Sunday, January 08, 2006

Family Ties Airs on the Hallmark Channel Starting January 23rd; Will Family Ties Ever Come To DVD?; Michael J. Fox Returns To ABC

Family Ties
Family Ties will air on the Hallmark Channel in the US
starting Monday, January 23rd. It will air weekdays at 4:00 and 4:30PM ET/PT. Family Ties last aired reguarly in the US on cable on TV Land in November 2004. Before TV Land, it aired on Nick at Nite for awhile. Its longest run on cable was when it aired on TBS for a number of years. Visit our fan site, Family Ties Online, for all you need to know about the series. You can talk about the show on our message board, and discuss whether you liked Steven Keaton with or without the beard.


Family Ties on DVD News:

One of the most frequently asked questions (the #1 asked question is: what was the name of the Alex/Ellen song - "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and The Beaters) I get through the site is:

Is Family Ties available on DVD?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. TVShowsOnDVD.com first reported back in September 2004 that Paramount was working on the first season DVD release for the first half of 2005. At some point, the show was dropped from the list of shows that Paramount was planning on and the release never materialized. In the July 8, 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Michael Arkin, senior VP of marketing at Paramount Home Entertainment, was quoted as saying "Although there is no release date confirmed, we are looking into all possibilities and appreciate hearing from the fans about it."

Family Ties is arguably the most popular and successful sitcom of the 1980's that has yet to be released on DVD. With so many '80s sitcoms scheduled to be released this year (Diff'rent Strokes, Growing Pains, Charles in Charge, Gimme A Break, The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show, Kate & Allie, etc.), I hope that the show will be put back on their radar for a possible release.

What can you as a fan do to tell Paramount that you would be interested in purchasing the show on DVD? Here are two suggestions:

1) Vote for it at TVShowsonDVD.com . Registration is free there, and you can vote for shows that you would like to see available on DVD. Family Ties is currently the #12 most requested unreleased show on their site.

2) Sign up on Amazon.com with your e-mail address and they will let you know when the show is available to order. Signing up is also considered a vote for the release. They will let the studios know how many customers are waiting for the title.



Michael J. Fox Returns to ABC

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox makes his first appearance on "Boston Legal" on Tuesday, January 10th at 10PM ET/PT on ABC. He will be in three episodes as a charismatic and dynamic CEO named Daniel Post who's battling stage four lung cancer.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 16

Modern Family - "Blasts From the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

The Goldbergs - "This Is This Is Spinal Tap" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dropouts are thrilled when they book a gig at a Flyers charity carnival and Adam uses the opportunity to make his very first rockumentary. Since Barry doesn’t want to miss out on the fun, he forces his way onto the band, despite his sister’s objections. Meanwhile, Beverly’s concerns about Murray’s health push him to the limit.

Modern Family - "A Moving Day" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire and Phil aren’t convinced that Haley and Dylan can make it on their own as they move them into their new apartment before the baby arrives. Meanwhile, Pameron gets out of prison early and has a bone to pick with Mitchell.

black-ish - "Good in the 'Hood" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it’s so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the “office mom” at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

The Detour - "The Year" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Delilah and Jared reunite and catch up on the past year.

Sydney to the Max - "Nightmare on Syd Street" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sydney holes up in her bedroom after an embarrassing event at school; after finding old VHS tapes of Max as a kid, Sydney falls asleep and dreams she is in the 1990s.

Sydney to the Max - "Mo' Grandmas, Mo' Problems" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Grandma Maya comes to visit, Sydney loves spending time with her so much that Grandma Judy feels a little left out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Tuesday, July 16

  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Catch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma FD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry/The Good Place/Downward Dog) - Kirby appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/1600 Penn/Growing Up Fisher/Imaginary Mary) - Jenna visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy talks about Kathy Griffin: Hell of a Story on People Now at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May/June/July)

My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season

05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
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