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."


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 28

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a Boy Genius" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harley, Rachel, Georgie and Ethan attend their school spring formal dance, while Lewie and Beast camp out at home in the backyard.

Andi Mack - "It's Not About You" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi's frustration boils over when she discovers that Buffy has secretly been confiding in Bex instead of her; Cyrus double-dates with Jonah Beck, Amber and her friend Iris.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Friday, April 28

  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened), Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death), Clea Lewis (Ellen/Flying Blind) and David Anthony Higgins (Ellen/Malcolm in the Middle/Big Time Rush) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Ellen coming out episode, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Donald Trump, too much alcohol and the thing that saved his life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She also dishes about Imaginary Mary on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.