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 - 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 29

The Middle - "Halloween V" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It's Halloween night, and Frankie and Mike are stunned – and a bit scared -- to learn that Brick has invited a girl over to the house just to hang with him. Meanwhile, to help supplement her college fund, Sue attempts to put together a pumpkin patch screening of the animated classic, “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and Axl reluctantly goes to the library to write a history paper and ironically gets locked inside after staying past closing hours.

The Goldbergs - "Family Takes Care of Beverly" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Pops accidentally starts a fire in his apartment during a Halloween party, he’s evicted and Beverly invites him to move into the Goldbergs’ home. Pops’ wild lifestyle is soon too much for the family to handle and they decide to look into other options. Meanwhile, Barry stops Erica from eating Pop Rocks candy with soda, since according to urban legend, the combination would kill her. Since he “saves” her, Barry wants something in return from Erica.

Modern Family - "Halloween 3: AwesomeLand" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Even though Halloween is Claire’s holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day’s activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn’t help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider.

black-ish - "The Prank King" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Dre fears his holiday fun will be ruined when the older kids balk at the glorious Johnson Halloween tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.

The League - "Taco Standard Time" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Taco takes on the end of Daylight Savings Time. The guys try to help Lane (Zach Woods) during a difficult time. Andre and his cat M'Lady are on the rocks.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Please Say Yes" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Joseph tries to come up with a proposal idea for Leslie; he finds himself struggling with the preparation.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 27) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 29

  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) - Watch Jon on Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also appear with Ashton Kutcher on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey performs with M. Ward on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Will Arnett (The Millers/Up All Night/Arrested Development) - Will appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa visits Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show/Spin City/Family Ties and Tracy Pollan (Family Ties) - Michael and Tracy are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. Tracy also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Justin Long (Mom/Ed) - Justin drops by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tone Bell (Bad Judge) - Tone is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jennie Garth (Mystery Girls/What I Like About You) - Jennie reveals behind the scenes secrets of 90210, how she became a DIY queen and life post divorce on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri stops by The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 2am on BET.
  • Tyler Ritter (The McCarthys) - Tyler talks about his new comedy series The McCarthys on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra and Rach take on their stickiest challenge yet – a grape-stomping competition - on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about Brooklyn Nine-Nine on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster/Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) - Soleil will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran talks about Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nick Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Nick is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.