Sunday, April 30, 2006

Week 32 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

Week 32 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 9.5/15.0; FOX 8.8/13.7; NBC: 6.4/10.1; ABC: 4.7/7.4; The WB: 2.4/3.7; UPN 1.8/2.8.
Total Viewers: CBS 14.65 million; FOX: 14.42 million; NBC: 9.61 million; ABC: 7.07 million; The WB: 3.53 million; UPN: 2.68 million.
Adults 18-49: FOX 5.9/15.5; CBS: 4.6/12.1; NBC: 3.6/9.5; ABC: 2.6/6.9; The WB: 1.5/3.9; UPN: 1.3/3.3.

Analysis: May sweeps started on Thursday, so we are down to the wire. Before Thursday it was very slow in the ratings, besides that Idol show and House. Fox again had a strong Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 24 was first in its 9 p.m. timeslot with 13.03 million viewers (Two and a Half Men won the 9 p.m. half hour for CBS) and a strong 5.2 rating in A18-49. Prison Break before that was second place in A18-49 and total viewers. CBS's comedies were all new, except The King of Queens. Monday's highest rated show, CSI: Miami, was just that with 18.74 million, nearly doubling the next nearest program (Medium 9.76 million). ABC's What Abut Brian only could pull 5.38 million losing a lot of its Supernanny lead-in (which did 8.57 million). Tuesday was all Fox with American Idol & House, with 28.67 and 24.52 million viewers. House was up even more from last week. This could be the highest rated episode yet (also a stunning 9.9 A18-49 rating). CBS's dramas did well against them but everything else was anemic, like usual. ABC's Less Than Perfect was up from its season premiere by one million viewers, with 5.42 million. Wednesday it was a little better for the other networks but still Fox's Idol was too much for everyone with 28.27 million. Lost was not really airing, as a clip show aired that scored 11.95 million viewers, good for second in its slot. CBS's Criminal Minds was a repeat but like most of CBS's other crime dramas, they do well against AI. Deal or No Deal scored 15.24 million viewers for NBC to start the night. The mindless game show is their big hit of the season, more than My Name is Earl even (which is dropping each week). Thursday it was all CBS in a big way. CBS's Survivor easily won in total viewers and adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. CBS won the 9 and 10 p.m. hours with new episodes of CSI and Without a Trace scoring 27.36 and 17.93 million. Losing 10 million viewers from CSI is concerning for Without a Trace. Rumors that the show will be moving to another night are becoming more strong. NBC's comedies were all down big, especially My Name is Earl. Earl only scored 9.05 million viewers, down a lot from what it usually does for an original episode. Commander in Chief faced all original competion in its third week on Thursdays, and it wasn't too good, only doing 6.51 million...the aging ER did even 12.34 million . Friday saw CBS winning with its dramas and The Daytime Emmys did just average for ABC. Saturday saw decent numbers again for CBS. With old faithful 48 Hours Mystery doing a 5.6/11 rating to close the night. FOX will win the week in adults 18-49, but CBS will win in total viewers. Can ABC catch NBC after tonight? It'll be close. But it won't be close tonight as EM: Home Edition and DH, & GA are all-new!.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 7 million tuned in for a repeat. Down from last week's 7.25 million for a repeat.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - New episode scored 7.6 million and 2.5 A18-49 rating. Can it survive without a good lead-in?
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 14.47 million for an all-new episode. Easily the number one sitcom.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - 11.81 million tuned in, but this show was doing much better than that in its first few airings.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - All new and had usual numbers, peaking at 9 p.m. with over 3 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Repeat only scored 4.11 million. Season finale is this week! Jim pregnant or is it a dream? Ah the power of male pregnancy.
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) 2 episodes - 2 all new episodes. 4 million at 8:30 and 5.6 million at 9 p.m. Final two episodes of the season (or series) will air this week.
  • Less than Perfect (ABC) - 5.42 million, much better than last week's 4.5 million. An episode will air next week before we have to wait until June for more new episodes.
  • Scrubs (NBC) 2 episodes - 3.08 million at 8:30 for a repeat is pathetic, but 6 million for a new show at 9 p.m. just beat ABC's competing comedy.
  • Teachers (NBC) - 4.7 million beat by the much better Less Than Perfect. But it did beat that comedy in A18-49 2.3 to 2.1.
Wednesday Sitcoms

Nothing!

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Winding down to the final episode. 7.58 million
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) 2 episodes - See above. 4.47 and 5.5 million for two all-new episodes.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) 2 episodes - Repeat at 8:30 did 6.87 million. Regular 9pm airing jumped to 9.05 million, but that is way down from its average for a new episode. Only a 4.1 A18-49 rating too. The show usually does above a 5.0 A18-49 rating for new episodes.
  • The Office (NBC) - 7.85 million and a 3.9 A18-49 rating is decent enough for this show.
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - Only 3 million for a new episode. Wonder where CW will air it next fall?
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - CW doesn't have to worry about placing these anywhere. All under 2 million.

Friday Sitcoms

Reba and Modern Men: All-new and dead last.

Summing it up. Two and a Half Men & My Name is Earl, Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as The Office, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as UPN Thursday, Scrubs 8:30, Modern Men).

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Alaina Reed Hall vs. Clifton Davis Tonight on TV One; ABC's Free Episodes Online Debuts Monday

It's cold in Boston, just ask Alaina Reed Hall. Catch Bid Whist Party Throwdown 4 again tonight 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on TV One. Alaina Reed Hall (227), Clifton Davis (Amen), Tico Wells and friends battle at bid whist for bragging rights and charity prizes. If you miss it tonight you can catch an encore on Sunday, May 7 from 8 to 10 p.m. followed by two "Rueben-themed" Amen episodes at 11 p.m. And again on Sunday, May 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. followed by two "Rose-themed" 227 episodes at 5 p.m.

And don't forget starting Monday, you can catch the current episode of Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Commander in Chief on abc.com. You can also catch every episode of the current season of Alias, too.
So, if you miss a few minutes of your favorite shows, you might want to watch them online. The episodes will only be there the next day or so, so it is better to watch them on TV and then rewatch them online if you miss a scene or two. It is a great back-up!

Friday, April 28, 2006

New Original Sitcom for First-Run Syndication; Rosie in at 'The View'

Finally an original sitcom is coming to first-run syndication! There have been many series that are popular that have done well in the past debuting in first run syndication such as Charles in Charge, It's a Living, 9 to 5, and Small Wonder. Some not so popular such as She's the Sheriff.
Debmar-Mercury announced stations in ten markets are slated to air the first ten episodes of Tyler Perry’s first-run, original comedy series House Of Payne. Inspired by the independent film release model, Debmar-Mercury is distributing ten episodes of the series, which was created specifically for syndication, in a limited run this Spring/Summer with additional episodes to be available for national distribution in Fall 2007. The stations participating in the limited run this Spring/Summer represent all of the major station groups, including FOX, Tribune, CBS and Sinclair. Markets include New York, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Baltimore and Raleigh.
WWOR-My9 in New York and KTXH CH 20 in Houston will be the first to air the show, beginning on May 8.
House of Payne, about the comical situations that ensue when a multi-generational family lives under one roof, reflects Perry’s gift for delivering inspirational and uplifting stories with identifiable characters.
Stations slated to air the first ten episodes of House of Payne include: WWOR-My9 New York; KTXH-CH 20 Houston; WCIU-CH 26 Chicago; WPHL-CH 17 Philadelphia; WBDC-CH 50 Washington, DC; WTBS-CH 17 Atlanta; KTXA-CH 21 Dallas; WBFS-CH 33 Miami; WNUV-CH 54 Baltimore; and WRDC-CH 28 Raleigh.

More info on this will come, such as days and times.

Rosie O’Donnell is returning to daytime television as the replacement for Meredith Vieira on The View. An announcement was made today on the program. Extra and People Magazine first broke this news late yesterday. O'Donnell is of course famous for her own talk show The Rosie O'Donnell Show.

We will be back later possibly with more news. So just check back.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Network Update from Fox, NBC and My Network TV

Brad Garrett is coming back to a sitcom. This time on Fox. According to B&C, Fox has picked up 13 episodes of the Brad Garrett comedy ‘Til Death and the political thriller Vanished for next season. ‘Til Death, from Sony Pictures Television, stars Garrett and Joely Fisher as a long-married couple who live next door to newlyweds Eddie Kaye Thomas and Kat Foster. It is produced by Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Vanished, from 20th Century Fox Television, stars Rebecca Gayheart and Ming Na in a drama about a senator’s wife disappearing. It is produced by Josh Berman, Paul Redford and Mimi Leder.

And if you thought one of NBC's three Law & Order series (um like Criminal Intent) would be canceled for next season, you were wrong. NBC has renewed all three shows under the Law & Order umbrella for next season. Law & Order returns for a 17th season in the fall, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit comes back for season eight, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent will return for a sixth season. While all three shows are from Dick Wolf, NBC did not announce plans for Wolf’s other show on the network, the rookie Conviction, which is not part of the Law & Order franchise. Don't expect that to return.

My Network TV has added three new prime time dramas strips based on Spanish-language telenovelas to its roster, bringing the tally of those announced so far to five. It plans to produce four cycles of the 13-week dramas next season, with eight total slated. The three new series in development are A Dangerous Love, Watch Over Me and Art of Betrayal. No decision has been made yet if they will air under the Desire or Secret Obsessions umbrella name, which both begin Sept. 5. Former movie star Sean Young, along with actresses Maria Conchita Alonso and Dayanara Torres are among the stars that will star.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Two Important DVD Reviews: 'Facts of Life' & 'Life Goes On', New RSS Feed for DVD Reviews

Today we have two important DVD reviews for you to read. The first is The Facts of Life: The Complete First and Second Seasons. We have a huge website on the show and are finally getting the show on DVD. Fans have waited and waited and now the time has come. All the episodes are unedited from what we see, so that is wonderful news. We urge all fans and anyone else to read our review because it is important that everyone buys it so we are assured of subsequent seasons. Again here is the link to The Facts of Life: The Complete First and Second Seasons review.
And today we have yet another important DVD review -- Life Goes On: The Complete First Season. It is not a sitcom but it is well loved and it is a popular drama that has so many fans. It is also finally coming to DVD. I never thought it would. The theme song is replaced on episodes 2-22, but the pilot has the original theme. You can read about that in our review. In the review you will find a Sitcoms Online exclusive--the DVD theme audio clip. Hear it for yourself and decide if you like it or not. You will have to read the DVD review in order to listen to it (and three other audio clips!) so get clicking to the review!
Both sets come out in stores on Tuesday, May 9. I hope you all have pre-ordered. If not, you can find pre-ordering links for a cheap price on the bottom of each DVD review. All of our DVD reviews are actually important and you might not want to miss any of them, so we have created an RSS feed for our DVD reviews! Add it to your reader today!

We'll be back later with another story or two.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Nick@Nite Latin America Line-Up; 'Joan of Arcadia', 'Deadwood' Reruns to HDnet

On Feb. 13 of this year, Nick@Nite launched on the Nickelodeon line-up in Latin American countries. We did a story on this in January and we would like to follow-up on this. Due to popular demand, here is their line-up, 7 days a week 10p-6a:
10:00PM/2:00AM ALF
10:30PM/2:30AM Mork & Mindy
11:00PM/3:00AM The Addams Family
11:30PM/3:30AM The Munsters
12:00AM/4:00AM Bewitched
12:30AM/4:30AM I Dream of Jeannie
1:00AM/5:00AM Growing Pains
1:30AM/5:30AM Perfect Strangers

My how those Latinos are lucky! You can discuss this line-up here.

What if god was one of us? Yes, reruns of two-season CBS drama Joan of Arcadia is coming to HDnet along with reruns of Deadwood. Joan of Arcadia stars the Emmy Award nominated Amber Tamblyn as Joan, Joe Mantegna as her father Will, Mary Steenburgen as her mother, Helen and Jason Ritter as her older brother Kevin.
Joan of Arcadia will air in back-to-back episodes every Monday on HDNet, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET on May 1.
Dead Like Me will air back-to-back, commercial-free episodes every Wednesday, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on May 3. So, if you have an HDTV and have HDnet, this is wonderful news for you.
HDnet airs quite a lot of programming from classics like Charlie's Angels, Wiseguy, Hogan's Heroes and Square Pegs, to recent dramas like The Agency, Hack, The Handler, Philly, Clubhouse, Summerland, Blind Justice, Jake 2.0, Deadline and Boomtown. They also air a lot of short lived sitcoms such as Ladies Man, In Laws, Life on a Stick, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Greg the Bunny, Greetings from Tuscon, A Minute with Stan Hooper, That's Life. They even air Smallville. Nice channel! Visit their website here.

Monday, April 24, 2006

'Kate & Allie' On WE: Women's Entertainment Week of May 1; One Addition to Nick@Nite June

WE: Women's Entertainment will be adding '80s sitcom Kate & Allie...well for a week, that is. From Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5, you can catch back-to-back episodes of Kate & Allie weeknights at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET. Then you can catch a marathon on Saturday, May 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring different episodes. Episodes from season one and select episodes from season two will air. So why is WE doing this? Well because Kate & Allie Season One is coming to DVD on Tuesday, May 2. WE and Universal Home Video have come together to bring you this marathon event. This is similar to the DVD marathon of Gimme a Break! on TV One and Miami Vice on TV Land--both of which were also Universal Home Video shows. It would be nice if Kate & Allie would air as a regular, but looks like it will not happen. Make sure you buy the DVD, so fans can be assured of future sets.
Susan Saint James plays Kate McArdle, a woman recently divorced from her unstable (and somewhat flighty) part-time actor husband, Max. She has one daughter, 14-year-old Emma [Ari Meyers]. Jane Curtin's Allie Lowell is also recently divorced from her successful (but unfaithful) doctor husband, Charles. She has a 14-year-old daughter Jennie [Allison Smith] and a seven-year-old son, Chip [Frederick Koehler]. The two friends decide to live together, along with their children. Neither Kate nor Allie have ruled out remarriage, but view their new situation as a provisional reprieve--a time for both women to come to know and appreciate themselves.

For the list of episodes airing for this week-long stunt on WE, click here.

Last week we gave you details on Nick@Nite June. Today they added one more stunt. Well...sort of. Nickelodeon and Nick@Nite team-up to bring you the 2003 Rated-PG movie Kangaroo Jack starring Christopher Walken, Jerry O'Connell and Anthony Anderson (Hang Time, All About the Andersons).
Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
10:00pm – 12:00am
Charlie Carbone (Jerry O’Connell) and Louis Fucci (Anthony Anderson) have been friends since childhood – despite their many differences. When the two get into trouble with a local mobster, Sal Maggia (Christopher Walken), he sends them off to Australia to deliver $50,000 to a Mr. Smith (Marton Csokas) in Coober Pedy. They meet with a freak accident, in which a kangaroo rides off with Louis’ lucky red jacket - and the $50,000. Now they’ve got both Sal and Mr Smith on their tails, while they chase the kangaroo across the outback to recover the cash and save their butts.
Strange they are airing it, isn't it?

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Week 31 First Four Day Ratings; How the Sitcoms Did

After a few weeks off--we're back with our numbers!

W
eek 31 numbers (first four nights, Mon-Thu):

Households: CBS: 9.0/14.5; FOX 8.7/13.7; NBC: 4.8/7.7; ABC: 4.7/7.6; The WB: 2.3/3.7; UPN 1.8/2.9.
Total Viewers: FOX 14.14 million; CBS: 13.95 million; NBC: 7.19 million; ABC: 7.04 million; The WB: 3.49 million; UPN: 2.68 million.
Adults 18-49: FOX 5.8/15.8; CBS: 4.2/11.3; NBC: 2.6/7.1; ABC: 2.5/6.9; The WB: 1.5/4.1; UPN: 1.2/3.3.

Analysis: We're back in action. Too bad repeats dominated this week. May sweeps starts this coming Thursday, so we can't wait! Well FOX did have something new and big in American Idol that helped them on Tuesday and Wednesday. And House is benefiting even more this year. Fox again had a strong Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 24 was first in its timeslot with 13.26 million viewers and a strong 5.5 rating in A18-49. Prison Break before that was second place in A18-49 and total viewers. CBS's comedies were all repeats, well except New Adventures of Old Christine, which doesn't do as well when Men is a rerun. Monday's highest rated show, CSI: Miami, was a repeat and still won its slot by a wide margin with 16.33 million viewers. ABC's What Abut Brian at 10 pm and NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown at 9pm didn't do too well. Tuesday was all Fox with American Idol & House, with 28.44 and 22.64 million viewers. Damn that AI. CBS's dramas did well against them but everything else was anemic, including a dismal 1.1 A18-49 rating for night two of NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown. ABC's Less Than Perfect returned with its season premiere but it didn't do too well, coming second place in the half hour among sitcoms, losing to NBC's sitcom Teachers in A18-49 (1.8 to 2.1 rating) and barely winning in total viewers with 4.51 million to 4.5 million. Wednesday it was a little better for the other networks but still Fox's Idol was too much for everyone. Lost was pre-empted, because of the two-hour return of Alias and the return of Invasion. That Invasion is one hell of a show. It better be back next season, I don't even care if it is Friday or Saturday night! CBS's Criminal Minds, but like most of CBS's other crime dramas, they do well against AI. Bones at 8 p.m. put Fox on the map at first place--I call it the waiting for AI factor. Thursday it was all CBS despite repeats of their two best shows. CBS's Surviror easily won in total viewers and adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. CBS won the 9 and 10 p.m. hours with repeats of CSI and Without a Trace. NBC's comedies were all repeats and didn't do well, as was ER. Commander in Chief was a distant second place in total viewers at 10 p.m. for ABC. Friday it was a battle between CBS and ABC, with CBS winning total viewers and ABC the young adults. A special Primetime did decent for ABC. NBC saw terrible numbers for Miss USA and a repeat, yes a repeat, of Deal or No Deal did decent to start off the night. It was a repeat because NBC had to can Celebrity Cooking Showdown after three airings because it did terrible. Saturday saw decent numbers for CBS and ABC with movies, while Fox and NBC bombed with Nascar and burn-off episodes of Celebrity Cooking Showdown. FOX will win the week in adults 18-49, but CBS can pull through in total viewers possibly. Look for ABC to take 3rd place in both measures. Sunday, ABC will probably still win even with a repeat of EM: Home Edition and DH & GA Specials.


Monday Sitcoms

  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 7.25 million tuned in for a repeat. It usually does 9 million in repeats.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 7.05 million for a repeat.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 11.93 million for a repeat and still highest rated sitcom for the week.
  • New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) - A new episode held total viewers from lead-in well, with 11.38 million and 100% of A18-49 with a 3.7 rating.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends (UPN), Half and Half (UPN) - All new and had usual numbers, peaking at 9 p.m. with over 3.5 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - Repeat only scored 4.51 million. I want a new episode, haven't seen one since March!
  • Hope & Faith (ABC) 2 episodes - 2 all new episodes. 4.11 million at 8:30 and 5.43 million at 9 p.m. I think ABC should put Hope & Faith 8-9pm and According to Jim at 9pm for sweeps (which will only be May 2 for them).
  • Less than Perfect (ABC) - 4.51 million for its return, losing almost a million from lead-in. This will be its last season I'm sure, despite being great in quality.
  • Scrubs (NBC) - 5.72 million, just beating the competing ABC comedy. Question is, will this sitcom make the cut for next fall?
  • Teachers (NBC) - 4.5 million--say so long next season.
Wednesday Sitcoms

Nothing!

Thursday Sitcoms

  • Will & Grace (NBC) - Last minute repeat scored 4.99 million
  • That's 70s Show (FOX) 2 episodes - Two repeats did bad...3.93 million and 4.26 million.
  • My Name is Earl (NBC) 2 episodes - Both repeats...8:30 did only 4.81 million. Regular 9pm airing jumped to 7.73 million.
  • The Office (NBC) - 6.09 million for a repeat
  • Everybody Hates Chris (UPN) - 3.96 million tuned in for an all-new show.
  • Love, Inc. (UPN), Eve (UPN), Cuts (UPN) - New episodes of these sitcoms did bad...but better than usual, ranging from 2.1-2.7 million.

Friday Sitcoms

Reba and Modern Men: All-new and dead last.

Summing it up. Repeats of Two and a Half Men & My Name is Earl and a new Adventures of Old Christine were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of The Office, King of Queens, How I Met Your Mother) or just plain old terrible (such as UPN Thursday, That '70s Show, Modern Men).

Saturday, April 22, 2006

'so noTORIous' Commercial Free; E! TV's 'Child Star Confidential'

Commercial free sitcom! Tori Spelling takes over the VH1 airwaves as her critically acclaimed scripted comedy so noTORIous airs back-to-back-to-back episodes commercial free on Sunday, April 23 beginning at 10 PM ET/PT. VH1 will premiere two new episodes and, based on overwhelming internet response, will also re-air the viewer favorite episode "Whole," which first premiered on April 2.
Below are descriptions for the episodes airing commercial free on April 23:

Beginning at 10PM ET/PT in "Jealous," Charo (The Love Boat) guest stars as herself in this episode during which Tori meets a handsome and successful plastic surgeon who has to her dismay, captured the attention of her mother Kiki (Loni Anderson).

Next at 10:20PM ET/PT (approximately) in "Cursed," Tori seeks the help of a celebrated Santeria priestess to the stars, Mama Belle, portrayed by Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi), after being hit with a string of bad luck, including being crowned worst-dressed by a tabloid and being replaced in her latest "F" movie.

Then at 10:40PM ET/PT (approximately) in "Whole," Tori and her friends decide to accompany her boyfriend Scott to one of his "Wholeness" sessions only to discover that the self-help group has questionable ethics. Tori finally denounces "whole" and dumps Scott.

E! TV has started a new half-hour limited series dedicated to child stars titled Child Star Confidential. It airs every Saturday at 5 p.m., with a lot of encores during the week. It debuted last Saturday with a look on "Teen Idols." Scott Baio of Happy Days and Charles in Charge was one of the teen boys featured. This week's episode focuses on the female idols, titled "Primetime Princesses." Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince), Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?), Kim Fields (Facts of Life), Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes), are among the teen girls featured. Next week's episode focuses on the bullies, titled "Bad Boys & Mean Girls."

Friday, April 21, 2006

TV One's 'As The Black World Turns' Sitcom Marathon; NBC Goes Super-Sized For Sitcoms

TV One's soap opera weekend kicks off Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. with "As the Black World Turns" - an all-day marathon of the most dramatic two-part episodes from your favorite TV One comedies.
Will J.J. die from gunshot wounds on Good Times? Who killed the neighborhood drug dealer on Roc? Will Ruben marry another woman on Amen? Find out as TV One blends the genres of comedy and daytime drama.
Featuring some of the most unforgettable sitcom cliffhangers and conclusions from Martin, Amen, Roc, and Good Times this marathon is sure to keep you glued to your seat all day long.

1:00pm/1:00am Good Times Episode 211, The Gang, Pt I
1:30pm/1:30am Good Times Episode 212, The Gang, Pt II
2:00pm Amen Episode 8907, Thelma Says "I Do"
2:30pm Amen Episode 8909, You're In The Army Now, Pt. 1
3:00pm Amen Episode 8910, You're In The Army Now, Pt. 2
3:30pm Amen Episode 8911, Sergeant-In-Arms
4:00pm Martin Episode 426, Why Can't We Be Friends Pt.1
4:30pm Martin Episode 427, Why Can't We Be Friends Pt.2
5:00pm 227 Episode 315, Teach Me Tonight, Pt. I
5:30pm 227 Episode 316, Teach Me Tonight, Pt. II
6:00pm/5:00am Good Times Episode 317, JJ's Fiancee, Pt I
6:30pm/5:30am Good Times Episode 318, JJ's Fiancee, Pt II
7:00pm/2:00am Amen Episode 8814, The Psychic, Pt. 1
7:30pm/2:30am Amen Episode 8815, The Psychic, Pt. 2
8:00pm/3:00am Roc Episode 224, To Love & Die On Emerson Street, Pt. 1
8:30pm/3:30am Roc Episode 225, To Love & Die On Emerson Street, Pt. 2
9:00pm/4:00am Martin Episode 514, Goin' Overboard Pt.1
9:30pm/4:30am Martin Episode 515, Goin' Overboard Pt.2


Episodes of Will & Grace, My Name Is Earl and The Office will be all super-sized on Thursday, May 11. Each will air for 40 minutes. Earl and Office will be season finales. Will & Grace will ends its run with a one-hour series finale the following week.
Will & Grace will lead off the super-sized night, with Tony winner Bernadette Peters guest-starring as Karen's (Megan Mullally) long-lost sister, Gin. The episode will also feature Josh Lucas (Poseidon) playing himself and offering career advice to Jack (Sean Hayes), and a bit of baby drama between Grace (Debra Messing) and Will (Eric McCormack), courtesy of Will's boyfriend, Vince (Bobby Cannavale).
Earl (Jason Lee) will hit a rough patch on the season finale of My Name Is Earl when he decides to cross off the No. 1 item on his list: "Stole $10 from a guy at the Camden Market." Easy enough, but Earl then realizes he owes the guy all of his lottery winnings, leaving him broke and in need of a whole lot of karma.
Office star Steve Carell wrote the script for his show's season finale, in which Michael (Carell) organizes a charity casino night for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. The festive atmosphere leads some of the staff to take other kinds of gambles.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

TV Land June Highlights

The other day we gave you the regular schedule changes. Today, we will detail the 48-hour marathons and special programming. Apparently, as of now, the 48-hour marathons are just for April, May and June. So, in July I guess the regular weekends will return. The 48-hour marathons in June are: Benson launch, All in the Family, Sanford & Son and Three's Company! The Three's Company marathon will also include the TV Land premiere of the NBC TV-Movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company. Other special programming in June includes a TV Land Top 10 Spin-offs, Weddings and more. TV Land will also honor classic TV fathers. TV Land will also debut a new original series called My First Time on June 28. All that in detail can be found here along with the rest of the highlights for June. Now, we leave you today with the marathon line-ups for All in the Family, Sanford & Son, and Three's Company (Benson was given already and can also be found in the highlights section above):

All in the Family Weekend
Hey meatheads, TV Land's bringing you 48 hours of Archie and his polyester clad gang as they tackle inflation, war, unemployment, education, gender, race and politics…with humor and heart. So stifle yourself and spend the weekend at 408 Hauser for social commentary that still rings true today. Those were the days.

SATURDAY 6/10

EST

SUNDAY 6/11

#04 - Archive Gives Blood

6:00AM

#146 - Archie's Secret Passion

#10 - Archie Is Worried About/Job


#151 - Archie's Chair

#12 - Success Story

7:00AM

#100 - The Best of All in the Family, Pt. 1

#15 - Gloria Poses In the Nude


#101 - The Best of All in the Family, Pt. 2

#16 - Arche In the Lock-Up

8:00AM

#167 - Archie's Bitter Pill Part I

#25 - Counsin Maudes Visit


#168 - Archie's Bitter Pill Part II

#27 - The Elevator Story

9:00AM

#156 - Fire

#30 - Mike's Mysterious Son


#180 - The Brother

#40 - The Threat

10:00AM

Top 10 - All in the Family (R)

#42 - Lionel Steps Out


#49 - Mike's Appendix

11:00AM

#160 - Archie Gets the Business, Pt. 1

#50 - Edith's Winning Ticket


#161 - Archie Gets the Business, Pt. 2

#52 - Archie in the Hospital

12:00PM

#172 - Edith's Crisis of Faith, Pt. 1

#56 - The Hot Watch


#173 - Edith's Crisis of Faith, Pt. 2

#57 - Archie is Branded

1:00PM

#184 - Little Miss Bunker

#59 - Archie Learn his Lesson


#185 - End in Sight

#60 - Gloria The Victim

2:00PM

#188 - Edith's Final Respects

#64 - Edith Finds An Old Man


#191 - Edith vs. The Bank

#68 - Archie and the Computer

3:00PM

#192 - The Return of the Waitress

#80 - Gloria's Boyfriend


#193 - Bogus Bills

#82 - Archie Eats and Runs

4:00PM

#100 - The Best of All in the Family, Pt. 1

#81 - Lionel's Engagement


#101 - The Best of All in the Family, Pt. 2

#86 - Bunkers & Inflation, Pt. 1

5:00PM

#93 - Where's Archie, Pt. 1

#87 - Bunkers & Inflation, Pt. 2


#94 - Archie is Missing, Pt. 2

#88 - Bunkers & Inflation, Pt. 3

6:00PM

#95 - The Longest Kiss, Pt. 3

#89 - Bunkers & Inflation, Pt. 4


#149 - The Draft Dodger

#85 - Mike's Graduation

7:00PM

#163 - Edith's 50th Birthday, Pt. 1

#08 - Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood


#164 - Edith's 50th Birthday, Pt. 2

#09 - Edith has Jury Duty

8:00PM

#44 - The Bunkers and the Swingers

#37 - Maude


#153 - Stretch Cunningham, Good-Bye

#03 - Oh My Aching Back

9:00PM

#124 - Birth of The Baby, Pt. 1

#34 - Sammy's Visit


#125 - Birth of the Baby, Pt. 2

Top 10 - All in the Family (R)

10:00PM

#169 - Archie and the KKK, Pt. 1


#170 - Archie and the KKK, Pt. 2

#02 - Writing the President

11:00PM

#114 - Archie The Hero

#18 - Flashback: Mike Meets Archie


#178 - Two's a Crowd

#20 - Edith's Accident

12:00AM

#183 - The Stivics Go West

#46 - Flash Back: Mike/Gloria Wedding, Pt. 1


#207 - Too Good Edith

#47 - Flash Back: Mike/Gloria Wedding, Pt. 2

1:00AM

#195 - California Here We Come, Pt. 1

#96 - Archie and The Miracle


#196 - California Here We Come, Pt. 2

#105 - Amelia's Divorce

2:00AM

#197 - A Night At The PTA

#109 - No Smoking


#199 - The Appendectomy

#118 - Edith Breaks Out

3:00AM

#200 - Stephanie and the Crime Wave

#120 - Gloria Suspects Mike


#202 - Stephanie's Conversation

#121 - The Little Atheist

4:00AM

#203 - Edith Gets Fired

#126 - New Year's Wedding


#204 - The Return of Archie's Brother

#132 - Joey's Baptism

5:00AM

#205 - The Family Next Door

#134 - Edith's Night Out


#206 - Return of Stephanie's Father


Sanford & Son Weekend
Tune in and watch as Fred and Lamont duke it out as only a loving father and son could during this Sanford & Son Father's Day weekend marathon. A big dummy. Feigned heart attacks. Non-stop insults. A junkyard full of love. Nothing is as priceless as the bond between a father and his junk…er…son.!

SATURDAY 6/17

EST

SUNDAY 6/18

#02 - Happy Birthday Pop

6:00a

#54 - This Land is Whose Land?

#04 - The Copper Capper

6:30a

#58 - Will the Real Fred Sanford Please…

#06 - We Were Robbed

7:00a

#67 - Going out of Business

#08 - The Great Sanford Siege

7:30a

#73 - Home Sweet Home

#11 - TV or Not TV

8:00a

#81 - Golden Boy

#16 - Blood is Thicker than Junk

8:30a

#88 - The Oddfather

#19 - Whiplash

9:00a

#90 - The Olympics

#24 - The Shootout

9:30a

#94 - The Sanford Arms

#36 - Pot Luck

10:00a

#103 - Fred Sanford has a Baby

#44 - Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman

10:30a

#106 - The Escorts

#54 - This Land is Whose Land?

11:00a

#107 - The Engagement Man Always…

#58 - Will the Real Fred Sanford Please…

11:30a

#108 - A Pain in the Neck

#67 - Going out of Business

12:00p

#110 - The Director

#73 - Home Sweet Home

12:30p

#111 - Sargent Gork

#81 - Golden Boy

1:00p

#112 - Fred's Extra Job

#88 - The oddfather

1:30p

#113 - I Dream of Choo Choo …

#90 - The Olympics

2:00p

#118 - The Stakeout

#94 - The Sanford Arms

2:30p

#131 - The Will

#103 - Fred Sanford has a Baby

3:00p

#01 - Crossed Swords

#106 - The Escorts

3:30p

#13 - The Return of Barracuda

#107 - The Engagement Man Always…

4:00p

#26 - A Visit from Lena Horne

#108 - A Pain in the Neck

4:30p

#27 - Sanford and Son and Sister Makes…

#110 - The Director

5:00p

“Top Pops”

Father’s Day Stunt

#111 - Sargent Gork

5:30p

#112 - Fred's Extra Job

6:00p

#113 - I Dream of Choo Choo …

6:30p

#118 - The Stakeout

7:00p

#131 - The Will

7:30p

#01 - Crossed Swords

8:00p

#100 - Della, Della, Della

#13 - The Return of Barracuda

8:30p

#102 - Sanford & Rising Son

#26 - A Visit from Lena Horne

9:00p

#109 - Camping Trip

#27 - Sanford & Son & Sister Makes…

9:30p

#114 - The Winning Ticket

#28 - Fred & Carol & Fred & Donna

10:00p

#115 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 1

#30 - The Big Party

10:30p

#116 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 2

#38 - Rated X

11:00p

#117 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 3

#48 - Superflyer

11:30p

#124 - Fred Meets Redd

#82 - The Stand-In

12:00a

#130 - The Reverend Sanford

#92 - Bank on This

12:30a

#134 - Funny, You Don't Look It

#02 - Happy Birthday Pop

1:00a

#100 - Della, Della, Della

#04 - The Copper Capper

1:30a

#102 - Sanford & Rising Son

#06 - We Were Robbed

2:00a

#109 - Camping Trip

#08 - The Great Sanford Siege

2:30a

#114 - The Winning Ticket

#11 - TV or Not TV

3:00a

#115 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 1

#16 - Blood is Thicker than Junk

3:30a

#116 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 2

#19 - Whiplash

4:00a

#117 - The Hawaiian Connection- Pt. 3

#24 - The Shootout

4:30a

#124 - Fred Meets Redd

#36 - Pot Luck

5:00a

#130 - The Reverend Sanford

#44 - Fred, the Reluctant Fingerman

5:30a

#134 - Funny, You Don't Look It



Three's Company Weekend
Come and knock on TV Land's door this weekend as we hang out with our favorite Cali roommates: Jack, Janet and Chrissy? Yes. Jack, Janet and Cindy? Yes. Jack, Janet and Terri? Yes..all of them will be here for a weekend devoted entirely to double-entendres, innuendo and misunderstandings.
Stick around both days for an additional bonus--a look "behind the laughter" as TV Land premieres Three's Company Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company. This telefilm takes you behind the camera as the cast, crew, and producers deal with turmoil on the set of Three's Company, including Suzanne Somers and her contract renegotiating, numerous cast changing, spinoffs, betrayal, and lying.


SATURDAY 6/24

EST

SUNDAY 6/25

#5 - Jack the Giant Killer

6:00a

#86 - Room at the Bottom

#6 - It's Only Money

6:30a

#88 - Jack to the Rescue

#7 - Ground Rules

7:00a

#89 - The Not So Great Impostor

#8 - Jack Looks for a Job

7:30a

#107 - Some of That Jazz

#9 - Janet's Promotion

8:00a

#108 - Lies my Roommate Told Me

#20 - Three's Christmas

8:30a

#110 - Eyewitness Blues

#24 - Home Movies

9:00a

#111 - Boy Meets Dummy

#31 - Coffee, Tea or Jack?

9:30a

#120 - A Friend in Need

#68 - A Black Letter Day

10:00a

#124 - Paradise Lost

#84 - Downhill Chaser

10:30a

#128 - Mate for Each Other

#86 - Room at the Bottom

11:00a

#144 - Going to Pot

#88 - Jack to the Rescue

11:30a

#150 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

#89 - The Not So Great Impostor

12:00p

#151 - Navy Blues

#107 - Some of That Jazz

12:30p

#152 - Borrowing Trouble

#108 - Lies my Roommate Told Me

1:00p

#153 - Jack be Quick

#110 - Eyewitness Blues

1:30p

#154 - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

#111 - Boy Meets Dummy

2:00p

#157 - Hearing is Believing

#120 - A Friend in Need

2:30p

#158 - Alias Jack Tripper

#124 - Paradise Lost

3:00p

#159 - Grandma Jack

#128 - Mate for Each Other

3:30p

#160 - Like Father, Like Son

#144 - Going to Pot

4:00p

#161 - The Odd Couple

#150 - Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

4:30p

#162 - Now You See It, Now You Don't

#151 - Navy Blues

5:00p

#163 - The Charming Stranger

#152 - Borrowing Trouble

5:30p

#164 - Janet Shapes Up

#153 - Jack be Quick

6:00p

#165 - Itching for Trouble

#154 - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

6:30p

#166 - Baby, it's Cold Inside

#157 - Hearing is Believing

7:00p

Three's Company Movie

#158 - Alias Jack Tripper

7:30p

#159 - Grandma Jack

8:00p

#160 - Like Father, Like Son

8:30p

Three's Company Movie

9:00p

#167 - Look What I Found

9:30p

#168 - Jack's Tattoo

10:00p

#169 - Jack Takes Off

10:30p

#170 - Forget Me Not

#161 - The Odd Couple

11:00p

#171 - The Heiress

#162 - Now You See It, Now You Don't

11:30p

#172 - Cupid Works Overtime

#163 - The Charming Stranger

12:00a

#173 - Friends and Lovers (Part 1)

#164 - Janet Shapes Up

12:30a

#174 - Friends and Lovers (Part 2)

#5 - Jack the Giant Killer

1:00a

#165 - Itching for Trouble

#6 - It's Only Money

1:30a

#166 - Baby, it's Cold Inside

#7 - Ground Rules

2:00a

#167 - Look What I Found

#8 - Jack Looks for a Job

2:30a

#168 - Jack's Tattoo

#9 - Janet's Promotion

3:00a

#169 - Jack Takes Off

#20 - Three's Christmas

3:30a

#170 - Forget Me Not

#24 - Home Movies

4:00a

#171 - The Heiress

#31 - Coffee, Tea or Jack?

4:30a

#172 - Cupid Works Overtime

#68 - A Black Letter Day

5:00a

#173 - Friends and Lovers (Part 1)

#84 - Downhill Chaser

5:30a

#174 - Friends and Lovers (Part 2)


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 / Read Our Review
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

Saturday, November 22

Henry Danger - "Henry the Man-Beast" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Henry's got a big date, but things don't go quite as planned after he's accidentally exposed to a strange device in the Man Cave.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "The Sad Tail of Gary-Chip-Tiny-Elvis-Squishy-Paws" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
GaryChipTinyElvisSquishyPaws heroically stops a theft at Get Sporty! but the Quads publicly argue over his name. Seeing this, a woman claims GCTESP as her own, and the Quads vow to get him home and finally get him a real name!

The Thundermans - "Change of Art" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phoebe gets Billy's help with an art project, only to find out that he took the piece from a museum. Now they have to work with Max to sneak in and return it before anyone notices.

The Haunted Hathaways - "Haunted Charm School" (Nickelodeon, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Frankie gets sent to charm school after taking the blame for Louie's mess. When Louie goes to visit and sees that Frankie has been brainwashed to be a polite young lady, he does everything he can to bring back the old Frankie.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 24) (All times ET unless noted)

Sunday, November 23

  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties/Bridget Loves Bernie) - Meredith will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 24
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Impprovment) - Watch Tim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He discusses The Gambler on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Tune in to see Jennnifer on a repeat of The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tom Lennon (Reno 911!/Sean Saves the World) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke discusses her new book (There Was a Little Girl) on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) and Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Candace and Marilu will be on the Home & Family Holiday Special on Hallmark Channel at 8pm ET/PT. It repeats at 10am ET/PT on Tuesday. Candace will also be on Arise TV on their website at 3pm and on Centric at 3am on Tuesday. She is a guest on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel at 8:30am. She will be on HuffPost Live at 1:00pm. Candace's Christmas Under Wraps premieres on November 29 at 8/7C on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori and Dean McDermott talk about their fight to save their marriage on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly will be part of the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me) - Tim and Dan are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey talks about Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.