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 (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

Friday, May 27

The Simpsons - "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lonely Professor Fink uses science to turn himself into a man whom women find attractive. Then, overwhelmed by the attention, he invents an algorithm to perfectly pair the lonely men and women of Springfield, realizing that scientific exploration is his true love. Meanwhile, Marge, Bart, and Lisa visit Grampa for Valentine’s Day and try to rescue the old folks from a drug-induced hallucination that allows them to relive their happiest memories.

The Simpsons - "Gal of Constant Sorrow" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Bart accidentally sends a sweet homeless woman’s cart into the river, he allows her to live in his closet for a small fee. When Lisa discovers that the woman is an incredible folk singer, she offers her own closet and plans a concert, only to be disappointed by Hettie’s surprising substance abuse and violent nature. Meanwhile Homer tries to prove he’s handy, but accidentally traps the cat in the walls of the house.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "True Intentions" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Angela and Leslie are shocked when Jennifer confesses she has been keeping a secret.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Friday, May 27

  • Maya Rudolph (Up All Night) - Watch Maya on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca/Parks and Recreation/The Office) - Rashida visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She also talks about Angie Tribeca on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Amanda Peet (Togetherness/Bent) - Amanda appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl/Modern Men) - Max is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Fran Drescher (The Nanny/Happily Divorced) - Fran is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Lizzy Caplan (The Class/Party Down) - Lizzy talks about Now You See Me 2 on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica talks about the Hallmark Channel original movie Wedding Bells on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie shares a fun flashback from the original Ghostbusters on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Sam Waterson (Grace and Frankie) - Sam talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Alan Grier (The Carmichael Show/Life with Bonnie/DAG) - David appears on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/TWo and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on Chelsea on Netflix.