Monday, January 02, 2006

One Day at a Time Coming to Comcast's On Demand Service; I Dream of Jeannie, The Doris Day Show, and A Different World DVD Updates


One Day at a Time is set to be available on Comcast's On Demand Service on January 4th. It looks like the first four episodes will be available at the start with another episode added each week. Comcast currently offers Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and The Three Stooges on the free service to Digital subscribers in their TV Entertainment/Tubetime section. They generally rotate the episodes every 4-6 weeks or so. Currently, they have Season 3 of Diff'rent Strokes and Season 2 of The Facts of Life. You can search for shows here. It looks like they might be taking off Barney Miller. They've previously offered shows like The Partridge Family, Maude, and S.W.A.T.. This is a great service offered by Comcast as most of the episodes are completely unedited. I'm not sure if it varies from cable system to system, but the On Demand service is available on Channel 1 in my area. You can watch the episodes whenever you want. You can even fast forward, rewind, and pause them. Will this be good news for possible DVD releases of The Facts of Life and One Day at a Time? The shows they offer are all from Sony. It seems like they could be gauging interest for these series.

TVShowsonDVD.com has reported on Sony's announcement of I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete First Season coming to DVD on March 14th. There will be two versions available. One will be colorized and the other in the original black & white. Bewitched's first two seasons were also available on DVD in these two versions. Extras for I Dream of Jeannie will include commentaries by Larry Hagman, Barabara Eden, and Bill Daily on the pilot plus new interviews in a featurette. Check out their news item for more details and artwork for the colorized version.

The third season of The Doris Day Show will be released on May 30th according to TVShowsonDVD.com . A separate release of "The Doris Day Special", which aired in 1971 on CBS as The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special, will be available on the same date. Read their news item for more information. The first two releases for The Doris Day show were excellent and offered a lot of special features. Check out our reviews for Season 1 and Season 2.

A Different World - Season 2 will be released on May 30th according to TVShowsonDVD.com . All 22 episodes will be on the set for a suggested retail price of $24.99. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com at 28% off. UrbanWorks Entertainment used syndicated prints for the first season like they did for the first season release for The Cosby Show. They told us back in September that they will use the original network versions for seasons 2-6 of A Different World. They will do the same for The Cosby Show staring with season 2.


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.

Complete TV Listings


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 GuillĂ©n (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.


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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