Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ION Television Adds More Programming Hours in October 2010; The Flintstones 50th Anniversary Event on Boomerang

ION Television will add more programming hours in October 2010! ION will now program the 12am hour every night starting Monday, Sept. 27. Additionally, starting Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3, ION will add two additional hours on weekends, adding the 1pm & 2pm hours. Weekdays 1pm & 2pm will still be paid programming. So what will be in these new hours? Weeknights at 12am will have more Criminal Minds on Monday & Tuesday nights, while Without a Trace airs the rest of the week in the hour from Wed-Fri nights. On weekends, the 12am hour will be a continuation of movies, while the afternoon 1-3pm block will be mostly movies with some filler time for My Name is Earl and M*A*S*H. Both of those comedies are no longer weekend regulars and will just be filler.
The rest of the ION October 2010 schedule is the same as it is now, which means lots of Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds and Without a Trace on weekdays and movies on weekends. Movies for the month are premieres of Changing Lanes (2002), Snake Eyes (1998), Scarface (1983), The Assassination of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Ford (2007), Proof Of Life (2000) and Hide and Seek (2005). Plenty of encores of these will air as well, along with Hard To Kill (1990).
View the full ION Television October 2010 schedule. And stay tuned still for more fall schedules as we still have Centric, GMC and a few others to give out.

On Sept. 30, 1960, at 8:30 p.m. on ABC, Hanna-Barbera introduced America to the first-ever prime time, animated half-hour series - The Flintstones - which
ran for six seasons on ABC. Seen by many as an animated homage to Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners, the modern Stone Age family has since inspired multiple spin-off series, scores of animated specials and TV movies, and two live-action feature films that each grossed more than $100 million at worldwide box-offices.
In celebration of this landmark series, Boomerang, Cartoon Network's all-classics commercial-free network, is saluting The Flintstones with a day & date airing of the original first episode, "The Flintstone Flyer," followed by an evening of Flintstone programming with two additional landmark episodes, "The Hot Piano" (9 p.m.) and "The Blessed Event" (9:30 p.m.) and the Columbia Pictures animated feature film, The Man Called Flintstone (10 p.m.)...and a full 24-hour marathon on Saturday, Oct. 2, of the 50 Greatest Flintstone episodes hand-selected by Boomerang programmers starting at 6 a.m. Episodes that will air include "Ann-Margrock Presents" and "Little Bamm-Bamm."
Additionally, CartoonNetwork.com will showcase a free online game, Bedrock Bowling, which challenges players to help Fred improve his game and earn a perfect score.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Ballers - The Complete First Season The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy Maude - The Complete Fifth Season Workaholics - Season Six Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series

06/14 - Ballers - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
06/14 - The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy
06/14 - The League - The Complete Series
06/14 - Maude - The Complete Fifth Season
06/14 - Survivor's Remorse - The Complete Second Season
06/21 - Workaholics - Season Six
06/24 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
06/28 - Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 2

Angel from Hell - "Angel Probation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy is required to perform 10 good deeds to earn her angel powers back after losing them by cheating at a game.

Angel from Hell - "Angel Appreciation Day" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy must play guardian angel to both Allison and Brad after Allison accidentally kills Brad’s angel, a honey bee. Actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy guest stars as Becky, the host of a shopping network featuring Allison and Marv’s line of skin care products.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 4)

Monday, July 4

  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) - Watch Will on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) - Shiri appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Grinder/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Perfect Couples) - Mary is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Susie is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sayeed Shahidi (Uncle Buck) - Sayeed visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Ugly Betty - The cast of Ugly Betty reunites on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.