Monday, September 27, 2010

The Hub Acquires More Sitcoms - Happy Days, Family Ties, Laverne and Shirley; Schedule for New Houston Classic TV Station

As we have mentioned a few times already, Discovery Kids is turning into The Hub on Sunday, October 10, 2010. We mentioned they have acquired two sitcoms--Doogie Howser, M.D. and The Wonder Years, but now we have the full schedule and it will consist of many sitcoms in primetime/late night!
These other sitcoms acquired are Happy Days, Family Ties, and Laverne & Shirley. The Hub has also acquired the half-hour 1960's Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward! This is totally unexpected indeed! We were told back at TCA that they would add about one more sitcom, but we get three more plus Batman!
The network's programming blocks are Pre-school (ages 2-5; 9am-1pm); Kids Afternoon/Kids Prime (ages 6-12; 1pm-6pm); Kids and Family Prime Access (6pm- 7pm); and Kids and Family Prime (7pm-1am). We will cover mostly 7pm and on. Kicking off the kids and family primetime block starting Monday, October 11 is Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show at 7pm. Then back-to-back episodes of Family Ties will air in the 8pm hour, leading into an episode each of The Wonder Years and Doogie Howser, M.D. at 9pm. Then airing back-to-back in the 10pm hour it is Happy Days! This is feeling like classic Nick at Nite! Airing at 11pm is Laverne & Shirley followed by Batman at 11:30pm. Airing at 12am is the animated Transformers – Generation 1 followed by G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero at 12:30am. From 1am-6am will be encores of the same series starting at 7pm.
Among the notable highlights during the day is Fraggle Rock (8:30am, 1:30pm & 2pm), Batman Beyond (7:30am & 5:30pm), and Men in Black: The Series (6:30am & 4:30pm).
This is certainly good news that The Hub will be airing 5 sitcoms and the classic Batman! They also are airing a few older animated series that we pointed out, but the sitcoms and Batman are what we are most interested in and will cover. Stay tuned for more information and this is a network to watch! We will post the entire schedule as soon as we get the first full week schedule so we don't miss anything, as of now the first three days are only available.

Last week we told you the news that KAZH in Houston will turn from a Spanish station to an English classic TV station starting today (Sept. 27). And now we have the schedule for your lucky people in Houston! The station will change its call letters to KUBE. They will air series from the CBS Paramount library along with a few Universal series as well it seems. Among the comedies airing are Happy Days, Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, Family Ties, Taxi, The Brady Bunch, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy and Saved by the Bell, along with dramas like Hunter, Star Trek, Little House, Perry Mason and Quincy ME. Weekends will be filled with classic dramas like The A-Team, Dragnet, and Adam-12.
View the FULL Houston's KUBE-TV schedule. Thanks to reader Michael Dudas from Houston for his updates on this!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January)

The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek) Married with Children - Seasons 7 and 8 (Mill Creek) The Facts of Life - The Complete Series Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season

01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 5 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Season 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - The Cosby Show - Seasons 5 & 6 (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Girls - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Seven (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Season Eight (Mill Creek)
01/06 - Married with Children - Seasons Seven and Eight (Mill Creek)
01/13 - The Big House - The Complete Series
01/13 - Episodes - The Third Season
01/13 - The Facts of Life - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory
01/20 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Second Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 27

New Girl - "Landline" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Coach's liaison with the school nurse (guest star Erinn Hayes) gets messy, vice principal Jess must enforce a new, “no fraternization” policy among the teachers. But the tables soon get turned when she finds herself attracted to the hot new science teacher (guest star Julian Morris). Meanwhile, Nick is enjoying being Schmidt and Winston’s secretary, after the loft gets a new home phone.

The Mindy Project - "The Devil Wears Lands' End" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mindy gets herself and Danny into trouble when she tries to fix the practice’s image in the eyes of the hospital’s new head of obstetrics. Meanwhile, Peter puts his grudge against Jeremy aside when he discovers that his colleague’s beer pong skills could help him beat TV creator Shonda Rhimes (guest-starring as herself), the reigning Dartmouth Alumni Match champion.

Parks and Recreation - "Gryzzlbox" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leslie and Ben suspect that Gryzzl is invading the privacy of Pawnee residents. April addresses the new Parks and Rec interns, while Tom helps Andy renegotiate a contract.

Parks and Recreation - "Save J.J's" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Leslie holds a rally in an attempt to keep JJ’s Diner from closing. Tom surprises Donna with the ultimate pre-wedding gift.

Marry Me - "Friend Me" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
While preparing for the wedding, Annie (Casey Wilson) realizes that Jake (Ken Marino) needs more groomsmen to match her nine bridesmaids and makes a concerted effort to reunite Jake with his long lost friends. Once “The Boyz” are back in their lives however, Annie finds herself competing with them over who knows Jake the best. She also learns that Daniel (guest star Jerry O’Connell, “The League”) may be the real reason behind Jake’s falling out with his friends. Meanwhile, Gil (John Gemberling) persuades Dennah (Sarah Wright Olsen) to join him in his newest business venture - diet shakes.

About a Boy - "About a Hook" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
With the help of Andy (Al Madrigal), Will (David Walton) gets music mogul Johnny Idalis (guest star Greg Germann) to listen to a new song he wrote, however Johnny isn’t impressed with the hook. Meanwhile, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) grows upset and frustrated with Chris (guest star Chris Diamantopoulos) and Fiona’s (Minnie Driver) growing relationship and flees to crash with Will, who is left struggling to juggle writing a catchy hook and the complications of his new roommate.

Ground Floor - "The Mansfield Who Came to Dinner" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Brody panics when Jenny invites the cultured and sophisticated Mansfield over to their zero bedroom, half bathroom 'palace' for dinner to thank him for paying for college. Harvard and Lindsay are the perfect couple who never, ever fight. That is until all their pent up tension explodes in the middle of Jenny's dinner party. When Threepeat gets his 15 minutes of fame as a financial correspondent, he freezes up until he gets a little on camera help from former childstar Derrick.

Cougar Town - "Waiting for Tonight" TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Grayson makes a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town, and he and Jules are determined to make it despite constant obstacles. Andy rents a special costume for Stan's birthday, but he has trouble getting it off. And Ellie starts ghost tweeting for Laurie, eventually getting lost in her new character.

Sirens - "Superdick" (USA Network, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After saving a landlord with a nut allergy, Johnny finds the perfect apartment to share with Theresa; Brian tries to understand his relationship with Voodoo.

Sirens - "Johnny Nightingale" (USA Network, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Johnny has an encounter with an overly grateful patient; Brian agrees to escort an injured girl to her prom.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 26) (All times ET unless noted)

Tuesday, January 27

  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Catch Patton on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tony Danza (Who's the Boss?/Taxi) - Tony stops by The Late Late Show at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Norton (Louie) - Jim appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Rainn visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin talks about It's Only a Play on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) - Michaela guest co-hosts The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Roseanne Barr (Roseanne) - Roseanne is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Steve visits LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.