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.


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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Cognition Regeneration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Leonard isn’t thrilled when Penny considers taking a new job offered by her ex-boyfriend, Zack (Brian Thomas Smith).

The Great Indoors - "The Heartbreaker" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack sets up a double date to get Eddie out of a post-divorce rut, but the night gets awkward when they run into Denise (Essence Atkins), Eddie’s ex-wife. Also, when Emma decides to breakup with her boyfriend, Greg (Andy Ridings), Clark is torn between making a move on her and salvaging his friendship with Greg.

Mom - "A Cricket and a Hedge Made of Gold" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Marjorie takes a break from the group, Bonnie becomes the go-to for everyone’s problems, and Christy tries to overcome a painful memory from her past.

Life in Pieces - "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen goes to Tim for help with an embarrassing ailment, she begs him not to tell the family. Also, Dougie (Fortune Feimster) enlists Joan to help her buy a gift for Matt and Colleen’s wedding; Heather gets jealous when her friends want to include Jen in their mommy group; and Professor Sinclair Wilde (Cary Elwes) encourages Joan to ask her family to read a draft of her book.

Superstore - "Ladies' Lunch" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch." Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.

Superstore - "Cheyenne's Wedding" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
It's Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo's (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff's (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Thursday, April 27

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C/It's All Relative) - John visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America chats about Superstore on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Geoff Stults (Enlisted) - Geoff is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Perrey Reeves (Entourage) - Perrey makes a kale salad on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffalo Bill) - Geena talks about A League of Their Own on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna talks about Superior Donuts on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.