Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WGN America Fall 2010 Schedule UPDATE: Dharma & Greg; TV Land Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Andy Griffith Show

A couple of weeks back we gave you details on WGN America's Fall 2010 schedule, now they have edited the schedule just a bit because they have acquired a new sitcom! WGN America has acquired the '90s sitcom Dharma & Greg and will start it on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010! The series last aired on FX and WE tv. WGN America will air Dharma & Greg Mon-Thurs at 7pm & 7:30pm ET (4-5pm PT) and also Sunday mornings at 10am & 10:30am ET. On Fridays, as we already mentioned Old Christine will air in the 7pm ET hour, so no Dharma there. The 7-8pm ET Dharma & Greg airings on Mon-Thurs will replace the previously scheduled America's Funniest Home Videos, which will slide to weekdays at 6pm ET. And then Cheers will slide back into the 5pm ET hour, where it is currently airing. What about Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie? They will each get a half-hour reduced because of these changes, with I Dream of Jeannie now at 4pm ET and Bewitched remaining at 4:30pm ET. That's too bad, but at least they are still on the schedule. Those Sunday morning Dharma & Greg airings will replace the planned Bewitched airings. The only other schedule change is long time staple Singstation! will remain on the schedule now, airing Saturday mornings in the 6am ET half-hour.
View the FULL and update WGN America Fall 2010 schedule. And stay tuned tomorrow for an all-new fall cable network schedule!

As we mentioned on our TV Land Fall 2010 Part 1 highlights, TV Land is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show this fall! Now we have some more details! TV Land is counting down the days leading up to the golden anniversary of the highly acclaimed series starring Andy Griffith and Ron Howard - The Andy Griffith Show - with "50 Days of Andy," Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM ET/PT. Each day during this block, TV Land will share fun show facts and showcase special episodes selected by celebrities and Andy Griffith super fans. From now through September 22nd viewers can log on to tvland.com/andy to vote for their all-time favorite episodes, from when we first meet Andy and Opie to the hilarious episode when Andy and Barney eat all of Aunt Bee’s homemade pickles. Fans can log onto TVLand.com/andy now to see which episodes are in the running.
The final results of the voting will air on Saturday, September 25 from 8:00AM-9:00PM ET/PT and Sunday, September 26 from 8:00AM-8:30 PM ET/PT during a 50th Anniversary top 50 countdown. TVLand.com/andy also includes nostalgic photo galleries, bios, trivia, and games for Andy Griffith fans of all ages.
The tribute does not stop there as TV Land will also celebrate on Sunday, October 3, the actual anniversary of the series debut, with a special marathon of landmark episodes beginning at 4:00 PM ET/PT. We will have more details on the October portion of the anniversary on an upcoming blog post highlighting TV Land October 2010, as we will call that TV Land Fall 2010 Part 2. So stay with us!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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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