Monday, June 06, 2011

TV Land July 2011 Highlights; MeTV Network Honors James Arness

TV Land in July 2011 will not be changing much, but there are some notable stunts. The regular schedule will remain as it is now in June. Before we get to July, we have some June changes. MTV Networks' special featuring President Obama titled Race to the Top Commencement Challenge” has been scheduled to air tomorrow (Tuesday, June 7) in the 7pm half-hour. In addition, Leave it to Beaver will remain airing in June on weekends from 1pm-3pm, as originally it was through May only. The last week of June has some additions. TV Land has added two Everybody Loves Raymond "Limited Commercial Interruption" stunts. The first one is scheduled for Sunday, June 26 from 10pm-12am and the second one is on Tuesday, June 28 from 9pm-11pm. There won't be any off-the-clock timings in these two blocks.
OK, so on to July...the 4th of July will see some magic this year! TV magic, as Bewitched returns for a special marathon on the nation's birthday! The marathon airs from 8am to 8pm on Monday, July 4 leading into a block of Happily Divorced and Hot in Cleveland encores from 8-11pm. Bewitched is not on the regular schedule in July, so make sure you tune in for this marathon! The TV Land primetime movie on Monday nights is no more since a few weeks now, but TV Land will still air movies Mondays at 8am. Movies for the month are Crocodile Dundee, Crocodile Dundee II, Top Gun and the TV Land premiere of Ray, which will air on a Sunday evening (July 24 at 5pm-8pm).
TV Land will continue all-new episodes of Hot in Cleveland and the new comedy Happily Divorced all month long every Wednesday at 10pm. They premiere on June 15, as you all know. Look for Wayne Knight, Doris Roberts, Antonio Sabato, Jr., and Jennifer Love Hewitt to guest star on Hot in Cleveland in July.
As a preview to August, look for Cedric The Entertainer to guest star on the August 24 episode of Hot in Cleveland in a backdoor pilot episode. If it does well, you'll see that as a spin-off series soon. The season finale of Hot in Cleveland will air on August 31, while the season finale of Happily Divorced will air August 17.

MeTV will have "A Tribute to James Arness" on Saturday (June 11). The legendary actor passed away late last week at the age of 88. His character Marshal Dillon was among the most famous characters in the history of television on the TV series Gunsmoke (the half-hour episodes were re-titled Marshal Dillon in syndication). MeTV will pay tribute to Mr. Arness with episodes of both Marshal Dillon and Gunsmoke. The marathon begins at 11am with two-hours of the half-hour Marshal Dillon episodes from 11pm-1pm, then Gunsmoke from 1pm-8pm, and more half-hour Marshal Dillon episodes from 8pm-10pm to close the marathon out.
See where MeTV Network airs in your area by checking their website! You can also catch Gunsmoke regularly on cable on TV Land and Encore Westerns (and its siblings MoviePlex and RetroPlex).


New on DVD/Blu-ray (May)

Mad About You - The Complete Series The Jim Gaffigan Show Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season The Wonder Years - Season Five

05/03 - Mad About You - The Complete Series
05/03 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season One
05/10 - Newhart - The Complete Fifth Season
05/17 - Angie Tribeca - The Complete First Season
05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
05/24 - The Wonder Years - Season Five
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 27

The Simpsons - "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine’s Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

The Simpsons - "Gal of Constant Sorrow" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman’s cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie’s surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he’s handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "True Intentions" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Angela and Leslie are shocked when Jennifer confesses she has been keeping a secret.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Watch Maya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Angie Tribeca on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Lizzy talks about Now You See Me 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Wedding Bells on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie shares a fun flashback from the original Ghostbusters on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sam Waterson (Grace and Frankie) - Sam talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/TWo and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.