Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! Our Gift to You Is Rare Sitcoms Update Not on Cable But Airing on Locals

Merry Christmas to all from all of us here at SitcomsOnline! We hope you and your families are having a wonderful holiday season! I hope you saw our TV marathon report yesterday, so you don't miss any of the marathons if you plan on watching television. Thanks for taking time out on this day to visit SitcomsOnline! Local stations are also doing marathons today! In Los Angeles, CA, on KDOC we get a marathon of America's Funniest Home Videos. But the best one are in Hartford, CT and Indianapolis, IN! In Hartford, we get holiday episodes of classic sitcoms on WTXX from 9am-3pm: Petticoat Junction and Beverly Hillbillies in the 9am hour, then a break until 11am, then we get The Honeymooners, The Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley, Family Affair, Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Mork & Mindy and Family Ties! Also, in Indianapolis, IN on WTTV/WTTK we have a Christmas marathon from 9am-3pm! Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show, The Brady Bunch, and Family Ties. So I bet this makes you all wonder, are many of these series on locally elsewhere?
So, now as a gift, we will let you know where the rare sitcoms not airing on cable are airing these days...
Many sitcoms are not on cable. So there are so many sitcoms out there that are NOT on TV Land, WGN America, Nick at Nite, TBS, ABC Family, Lifetime, Spike TV, AmericanLife, WE tv, TV One, FX, etc. We will give you some of them today! Now stations such as Me-TV, Me-Too, Retro Television Network, This TV, etc, do not count as cable networks, so I will include them. Even ION is not a cable network, but they are not airing anything rare anyway anymore. So without further adieu here is our list of sitcoms airing on some local stations as regulars but not nationally on cable anymore:

227: WBPG (Mobile, AL)
Addams Family: KOFY (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA), WSEE (Erie, PA), and WVII (Bangor, ME).
Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: KVCR (San Bernardino, CA), Me-TV (Chicago, IL), WIVM (Canton, OH), KNLC (St. Louis, MO), WKAG (Nashville, TN), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WJTC (Mobile, AL), WGCB (Harrisburg, PA), WPXX (Memphis, TN), WYAT (Roanoke, VA), KIDQ (Spokane, WA), WEPX/WPXU (Greenville, NC), KIDA (Twins Falls, ID), Variety Network affiliates and ION Television DirecTV Feed.
Bachelor Father: RTN affiliates
Barney Miller: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), KIDQ (Spokane, WA)
Benson: Me-TV (Chicago, IL)
Burns and Allen: WHYY (Philadelphia, PA), WGGS (Greenville, SC), WJXS (Birmingham, AL), WDPB (Salisbury, VA)
Courtship of Eddie's Father: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), WMYS (South Bend, IN)
Dennis the Menace: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), KCSG (Salt Lake City, UT)
Dick Van Dyke Show: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), Me-Too (Chicago, IL), WKAG (Nashville, TN), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WMYS (South Bend, IN).
Diff'rent Strokes: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), KIDQ (Spokane, WA)
Facts of Life: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), KCSG (Salt Lake City, UT)
Family Affair: Me-Too (Chicago, IL)
Family Ties: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), WFMZ (Allentown, PA), KCSG (Salt Lake City, UT), KWHB (Tulsa, OK), WHME (South Bend, IN), KBTR (Baton Rouge, LA)
Father Knows Best: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), WTGL (Orlando, FL)
Get Smart: KDOC (Los Angeles, CA), Me-TV (Chicago, IL), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), KPVT (Las Vegas, NV), WMYS (South Bend, IN), WTLW (Lima, OH)
Gilligan's Island: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WMYS (South Bend, IN)
Gimme a Break!: WGNT (Northfolk, VA)
Gomer Pyle, USMC: KZSW (Beaumont, CA), Me-Too (Chicago, IL), KFWD (Dallas, TX), WUOA/WVUA (Birmingham, AL), WVLT (Knoxville, TN), WLMB (Toledo, OH), WUFX (Jackson, MS), MyCVille (Charlottesville, VA), Fox Meridian (Meridian, MS)
Happy Days: KZSW (Beaumont, CA), Me-TV (Chicago, IL), KFWD (Dallas, TX), KWHD (Denver, CO), 4SD (San Diego, CA), WHMB (Indianapolis, IN), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), KSBI (Oklahoma City, OK), KWHB (Tulsa, OK), KWHE (Honolulu, HI), WMYS (South Bend, IN), KWHS (Colorado Springs, CO), WYTV (Youngstown, OK), KTWU (Topeka, KS), WTVY (Dothan, AL)
Harry and the Hendersons: Retro Television Network affiliates (Atlanta, Jacksonville, Lexington, Des Moines, Davenport, Augusta, Rapid City, and Huntsville)
Hazel: KIDQ (Spokane, WA)
I Married Joan: KRHP (Portland, OR), WQXT (Jacksonville, FL), and Variety Television Network affiliates.
Laverne & Shirley: KZSW (Beaumont, CA \); Me-TV (Chicago, IL), 4SD (San Diego, CA), WHMB (Indianapolis, IN), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), KWHE (Honolulu, HI), WMYS (South Bend, IN), WYTV (Youngstown, OK)
Lucy Show: KVOS (Seattle, WA), KNLC (St. Louis, MO), WKAG (Nashville, TN), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WGGS (Greenville, SC), KTEW (Oklahaoma City, OK), WJTC (Mobile, AL), WLMB (Toledo, OH), and Variety Television Network affiliates.
Malcolm & Eddie: WCIU (Chicago, IL), KTBU (Houston, TX)
Maude: KIDQ (Spokane, WA)
McHale's Navy: KDOC (Los Angeles, CA), Me-TV and Me-Too (Chicago, IL), and RTN affiliates Mister Ed: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), This TV affiliates (Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Milwaukee, WI; Richmond, VA; Dayton, OH; Columbus, OH; Toccoa, GA; Birmingham, AL)
Monkees: RTN-KAIL (Fresno, CA), KIDQ (Spokane, WA), WHME (South Bend, IN)
Mork & Mindy: KZSW (Beaumont, CA), Me-TV (Chicago, IL), KWHD (Denver, CO), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), KWHS (Colorado Springs, CO).
Munsters: KOFY (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA), WSMH (Flint, MI)
Munsters Today: Retro Television Network affiliates (Detroit, Jacksonville, Lexington, Des Moines, Baton Rouge, Davenport, Augusta, Rapid City, Hunstville)
My Favorite Martian: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI)
My Little Margie: WAZT (Woodstock, VA), WPXX (Memphis, TN)
My Three Sons: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), WTGL (Orlando, FL), WHMB (Indianapolis, IN), KBYU (Salt Lake City, UT), WLMB (Toledo, OH), WHME (South Bend, IN), WYTV (Youngstown, OH), WTLW (Lima, OH).
Nanny, The: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), KTVX (Salt Lake City, UT), KHHB (Honolulu, HI)
Odd Couple: WPIX (New York, NY), WADL (Detroit, MI), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WICU (Erie, PA)
One Day at a Time: Me-TV (Chicago, IL)
Operation Petticoat: RTN affiliates.
Partridge Family: KCSG (Salt Lake City, UT), RTN-KAIL (Fresno, CA), KIDQ (Spokane, WA), WHME (South Bend, IN)
Patty Duke Show: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), This TV affiliates (Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Milwaukee, WI; Richmond, VA; Dayton, OH; Columbus, OH; Toccoa, GA; Birmingham, AL)
Petticoat Junction: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), Me-TV (Milwaukee, WI), WQXT (Jacksonville, FL), W43BR (Wausau-Rhinelander, WI)
Phil Silvers Show: Me-Too (Chicago, IL), KOFY (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA)
Silver Spoons: KCSG (Salt Lake City, UT)
Soap: KHHB (Honolulu, HI)
Taxi: Me-TV (Chicago, IL), WYMT (Lexington, KY), KAQY (Monroe, LA)
Webster: Me-Too (Chicago, IL)
What's Happening!!: WADL (Detroit, MI)
Who's the Boss?: Me-TV (Chicago, IL)

Shows like Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, All in the Family, ALF, Three's Company, The Jeffersons, A Different World, Good Times, Night Court, and many others are all on cable nationally, so that is why they are not listed. However, there are many sitcoms not airing AT ALL, such as Alice, Blossom, Chico and the Man, F Troop, Donna Reed Show, Flying Nun, Gidget, That Girl, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, Perfect Strangers, Rhoda, Phyllis, Room 222, Welcome Back Kotter, Dear John, Head of the Class, It's a Living, My Two Dads, My Sister Sam, 9 to 5, Punky Brewster, Too Close for Comfort, Mr. Belvedere, Wonder Years, Bosom Buddies, Small Wonder, What's Happening Now!!, Charles in Chrge, Out of this World, California Dreams, Empty Nest, Hooperman, Hearts Afire, and so many more.
If you can think of a show I missed and would like to ask me if it is airing locally on television, please post on our message board. Please if the show is airing on cable, don't ask, since this is for local staitons only.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, November 23

The Simpsons - "Brick Like Me" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos. Can he “put together” how he got there, and figure out how to get home before he’s stuck in a world of bricks forever?

Mulaney - "Patriot Acts" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Jane starts dating a marine, John and Motif, feeling guilty for their lack of service, try to sign up for a USO Comedy Tour. Meanwhile, Lou recounts how war – and improv – are hell.

The Simpsons - "Covercraft" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homer has a mid-life crisis, takes up bass guitar and forms a cover band with some of the other dads in town. But the band’s modest early success is soon overwhelmed by the breakout potential of their most unlikely star, Apu.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "USPIS" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
While attempting to catch a drug dealer, Jake and Charles reluctantly join forces with the nerdy lead investigator at the U.S. Postal Service, Jack Danger (guest star Ed Helms). Meanwhile, the rest of the team helps Amy quit smoking.

Family Guy - "Grimm Job" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
From Grimm to Griffin, three classic fairy tales get a new Quahog spin, including “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Cinderella.”

Bob's Burgers - "Dawn of the Peck" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Bob is boycotting the holiday, Linda and the kids spend Thanksgiving at the First Annual Fischoeder Turk-tacular Turkey Town Festival. However, a wild bird attack leads to total mayhem.

Austin & Ally - "Relationships and Red Carpets" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Austin's record label wants him to hide his relationship with Ally; Dez considers moving to Los Angeles to attend film school and be closer to his girlfriend.

Liv and Maddie - "Hoops-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Liv is offered the lead in a basketball movie; Willow and Maddie help teach her how to play basketball.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 24) (All times ET unless noted)

Sunday, November 23

  • Meredith Baxter (Family Ties/Bridget Loves Bernie) - Meredith will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 9pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, November 24
  • Tim Allen (Last Man Standing/Home Impprovment) - Watch Tim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He discusses The Gambler on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down) - Ken appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Tune in to see Jennnifer on a repeat of The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Tom Lennon (Reno 911!/Sean Saves the World) - Tom is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) - Brooke discusses her new book (There Was a Little Girl) on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara stops by Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) and Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Candace and Marilu will be on the Home & Family Holiday Special on Hallmark Channel at 8pm ET/PT. It repeats at 10am ET/PT on Tuesday. Candace will also be on Arise TV on their website at 3pm and on Centric at 3am on Tuesday. She is a guest on Fox and Friends on Fox News Channel at 8:30am. She will be on HuffPost Live at 1:00pm. Candace's Christmas Under Wraps premieres on November 29 at 8/7C on Hallmark Channel.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori and Dean McDermott talk about their fight to save their marriage on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly will be part of the Plugged In panel on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky (Marry Me) - Tim and Dan are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey talks about Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.