Thursday, September 30, 2010

TBS Schedule Changes When Conan Starts; Greatest TV Holiday Moments on Nov. 26 on Fox

TBS made a schedule change this week to get ready for the launch of Conan O'Brien's new talk show starting Monday, Nov. 8. TBS moved the Lopez Tonight encore to 1am, bumping Sex and the City to the 4am hour. The TBS late move now airs at 2am. But what happens when Conan starts? Effective Monday, Nov. 8, Conan will air Mon-Thurs at 11pm, as Lopez Tonight moves to its new time of 12am. This means My Name is Earl will no longer air from 12-1am, instead the sitcom will move to weekdays at 5pm replacing one of the Everybody Loves Raymond airings. Raymond will still air from 1:30pm-3pm every weekday. Back to late night, encores of Conan and Lopez Tonight will air at 1am and 2am, so the Lopez Tonight encore moves back to 2am after over a month at 1am. The TBS late movie moves back to 3am, so this means Sex and the City is gone at 4am and totally off the schedule. But TBS is losing the rights to the show, as we mentioned E! and style have acquired the series beginning in January, 2011.
Elsewhere on TBS November, we mentioned already that original series Glory Daze airs Tuesdays at 10pm starting Nov. 16. TBS will air a movie marathon on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 25) from 10am-4pm leading into a special block of The Office and My Name is Earl from 4pm-7pm. The day after on Friday, Nov. 26 it's the Seinfeld Happy Festivus marathon from 11am-8pm. Also, TBS gets into the holiday spirit early with the classic holiday special Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Friday, Nov. 19 at 8pm and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7pm.

Speaking of the holiday season, celebrate the start of the holiday season with TV's Greatest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special (working title), an all-new holiday event airing Friday, Nov. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox.
The two-hour special will count down the Top 40 holiday moments of all time gathered from holiday sitcoms, dramas, variety specials, late-night programs and sketch shows. Relive television's most memorable holiday scenes and laugh, cry and remember the reason for the season.
We wonder what classic sitcom holiday moments will be included? Maybe Mrs. Brady singing and getting her voice back on Christmas morning on The Brady Bunch? Or perhaps one of the Bewitched holiday episodes? Watch and see on Nov. 26!

New on DVD/Blu-ray (November)

The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Remastered Series (DVD) Maude - The Complete Third Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Final (Fourth) Season McHale's Navy - The Complete Series Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Fourth Season

11/03 - Californication - The Complete Series
11/03 - Getting On - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
11/03 - Hank (1965-66) - The Complete Series
11/03 - I Love Lucy - The Complete Series
11/03 - Men at Work - The Complete Second Season
11/03 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/03 - 'Til Death - The Complete Third Season
11/10 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Remastered Series (DVD)
11/10 - Maude - The Complete Third Season
11/10 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Final (Fourth) Season
11/17 - The Comedians - The Complete Series
11/17 - Cristela - The Complete First Season
11/17 - McHale's Navy - The Complete Series
11/17 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Fourth Season
11/17 - Weird Loners - The Complete Series
11/24 - George Lopez - The Complete Sixth Seaon
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 1

The Muppets - "Going, Going, Gonzo" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
after a show-stopping duet with Miss Piggy on “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Scooter, Pepe and the gang for poker night; The Great Gonzo gears up to perform his dream stunt; and Dave Grohl challenges Animal to a drum-off.

Fresh Off the Boat - "We Done Son" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jessica and Honey’s friendship hits a rough patch after an argument about the investment property. Louis’s old friend Barry (J.B. Smoove) overstays his welcome. And Eddie starts a part-time job working for DMX.

Grandfathered - "Jimmy & Sons" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy hires Gerald as the new host at his restaurant and gives him a crash course in hospitality. Meanwhile, Vanessa teaches Sara how to take sexy photos for Bruce (guest star Andy Daly), and Annelise encourages Ravi to crack down on the comedy in the kitchen.

The Grinder - "Grinder Rests in Peace" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
“The Grinder: New Orleans” -- a spinoff of the original hit series, asks Dean to film a scene giving closure to his beloved character, Mitch Grinder. Not surprisingly, Dean struggles with being replaced by his TV brother, Rake (guest star Timothy Olyphant). Meanwhile Stewart, who has also been feeling replaced by his brother in Ethan's eyes, jumps at the opportunity to get Dean back into acting and out of his hair.

Family Time - "Bright Lights, Dusty House" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tony's mother comes over to help out now that Lisa has started a full time job; Donnie convinces tony to shoot an ad for his business.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 30)

Tuesday, December 1

  • Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy/American Dad!) - Catch Seth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Paul Reiser (Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Krysten Ritter (Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - Krysten is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ted Danson (Cheers/Becker) - Ted appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement) - Oliver visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Michaela Watkins (Trophy Wife) - Michaela is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Full House) - Bob is a guest on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson (The Game/The Steve Harvey Show) - Wendy guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry join Chrissy Teigen in the kitchen to make breakfast toast cups and crème brûlée on FABLife, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Mindy is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace appears on People Now.