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 (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

Tuesday, May 3

Fresh Off the Boat - "Rent Day" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The flip house is finally finished, and Jessica convinces Honey and Grandma that they would make more money if they rent it out instead. Honey and Grandma are reluctant to get into the landlord business, but Jessica assures them that she will take care of everything. However, when the perfect renters become more of a nuisance, Jessica fears that she might be in over her head. Meanwhile, amateur detectives Emery and Evan, better known as “The Huang Boys,” take on the mystery of Louis’ missing watch.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Retreat" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Jimmy is unexpectedly named Faith Leader for the weekend at the Catholic Youth Retreat, a jealous Kenny decides to take on his older brother’s role as ring leader of the bad kids. Home alone without the kids, Pat invites a new lady friend over, and Eileen can’t help but enlist Jodi to spy on them, with surprising results.

New Girl - "Dress" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jess races to make alterations to Cece’s bridal dress, while Schmidt tries to keep his “wedding workshop” a secret at work, and Nick struggles to ask Reagan to be his date to the nuptials. Meanwhile, Winston and Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad) try to keep their relationship on the down-low at work.

Grandfathered - "The Memorial" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy plans an emotional memorial service while processing a painful loss. Meanwhile, Sara is faced with a difficult decision after Craig asks her to take the next step in their relationship.

New Girl - "Return to Sender" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jess meets Sam’s (guest star David Walton) female best friend, Diane (guest star Caitlin Fitzgerald). Meanwhile, Nick is worried Gavin (guest star Peter Gallagher) will disappoint Schmidt (Max Greenfield) again and Winston is offended by a reaction to a birthday gift.

The Grinder - "Divergence" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding out Dean Sr. is guilty, Stew thinks they should settle the case. Dean, of course, believes they should try to win, and wants to use one of his old “Grinder” tricks, by throwing himself into an unrelated sub plot that will lead him to what he needs to solve the case. Meanwhile, Stew is concerned that he is now “infected”.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 2)

Tuesday, May 3

  • Marc Maron (Maron) - Catch Marc on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town) - Josh appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Matt Walsh (Veep/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zoey Deutch (The Suite Lofe on Deck) - Zoey appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris talks about Rosewood on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Jane stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran appears on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on People Now.