Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TV Land Gets Weekend Makeover, New Mini-Marathon Madness; Logo Acquires Absolutely Fabulous

TV Land has announced it will be changing its weekend schedule starting this coming weekend (April 2-3). The three-week CSI March weekend stunt will not be carrying over into April, but also the schedule that was originally scheduled for weekends in April will not be happening either. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition returns and will air weekends from 10am-1pm, as The Nanny is reduced to 7am-10am and I Dream of Jeannie is no longer airing on weekends. Then from 1pm-5pm, a block of The Andy Griffith Show will air instead of Bewitched, which will remain totally off the schedule even after the 3-week CSI stunt. A triple shot of Sanford & Son will air from 5pm-6:30pm, followed by three episodes of All in the Family from 6:30p-8pm. On Saturdays it is 6:30pm-9pm, though. That's all that isn't changing, though! There are some minor changes to the weekday line-up as well, starting next week (Monday, April 4). Weekdays at 1pm will have another episode of Gunsmoke, replacing Bonanza. The 12 noon episode of Gunsmoke will still air, too, and Bonanza will air still at 2pm & 3pm. It will also gain the 4om hour, replacing back-to-back The Andy Griffith Show, which will just air on weekends now. The 5pm hour will still be Good Times and The Jeffersons, but 6pm-9pm will be now three episodes each of Sanford & Son (6pm-7:30pm) and All in the Family (7:30pm-9pm), as they switch timeslots. And finally, TV Land will launch a new late night block titled Mini Marathon Madness starting Monday, April 18, 2011! The block will air seven nights a week with two or three blocks of sitcoms every night! But before we get to that, weekdays in the 11am hour will now be All in the Family and Sanford & Son replacing The Nanny and Boston Legal returns airing five mornings a week at 5am replacing M*A*S*H. Back to Mini Marathon Madness, on Mondays from 10pm-12am will be The Nanny, followed by Roseanne from 12am-2:30am and M*A*S*H from 2:30am-5am. The TV Land Monday night movie will move from 9-11pm to 8-10pm. On Tuesdays during Mini Marathon Madness, it is Roseanne from 11pm-2am and Home Improvement from 2am-5am. On Wednesdays, it is an encore of Home Improvement from 11pm-2am followed by Three's Company from 2am-5am. Thursdays has Three's Company from 11:30pm-2am followed by The Nanny from 2am-5am. The Friday Mini Marathon Madness block has The Nanny from 11:30pm-2am then Roseanne from 2am-6am. Everybody Loves Raymond airs in the 11pm half-hour on Thursdays and Fridays, in addition to its 9-11pm airings. Saturdays has more Roseanne from 12:30am-2:30am then a block of Three's Company from 2:30am-6am. And finally, Sundays has Three's Company from 12:30am-3am and then The Nanny from 3am-5am. Everything else in April 2011 is the same as we previously announced. View the TV Land April 2011 schedule. Stay tuned for the May 2011 schedule very soon! Stay with us.

Logo announced it acquired the complete, five-season series of the camp, cult-hit Absolutely Fabulous. To kick off the Logo premiere, Absolutely Fabulous will launch with a weekend-long marathon beginning Saturday, April 16th at 2 p.m. ET/PT. The Britcom will move to its permanent timeslot with episodes airing every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Logo. Absolutely Fabulous follows publicist Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend, fashion director Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley) as they live the life of excess in every possible way. The sitcom chronicles these middle-aged women and their desperate attempt to do anything to stay relevant and hip. As they teeter toward decadence through alcohol, cigarettes and fashion, Edina and Patsy find themselves in unbelievable, hilarious situations. Their poor judgment and misadventures include a full cast of eccentric characters including Saffy (Julia Sawalha), Edina's voice-of-reason daughter; Bubble, Edina's babbling, animated assistant; and Edina's oblivious mother. The series ran originally on BBC from 1992-96, with a revival and specials airing from 2001 to 2004.


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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 19

Son of Zorn - "The Quest for Craig" (Fox, 7:00M ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Craig runs off to get some perspective on his relationship with Edie, a road trip ensues to bring him back. Meanwhile, Alan’s Zephyrian legs actually make him popular at school, but his desperation to fit in seriously puts off his lady.

The Simpsons - "Trust but Clarify" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 8:30M ET/PT)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Family Guy - "The Finer Strings" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys decide to form a string quartet, but Peter doesn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to be Carter’s seeing eye dog and enjoys the life of luxury a little too much.

Bob's Burgers - "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Gayle’s (guest star Megan Mullally) cat, Mr. Business, secures pet agent Ian Amberson (guest star John Oliver), Bob finds out that Linda may have been helping to fund the cat’s career. Ever the skeptic, Bob is prepared to shut it down, but learns that Mr. Business could be on the verge of his big break.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Sunday, February 19

  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Catch Michael on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
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.