Sunday, February 11, 2007

TV Land Makes Changes to March Line-Up; 'Home Improvement' Season 6 DVD in May; Calling All 'Three's Company' Fans, Send Trivia to WGN Radio!

TV Land has made some changes to its March line-up. A few weeks back, we announced to you their March line-up, but now a few changes are being made to that. Don't fret, The Munsters & The Addams Family are still coming, but their times are a bit changed. They both were scheduled to start on March 1, but now that won't happen until March 4. The first changes to the new line-up will actually begin on Monday, Feb. 26 with a second M*A*S*H airing at approx. 12:35am (so back-to-back M*A*S*H that hour) and The Andy Griffith Show getting a second airing in the overnight hours at approx. 2:20am. Then more changes begin on March 3 for weekends. Leave it to Beaver will air weekends at 8:30 a.m., followed by The Munsters & The Addams Family in the 9 a.m. hour. Following that block will be a two-hour block of I Love Lucy. Yes, four episodes in a row twice a week, that is eight episodes a week...more than what TV Land originally planned (6 airings a week). Since Lucy will air in a block on weekends, they will remove it from the weekday morning line-up starting March 5. The new weekday line-up starts March 5, with back-to-back episodes of Leave it to Beaver at 10am, back-to-back The Munsters, at 11am, and one episode of The Addams Family at noon. There will be no other changes, but this means Green Acres will only be every morning at 5am now. TV Land has also altered the Three's Company mini-marathon encore. The encore was slated for 10am-1pm on Sunday, March 18, but now that will be 8-11pm...which is sure better. The premiere will still be Saturday, March 17 from 11pm-2am, but now a special two-hour block of M*A*S*H will air before that from 9-11pm. Three's Company is celebrating 30 years on television, as it premiered on ABC on March 15, 1977.
Click HERE to view the full list of changes in a list format, along with the full TV Land March highlights.

We have gotten word that Buena Vista Home Entertainment in association with Touchstone Television (or should we now say ABC Television Studio?) will release the 6th Season DVD of the Tim Allen sitcom Home Improvement on May 15. More power to us for telling you first! Still no date on the Scrubs Season 5 DVD we reported last week, but I expect it in May, too.

Finally, you think you know a lot of Three's Company trivia? Well, if you do get your questions ready and try to stump a huge fan at WGN Radio. His name is Andy Hermann and he is a huge fan. If you remember, this same show on WGN Radio brought us interviews with Chris Mann, Richard Kline and Priscilla Barnes. Not to mention the numerous segments on the Jack Tripper line, "Uno, dos, tres, catorce," which the U2 singer Bono has used in one of their songs. Has Bono paid tribute to Jack Tripper? Who knows. Anyway e-mail your questions to Nick at wgnnickd@aol.com, with the question and answer. He will not show the answers to Andy. Your questions will be heard live on the radio. This is a weekly segment every Sunday night at like 1:45am CT. If you can't stay up that late, you can listen to the archives of each segment here. I myself have submitted questions the last two weeks. Listen to those segments especially: Week 1 and Week 2. Both Sitcoms Online and Jack's Bistro (my site on the show), are mentioned! I will submit more questions for this week. So come up with some tough questions...but remember it has to deal with the show's plot, for example one of my questions was, What was the name of the plant that Larry told the trio was marijuana? The answer...False Aralia.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February)

The Bob Newhart Show - Season Five The Bob Newhart Show - The Final (Sixth) Season Maude - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) The Wonder Years - Season Two Mama's Family - The Complete Sixth Season

02/03 - The Bob Newhart Show - Season Five
02/03 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Final (Sixth) Season
02/03 - Maude - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) / The Complete Series Available 3/17 (Shout! Factory)
02/03 - The Wonder Years - Season Two
02/10 - Mama's Family - The Complete Sixth Season
02/10 - Nurse Jackie - Season Six (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 27

Last Man Standing - "Kyle's Friend" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When a homeless man that Kyle has befriended goes missing, Mike uses his vlog to help track him down. Mandy is inspired by Kyle’s good deed and in her unique way, helps a young mother from the woman’s shelter.

Cristela - "Gifted and Talented" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Cristela is tutoring and rooting for Isabella to get into the “Gifted and Talented” school program, partly because Cristela did not get in as a child. When Isabella throws the exam because she’s afraid of hurting her brother’s feelings, tensions mount between Cristela and Natalia over the program and Natalia reveals a hurtful secret. Meanwhile at the office, after Maddie gets into another car accident, Trent decides to punish Maddie by sending her to the mail room, which provides a bit of a challenge for Maddie to grasp.

Complete TV Listings


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

Friday, February 27

  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Watch Abbi and Ilana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) - Catch Simon on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Owen Benjamin (Sullivan & Son) - Owen appears on The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal guest co-hosts The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Lana Parilla (Spin City) - Lana chats on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anne Heche (Save Me/The Michael J. Fox Show) - Anne and the cast of USA Network's Dig give a sneak peak and share secrets from the highly anticipated new murder mystery mini-series on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Natalie Desselle-Reid (Eve/For Your Love/Built to Last) - Natalie guest co-hosts ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ming-Na Wen (The Single Guy) - Ming-Na Wen will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani talks about getting ready for baby #2 to join her family and cooks on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings. She also talks about the Cooking Channel's Dinner at Tiffani's on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 9am.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicty is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.
  • Luis Guzman (How to Make It in America/Luis) - Luis is a guest on People Now.