Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The WB Schedule Changes; Pop Culture Podcast

The WB Network announced today that the star-studded one-hour romantic comedy Pepper Dennis will headline an exciting mid-season lineup. Pepper Dennis will be joined by controversial mid-season drama The Bedford Diaries and the highly anticipated return of acclaimed drama Everwood. Pepper Dennis, which stars Rebecca Romijn as a television news reporter, will kick off on Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The series, which also stars Josh Hopkins and Brooke Burns, will follow Tuesday-night hit comedy, Gilmore Girls, (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET). Regular encores of Pepper Dennis air on Sundays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), beginning April 9.
The Bedford Diaries will debut on Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) as the lead-out to One Tree Hill, which returns with original episodes that same night. The Bedford Diaries stars Matthew Modine as the professor of a sex and the human condition seminar at a New York university, along with Milo Ventimiglia and Penn Badgley as two of his students.
Everwood, starring Treat Williams, Gregory Smith and Emily Van Camp, returns with a two-hour episode on Monday, March 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). The family drama then returns to its original Monday time period, following 7th Heaven, on March 27.
Replacing Beauty and the Geek on Thursdays will be Supernatural, beginning March 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET). This move should advantage the first-year hit, pairing it with the compatible and ├╝ber-successful Smallville (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), which is enjoying its best season ever, both creatively and in the ratings.
Will The Bedford Diaries & Pepper Dennis be battling to get on The CW schedule next fall? We think so. So, if they do very very well, we can expect them on The CW next season.

Podcasts are becoming so popular these days. There is a Podcast now called "Just My Show" and the first guest on that show was sitcom star Harry Anderson (Night Court, Dave's World)! He talks about his television career, living in New Orleans, who he talks to from the cast of Night Court, and his possible appearance on The Surreal Life. Glad to hear Harry is safe after Hurricane Katrina hit. I'm sure they talk about that in the Podcast.
You have two choices for listening to "Just My Show." The first is to simply hit the play button (the arrow) located in the upper right corner of the page and the "current show" page. The other choice is to download an MP3 file to your computer, which will also enable you to listen on your iPod or other MP3 player.
For all that and more click here.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

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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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