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.


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American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 20

Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.

Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight.  But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.