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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 24

The Thundermans - "Thunder in Paradise" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Thundermans travel to Hawaii for summer vacation, but there is trouble in paradise as Phoebe inadvertently has absorbed Dark Mayhem's evil powers, and now is determined to complete his plan for world domination.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "I Got Her Card" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jennifer decides to take Richard's legal trouble into her own hands.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "I Have Lived" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Marcus' ex-teammate shows up at C-Sports.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "All the Voices" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
The guys come to the rescue of William, Marcus' old teammate.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.