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 (March)

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Maude - The Complete Series WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory) The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)

03/03 - CHiPs - The Complete Third Season
03/10 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series
03/10 - Hey Dude - The Complete Series (Walmart Exclusive)
03/10 - Petticoat Junction - Family Favorite Episodes
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Bewitched - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
03/17 - Maude - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete First Season (Shout! Factory)
03/17 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Second Season (Shout! Factory)
03/24 - The Donna Reed Show - Season 2 (MPI Home Video)
03/31 - Silicon Valley - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
03/31 - Veep - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 27

Cristela - "Latino 101" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Trent picks Cristela to sit at his table for the trial of a landlord accused of not renting to minorities. But his reason for doing so – to show a minority on the landlord’s side – backfires on him, and Cristela must decide whether to use an advantage she did not earn through hard work. Meanwhile, as Alberto starts bonding with Natalia, Daniela becomes suspicious that perhaps he’s “using Ama to get in good with Cristela.

Cristela - "Great Expectations" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Cristela is tasked with persuading Maddie to improve her work ethic; while Daniela is away on a work trip, Felix must take care of the kids by himself.

Jessie - "Karate Kid-tastrophe" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Emma gets into trouble at school and Jessie is unsure of how to handle it; Luke trains Zuri for her upcoming karate belt test.

Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets First Date" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Cory agrees to let Lucas take Riley on a date but only if Maya and Farkle go with them as chaperones.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 23) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, March 27

  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Watch Norm on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) and Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Reno 911!) - Cedric and Niecy are guests on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The McCartyhs/The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Laurie appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Jeremy Piven (Entourage/Ellen) - Jeremy joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nick Zano (One Big Happy/What I Like About You) - Nick stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian co-hosts NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Linda Cardellini (The Goode Family/Guys Like Us) - Linda will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.