Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More On Moesha On GMC, 7th Heaven Coming Soon; Episode 9 and 10 of Reimagine That! With Chris Mann


Moesha
As we announced nearly two weeks ago, Moesha is now on GMC. The sitcom premiered with a marathon this past Saturday (April 14) from 9am-7pm. Now we can reveal its regular airings. It will air every Saturday from 12pm-3pm right after Sister, Sister from 9am-12pm. Both sitcoms only air on Saturdays on the cable network. 227 will follow on Saturdays from 3-5pm and then Cosby from 5-7pm. Both 227 and Cosby, along with Amen, also air weeknights starting at 11pm. So none of that is changing, only the Saturday schedule is altered a bit to make room for Moesha. The sitcom will not air on weekdays.

The rest of the weekday schedule is of course filled with family dramas: The Waltons, Judging Amy, and Dr. Quinn Medicine Women along with reality series Don't Forget the Lyrics! We have a new acquisition coming soon to GMC to be added to this mix. GMC has acquired the rights to the family drama 7th Heaven. We cannot reveal just yet when it will air, but stay tuned for full information! Currently 7th Heaven is not airing anywhere, which is quite surprising as it has been seen on Hallmark, ABC Family and WGN America in recent years.

Moving on, we haven't blogged about this yet, but our good friend Chris Mann of Retroality.tv has posted episodes 9 and 10 of his podcast Reimagine That! Both episodes feature an interview with Kenneth Johnson, who opens up about his iconic '70s series The Bionic Woman and The Incredible Hulk, sharing behind-the-scenes stories and offering candid insights into why others' small-screen and big-screen "reimaginings" of these two franchises failed. The acclaimed and forever-forward-thinking storyteller -- whose 1983 NBC miniseries V was also recently rebooted without his involvement -- discusses why heart, humanity and humor were essential in his creations of Jaime Sommers (as embodied by Lindsay Wagner) and David Banner (as personified by the late Bill Bixby), and how all three components were missing in NBC's failed 2007 Bionic Woman reboot and recent CGI-driven Hulk motion pictures. At the end of part one, Johnson shares how he got started in television as a director-producer for The Mike Douglas Show and game shows and why he parted ways with The Bionic Woman when Wagner reached the pinnacle of her celebrity. Also in episode none, Reimagine That! announcer and producer Linda Kay shares with Chris some of her fondest memories of late Monkees singer Davy Jones and iconic composer Robert Sherman. Listen to episode nine of Reimagine That!

On the second part, Kenneth Johnson shares his hopes and plans for his long-awaited, big-budget V feature (or triology thereof!), explaining how it will stay true to and reinvigorate his original vision as expressed in his franchise-launching V NBC miniseries nearly 30 years ago. The always-forward-thinking creator also opens up about his feminism and the diverse audience affection for The Bionic Woman, and he explains how he and series star Lindsay Wagner have in recent years come full circle in their relationship following a long estrangement. Finally, he offers insight into his experience adapting "Alien Nation" for TV audiences in the late '80s and '90s.
Also, inspired in part by Kenny's hopes to "reinvigorate" his original V vision ("V"ision?), Chris talks about his full-circle journey as a writer/storyteller while previewing an upcoming podcast segment tentatively titled "Reality Reimagined." Listen to episode ten of Reimagine That!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, April 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Inspiration Deprivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The concept of what it would mean for women everywhere if Amy were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Also, Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago. Oscar-winning actress Regina King returns as Janine.

Life in Pieces - "Jungle Push Resort Anniversary" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When the Short family arrives at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, their accommodations aren’t quite what they expected. Also, Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia during the family activities; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone; and John and Joan get separated from their tour group in the jungle. Nat Faxon guest stars as Hayes, an expat proprietor at a Yucatan eco-resort.

Mom - "Lumbar Support and Old Pork" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie has an unexpected reaction when she learns that Adam’s bar is doing well. Also, Christy and Tammy go on a double date.

Life in Pieces - "Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another rich, swanky couple. Also, Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping while Joan recovers from knee surgery; and Tim arranges for Tyler to record a demo at a friend’s studio. Joey King guest stars as Morgan, a 17-year-old pregnant teen who is considering placing her baby for adoption with Matt and Colleen.

Superstore - "Easter" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Suspicious that people are making fun of her, Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) spy on Cloud 9 employees through the security system, while Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to track down an unsanctioned Easter Bunny in the store. Glenn (Mark McKinney) preps for his church’s Passion play.

A.P. Bio - "Personal Everest" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack is outraged when his old high school bully is hired as a motivational speaker at Whitlock. Meanwhile, Mary, Stef, and Michelle set their own personal goals of female empowerment, unintentionally causing a rift between Helen and Durbin.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Bimbo" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Holt and Jake investigate a case at Kevin’s university. Back at the precinct, Terry and Amy take the squad out for lunch.

Abby's - "Book Club" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When it’s revealed that Fred has a crush on a bar patron, Abby and Beth encourage a reluctant Fred to start dating.

Better Things - "Easter" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Thursday, April 18

  • Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) - Catch Sharon and Rob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. They will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Bill Hader (Barry) - Bill is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Beth is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James chats about Life in Pieces on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country/Murphy Brown) - Lily drops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love) and Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Holly and Rick talk about Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Morning Show Mysteries on Access Live, so check your local listings. Holly will also be on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) - Fiona appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April)

Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

02/05 - Family Guy - Part 1 - Volumes 1-5
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02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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