Monday, December 11, 2006

Fox Finally Releasing 'WKRP' DVD Soon, 'The Loop' Also Coming; TBS Shuffles 'Mullally', 'Saved by the Bell'

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has hinted on the upcoming DVD set for Stacked (streeting this Tuesday) that they will be releasing the classic '70s sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati and upcoming mid-season sitcom The Loop on DVD soon. They are both listed as "Coming Soon." This is wonderful news and I'm sure fans of WKRP are ecstatic right now. Let's hope all the music will be intact since it has taken so long for this series to come to DVD. The Loop will probably come when Fox launches the second season this mid-season. Todd got our review copy of the Stacked DVD and found this little tidbit on an insert. We will certainly keep you posted of all news on this. Let's hope Fox announces this officially with much more details very soon. WKRP is no where to be found on television these days, so I'm sure fans will flock to the stores like "turkeys" and get this set. Just don't drop that turkey! I hope The Wonder Years is next on their "surprise us" list. Discuss this piece of news with other WKRP fans, by clicking here.
UPDATE: TVShowsonDVD.com has given an update to our news saying the WKRP set is coming in April! They also say that SOME of the music will be indeed replaced. While fans might be a bit disappointed to hear that, the creator of the series has heard some of the replaced music and has given the thumbs up on it. At least we will have some original music though. Let's just hope there is no edits in the content of the show. Click here to view the story.

Looks like The Megan Mullally Show cable encores are not doing well for TBS at 8 AM because as of Dec. 6 they moved the show quietly to 6 AM, and shifting Saved by the Bell from 6-8am to 7-9am. And starting Feb. 1, it seems Mullally will be gone, and replaced by The Cosby Show and The Drew Carey Show from 6-7am weekdays. So Drew is back once more. I believe Drew expires in fall 2007, so this will be its last hurrah unless they renew.

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we will tell you a sitcom that is coming to CMT. Yes, CMT...and no it will NOT be Evening Shade or Jeff Foxworthy Show. We also will likely have TV Land and Nick@Nite January sometime this week...so this will be a big week and you don't want to miss a day, so come back every single day!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, October 31

Last Man Standing - "Mike Advises Mandy" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike offers Mandy advice on how to set aside money to pay the taxes on her struggling online clothing business. But she decides to do it her way – by opening up a pop up store at Bud’s Buds.

Cristela - "Hall-Oates-Ween" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Halloween and Cristela is eager to show Trent her “party-whispering” skills to make this year's party a success. After failing to convince Josh, Cristela gets Maddie to join her in dressing up as Hall & Oates. Meanwhile at home, Natalia’s dislike for Halloween has her celebrating the Day of the Dead instead and, ironically, her stories of deceased relatives makes her the most popular Halloween attraction in the neighborhood.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 27) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, October 31

  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Watch Andy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Catch Ted on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • J.K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher) - J.K. appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (Suburgatory) - Ana is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Leah Remini (The Exes/The Family Tools/The King of Queens) - Leah appears on The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Niecy tells how to look younger on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Tune in to see if Jim and Rach can survive New York's scariest house on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.