Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More Boy Meets World on ABC Family; Sitcom Modern Family Is #1 Rated Scripted Series in 2010-11

Starting in July 2011, ABC Family will bring you more Boy Meets World! The series airs weekdays in the 7am hour and will air a bit more come July. The '90s comedy starring Ben Savage will gain weekend mornings starting July 2. It will air weekends in the 7am hour as well, but there is some good news and bad news to this. First the bad news is that it could be preempted on any given week by a scheduled movie, but the good news is that some weeks it will air for 3 or even 4 episodes (from 7-9am).
Yes, this isn't too much of a gain but now you can wake up weekend mornings to watch Cory & Topanga. Relive your childhood and wake up on Saturday mornings, even though this isn't a cartoon, it's from the same era. Boy Meets World is replacing That '70s Show o on weekend mornings, but that show will still remain on weekday afternoons. Everything else remains the same as what we previously told you, which includes The Secret Life of the American Teenager getting the weekday 5pm hour starting July 18, replacing Gilmore Girls.

A sitcom finished #1 for the TV season among scripted series! For the complete 2010-11 broadcast season (9/20/10-5/25/11), ABC aired TV's #1 scripted series among the coveted Adults 18-49 with Modern Family based on Nielsen's final rankings for the season. Modern Family soared to a 6.2 average 18-49 rating in the seven-day playback finals, topping the #2 scripted series (Fox's Glee) by six-tenths of a rating point (+11%: 6.2 vs. 5.6).
Among regular live plus same day ratings, which is the same say until 3am, Modern Family averaged a 4.5 18-49 rating, so it went up 1.7 points in seven-day DVR playback from a 4.5 to 6.2. Modern Family was the biggest gainer in time-shifted viewing for the 2010-11 season as well. The series also gained 3.48 million in DVR playback as well, also the biggest gainer for the season.
Catch repeats of the sophomore comedy Modern Family all summer long on ABC Laugh On Wednesday at 9/8 central and I have noticed it is even funnier the second time around. So watch again or watch for the first time!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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