Monday, August 01, 2011

TBS Fall 2011 Schedule; ION Adds Monk, Psych This Month, House in Fall 2012

TBS has unveiled its Fall 2011 schedule and there are some changes also to daytime. The Big Bang Theory is the only newly acquired sitcom that they will have coming this fall. However, they have an original sitcom also coming, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, coming in November (which we announced a few months ago) and we will have timings for that in the next month or so. The Big Bang Theory will start Tuesday, Sept. 20 and will air in primetime on Tuesday and Thursdays and Saturdays in the early evenings. The Big Bang Theory starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco will air Tuesday nights from 8pm-11pm replacing the primetime The Office block. On Thursdays it will air from 9-11pm replacing a movie and on Saturdays it will air 6pm-8pm replacing an hour each of Seinfeld and King of Queens, which will both move up and lead-in from 4-6pm. Big Bang will also of course air five nights a week (and weekends in many markets) on local broadcast stations, so check out when it will air in your market.
TBS usually makes changes to its regular daytime schedule and this year they will as well. The changes start the week after The Big Bang Theory joins the line-up. Starting Monday, Sept. 26, we have these changes. Saved by the Bell fans you know you lost the 7am hour to Home Improvement earlier this year, but now the comedy will lose its 8am hour as well, as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will move to the 8am hour. It seems as if the Saved by the Bell contract will be expiring from the network, as it is not on the line-up anymore. We are not 100% sure if the contract is expiring, but we will find out soon. The last time the contract was renewed was in Fall 2006. The series has been on TBS since 1992.
UPDATE: The Saved by the Bell contract is expiring in March 2012, so it will be on hiatus for now.
Moving on, the 9am hour will now be another Fresh Prince airing followed by House of Payne, in a new timeslot. Also Meet the Browns will air at 10am, followed by Yes, Dear which gets a time improvement. Another Yes, Dear will air at 11am, followed by Everybody Loves Raymond at 11:30am. According to Jim's first airing moves to 12 noon, while Meet the Browns remains at 12:30pm, so it gained a second airing at 10am. The 1pm hour will remain the same with American Dad! and My Name is Earl, as will Everybody Loves Raymond at 2pm. TBS will add a third airing of Friends and will air it at 2:30pm (in addition to 4-5pm). And the final change will be The Office and According to Jim switching half-hours at 3pm. The late afternoon/early evening line-up of Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King of Queens and Seinfeld, will remain intact from 4pm-8pm. If you counted, Everybody Loves Raymond will air four times a day (11:30am, 2pm, and 5-6pm)! We will keep you up to date if anything changes.
View the TBS Fall 2011 schedule because it all started with the big bang!

ION Television furthers its programming strategy of providing high-quality content with the acquisition of three of television's critically-acclaimed and highly popular series, Psych and Monk from Universal Cable Productions and House from Universal Media Studios.
As part of the content package, ION Television attains the right to air six and future seasons of the detective series Psych, marking the first time the series has been syndicated on a broadcast network. Meanwhile, the Emmy(R) Award winning series Monk comes to ION with all eight complete seasons. Both Psych and Monk will join the ION Television line-up this month airing every night starting with a marathon on Sunday, August 21, 2011! Monk will kick things off on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 6pm-10pm, with the first four episodes, followed by the first five episodes of Psych from 10pm-3am. Monk will regularly air weeknights at 12am, with Fridays being extended to 3am, and on weekends from 6pm-9pm. Psych will air Thursday nights from 1-3am and weekends from 10pm-3am both following Monk. The rest of the line-up remains the same, but M*A*S*H and My Name is Earl filler airings on weekends are not present for these few weeks. We'll let you know if they return in September, so stay tuned for our Fall 2011 schedule for ION Television!
Additionally, ION obtains rights to the Emmy(R) Award winning medical drama House starting in fall 2012 airing two times per week for one year. The three hit series join ION Television's primetime schedule of the popular off-net series Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, My Name Is Earl, along with ION's first original police drama Flashpoint.
View the new August 2011 schedule for ION Television starting Aug. 21. And stay with us for any further changes come Fall 2011.

NBC is up today at the TCA Summer 2011 Press Tour. We'll have a recap of the day's events tomorrow...so come on back!


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

Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete First Season Maude - The Complete Final (Sixth) Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Three Superstore - Season One

07/08 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/12 - Grady - The Best of Grady
07/20 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 5th Season
07/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/26 - Where's Huddles? - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
08/02 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
08/09 - Maude - The Complete Final (Sixth) Season
08/23 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Three
08/23 - Superstore - Season One
08/23 - The Wonder Years - Complete Series (New Slipcase Version)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, August 27

Last Man Standing - "The Marriage Doctor" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Mike finds out future son-in-law Kyle fears meeting with the church’s new minister (guest star Bill Engvall), Mike tells Kyle to use him and Vanessa as a strong marriage example. But a recent argument ends up sending them to the minister instead. Meanwhile, Ryan helps Eve with her assignment to debate from the opposite side of her politically conservative beliefs.

Dr. Ken - "Korean Men's Club" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Ken, at the insistence of Allison, reluctantly joins a civics-minded community group – but it may not be what it seems. Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”) guest stars as Gary Chon, the leader of the Korean Men’s Club group.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 29)

Saturday, August 27

    Kathy Garver (Family Affair) - Kathy reunites with her former co-star Johnny Whitaker on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Monday, August 29
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Watch Tika on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about Southside with You on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) - Jerrod is a guest on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
  • Walton Goggins (Vice Principals) - Walton appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identiy) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:05am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches, Rick Glassman and Brent Morin - The cast of Undateable are guests on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sally Field (Gidget/The Flying Nun) - Sally whips up a delicious Pea Pesto & Potatoes with Mario Batali on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/One Day at a Time) - Valerie bakes up her Sicilian Love Cake for dessert on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Tyler Labine (Deadbeat/Animal Practice/Mad Love/Sons of Tucson) - Tyler talks about Zoom on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Emeril Lagasse (Emeril) - Emeril explains the surprising origins of his catchphrase “Bam!” on People Now at 8:30am.