Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Nick at Nite December 2010 Highlights; ABC Schedules Body of Proof in Mid-Season, Some Mid-Season Notes

Welcome to the first day of December, 2010! Today we will give you highlights for Nick at Nite December 2010. They are not making any changes to the regular schedule once again, but we get plenty of stunts, specials, and movies! Kicking the month off will be an all-new Glenn Martin, DDS Christmas episode on Friday, Dec. 3 titled "A Very Martin Christmas" at 10:30pm. This holiday special features three very fanciful stories, all narrated by a talking Canine. The special has guest stars Mel Brooks and Billy Idol. And that's not all for Glenn Martin! From Monday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 17 at 10pm, it is Glenn Martin Guest Star Premiere Week! Check out all the celebrity guest stars in this week of all-new episodes! The week caps off with the premiere of the one-hour Glenn Martin special, "Camp" guest starring Jimmy Kimmel.
Next on Saturday, December 18 from 10pm-2am, its a Nick at Nite Holiday Marathon! The families are getting together to spread the cheer. You won't want to miss a single moment! We get all four of the George Lopez Christmas episodes, followed by two holiday episodes of The Nanny, and a holiday episode each of Full House & Everybody Hates Chris capping it off.
Nick at Nite will air three movies for the month of December, all on Sundays at 8pm. Sunday, Dec. 12 has an encore of Merry Christmas Drake and Josh, then the following week on Sunday, Dec. 19 it is the premiere of Curious George - Nick at Nite's premiere presentation of this instant classic starring Will Ferrell. And finally on Sunday, Dec. 26 it is a repeat of Rugrats: The Movie, just when Tommy Pickles gets used to life as he knows it, a new baby brother enters the picture.
There are a few minor specials such as Teen Nick's HALO Awards encore on Friday, Dec. 10 at 9 and a Nick News Special on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9. View the COMPLETE Nick at Nite December 2010 schedule and highlights!

ABC has announced the premiere date of Body of Proof, the new one-hour drama starring Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives). The series will premiere Tuesday, March 29 at 10:01pm ET/PT on ABC following the 18-episode run of current timeslot holder, Detroit 1-8-7. The series will likely be after Dancing with the Stars: The Results, should that series remain in its 9pm hour for the spring edition.
Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) is a brilliant neurosurgeon whose world is turned upside down when an accident puts an end to her time in the operating room. In her new career as a Medical Examiner, she is determined to solve the puzzle of who or what has killed the victims. Along the way, Megan finds that their lives and the lessons they hold can be applied to her own personal journey of redemption and forgiveness.
Body of Proof stars Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, Jeri Ryan as Dr. Kate Murphy, John Carroll Lynch as Detective Bud Morris, Nicholas Bishop as Peter Dunlop, Sonja Sohn as Detective Samantha Baker, Geoffrey Arend as Dr. Ethan Gross and Windell D. Middlebrooks as Dr. Curtis Brumfield.
ABC mid-season series still left to be announced are Secret Millionaire (though unofficially Sundays at 8 starting March 6), Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Shark Tank, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Wife Swap, Mr. Sunshine and Happy Endings. The latter two are comedies, while the rest are reality entries. Shark Tank will likely return in March (perhaps after the runs of either Winter Wipeout or Supernanny). Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition could also be for March or perhaps later. Wife Swap will likely be used in summer or May, like it was this year. Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution still hasn't begun production, but it is slated to begin in January, though the Los Angeles public schools are in a budget crisis and looks like will not let Jamie take over their schools. At earliest we won't see the new season of this series until late spring or even summer now. Stay with us for updates on these ABC mid-season series, as everything else (The Bachelor, V, Winter Wipeout, Off the Map are all beginning in January) is set.


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

Wednesday, May 4

The Middle - "Not Mother's Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After enduring year after year of botched Mother’s Days, Frankie declares that the family gets to take a pass on doing anything at all for her this year. But after a man offers to buy Frankie’s groceries at the market when she discovers that she forgot her wallet – and tells her to pay the kindly gesture forward – she decides to have the family pull each other’s names out of a hat and do something nice for that person, which doesn’t go as smoothly as planned.

The Goldbergs - "Smother's Day" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Barry and Erica forget to get Beverly a Mother’s Day gift and make last minute “Mom Coupons” instead.  Beverly is understandably hurt, and decides to get revenge by cashing in every coupon they have made.  Meanwhile, Adam tries to get Murray to let him go to space camp and accuses him of being as dream crushing as Pop-Pop.

Modern Family - "Promposal" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
With Closet-Con right around the corner, Claire is on high alert and convinced there is a mole in the company. Meanwhile, Phil goes vigilante when he and Gloria confront Auntie Alice for stealing her hot sauce recipe. Jay tries to teach Joe how to do some manly handy work, and with prom coming up, Mitch helps Luke with his “promposal” while Cam helps with Manny’s, but Cam goes a little overboard, revealing that there maybe something deeper going on.

black-ish - "Super Rich Kids" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre has always felt his older son was never like him, but when he finally meets Junior’s cool friends, Dre is all in and happy that his son may have the opportunity for an actual social life.  Meanwhile, Bow is dealing with Ruby, Zoey, Jack and Diane not confessing to things breaking around the house and decides to handle it her own way after some judgment from Vivian.

Lopez - "George Hosts a Golf Tournament" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
George hosts a celebrity golf tournament to bolster his Vegas residency credentials in the midst of personal chaos with his AWOL daughter.

The Soul Man - "Soul Train" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
When Lolli gets kicked off a wine train, she forces Boyce to have her back, even though he knows she’s in the wrong. Stamps helps Alicia relieve her campaign stress.

Schitt's Creek - "Moira's Nudes" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Moira is worried that racy photos from her past will jeopardize the campaign; Johnny asks for financial help; Alexis gets a job.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 2)

Wednesday, May 4

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Rob is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Being Charlie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT and on the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie sings for his supper and helps Rachael cook up Chicken Milanese on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • CCH Pounder (Brothers/Women in Prison) - CCH is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse talks about his Broadway show Fully Committed on People Now.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Garry Marshall (Creator of Happy Days/Laverne & Shirley/Mork & Mindy) - Garry is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.