Thursday, October 26, 2006

'Hogan Family' Gone Again From ABC Family; NBC Brings Back 'Scrubs', Moves '30 Rock'; More ABC News

ABC Family Channel has announced last minute schedule changes starting for next week. And yes, it is sort of bad news, especially if you are a fan of The Hogan Family, like I am. Effective Monday, they will remove the show and replace it with Boy Meets World. Boy Meets World's old 1-2pm slot will now be more Family Matters and Step by Step will replace Grounded for Life at 2-3pm. Grounded for Life will be off the weekday line-up, but it will still air on weekends. The weekend schedule will also be shifted a bit--mostly time changes, such as Boy Meets World going from 11am hour to 10am hour and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch gets a two-hour block from 12pm-2pm on the weekends. Sabrina seems to be doing well. It will also keep its weekdays 4-5pm slot. I suggest you click HERE to view the full list of changes because this is not anywhere on the internet yet. TV listings will start to pick up on it in the coming days, so you will find it here first! Let's just hope Hogan Family comes back soon or better yet on DVD.

Scrubs is returning to NBC after November sweeps ends, starting Thursday, November 30 And new sitcom 30 Rock will move from Wednesdays to Thursdays starting November 16, with an expanded 40-minute "super-sized" episode, joining 40-minute episodes of My Name Is Earl and The Office.
So, beginning November 30, NBC's Thursday-night lineup will be My Name Is Earl (8-8:30 p.m. ET); The Office (8:30-9 p.m. ET); Scrubs (9-9:30 p.m. ET); and 30 Rock (9:30-10 p.m. ET). ER will continue at 10-11 p.m. (ET). So, Deal or No Deal-Thursday is off the schedule. But NBC will likely pencil it on Tuesday (my guess for Friday Night Lights) or Wednesday very soon, in addition to its Monday slot. And where does this leave struggling new sitcom 20 Good Years? It looks like it is done, but NBC hasn't said anything. NBC will air specials Wednesdays 8-9pm starting November 22 and the week before that on November 15 The Biggest Loser is airing in that slot because Medium is getting a two-hour season premiere from 9-11pm. 20 Good Years' last scheduled appearance, as of now, is on November 8 at 8:30pm, but it might be off the schedule by then because of poor ratings.

Meanwhile, ABC has announced news on another slot that was TBD. New game show Show Me the Money hosted by William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal) will debut November 22 and air Wednesdays at 8 p.m., a week after Dancing with the Stars finishes its third season. ABC has yet to announce what will take the Tuesday 8-9pm 'Stars' slot, but specials are slated for three weeks (November 21, 28, and December 5). If I were to guess, ABC will use fillers for the rest of December in that slot, or possibly plug in new According to Jim/George Lopez episodes for a few weeks, because I think in January we might see the game show Set For Life hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in that slot. Still no word on the date for the hilarious new sitcom The Knights of Prosperity, but I'd guess Tuesdays at 9 in January. It would work well out of Set for Life, if it gets that slot.

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 - "" (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.