Saturday, January 28, 2006

ABC Mid-Season Sitcom 'Sons & Daughters' to Premiere March 7; Some Saturday Fun

Yesterday ABC announced (and we are proud to say that we posted it first anywhere on the internet yesterday!) that mid-season sitcom Sons & Daughters will premiere on Tuesday, March 7 on ABC at 9 p.m. Two episodes will air each week in the month of March on Tuesdays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. It is likely that the show will air only for 4 or 5 weeks, finishing its 13 episode order for the season. The ABC hit drama Commander in Chief will be on a brief hiatus and will return in April for all-new episodes. Sons & Daughters is a one-camera sitcom, and those type of sitcoms have never really found an audience over the years, despite most of them being critically acclaimed. Arrested Development, Scrubs, The Office, Jake in Progress are among those type of sitcoms. My Name is Earl is the only one that is considered a hit. I saw the pilot of Sons & Daughters, I am not really a fan of these type of sitcoms, so I didn't enjoy it much. But I'm sure many of you will.
Fred Goss (Significant Others) stars in Sons & Daughters, a unique hybrid comedy series that offers a mix of improvisational and scripted humor in an unadulterated look at marriage, raising children and living in close proximity to an extended family. Series creators Goss and Nick Holly borrow from their own middle-American, middle-class upbringings to deliver a very real and relatable modern-day family comedy.
Read all the details on the very first article that was on the internet about the premiere date.

Usually we have at least two stories in a day, but today we only have one. So let's have some fun on a Saturday! SitcomsOnline.com now presents "a what the heck moment." This has nothing to do with sitcoms, but oh what the heck! The NHL team the Anaheim Mighty Ducks will be changing its name to the Anaheim Ducks. Wow what a drastic change! I wonder if they will rename the movie "The Mighty Ducks," to "The Ducks" too for home video/DVD and TV plays? And if that was not enough, the baseball team the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are thinking of changing its name, too. They are thinking of changing their name to the Tampa Bay Rays. Yes, yet another big change! Well, you are probably thinking, why the heck is he posting this? I'm thinking the same thing. I hope you had a chuckle over this what the heck moment! And all this is true. I'm serious. I feel like Dave from Invasion today. He has his own blog, check it out every Thursday after each new episode of Invasion on Wednesdays on ABC.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

none scheduled

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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