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.


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

Monday, January 23

Kevin Can Wait - "Choke Doubt" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin brags about saving a man from choking after hearing how much attention his brother Kyle is receiving for saving a cat. Adam Ferrara guest stars as Bill, a man Kevin saves from choking, and “The Insider” correspondent Michael Yo guest stars as Tom, a morning show anchor who interviews Kyle.

Man with a Plan - "The Talk" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Adam and Andi have the dreaded “talk” with Teddy and Kate, their awkward approach makes the kids horribly uncomfortable.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Emergency Contractor" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Max and Caroline get home from their road trip, Caroline discovers she likes the dessert bar renovations as much as she likes Bobby (Christopher Gorham), the contractor on the job. Also, Max rushes to Randy’s side when she hears he’s in the hospital in New York City, and Sophie joins a mommy group that cares more about partying than baby talk.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conjugal Conjecture" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Sheldon’s mother and Leonard's father share an evening together, everyone deals with an awkward morning the next day. Also, Penny’s family arrives for the wedding ceremony, including her anxiety-ridden mother, Susan (Katey Sagal), and her drug dealing brother, Randall (Jack McBrayer). Dean Norris guest stars as Colonel Williams, an Air Force Representative from the Department of Materiel Command. Christine Baranski, Laurie Metcalf, Judd Hirsch and Keith Carradine return.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Monday, January 23

  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT, on Access Hollywood Live (check your local listings) and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Free Agents) - Kathryn will be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.