Thursday, February 16, 2012

Centric Adds Bernie Mac, Plus Weekend Marathons Info; MeTV Network Adds Affiliates In Toledo and Richmond


The Bernie Mac Show

Centric will be adding Bernie Mac to its sitcom line-up starting on Monday, Feb. 27. The sitcom airs on sister network BET every weekday morning from 8-10am, but it will now also air on Centric. The cable network will air it weekdays from 2-3pm and again from 7-8pm. Both hours will replace The Jamie Foxx Show, which as of now, will be off the line-up completely. As of now, BET is keeping Bernie Mac on the schedule when Centric adds the series, but if that changes, we'll let you know. And we'll let you know if Jamie Foxx heads to BET or returns to Centric at some point.
Centric will welcome Bernie to the line-up with a weekend marathon on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 10am-9pm on both days. Elsewhere on Centric, they will have a "The Cosby Show: Bill Cosby For President" marathon on President's Day (Monday, Feb. 20) from 9am-9pm, but that's not all! They will also air the 2002 two-hour retrospective special The Cosby Show: A Look Back from 7-9am (encores 11:30pm-1:30am). Additionally, the Centric premiere of the 2009 half-hour special The Cosby Show 25th Anniversary Special, which originally aired on WGN America and in syndication, airs at 9pm (encores 1:30am). Other stunts include weekend marathons of The Steve Harvey Show (Mar 3-4), In Living Color (Mar 10-11), The Wayans Bros. (Mar 17-18), Girlfriends (Mar 24-25), and 227 (Mar 31-Apr 1).
If you don't know, the weekday Centric schedule starts off with NY Undercover at 6am, followed by '80s classics The A-Team and Miami Vice. After a two-hour break for some music, two-full hours of 227 airs from 11am-1pm, child. Afternoons has Girlfriends in the 1pm hour, followed by Bernie Mac at 2pm. Then the Centric movie airs at 3pm leading into the evening sitcoms starting at 5pm with an hour each of The Wayans Bros., The Steve Harvey Show and more Bernie Mac. In primetime, the '80s classic The Cosby Show leads it off at 8pm, followed by an hour each of Girfriends and The Wayans Bros. In late night, The A-Team will continue to protect 11pm, leading into The Steve Harvey Show and The Cosby Show from 12am-2am. In the overnight, the encore of the afternoon movie will air at 2am leading into an hour of In Living Color at 4am and an airing of drama The Unit at 5am. So it's a nice mix of sitcoms and dramas, but let's hope we get more series soon, too. Perhaps an older series in the vein of 227 and Cosby Show? We'll let you know if that happens, but for now enjoy this schedule with the addition of Bernie Mac and all of the weekend marathons that will start on Feb. 25.


The MeTV Network announced affiliation agreements with Raycom Media-owned WTOL-TV, Toledo and WWBT-TV, Richmond. These two stations join the Network's three other Raycom affiliates: WOIO-TV, Cleveland, KOLD-TV, Tucson and WQWQ-TV, Paducah. The addition of these two stations and other signed affiliation agreements will bring the Network’s clearance to more than 77% of the country. MeTV has more than 115 affiliates. WTOL-TV launched on January 30, 2012 and carries MeTV over the air on channel 11.2, as well as on Comcast cable channel 247, Comcast Clinton cable channel 250, Buckeye CableSystem channel 111 and Time Warner cable channel 992. WWBT-TV launched on February 6, 2012 and carries MeTV over the air on channel 12.2, as well as on Comcast cable channel 208 and FiOS cable channel 460.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, January 24

The Middle - "A Tough Pill to Swallow" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When a devastated Sue discovers that she has been kicked out of college because she forgot to renew her financial aid, Mike tries to come to her rescue and convince a tough college bursar to reinstate her. Meanwhile, having only taken oral liquid medication all of his life, a frustrated Frankie does everything in her power to teach Brick how to swallow a pill when he gets an ear infection; and Hutch becomes angry with Axl after he keeps driving the Winnebago without permission to Orson to visit new girlfriend April – leaving Hutch without any means of transportation to get to class.

American Housewife - "Art Show" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat draws a super plus-sized portrait of Katie for the school art show, Katie sets out to retrieve it by any means necessary. Meanwhile, with Katie away, Doris is left in charge of Oliver and Taylor. She’s determined to whip them into shape with her Tiger Mom skills, but she may have met her match.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Coming From America" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis flies the entire family to Taiwan in an effort to make things right with Gene (Ken Jeong). Upon meeting Gene’s beautiful fiancĂ©, Margaret, and seeing the wonderful life he has built for himself, Louis questions whether his life in Orlando is just as great as it could be in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Jessica takes Eddie, Emery and Evan to her favorite childhood locales, including Dihua Street and Shilin Night Market.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Match" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Jimmy recruits a reluctant Kenny to join his wrestling team for a one-time match, a surprise victory gives him the confidence to join the team full time to become the first, openly gay athlete at St. Barklays. Kenny’s newfound stardom makes Jimmy feel a bit replaced, but when an opponent refuses to wrestle his brother, Jimmy puts his feelings aside and rallies the team around Kenny. Meanwhile, Pat injures his back trying to help Eileen prepare for a weekend getaway, but things only get worse when she tries to be the perfect caregiver to impress VP Murray but fails miserably.

New Girl - "The Hike" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
While on a day hike, Jess and Robby (guest star Nelson Franklin) discover something unexpected about their relationship. Also, Winston throws a surprise welcome home party for Aly (guest star Nasim Pedrad). Meanwhile, Schmidt and Cece fail to impress their new neighbors.

The Mick - "The Master" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
All hell breaks loose, as the kids fight over who will take the master bedroom. Also, Mickey pursues a wealthy businessman who quickly discovers that she is not the prize he thought she was.

Teachers - "Stranger Danger" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
There’s a trespasser at Fillmore and a new security guard is hired. Ms. Snap and Ms. Bennigan hold a “Women Empowering Women” workshop, Mrs. Adler takes stranger danger too far, and Ms. Watson purchases a male safety dummy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Tuesday, January 24

  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Catch Retta on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Claudia O'Doherty (Love) - Claudia is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John talks about Patriots Day on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette visits Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Esposito (Samantha Who?/Spin City) - Jennifer appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina talks about the new Netflix series One Day at a Time on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.