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

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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