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

Tuesday, July 17

The Middle - "Bat Out of Heck" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie is surprised but relieved when Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) agrees to buy all of the peanut brittle that Brick needs to sell for school. But the good doctor displays a bit of Mr. Hyde behavior when Frankie doesn’t deliver the product in an expeditious manner. Meanwhile, Axl is getting sick and tired of having Mike tell him how to run his life; and things go off the rails when Axl attempts to trade in the Winnebago and buy a car. Sue is more determined than ever to win a very prestigious and competitive hotel scholarship; and Frankie swears that she’s seeing something mysterious flying through the house.

The Middle - "Great Heckspectations" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie has to force Brick into asking Cindy to the high school prom but worries that his quirkiness could spoil the happy event; Lexie talks a clueless Axl into giving Sue a belated 21st birthday present; and Mike becomes frustrated over how to get used to a new TV remote.

black-ish - "Things Were Different Then" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre reluctantly helps Junior plan Pops’ 65th birthday party and starts to see his dad’s past in a new light. Meanwhile, Bow decides to say “yes” to everything for a whole year and Jack & Diane take advantage of her.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

Younger - "Sex, Liza and Rock & Roll" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza is called in for reinforcements when Charles runs into trouble with a rock-star author on Shelter Island. Maggie reaches a career milestone.

Teachers - "Wake and Blake" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ms. Bennigan tries to win over Blake on a camping trip, and Ms. Snap decides to give back to the community.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 16)

Tuesday, July 17

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Catch David on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error: Lady, Killer/Sherri/Less Than Perfect - Sherri appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Bernthal (The Class) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Eddie Griffin (Malcolm & Eddie) and Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) - Steve's favorite Hollywood hunks are featured on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Leo (I'm Dying Up Here) - Melissa talks about The Equalizer 2 on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica talks about The Last Sharknado: It's About Time on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace talks about her health secrets on The Doctors, so check your local listings.
  • Bobcat Goldthwait (Unhappily Ever After/Capitol Critters) - Bobcat talks about Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters on the BUILD Series at 3pm.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
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