Wednesday, June 08, 2011

BET July 2011 Highlights; Gilmore Girls Not Leaving July 4 on ABC Family...Or Is It?

BET has released their July 2011 schedule and there will be some sitcom time changes. But first, after the Everybody Hates Chris week-long marathon that we told you about already, from June 13-17, the sitcom will gain an hour airing weekdays at 5pm as well starting June 20. This will be in addition to its weekdays 8am airing. The Game will slide over to 4pm starting this day, cutting the Girlfriends block to just the 3pm hour.
Now on to the July changes, it seems like The Game will be taking a bit of a rest, as the series will be off the regular weekday line-up starting Monday, July 4. Everybody Hates Chris will be expanded to 4pm-6pm, while its 8am hour will become Girlfriends. After that, Bernie Mac remains 9am-11am, but Girlfriends will air in the 11am hour, cutting the two-hour Jamie Foxx Show block to the 12pm hour. Not to worry, because Jamie Foxx Show will get that second hour now at 3pm following the afternoon movie at 1pm.
So there you have it, the new sitcom line-up on BET every weekday from 8am-6pm (except 1-3pm) starting in July.
The Game will likely return soon for sure, as it does well in the ratings but it probably needs to take a rest since it has aired quite a lot. The series will however air on the weekends for an hour every Saturday morning (times vary, but usually 8-9am or 10-11am), kicking-off the Saturday sitcom block (of the same comedies on weekdays). Of course all-new episodes of The Game return in January 2012 for a fifth season and it became the highest rated basic cable sitcom ever when BET launched season four this past winter.

Last Thursday we gave you ABC Family July 2011 details and told you repeats of The Secret Life of the American Teenager would start on July 4 airing weekdays at 5pm replacing fan favorite Gilmore Girls, but now that is not happening...well sort of. Gilmore Girls will remain on the schedule until July 18 and that's when The Secret Life of the American Teenager will now start its weekday strip run at 5pm. No word on why the two-week delay, but fans of Gilmore Girls shouldn't worry too much because the series always ends up back on the schedule at some point. If I were to guess, at the latest Lauren Graham and company would be back on the air in the fall.

Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, March 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Mysterious Robbery" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When the Bait N' Bite is robbed, the Diaz children use their resources to track down the culprit.

Bizaardvark - "Amelia's Perfectly Imperfect Volleyball Adventure" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Paige convinces the volleyball coach to put Amelia on the team, the DIY diva's ego lands the volleyball team in a match against the state champions.

The Paynes - "Payneful Repairs" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Curtis and Ella learn some troubling news about Nyla.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 19)

Friday, March 23

  • Jim Jefferies (Legit) - Watch Jim on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) and Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Jenna and Oliver chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. They will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and the BUILd Series at 2:30pm.
  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Jamie appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Boris Kodjoe (The Last Man on Earth/Second Time Around) and Nicole Ari Parker (Second Time Around) - Boris and Nicole are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani stops by Access Live, so check your local listings. She shares her recipe for spiked hot chocolate on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zach Braff (Alex, Inc./Scrubs) - Zach appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link on YouTube.
  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous) - Jay creates something delicious with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Mark Hamill (The Texas Wheelers) - Mark will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella talks about Midnight Sun on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.