Friday, March 31, 2006

TV Networks Plan April Fools Stunts Tomorrow

It's April Fool's Day Comedy Style on TV One. Catch TV One's April Fool's Marathon with your favorite TV One characters on Saturday, April 1 beginning at noon through 10 p.m. and again from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
This April Fool's, set yourself up for some laughter and comedy that is sure to last all day--tune in to TV One's "Fool's Day" comedy marathon. Beginning at noon, check out unforgettable foolish performances from your favorite TV One sitcom characters: J.J. (Good Times), Sandra (227), Deacon Frye (Amen), and Martin Payne (Martin). From Deacon Frye's infamous snake encounter to Martin's "Homeo and Juliette" performance, see your favorite sitcom characters at their best in this day-long marathon.
12:00pm/12:00am Good Times Episode 108, Junior and Senior
12:30pm /12:30am 227 Episode 208, Wheel of Misfortune
1:00pm/1:00am Amen Episode 8602, Frye For The Defense
1:30pm/1:30am Martin Episode 107, The Parents Are Coming
2:00pm/2:00am Good Times Episode 216, The Nude
2:30pm/2:30am 227 Episode 220, Far from the Tree
3:00pm/3:00am Amen Episode 8713, Snakes Alive!
3:30pm/3:30am Martin Episode 203, Do You Remember the Time?
4:00pm Good Times Episode 221, My Girl Henrietta
4:30pm/4:30am 227 Episode 306, Men's Club
5:00pm/5:00am Amen Episode 8805, Get 'Em Up, Scout
5:30pm/5:30am Martin Episode 216, No Justice, No Peace
6:00pm/4:00am Good Times Episode 321, JJ in Trouble
6:30pm 227 Episode 302, The Talk Show
7:00pm Amen Episode 8903, Where There's A Will...
7:30pm Martin Episode 303, I've Got Work to Do
8:00pm Good Times Episode 508, Wheels
8:30pm 227 Episode 405, Double Your Pleasure
9:00pm Amen Episode 8923, The Roast
9:30pm Martin Episode 421, Homeo & Juliet

Boomerang, the network that airs classic animated series (and the sister network of Cartoon Network), will have a 15-hour stunt this April Fool's Day trying to determine who can beat Mr. T! The stunt titled "Taking on Mr. T" pairs the animated Mr. T vs. other classic cartoons. Here it is in their own words:
Boomerang is proud to present the most anticipated showdown in television history with the staging of the blockbuster, battle event "Taking on Mr. T." From sunrise to sunset, there will be a no-holds-barred, “winner takes all” contest as the animated Mr. T (famous tough guy from The A-Team of the 1980s) is pitted against a line-up of famous cartoon all-stars on Saturday, April 1, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (ET). Each hour Mr. T will take on a new opponent. Running commentary and on-air updates will appear between episodes to allow fans to keep tally of the matches. "Taking on Mr. T" is an event with amazingly high stakes: the loser will be banished from the network forever! As an added bonus, 24-hour commercial-free Boomerang will also premiere four half-hour episodes of Mr. T (1983-86) that have never before played on Boomerang - "Mystery of the Mind-Thieves," "The Hundred Year Old Mystery," "Mystery on the Rocky Mountain Express" and "The Ninja Mystery" - perhaps the last time audiences will be able to see Mr. T in an uninterrupted format.
"Taking on Mr. T" will launch at 6 a.m. with 30 minutes of the spinach-fueled Popeye, followed by a favorite Mr. T episode. At 7 a.m., super-sleuth Scooby-Doo tag-teams for a half hour, again followed by a Mr. T mystery. Heavy-weight Magilla Gorilla next appears at 8 a.m., only to be answered by yet another Mr. T showing. The pattern continues for another 12 hours and will feature appearances by Papa Smurf, Yogi Bear, Pink Panther, Bugs Bunny, Duck Dodgers, Dee Dee, The Shmoo, Hong Kong Phooey, Dick Dastardly, Secret Squirrel, Dexter and Tom and Jerry. So who will be banished from the network? Will it be Scooby-Doo? Popeye? The Smurfs? Or even Mr. T himself? Find out tomorrow!

Mr. T is not done making a fool out of you! Sleuth TV will run an April Fool's Day marathon titled, "I Pity the April Fool" from 1 pm. to 9 p.m. ET. Following is the line-up that includes Mr. T in The A-Team:
1:00 PM/5:00 PM I PITY THE APRIL FOOL: The A-Team: CURTAIN CALL
2:00 PM/6:00 PM I PITY THE APRIL FOOL: Knight Rider: CIRCUS KNIGHTS
3:00 PM/7:00 PM I PITY THE APRIL FOOL: Karen Sisco: DUMB BUNNIES
4:00 PM/8:00 PM I PITY THE APRIL FOOL: Miami Vice: BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY

And then after all the fooling you did and watched, don't forget to put your clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed, as Daylight Savings Time returns--no fooling!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 22

Fresh Off the Boat - "Vice Mommy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica starts her college classes, leaving Evan in charge at home as “vice mommy.” But the transition doesn’t go smoothly, either for her starting school again or with Evan taking over the reins of the Huang household. Eddie and Louis run into conflict when Eddie just wants his dad to treat him as an employee, and not a son, at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Speechless - "P-R-O-M-P--PROMPOSAL" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Outraged that JJ’s girlfriend, Izzy, declines his invitation to prom, Dylan and Ray swing for the fences with a bold plan to make her jealous. Jimmy, Kenneth and Melanie coach Maya through accepting criticism for the good of her company, and one of the DiMeos takes a big step into a new life.

Last Man Standing - "The Passion of Paul" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Rev. Paul calls on Mike to teach Sunday school, Mike calls on Kyle to take his place.

The Cool Kids - "Margaret Ups Her Game" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Margaret tries to date the hottest guy in Shady Meadows but can't seem to rid herself of Leonard.

Sydney to the Max - "You've Got Female" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney organizes a school protest for clubs to be more inclusive of women; young Max befriends a skater girl, but is conflicted because the Dog Boys don't allow girls in their crew.

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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