Thursday, September 15, 2011

TV One Fall 2011 Schedule; Hot in Cleveland Starts Production On Season 3, Schedule Notes for TV Land Comedies

TV One has announced some of its plans for the fall. The line-up will pretty much stay the same, but short-lived sitcom The Tracy Morgan Show is set to return to the line-up. It will get a marathon on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1pm-8pm. The series will then join the weeknight schedule airing weeknights at 9:00pm & 9:30pm replacing All Of Us. Other changes to the line-up will have two episodes of A Different World replace NY Undercover at 10am, which is now off the schedule. At 3:00pm, an hour of Eve will now air replacing Just Jokes and the short-lived sitcom Between Brothers. The 10:00pm hour will see another hour of Living Single replacing NY Undercover, should there not be any scheduled original series airing. Expect The Jeffersons, Amen, Half & Half to remain weekdays 7-10am, Lincoln Heights at 11am, Sanford & Son, Good Times, A Different World, Living Single from 4pm-8pm, and Martin from 8-9pm & 11pm-12am. Late nights will have an encore of Tracy Morgan at 12am and Good Times and Lincoln Heights will remain from 1am-3am.
On Saturdays, there are some changes to the morning sitcom line-up. That's My Mama will now kick the block off from 6-7am, as Like Family will move to 7-8am, replacing All Of Us, which is now gone on Saturdays, too. In the 8am hour, Half & Half will now air replacing The Flip Wilson Show, which is now gone from the line-up as well. A Different World will air in the 9am hour, since That's My Mama is moving to 6am. And closing the Saturday block off will still be Sanford & Son from 10-11am and Good Times from 11am-12pm.
As of now, that is all we know. Should anything change or if there is a new addition, we will let you know first. As always, keep it right here!

TV Land announced that the network's hit original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, begins production on its third season this week. The series, which stars veteran sitcom actresses Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and living legend Betty White, was just awarded a Creative Arts Emmy® Award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series (Michael Andrew Hynes and Maralee Zediker). Betty White was also recently nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the sitcom. Hot in Cleveland will have its season three premiere on Wednesday, November 30 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the series premiere of TV Land's newest original sitcom, The Exes.
Guest stars lined up for the season include Kathie Lee Gifford, Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne), Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me), Gilles Marini (Brothers & Sisters) and many more. Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), who serves as executive producer of the show, will also guest star. Season three will also see the return of some familiar faces in returning guest stars such as Don Rickles as Elka's (White) husband, Bobby, who was long thought to be dead; Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) as Victoria's (Malick) daughter, Emmy; Joe Jonas as Melanie's (Bertinelli) son, Will; Huey Lewis (Just Shoot Me) as Victoria's aging rock star booty call, Johnny; John Mahoney (Frasier), playing a waiter who gets a little too involved in his customer's personal lives; and Susan Lucci (All My Children), reprising her role as a fictional and more evil version of herself.
SPOILER ALERT: Last we left the ladies, Bobby – Elka's presumed-dead husband – turned up at Elka's wedding right before she was about to say "I do" to Fred (Buck Henry). Meanwhile, Melanie, Victoria and Joy (Leeves) were recovering from a wicked night of drinking at the bachelorette party the previous night, when Melanie competed in a one-woman wet t-shirt contest, and Victoria and Joy took some vows of their own. Season three enters into the aftermath of this perfect recipe for disaster.
Look for other TV Land original series after Hot in Cleveland (13 episodes, Nov. 30-Feb. 15) and The Exes (10 episodes, Nov. 30-Feb. 1), as Retired at 35 returns for season two on March 7, 2012 (tentative date) with ten all-new episodes and season two of Happily Divorced (12 all-new episodes) on June 6, 2012 following the second half of season three episodes (12 more episodes) for Hot in Cleveland. We will have more on all these as we get closer to premiere! Stay tuned.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, August 29

Last Man Standing - "Parenting Bud" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Mike notices a bump on Bud’s head, Bud explains that he was jumped the other night while unloading his truck at the pot shop. While Vanessa says she knew all along that Bud’s business would cause trouble, Mike isn’t ready to think of his dad getting older and tries to suggest ways that Bud can protect himself. Later, Vanessa talks with the girls about their responsibility to care for her and Mike when they reach a certain age.

Last Man Standing - "Project Mandy" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
For a class project, Many has to showcase her clothing designs at a student fashion show and asks Eve to fill in as a model. After the show, the Baxter’s are beaming with pride for Mandy’s success, until she declares that she’s decided to quit school and use the money Mike and Vanessa set aside for college to make and sell some of her designs. Mike especially doesn’t like the idea of Mandy abandoning her education right when she is finally getting her act together, and the rest of the family isn’t shy to provide their opinions either. But when Mike goes to talk to her, he finds out that Grandpa Bud has complicated things.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 25) (All times ET unless noted)

Friday, August 29

  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Partners/Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey is a guest on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning, Miami) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Ariana performs live on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.