Thursday, August 16, 2007

TV Land Adds Bob Newhart Anniversary Stunt, Possible Beverly Hillbillies Anniversary Stunt; RTN Adds New Station in North Carolina

TV Land has added a few extra stunts for September! TV Land will celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Bob Newhart Show on Monday, September 10, from 8pm-12am! If you miss the marathon somehow, you can catch 7 of the 8 episodes online at TVLand.com for the entire week anytime at your leisure from Monday, September 10 to Sunday, September 16. September 16, is the acutal date the series premiered 35 years ago. For episode info click HERE.
TV Land will continue to celebrate the 35th anniversary of M*A*S*H as well for an entire week, from Sept. 17-21 from 8-11pm Mon-Thurs and 8-10pm on Friday. This is in addition to the already scheduled primetime stunt they announced for Sept. 15-17. So, it will be nothing but M*A*S*H in primetime from Sept. 15-21...almost an entire full week! September 17 is the actual date the series premiered 35 years ago. We don't have episode info yet from Sept. 17-21, but it will be posted on the above link when available to us.
Finally, the last marathon will also be a week-long marathon from Sept. 24-28 from 8-11pm Mon-Thurs and 8-10pm on Friday. TV Land hasn't formally announced what the show is yet, but all guesses hint that it will be a 45th Anniversary marathon for The Beverly Hillbillies! The show premiered Sept. 26, 1962...so what else can they air that week? I'm sure fans will be happy with this! We will confirm when they announce it! And could this be one of the '60s shows they have acquired for regular play starting sometime in 2008? Maybe!
Anyway, these are in addition to the week-long marathons of I Love Lucy and Sanford & Son for the first two weeks of October, before the regular primetime schedule returns Oct. 15 with the addition of Designing Women.

Retro Television Network (RTN), which is owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation, announced today that it will partner with Capitol Broadcasting to bring RTN programming to Raleigh-Durham. The new affiliate will launch Sept. 10 on Capitol Broadcasting's WRAZ-DT, a station that reaches more than 22 counties in North Carolina. The new 24 hour-a-day network will be available over-the-air on digital channel 50.2 and on Time Warner Digital Cable channel 251 in the Raleigh, NC area.
RTN is a new television network that provides each affiliate a customized feed with classic hit shows, in addition to local programming including news, weather and sports. RTN is specifically designed to go on a broadcast digital channel and provides local broadcasters with a way to get ratings and successfully monetize their digital spectrum.
RTN is home to dozens of classic TV shows, such as Hawaii 5-0, Brady Bunch, Family Ties, Matlock, Perry Mason, Mission: Impossible, Hogan's Heroes and Gomer Pyle USMC.
Let's hope more stations announce plans to carry RTN! We will let you know of course.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 16

Modern Family - "Blasts From the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

The Goldbergs - "This Is This Is Spinal Tap" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Dropouts are thrilled when they book a gig at a Flyers charity carnival and Adam uses the opportunity to make his very first rockumentary. Since Barry doesn’t want to miss out on the fun, he forces his way onto the band, despite his sister’s objections. Meanwhile, Beverly’s concerns about Murray’s health push him to the limit.

Modern Family - "A Moving Day" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Claire and Phil aren’t convinced that Haley and Dylan can make it on their own as they move them into their new apartment before the baby arrives. Meanwhile, Pameron gets out of prison early and has a bone to pick with Mitchell.

black-ish - "Good in the 'Hood" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre’s sister Rhonda takes Jack and Diane to her part of town in a black neighborhood and claims the twins are scared of their own community. Dre and Rhonda take them to a local diner to show them why it’s so special. Meanwhile, Bow becomes the “office mom” at work, and Junior tries to help her break the label.

The Detour - "The Year" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Delilah and Jared reunite and catch up on the past year.

Sydney to the Max - "Nightmare on Syd Street" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sydney holes up in her bedroom after an embarrassing event at school; after finding old VHS tapes of Max as a kid, Sydney falls asleep and dreams she is in the 1990s.

Sydney to the Max - "Mo' Grandmas, Mo' Problems" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Grandma Maya comes to visit, Sydney loves spending time with her so much that Grandma Judy feels a little left out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Tuesday, July 16

  • Fred Savage (What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage/Friends from College/The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Catch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma FD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Barry/The Good Place/Downward Dog) - Kirby appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/1600 Penn/Growing Up Fisher/Imaginary Mary) - Jenna visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon stops by The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy talks about Kathy Griffin: Hell of a Story on People Now at 12pm.


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My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season

05/07 - Baskets - The Complete Season Three
05/13 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 2
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume One
05/13 - My Three Sons - The Third Season - Volume Two
05/14 - The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5
05/14 - Petticoat Junction - Seasons 1-3
05/28 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Seventh and Eighth Seasons (WBShop.com)
05/28 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Second Season (Blu-ray)
06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
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