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!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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