Friday, February 18, 2011

Martin Coming To MTV2, President's Day 2011 TV Marathons; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 21, 2011)

In a surprise move, MTV2 has acquired the '90s sitcom Martin! Detroit radio personality Martin Payne (Martin Lawrence) tries to juggle a job he loves, the girl he loves and whole cast of characters - from his wacky neighbor Shenehneh to "Brotha Man" from the fifth floor - in the hit '90s sitcom, Martin. The sitcom will launch this weekend - on President's Day weekend - with a marathon on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 from 1:30pm-11pm, with the first 19 episodes airing. The series will then regularly air weekdays from 9am-12pm starting Monday, Feb. 21 (President's Day). Martin is the only scripted series airing on MTV2. It seems MTV has gotten into the scripted game in the last year or two, with series like Grounded for Life, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and That '70s Show airing recently. Only That '70 Show remains on MTV's line-up, though. It is unclear if Martin will have any special airings on the main MTV network, but enjoy it while you can on MTV2. Let's hope this means more sitcoms will make their way to MTV and MTV2. I guess WKRP in Cincinnati might be too old for MTV or MTV2 to try, though.
Martin of course also airs on cable network TV One every weeknight in the 8pm and 11pm hours. Martin has been airing on TV One since October 2004 and will continue to do so.

We also want to give you a heads up on the 2011 President's Day marathons. President's Day of course is this coming Monday (Feb. 21, 2011). Among the marathons on Monday are an all-day Pretty Little Liars marathon on ABC Family leading into an all-new episode at 8pm. Sitcom wise, there is a Sister Sister marathon on Centric from 8am-10pm. TeenNick has a True Jackson, VP marathon starting at 8am. And CMT will air a marathon of its original comedy Working Class starting at 7:30pm.
Drama wise, there are plenty of choices as usual. In addition to Pretty Little Liars, there is a Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman marathon on GMC starting at 10am. Hallmark Movie Channel will air a series marathon of Murder, She Wrote for 24-hours straight beginning at 6am. Sleuth has an interesting set-up called "Mt. Rushmore Marathon" with four seres airing in six-hour blocks starting at 6am: TJ Hooker, Monk, Walker Texas Ranger and Nash Bridges. ION Television has another Criminal Minds marathon from 3pm-1am. TNT goes into the Supernatural world with a marathon of the drama from 9am-7pm. And USA Network has a marathon of NCIS starting at 6am.
Animation wise, we have a Smurfs marathon on Boomerang from 8am-4pm. There are also plenty of reality options as usual such as a Fear Factor marathon on Chiller, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on CMT starting at noon, and a Jersey Shore marathon (sadly) on MTV2. And finally, for you movie buffs there are also plenty of options. Universal HD had "All the President's Men" movie stunt with movies like Mayday, Time Bomb, and Hostage airing. Spike TV also has a movie marathon beginning at 9am with movies like Swordfish, The Fugitive, and Die Hard. BET will air movies all day as well such as Barbershop. AMC will honor the holiday with Pearl Harbor in primetime. And Lifetime will be airing movies all-day leading into their new original movie premiere of Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial In Italy.
If you're looking for more viewing options, then you should check out these 217 Movies, Marathons and Specials that air during President's Day Weekend from our friends at TV Tango.


It's Friday, so it is time for "Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows" for the coming week. This is where we list what sitcom stars are appearing on talk shows for the coming week, the stars are both current and past sitcom stars (but we won't cover movie stars like Tom Hanks or John Travolta, since they won't be talking about their past sitcoms likely), so this is for all sitcom fans of all eras!
For the week of Feb. 21-25, 2010, we have many current sitcom stars and past sitcom stars on TV talk shows! So get your DVR's (or whatever you use) ready! Ready? Here is all what you need to know for the coming week!

Monday, February 21, 2011
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Watch Cobie on Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Matthew Perry (Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Ed Helms (The Office) - Catch the funnyman on Conan on TBS at 11pm.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family/Knights of Prosperity/Hot Properties) - Watch Sofia on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sara Rue (Less than Perfect) - Watch Sara on The Talk as well at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT on CBS.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check local listings.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - See Amy on Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Matthew Perry (Mr. Sunshine/Friends) - Catch Matthew on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Martin Lawrence (Martin) - Watch Martin on Lopez Tonight on TBS at 12am.
  • Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) - Watch Flo on CBS daytime on The Talk at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is also on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty White (Hot in Cleveland/Golden Girls/Mary Tyler Moore Show) - Betty will appear on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Christina Applegate (Samantha Who/Married...with Children/Jesse) - Watch Christina in her first appearance since the birth of her baby on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check listings.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
  • Rainn Wilson (The Office) - Watch Rainn on Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm only on CBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice/Arrested Development) - Watch Henry on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel visits Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37am.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Amy on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly so check your listings.
  • Judy Greer (Mad Love/Miss Guided) - Watch Judy on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:37am on NBC.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Watch the beauty on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12am on ABC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) - Watch Yvette on The Nate Berkus Show so check your listings.
Friday, February 25, 2011
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother/Doogie Howser) - Catch Neil on the Ellen DeGeneres Show so check your listings.
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New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season

01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, February 20

Kevin Can Wait - "Neighborhood Watch" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Donna’s cousin, Irene (Claire Coffee), comes to visit with her chatty husband, Stuart (Alexander Chaplin), Kevin concocts an elaborate plan to avoid spending time with them by forming a neighborhood watch group with his buddies, including his neighbor, Rootger (Bas Rutten).

Man with a Plan - "Kate's First Date" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Kate is asked out on her first date, Adam can’t curb his overprotective ways. Also, Don enlists Lowell’s help to buy the perfect anniversary gift for Marcy.

Superior Donuts - "Trust Me" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Arthur is reluctant to let Franco make the shop’s bank deposit, Franco accuses his boss of not trusting him. Also, James regrets confiding in Randy after she shares an embarrassing secret about him with other cops at the station.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Jessica Shmessica" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Bobby (Christopher Gorham) invites Caroline to a party to meet his family, she is eager to make a good impression but isn’t prepared for the torch that his mother and sisters still carry for Bobby’s ex-girlfriend. Also, Caroline’s nerves are even more frayed when the diner gang decides to tag along. Guest stars include Nora Dunn as Bobby’s mother, Teresa, and Kerri Kenney-Silver as his sister, Denise.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Monday, February 20

  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.