Monday, August 15, 2011

INSP - Inspiration Network Fall 2011 Schedule Has Brady Bunch; TeenNick Removes Everybody Hates Chris

INSP - The Inspiration Network has announced their fall 2011 schedule to us and it features many of the greatest family favorites in television history. New to the network are such treasured classics as Bonanza, The Big Valley, The Brady Bunch and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. These programs reinforce the current schedule that includes The Waltons, Our House, Highway to Heaven, Wind at My Back, and others. Only Highway to Heaven will be resting come this fall, as everything else will remain airing even when these new shows start! The fall schedule commences on Monday, September 26, 2011. Prior to the premiere, INSP will air an all-day marathon of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman on Monday, August 29 from 1pm-8pm, with an encore of the first three episodes following. The series will launch the following night, Tuesday, August 30 airing weekdays at 5pm & 6pm ET, in its regular time period, replacing Our House and Highway to Heaven. The latter will be off the schedule as we mentioned, but Our House will remain at 1am. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman will also air weekdays at 11pm and Sundays at 1pm.
The rest of the schedule will start on Monday, Sept. 26. The Waltons currently starts at 1pm. but come Sept. 26 it will start at 1:30pm. At 2:30pm an episode of new acquired classic sitcom The Brady Bunch will air, so the duo will replace Wind At My Back in the 2pm hour. Airing at 3pm and 4pm will be another new series, The Big Valley, replacing Gospel programming. As mentioned, Dr. Quinn will air at 5pm and 6pm. The 7pm hour will feature back-to-back episodes of The Brady Bunch replacing Wind At My Back. In primetime, The Waltons will remain at 8pm and 9pm. After religious programming at 10pm, it's Dr. Quinn at 11pm, followed by The Big Valley replacing another Wind At My Back. And finally, as we mentioned Our House remains at 1am.
Weekends doesn't have much series programming, but it will have more than it does right now. Come Saturday, October 1, the Saturday schedule will have new acquisition Bonanza at 7pm and fellow new series The Big Valley at 8pm leading into two movies from 9pm-1am. The Big Valley closes the night out at 1am. The three series hours will replace religious programming. On Sundays, as we mentioned Dr. Quinn will be at 1pm and it will be followed by Wind At My Back at 2pm, its only airing during the week now. The new block will replace a movie, but the 3pm movie will remain. Another movie airs at 12 midnight on Sunday nights.
Besides the Dr. Quinn marathon on Aug. 29, the only other marathon scheduled will be The Waltons Fan Favorite Labor Day Marathon on Monday, Sept. 5 starting at 1pm ET. A Walton's Family Reunion special, which was an INSP exclusive special last fall, will air at 9pm. The special is hosted by Mary McDonough (Erin Walton) and features Richard Thomas (John Boy), Ralph Waite (John Walton), Michael Learned (Olivia Walton), Judy Norton (Mary Ellen Walton), Eric Scott (Ben Walton), Jon Walmsley (Jason Walton), David Harper (Jim-Bob Walton), Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton), and series creator Earl Hamner. The veteran cast reminisce about the series, its impact on American culture and family life, and what they've been up to since the series ended its original run in 1981.
View the full INSP - The Inspiration Network's Fall 2011 schedule. And stay with us for any further updates on INSP. Come on back for another fall schedule tomorrow!

TeenNick announced late last week that Everybody Hates Chris will be off the line-up beginning tonight. Why? As we mentioned, sister network Nick at Nite will return airing the series beginning tonight (2-3am and approx. 4:30am-6am). TeenNick was airing the series weeknights at 10-11pm and 4-5am, as its airings will be replaced Malcolm in the Middle, which was airing 5-6am. That hour will now be an encore of What I Like About You. No other changes will occur starting tonight on TeenNick.
Stay tuned for Nick at Nite's and TeenNick's Fall 2011 schedule very soon. So of course keep it right here!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 19

Superstore - "Workplace Bullying" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Tensions arise among the employees after an attempted robbery, pitting Dina (Lauren Ash) against Jonah (Ben Feldman). Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) has a tough time firing the store security guard, and Amy (America Ferrera) discovers that her coworkers have been hanging out without her.

The Good Place - "The Trolley Problem" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Chidi (William Jackson Harper) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell) tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Tahani (Jameela Jamil) harbors a secret and confides in Janet (D'Arcy Carden).

Will & Grace - "Grandpa Jack" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jack (Sean Hayes) is stunned to learn that his estranged son, Elliot (guest star Michael Angarano) has a son of his own, Skip (guest star Jet Jurgensmeyer). Moreover, Skip needs the kind of help only Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack can provide. Grace (Debra Messing) and Karen (Megan Mullally) behave badly with the hot new guy at work.

Great News - "Award Show" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
For the first time in years, "The Breakdown" has been nominated for an American Journalism Award. Katie (Briga Heelan) is looking forward to spending the night as a peer with the very reporters she has admired her whole life. Fearing her mother will ruin it, Katie tries to stop Carol (Andrea Martin) from attending but is unsuccessful when Carol secures a position as a seat-filler. Katie is stuck babysitting her mom all night but gets distracted by Jeremy (guest star Reid Scott), a handsome New York Times reporter who looks down on cable news. Chuck (John Michael Higgins) is excited to reunite with all of his old anchormen friends, especially Len Archer (guest star Christopher McDonald), an idol of Chuck's who is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Better Things - "Eulogy" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam demands satisfaction.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Thursday, October 19

  • Tracy Morgan (30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Catch Tracy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) - Jim is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Landecker (Transparent) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Carl Reinder (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Garcelle Beauvais (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Garcelle guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric is a guest on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off/Your Family or Mine/The Office) - Angela talks about the new season of her Netflix show Haters Back Off on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Out of Practice) - Henry is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna teams up with Michael Symon in the kitchen, giving the scoop on her new show and whipping up a tasty dish on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT. She also talks about Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Redman (Method & Red) - Redman appears on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Debra Messing and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Debra and Eric are guests on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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