Thursday, December 09, 2010

Green Acres, Dallas Marathons on CMT; ABC Family Giveaway; 2011 WGA Awards Nominees

Ahleevah! Hotscakes! Shoost. We have some exciting news for you today. CMT will be airing marathons of the classic '60s sitcom Green Acres and the long-running primetime soap Dallas to start off 2011! That is vanderful, as Lisa Douglas would probably say! The two series will air part of a New Year's Weekend stunt, with The Dukes of Hazzard kicking it off on the last day of 2010 (Friday, Dec. 31, 2010) from 2pm-3am. Then Dallas airs 10 episodes on the first day of the year (Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011) from 2pm-12am, with encores of the first three episodes from 12am-3am. And the weekend ends with some Green Acres on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 from 2pm-7pm and again from 7pm-12am with the first ten episodes of the rural sitcom. More Dukes of Hazzard will air after the Green Acres marathon from 12am-3am.
Green Acres was last seen on cable on TV Land, as it ran until end of August 2009. Dallas was last seen on cable on SOAPnet, as that ran until September 2008. As of now, these two series are just for these marathons on CMT. They are not going to join the regular CMT schedule like The Dukes of Hazzard, but if they decide later on to add one or both of these, we will be the first to let you know! Just be glad they are airing these shows, because it really surprised us when we found out! Especially Green Acres. On Green Acres, successful New York lawyer Oliver Wendell Douglas gives up the rat race to fulfill his dream: living the life of the traditional American farmer. Fighting the move to rural life is his glamorous, boa-wearing, city-loving wife, Lisa. Starring Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester. And on Dallas, arguably the best television series ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. It had the best trans-season cliffhanger in history that had the whole world asking "Who shot J.R.?"
View episode information for both the Dallas marathon and the Green Acres marathon on CMT. CMT is the place to be this New Year's! Can't wait for Green Acres on Jan. 2? Watch every episode on Hulu right now!

We are giving away more stuff! First we gave away two copies of Boy Meets World: The Complete Fourth Season DVD, now we are giving away some ABC Family swag! We have three (3) ABC Family gift bags for giveaway thanks to the fine folks at ABC Family. In this very cool ABC Family swag, you get items from hit original series such as Pretty Little Liars and Make it Or Break It and also ABC Family's annual holiday event--25 Days of Christmas! Among the items in this swag are: ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas bag, Pretty Little Liars sunglasses, Make It Or Break It plastic water bottle, Pretty Little Liars silly bandz, Pretty Little Liars nail file/mirror, and a nice and warm comfy ABC Family red blanket! Contest starts today (Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010) and ends at the end of the day on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010!
This contest is brought to you by the original ABC Family Christmas movie, Christmas Cupid, premiering SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010 at 8/7c on ABC Family! Christina Milian (ABC Family's Snowglobe) stars as high powered Hollywood publicist, Sloane, who finds herself haunted by the ghost of her recently departed infamous client Caitlin, played by Ashley Benson (ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars). With just days away from Christmas, Caitlin takes Sloane on a journey to meet the ghosts of her ex-boyfriends from the past,present and future to try and guide her to true love, in a modern day take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol. The movie also stars Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) and Jackée Harry (Sister, Sister).
To ENTER the giveaway: Post (1) your favorite ABC Family original series and (2) post your favorite ABC Family daytime rerun series on our Facebook page's post for this contest. BUT before you do that, PLEASE read the contest rules! Good luck! And Happy Holidays!

Finally, The Writers Guild of America has announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.
Comedy wise, 30 Rock, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and The Office were nominated for their overall writing work. While Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, and Mad Men took overall writing nominations for dramas. Among the other categories, Justified and Men of a Certain Age were among the nominees for best new series, while the nominees for actual episodic writing for comedy were for series like Modern Family ("Earthquake" and "Starry Night"), 30 Rock ("Anna Howard Shaw Day" and "When It Rains, It Pours") and The Office ("Wuphf.com"). Drama wise for actual episodic writing includes LOST ("The End"). And The Simpsons, Futurama lead the nominations for animation writing
View the full nominees. And stay with us and we'll let you know who wins when they are announced on Feb. 5!
Sitcoms Airing Tonight (Wednesday, April 16)

The Middle - "Vacation Days" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After being forced by his work to take a paid vacation, Mike tries to relax but finds his alone time being invaded by Brick, who wants to cash in and implement all of the personal gift coupons he has given his dad for Father's Day and birthdays over the years. Meanwhile, Frankie is livid when she discovers that Axl has been hanging out at the Donahues for the past few days and didn't let her know that he was even in town, and Sue is horrified when she discovers that someone has given her service at Spudsy Malone’s a bad review online and overreacts in her efforts to better please the customers.

Suburgatory - "Blame it on the Rainstick" (ABC, 8:30PM/ET) (Repeat)
When Noah is released from a court mandated anger management program, George is shocked to find a docile Noah has replaced his former hot-headed friend. Shaken by the change, George decides to put the new Noah to the test. Meanwhile, Tessa ditches “senior tanning” and meets a cool new age band hanging out at the park. The free spirited music group isn’t exactly what they appear.

Modern Family - "The Big Game" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With a big football game coming up and a record to break, Coach Cam is intensely focused and showing no mercy even when the opposing team is playing with an unexpected disadvantage. Elsewhere, Claire is determined to prove to the staff that she is more than just the boss’s daughter, and Phil tries to teach his kids a lesson about optimism, but the universe just isn’t cooperating.

Mixology - "Jessica & Ron" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jessica regrets sending a naked photo to Ron and sets out to get him to delete it after realizing she barely knows him. Meanwhile, Liv complicates things between Jessica and Ron and Maya hits it off with an attractive guy who gives her an offer she can’t refuse…or can she? And the chance to hook up is in Bruce’s favor when he meets a woman who is into red-heads, but things quickly begin to look grim when a famous red-head also enters the bar.

Melissa & Joey - "Born to Run" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mel's father sends out a racy photograph; Ryder tries to come up with a winning business idea.

Baby Daddy - "Play It Again, Bonnie" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Bonnie asks Tucker for help in reconnecting with her former boyfriend.

Hot in Cleveland - "The Undead" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Elka (Betty White) throws a fake funeral for Victoria so she can join her husband in hiding. Her nemesis, Susan Lucci attends. Simon (Craig Ferguson) and Joy face a dilemma in their relationship.
Guest Stars: Craig Ferguson, Susan Lucci, Matt Iseman, David Cheaney, Laird MacIntosh

The Soul Man - "Oh My Goddy" (TV Land, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Boyce feels the pressure when he's nominated for a big award. So he goes above and beyond to brand himself as the "Second Chance Preacher."

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Reunited" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Joseph and Leslie work on their relationship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 14) (All times Eastern unless noted)

Wednesday, April 16

  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Watch Kunal on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Denis Leary (The Job) - Denis appears on a repeat of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam appears on The Pete Holmes Show at midnight on TBS.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi previews her new Lifetime movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap) - Billy stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin talks about new animated movie Rio 2 and her upcoming show at Carnegie Hall on The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Alan Thicke (Growing Pains) - Alan talks about his TV and music career, his son Robin and new reality series, Unusually Thicke, on Katie, so check your local listings. He will also be on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am. Finally, he is a guest on Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1 at 10am.
  • Judy Greer (Mad Love/Arrested Development/Miss Guided) - Judy takes us on a trip to her happy place...the drugstore on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) and Michael Jai White (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse) - Tasha and Jai are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Marlon Wayans (The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Christopher Meloni (Surviving Jack/The Fanelli Boys) - Christopher is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. He will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie) - Valerie talks about Signed, Sealed, Delivered (premieres April 20 on Hallmark Channel) on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She is a guest on Howard Stern.
  • Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl/I Hate My Teenage Daughter) - Jaime appears on The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
  • Seth Green (Dads/Greg the Bunny) - Seth is a guest on a repeat of @midnight at 12am on Comedy Central.