Thursday, October 07, 2010

WGN America Schedules Munsters Halloween Marathon; Fox Picks Up Raising Hope For Full Season

WGN America has scheduled a Halloween day marathon for the classic '60s sitcom The Munsters! WGN America has done this in the past as well, including last year. Last year the marathon also included The Addams Family, but it won't this year. The Munsters Halloween marathon on WGN America airs Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 10am-7pm ET (7am-4pm PT).
This is the second Halloween marathon for the series, as we mentioned last month, Hallmark Channel is airing a Munsters Halloween marathon on Halloween day also. We reported the marathon would air from 6am-4pm, but now the time has changed to 8am-6pm, with the 1967 movie Mad Monster Party now airing at 6am rather than 4pm. Following The Munsters on Hallmark will still be the planned The Addams Family marathon from 6pm-3am.
So if you are a fan of The Munsters, you will have two networks airing the series on Halloween! From 10am-6pm ET, both networks will air it at the same time, with Hallmark airing it by themselves from 8am-10am and WGN America from 6pm-7pm ET. Get two TV's out for this one, folks!
View the episode info for WGN America's The Munsters Halloween marathon. And we also now have episode info for Hallmark's marathon, which could be unedited (for The Munsters only) because the times are a bit off (or is it more commercial time?). View the Hallmark Channel's episode info for The Munsters/The Addams Family Halloween marathon.

We have news on the first new series picked-up for the full season. It's a show you didn't expect to get picked-up first, too. Fox has ordered an additional nine episodes of the critically acclaimed new comedy Raising Hope, bringing the series to a full-season order. The series hasn't done gangbusters in the ratings, though. Fox is being patient and showing confidence in the series.
The series airs Tuesdays at 9:00pm after Glee, so it certainly gets sampled, but the ratings are just OK. Fox will test the show even more by airing two episodes on Tuesday, October 26 in its regular 9pm timeslot and also at a special time of 9:30pm, replacing struggling new comedy Running Wilde for that week. Another test will come the week prior on Tuesday, Oct. 19, when Glee is a repeat but Raising Hope is all-new at 9pm.
Created by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia, Raising Hope follows the Chance family as they find themselves adding an unexpected new member into their household. The series stars Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt and Shannon Woodward. Cloris Leachman guest-stars regularly as Maw Maw.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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 - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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