Monday, March 05, 2007

ABC Wednesday Sitcom Change; The Starz Comedy Hour

ABC has pulled rookie sitcom The Knights of Prosperity from the schedule effective this Wednesday. We were the first ones to report this change back on Friday on our boards and now it is official today, unfortunately. For the next three weeks at least ABC will air ENCORES of According to Jim and George Lopez in the Wednesday 8:30pm slot. Jim this week and George the following two weeks, before the Donny Osmond reality show The Great American Dream Vote comes Wednesdays at 8 starting March 28. No idea yet what will air at 9pm starting March 28, will it be the current Jim/Emergency or something else? I personally think ABC will move Lost back to 9pm and debut new drama Traveler at 10pm, with George & Jim moving to Tuesdays in place of AFV encores. ABC seems to be extending Jim now, as repeats are even scheduled at 9pm now (on March 14 and 21) replacing scheduled new episodes...which is a sign it might be moving to Tuesdays or expected to stay until the season ends at least. ABC was expected to air just new episodes until the season order was finished.
As for The Knights, I think we will see the remaining four episodes at a later date. I certainly hope so, as this is the best new sitcom of the season and unfortunately people are not watching. Shame, shame, shame.

Starz Entertainment today announced The Starz Comedy Hour, the company's new weekly comedy block featuring the fresh, cutting-edge original series Head Case, Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Stand-up and The Bronx Bunny Show. The Starz Comedy Hour launches at 11:00 p.m. on April 18 and features 10 original episodes of each series for 10 weeks.
For complete details on these shows, click HERE. You will even have a Screech sighting!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Ballers - The Complete First Season The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy Maude - The Complete Fifth Season Workaholics - Season Six Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series

06/14 - Ballers - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
06/14 - The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy
06/14 - The League - The Complete Series
06/14 - Maude - The Complete Fifth Season
06/14 - Survivor's Remorse - The Complete Second Season
06/21 - Workaholics - Season Six
06/24 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
06/28 - Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 2

Angel from Hell - "Angel Probation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy is required to perform 10 good deeds to earn her angel powers back after losing them by cheating at a game.

Angel from Hell - "Angel Appreciation Day" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy must play guardian angel to both Allison and Brad after Allison accidentally kills Brad’s angel, a honey bee. Actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy guest stars as Becky, the host of a shopping network featuring Allison and Marv’s line of skin care products.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 4)

Monday, July 4

  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) - Watch Will on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) - Shiri appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Grinder/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Perfect Couples) - Mary is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Susie is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sayeed Shahidi (Uncle Buck) - Sayeed visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Ugly Betty - The cast of Ugly Betty reunites on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.