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!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May)

Mad About You - The Complete Series The Jim Gaffigan Show Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season The Wonder Years - Season Five

05/03 - Mad About You - The Complete Series
05/03 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season One
05/10 - Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season
05/17 - Angie Tribeca - The Complete First Season
05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
05/24 - The Wonder Years - Season Five
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 31

Fresh Off the Boat - "Tight Two" (ABC, 10:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis prides himself on being a fun dad, but after he has an accident and is forced to stay home with the boys, he scrambles to find ways to entertain the kids. And while Louis is stuck at home, Jessica struggles to manage the staff and the new takeout service at Cattleman’s Ranch.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Phillip Goldstein" (ABC, 10:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Eddie tries to befriend the only other Chinese kid in school (guest star Albert Tsai, “Trophy Wife”), but he’s in for a letdown after he finds out that they have nothing in common; Louis feels betrayed when Mitch (Paul Scheer) accepts a job at the rival Golden Saddle.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 30)

Tuesday, May 31

  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Catch Megan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) - Kunal is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Corddry (Ballers/The Winner) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Paul F. Tompkins (DAG) - Paul is a guest on a repeat of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Maya talks about Maya and Marty on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin talks about Maya and Marty on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Schwimmer (Friends) - David will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Urie (Partners) - Michael discusses hosting the 61st Drama Desk Awards on the AOL Build Show at 1:30pm.
  • Ashley Tisdale (Clipped/The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) - Ashley discusses her first ever beauty line Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jenna and her husband Bodhi discuss their hit podcast Kicking and Screaming on the the AOL Build Show at 5pm.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan talks about Maya and Marty on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Laura Marano (Austin & Ally/Back to You) - Laura appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.