Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Close Out 2011 and Ring in 2012 With The Honeymooners Marathon on WPIX; Possible Syndication for Hot in Cleveland On The Way


The Honeymooners

As we hinted last month, WPIX in New York will continue their tradition of airing The Honeymooners on New Year's Eve. From the Gotham Bus Company depot to the Raccoon Lodge, WPIX11 is NY's home for The Honeymooners. New Yorkers have been ringing in the New Year with Ralphie Boy on WPIX11 since 1996, when The Honeymooners Marathon (which began airing on the station in 1976) moved to New Year's Eve. This year, the marathon of 38 classic episodes begins Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11pm and runs for 19 consecutive hours to 6pm on New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1, 2012. No break for kids series or news this year, so stay up for 19 straight hours for non-stop laughs!
The PIX11 Honeymooners Marathon featuring our favorite Brooklyn residents Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason), Ed Norton (Art Carney), Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows) and Trixie Norton (Joyce Randolph) will include the following episodes which will air in original broadcast order: "TV or Not TV," "Funny Money," "The Golfer," "A Woman's Work is Never Done," "A Matter of Life and Death," "The Sleepwalker," "Better Living Through TV," "Pal O'Mine," "Brother Ralph," "Hello Mom," "The Deciding Vote," "Something Fishy," "The Man from Space," "A Matter of Record," "Oh, My Aching Back," "The Babysitter," "The $99,000 Answer," "Ralph Kramden, Inc.," "Young at Heart," "A Dog's Life," "Here Comes the Bride," "Mama Loves Mambo," "Please Leave the Premises," "Pardon My Glove," "Young Man with a Horn," "Head of the House," "The Worry Wart," "Trapped," "The Loudspeaker," "On Stage," "Opportunity Knocks But," "Unconventional Behavior," "The Safety Award," "Mind Your Own Business," "Alice and the Blonde," "The Bensonhurst Bomber," "Dial J for Janitor," and "A Man's Pride." So they are airing the classic 39 episodes, with only the Christmas episode missing from this list. But as we mentioned, on Christmas Eve, WPIX will air the Christmas episode of The Honeymooners at 11:30pm.

CBS Television Distribution has acquired the exclusive broadcast domestic distribution rights for TV Land's hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland. The series premiered on TV Land in June 2010, opening to an audience of nearly six million viewers in live+seven day viewing, the largest in the network's history. The first season consisted of ten episodes. Through its past two full seasons, the sitcom has averaged 3.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. It was such an immediate hit that in July 2010, TV Land renewed it for a second season after just a month, which premiered in January 2011 for 22 episodes. Production on season three began in September and began airing on November 30 and 24 total episodes will air this season. By the end of this production cycle, there will be 56 episodes of the show. Local broadcast stations want to have at least 88 episodes of a series available in order to air it five days a week. If the ratings continue to be decent, look for them to reach that goal, especially since they are already thinking of syndication. CBS and TV Land will begin selling the series to broadcast stations in six to nine month, so stay with us and we'll let you know where it is headed in the land of reruns.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Ballers - The Complete First Season The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy Maude - The Complete Fifth Season Workaholics - Season Six Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series

06/14 - Ballers - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
06/14 - The League - Season 7 - The Final Fantasy
06/14 - The League - The Complete Series
06/14 - Maude - The Complete Fifth Season
06/14 - Survivor's Remorse - The Complete Second Season
06/21 - Workaholics - Season Six
06/24 - The Monkees - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
06/28 - Two Guys and a Girl - The Complete Series
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 2

Angel from Hell - "Angel Probation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy is required to perform 10 good deeds to earn her angel powers back after losing them by cheating at a game.

Angel from Hell - "Angel Appreciation Day" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy must play guardian angel to both Allison and Brad after Allison accidentally kills Brad’s angel, a honey bee. Actress and singer Laura Bell Bundy guest stars as Becky, the host of a shopping network featuring Allison and Marv’s line of skin care products.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 4)

Monday, July 4

  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) - Watch Will on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Shiri Appleby (Sunday Dinner) - Shiri appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ed O'Neill (Modern Family/Married with Children) - Ed is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Grinder/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Perfect Couples) - Mary is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jessie T. Usher (Survivor's Remorse) - Jessie appears on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12:07am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Susie is a guest on a repeat of The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (Angie Tribeca/black-ish) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sayeed Shahidi (Uncle Buck) - Sayeed visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs) - Donald is a guest on a repeat of Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Ugly Betty - The cast of Ugly Betty reunites on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.