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 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
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 / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
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 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
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

Thursday, December 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The First Pitch Insuffiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Wolowitz is nervous after NASA asks him to throw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels game. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny try to prove Sheldon wrong after he says that he and Amy are a “superior couple.">

Mom - "Free Therapy and a Dead Lady's Yard Sale" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Family secrets come out when Christy and Bonnie are asked to join Violet's therapy session.

Two and a Half Men - "Clockwise in Back Hole Until Tight" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
alden and Alan are determined to convince Louis that Santa Claus is real.

The McCarthys - "Red Sox Swap" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Pam, the McCarthys’ upstairs tenant, is heartbroken over a recent breakup, Marjorie invites her to celebrate Christmas with the family and watch them play their extremely competitive annual gift exchange game. Alyson Hannigan guest stars as Pam, the upstairs tenant; Gilles Marini guest stars as Maurice, Ronny’s date.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 15) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, December 18

  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. Charlie Rose interviews Chris on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John C. McGinley (Ground Floor/Scrubs) - John stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rockmond Dunbar (The Game/Girlfriends) - Rockmond is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pauly Shore (Pauly) - Pauly stops by SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Willie Garson (Sex and the City/Mr. Belvedere) - Willie discusses what to expect in the final season of White Collar on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Annie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer's new breakout role of playing a character battling chronic pain who is addicted to prescription painkillers will be featured on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about Top Five and her Gotham Comedy Club appearance on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.