Wednesday, April 06, 2011

WE tv Acquires Frasier; Svengoolie Goes National on MeTV Network

Frasier just started on The Hallmark Channel yesterday but this new cable deal is not exclusive. WE tv has also gotten the rights to the long-running sitcom. Kelsey Grammer and company will start on WE tv this coming Friday (April 8, 2011) and will air every Friday night. The series will air Fridays from 8pm-1am replacing The Golden Girls, which will still remain on Monday nights in that block. There are no other scheduled airings of Frasier. Only Charmed (6pm & 7pm) and Ghost Whisperer (5pm & 1am) air every weekday. The only other sitcom besides Frasier and The Golden Girls on WE tv is Girlfriends, which airs on Saturday nights starting at 6pm.
That's about it for WE tv, as the rest of the schedule is reality series. On Tuesday nights they will premiere two new series starting April 12 in Braxton Family Values and Sinbad's It's Just Family. Maybe they should air the short-lived early '90s comedy Sinbad as a promotion? Wishful thinking. Stay tuned for any further information on Frasier on WE tv!

Yesterday we gave you news on MeTV getting more affiliates, now we have scheduling news. MeTV is opening up the dungeon door and unleashing Svengoolie on the country! For more than 30 years, Svengoolie has been Chicago's premiere horror show host. Now, this classic program is airing nationwide on the Me-TV Network! It began on Saturday, April 2, and Svengoolie will continue to open up his coffin for business every Saturday night at 10PM/9c on Me-TV.
Since Svengoolie first debuted, generations of viewers have become dedicated fans of the movie event which mixes up horror and humor. This phenomenon was not limited to Chicago; many television stations across the country, from the 1950's until 1980's had beloved horror movie hosts but Svengoolie's cult-followers never stopped watching. Me-TV's brand is about presenting and preserving memorable entertainment, making Svengoolie a perfect fit for the classic television network.
Svengoolie will feature classic Universal horror films, many of which have not been seen on broadcast television in years, including Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man. And it's Sven's unique scary sense of humor that makes each program a frightfully funny experience. Me-TV, memorable entertainment television is a classic TV network owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. Log on to MeTVNetwork.com for a program schedule, as well as where to watch Me-TV.
Sitcoms Airing Tonight (Friday, April 18)

Last Man Standing - "April, Come She Will" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Vanessa’s mooching sister April comes to visit, Mike suspects it’s because she needs money. Sure enough, April explains that she’s decided to have a baby but doesn’t have the funds for a donor egg. While Vanessa and Mike aren’t on board, Mandy comes up with a solution. Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Mike tries pulling a prank on Chuck Larabee that gives him some new perspective.

Last Man Standing - "Tasers" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A large bouquet of roses is delivered anonymously to the Baxter’s house on Valentine’s Day. Vanessa knows they’re not for her because Mike doesn’t believe in the frivolity of flowers on a Hallmark holiday. As an expression of his love though, Mike buys Vanessa a Taser, which only adds to her disappointment. Meanwhile, Kristin suspects her boss, John Baker (guest star Jonathan Taylor Thomas), may be the secret admirer, while Mandy assumes the flowers are from Kyle.

The Rickey Smiley Show - "The Bachelor" (TV One, 9:00PM ET/PT)
A Bachelor type promotion on the radio station.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 14) (All times Eastern unless noted)

Friday, April 18

  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Watch Bryan on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($#*! My Dad Says) - William visits The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl/I Hate My Teenage Daughter) - Jaime is a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tichina Arnold (Martin/Everybody Hates Chris/Happily Divorced) - Tichina and the cast of the new Lifetime movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats about the new film Heaven is for Real on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Tony Hale (Veep/Arrested Development) - Tony appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He also talks getting animated for Rio 2 on 106 & Park at 6pm on BET.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin is challenged to a hilarious round of charades on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) - Holly is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George appears on a repeat of The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Albert Tsai (Trophy Wife) - Albert is a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) - Chris will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Valerie Harper (Rhoda/The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Valerie) - Valerie talks about Signed, Sealed, Delivered on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York at 9:40am. She can also be heard on WGN Radio in Chicago with host Dean Richards on Sunday.
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) - Sofia is a guest on Pop Sugar Now on TV Guide Network at 6pm and on the next day on their website at noon.