his anger on the volleyball court.

The Goldbergs - "We Didn't Start the Fire" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Erica tells Beverly she is going to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Geoff and his family, Beverly worries and starts a competition for who hosts the best Hanukkah party. Meanwhile, Barry seeks advice from Pops on how to be cool and suggests entering into the school's talent show.

American Housewife - "Body Image" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After the previous “fattest housewife” in Westport gets plastic surgery to lose weight, Chloe Brown Mueller rubs it in Katie’s face that Katie has now assumed that title. In order to get revenge on Chloe, Katie goes through great lengths to dig up bad photos of Chloe from high school. In discussing body image with the kids, Katie and her mother, Kathryn, turn out to be bad influences on Anna-Kat and Taylor, unintentionally encouraging them to focus too much on the outward appearance. Over time, Katie realizes how judgmental she has become and that she is part of the problem.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 17)

Wednesday, December 19

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Vice on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program/The Big Bang Theory) - Brian stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on the BUILD Series at 4pm.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tyler Alvarez (Every Witch Way) - Tyler appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely Exactly Nicole) - Nicole is a guest on E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Corbin Bernsen (Cuts), Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) and Alan Rachins (Dharma & Greg) - Corbin, Harry, Alan and the cast of L.A. Law are guests on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Kristin) - Kristin is a guest on a repeat of ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Brooke Nevin (Call Me Fitz) and Michael Cassidy (People of Earth/Men at Work) - Brooke and Michael talk about the Hallmark Channel original Jingle Around the Clock on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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