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/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 21

Mulaney - "It's a Wonderful Home Alone" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT)
John’s resentment of actor Macaulay Calkin dampens his Christmas spirit. Meanwhile, Lou is worried when his rival, network host Jesse Tyler Munoz (guest star Nick Kroll), announces a competing holiday special, and Andre is mistaken for a puppet.

Bob's Burgers - "Father of the Bob" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family is invited to Bob’s dad’s Christmas party, and Bob is forced to step inside his father's diner for the first time in 20 years. In the basement, the kids compete for a “mistle-tony” – the award for best homemade gift.

The Simpsons - "I Won't Be Home for Christmas" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Moe convinces Homer to stay out drinking on Christmas Eve, Marge tells Homer not to come home. This leads to Homer’s sad trek through lonely Springfield, where he learns that the only place where one should truly get drunk on Christmas is home.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Christmas" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Holt receives death threats and Jake is put in charge of his security, a job he enjoys and abuses as much as he can. Meanwhile, Amy attempts to get the precinct to take a Christmas photo for Holt, but a lack of enthusiasm and Rosa’s refusal to smile defeats her efforts. Also, Terry gets his mojo back.

Family Guy - "The 2,000-Year-Old-Virgin" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After running into Jesus at the mall, Peter enlists Quagmire and Cleveland’s help to throw him the best birthday ever, but is shocked at Jesus’ request to make the night special.

Bob's Burgers - "Christmas in the Car" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Linda accidentally kills the family tree, the Belchers must go out on Christmas day to find a new one. But when Bob cuts off a giant candy cane truck, they are forced to outrun the madman driver (Bobcat Goldthwait) and spend the entire holiday together in the car. Back at the Belcher home, Bob’s friend, Teddy, accidentally gets stuck in the kids’ Santa trap.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 22) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, December 22

  • Steve Carell (The Office) - Watch Steve on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Christine Baranski (Cybill/Welcome to New York) - Christine talks about Into the Woods on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Jamie is a guest on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald drops by The Better Show, so check your local listings.