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

Friday, August 22

Last Man Standing - "Hard-ass Teacher" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eve has decided she wants to go to college at West Point. In order to do so she needs to get straight A’s, which might be a problem considering her geometry teacher, Mr. Hardin, is called “Hard-ass” Hardin for a reason. In turn, Eve asks Mike and Vanessa for their approval to switch teachers to an easier class -- a move Vanessa approves of but one that Mike sees as just the easy way out.

Last Man Standing - "April, Come She Will" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Vanessa’s mooching sister April comes to visit, Mike suspects it’s because she needs money. Sure enough, April explains that she’s decided to have a baby but doesn’t have the funds for a donor egg. While Vanessa and Mike aren’t on board, Mandy comes up with a solution. Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Mike tries pulling a prank on Chuck Larabee that gives him some new perspective.

Jessie - "Coffee Talk" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jessie scores two VIP wristbands to Emma and Zuri's dream concert and the girls compete for the extra spot; Bertram is obsessed with his new talking coffee maker.

Dog with a Blog - "Karl Finds Out Stan's Secret" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Stan's secret talent is revealed to the family's neighbor, Karl; he doesn't find out about the blog, the moon walking or the driving, though.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 18) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, August 22

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) and Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Watch the stars of Let's Be Cops on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman) - Tune in to see Mary on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on a repeat of Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on a repeat of Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Brandy (The Game/Moesha) - Brandy appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory/Blossom) - Tune in to see Mayim on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Jason is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Learn how Cedric is killing his cholesterol on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie joins the Chew Crew on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.