Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Hub Presents A Wonder Years and Happy Days Christmas Marathon Tonight; ABC Family Sitcom Pilot Updates



The Wonder Years Christmas Happy Days Christmas

The Hub is presenting a sitcom marathon tonight featuring 5 Christmas episodes each of The Wonder Years and Happy Days! The marathon starts tonight at 7pm and will run through 12am ET. Both series had five Christmas episodes and they will all air tonight back-to-back. The Wonder Years airs tonight from 7pm-9:30pm, followed by the Fonz in Happy Days from 9:30pm-12am. Both series of course air regularly on the cable network each night, with The Wonder Years at 9pm and Happy Days at 10pm. The Hub has been airing Christmas episodes of their other sitcoms all week, like Family Ties, Doogie Howser and Laverne & Shirley. If you missed them, not to worry, they will keep reairing them until Christmas ends on Sunday night.
In other scheduling news for The Hub, we have to mention that on New Year's Eve, The Hub will say goodbye to 2011 and say hello to 2012 with a marathon of the '60s Batman from 11pm-6am! Holy marathon, Batman! Join Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin as they face off against Catwoman, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, and of course The Joker. Batman regularly airs at 11:30pm on The Hub.


ABC Family wrapped production on their new sitcom pilot, Baby Daddy, which taped in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Baby Daddy stars Cameron Deane Stewart, Chelsea Kane (Dancing with the Stars), Sydney Park, Tahj Mowry (Smart Guy), Derek Theler with Melissa Peterman (Reba) guest starring. The pilot is about Ben (Stewart) who, in his 20s, becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she's left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his mother, his brother, Danny (Theler), his best buddy Ben (Mowry) and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who is harboring a secret crush on him. This multi-camera comedy shot in front of a live audience at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
Meanwhile, ABC Family also began production on their new sitcom pilot, Village People, that taped in Los Angeles. The multi-camera half-hour comedy stars Jennie Garth (What I Like About You, Dancing with the Stars), John O'Hurley (Seinfeld, Family Feud), Sadie Calvano, Sebastian Sozzi, and Rachel Cannon (Two and a Half Men). The pilot follows Alexa (Garth), a single, high-powered career woman looking to start a family and ends up taking in the pregnant teenager (Calvano) she was planning to adopt from. Garth is also Executive Producer.
We will let you know if and when any of these get picked-up to series. Pilots have been shot, now it is up to ABC Family to decide if they will go to series or not. One of these will probably make it and air with ABC Family's sitcom Melissa & Joey. Stay tuned...


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 21

Kevin Can Wait - "Unholy War" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After reluctantly settling on a date for Kendra’s wedding, Kevin learns that his childhood nemesis, Terry (Kim Coates), is trying to reserve the church on the same day. As the two battle for Father Phillip’s (Jim Breuer) approval by becoming more involved in the church, Kevin’s drive to get the church for Kendra becomes an insatiable desire to get revenge on his old rival.

Superior Donuts - "Man Without a Health Plan" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The group decides to take up a collection to pay for Franco’s medical expenses when he’s hurt at work and doesn’t have insurance. Also, Tush experiences unusual side effects when he participates in an experimental drug trial.

Mom - "Cornbread and a Cashmere Onesie" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Christy and Bonnie worry about Jill after her cry for help on the anniversary of her mother’s suicide.

Life in Pieces - "Babysit Argument Invention Butterfly" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Matt and Colleen have a disastrous time babysitting Lark while Jen is at work. Also, Sophia is far from pleased when John buys her a butterfly kit for her birthday; Tim and Heather rehash an old fight from the early days of their relationship; and Greg gives Samantha questionable advice about being an entrepreneur for her school project.

American Dad - "Kloger" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Roger and Klaus start having a secret affair after they accidentally end up on an online date together; Steve tries to catch Hayley's pink eye to get out of doing a fitness test at school.

People of Earth - "Why Can't We Be Friends?" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ozzie confronts Walsh about being an alien; Richard gets fired from his job and joins Agent Foster on her search for Walsh.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 21)

Monday, August 21

  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Watch Nick on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Aziz Ansari (Master of None/Parks and Recreation) - Aziz drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rachel Dratch (Imaginary Mary) and Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Accidentally on Purpose/Courting Alex/Dharma & Greg) - Rachel and Jenna are guests on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Yara Shahidi (black-ish) - Yara opens up about beauty standards in Hollywood on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon talks about Marlon on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Lilla Crawford, Taylor Louderman and Elan Luz Rivera (Sunny Day) - The stars of Nickelodeon's upcoming series Sunny Day are guests on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.