Thursday, June 17, 2010

No Better off Ted Tonight, But ABC Is Burning Off Episodes of Canceled Series; GMC Spends Father's Day with Cosby

The NBA's Los Angeles Lakers forced a game 7 for the NBA Finals on Tuesday, so that means the final two episodes of Better Off Ted won't air tonight (Thursday). ABC planned to air the final two episodes of the canceled sitcom if the final game of the NBA Finals wasn't necessary, but it is now. No word yet on when Better Off Ted will be rescheduled, but I think they will reschedule. They are even airing the final two episodes of canceled crime drama the forgotten on Saturday, July 3 from 9-11pm ET/PT, so I think Better Off Ted will be rescheduled as well. ABC has just announced it will air the final two episodes of Eastwick on Saturday, July 10 from 9-11pm ET/PT as well. ABC still has a few other canceled series with remaining episodes including sitcoms Hank (5 episodes) and Romantically Challenged (2 episodes). Hopefully they get to air as well, especially the latter. ABC also has an episode each of drama The Deep End and reality series Find My Family on the shelf. ABC also has one episode of Shark Tank left, but that series still has a shot in returning. Stay with us if any or all of these get scheduled.
Obviously ABC would MUCH rather have a deciding NBA Finals game tonight rather than two burn-off episodes of Better Off Ted and four repeats of Cougar Town. The NBA Finals had 3 games that were only needed if necessary, and all three did end up being necessary. If this past Sunday's game was not necessary two repeats each of AFV and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition would have aired from 7-11pm. And if Tuesday's game was not necessary, two repeats of Wipeout and a repeat of Primetime: What Would You Do? would have aired instead.
In other ABC summer schedule updates, Primetime: What Would You Do? returns to ABC Fridays on July 9 at 9pm ET/PT and Castle repeats will move to Wednesdays at 10pm ET starting July 14.
Enjoy the game tonight and I bet we will see Better Off Ted rescheduled, so not to worry!

Gospel Music Channel (GMC) will celebrate Father's Day this coming Sunday (June 20) with a marathon of the 1996-2000 CBS sitcom Cosby. You can of course catch the 1996-2000 sitcom every weeknight at 11pm & 11:30pm (since February), but this marathon will air from 11am-9pm ET on Father's Day. Classic episodes will air including the first episode, where Hilton Lucas (Bill Cosby) wakes up from a nightmare about losing his job only to be reminded by his wife Ruth Lucas (Phylicia Rashad) that he did indeed lose it. His desire to stay busy gets in the way when he starts fixing things that aren't broken. The marathon will be followed by the gmc network premiere of the 2000 movie Pay It Forward starring Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, and Kevin Spacey at 9pm ET (and a Cosby episode at 11:30pm ET). And if that's not all, you can enter a contest for your chance to win a GMC sweatshirt autographed by Bill Cosby himself! Enter the contest and watch clips from Cosby. How cool! View episode info for the Cosby Father's Fay marathon.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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