Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Now heading to New York City -- WWOR's fall line-up is in. At least most of it. Spin City and The Cosby Show will both be leaving at later dates, so it is unclear what will replace them, but they both are on the line-up starting September 12. The Nanny and Mad About You have been added to the afternoon line-up. Click here to see the line-up.
In other New York local news, Home Improvement is coming to WLNY-TV, airing weekday mornings at 9:00 and 9:30 a.m., replacing the canceled Life & Style. WCBS will move Becker up to 1:30 a.m. (which is much better than 3:30 a.m.) and move the encores of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider from late nights to 9 and 9:30 a.m. replacing the canceled Larry Elder. WABC has made no changes to its solid number one rated line-up. WNBC will be adding Martha weekdays at 11:00 a.m. WNYW has not released their line-up to us yet. We hope to find out the weekend line-ups for all of these soon, too. Of course, WPIX's full seven-day-a-week schedule was already released to us.
Let's head on over to TV DVD land with news regarding the world of TV DVDs. MPI Home Entertainment will be releasing The Color Honeymooners on DVD in mid-late 2006. So, you've heard it here first. The show had 42 hour long episodes and lasted from 1966-1970, so another show MPI is releasing that is approaching 40 years.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I do have some local channel schedule information to post today! I normally do not post other city's local channel schedules, but ME-TV in Chicago is different. It is by far the best local channel in the U.S. currently. They have been airing classic TV since they launched. Their popular "Summer of ME" schedule was so popular, with shows such as The Facts of Life and The Brady Bunch, that some of the summer shows will be staying on their line-up, while adding some new ones for the fall such as Fantasy Island, Good Times and Eight is Enough. To view their excellent line-up, please visit here.
And the '60s sitcom coming to DVD is ... Family Affair! Get ready in early 2006 for Buffy, Jody, Cissy, and the rest for a wonderful celebration, as Family Affair approaches 40 years of excellence. MPI is releasing the series on DVD and they have been doing a wonderful job on their sets for Doris Day, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction. Each of those sets are filled with lots of bonus material, so I'm sure Family Affair will be, too. I don't know yet if it will be a first season release or volume release, but I'm suspecting the season release. As always, wait until TVShowsonDVD.com announces it, to make it official.
BREAKING NEWS: TV Land and Nick@Nite score in August! Nick@Nite had its best August ever among adults 18-49, while TV Land had its best August ever among adults 25-54. Nick@Nite was hyping the premiere of Hi-Jinks whle TV Land celebrated good ratings for the Night Court marathon. Read both releases here.
Monday, August 29, 2005
You will see seasons 5 and 6, both 4 discs each, on Tuesday, November 22. And just like how the first two volumes were released last Thanksgiving, there will be again another great collectible giftset release for us with special collectible items! Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the official announcement on TVShowsonDVD.com, as this information can always change.
And now to juice everyone up for tomorrow's news (and cheap promotion to get you back here tomorrow), there will be a classic 1960s sitcom finally coming to DVD in early 2006. I don't want to give anything more away, but stay tuned here tomorrow!
I also hope to release WWOR-TV in New York's fall schedule tomorrow, and maybe some others, too.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Sorry for the delay today. As most of you probably know we reported in our review that 7 episodes of the Married... With Children Season 4 DVD had syndicated prints. Well, if you haven't found out yet why, please visit TVShowsonDVD.com and they contacted Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and they gave a reason. Now if you want to believe SPHE or not, is up to you.
For those of you in the New Orleans and other cities in that region (you probably well have evacuated to a secure place by now), we wish you the best of luck and hope Hurricane Katrina is not going to have a big impact as much as they say it is going to. Our prayers and wishes to all in that area.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Today we will just leave it to our Lost DVD review to do the talking. Buena Vista Home Entertainment has done a wonderful job on this set and it is possibly the DVD of the year. A must buy. Please read my review here. And enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Friday, August 26, 2005
A&E will be doing a Biography episode of childs stars tonight entitled Child Stars II: Growing Up. This two-hour special Biography episode features many of history's most endearing movie and TV moments, as well as interviews with current and former child stars, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Brooke Shields, Liliana Mumy, Frankie Muniz, Raven, Dakota Fanning, Rick Schroder, Mayim Bialik, Fred Savage, Ron Howard and Kurt Russell. Other interviews include director Shawn Levy and psychologist Jenn Berman. Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. on A&E Television.
Now for some DVD news. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has supplied some scoops for January of some of their returning series on DVD. Hunter: Season 3 and Silk Stalkings: Season 4 are both due on January 3, while sitcoms Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 3 and Titus: Season 3 (pictured above) are due on January 17. 2006 is right around the corner and we hope it is just as good as 2005 has been. See a growing list of what is to come in 2006 here.
Finally, we leave you today with some more DVD news on a classic animated series--Alvin & the Chipmunks. No, the series is not coming to DVD, at least not yet, but three Christmas specials are coming in one release on November 1 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Classic Christmas specials from 1981, 1988 and 1989 will be making their way to your home this holiday season. For the complete details and box art, please go here.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Today is one of those rare days we bring you two posts in one day! Earlier today Todd posted a promotion running on the website for a free TV theme CD. Enter the contest today. We have 5 copies to give away.
TBS has announced its fall schedule, which will begin on Monday, October 3. There are not many changes, though. TBS will add a second hour of Saved by the Bell from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., replacing the start of the TBS morning movie. Dawson's Creek will move to 9 a.m. The TBS morning movie, which was previously airing 8 to 10 a.m., will now be 10 a.m. to 12 noon, replacing two Dawson's Creek episodes. After that we have very minor changes. The 1996-2000 sitcom Cosby (pictured above) has expired, and will no longer air at 5:30 a.m., it will replaced by the 1984-1992 Cosby Show. The Cosby Show will also continue to air in its 1 & 1:30 p.m. slot. Eagle-eyed viewers can also catch episodes of Parent'hood & The Steve Harvey Show in early morning slots as well, usually between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. Harvey will retain its afternoon slot still as well, of 2 & 2:30 p.m.
TBS has also scheduled two stunts for the fall. A six-hour Seinfeld marathon (6 p.m. to 12 midnight) is slated for October 2, just prior to its fall changes and an Everybody Loves Raymond marathon on Thanksgiving Day.
In today's DVD news, we finally will get Leave it to Beaver on DVD! It was announced in late May 2004 that the series was in the works and in late December 2004, I announced it would be out by November 2005. The final date is that it will come out just before Thanksgiving, on November 22. Today, TVShowsonDVD.com officially announced it. So, I'll just hand it over to them for the details.
We are working on a story for a show that has not seen subsequent seasons on DVD since its first season release. We will bring you the details on why and when or if we can expect subsequent seasons of this sitcom. We hope to bring you this in the coming days, so hang tight (unless it falls through)!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I think it looks good for this series on DVD. So all fans, "show me that smile" because I think it is very possible that the series will hit DVD very soon. I will let everyone know if anything further develops and when the official announcement is made, our compadres at TVShowsonDVD.com will certainly let everyone know.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Now for the day's DVD news. We have yet another first look! In conjunction with my Three's Company page I bring you the list of the special features on the season 5 Three's Company DVD! Here is the list as of today, with of course anything is subject to change and additional special features could still be added:
- Jenilee Harrison Interview (9:21) (pictured above)
- Of Farce And Censors: All-New Interviews With Producers George Sunga & George Burditt and Writer Kim Weiskopf (9:36)
- Best Of Jack: Season Five (8:31)
- Best Of Janet: Season Five (8:02)
- Best Of Cindy: Season Five (6:30)
- Best Of Larry: Season Five (8:30)
- Best Of Furley: Season Five (8:25)
If there is any other news, I will edit it in on this post, so keep checking back!
Monday, August 22, 2005
Welcome to yet another day of news. Did you know we are already in syndication? Who needs 100 episodes, or posts. :-)
Not much to update today but I hope everyone has also viewed our second new feature to the website - the SitcomsOnline.com DVD Reviews Page. Yes, we never actually had a page for our reviews, we just listed them on the main page and on the forums. Now this will be easier for you and us.
I have more news for fellow New Yorkers. If you didn't know, yesterday WPIX aired a nice two-hour block in the morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m of Bewitched and The Odd Couple. Now, they will air even more Bewitched and an episode each of The Jeffersons and Taxi on Sunday, September 4. WPIX is really good to classic TV. To view the line-up for that morning click here.
And one another note. AmericanLife TV will be adding Crime Story to its Friday night line-up starting October 7. It will air 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Now for some DVD news! We have a scoop. It is first being posted here. In addition to Fantasy Island: Season 1, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will shelve out a rare program--The Johnny Cash Show on November 15. It doesn't seem it will be a seasonal set, because Sony says it is titled, The Johnny Cash Show Collection. Sony has had a TV DVD poll and that show is winning by a landslide, but I think some heavy duty cheating was going on there. I'm not sure if Sony is releasing this just because it is winning in the poll, or it was already on their radar map before the poll started. I know there are a lot of people waiting for some other shows on their poll such as Benson, The Facts of Life, Silver Spoons and One Day at a Time, but I have no information on any of those yet. Though, One Day at a Time is probably the most likely of those to come out in the closing days of 2005. I really wish I had a sitcom to announce, but not today. As always, don't take Cash as something official until it is officially announced, which will be probably in two weeks or so.
One other note, don't forget to watch Beautiful People tonight on ABC Family Channel. Don't ask why I'm promoting this, but just click here and you'll help me a lot.
If there is any other "breaking news" or anything noteworthy, I'll edit it in on this post. So keep checking back.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Yesterday I posted the October line-ups for TV Land and Nick@Nite. If you have missed it, here is what TV Land will add and change to their lineup this September to its fall line-up. Nick@Nite is not making any changes for the fall, leaving the line-up intact from August, with The Jeff Foxworthy Show on Saturday nights.
Here are some of the other networks' fall 2005 line-ups:
- FX Fall 2005 Line-Up
- ABC Family Fall 2005 Line-Up
- WGN Fall 2004 Line-Up
- Oxygen Fall 2005 Line-Up
- Lifetime Fall 2005 Line-Up
- TNT Fall 2005 Line-Up
- The N Fall 2005 Line-Up
- WPIX WB11 Fall 2005 Line-Up
I will also post New York City's local channel line-ups, as you can see I posted WPIX's fall line-up. The other local channels have not released their full day fall line-ups yet, so keep checking back with us. Speaking of WPIX, they are showcasing an Odd Couple marathon for Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 3 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. ET. For details click here.
If there is a cable network's fall line-up you'd like to see that we missed, please leave some comments for us by clicking on comments below this news post.
As for the broadcast networks' fall line-ups, you all should know them by now, so I will not post them. However ABC has changed some of its season premiere dates, such as for Hope & Faith and cut According to Jim's season premiere to 30 minutes, thanks to Dancing with the Stars: Dance-Off. Read the edited premiere dates here.
And finally a little DVD update. I announced a few weeks back (on August 9), that Fame: Season 1 is in the works and is coming to DVD via MGM Home Entertainment on Tuesday, November 1. MGM will officially announce it tomorrow, so check our friends at TVShowsonDVD.com for that.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Since Saturdays and Sundays are usually very slow and I've just created this news blog, I could still rehash some of my news posts from the past few days, in case anyone missed them. To read all of my posts, usually are mostly just news related, with a little opinion, click here.
TV Land and Nick@Nite's October 2005 schedules are now out. TV Land Confidentital looks very interesting. It is a 7 week series that starts Sept. 14 and runs through October airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT with many encores during the week, too. A TV Land Confidenital Box Set is planned for every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. ET/PT starting Sept. 21. Also, of note in October for TV Land are clip show episodes for Three's Company, All in the Family & Cheers; along with encore reunion specials for The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Brady Bunch. A "Bar Wars" Cheers Halloween stunt is also airing. To read the full TV Land October details, please click here.
Nick@Nite's October schedule was also released. 6 more new episodes of Fatherhood are planned with lots of great special guest voices from Betty White, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler and Jim Belushi. Roseanne's 3rd annual Halloween episodes marathon is also back. Read the full October details here.
And now for your DVD first look scoop! These are scoops that will be probably released here first, but are not officially announced yet, so please refrain from getting really excited until it is posted at our good buddy website TVShowsonDVD.com. And now the DVD scoop for today is ... Fantasy Island! Yes, Fantasy Island's first season is coming out on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
And I announced on my Three's Company website yesterday, that the 5th season DVD cover art is now available. For full details please visit that website. I leave you today with the season 5 DVD box art for Three's Company.
Friday, August 19, 2005
I hope you all enjoy this and keep checking back everyday to SitcomsOnline.com for your latest sitcom news, reviews, and more. I'm not going to be world known like Kristin from E! or Ask Ausiello of TV Guide, but I'll try :-)
New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August)
07/08 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/12 - Grady - The Best of Grady
07/20 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 5th Season
07/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/26 - Where's Huddles? - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
08/02 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
08/09 - Maude - The Complete Final (Sixth) Season
08/23 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Three
08/23 - Superstore - Season One
08/23 - The Wonder Years - Complete Series (New Slipcase Version)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Sunday, August 28
The Simpsons - "The Burns Cage" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Smithers is devastated by Burns’ lack of affection towards him, Homer makes it his mission to find him a boyfriend. Meanwhile, after Bart orchestrates the removal of the lead in the school’s stage production of “Casablanca,” Milhouse serves as a terrible understudy, which frustrates his co-star, Lisa.
The Simpsons - "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A new teacher arrives (guest voice Sofia Vergara) at Springfield Elementary, and a captivated Bart tries everything to win her over. Meanwhile, Homer decides to buy a new brand of “milk,” which causes early puberty, both for Bart (augmenting his wooing powers) and Lisa (whose small bout with acne opens her up to the world of makeup and popularity).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Oolong Slayer" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When investigating a serial killer, Jake enlists Holt’s help in an attempt to solve the case off the radar. At the precinct, Rosa and Amy are forced to deal with demands from an old adversary and Terry discovers a new obsession.
Family Guy - "The Heartbreak Dog" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Meg begins working at a retirement community and starts stealing from the residents. Then Chris finds out and wants in on the heist. When the residents catch them, they blackmail them and force the thieves to listen to all of their boring stories.
The Last Man on Earth - "Fourth Finger" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With little else to do, Tandy starts a prank war within the group. Meanwhile Todd establishes his dominance.
Monday, August 29
- Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Watch Tika on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Southside with You on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
- Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identiy) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:05am on BET or on your local stations.
- Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and Brent Morin - The cast of Undateable are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
- Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally whips up a delicious Pea Pesto & Potatoes with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie bakes up her Sicilian Love Cake for dessert on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Tyler Labine (Deadbeat/Animal Practice/Mad Love/Sons of Tucson) - Tyler talks about Zoom on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril explains the surprising origins of his catchphrase “Bam!” on People Now at 8:30am.