Monday, November 01, 2010

ABC Family's 2010 25 Days of Christmas Schedule; Modern Family Coming to Broadcast Syndication In Fall 2013

We gave you ABC Family's Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas (Nov. 21-30) schedule, now it's time to give you the actual 25 Days of Christmas (Dec. 1-25) schedule for 2010! The 25 days of holiday programming starts on Wednesday, December 1at 6pm with a Dr. Seuss night with four animated half-hour specials (Dr. Seuss on the Loose, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat) and the Jim Carey movie Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The next night (Thursday, Dec. 2), has the ABC Family premiere of the 1994 classic The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Friday, December 3 has two animated short premieres in between The Polar Express airings: Disney Pluto's Christmas Tree from 8:23-8:30pm and Disney's A Night Before Christmas from 10:51-11pm. Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11pm has the ABC Family premiere of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sunday, December 5 has a Harry Potter full-day event from 7am-12am with the first five films. On Monday, December 6, ABC Family premieres another animated short titled Disney's Toy Tinkers from 10:52pm-11pm following Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. On Tuesday, December 7, it is the TV world premiere of the new special Mickey's Christmas Special at 7pm following Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. Moving on to Thursday, December 9, ABC Family's original special The Gruffalo premieres from 7pm-7:40pm.
On Sunday, December 12, ABC Family premieres the ABC Family original movie Christmas Cupid at 8pm starring Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson and Christina Milian. Tuesday, December 14 sees the ABC Family premieres of two specials: Dr. Seuss' Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You? at 6:30pm and Puff the Magic Dragon at 7:30pm, both airing after Dr. Suess specials (Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat). Starting Thursday, December 16, ABC Family expands the 25 Days of Christmas on weekdays to mornings as well starting at 7am, with the ABC Family premiere of Meet the Santas at 9am. On Friday, December 17, 2010, it is the ABC Family premiere of Disney-Pixar's Wall-E at 8:30pm. On Monday, December 20 at 8pm, ABC Family has the premiere event of Santa Buddies starring the voice of the late Tom Bosley, Richard Kind & Tim Conway.
Among the movies I didn't mention airing include Jack Frost (1979), Jack Frost (1998), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Home Alone 4, Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Santa Clause 2, Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Snow, Snow 2: Brain Freeze, Santa Baby, Santa Baby 2 Christmas Maybe, Holiday in Handcuffs, Disney-Pixar's Finding Nemo, Disney-Pixar's The Incredibles, A Very Brady Christmas, Richie Rich's Christmas Wish, A Dennis the Menace Christmas, Christmas Do-Over, and Ice Age. And among the specials I didn't mention include A Flintstone Christmas, Cranberry Christmas, Rudolph's Shiny New Year, Rudolph & Frosty's Christmas in July, The Year Without a Santa Claus, A Miser Brothers' Christmas, Frosty's Winter Wonderland, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Disney Prep & Landing, The Little Drummer Boy, The Little Drummer Boy Book II, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, Pinocchio's Christmas, Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too, Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town, The Story of the First Christmas Snow and The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus. Holiday episodes of That '70s Show are airing on Monday, Dec. 20 at 9am, 11am & 11:30am.
Other ABC Family December 2010 highlights includes the ABC Family premiere of the Jennifer Aniston-Ben Stiller movie Along Came Polly on Sunday, Dec. 26 and an America's Funniest Home Videos marathon on New Year's Eve from 11am-11pm, as we close out 2010 with laughs!
View the FULL ABC Family 2010 25 Days of Christmas schedule.

We already told you that Modern Family is coming to syndication in Fall 2013 on USA Network, now it will also air in syndication on broadcast stations also in Fall 2013. Fox Owned Television Stations and Twentieth Television have reached an agreement for the broadcast syndication rights to Twentieth Century Fox Television's Emmy Award–winning sitcom Modern Family, which airs on ABC every Wednesday night.
Modern Family has been sold to the Fox Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Baltimore for broadcast syndication rights starting Fall 2013. More clearances for other station groups will follow as we get closer to Fall 2013. Modern Family joins upcoming newcomer The Big Bang Theory, which starts next fall (2011), in broadcast syndication on the Fox owned stations. Big Bang will be on TBS on cable.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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