Monday, August 02, 2010

ION Television Fall 2010 Schedule; TCA Summer 2010 Press Tour: Fox

We continue our fall 2010 schedules barrage with ION Television today. Yes, ION Television is not a cable network, but we always cover it and it is the only broadcast network to air a daily line-up of reruns. ION won't make many changes to the schedule this September, but they are losing the rights to NCIS, their strong performing Thursday series. NCIS will last air on ION on Thursday, Sept. 2, before more Criminal Minds takes over the two-hour block from 9-11pm. NCIS' two-year term has expired. It joined the line-up in September 2008. The show will still air on cable on USA Network and the season premiere is on Sept. 21 on CBS.
Other changes are another Criminal Minds at 8pm on Thursdays leading into the newly added hours on Thursdays from 9-11pm. And more Criminal Minds will be added on Fridays, starting Sept. 10 from 10pm-12am, cutting Without a Trace Friday blocks to 6pm-10pm. This means Criminal Minds now airs every weeknight at 10 and 11pm, along with 9pm on Mon-Tues, Thurs and 8pm on Thursdays. Without a Trace is now cut to weekdays 6pm and 7pm, along with 8pm (except Thurs), and 9pm on Wednesdays & Fridays. Ghost Whisperer remains weekdays from 3-6pm. On Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6), ION Television will present a marathon of legal drama Shark starring James Woods from 3pm-10pm with seven season two episodes.
On weekends, movies continue to rule, with M*A*S*H leading in from 3-4pm on Saturdays and My Name is Earl on Sundays from 3-4pm then movies air for the rest of the schedule from 4pm-12am. Movie premieres for the month are In Her Shoes, The Family Stone, A Knights Tale, Pay It Forward, Back to the Future, Back to the Future II, Back to the Future III, and Death Wish. Encore airings for the month are Pale Rider, Outlaw Josey Wales, Blood Work, and March of the Penguins.
We are not yet sure if ION Television will have any changes in October, so stay with us in the coming weeks for that. Let's hope they add another sitcom or two to the line-up filled with dramas. View the ION Television September 2010 schedule and come on back tomorrow for another installment of the fall schedules barrage!

Today is Fox's turn at the TCA Summer 2010 press tour. And once again our pal Mike of TVTango.com has live coverage! As always, you can ask a question to a panel member and he will try to get it answered for you! View his live coverage all day!
Up first was breakfast with the cast of the new Fox Friday series Human Target and The Good Guys. Then it was on to the first panel of the day with new Monday drama Lone Star. The next panel was for new Tuesday comedy Running Wilde. Then it was on to the executive session with Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. Some of the things we learned were: Terra Nova, the new family adventure drama series executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga and David Fury, will preview in May 2011 on Fox prior to its series premiere in the fall (like Glee did). Jason O'Mara (Life on Mars) has been cast in the lead role of Jim Shannon, the patriarch of the show's central family. As previously announced, Emmy Award winner Alex Graves will direct the pilot, and Emmy Award-winning executive producer and director Jon Cassar has joined the series as an executive producer and series director. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Hugh Laurie, Halle Berry, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Scioscia, Martha Stewart, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Cheech & Chong, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Alyson Hannigan, Danica Patrick, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Joe Mantegna are among the guest voices for Season 22 of The Simpsons. From the network that brought you The Teen Choice Awards, now brings anothe fan voting awards series, this time for country music. The inaugural American Country Awards (ACAs) will air live from Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 6 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox. The two-hour special will feature performances and appearances by the year's chart-topping country artists and will be the first country music awards show where the fans determine the winners. COME ON BACK FOR MORE UPDATES...KEEP REFRESHING AND DON'T FORGET TO ASK QUESTIONS TO TVTANGO!
After the executive session it was on to lunch and to watch a live table read for Fox Sunday animated comedy American Dad! Pretty cool to watch a table read. Then it was off to the third panel of the day with another new Fox Tuesday comedy Raising Hope. The fourth panel was next with Fox's summer reality series MasterChef. And finally the final panel was for Glee, which returns for its second season now on Tuesdays at 8.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 25

The Big Bang Theory - "The Decision Reverberation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Koothrappali is worried people won’t take him seriously in his own field after publishing a paper that suggests he may have discovered alien life. Also, Leonard wants to be the principal investigator on a plasma physics study.

Young Sheldon - "A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Unhappy that school funds are going towards football rather than academics, Sheldon decides to run for class president.

Mom - "Triple Dip and an Overhand Grip" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Tammy revisit childhood memories on a trip to their old foster home. Also, Christy and Jill regret accepting a date with two guys from their AA meeting.

Life in Pieces - "Misery Turd Name Pills" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
While Joan is bedridden recovering from surgery, she persuades Sophia to spend time with her, which she quickly regrets. Also, Jen and Greg select a name for their new baby only to learn that Matt and Colleen chose the same one; Colleen and Matt invite the family over to get to know Morgan (Joey King); and Heather has a new business idea.

Superstore - "QuinceaƱera" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jonah (Ben Feldman) struggles to find his place at Amy’s (America Ferrera) daughter Emma’s quinceaƱera, while Dina (Lauren Ash) proves very popular with some teenage boys. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Mateo (Nico Santos) are obsessed with seeing Amy cry.

A.P. Bio - "Sweet Low Road" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When budget cuts threaten to gut Whitlock and put his job in jeopardy, Jack recruits Mary, Stef, and Michelle to take down the Superintendent. Durbin plans an appeal to the heart, while the students plan an appeal to the soul.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Tickling Clocks" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
In an episode that takes place in real time, Jake and the squad must track down a hacker who has infiltrated the Nine-Nine's servers. Rosa deals with relationship issues. Hitchcock and Scully attempt to cook the perfect lasagna.

Abby's - "Mail Bin" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Abby finds a letter from her estranged father in a pile of unopened mail and opens up to the group about their fraught relationship.

Better Things - "The Unknown" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam gets theatrical.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Thursday, April 25

  • Paul Rudd (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/Wild Oats) - Catch Paul on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Susan Kelechi Watson (Louie) - Susan is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan (Tacoma PD) - Steve and Kevin are guests on E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential) - Bradley stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Diedrich Bader (American Housewife/Veep/The Drew Carey Show) - Diedrich visits The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about Life in Pieces on People Now at 12pm.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (The Conners/The McCarthys/Getting On/Roseanne) - Laurie talks about Hillary & Clinton on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the BUILD SERIES at 3pm.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) - Billy and Ben talk about Standing Up, Falling Down on the BUILD Series at 1pm.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

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02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
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02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
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04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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