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 (February/March)

227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season

02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbrekable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, March 26

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Bob's Burgers - "Aquaticism" / "Ain't Miss Debatin'" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
When Tina learns that the aquarium is in danger of closing, the Belcher children devise a scheme to keep it running. Meanwhile, Bob realizes that he could learn a thing or two from Linda’s customer service skills. Then, when Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

Making History - "Chadwick's Angels" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In need of a victory, the trio heads back to the 1990s to give Dan another shot at his childhood dream: finishing the infamous “Bellybuster” ice cream sundae at a local parlor. As Deb bonds with the parlor’s owner, Chris is on a mission to save a life in honor of his late British friend. But all of their plans are derailed when Dan runs into the bully that tormented him.

Family Guy - "Peter's Lost Youth" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter gets jealous of Lois when she upstages him at a Red Sox fantasy baseball camp. Meanwhile, Stewie runs away from home when Meg is left to babysit him.

The Last Man on Earth - "Find This Thing We Need To" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Carol makes a big discovery, enlisting Tandy and Erica to help her track down some answers. Meanwhile, Todd has a major breakthrough with Melissa.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 27)

Sunday, March 26

  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Catch Sanaa on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, March 27
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Richard Dreyfuss (Your Family or Mine) - Richard appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. They also chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show) - Craig visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) - Rachel is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Funches (Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi appears on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback) - Lisa is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Jean-Luc Bilodeau (Baby Daddy) - Tahj, Derek and Jean-Luc are guests on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway (Rhythm & Blues) - Vanessa is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) - June talks about Grace and Frankie on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) and Ben Falcone (Joey) - Melissa and Ben talk TV Land's Nobodies on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brookyln stops by People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia opens up about her favorite part of being in the 50 Shades movies on People Now at 8:30am.
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  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee dishes about her Golden Globe win on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.