Monday, August 07, 2006

'Ellen' Season 4 DVD Now Sept. 26; Comedy Central Fall Details, 'Diff'rent Strokes' Movie

We just got word that the Ellen Season 4 DVD will now be released on Sept. 26, rather than Aug. 29. No idea on the change, but A&E Home Video will also release Benny Hill - Set 5 that day.

We told you before Scrubs is coming to Comedy Central (along with WGN and local channels) this fall and will be airing weeknights 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, now we have the rest of their fall line-up. Scrubs debuts Sept. 18. Scrubs will also air Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but on Sept. 23 there will be a special Scrubs-athon from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As if twenty-hour shifts at the hospital weren’t enough, on Saturday, Sept. 23, Comedy Central is making the staff of Sacred Heart work the weekend. In celebration of Scrubs coming to Comedy Central, tune in for fifteen episodes from the critically acclaimed first season. Relive JD’s fruitless attempt to become Dr. Cox’s protégé, Turk’s conquest of Carla, and Elliot’s first battle with the sexist Dr. Kelso.
There are no other real changes to the line-up, which means we still have MADTV, South Park and the rest. South Park will debut its 10th season on Oct. 4.

NBC has finally announced it will air that behind-the-scenes Diff'rent Strokes movie. It is slated to air this Labor Day, Monday, September 4, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT. NBC will re-visit one of television's most popular comedy series -- Diff'rent Strokes -- with a movie that serves as a powerful cautionary tale about the tragedies and challenges facing the child stars of the sitcom as well as all child stars in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes.' Original cast members Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges participated in the movie and will also appear in on-camera interviews. The movie not only takes viewers behind the scenes of the popular sitcom, but also follows the lives of Coleman, Bridges and fellow star Dana Plato in the years after the series went off the air as their personal lives spiraled downward. In addition, it also examines the pitfalls of child stardom. Bobb'e J Thompson (The Tracy Morgan Show) plays the young Coleman while Verda Bridges, Todd Bridges' real-life sister, portrays Bridges' mother.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Mysterious Robbery" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Bait N' Bite is robbed, the Diaz children use their resources to track down the culprit.

Bizaardvark - "Amelia's Perfectly Imperfect Volleyball Adventure" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Paige convinces the volleyball coach to put Amelia on the team, the DIY diva's ego lands the volleyball team in a match against the state champions.

The Paynes - "Payneful Repairs" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Ella learn some troubling news about Nyla.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Friday, March 23

  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILd Series at 2:30pm.
  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) and Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Boris and Nicole are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani stops by Access Live, so check your local listings. She shares her recipe for spiked hot chocolate on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay creates something delicious with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.