Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Syndication Deals for 'Hope & Faith', 'Cops', 'Degrassi'; TV Land/Nick@Nite November

WE tv has acquired all 73 episodes of the sitcom Hope & Faith, which ABC canceled in May after a three-season run.
The series, starring Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford, will premiere on WE in an all-day post-Thanksgiving marathon (Nov. 24) from 12 noon to 10 p.m. and will assume its regular time slot, weekdays at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., beginning Nov. 27. Dharma & Greg, will lead into the Hope & Faith block.

Comcast's G4 cable network has agreed to pay up $16 million for a shared window to reruns of Twentieth TV's Cops, Variety reports. G4 chief exec Neal Tiles declined to discuss license fees but said the net has committed to 160 half-hour episodes of Cops and will run six episodes a day beginning in December or January: two in primetime, two latenight and two in daytime. License term is three years at a cost of about $100,000 an episode.
G4 will share Cops with Court TV, which has the rights to a different set of episodes, stripping two of them back-to-back every weeknight at 7.

Program Partners has acquired the U.S. broadcast syndication rights to Degrassi: The Next Generation to run as a strip beginning in the fall of 2007.
Degrassi: The Next Generation is a runaway hit on The N, the nighttime digital cable network for teens owned by MTV Networks.

A few days back we detailed the November/December highlights for TV Land and Nick@Nite. Today, we will give you the full details on their November schedules. The Munsters is expiring from TV Land and will be replaced by The Brady Bunch on Thursdays and Leave it to Beaver on Sundays. We have also learned that Star Trek will air everyday at 6 a.m. and everynight at 11 p.m., moving Three's Company to 12 midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, meaning the 12-4am marathons are now cut to 1-4am. Star Trek's launch will be Nov. 17-19, 8am-8pm on those days, but the week of Nov. 13 will have special blocks like Before they Were Trekkies and Spaced-Theme Sitcom Episodes. We will see the cast on other shows such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Miami Vice and MacGyver. And see spaced-theme episode of the sitcoms Benson, I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Wings, Green Acres, and Night Court. And for more on that and all of TV Land November, click here.
As for Nick@Nite, they won't make any changes to the line-up, but like we mentioned will have stunts for SpongeBob (yes on Nick@Nite) and a Thanksgiving marathon for Roseanne. Details on November is here.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, September 21

Fresh Off the Boat - "King in the North" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Honey plans a relaxing vacation before the baby comes, but Jessica turns the trip into a crazy quest to get Stephen King’s endorsement for her novel. When Grandma Huang decides to move out, Louis panics and does everything he can to make sure she knows how welcome she is. Meanwhile, Eddie, Nicole and their friends plan to wear matching suits to the school dance until a dress code demands that the girls must wear dresses, leading Eddie and Nicole to rebel.

Speechless - "N-O-- NOMINEE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
JJ travels to a film festival where he’s been nominated for an award but is upset when he learns the real reason he’s being honored. Jimmy stays home and struggles to protect Dylan from the truth about an impending eviction. And Ray takes an unlikely and painful route to basketball stardom in hopes of winning back Taylor.

I Feel Bad - "Pilot" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Emet starts to worry that her biggest fear is coming true, she makes a concerted effort to be the opposite of her judgmental mother, Maya. Her limits are tested when her daughter, Lily, joins a provocative dance team.

I Feel Bad - "I Get Sick of Being Needed" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Emet's parents temporarily move in, she becomes overwhelmed and finds a sneaky way to get a much-needed break.

Raven's Home - "Sleevemore Part One: Frozen" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Booker freezes mid-vision, Raven takes him to Dr. Sleevemore, the same doctor who helped her when she was a teen.

The Paynes - "A Payneful Hunch" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Nyla call a truce.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 17)

Friday, September 21

  • Nik Dodani (Atypical) - Watch Nik on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) and Fred Armisen (Forever) - Maya and Fred are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rami Malek (The War at Home) - Rami is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Behrs (2 Broke Girls) - Beth appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Meagan Good (Cousin Skeeter/Raising Dad) - Meagan is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game) - Jay appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudson Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony talks about his new Netflix show The Good Cop on People Now at 12pm.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob opens up about his biggest scandals and how he got his health back on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Beth Hall (Mom) - Beth appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Martha Plimpton (The Real O'Neals/Raising Hope) - Martha is a guest on the BUILD Series at 1pm.
  • Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory/8 Simple Rules) - Kaley chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on Access Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (August/September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/15 - A.P. Bio - Season One
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
08/28 - Man Seeking Woman - The Complete Third Season
09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest