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 (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First 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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Donna’s cousin, Irene (Claire Coffee), comes to visit with her chatty husband, Stuart (Alexander Chaplin), Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with them by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies, including his neighbor, Rootger (Bas Rutten).

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Superior Donuts - "Trust Me" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop’s bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Jessica Shmessica" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Christopher Gorham) invites Caroline to a party to meet his family, she is eager to make a good impression but isn’t prepared for the torch that his mother and sisters still carry for Bobby’s ex-girlfriend. Also, Caroline’s nerves are even more frayed when the diner gang decides to tag along. Guest stars include Nora Dunn as Bobby’s mother, Teresa, and Kerri Kenney-Silver as his sister, Denise.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Monday, February 20

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.