Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Married with Childen on CMT Sighting; Retired at 35 Premieres Jan. 19 on TV Land; 30 Rock Renewed for 2011-12

Married...with Children is moving to another Viacom cable network. The series started on Spike TV, then moved back and forth between TV Land and Spike TV, then it spent some time on Comedy Central, before moving back again to Spike TV. Now it has left Spike TV again (it was airing Sunday mornings only), and now it will get a trial run on Viacom owned CMT. Yes, CMT will air a block of the show this Saturday (Nov. 20) from 2pm-6pm. After that, it isn't scheduled again until Saturday, Dec. 11 from 2pm-7pm. I guess if it does well, it will be placed somewhere regularly. If not, perhaps back to Spike TV it goes. The odd thing is that the sitcom did do well on TV Land but not sure why they kept giving it back to Spike TV. I think TV Land should bring it to their schedule again as they need help in primetime. Whatever happens, whether it is TV Land or CMT, Married...with Children should be airing regularly on a Viacom cable network.
Married...with Children is a split deal between TBS and Viacom, with TBS only having the late night rights from 2am-7am ET, and Viacom networks have the rest of the time (7am-2am). Viacom networks like to share series among their own networks as you all know. One that has shown up lately is That '70s Show airing weeknights at 6 on MTV, while still airing on sister network TeenNick at 11pm. So I'm not sure why Married can't be on two networks for Viacom either? Stay with us for any further updates on Married...with Children, because "you can't have none, you can't have one without the other."

We already told you that the season premiere of TV Land's original sitcom Hot in Cleveland would be Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 10pm, but now TV Land as officially announced that new sitcom Retired at 35 will air at 10:30. This January, TV Land is delivering a star-powered full hour of original comedy with the premiere of Retired at 35 on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:30 PM ET/PT following the return of cable's #1 sitcom Hot in Cleveland. Retired at 35 is TV Land's second original sitcom and stars veteran actors George Segal and Jessica Walter and newcomers Johnathan McClain, Josh McDermitt and Ryan Michelle Bathe. TV Land's first original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, premiered this past summer and became basic cable's #1 sitcom of all-time among the network's target audience of A24-54 and total viewers. In its 10-episode run it even out-delivered shows like Mad Men, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Top Chef and Nip/Tuck.
Peter Bonerz (Just Shoot Me), Kym Douglas (Good Day LA), Tony®-winning actress Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens), Estelle Harris (Seinfeld) Mimi Kennedy (Dharma and Greg), Mark Christopher Lawrence (Chuck), Shelley Long (Cheers), Chris McDonald (House Bunny), John O'Hurley (Seinfeld), Christina Pickles (Friends) Ashley Williams (Saving Grace), Jay Thomas (Mr. Holland's Opus, Cheers), Fred Willard (Fernwood 2Night, Everybody Loves Raymond) and George Wyner (The Mentalist, House) will ALL guest star in the first season of Retired at 35, which spans 10 episodes.
Retired at 35 follows a disillusioned Manhattan businessman (McClain) who decides to leave the New York City rat race and retire to Florida...30 years early! He ends up moving into his parents' (Segal and Walter) condo to reconnect with them, reevaluate his life and live the sometime elusive dream of early retirement that so many are working toward. Once there, he settles into the carefree retired lifestyle or, as his hedonistic Dad describes it, "like college in slow-motion."

NBC has picked up its Emmy Award-winning comedy 30 Rock (Thursdays, 8:30pm, moving to 10pm in January ET) for another season through 2011-12. The pickup comes as 30 Rock also celebrates its 100th episode this season along with the timeslot move to 10pm beginning January 20, 2011.
Multiple award-winning comedy series 30 Rock is told through the comedic voice of Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Tina Fey as variety show producer Liz Lemon, and features Emmy and three-time Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin as top network executive Jack Donaghy and Emmy nominee Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon's hit variety show, "TGS with Tracy Jordan." Lemon constantly has her hands full, juggling corporate interference from Donaghy and off-the-handle star antics from Jordan, all while attempting to salvage her own personal life.
Also rounding out the cast are two-time Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, the co-star of "TGS"; Scott Adsit as the variety show's producer Pete Hornberger; Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer as Kenneth, the over-eager and effortlessly endearing NBC page; Judah Friedlander as Frank, the sardonic slacker on the writing staff; and Keith Powell as Toofer, the sophisticated yet sarcastic, Harvard-alum writer.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, February 24

The Thundermans - "Make It Pop Pop" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Nana and Pop Pop Thunderman come to visit, but when Phoebe reveals Colosso is living in their house, Pop Pop's no-tolerance attitude toward supervillains leads him to banish Max and his bunny best friend to the Detention Zone.

Knight Squad - "A Knight at the Roxbury" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ciara's competitiveness gets the best of her when she puts winning a prestigious school tournament ahead of her new friendship with Arc.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Friday, February 23

  • Kyle Chandler (What About Joan?) - Watch Kyle on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maz Jobrani (Superior Donuts/Better Off Ted/The Knights of Prosperity) - Maz appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori stops by Harry, so check your local listings. She also talks about her Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle appears on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Heather Graham (Californication/Emily's Reasons Why Not) - Heather will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am, on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET and on the BUILD Series at 2pm.
  • Constance Zimmer (Entourage/Good Morning, Miami) and Shiri Appleby (Girls/Sunday Dinner) - Constance, Shiri and the cast of UnREAL on NBC's Megyn Kelly Today at 9am. Shiri will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kel Mitchell (Game Shakers/Kenan & Kel) - Kel drops by E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats about her debut cookbook on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joshua Rush (Andi Mack) - Joshua talks about Andi Mack on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Royal Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - David joins The Chew crew to whip up a winning dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains/Kirk) - Kirk talks about his documentary Kirk Cameron: Connect on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.


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

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
01/09 - Girlfriends - The Complete Series
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