Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Nick@Nite Loves 'Roseanne' Even More; More on i network's Warner Bros. Deal

Are you a Roseanne fan? I hope you are because Monday and Thursday nights will be all Roseanne basically on Nick@Nite. Starting tomorrow the 11:30 p.m. slot of The Cosby Show will be Roseanne on Monday and Thursday, the other nights it still will be Cosby Show. So, this now means you can watch Roseanne non-stop from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on these two nights. This change will last until July 17, which is when Nick@Nite's annual summer marathons start. Nick@Nite July discussion is here.

Yesterday we mentioned at least 10 Warner Bros. owned series coming to the i Network (AKA: PAX TV). Today we have learned that there will be at least a dozen series...in fact it is a little over a dozen. I don't know the remaining shows, Warner Bros./i network will not reveal those. At launch time this August, the 10 initial series mentioned will not all premiere. I'm guessing two or three will be left off the line-up for a later date. What about the time periods? Initially it looks like the i Network will air the classic series from 6 to 11 p.m. weekdays. I guess if the ratings are good they will finally cut back on paid programming, which airs 12am-6pm, and expand the hours. The Warner Bros. owned movies will air on weekends in primetime. They will release the launch schedule for these Warner Bros. shows in about two weeks (mid-July)--and we will be the first ones I'm sure letting you know. So, come on back...but also head on over to our message board where it seems this story has been the talk of the town!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, August 19

Family Guy - "Boopa-dee Bappa-dee" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Griffins take a trip to Italy and are forced to deal with annoying immigration laws after Peter destroys the family’s passports.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Fancy Brugdom" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Charles asks Jake to be the best man at his wedding, a role that requires Jake to be supportive in important wedding decisions, ranging from cake tasting to floral arrangements. Meanwhile, Terry, Amy and Gina support each other as they start a new extreme diet and Holt helps Rosa make a sincere apology.

New Girl - "Big News" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The morning after their break-up, Jess and Nick scramble to keep it a secret from the loftmates. Meanwhile, Winston passes his police academy entrance exam, and demands that the gang throw him a “Honey Roast.”

The Mindy Project - "An Officer and a Gynecologist" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (repeat)
Mindy has a run-in with the law when a surly police officer (guest star Tim Daly) admonishes her for giving his young daughter birth control pills. Meanwhile, Danny befriends a rabbi who offers to refer his congregation to Schulman & Associates because he thinks Danny is Jewish.

Sullivan & Son - "Monkey Plate" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Steve and Susan try to throw the perfect celebration for Ok Cha's birthday, but the arrival of Cousin Jenny (Margaret Cho) brings up an old family feud over a monkey plate. Meanwhile, Roy has once-in-a-lifetime field passes to a game, and Owen and Ahmed compete for the extra pass.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 18) (All times ET unless noted)

Tuesday, August 19

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) - Catch Joseph on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lena Dunham (Girls) - Lena is a guest on a repeat of Katie, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse gives the scoop on one of his coolest celebrity encounters on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Vicki Lawrence (Mama's Family) - Vicki appears as Mama on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife) - Malin is a guest on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin surprises a fan on a repeat of Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ana Ortiz (A.U.S.A./Kristin) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • The Cast of The Brady Bunch - Florence Henderson, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen and Barry Williams reunite to celebrate Florence's 80th Birthday on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.