Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Logo Acquires Will & Grace Starting Fall 2013; My Generation Replaced By Grey's Encores

Logo announced that it has acquired the non-exclusive, basic cable rights to the groundbreaking comedic series Will & Grace in a four-year licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The agreement includes all 194 episodes spanning the complete eight seasons of the Emmy® and People's Choice® Award-winning comedy. Will & Grace is set to premiere on Logo in September of 2013.
Currently, Will & Grace is airing on cable on Lifetime and come Sept. 2013 Lifetime can still air it, as Logo's four-year deal is not exclusive. We are not sure when Lifetime's contract is up, but they can renew it...so it doesn't mean with it coming to Logo in Sept. 2013 that they won't air it anymore. We'll know I guess closer to the start date on Logo.
Logo airs series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but this is the first real sitcom they have acquired. Hopefully more will come. Will & Grace takes place in New York City and follows the lives of Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay man and mostly-uptight attorney, and his best friend Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a mostly-frantic straight woman who runs her own interior design firm.
Will & Grace stars Emmy® Award-Winners Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Notable guest stars in the series include, Woody Harrelson, Harry Connick, Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Geena Davis, Gregory Hines, Bobby Cannavale, Minnie Driver, Cher, Patrick Dempsey, Lily Tomlin, among many others.

ABC has scheduled previous week encores of Grey's Anatomy on Thursdays at 8pm for at least the next two weeks (Nov. 7 and 14). This is happening because ABC pulled freshman drama My Generation after just two airings, as the second episode dropped over 30% to a 1.1 18-49 rating. 8 episodes have been completed for that series, so 6 are left to air. No word if ABC will put it on abc.com or burn them off later in the year. The series joins Fox's Lone Star in the cancelation column.
Back to Thursdays at 8, no word yet on what will be the actual replacement, but it could be reality series Secret Millionaire. At earliest, it would start Oct. 21. It doesn't look like that or upcoming new drama Body of Proof will be used on Fridays as originally planned. The next two Thursdays will have Grey's repeats at 8 leading into a new episode at 9. We'll let you know as soon as we do what will occur after those two weeks. Also, the My Generation pilot was set to repeat this Friday (Oct. 8) at 9pm ET/PT, but now will be replaced by an encore of tonight's episode of No Ordinary Family, which did good for its pilot encore last week. Watch this show...it is fun!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, November 23

The Big Bang Theory - "The Holiday Summation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon and Amy visit Leonard and Penny for the first time since the holidays and share details about their terrible trip to Texas. Laurie Metcalf returns as Sheldon’s mother, Mary.

Young Sheldon - "A Solar Calculator, A Game Ball, and A Cheerleader's Bosom" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sheldon struggles with newfound popularity after utilizing statistics to help the football team.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Testosterone Martyr Baked Knife" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Heather, Clementine and Jen offer to save Joan from the stress of preparing the Thanksgiving meal, the free time leaves Joan even more frazzled. Also, Greg has a boost of self-confidence after learning he has high levels of testosterone; Samantha keeps a secret from her family during Thanksgiving dinner; and John is determined to continue the tradition of using his old, unsafe knife to carve the turkey.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Thursday, November 23

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch Tracy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Stephanie appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollet (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie reveals her favorite, good-for-you dessert she swears by on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.