Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Gimme a Break! Marathon on TV One; Megan Mullally to Host 4th Annual TV Land Awards; And Warner Home Video Needs Your Help for Full House

Gimme A Break, now I know what it takes. I'm putting a new face on the old one. Ready for anything. Playing with fate, not a moment too late. I'm showing the whole world. Nothing can get me down. Woo woo hoo! Gimme A Break, Yeah yeah! Gimme A Break! 'Cause I sure need one!...
Oh sorry, had that stuck in my head while writing up this story! Well, as you can tell this is about the hit '80s sitcom Gimme a Break! starring the late great Nell Carter. To celebrate the first season coming to DVD (on Feb. 14), cable network TV One will air a nice ten-hour marathon of the series' best episodes. Tune in on Saturday, February 11, 2006 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. for some Gimme a Break! They will re-air most of the episodes from 12 midnight to 6 a.m., if you miss any during the day. The series has not been on cable lately, as it last aired on USA Network in the mid-late '90s. TV One has not made any plans yet to air the series as a regular, but hopefully this marathon does well for them and they add it to their regular line-up very soon. So WATCH IT! TV One airs great African American sitcoms such as Amen, 227, Good Times, Martin, Roc and In the House. Gimme a Break! would be a nice addition to the line-up if they decide to add it. But first let's get through the marathon on Feb. 11. To see which episodes are airing, click here. And buy the complete first season on DVD from Universal Home Video on Feb. 14, just days after the marathon.

And TV Land has announced that Will & Grace co-star Megan Mullally will be hosting the 4th Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV airing March 22 on TV Land and Nick@Nite. The previous hosts include John Ritter, Brad Garrett, and Cedric the Entertainer. Personally, the hosts have gone down hill every year. John Ritter was the only classic TV star. Click here for details.

Finally, we leave you today with some DVD news! Warner Home Video has come knocking on our door for yet another round of your top 10 episodes. This time they are asking fans of Full House to post their top 10 episodes and they will select 6 of those for an upcoming TV Favorites set, that is right now in consideration. There is no set date yet or anything, but they are "considering" a best of set just for the fans. AND NO, THIS DOES NOT MEAN SEASON SETS WILL STOP. The season sets are selling very well for them and will continue with season three in April and subsequent seasons to follow. This set will be just for the fans, that consists of six memorable episodes from the series. So, let's help them out again and you will be rewarded with episodes that you actually want instead of episodes that they randomly pick.
This process was very popular the two previous times we helped them--for Alice and for Perfect Strangers. Both got an overwhelming response from the fans and WHV was very pleased, especially with Perfect Strangers. Click HERE to post your top 10 Full House episodes. You can even use episodes from seasons one and two, if you want.

They have also filled me in on the June TV Favorites set. Alice, Step by Step and Perfect Strangers are being worked for June, but it is not confirmed yet. Family Matters will for sure not be in June, as they have some issues right now for that and hopefully it can be resolved at a later date. Stay tuned!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, July 15

Raven's Home - "Dress to Express" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Levi makes a documentary on how a person's individual style influences the perception of them, Nia, Tess and Booker each learn something new about themselves.

In The Cut - "The Honeymooners" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay and Cheryl's honeymoon phase is short lived when Cheryl empties out her storage unit into their condominium; Kenny and Smitty become roommates for the weekend.

In The Cut - "Monster in Law" (Bounce TV, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jay meets Cheryl's mother for the first time; Kenny reunites with an old friend who goes from houseguest to burden.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Monday, July 15

  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse/Uncle Buck) - Watch Mike on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Card Sharks on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Laura Dern (F Is for Family/Enlightened) - Laura drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) - Harvey is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Alan Alda (M*A*S*H) - Alan is in the house with rapid fire questions for Rach on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth talks about The Lion King on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about Lifetime's The Wrong Boy Next Door on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred talks about What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Drake Bell (Drake & Josh) - Drake is a guest on the BUILD Series at 12pm.


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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
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05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
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05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
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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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