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 (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 25

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code. Don’t miss a dose of mother-daughter drama.

The Last Man on Earth - "If You're Happy and You Know It" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Carol is bummed about Gail’s absence, so Tandy tries to cheer her up with the honeymoon vacation they never had. Meanwhile, Lewis finds new success with his pursuits in aviation and Melissa is contained.

The Simpsons - "Caper Chase" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Disappointed in Yale, Mr. Burns decides to start his own for-profit university and Homer is hired.

Family Guy - "Gronkowsbees" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, moves into the house behind the Griffins, and the guys enjoy partying with him until his antics become overwhelming. Meanwhile, Stewie begins beekeeping and gives his bees steroids to produce more honey, but instead they become aggressive.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.