Monday, October 24, 2011

The King of Queens Comes to TV Land, As Spike TV Drops It; Reimagine That! with Chris Mann Episode 2 With Guest Star Joyce DeWitt


The King of Queens

The King of Queens is heading to TV Land! The Kevin James-led CBS series will air every night from 11pm-1am ET/PT starting tonight, right after a block of Everybody Loves Raymond, another former CBS sitcom (Actually, TV Land quietly premiered the sitcom last night in the 12 midnight hour). How did TV Land quickly get the series? Well, sister network Spike TV launched the series earlier this month, but as of Thursday, they removed the series completely due to low ratings. So TV Land has obtained the series from sister network Spike TV. Maybe this will be a better fit? The King of Queens will continue to air on TBS (and local syndication), as that is another deal, so TV Land and TBS will share the rights.

So what does this mean for the rest of the TV Land schedule? Just some time changes, but we want to let you know that Scrubs was quickly pulled over a week ago for a second hour of Married...with Children. TV Land will continue to air Bonanza from 8-10am (except a movie airs on Mondays). The Dick Van Dyke Show follows from 10:14am-12pm with three episodes, followed by a three-spot of Sanford & Son from 12pm-1:36pm (yes more commercials are added to fill time). The schedule continues with three more airings of Bonanza from 1:36pm-5pm. All of this so far is the same as it is now, but the 5pm hour will now be The Dick Van Dyke Show replacing an hour of M*A*S**H, but that comedy will remain in the 6pm hour. The 7pm hour was Dick Van Dyke, but now will be Married...with Children, as the '90s comedy moves from 8-10pm to 7-9pm. Then as we mentioned, Everybody Loves Raymond is moving to 9-11pm leading into new addition The King of Queens from 11pm-1am. Roseanne will now air in the 1am hour leading into The Nanny from 2am-3:12am. Slapstick comedy Three's Company will now air from 3:12am-4:22am with back-to-back airings. From 4:22am-5:27am, we get another two-episode block of Roseanne. And finally the 5:27am-6am half-hour will be an airing of The Nanny. So late nights hasn't changed much, but Roseanne, The Nanny and Three's Company sees some time changes. Boston Legal was dropped a few weeks ago. Some Friday nights (early Saturday mornings), will see Three's Company from 4:22am-6am.

As for weekends, generally it is the same with Three's Company airing both days from 6am-7:10am. The Nanny airs on Saturdays from 7:10am-11am and Sundays from 7:10am-8:52am. Hot in Cleveland airs on Sundays from 8:52am-11am. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will remain on both days from 11am-2pm. The Dick Van Dyke Show airs on both days from 2pm-4:18pm, with The Andy Griffith Show on Saturdays from 4:18pm-7pm and now M*A*S*H on Sundays from 4:18pm-7pm. Saturdays from 7pm-9pm will feature encore episodes of Hot in Cleveland, while Sundays will have M*A*S*H reunion specials. Everybody Loves Raymond follows on both days from 9-11:08pm into The King of Queens from 11:08pm-1:25am. Then on Saturdays, two more airings of Raymond will air from 1:25am-3am. Then on Saturdays, its Roseanne for two airings from 3-4am then a block of Three's Company from 4-6am. Sundays will be the same, but has an extra hour of Roseanne instead of Raymond from 1:25am-3am.

As for specials and stunts, TV Land will have a week-long Hot in Cleveland marathon from November 7 through November 11 from 10pm-12am each night. That will shift King of Queens to 12-2am that week, with Raymond airing its second hour from 2-3am. As a reminder, the third season of Hot in Cleveland launches on Wednesday, Nov. 30, followed by the series premiere of The Exes -- more on these soon. Other stunts include a Roseanne Halloween marathon, as we noted before, from 1am-6am on Halloween night and 1am-5am on the night before. TV Land will present a marathon of The King of Queens on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9pm-2am. And during the 5th Annual Overstuffed Thanksgiving, TV Land serves up four full-days of marathons featuring a delicious mix of retro and modern classics like Three's Company, The Andy Griffith Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Roseanne and Everybody Loves Raymond. Over the weekend (Nov. 26-27), TV Land delivers a supersized Hot in Cleveland marathon featuring every episode from the hit TV Land original series, from 9am-11pm on both days, together with exclusive tidbits from its newest original sitcom, The Exes, premiering Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30pm! We will have more details on the Overstuffed Thanksgiving marathon schedule soon! And finally, upcoming movies in October and November include Other People's Money, Ghost and The Bodyguard.
View and discuss the updated TV Land schedule, with new addition The King of Queens and these new stunts.


Earlier this month Chris Mann of Retroality.TV launched a new podcast called "Reimagine That!" and his special guest for the premiere was Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company! Well now episode two launched yesterday and Chris has part two of his interview with Joyce, along with much more! Retro pop meets forward thought as Three's Company star Joyce DeWitt, in the conclusion of her in-depth two-part interview, shares her spiritual insights, reveals her "All You Need Is Love" - inspired connection to Beatles-loving John Ritter and tells why she hasn't spoken to co-star Suzanne Somers in 30-plus years -- despite Joyce's repeated efforts to extend an olive branch. She also tells Retroality.TV editor, author and host Chris Mann her fond memories of co-stars Don Knotts, Norman Fell, Audra Lindley, Richard Kline, Priscilla Barnes, Jenilee Harrison and Ann Wedgeworth. And Joyce bares all about still being recognized for having a great pair of L'eggs.

In addition, Chris dissects the cancelation of ABC's reimagined Charlie's Angels and previews his upcoming Wellbella cover story interview with original Angel Cheryl Ladd, who speaks about the new series. And Chris breaks news about Alana Stewart and her attorneys shutting down the Facebook group "Farrah Fawcett: We Want the Truth" -- the same group that orchestrated a letter-writing campaign this summer that apparently led the California State Attorney General's office to open a reported investigation into the Stewart-helmed charitable organization The Farrah Fawcett Foundation. Finally, in the second installment of a recurring "dream weaver" segment, Chris encourages listeners reimagine their own reality with dream interpreter Yvonne Ryba.

So without further adieu, go and listen to episode two of "Reimagine That!"


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

Dr. Ken - Season One Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season The Lucy Show - The Complete Series The Mindy Project - Season Four

10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "The Last Traction Hero" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A workplace accident leaves Homer in a cast, and in a position to sue Mr. Burns. This leaves Marge unfulfilled, so she turns to an unexpected source for romance. Meanwhile, Lisa is made “Bus Monitor” and tries to keep the peace.

Son of Zorn - "Return of the Drinking Buddy" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Zorn’s old friend Headbutt Man (guest voice Rob Riggle) is coming to town. Unfortunately for Zorn, Headbutt Man is now sober. Meanwhile, Alan is invited to a party where his crush, Nancy (guest star Emily Wong), will be. Unfortunately, he has to take Headbutt man’s daughter with him.

Family Guy - "Carter and Tricia" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Carter buys the Pawtucket Patriot brewery and decides to cut some corners to save a few bucks. Peter overhears the plan and runs and tells investigative journalist Tricia Takanawa about Carter’s plan to use toxic chemicals in the beer cans. Meanwhile, Brian’s drivers’ license has expired and he enlists Stewie as an instructor.

The Last Man on Earth - "Whitney Houston, We Have a Problem" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After finding a mysterious note left by Melissa that says “Goodbye,” the gang sets off to go look for her. Meanwhile, Gail gets stuck on a solo adventure of her own.

K.C. Undercover - "Holly Holly Not So Jolly" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Christmas time arrives and K.C. tells everyone she has to go pick up a last-minute gift, but instead goes to The Organization's therapist, Dr. Levinstein.

Mech X-4 - "Let's Survive in the Woods!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Principal Grey sets a trap for Ryan, Harris and Spyder while they're on a camping trip, which leaves MECH-X4 and Mark in danger.

Best Friends Whenever - "The Christmas Curse" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Shelby and Cyd encourage a homesick Daisy to incorporate a festive 16th-century tradition into their annual Christmas party.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 5)

Monday, December 5

  • Will Smith (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) - Watch Will on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) - Steve visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) - Gael is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Steve Agee (The Sarah Silverman Program) - Steve appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Fuller House - The cast of Fuller House are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - Miss Piggy and Harry perform Deck the Halls on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Lauren Graham (The Odd Couple/Conrad Bloom/Townies) - Lauren appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. talks about Office Christmas Party on the AOL Build Show at 3pm. He will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. He can also be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 9:50am.
  • Bradley Whitford (Happyish/Trophy Wife) - Bradley is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Josh McDermitt (Retired at 35) - Josh can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM at 10:45am.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn talks about Kevin Can Wait on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.