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

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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