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 (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, December 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The First Pitch Insuffiency" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Wolowitz is nervous after NASA asks him to throw out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Angels game. Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny try to prove Sheldon wrong after he says that he and Amy are a “superior couple.">

Mom - "Free Therapy and a Dead Lady's Yard Sale" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Family secrets come out when Christy and Bonnie are asked to join Violet's therapy session.

Two and a Half Men - "Clockwise in Back Hole Until Tight" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
alden and Alan are determined to convince Louis that Santa Claus is real.

The McCarthys - "Red Sox Swap" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Pam, the McCarthys’ upstairs tenant, is heartbroken over a recent breakup, Marjorie invites her to celebrate Christmas with the family and watch them play their extremely competitive annual gift exchange game. Alyson Hannigan guest stars as Pam, the upstairs tenant; Gilles Marini guest stars as Maurice, Ronny’s date.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 15) (All times ET unless noted)

Thursday, December 18

  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Nick on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) - Rosie appears on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) - Chris visits Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm. Charlie Rose interviews Chris on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margaret Cho (All-American Girl) - Margaret is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew will be on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John C. McGinley (Ground Floor/Scrubs) - John stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rockmond Dunbar (The Game/Girlfriends) - Rockmond is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Pauly Shore (Pauly) - Pauly stops by SportsNation at 3pm on ESPN2.
  • Willie Garson (Sex and the City/Mr. Belvedere) - Willie discusses what to expect in the final season of White Collar on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie talks about Annie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends) - Jennifer's new breakout role of playing a character battling chronic pain who is addicted to prescription painkillers will be featured on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about Top Five and her Gotham Comedy Club appearance on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.