Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hallmark Channel Acquires New Family Drama; Fox Announces Fall 2010 Premiere Dates

The Hallmark Channel has acquired another series. This time it is a drama and will premiere in less than 2 weeks on Monday, July 26, 2010. Beginning July 26, Doc, starring Billy Ray Cyrus, joins the schedule Monday-Friday at 6pm. Doc is already airing on cable network GMC (Gospel Music Channel) during weekdays at 3pm and 10pm, but it is unclear as of this writing if they will still air it come July 26. I'm guessing they will, though. Doc originally aired from 2001-2004 on PAX (now known as ION Television) and it last aired on ION Television around late 2007. It joined the GMC line-up in June, 2009.
So what is it replacing? First, beginning next Monday (July 19, 2010), another airing of Little House on the Prairie will replace an hour of M*A*S*H in the 5pm hour. Also, for week of July 19 only at 6pm, Touched by an Angel will replace the second hour of M*A*S*H. Then the following week Doc takes over, as we mentioned. This means M*A*S*H is off the line-up totally once again after this week. Little House on the Prairie will be extended to 3-6pm and Touched by an Angel will air 6-9pm next week, before Doc takes that 6pm hour starting July 26.
Everything else remains intact, and yes that means the sitcoms like Who's the Boss?, I Love Lucy, The Golden Girls, The Partridge Family, and Cheers! Hallmark says M*A*S*H is on a hiatus only...so stay with us if it returns at some point again. And of course we will let you know the Hallmark Channel Fall schedule in a few weeks in our annual Fall schedules barrage! Stay with us!

Fox has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series. The 2010-2011 season on Fox will kick off with a special premiere week beginning Monday, Sept. 20. House returns for a seventh season Monday, Sept. 20 at 8:00 PM ET/PT followed by the series premiere of drama Lone Star at 9:00 PM ET/PT. This fall, Tuesdays feature a night of pitch-perfect comedy beginning Sept. 21 with the return of Glee now at 8:00 PM ET/PT and the series premieres of new family comedy Raising Hope in the 9:00 PM ET/PT half-hour and new romantic comedy Running Wilde at 9:30 PM ET/PT starring Will Arnett and Keri Russell. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, things heat up for Gordon Ramsay in the two-hour premiere of the eighth season of Hell's Kitchen from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. The series will run two-hour episodes until Nov. 10 when Lie to Me returns Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, shifting Hell's to 9:00 PM ET/PT. The thrill is on Thursdays when both Bones (8:00 PM ET/PT) and Fringe (9:00 PM ET/PT) return beginning Sept. 23.
Action-packed weekends kick off Fridays with the return of Human Target on a new night, at 8:00 PM ET/PT and the fall premiere of The Good Guys at 9:00 PM ET/PT) on Sept. 24. Saturdays are still the most arresting night of television with the season premieres of Cops at 8:00 and 8:30 PM ET/PT - celebrating its milestone 800th episode - and America's Most Wanted at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Sept. 11. Sundays will still be the home of Animation Domination, as it makes its return Sept. 26 with the season premieres of The Simpsons at 8:00 PM ET/PT, The Cleveland Show at 8:30 PM ET/PT and a one-hour special installment of Family Guy in the 9:00 PM ET/PT hour. American Dad! will mark its milestone 100th episode with its season premiere, the following week on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 PM ET/PT.
Now we have Fox joining ABC and The CW in announcing Fall 2010 premiere dates. NBC and CBS are still to come, so stay with us. View the Fox Fall 2010 premiere dates in a list form.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 9

Last Man Standing - "Help Wanted" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Since losing her teaching job, Vanessa has been spending her time hovering over the family, and it’s driving everyone nuts. Over at Kristin and Ryan’s house, Ryan and Kyle are wrapped-up in a zombie face-off to determine who knows the most about zombies and how to survive an apocalypse. Unable to land a new gig, Vanessa becomes discouraged, but Mike does everything he can to get her back doing what she loves.

Dr. Ken - "Ken's Apology" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Ken wants to apologize to a patient for missing an important medical detail, Pat advises against it, and the situation gets out of hand. Meanwhile, D.K. shakes things up at Dave’s parent/teacher conference.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Friday, December 9

  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Watch Olivia on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tom Papa (Come to Papa) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones) - Sarah whips up a delicious treat on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Richard Kind (Spin City/Mad About You) - Richard is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer appears on Chelsea on Netflix.