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

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "My Way or the Highway to Heaven" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
God and St. Peter contemplate what merits a soul getting into heaven, while citizens of Springfield remember their divine encounters.

Bob's Burgers - "Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids set out for their regular Halloween shenanigans, but when everyone's candy bags start mysteriously disappearing, it's up to Tina, Louise and Gene to find the culprit.

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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