Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ION Television August 2010 Has No Family Feud; My Boys Season 3 Marathon In Time for Season 4

ION Television will make some more daytime changes to its schedule in August 2010. The changes actually will start on Monday, July 26, and will see Family Feud leave the line-up. The series currently airs during a weekday two-hour block from 3-5pm. A three-hour block of Ghost Whisperer will air instead from 3-6pm, as Ghost Whisperer was already airing at 5. Ghost Whisperer's 6pm hour will be replaced by Without a Trace, so that series will air weekdays from 6-9pm. Everything else on weekdays will remain the same as it is now.
On weekends, Sundays will now have movies start a bit earlier, so M*A*S*H and My Name is Earl won't have set times anymore and will air anywhere usually from 3-5pm or 3-4:30pm. Whatever happens, Earl will air twice.
ION Television movie premieres for August 2010 are The Fifth Element (1997), The Siege (1998), The Whole Ten Yards (2004), and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). Encore airings for the month are The Pledge, Disclosure, Paycheck, Bloodsport, Cocktail, Running Scared, Elektra, Daredevil, and Men of Honor.
View the full ION Television August 2010 schedule and movie airings.

As fans of TBS's comedy series My Boys eagerly await the launch of the fourth season, TBS is offering new and returning viewers a chance to catch up on what happened during the third season. The day before the new season begins, TBS will present a three-hour marathon of the best episodes from last season. The My Boys marathon kicks off Saturday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The fourth season of the series launches Sunday, July 25, with two back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
If you don't know by now, My Boys is a fresh and wry comedy that follows the lives of a Chicago sportswriter and her circle of mostly guy friends. Jordana Spiro stars, along with Kyle Howard, Reid Scott, Michael Bunin, Jamie Kaler and Kellee Stewart. During the fourth season PJ (Spiro) and her boyfriend, Bobby (Howard), get some sobering news about the true financial state of Bobby's family. In addition, the poor economy is putting a dent in Kenny's (Bunin) business, prompting Mike (Kaler) to consider other career opportunities. And as Stephanie (Stewart) prepares to start work on a second book, her first draws the attention of a Hollywood producer.
The episodes airing of TBS's My Boys marathon on Saturday, July 24 from 12:30pm-3:30pm are "Welcome Back Kalla Fotter," "Private Eyes," "Decathlon: Part Deux," "Madder of Degrees," "Facebook the Past," and "Spring Training."
My Boys premiered on TBS in November 2006, quickly scoring high ratings and critical acclaim. It ended that year as ad-supported cable's #1 original sitcom among key adult demos, households and viewers. Last year, the show's third season averaged 1.5 million viewers and 1.1 adults 18-49. The season's average delivery of adults 18-34 (784,000) marked an 11% increase over the prior season.

On a related note, My Boys seasons two and three will be on DVD next week(July 20). Look for our DVD review soon.


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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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.