Wednesday, September 07, 2011

TV Guide Network Fall 2011 Schedule Has Short-Lived Sitcoms; MeTV Network Now Cleared In 60% of The Country

TV Guide Network has released their fall 2011 schedule and they will bring in some sitcoms! And they are short-lived ones, too! Starting Monday, Sept. 12, TV Guide Network will add the 1995-97 Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey starring Thomas Haden Church and Debra Messing, airing weekdays weekdays at 6pm and an encore weekdays at 11am starting Tuesday, Sept. 13. Then the three-season sitcom Veronica's Closet, which aired from 1997-2000 on NBC starring Kirstie Alley, will air weeknights at 6:30pm & 7pm and an encore weekdays at 11:30am & 12pm starting Tuesday, Sept. 13. Then a more recent comedy will air weeknights at 7:30pm and an encore at 12:30pm, the ABC 2007-09 comedy Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate makes its off-network debut. All four comedies will air on Saturdays as well, from 6-8pm only and will be encores rather than continuation of the rotation. Samantha Who? has never aired out of its network run, but Ned & Stacey and Veronica's Closet had short runs on USA Network in the late 90s/early 2000s.
These are the new additions to the line-up. Curb Your Enthusiasm will no longer air weekdays from 11am-12pm as a result of these changes. The comedy will now only air Saturdays 11pm-12am and Sunday nights from 1-2am. Other changes include Ugly Betty moving its time slots to 1pm & 2pm, instead of 2pm & 3pm. The Hills will air weekdays from 4-6pm, but Nail Files will air instead from time to time. Weeds will now air Wednesday nights from 1-2am and Saturday nights from 12-2am. And Punk'd will air late nights in the 1-2am hour on some nights, like Tuesday nights and Fridays nights. It seems Spin City is no longer airing on the network, but they will continue to air movies in primetime (usually Tues-Fri and Sunday nights).
Discuss the TV Guide Network Fall 2011 schedule. Stay with us for any further updates, but adding a sitcom block is always good!

MeTV Network continues to add major markets with key media groups, most recently Hubbard Broadcasting, Journal Communications and Landmark Television. The network has a clearance level reaching 60% of the country as these network affiliated stations join the MeTV Network line-up. MeTV's newest affiliates to join the network include the following media groups, stations and markets:
Hubbard Broadcasting KSTP/ABC Minneapolis/St. Paul; Journal Communications WSYM/Fox Lansing, Michigan; Journal Communications WGBA/NBC Green Bay; Midwest Broadcasting KFMB/CBS San Diego; Landmark Television KLAS/CBS Las Vegas; Roberts Broadcasting WRBU/MyNetwork St. Louis; and Southwest Media KCSG/Me-TV Salt Lake City.
Many of the nation's top broadcast groups are now part of the MeTV family, including Journal, Hearst, Raycom, Gray, Hubbard, Landmark, Midwest, Media General, Newport, Cox, Bahakel, Titan, Quincy, New Age, London, Nexstar, Bonten, Southwest and many more.
Stay with us for further updates on MeTV as we hope to bring you their Fall 2011 schedule very soon that will feature new additions such as Batman, Star Trek, Lost in Space, and Mission: Impossible. Hopefully some sitcoms will be added as well. Stay with us.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Fetal Kick Catalyst" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Penny is surprised to learn she has fans of her performance in “Serial Ape-ist” when she attends Van Nuys Comic Con with Leonard. Also, Amy hosts a Sheldon-style brunch at Penny’s apartment, and Wolowitz makes an impulsive purchase when he starts stressing out about the baby on the way.

The Great Indoors - "Pilot" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Joel McHale stars as Jack, a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who must adapt to the times when he becomes the new desk-bound boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the publication.

Mom - "High-Tops and Brown Jacket" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie and Adam’s relationship is tested when he moves in with her and Christy for a few weeks. Also, Christy learns the hard way that it may be a mistake to try and meet men with Jill.

Life in Pieces - "Annulled Roommate Pill Shower" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Heather and Tim enlist Clementine’s unusual parents, Mary-Lynn (Megan Mullally) and Spencer (Nick Offerman), to help convince Clementine and Tyler to annul their unexpected marriage. Also, Tommy moves in with Colleen, to the chagrin of her roommate, Dougie (Fortune Feimster); John and Joan run into “complications” after John takes the wrong dose of his daily pill; and Jen and Greg keep a secret from the family.

Superstore - "Halloween Theft" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dina (Lauren Ash) throws a wrench in everyone's Halloween plans when something goes missing from the store and declares that no employee can leave until someone confesses to stealing. Amy (America Ferrera) is determined to find out who is responsible because she doesn't want to miss trick-or-treating with her daughter and Mateo (Nico Santos) prepares for his secret date with Jeff (recurring guest star Michael Bunin). Meanwhile, Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggle to bond until they discover they have more in common than they thought. Garrett (Colton Dunn) has a difficult time defending himself during the store-wide investigation.

The Good Place - "Most Improved Player" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael (Ted Danson) has a private meeting with Eleanor (Kristen Bell). Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), who has been harboring a secret, contemplates what to do.

Better Things - "Scary Fun" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam makes a point.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Thursday, October 27

  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Catch Martin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) - Mary-Louise visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lauren Lapkus (Clipped/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Lauren is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on Chelsea on Netflix. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!), John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) and John Slattery (Maggie) - They talk about Broadway's The Front Page on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) - Miley is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Eva Longoria (Telenovela) - Eva appears on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique talks about Life in Pieces on the AOL Build Show at 11am.