Monday, December 07, 2009

TV Land Cuts 3rd Rock from the Sun Tuesday Block; NBC Slices 100 Questions Order

TV Land is making a last minute schedule change on Tuesday nights in their PRIME block. Effective Tuesday, December 8, 2009 (tomorrow!), Roseanne takes over the Tuesday 10pm-12am block replacing 3rd Rock from the Sun, which goes off the regular schedule again. This is only temporary as Home Improvement will take this block come January.
As for 3rd Rock from the Sun, fans can still watch the holiday episodes on the 10th Annual Merrython on Sunday (Dec. 13)at 12:30am & 1am and again on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) at 2am & 2:30am. TV Land has rights to the series until next October, so it could reappear once again on the regular schedule.
View the updated TV Land December 2009 schedule and highlights.

NBC's upcoming mid-season sitcom 100 Questions has just had its episode order cut from 13 to 6. It makes sense since the earliest it could launch is in March, as NBC has already announced their January/February plans.
100 Questions is a multicamera comedy unlike the four NBC comedies currently on the air, which are single-camera. However, the network is developing mostly multicamera sitcoms for next season, the HR reports. The sitcom, which underwent recasting of several roles after upfront, stars Brit Sophie Winkleman as a young woman looking for love who joins a popular online dating site.
It is is still unclear of the launch date and the night and time the series will air. It will likely give a 6-week break to either Community or Parks & Recreation. Both of those series have done not too well in the ratings, but have been ordered for a full 22 episode season.
Also, scripted series wise NBC has the upcoming four-hour mini-series Day One, which they canceled as a regular series and the family drama Parenthood, which as of now still has a 13 episode order and will likely launch right after the Winter Olympics end.
ABC also cut the episode order of their mid-season multicamera sitcom Romantically Challenged, but from 13 to 7 episodes due to not enough time to air 13 episodes. A night and time has not been announced yet for that series as well.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 20

Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.

Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight.  But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.