Friday, December 26, 2008

A Britcom On Adult Swim; Big 80s Movies Weekend on Encore

Adult Swim will air a live action comedy series. It has tapped British television for its newest addition to the late-night comedy line-up, Look Around You, a nostalgic comedy series offering parodies of educational programs of the '70s and early '80s. The program will debut on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 1am ET/PT. Adult Swim, known for airing animated comedies such as Family Guy, did air reruns of live action sitcom Saved by the Bell for awhile some years back.
Adult Swim has picked up 14 episodes of the British comedy hit Look Around You, set to air Sunday nights at 1 a.m. (ET, PT) beginning Jan. 18. Created, written and produced by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, Look Around You is a nostalgic comedy series offering parodies of educational programs of the '70s and early '80s. And while each episode offers a unique, scientific dissection of thesurrounding world, it teaches viewers absolutely nothing. Popper and Serafinowicz star in the show and wrote and performed the music for the series.

Encore is celebrating the weekend between Christmas and New Year's with a Big '80s Weekend beginning tonight, (Friday, December 26) at 8pm through the end of Sunday, December 28! In addition to a marathon of classic '80s flicks such as Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, Uncle Buck, Harry and the Hendersons, Die Har, Mr. Mom, Dirty Dancing, Teen Wolf Too, Twins, Mannequin, Back to the Future and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, catch the world television premiere of US Festival 1983 - Day One including performances by INXS, Oingo Boingo (featuring Danny Elfman) and The Clash and interviews with MTV VJ Mark Goodman and Men At Work's Colin Hay.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May)

Mister Ed - The Final (Sixth) Season C.P.O. Sharkey - The Complete Season 1 The Nanny - The Complete Series Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Third Season The Wonder Years - Season Three

05/05 - Cheers - The Complete Series
05/12 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete Fourth Season
05/12 - The Hotwives of Orlando - The Complete First Season
05/12 - Mister Ed - The Final (Sixth) Season (Shout! Factory)
05/19 - American Dad - Volume 10
05/19 - C.P.O. Sharkey - The Complete Season 1
05/19 - The Larry Sanders Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
05/19 - Married with Children - Season Nine (Mill Creek)
05/19 - Married with Children - Season Ten (Mill Creek)
05/19 - Married with Children - Seasons Nine and Ten (Mill Creek)
05/19 - Married with Children - Seasons Nine and Ten (Mill Creek)
05/19 - NewsRadio - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
05/19 - Welcome to Sweden - The Complete First Season
05/26 - Hello Ladies - Season 1
05/26 - The Nanny - The Complete Series
05/26 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Third Season
05/26 - The Wonder Years - Season Three
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 7

The Big Bang Theory - "The Commitment Determination" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Season Finale)
Sheldon pushes Leonard and Penny to choose a date for their wedding and deals with dramatic changes in his own relationship with Amy.

The Odd Couple - "Enlightening Strikes" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
hen Felix substitute teaches a yoga class, his teaching style rubs everyone, including Emily, the wrong way. Also, Oscar and Dani get trapped on a subway car, adding to their frustration about living in the city, and Murph asks Teddy to be his agent when he’s approached to be the spokesperson for a Norwegian health supplement. Weird Al Yankovic guest stars as Steve, a student in Felix’s yoga class; Regis Philbin appears as Walter, a passenger on the subway; Geoff Stults returns as Murph.

The Odd Couple - "Jealous Island" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Oscar becomes obsessed with living up to Murph’s standards when he finds out the girl he is seeing used to date the handsome ex-baseball player. Also, when Emily volunteers to be a part of a historical reenactment on Ellis Island in order to spend more time with Felix, he is too busy preparing for his role to pay any attention to her. Geoff Stults returns as Murph.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Misinterpretation Agitation" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The guys try to help Penny out of an awkward work dilemma. Meanwhile, Amy and Bernadette argue over whether or not female scientists should play up their sexuality.

The Comedians - "Go for Gad" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When Josh is rumored to be up for a movie role, it goes to his head... and Billy isn't happy.

Louie - "Untitled" (FX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jane visits the doctor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 4) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, May 7

  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Catch Tina on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Helen Hunt (Mad About You/It Takes Two) - Helen stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/The Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Sofia visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 1am on BET.
  • Raven-SymonĂ© (That's So Raven/Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/The Cosby Show) - Raven-SymonĂ© guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Christopher Lloyd (Taxi) and Parker Posey (The Return of Jezebel James) - Christopher and Parker talk about Granite Flats on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace talks about her Hallmark Channel original movie Just the Way You Are, which premieres May 9 at 9pm/8c, on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live at 9am and on Varney & Co at 11am on Fox News Channel.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff is tentatively scheduled to appear on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly/Love & Money/Love, Sidney) - Swoosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Ben Savage and Rowan Blanchard (Girl Meets World) - Ben and Rowan are guests on Fox & Friends on Fox News Channel sometime between 6-9am.