Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Original Star Trek and The Next Generation Series Coming to G4 TV; Betty White Christmas on GSN; ABC Recap Episodes and 'Chief' on iTunes

The '60s cult classic Star Trek will be coming to G4 TV in 2006. The '80s series Star Trek: The Next Generation will also be coming to G4 and will start on January 8. TNG will still also air on Spike TV, too. The classic '60s Star Trek previously aired on Sci-Fi Channel, so fans should be happy that the original is coming back to TV. G4 is mostly on Comcast systems on digital cable. For the full details, click here.

GSN is dreaming of a white Christmas this year, a Betty White Christmas, that is! GSN will salute the game show staple Betty White on Christmas Day! The sitcom star of course appeared on two classics, The Mary Tyler Moore Show & The Golden Girls. You can still catch her on her wonderful role on the drama Boston Legal, where you get to see her and actor Leslie Jordan go at it. On GSN, you will see her first appearance on a game show back in 1955 in What's My Line. Other game shows with Betty airing that day include Match Game, Password, Family Feud, and Body Language. The fun all starts at 12 noon and runs through 5 p.m. ET/PT. Click here to read the press release and full schedule.

In addition to the ABC Desperate Housewives special airing January 1 ("All the Juicy Details"), ABC has now also scheduled similar specials for Grey's Anatomy and Lost. Grey's Anatomy special ("Straight to the Heart") will air on Sunday, January 8 following an all-new episode of Desperate Housewives. The Lost special (titled "Revelation") will air Wednesday, January 11 at a special time of 8 p.m. The special will lead-in to the winter premiere (meaning the next new episode) of Lost at 9 p.m. ABC also has scheduled a Lost episode (no idea if it is an encore or all-new) on Wednesday, January 18 at 8 p.m., in addition to its regular 9 p.m. episode. The 8 p.m. showing probably is to counteract with Fox which will debut American Idol Wednesday that night.

Starting today you can watch the ABC drama Commander in Chief now on iTunes! The show will replace Night Stalker, which is now canceled. Chief joins Lost and Desperate Housewives as the ABC shows on iTunes. iTunes also features classic Universal series episodes for a small fee, such as Knight Rider and Adam-12. Commander in Chief returns with all new episodes on ABC on Tuesday, January 10.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Vice Mommy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as “vice mommy.” But the transition doesn’t go smoothly, either for her starting school again or with Evan taking over the reins of the Huang household. Eddie and Louis run into conflict when Eddie just wants his dad to treat him as an employee, and not a son, at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Speechless - "P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Outraged that JJ’s girlfriend, Izzy, declines his invitation to prom, Dylan and Ray swing for the fences with a bold plan to make her jealous. Jimmy, Kenneth and Melanie coach Maya through accepting criticism for the good of her company, and one of the DiMeos takes a big step into a new life.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Ups Her Game" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret tries to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows but can't seem to rid herself of Leonard.

Sydney to the Max - "You've Got Female" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women; young Max befriends a skater girl, but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don't allow girls in their crew.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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