Tuesday, September 05, 2006

'Silver Spoons' Coming to Comcast On-Demand's Tube Time Channel; 'Gimme a Break' S2 DVD in Canada, 'Stockard Channing' Back on Schedule

The '80s sitcom Silver Spoons is set to be available on Comcast's On Demand Service starting today (Tuesday, September 5, 2006). The service goes by the name of Tube Time. Back when Soap joined the line-up in April, I had hoped Silver Spoons would be coming soon, and now it is! Comcast's Tube Time currently offers Soap, Charlie's Angels, One Day at a Time, & Carson's Comedy Classics on the free service to Digital subscribers in their TV Entertainment/Tubetime section. They generally rotate the episodes every 4-6 weeks or so. The first five episodes will be available for Silver Spoons today then they will add an episode or two each week, usually on Tuesdays. Currently, they have Season 2 of Soap and Season 3 of One Day at a Time. You can search for shows here. They've previously offered shows like Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Three Stooges, Barney Miller, The Partridge Family, Maude, and S.W.A.T. Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life were just recently removed.
This is a great service offered by Comcast as most of the episodes are completely unedited. I'm not sure if it varies from cable system to system, but the On Demand service is available on Channel 1 is most areas. You can watch the episodes whenever you want. You can even fast forward, rewind, and pause them. The shows they offer are all from Sony. So hopefully we see more Sony sitcoms added in the future. Hopefully The Jeffersons, What's Happening Now!!, Benson would be nice to see. Let's hope the latter two head to DVD, too. Silver Spoons is not on DVD yet, so this will be great if you have this service. Hopefully this means the show is headed to DVD in the near future. We still haven't heard official announcements for some other shows that are on Tube Time or were on it, like One Day at a Time & Maude.

Like we mentioned a few months back, Canadian company VEI will be releasing the Gimme a Break Season 2 DVD before the end of the year. And they kept their promise! They have announced a October 3 release date. That is less than a month away! Universal Home Video still hasn't announced anything for season two, so looks like Canada will have this set first. We in the U.S. can order these DVDs, too, since Canada is Region 1. Click here to pre-order the set, because if you are in the U.S., this will be the only way to buy season two. Also, they have let us know that The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends 2-disc set is back on the radar map and will be coming out on November 21! You can pre-order soon, but not yet. Keep checking Amazon.ca by clicking here. Also, Kate & Allie Season 3 is still on track for early 2007 like we mentioned in late June.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, March 19

Kevin Can Wait - "Delivery Guy" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Vanessa convinces Kevin to go on a TV talk show with the “baby boy” he helped deliver years ago as a cop, but her plan to promote Monkey Fist backfires when Kevin runs into his arch-nemesis, Frank Munson (Ricardo Chavira), at the appearance. Michael Yo returns as Tom, a morning show host.

Man with a Plan - "March Madness" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi lose footage of an intimate moment they accidentally recorded, they have to track it down before anyone can see it.

Superior Donuts - "The Chicago Way" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Randy, who just passed the detective’s exam, is asked by her former supervisor, Ted (guest star Christopher McDonald), to talk to a female rookie who has filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. Also, Arthur’s usual arrangement with a city health inspector to ignore violations in the shop goes awry when a new by-the-book inspector shows up.

Living Biblically - "Thou Shalt Not Steal" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Chip infuriates his colleagues when he decides to follow the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Steal” and begins returning office supplies he stole.

American Dad - "Klaustastrophe.tv" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Stan deals with childhood issues of abandonment, which affects his performance at work; Klaus builds a website based on Smith family fails.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Monday, March 19

  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Watch Drew on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Adam appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenny Slate (Married/Parks and Recreation/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Burt Reynolds (Evening Shade) - Burt appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Woods (Silicon Valley/Playing House/The Office) - Zach drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (Still The King) - Billy Ray appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of You Me Her - Greg Pohler, Rachel Blanchard and Priscilla Faia are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie talks about The Dangerous Book for Boys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Nia Long (Uncle Buck/The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Nia talks about Roxanne Roxanne on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay talks about Unsane on the BUILD Series at 1pm.