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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 19

Younger - "A Night at the Opera" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza has to bridge millennial divides in the workplace and in her personal life when Empirical’s new investor tasks her with signing YouTube stars.

Impastor - "Sins of the Past-or Part 1" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy falls into a deadly criminal’s trap. The church council unites to stop an arson attempt on Ladner Trinity. Dora reconnects with her high school crush.

You're the Worst - "Genetically Inferior Beta Males" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Gretchen parents her friends with mixed results. Jimmy does Vernon's podcast. Edgar embarks on an alternative therapy. Lindsay pushes Paul too far.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 17)

Wednesday, October 19

  • Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Watch Paul on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Paul, Alexandra Socha and Craig Roberts talk about Red Oaks on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week/The Winner) - Erinn is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Victoria Justice (Victorious/Zoey 101) - Victoria is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings. She also joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire), Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) and Nico Tortorella (Younger) - The stars of Younger take viewers behind the scenes of their TV home on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace reveals the true story of her eating disorder on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda talks about her EPIX comedy event What Happened…Ms. Sykes? on the AOL Build Show at 2:30pm.
  • Selma Blair (Anger Management/Kath & Kim) - Selma is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.