Thursday, August 04, 2011

ABC Family September 2011 Schedule; TCA Summer 2011 Press Tour: CBS

Today's it time to give you the details on ABC Family September 2011. Due to limited changes to the regular schedule, we are not calling this the "fall schedule" just yet because we don't have their October schedule yet. The schedule will basically remain the same as it is now, but weekdays at 6pm will now be America's Funniest Home Videos, whenever there isn't an original encore or movie. This means Still Standing will not air in this hour anymore, but it will still air weekdays from 12-1pm. Whenever a movie starts at 6:30pm, you'll either see filler airings of 8 Simple Rules or That '70s Show in the 6pm half-hour. To recap, the daily comedy line-up begins at 7am with an hour of Boy Meets World followed by an hour of What I Like About You at 8am. The 9am half-hour will still be Grounded for Life followed by 700 Club programming until 11am. Then it is all comedies with an hour each of Full House, Still Standing, 8 Simple Rules, My Wife & Kids from 11am-3pm and then two-hours of That '70s Show from 3-5pm. At 5pm, it will still be repeats of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Sorry Gilmore Girls fans, still no sign of when that series will return. We'll keep you up to date, of course. AFV closes the daytime schedule at 6pm.
In primetime, two original series will have their season finales in September. On Monday, Sept. 5, the season finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager will air at 8pm. A marathon will air from 11am-8am leading into the season finale. On Wednesday, September 14, we have the first season finale of Melissa & Joey with two all-new episodes from 8-9pm. A marathon event for this series will also lead-in from 11am-8pm. This show is getting really good and the episodes that aired last night were very funny. Good 'ole fashioned fun! The Lying Game, which premieres Monday, August 15 at 9pm, will be moving to 8pm as soon as The Secret Life of the American Teenager wraps up its season on Sept. 5, so effective Sept. 12 the new drama will move to 8pm.
Other notable ABC Family September events includes a marathon of 12 episodes of the ABC comedy Happy Endings on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5pm-11pm promoting its complete first season DVD (out on Sept. 20) and the return of the new season (Wednesdays starting Sept. 28 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC). If you haven't seen this show, now is your chance because it is ABSOLUTELY hilarious! ABC Family movie premieres for the month are Sweet Home Alabama, Royal Engagement, 50 First Dates, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, and G Force.
View and discuss ABC Family's September 2011 schedule. And stay tuned for October to see if anything will change.

CBS was up yesterday at the TCA Summer 2011 pres tour. The executive session with Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, was ruled by what will happen to Charlie Sheen's character on Two and a Half Men. While that will not be revealed until the season premiere airs (which will be a two-part episode airing over two weeks), we did learn that Ashton Kutcher's character will be Walden Schmidt, an internet billionaire with a broken heart. As for what will happen to Charlie Harper: "The mystery is part of the marketing," Tassler said. "It's going to be a big event." As for the move of Rules of Engagement to Saturdays, "We see Saturday night as an opportunity. Advertisers like comedies. It's a terrific show. We see this as an opportunity for us," Tassler said. Other than that, there was nothing really of note. No scheduling news was released beyond fall, except that they will have Undercover Boss and new drama The 2-2 ready to go and they have shot a new pilot for the Rob Schneider comedy.
Following the executive session, there was a session for CBS Evening News with new anchor Scott Pelley. Following that was an interesting panel on research. Professor David Poltrack, Chief Research Office for CBS, did a presentation about TV viewer behavior patterns in today's multi-platform world, including the results of a recent Nielsen/CBS study that could change the way the TV audience is measured in the future. Then there was a panel for CSI as they introduced the new addition to the cast: Ted Danson. New series panels were next for Unforgettable, 2 Broke Girls, A Gifted Man, Person of Interest, and How to Be a Gentleman. And the night concluded with a Stars Party at Pagoda in Beverly Hills with cocktails, Asian-themed cuisine and lots of conversation!
Up today at the press tour will be The CW and Showtime and we will recap that for you tomorrow.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, November 13

The Conners - "The Separation of Church and Dan" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Geena learns that D.J. hasn’t been taking Mary to church while she’s been away, she insists they go as a family to uphold her traditional values. To make matters worse, Mary refuses to attend without her cousins Harris and Mark, leaving D.J. in the last situation he wants to be in – at the mercy of Darlene. Meanwhile, Mark’s attempt to conduct an unbiased survey on the upcoming election for his school project goes south when Jackie volunteers to help.

The Kids Are Alright - "Peggy's Day Out" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
To hide a mess Eddie made, his girlfriend, Wendi, tries to distract Peggy by insisting she take a day off with a fun day out while they take care of the housework. To everyone’s surprise, Peggy accepts the offer and requests Wendi tag along, with the ulterior motive of teaching her a lesson. Meanwhile, Eddie enlists the help of his brothers to clean up and keep Mike out of the house while Wendi and Peggy are out. Elsewhere, Pat introduces Timmy to his secret dog.

black-ish - "Purple Rain" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family is shocked to learn that Jack and Diane are not familiar with the iconic music of Prince. One by one, each member of the family works to explain Prince’s tremendous impact on their lives through his music.

Splitting Up Together - "War of the Wagners" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin’s escalating battle for control of the house is put on hold when Milo announces he wants to go to a school for the gifted – to which they think he will not be accepted. Meanwhile, they both meet a contractor for the house, Vlad, but Lena undermines him and scares Vlad away. Things get uglier between Lena and Oliver after she introduces a new member to the family as payback for all the back-and-forth about the house. Elsewhere, Lena and Martin give conflicting advice to Mason on how to deal with his recent breakup.

The Guest Book - "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Mike and his family hate spending every summer in a subpar vacation home far from the beach; in order to afford paying a booking fee for their dream house, the Barefeet Retreat, Mike pulls double shifts and ends up paying more than he bargained for.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 12)

Tuesday, November 13

  • Jason Mantzoukas (The League) - Catch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jenifer Lewis (black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer appears on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Taran Killam (Single Parents) - Taran visits E!'s Busy Tonight at 10pm.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul stops by The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • The Cast of The Conners - Michael Fishman, John Goodman, Lecy Goranson, Laurie Metcalf and Maya Lynne Robinson are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie previews the film Robin Hood on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tatyana Ali (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Love That Girl!) - Tatyana talks about her upcoming two Holiday movies for Lifetime and Hallmark on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Together/Happy Endings/New Girl) - Damon is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle) - Bryan talks about The Upside Down and Network on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Ashley Tisdale (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/Clipped) - Ashley appears on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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