Monday, December 18, 2006

TV Land Makes Some Changes, More 'Andy' and 'Beaver', 'What's Happening' Gone; TV Land Discusses New Original Series

We are breaking in bright and early at midnight ET to let you know TV Land has made changes that will start later today (Monday, Dec. 18). TV Land has decided to air The Andy Griffith Show in a two-hour block. It is currently airing at 8 & 8:30 p.m. with an encore at 1:10 a.m. and 1:45 a.m., but now they will expand that and add 9 & 9:30 p.m. with an encore at 2:20 a.m. and 2:55 a.m. The 9 & 9:30 p.m. slot will remove What's Happening!! What's Happening!! came back to the schedule on Dec. 7, so it is quickly off after just a handful of days of airing. Some other changes will start Tuesday, with the evening line-up and overnight line-up changing a bit. Green Acres will now air for a full hour at 5 p.m. (it was just 5 p.m. before), Leave it to Beaver was at 5:30 p.m., but now it will air for a full hour at 6 p.m., replacing All in the Family. All in the Family will still air at 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. The overnight changes are a result of Andy being added with two more slots, so The Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, Green Acres, and Leave it to Beaver will slide an hour ahead (3:30am-6am now, before it was 2:20am-5am), and Little House on the Prairie's encore at 5 a.m. will be gone as a result. Confused? Check the changes out in a list format by clicking HERE.

We stick with TV Land today for more news. We mentioned last week TV Land has slotted a new original for 6 episodes starting Jan. 10 called Myths & Legends, but now TV Land has given much more details on it. TV Land takes a look at the most compelling and intriguing mysteries in Hollywood with the premiere of TV Land Myths and Legends on Wednesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. (all times ET/PT). From delving into the secret of which of Carly Simon's former lovers inspired her hit song "You're So Vain", to the truth behind a possible Poltergeist curse, to if Lucille Ball was a Communist, to if Gilligan's Island was a metaphor for hell, to whether Barry Williams was really high during an episode of The Brady Bunch -- this six-part series goes behind-the-scenes to investigate Hollywood's most fabled myths and legends.
Full episode info and dates are HERE.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February)

The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series Girls - The Complete Fourth Season Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series Togetherness - The Complete First Season

02/16 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series
02/16 - The Brady Kids - The Complete Animated Series
02/16 - Girls - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
02/16 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Complete Series
02/16 - Togetherness - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, February 11

The Big Bang Theory - "The Valentine Submergence" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon and Amy host a live Valentine’s Day episode of Fun with Flags, Leonard and Penny grapple with getting older, Howard and Bernadette find a surprise in their hot tub and Raj is torn between Emily and the cute girl he met at the Comic Bookstore.

Life in Pieces - "Tattoo Valentine Guitar Pregnant" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Tyler and Clementine (Hunter King) go to a guitar store, Tyler gets uncomfortable when the attractive salesman, Ian (Josh Groban), repeatedly hits on her. Also, Tim’s tattoo artist, Lois (Kat Von D) makes a spelling error on a tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day surprise for Heather, Matt’s plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Colleen doesn’t go as well as he hoped, and Greg and Jen discuss whether they should have another baby.

Mom - "Cinderella and a Drunk MacGyver" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy tries to help Julian, a handsome, newly sober AA member, but her attraction to him complicates things. Meanwhile, Bonnie jumps at the chance to attend a lavish charity gala with Jill. Joe Manganiello guest stars as Julian, a handsome newcomer to AA.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Helium Insufficiency" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In the midst of a nation-wide helium shortage, Sheldon and Leonard take desperate measures to get the supplies they need. Also, Penny and Bernadette download a dating app on Amy's phone to try and find her a new man. Michael Rapaport guest stars Kenny, a black market dealer.

Baskets - "Easter in Bakersfield" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Easter in Bakersfield is not all Neil Diamond sings it to be as Baskets family drama brews over brunch.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 8)

Thursday, February 11

  • Alison Brie (Community) - Catch Alison on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jake Lacy (Better with You/The Office) - Jake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark McKinney (Superstore) - Mark stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Brian Posehn (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Brian is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about the Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/Living with Fran/The Nanny) - Fran talks about the American Heart Associations' Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET
  • Bryan Greenberg (How to Make It in America) - Bryan talks about his new movie Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe plays the guitar on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Autumn Reeser (Entourage/Complete Savages) - Autumn talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Valentine Ever After on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.