Monday, September 12, 2011

ION Television Fall 2011 Schedule Now Has George Lopez; Centric Weekend Marathons

We gave you ION Television's Fall 2011 schedule a couple weeks back, but now ION has gotten the broadcast rights to the sitcom George Lopez! We hinted a sitcom addition to schedule on Friday and now you know what it is! The sitcom has been in local broadcast syndication since Fall 2007, but that expires this fall. Why? Because now ION Television has secured the exclusive broadcast rights to the series. Of course, Nick at Nite still has the cable rights (also since Fall 2007, you 'member, 'member?) and will continue to air the series, as we mentioned on their fall schedule. ION Television will add the series starting Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. George Lopez will air Thursdays from 1pm-4pm, Fridays from 1pm-6pm and on a big Sunday night block from 8pm-3am! All airings will be all-new and no encore airings, so you will have to catch them all. The sitcom has been a major force in the ratings on cable on Nick at Nite and had a decent showing as well in local syndication. ION Television hopes to duplicate that success by bringing the reruns back to network television, the first time since ABC ended the series in spring 2007.
ION Television has also edited many of the other timeslots from the original schedule we announced for their other series. Ghost Whisperer will now only air Mon-Wed from 1pm-4pm. Monk airs Mon-Thurs from 4pm-7pm, Monday nights from 7pm-9pm, Wednesday nights from 1am-3am, and Friday nights from 10pm-1am. Without a Trace will now air Tues-Thurs at 7pm, Tues-Wed at 8pm, Wednesdays at 9pm and Mon-Thurs nights at 12 midnight. Criminal Minds will air Thursdays at 8pm, Mon-Tues & Thurs at 9pm, and Mon-Thurs from 10pm-12am. And finally Psych will air Fridays from 6pm-10pm, Saturdays from 10pm-3am, and Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri from 1am-3am. It's a bit confusing to remember for sure, so hope you kept up. If not, click on the link below! My Name is Earl airs as a filler on weekends usually in the 1pm hour leading into movies, as movies usually air on Saturdays from 1pm-10am and Sundays from 1pm-6pm.
View the UPDATED ION Television Fall 2011 schedule with the addition of George Lopez! Sheowwwwww! Let's hope the addition of this sitcom will mean more comedies joining the ION Television schedule. Stay tuned!

Centric will continue to showcase its series in weekend marathons this September. Next weekend (Sept. 17-18), Centric will air a Miami Vice marathon on Saturday from 12pm-2am and on Sunday from 9am-2am. That's a whole lotta Vice. The series normally airs weekdays at 7am and 8am and early Monday mornings at 4am & 5am. The following weekend (Sept. 24-25) will have a Sister, Sister marathon. The fun starts on Saturday from 12pm-2am and continues on Sunday from 9am-2am, like the Miami Vice weekend. Sister, Sister normally airs weekdays from 12-1pm with an encore from 4-5am, as it quietly joined the line-up again. Other series airing regularly with Sister, Sister are Homicide, Miami Vice, The A-Team, The Steve Harvey Show, The Cosby Show, Girlfriends, In Living Color, The Jamie Foxx Show, and The Unit.
We will announce the Centric fall schedule soon, as well as sister network BET's fall schedule. We hinted another sitcom is coming to BET this October, in addition to the return of The Parkers, which started last week. We hope to bring you BET's schedule this week, hopefully by tomorrow.


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

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - TARGET="_blank">Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 22

The Middle - "The Table" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Frankie and Mike wish each other a happy 20-somethingth wedding anniversary, Axl decides that he and Hutch need to class up their broke-down house and find another roommate to help with expenses. But while helping Axl track down a dining room table to help spruce up his house, Frankie finds a full dining set on sale online for $50 and ends up giving Axl the Heck house dining room table, while she excitedly looks forward to her new purchase. Meanwhile, after being presented with a special necklace to proclaim his love, Sue becomes angry with her boyfriend, Darrin, when she discovers that he had also given the same gift to his former girlfriend. And Brick begins a podcast. Jimmy Kimmel guest stars as himself.

The Goldbergs - "Shall We Play a Game?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Adam inadvertently gets Barry kicked out of the cool group (Jenkintown Posse) of friends at school and must come up with a plan to get his brother back in. Adam convinces Barry and his friends he has the skills to hack into the school computer system to change their grades, but does he? Later, Beverly is immediately jealous when she learns Erica hangs out with a friend’s cooler mom and sets out to show Erica she can be cool too.

Modern Family - "Won't You Be Our Neighbor" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil is selling the house next door and he and Claire are excited by the prospect of having wonderful new neighbors, but that quickly turns into panic when a loud and obnoxious couple (guest stars Steve Zahn and Andrea Anders) come to look at the house. Jay forbids Manny to see his new girlfriend when he realizes she’s the granddaughter of his biggest business rival, leading to a clash of the closet titans. Elsewhere, Mitch and Cam are determined to switch Lily out of Mrs. Plank’s (guest star Tyne Daly) class since she is known to rule with an iron fist – not to mention she scares them too.

black-ish - "Crime and Punishment" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys. Now, Zoey, Junior, Diane and a nervous Jack are afraid that their parents will go back on their word.

Melissa & Joey - "Witch Came First" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mel's doctor drops in on Halloween and reveals that Mel was once a teenage witch.

Baby Daddy - "Strip or Treat" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ben, Danny and Tucker end up in jail when their plans to attend a big Halloween party go awry.

The League - "Man Land" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jenny's dad (Corbin Bernsen) takes the guys camping. Andre and Russell go into business together. Pete's new team name offends Kevin who refuses to say it.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "The Restraining Order" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Keisha retaliates by serving Richard with a restraining order; Marcus brings in an attorney to help out his friend.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 20) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 22

  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Watch Jason on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Mike Epps (Survivor's Remorse) - Mike drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent/Arrested Development/The Larry Sanders Show) - Jeffrey appears on a repeat of The Colbert Report at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls) - Kat stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny chats on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family/Back to You/Out of Practice) - Ty appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Fred Savage and Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Fred and Danica chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tori Spelling (Mystery Girls) - Tori opens up about the cheating scandal that left her marriage in shambles, how she juggles four kids, business ventures and salvaging her relationship with her husband on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse visits The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Elise Neal (The Hughleys) - Elise is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.