Monday, July 18, 2011

TeenNick Starts '90s Block, Adds Everybody Hates Chris, Malcolm in the Middle; GMC Acquires Judging Amy

Starting tonight, TeenNick will be airing Everybody Hates Chris! The sitcom which also had been airing on sister network Nick at Nite, will premiere at 11:00pm & 11:30pm tonight (Monday. July 18, 2011) following Degrassi. It will then settle into weekdays at 10:00pm & 10:30pm and also 4:00am & 4:30am starting tomorrow (July 19). The comedy will also air on weekends in some blocks in primetime. Nick at Nite has heavily reduced the comedy ever since That '70s Show joined the line-up, in fact effective this week it will be totally off the Nick at Nite schedule (replaced by Home Improvement on Sunday nights from 2-3am). Additionally, another former Nick at Nite acquisition will return to the TeenNick line-up after being dropped. Malcolm in the Middle will return to TeenNick starting tonight airing weeknights at 12:00am & 12:30am for this week only (see below on what will air starting next week). It will also air weeknights at 5:00am & 5:30am, which will be its new time slot. In addition, it will air in blocks on weekends in late nights. Malcolm in the Middle was recently dropped from the FX schedule after June and it seems they have lost rights to the series after 4 years. FX also has stopped running Bernie Mac (its three-year deal will expire), leaving Two and a Half Men the only off-network comedy on FX currently. To fill some of the void, FX has acquired the game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader and started airing it since July 10. Stay with us in the coming weeks for FX's fall schedule.
In March, we mentioned TeenNick will bring back classic '90s series and will air a new late night 12-4am block starting this Fall called "The '90s Are All That." Well now it will be starting earlier! In fact, it will start NEXT week (Monday, July 25)! The block will kick-off at midnight every weeknight with All That, followed by Kenan & Kel at 12:30am, Clarissa Explains It All at 1:00am and the TeenNick premiere of the animated series Doug at 1:30am! The block will immediately encore from 2-4am in the same order. This means recently added series Freaks & Geeks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Undeclared will be moving to weekends only in the late nights. Freaks will air Saturday nights from 2-4am followed by Buffy from 4am-6am. Undeclared will air 4-5am on Sunday nights.
This is just the beginning for The '90s Are All That on TeenNick...stay with us for further changes and we hope they bring in some classic non-Nick '90s series as well like Family Matters and Step by Step. Stay tuned!

In a quiet move, GMC has acquired the rights to the drama Judging Amy. The Amy Brenneman drama premiered yesterday with a launch marathon from 1pm to 11pm, but the series will regularly air weekdays at 2:00pm & 3:00pm starting today after The Waltons. It will also air in primetime on Tuesday nights, its former night on CBS, at 9pm & 10pm. The series aired from 1999-2005 on CBS and also starred Tyne Daly. Tyne's brother Tim currently stars with Amy on ABC's Private Practice.
Amy Gray, an attorney, has found herself a single mother after a recent divorce. With Amy’s young daughter Lauren in tow she moves back to Hartford, Connecticut with her very opinionated mother, a retired social worker. Amy moves back in to her mother’s home where the family issues are plentiful. Amy is selected to become a Juvenile Court Judge, with the new career and family, Amy will be more challenged than she ever dreamed. Amy’s first case involves a child abandoned by a drug addicted mother. Amy quickly finds the politics and shortcomings of the juvenile justice system a bit overwhelming.
Judging Amy will replace Highway to Heaven, which seems to be off the schedule now and an episode of Dr. Quinn, but that will remain in its 7pm & 8pm timeslots.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (November)

The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Remastered Series (DVD) Maude - The Complete Third Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Final (Fourth) Season McHale's Navy - The Complete Series Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Fourth Season

11/03 - Californication - The Complete Series
11/03 - Getting On - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
11/03 - Hank (1965-66) - The Complete Series
11/03 - I Love Lucy - The Complete Series
11/03 - Men at Work - The Complete Second Season
11/03 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/03 - 'Til Death - The Complete Third Season
11/10 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Remastered Series (DVD)
11/10 - Maude - The Complete Third Season
11/10 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Final (Fourth) Season
11/17 - The Comedians - The Complete Series
11/17 - Cristela - The Complete First Season
11/17 - McHale's Navy - The Complete Series
11/17 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Fourth Season
11/17 - Weird Loners - The Complete Series
11/24 - George Lopez - The Complete Sixth Seaon
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 2

The Middle - "The Convention" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dr. Goodwin (Jack McBrayer) informs Frankie that she must attend a convention on an all-expense paid trip to Des Moines as part of the dentist office’s transition to being part of the Smile Superstars International team, headlined by the company’s inspiring founder, Dr. Samuelson (Cheryl Hines). Thinking that her husband could use a break, Frankie entices Mike to join her on the trip to experience the luxuries of a free mini vacation. Meanwhile, Axl informs a disapproving Sue that he’s going to move into her dorm room until he finds a new place of his own, and roles become reversed when Mike’s dad, Big Mike (John Cullum), agrees to watch over Brick while Frankie and Mike are out of town.

The Goldbergs - "Wingmom" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Inspired by “Top Gun,” Barry decides to join ROTC. Convinced it will help discipline him, Murray orders the Captain to prevent Barry from quitting when the going gets tough, prompting Beverly to join Barry, too! Meanwhile, Adam helps Pops get his swag back with a special librarian.

Modern Family - "Clean Out Your Junk Drawer" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Gloria won a bid at the school auction for a family seminar with famed doctor and author Debra Radcliffe, whose self-help book ‘Clean Out Your Junk Drawer’ encourages people get out all their emotional junk to become healthier people and in turn better partners and spouses. Jay is resistant to the whole experience and can’t get away fast enough; Mitch and Cam decide to keep it very surface level so they can come off as super stable; and Phil and Claire also make it competitive and strive to be the best and strongest couple of the group. Things quickly escalate, though, as junk starts flying. Elsewhere, Haley and Alex meet up and counsel each other on their boy problems.

black-ish - "Man at Work" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre has always looked out for the crew he grew up with, but when his childhood friend Sha (guest star Faizon Love) comes to stay at the house for a few days, Bow thinks he is taking advantage of Dre’s generosity. Meanwhile, Daphne Lido (played by Wanda Sykes), the now ex-wife of Stevens & Lido’s founding partner, gains control of half of the company and wants to start inserting herself in company business. When Daphne starts to question Charlie’s work ethic, Dre must decide who he remains loyal to.

The League - "The 13 Stages of Grief" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
When the league is kicked off their fantasy football website, Kevin has to run the league old school. Jenny deals with loss. Rafi counsels Ruxin. Andre tries to co-opt Ruxin¹s dinner reservation.

You're the Worst - "Other Things You Could Be Doing" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gretchen's depression comes to a head, forcing Jimmy to make a tough choice. Lindsay finally lets Paul go. Edgar has his improv graduation show.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 30)

Wednesday, December 2

  • Lenny Clarke (Are You There, Chelsea?/The Winner/Lenny) - Watch Lenny on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (Community) - Joel appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Toni Collette (United States of Tara) - Toni visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tone Bell (Truth Be Told/Bad Judge) and Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Tone and Tiffany are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Faith Ford (Hope & Faith/Murphy Brown) and Ted McGinley (Hope & Faith/Married with Children/Happy Days) - Faith and Ted talk about their Hallmark Channel original movie Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Suburgatory) - Cheryl talks about her new movie Christmas Eve on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ricky Schroder (Silver Spoons) - Ricky makes holiday candles with his wife, Andrea, on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rob Schneider (Rob) - Rob is a guest on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.