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

Wednesday, May 23

Hollywood Darlings - "Members Only" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christine and Brandon start double-dating a new "cool" couple; Jodie and Beverley find themselves in the middle of a public protest at their local park.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Wednesday, May 23

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Watch Mindy on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move/Silver Spoons) - Jason appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC. She also talks about her film Ibiza on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Olivia Holt (I Didn't Do It/Kickin' It) - Olivia stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kyle Richards (Down to Earth) - Kyle appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • JD McCrary (The Paynes) - JD performs on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle is a panelist on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver/The New Leave it to Beaver) - Jerry reveals his secret to losing over 50 pounds on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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