Saturday, January 21, 2006

ABC Delays 'Emily' & 'Jake' Even More Plus Special Tuesday Airing of 'Crumbs'; Museum of Television and Radio

Yesterday ABC told us that they will expand The Bachelor: Paris to two hours on Feb. 6 and 13. Meaning, Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress will not air those two weeks, in addition not airing this Monday due to a encore of The Bachelor: Paris and on Jan. 30 a special InStyle Weddings will air. As of now, Emily's Reasons Why Not and Jake in Progress will air on Monday, Feb. 20. The following week, Feb. 27, is the two-hour season finale of The Bachelor: Paris.
ABC also probably is testing the waters for next season as a special episode of Crumbs will air on a special night and time. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, ABC will air an all-new episode of Crumbs on a Tuesday, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. Martin Mull guest stars. Crumbs will continue to air on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m., this Tuesday airing is a "one-time-only" airing. I think ABC should move Crumbs to Tuesdays next fall and bring back a four comedy night. Commander in Chief will be pre-empted on that night only. ABC should move that to Mondays and that should help them next season in place of Monday Night Football. And at 9 p.m. that night a second new episode of According to Jim will air. It will also air at its regular 8 p.m. slot as well.

Some of TV's biggest stars and hottest behind-the-scenes personnel are headlining the 23rd annual William S. Paley Television Festival, which will be held February 28 through March 15 in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Museum of Television and Radio, the festival takes place at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Programs featured:

- Grey's Anatomy, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28. Scheduled to appear include are stars Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh and Ellen Pompeo.
- Entourage, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. Scheduled: stars Kevin Dillon, Kevin Connolly, Debi Mazur and Jeremy Piven.
- Everybody Hates Chris, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Scheduled: stars Tichina Arnold, Terry Crews, Tequan Richmond and Tyler James Williams, along with co-creator/executive producer Chris Rock.
- Battlestar Galactica, 7 p.m. Friday, March 3. Scheduled: stars Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos.
- Supernatural, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Scheduled: stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, among others.
- Medium, 7 p.m. Monday, March 6. Scheduled to appear: stars Patricia Arquette, David Cubitt, Maria Lark, Miguel Sandoval and Jake Weber.
- My Name is Earl, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. Scheduled: stars Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez, among others.
- House, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Scheduled: stars Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein.
- Family Guy, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Scheduled: Creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane and others, plus Seth Green and Mike Henry.
- The Golden Girls, 7 p.m. Friday, March 10. Scheduled: stars Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White. (Estelle Getty, 82, is not participating)
- How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. Monday, March 13. Scheduled: stars Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders.
- "An Evening with Sally Field," 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14.
- Weeds, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Scheduled: stars Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins.

Tickets can be purchased through http://www.ticketweb.com or at (866) 468-3399.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

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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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