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 (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

Sunday, December 11

The Simpsons - "The Nightmare After Krustmas" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Krusty tries to impress his daughter as they spend Christmas with the Simpsons. Meanwhile, Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts after church attendance plummets, and Maggie is haunted by a spooky Christmas toy.

Son of Zorn - "The War on Grafelnik" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Torn between Edie’s Christmas and Zorn’s Grafelnik – the Zephyrian holiday of revenge – Alan realizes he can play his parents off each other to get better presents.

Family Guy - "How the Griffin Stole Christmas" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter is asked to fill in for the mall Santa, until he gets drunk on the power when he realizes that Santa can get away with anything. Meanwhile, Stewie and Brian crash holiday office parties for the free food, drama and women.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Spread the holiday cheer with “The Dick Van Dyke Show – Now in Living Color!,” a new one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Series creator and co-star Carl Reiner personally supervised the colorization of the episodes.

The special features the groundbreaking episode “That’s My Boy??” and “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time.” Both episodes were written by Bill Persky & Sam Denoff. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set – at the beginning and end of the hour – with no interruption between the episodes.

In “That’s My Boy??,” as Rob and Laura host a dinner party with a few friends, Rob recalls the hectic days after their son Ritchie was born, when he was sure the hospital had given him and Laura the wrong baby. The episode, originally broadcast on Sept. 25, 1963, was the third season premiere.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

Bizaardvark - "Agh, Humbug" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bernie gets bummed about not being invited to the Vuuugler-only holiday party, so the gang tries to turn him into an overnight online star so that he can attend, too.

Best Friends Whenever - "Revenge of the Past" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Shelby gets trapped in the 16th century after trying to save Daisy from marriage, so the friends join forces to help rescue her.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 12)

Monday, December 12

  • Jennifer Lawrence (The Bill Engvall Show) - Watch Jennifer Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also chats about the film Why Him? on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Olivia is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Matthew stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Will talks about Collateral Beauty on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Henry will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) - Megan is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.