Friday, January 19, 2007

TCA Winter Press Tour: The CW; TV Land Brings Back 'Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg'

The CW is up today at the TCA Winter Press Tour. The CW wants to bring back Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars next season, but no decision has been made. And if 7th Heaven is not coming back, it will have another series finale...funny. No decision yet on One Tree Hill, Supernatural or Reba. The only locks I think are America's Next Top Model, Smallville, and Everybody Hates Chris. Everything else's chances will probably depend on the development of new shows and how they are. And The O.C. will NOT be picked up by The CW after Fox just canceled it. Thought I would make that clear, The CW did consider it, but passed.
Like ABC's Full Episode Player on abc.com, The CW will get into that business now. The CW will stream episodes of Beauty and the Geek, Supernatural, Veronica Mars, One Tree Hill, Everybody Hates Chris, All of Us, Girlfriends and The Game on CWTV.com effective immediately. And like ABC's, the latest four episodes will be available.
The network is giving Everybody Hates Chris a full-season order for 2007-08. Fans will breathe a sigh of relief for sure, as it was not a given this show would be back next season since the ratings have been down this year.
Coming up in mid-season: America's Next Top Model will launch its eighth run on Wednesday, February 28 with a two-hour premiere at 8 pm. Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll will premiere Tuesday, March 6 at 9 pm and will air for six weeks in place of Veronica Mars, which will return in late April for its final episodes of the season. The network has not announced yet a premiere date for mid-season drama Hidden Palms, but they said they will very soon. I'm betting Wednesdays at 9 to give One Tree Hill a breather. The network is planning Crowned, an eight-episode competition in which mother-daughter teams pair to try and win a beauty pageant. A yet-to-be-announced celebrity mother-daughter pair will be among the judges. No idea when this will premiere, maybe in the summer?

Tomorrow Fox is up, so make sure you make it to our blog for a special news Saturday. We will still have a mini-DVD review, too! It looks to be a fun Saturday indeed.

TV Land will bring back another batch of all-new episodes of talk show Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg. 6 episodes have been ordered with 6 legendary guests. This six-episode series -- filmed in front of a live studio audience -- premieres with an animated and hilarious conversation with Jerry Seinfeld. Subsequent guests in this one-on-one comedy forum include Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, Jon Stewart, Garry Shandling and Ray Romano, who entertain with funny stories about their personal lives and careers in entertainment.
The second season kicks off Wednesdays at 10pm for six weeks starting Wednesday, February 21 at 10pm (ET/PT).
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, March 23

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 18)

Friday, March 22

  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends/Vinnie & Bobby) - Watch Matt on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Illana Glazer (Broad City) - Illana is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Pamela appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing Houe/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Piper Perabo (Turn Up Charlie) - Piper is tentatively scheduled to appear on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Casey Wilson (Black Monday/Marry Me/Happy Endings) - Casey talks about Black Monday on Couch Surfing at 8am.
  • Natalie Morales (Abby's/The Grinder/Trophy Wife/Parks and Recreation) - Natalie appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark talks about Knightfall on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Tony Danza (Taxi/Who's the Boss?/Hudston Street/The Tony Danza Show) - Tony performs on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Maddie Corman (Mr. President/All-American Girl) - Maddie talks about the play Accidentally Brave on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on Steve, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February/March)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 2 - Volumes 6-10
02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
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