Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New York City Locals Fall 2010 Schedules; New Dancing with the Stars Cast Features Sitcom Stars

It's that time of year again...fall 2010 schedules for New York City stations! I have for you the full schedules for WNYW, WWOR and WPIX. Unfortunately, I couldn't obtain the schedules for WABC, WCBS, and WNBC at press time, but they rarely make changes and we have info on new shows coming to those stations still. Independent WLNY's schedule also is not known at this time.
We'll start with WNYW's (Fox5) Fall 2010 schedule. New series this fall are Swift Justice with Nancy Grace airing back-to-back at 2pm & 2:30pm starting Sept. 13 and True Hollywood Story will air Sunday nights at 1am starting Sept. 26. Everything else is will not be new, but we do have some time changes. Judge Jeannine Pirro moves from weekdays at 2pm to 12 noon, replacing the second run of TMZ and a third run of Judge Alex. Also, leaving the line-up totally will be Saved by the Bell (Saturdays 7am) starting Sept. 25 and American Idol Rewind (Saturday & Sunday nights at 1am) starting Sept. 26. Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition will replace Saved by the Bell on Saturdays at 7am. American Latino and Latination will air Saturday nights in the 1am hour coming from sister network WWOR.
Sister network WWOR (My9) will be making more changes than WNYW in Fall 2010. New series this fall are Don't Forget the Lyrics weekdays at 2pm & 2:30pm starting Sept. 20, Meet the Browns weekdays at 4:30pm & Sundays at 6:30pm starting Sept. 20, How I Met Your Mother Mon-Sat at 7pm & 7:30pm starting Sept. 13, The Closer Sundays at 8pm & 9pm starting Sept. 19, The Unit Sunday nights at 11pm & 12am starting Sept. 26, and Mystery Hunters E/I Wednesdays at 7am starting Sept. 29. Joining the schedule from WPIX will be South Park airing weeknights at 12:35am starting Sept. 13. Among the series leaving are Half & Half, Bernie Mac, Malcolm in the Middle, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, and Jack Hanna: Into the Wild. All of those series are leaving broadcast syndication. Current series moving to new timeslots are America's Funniest Home Videos to weekdays at 7:30am starting Sept. 20, That '70s Show weekdays at 8:30am starting Sept. 7, Divorce Court and Judge Alex will swap the 11am & 12pm hours starting Sept. 13, The Wendy Williams Show will move to weekdays at 5pm starting Sept. 13, as My Wife & Kids moves to 3pm and Everybody Hates Chris moves to 3:30pm. House of Payne moves to the 4pm hour starting Sept. 20 and the late airing moves to 11:35pm starting Sept. 13. The King of Queens moves to 6:30pm & 10pm starting Sept. 13 sharing the hour with Everybody Loves Raymond. In late nights, My Name is Earl will air at 12:05am starting week of Sept. 13, while Law & Order: SVU moves to 1:05am. As for weekends, House will now air Saturdays at 8pm & 9pm starting Sept. 18 and Bones will air on weekends at 10pm.
Moving on to WPIX's (CW11) Fall 210 schedule. New series this fall are Judge Karen's Court weekdays at 2pm & 2:30pm, The New Adventures of Old Christine weekdays at 5pm & 5:30pm and Sundays at 7pm & 7:30pm starting Sept. 13, Curb Your Enthusiasm weeknights at 11:30pm & Sundays at 12am starting Sept. 13, Entourage Sun-Fri nights at 12:30am starting Sept. 13 American Dad!Saturday nights at 9pm & 9:30pm and 12am & 12:30am starting Sept. 25, Stargate Universe Saturday nights at 1am starting Sept. 18, and Ugly Betty Sundays at 8pm & 9pm starting Sept. 19. Weekly E/I programs have M@dAbout and Young Icons airing Saturdays in the 12pm hour and Career Day Sundays at 12:30pm joining Eco Company. CW Daytime is now only one hour at 4pm with the Best of Tyra Banks. Among the series leaving are Street Court, Legend of the Seeker, Chappelle's Show, Brian McKnight Show, Reno 911 and The Hills. Current series moving to new times are Inside Edition to weekdays at 3pm, Friends' third airing moves to 12am, According to Jim moves to 1:30am, and George Lopez moves to 2:30am. Frasier moves to weekend late night/mornings airing early Saturday mornings from 4:30am-5:30am and early Sunday mornings from 4am-5:30am. Classic TV wise, The Honeymooners remain late nights on Sunday nights, while The Odd Couple will lead into Frasier on late Friday night/early Saturday morning at 4am. The Jeffersons airs as filler from time to time. Star Trek: The Next Generation remains weeknights at 3am. And WPIX News at 6 returns to weekends only, airing at 6pm leading into Friends.
Elsewhere, WABC (ABC7) will air Brothers and Sisters on late Saturday nights after the news at about 12:05am due to college football. LOST will have its final airing on October 3 and Grey's Anatomy remains on WABC Sunday nights at 11:35am & 12:35am. For WCBS (CBS2), Criminal Minds and NUMB3RS will replace CSI: NY and CSI: Miami on weekends after the news. And WNBC (NBC4) will make the most drastic changes of the big three stations, with Martha Stewart Show moving to Hallmark, they will air the new series Access Hollywood Live at 11am starting Sept. 13. With The Bonnie Hunt Show canceled, they will now air Real Housewives at 2pm leading into The Nate Berkus Show at 3pm replacing Deal Or No Deal. As we mentioned, we don't have any details on WLNY-55. They will lose LOST on October 4, though, as it leaves local syndication after two seasons. The series finale will air the weekend of Oct. 3-4 on all stations airing the program.
View the FULL Fall 2010 schedules for WNYW, WWOR, and WPIX in New York City! And view the full list of new series coming to local syndication. Stay tuned for updates, if any. From New York, goodnight!

The Dancing with the Stars Season 11 cast was officially revealed last night in primetime and it will actually feature many stars who have starred or are starring on sitcoms. Among the stars who have been on sitcoms include: Brandy (Moesha/Thea), Margaret Cho (All American Girl), Rick Fox (The Game), Jennifer Grey (It's Like You Know...), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) and Kyle Massey (Cory in the House). Stars like Rick Fox and Jennifer Grey aren't known as sitcom stars, though as Rick Fox was an NBA player and Grey is a movie star. Here is the full cast:
Michael Bolton (singer), Brandy (singer/actress), Margaret Cho (comedienne/actress), Rick Fox (former NBA player/actor), Jennifer Grey (actress), David Hasselhoff (actor/singer), Florence Henderson (actress/talk show host), Kyle Massey (Disney star), Bristol Palin (daughter of Sarah Palin), Audrina Patridge (reality TV star), Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino (reality TV star), and Kurt Warner (NFL quarterback).
All 12 couples will dance for the first time on live national television on Monday, September 20 from 8:00-10:01 p.m. ET/PT, with couples either performing the Viennese Waltz or Cha Cha. The couple with the lowest combined judges' scores and public votes for their performance will be sent home the next night on Tuesday, September 21 from 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET in an expanded edition of the Dancing with the Stars the Results Show. Music legend Santana and rock band Daughtry are slated to perform. The Results Show will move to its regular time of 9:00-10:00 p.m. the following week (September 28). Other key dates:
Dancing with the Stars: 200th Episode Celebration - Monday, Nov. 1 & Tuesday, Nov. 2 (Times are TBD)
Dancing with the Stars: The Finals - Monday, Nov. 22 (Time is TBD)
Dancing with the Stars: The Grand Finale - Tuesday, Nov. 23 (Time is TBD)
Read more about the stars for season 11.


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

Bob's Burgers - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
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.

Complete TV Listings


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.