Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Hallmark Channel Acquires Who's the Boss?, Brings Back M*A*S*H; Comedy Central Pulls Married...with Children
Now onto the big news! It's going to be a "brand new life around the bend" for Hallmark as they will add Who's the Boss? to the schedule starting Monday, May 17. The series will air in a two-hour weekday afternoon block from 1-3pm ET/PT. Yes, this means it is replacing 7th Heaven, which will be off the line-up totally as a result. Knowing Hallmark, it could return soon. The addition of Who's the Boss? is certainly a surprise and it seems Hallmark sees the success Alyssa Milano is having in her new ABC sitcom Romantically Challenged that they are airing her first series.
Hallmark has obtained a two-year deal (that began in March) for Who's the Boss? Let's hope the ratings are good and we don't see it off the schedule soon, as Hallmark has had a quick trigger the past few years (ever since Family Ties was dropped quickly a few years ago). Hallmark will start Who's the Boss? with the pilot episode and will run it in airdate order. The series has not aired nationally since ION Television aired it from July 2007-February 2008.
So after you begin watching Who's the Boss? starting May 17 on Hallmark you can see how beautiful Alyssa Milano STILL is now on Romantically Challenged later night that on ABC! Who's the Boss? of course starred Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond and aired from 1984-92 on ABC.
View and discuss these changes and the addition of Who's the Boss?
Comedy Central has quietly removed Married...with Children from its line-up as of Monday (May 3). The sitcom was airing weekdays in the 9am and 5pm half-hours and at various morning/early afternoon times on weekends. The last airings were this past Sunday (May 2) from 9-10am. Replacing it weekdays at 9am will be various comedy specials and replacing it weekdays at 5pm will be Comedy Central Presents. So the only sitcom the cable network will be airing now is [scrubs].
We will let you know if and when Comedy Central will return Married...with Children. Who knows it might pop-up once again on sister networks Spike TV and TV Land? If not, you can still catch it on TBS every early morning.
And speaking of Ed O'Neill...tune in tonight to Modern Family on ABC for the first of a two-part episode:
SITCOMS AIRING TONIGHT (June 17)
Raising Hope - "Don't Ask, Don' Tell Me What to Do" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
It’s Halloween, and Sabrina asks Jimmy to hang out with her gay best friend and his partner. But first, Jimmy asks Burt to do some recon by spending time at the local gay bar. When Burt keeps going back to the bar, Virginia wonders if he’s enjoying his time there a little too much and tracks him down in costume on Halloween night.
The Goodwin Games - "The Birds of Granby" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jimmy realizes he wants a bigger role in his daughter Piper’s life, he brings Henry and Chloe along to meet their niece. Jimmy tries to convince Piper’s mom Hannah (guest star Gavankar) to trust him, and Chloe forms a unique bond with Piper. Meanwhile, Henry approaches a new business deal with Hannah’s husband Chad (guest star Diamantopoulos).
New Girl - "Cabin" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jess invites Nick and Angie to spend a couples’ weekend with her and Sam (guest star Walton). Once there, however, she quickly discovers that two’s company and four’s a crowd. Meanwhile, Winston tries to teach Schmidt about race relations.
Anger Management - "Charlie Is an Expert Witness" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Charlie and Kate face off as expert witnesses in the same trial.
How I Met Your Mother - "Lobster Crawl" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Robin is determined to get Barney back, no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Ted fills in as Marvin’s Nanny, leading Marshall and Lily to realize that Ted is using baby Marvin to replace his other baby… the GNB building.
Mike & Molly - "Joyce's Choices" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Joyce drives Vince crazy with jealousy when she agrees to have dinner with her ex-boyfriend.
2 Broke Girls - "And the Hold-Up" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Max and Caroline show their true colors when the diner gets robbed. Meanwhile, everyone sees a surprising new side of Han.
Mike & Molly - "Fish for Breakfast" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an effort to boost their chances of getting pregnant, Molly encourages Mike to join her in giving up caffeine and eating healthier, causing them both to have major withdrawals.