Monday, May 21, 2012

The Hub Acquires ALF, Lois & Clark; Nick at Nite Brings Back Brady Bunch





This June, The Hub TV will add two fan-favorite, live-action series, the '80s sitcom ALF (Monday, June 4) and '90s drama Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Sunday, June 3) to its primetime program lineup, both from Warner Bros. Television. With strong and devoted fan bases for both shows, the newly acquired series will join the current primetime schedule that features Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, Sabrina The Teenage Witch and The Facts of Life, building on The Hub's successful strategy of presenting programming based on beloved properties in the kids and family entertainment space. Beginning Sunday June 3, the new primetime schedule of popular series will be aired in marathon blocks. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will air Sundays from 8-11 p.m. ET in primetime. On Mondays it will be Mork & Mindy from 9-11 p.m. ET. On Tuesdays it is Happy Days from 9-11 p.m. ET. Wednesdays will feature The Facts of Life from 9-11 p.m. ET. And on Thursdays, it is Sabrina, The Teenage Witch from 9-11 p.m. ET. New acquisition ALF will air weekdays at 8:30 p.m. ET leading into the sitcom blocks every Mon-Thurs. ALF will also encore Mon-Thurs nights at 2:30 a.m. ET leading into encores of the sitcom marathons from 3-5 a.m. ET. On Sundays, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman will have an immediate encore from 11pm-2am. Back to Mon-Thurs, Laverne & Shirley and Batman will remain in the 11pm hour, with an encore at 5am. So many good shows and something for everyone.

As for the sitcoms not airing weeknights and sitcoms late nights on weekends, The Wonder Years is getting a better slot on Friday and Saturday nights, airing 1:00am & 1:30am ET. An episode each of Doogie Howser M.D. and Family Ties will remain at 2:00am & 2:30am, and this includes Sunday nights as well. At 3am & 3:30am Fri-Sun nights, we now have an hour of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, replacing an episode each of Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley. And since Wonder Years moves to 1am on Fri-Sat nights, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids will air at 4am on Fri-Sat nights. Also on Fri-Sat nights, we have more Batman at 5am & 5:30am. Sunday nights from 4-6am will remain children's shows. On just Friday nights, Mork & Mindy will air 11pm & 11:30pm leading into an hour of Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley.
ALF follows the adventures of Gordon Shumway, a furry, wise-cracking alien from the planet Melmac who crash lands into the garage of the Tanner family. The Tanners offer him a home and give him the nickname ALF, short for "Alien Life Form." Created by Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco (also the puppeteer for ALF), the half-hour sitcom rose to popularity in the late 1980s cementing itself in the pop culture zeitgeist. Distributed by Alien Productions. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman features the daring exploits of the legendary Superman in an exciting, action-packed hour-long series featuring iconic comic book characters Clark Kent (Dean Cain), his superhuman alter ego and Lois Lane (Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives) in the most unrequited romance of all time. Distributed by December 3rd Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Stay with us for further updates on The Hub, but enjoy ALF and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman!


Moving on, Nick at Nite is bringing back The Brady Bunch! The sitcom will return tonight (technically early Tuesday morning) at approx 5:02am & 5:34am. Two episodes will air every morning, except on Sunday nights (Monday mornings) it will only air once at approx. 5:02am, as Glenn Martin airs approx. 5:34am. The Brady Bunch is replacing Family Matters, which is now off the schedule completely. Steve Urkel and the Winslow's have been a staple on Nick at Nite for about four years now. No word on if and when Family Matters will return. As for The Brady Bunch, it looks like it is returning to the Viacom network family, as it has aired on Nick at Nite and TV Land before. The last time Viacom aired Brady Bunch was in late May 2010 on TV Land, as looks like it has gotten another contract at Viacom now. The Brady Bunch will still remain on cable on INSP and on digital broadcast on MeTV Network. But if you don't get those, you can now watch them every morning on Nick at Nite!
There are some other schedule changes to report as well effective tonight (Monday, May 21, 2012). Yes, Dear will move to Sun-Thurs at 8:00pm & 8:30pm. This means Friends' two-hour block is now back to back-to-back airing every night from 11pm-1am. That '70s Show will now move to Sun-Fri 9:00pm & 9:30pm, shifting George Lopez back to its 10:00pm & 10:30pm stomping yard. Yes, Dear will air on Saturday nights at 10:00pm & 10:30pm, though. As for late nights, approx. 1:12am & 1:46am will be George Lopez encores every night except Sunday nights will have That '70s Show. At approx. 2:18am, Everybody Hates Chris will remain Mon-Fri nights. Yes, Dear will air on Sat-Sun nights. At approx. 2:51am, Yes, Dear will air every night. At approx. 3:22am, we have another Yes, Dear Mon-Fri nights, while Saturday nights as That '70s Show and Sunday nights have The Nanny. At approx. 3:56am, it's The Nanny every night except on Saturday nights it is That '70s Show . At. approx 4:30am every night is The Nanny still. And The Brady Bunch closes the night out with two airings every morning (once on Sunday nights), as we mentioned. The 6am hour is back to Nickelodeon programming now. All times after 12am are approx. on Nick at Nite due to more commercials. So what do you think of the addition of The Brady Bunch back on Nick at Nite after all these years?


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

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, April 30

Bob's Burgers - "Like Gene for Chocolate" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gene learns that the formula for his favorite chocolate has changed, he works with the head of the company in an attempt to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Bob gets wrapped up in one of Teddy’s less-than-perfect plans.

Bob's Burgers - "Thelma & Louise Except Thelma Is Linda" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
After Louise gets in trouble at school, Linda is forced to meet with Mr. Frond (guest voice David Herman) and potentially could lose her hard-earned position as the Wagstaff bake sale leader. When she finds out that her daughter was actually trying to help another student, Linda is torn between following school policy or her own moral code.

The Simpsons - "Looking for Mr. Goodbart" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Bart gets in trouble on Grandparents Day at school and is forced to hang out with Skinner’s mother as punishment. After spending time with various grandmas in the neighborhood, he learns the benefits of hanging out with the elderly, but eventually recognizes the dangers of taking advantage of them. Meanwhile, Peekimon Get has taken over the town of Springfield.

Making History - "Night Cream" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the ever-present threat of losing tenure looming over him, Chris reaches out to John Hancock and Samuel Adams to help spice things up in the classroom in 2017. Meanwhile, Deb's dream of re-opening Chadwick's ice cream parlor is finally coming to fruition, but Dan has a few marketing ideas of his own.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Last Man on Earth - "The Big Day" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Tandy and Gail face off in a major disagreement, on which the whole group must weigh in, and Carol is forced to choose a side. Meanwhile, Melissa, Todd and Erica each have major milestone moments.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 1)

Sunday, April 30

  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, May 1
  • Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
  • Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Jodie Sweetin (Hollywood Darlings/Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.