Thursday, April 08, 2010

ABC Summer 2010 Schedule Announced; Gospel Music Aquires Joan of Arcadia

ABC has announced its summer 2010 line-up! ABC will kick-off summer with the returns of The Bachelorette on Monday, May 24 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (then will move to 8-10 p.m. starting May 31 as previously announced),and a new season of True Beauty on Monday, May 31 at 10:00 p.m. (as previously announced). A special two-hour blind date themed episode of Wipeout will air on Tuesday, June 1 8:00-10:00 p.m., before the season premiere a few weeks later, after the NBA Finals are over, on Tuesday, June 22 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. (as previously announced). Dating in the Dark returns with a second season on Monday, August 9 at 10:00 p.m. after the run of True Beauty is finished. And Shaq VS is back for an all-new season starting Tuesday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m. Shaq will compete with more stars of sports plus other types of competition like a spelling bee! Shaq-tastic!
Moving on to all-new series, we even get three new scripted series! The Gates premieres on Sunday, June 20 at 9:00 p.m. in the Desperate Housewives timeslot and new family drama Scoundrels premieres on Sunday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. in the Brothers and Sisters timeslot. That is great scheduling by ABC to keep Sunday nights fresh in summer with similar-themed shows! The final scripted series is Rookie Blue and it will premiere on Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. in the Grey's Anatomy timeslot.
We also have all-new alternative series premiering this summer as well! The first is new game show Downfall on Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00 p.m. after an all-new Wipeout. Then The Bachelor/The Bachelorette all-star series Bachelor Pad premieres on Monday, August 9 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. after the run of The Bachelorette finishes on Aug. 2.
ABC News will produce quite a few series in the summer. First up is ABC News' Boston Med on Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m., this series is similar to Hopkins a few summers ago. Primetime: Mind Games launches with its series premiere on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:00 p.m., while ABC News' Head Cases launches on Thursday, August 19 at 10:00 p.m. when the run of Boston Med is over. And finally Primetime: Crime returns for an all-new season on Tuesday, August 24 at 10:00 p.m. following the conclusion of Primetime: Mind Games. As we previously reported, Primetime: What Would You Do? is slated to air Fridays at 9pm starting May 7.
Additional series and specials will be announced at a later date. So stay with us as a few timeslots are still TBD, such as Sundays at 8, Thursdays at 8, and Tuesdays at 10 (from June 22-July 13). Perhaps Secret Millionaire will take one (or two) of those slots.
Anyway for now, read info on all these series so you know what they are about! And view the schedule for the entire summer, which includes repeats of ABC Comedy Wednesday (the only night of repeats Sun-Thurs this summer on ABC). Stay with us for further updates!

What if God was one of us? The Gospel Music Channel (GMC) has acquired the rights to air the short-lived drama Joan of Arcadia! The series starts with a launch marathon on Sunday, April 11 2010 from 10am-7pm with the first 9 episodes of the series. After the marathon is over the series will air weeknights in primetime airing back-to-back at 9pm and 10pm ET. It will be replacing second airings of Doc and Promised Land, but those series will still remain in its other slots in the afternoon (Doc at 5pm and Promised Land at 3pm). There are no other schedule changes so you can still enjoy sitcoms Cosby, Amen and Sister Sister along with family dramas Dr. Quinn, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye and more!
Joan of Arcadia stars Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen and Jason Ritter. Visit the GMC show page for more info. The series has also aired in reruns on Syfy on and off. In fact Syfy is airing it next on Monday, May 3 from 8am-4pm in their daily daytime rotation marathon.
GMC is available on DirecTV channel 338 and also on cable, but check your local listings. GMC is giving you a chance to win a Joan of Arcadia DVD set as well! Just head on over to Twitter and "retweet" this message! Good luck!

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.