Monday, April 02, 2012

Facts of Life Removed From TeenNick Line-Up; More MeTV Network Clearances Announced

The Facts of Life
Effective starting tomorrow (April 3), The Facts of Life will be off of the TeenNick schedule. The '80s comedy was airing weekdays at 7am since March 12, but after just 16 airings, TeenNick has pulled it from the schedule. But that doesn't matter really, because if you get The Hub, you can watch The Facts of Life starting tonight in primetime Sun-Thurs at 9:30pm and an encore at 3:30am, as we mentioned. I guess you really do take the good, and take the bad, and there you have The Facts of Life!
Facts of Life is being replaced by Big Time Rush in the half-hour, so now that series will be back to the full hour. We hope Blair, Jo, Tootie, Natalie and Mrs. G return to the schedule soon, but at least you can still watch them on TV starting tonight on The Hub. One other schedule change of note for TeenNick is Full House being added to weekends at 11:00pm & 11:30pm starting April 7, replacing Malcolm in the Middle. That comedy will remain airing in the 4am hour on weekends though, so all is not lost. Full House will also continue to air every morning from 5-7am. Stay with us of course for any further updates.

MeTV Network

MeTV Network announced affiliation agreements with Grant Broadcasting-owned WLAX/WEUX, LaCrosse/Eau Claire; WZDX, Huntsville; and KGCW Davenport. WLAX/WEUX, LaCrosse/Eau Claire launched on January 12, 2012 and carries MeTV Network over the air on channel 25.2 in LaCrosse and channel 48.2 in Eau Claire. WZDX, Huntsville will launch on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and will carry MeTV Network over the air on channel 54.3. KGCW, Davenport will also launch on April 17, 2012 and will carry MeTV over the air on channel 26.3 and simulcasted in the same market, KLJB, Davenport will launch on the same day and will carry MeTV over the air on channel 18.3.
These additions and other signed affiliation agreements will bring MeTV Network's clearance to more than 77% of the country. MeTV now has more than 120 affiliates. Stay with us for further clearances as we hear them and of course if there are any new programming announcements & schedules.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (October)

Bewitched - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) The Facts of Life - Season Seven My Favorite Martian - The Complete Series Grace Under Fire - The Complete Collection

10/06 - Bewitched - The Complete Collection
10/06 - Grace Under Fire - The Complete Collection
10/06 - Happyish - Season One
10/06 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/06 - Party Down - The Complete Series
10/06 - South Park - The Complete Eighteenth Season (Blu-ray)
10/20 - C.P.O. Sharkey - Mr. Warmth: The Ultimate Don Rickles TV Collection
10/20 - The Facts of Life - Season Seven
10/20- King of the Hill - The Complete 13th Season (Blu-ray)
10/20 - My Favorite Martian - The Complete Series
10/20 - Nurse Jackie - Season Seven ((Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, October 7

The Middle - "The Shirt" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is speechless when Mike — whose entire wardrobe consists of long sleeved flannel shirts — decides to wear a short sleeved Hawaiian shirt when they go out to dinner with some friends. Meanwhile, while Sue excitedly finds herself signing up for as many no-cut college clubs as she can, she accidentally tells Devin how much Axl loves her, which scares Devin and leads her to question their relationship; and Brick gets a little too ambitious while tackling his chore of cleaning the bathroom.

The Goldbergs - "Jimmy 5 Is Alive" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Murray attempts to help Adam transition into adulthood by building a robot, but their creative differences drive them apart, the opposite of what Murray was trying to achieve. Meanwhile, Barry makes a huge mistake when he accidentally tapes over Beverly’s beloved video of his 5th birthday party.

Modern Family - "The Closet Case" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Being the cool dad that he is, Phil helps Haley convince Claire to allow Dylan to move in temporarily, but after seeing how intimate living together means, Phil is having major second thoughts. Mitch takes on a much needed consulting job that just so happens to be for Jay’s biggest rival – Closets, Closets, Closets, Closets! – which doesn’t go over well with Jay, and elsewhere, Gloria and Cameron disagree on how to handle Manny’s girl problem at school.

black-ish - "Dr. Hell No" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After Dre gets his yearly physical and comes home traumatized, Pops explains his generation’s strong aversion towards healthcare and admits that he hasn’t seen a doctor in years. Shocked by this disclosure, Dre and Bow try to convince Pops to get a check-up and he begrudgingly agrees. When Pops finds out he has a clogged artery and needs a small procedure, the rest of The Johnson family handles the news in different ways.

Kevin From Work - "Escape From Work" (ABC Family, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Homebound Kevin has a black-and-white dream about Audrey and his work-related troubles.

Kevin From Work - "Team Kevin From Work" (ABC Family, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Kevin decides to take advantage of Audrey and Brock's relationship difficulties.

Bella and the Bulldogs - "Girls' Night" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bella, Sophie, and Pepper plot the perfect revenge when a boy who wronged Bella winds up delivering their pizza during their sleepover. Newt and Sawyer help Troy move in to his new dorm, but they begin to overstay their welcome.

The League - "The Bully" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Kevin is uncomfortable with Ellie¹s new sex-ed class. Taco starts a Little Eskimo Brothers program at the EBDBBnB.

You're the Worst - "We Can Do Better Than This" (FXX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Jimmy questions his ability as a writer but finally zeroes in on his next project. Meanwhile, Gretchen and Lindsay discover all they do is talk about men and set out to change the status-quo. Edgar gets close to his improv teacher, Dorothy.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 5) (All times ET unless noted)

Wednesday, October 7

  • Joel McHale (Community) - Watch Joel on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nasim Pedrad (Scream Queens/Mulaney) - Nasim visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris offers his 60-second love advice on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michaela Watkins (Casual/Trophy Wife) and Tommy Dewey (Casual) - Michaela and Tommy discuss their new Hulu comedy series Casual on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia is a guest on Chatter.
  • The Cast of Family Ties - The cast reunites on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about her new hospital drama Code Black on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke is a guest on People Now.