Thursday, June 02, 2011

ABC Family July 2011 Has Secret Life Join Regular Schedule; ION Adds Men of a Certain Age

ABC Family has released their July 2011 schedule and as usual we have all the scoops and highlights for you! The regular schedule will see one schedule change and it will happen starting Monday, July 4, 2011! Weekdays at 5pm will now be a weekday strip of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The ABC Family original series is entering its fourth season this summer with new episodes airing Monday nights at 8pm, but now you can watch from the beginning every weekday for the first time! I don't think this is a regular syndication deal, but I would assume the series will be close to being in syndication soon. The teen drama will replace Gilmore Girls, which for now will be off the line-up totally. There are no other changes to the regular line-up, which means sitcoms will still air from basically 7am-5pm (not counting 700 Club), with a few nights of Still Standing in the 6pm hour.
ABC Family will have a lot of original programming in primetime this summer, as new series air in primetime Mon-Wed. Look for encores of these series to air in the 6pm and 7pm hours on most weeknights this summer. Original programming has Secret Life and upcoming new drama Switched at Birth on Mondays; Pretty Little Liars and upcoming new drama The Nine Lives of Chloe King; and Wednesdays it is comedy with Melissa & Joey and upcoming new comedy State of Georgia.
The new ABC Family original movie Cyberbully starring Kay Panabaker (No Ordinary Family) premieres Sunday, July 17 at 8pm. Theatrical movie premieres for the month are Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, School of Rock, Step Up 2: The Streets and Jersey Girl. Of course you can catch encores of other movies such as the Harry Potter franchise, Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Jurassic Park, Grease, Grease 2, Meet the Parents and way more.

Meanwhile, ION Television quietly added the TNT original series Men of a Certain Age starring Ray Romano to its Tuesday line-up on May 24. They are airing the first six episodes of season two Tuesdays at 10pm & 11pm, as of now four episodes have aired. Two more episodes will air next Tuesday but after that it isn't on the line-up again. TNT is continuing season two this June, so that is probably the reason. Perhaps ION is airing these six episodes as a promotional play for TNT. In fact episode 7 of the second season premiered on TNT last night.
This has been kept very low-key with no press, so we thought we would share this with you, even though there is just a week left. Stay with us if we have any more information if ION airs more than just the first six of this season. We'll be on top of it, stay with us.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 18

Bob's Burgers - "Y Tu Ga-Ga Tambien" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob decides to start serving brunch at Bob's Burgers in order to offer more strict competition against Jimmy Pesto and his pizzeria.

Bob's Burgers - "The Secret Ceramics Room of Secrets" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
The kids set out to find a secret room filled with homemade ceramics which is rumored to be hidden at their school; Teddy starts a phone repair service and the adults become determined to improve his online rating.

The Simpsons - "Homer Is Where the Art Isn't" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Homer is accused of stealing a million-dollar painting, only a detective from the 1970s can clear his name.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Safe House" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Seamus threatens Kevin, Holt devises an elaborate plan to hide him in a safe house, using Jake as his guard; Kevin is miserable as the 99 works overtime to find Seamus and take him down.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Last Man on Earth - "Hamilton/Berg" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After the graveyard incident, Tandy and Todd try to convince the rest of the gang that something is wrong with Karl.

School of Rock - "Photograph" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
The whole band works together to get Zack to look perfect for photo day, so he can finally have a picture on his parents' mantle at home.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 12)

Friday, March 16

  • Yara Shahidi (grown-ish/black-ish) - Watch Yara on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Donald Glover (Atlanta/Community) - Donald appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • J. J. Totah (Champions) - J. J. is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Josh Henderson (One on One) - Josh visits Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew talks about Santa Clarita Diet on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.