Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ION Television May Highlights; Pick Your Favorite 'Queens' Episode for Week of May 7

ION Television has released its May schedule and highlights and there are no changes, as of now. They just made changes in April, so I wasn't expecting any changes. I think we will see changes in June or July next, when the weekend primetime RHI programming starts. Could that mean they will expand to more hours by then? Personally I'm hoping for at least 3-11PM on weekdays. They could do a nice family sitcom block from 3-5PM, followed by a family drama at 5 and then sitcoms and Diagnosis Murder from 6-11PM. Just my take. Anyway, as for May, there are no changes but the weekend movies include the classic '80s movie Short Circuit and a few golden classics such as Jet Pilot from 1957 and Cheyenne Autumn from 1964. ION has also edited the movies a bit for April adding the original Ocean's Eleven from 1960 for this Sunday (April 15).
To see the ION May highlights, click HERE.

The King of Queens returned last night for its 200th episode and its final 7 episodes before leaving the air on May 14. In anticipation for the finale, Sony Pictures is asking to pick your top 5 episodes of all-time to air during the week of May 7 in national syndication.
For the first time ever, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) -- with the help of the 208 affiliates in 98% of the country carrying the highly-rated sitcom in syndication -- will ask fans to vote for their favorite "The King of Queens Viewers Choice" episodes and have their selections subsequently air in national syndication.
Beginning Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 27, "The King of Queens Viewers Choice" episodes will be posted on Yahoo! TV. For reference, twelve of the most popular episodes from the past eight seasons, along with brief descriptions and clips, will be displayed to make the process of voting more entertaining. In addition, The King of Queens stations' websites will be directly connected with the SPT's www.thekingofqueens.com site, giving voters yet another method to cast their ballot. On Monday, April 30, at the conclusion of the internet polling from all internet sources, the votes from each venue will be tabulated, and the "top five" list will be created.
In addition, viewers will also have a chance to "see where it all began" when stations across the country broadcast the pilot episode on May 14, the same day as the nine-year network series finale broadcasts on CBS.
So your top 5 will air each day the week of May 7. Also, you can win prizes for participating. To find out the complete details including the list of episodes to choose from, the prizes, and more, click HERE.

If we have more news we will come back, as it is still early. Stay tuned tomorrow for our pilot review of Notes from the Underbelly, premiering Thursday at 10 on ABC, with airings Wednesdays at 8:30 following the premiere.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (July)

Archie Bunker's Place - Season One (Mill Creek) Married with Children - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Playing House - Season 1 Growing Pains - The Complete Fifth Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Third Season

07/07 - Archie Bunker's Place - Season One (Mill Creek)
07/07 - Barney Miller - The Final (Eighth) Season
07/07 - Married with Children - Season Eleven (Mill Creek)
07/07 - Married with Children - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
07/07 - The Michael J. Fox Show - The Complete First Season
07/07 - Playing House - Season 1
07/14 - Growing Pains - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
07/14 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Third Season
07/28 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites - Season 7
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 7


Fresh Off the Boat - "Success Perm" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Family rivalry spirals out of control when Jessica’s sister, Connie, and her far more affluent husband come to visit. The Huangs try to convince everyone they’re doing great financially, when nothing could be further from the truth. Meanwhile, Eddie is excited to be reunited with his cousin Justin, who introduced him to hip hop, until he learns the kid has moved on to grunge.

black-ish - "Parental Guidance" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre, determined to make up for the no-frills, last-minute wedding he and Bow had, organizes an amazing vow renewal for their 15th anniversary. But when Bow’s hippie-dippy parents, Alicia (Anna Deveare Smith) and the very white Paul (Beau Bridges) show up unannounced — bombshells are dropped and old disagreements re-ignite between the two families, especially with Pops and Ruby (Jenifer Lewis).


Clipped - "Wi-Fi" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The girls are upset that Ben won't pay for the barbershop to have WiFi, so they go to great lengths to get the WiFi password from the tattoo parlor next door. Mo spills the beans to the gang that Ben is being peed on in the shower at the gym by somebody he considers a friend, and A.J. decides to do something about it.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6) (All times ET unless noted)

Tuesday, July 7

  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Watch Lizzy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jennette McCurdy (iCarly/Sam & Cat) - Jennette appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Tune in to see Maya on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) - Jane and Lily are guests on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Joe Morton (Grady) - Joe stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly) - Billy is a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley appears on People Now.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) - Constance is a guest on the AOL Build Show and on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle) - Bernadette appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.