Monday, December 06, 2010

Sitcoms Return on Hallmark Channel January 2011; Boy Meets World Season 4 DVD Contest; New JustMyShow.com Podcast

The Hallmark Channel enduring comedies return after a holiday break in January 2011! The sitcoms have been on hiatus since airing last on Friday, Nov. 12. Holiday movies have been airing non-stop (except during the Martha at Home block and one airing of Little House on the Prairie every weekday) since Nov. 13 and continues through Jan 2. The Golden Girls airs as filler on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 6am and early Monday, Jan. 3 from 5-6am before the sitcoms actually return on Jan. 3. Every weekday starting Monday, Jan. 3, I Love Lucy will air weekdays from 6am-8am, as there is no more paid programming in these two hours. From 8-10am we get a two-hour block of The Golden Girls leading into the Martha at Home block from 10am-3pm. Then from 3-6pm we get three airings of the classic family drama Little House on the Prairie, as currently it is only airing at 3pm. Returning to the schedule in its 6pm-8pm slots will be the '80s sitcom Who's the Boss?, of course leading into the primetime airing of family drama Little House on the Prairie at 8pm. After a movie at 9pm, the sitcom late night block returns with The Golden Girls encore from 11pm-1am, Cheers from 1am-4am, and Who's the Boss? encore from 4-6am.
On weekends, we have The Golden Girls from 6am-9am on both days, followed by movies until 1am usually on Saturday as then we have more The Golden Girls from 1am-4am followed by Who's the Boss? from 4am-6am. On Sundays, the movies air until 11pm usually, followed by The Golden Girls from 11pm-2am, then I Love Lucy from 2am-4am and Who's the Boss? from 4am-6am.
As for the Martha at Home block, Petkeeping with Marc Marrone joins the Hallmark Channel schedule weekdays at 12 noon & 12:30pm, effective Monday, January 3. Martha Bakes also joins the Hallmark Channel, every Friday at 12 noon & 12:30pm, starting Friday, January 28, so by then Petkeeping with Marc Marrone will be Mon-Thurs in these slots. Some in the first quarter, talk show Whatever With Alexis & Jennifer will return and air Saturdays at 11pm, replacing a movie. This will be followed by back-to-back episodes of Whatever, Martha at 12 midnight & 12:30am. No start date has been announced yet. This is going to be a Martha at Home Weekend block, airing Saturday nights from 11pm-1am, but as of now, is not starting in January. Stay with us for information.
Finally, stunts wise, there is a 24-hour Little House on the Prairie marathon starting at 6am on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. And that's about it...it is good to see the sitcoms return! We will keep you up to date if anything changes or is added. There is no more paid programming now at all on Hallmark!

On Saturday we posted our DVD review of the long-awaited and upcoming DVD Boy Meets World - The Complete Fourth Season, and now we have another treat for you! We have 2 copies of Boy Meets World - The Complete Fourth Season for giveaway thanks to the fine folks at Lionsgate/ABC Studios. Fans have been waiting for this release for a very long time since Buena Vista/ABC Studios announced (and subsequently canceled) the release of it years ago, but now Lionsgate has taken the torch and is continuing to release it (along with their re-releases of the first three seasons, which came in September). To enter, please read our rules and regulations. And then when you do, "like" our Facebook page and enter the contest! Limit only "one" entry per person. Multiple entries from the same Facebook account will be deleted and disqualified. The contest began today (December 6) and ends at the end of Wednesday, December 8 at 11:59:59pm ET. 2 winners will be selected at random and notified by message on Facebook. Winners must respond within 48 hours of being notified with their mailing address or another winner will be contacted. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Employees of SitcomsOnline.com (that includes the DVD Review Team), Lionsgate, ABC Studios, its parents, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of said employees are not eligible. For U.S. and Canadian residents only. Got all that? Good. See you on Facebook. Good luck!

Finally, our buddy Eric of Just My Show was at the Big Apple Comic Con and he has made a special podcast from that event. It includes an interview with all three Brady Bunch boys (Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland) as well at Larry Thomas who played the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld.
Plus WWF Legends Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and The Million Dollar Man's Ted DiBiase...and more on this special podcast! Wow! Sounds great as always. Listen to the podcast!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, April 26

The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.

Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.

black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.

black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.

Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.

Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.

Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.

Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Wednesday, April 26

  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
  • Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.