Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More On New Syndicated Sitcom 'House of Payne', And More on E! TV's 'Child Star Confidential'

Today we have follow-up articles on two stories we have discussed recently. More info on first-run syndicated sitcom House of Payne and E! Television's Child Star Confidential. New York City's WWOR-My9, MyNetworkTV’s flagship station, is proud to announce the airing of a limited broadcast of the first 10 episodes of Tyler Perry’s first run, original comedy series House of Payne this spring. Viewers can catch the debut of the House of Payne’s first two episodes during primetime on Monday, May 8 (9-10 p.m.). Later that same night, My9 will begin its limited two-week run of all 10 episodes at 11 p.m.
House of Payne, produced by Tyler Perry and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, is about the comical situations that ensue when a multi-generational family lives under one roof, and reflects Perry’s gift for delivering inspirational and uplifting stories with identifiable characters.

House of Payne On My9 Recap:
Episode 1: Monday, May 8 (9-9:30 p.m. and 11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 2: Monday, May 8 (9:30-10 p.m.) and Tuesday, May 9 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 3: Wednesday, May 10 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 4: Thursday, May 11 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 5: Friday, May 12 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 6: Monday, May 15 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 7: Tuesday, May 16 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 8: Wednesday, May 17 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 9: Thursday, May 18 (11-11:30 p.m.)
Episode 10: Friday, May 19 (11-11:30 p.m.)

The show will replace Bernie Mac at 11 p.m., which slides to 11:30 p.m., which replaces Girlfriends, which moves to 11:30 a.m. replacing Coach. Coach will be off the air on My9 until this two week run finishes.
As mentioned before, other stations slated to air the show include: KTXH CH 20 Houston; WCIU CH 26 Chicago; WPHL CH 17 Philadelphia; WBDC CH 50 Washington, DC; WTBS CH 17 Atlanta; KTXA CH 21 Dallas; WBFS CH 33 Miami; WNUV CH 54 Baltimore; and WRDC CH 28 Raleigh. Houston will also start on May 8, with the other channels still not confirmed when they will start.

They were the most precocious kids and talented teens on the planet. They came into our homes each week, made magic on the silver screen with their adult co-stars, and had us singing along with their hits. So, what happened to these kids when the phone
stopped ringing? E! Entertainment Television delves into the fascinating world of Child Stars in a new half-hour series that catches up with once-famous kids for whom life outside the spotlight has become their greatest challenge. Each episode of Child Star Confidential will shine the spotlight once again on a group of former stars whose fame earned the adoration of fans throughout the world All grown up now, these young adults tell - in their own words - what life is like when agents won't return your calls, the money runs out and you're facing life on your own for the first time. They are survivors willing to share their stories of struggle, insecurity and triumph over adversity.
New episodes include:

The Kids' Table
Adorable, precocious and oh-so cute, these kids could get away with anything by simply flashing a smile and delivering a quick one-liner. But when the cameras stopped rolling, just how many of these pint-sized stars were able to survive their own punch-lines? We'll find out who got involved in an ugly legal battle with his parents over $? Which child star found himself out-ed by the press? Who received death threats from wacked-out fans? Plus, which one of these stars bottomed out on Crystal Meth? CSC takes a look at these young TV stars and reveals how they
coped with fame - their ups and downs, and how they managed to survive their own success. The Kids' Table premieres on Saturday, May 6 at 5PM ET/PT.
Featuring:
Jeremy Miller
Jodie Sweeten
Tina Yothers
Michael Fishman
Taran Noah Smith
David Faustino
Danny Pintauro


Geeks, Freaks & Sidekicks
They were the Wing-Men and Wing-Gals - Loveable Losers and Sidekicks, who stuck by their pals through thick and thin. These child stars made a career out of playing second banana. Now CSC exposes what was happening in their real lives behind the catchphrases, costumes and Clearasil. We'll find out which geeks turned chic. Which sidekick's storyline mirrored his own horrifying situation? And who followed her
famous father's example to a small degree? PLUS which star walked away from one million dollars to play a child in a movie, choosing instead to live out his own real childhood? CSC investigates who graduated to defy the child star curse and which stars had a bumpier road from geek to grown-up. Geeks, Freaks & Sidekicks premieres on Saturday, May 20 at 5PM ET/PT.
Featuring:
Charlie Korsmo
Will Wheaton
Dustin Diamond
Jaleel White
Amy Linker
Rain Pryor
Tannis Vallely
Kellie Martin
Wilson Cruz
Shavar Ross

Please stay tuned for specials airing on "Teen Screamers," "Mini Moguls," and "Pop Idols."


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 20

Raven's Home - "Vest in Show" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Booker has a vision of Raven getting fired from her job during Doggy Fashion Week, he tries to help his mom with her designs.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in the Babysitting Nightmare" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Harley tries to prove her babysitting skills by watching Beast, Louie and Daphne on her own.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Friday, October 20

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Julie Klausner (Difficult People) - Julie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne talks about The Brave on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Burrows (Sitcom Director) - James is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) - Jeremy appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso talks about America’s Funniest Home Videos on the AOL Build Show at 10am.
  • Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Life) - Nia will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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