Thursday, July 12, 2012

Classic Friday Nights on TV One With Jeffersons, Good Times, & More; FEARNet Acquires Real Ghostbusters, and More!

The Jeffersons

TV One is going back to the '70s and '80s on Friday nights in primetime starting this month! Last Friday (July 6), TV One aired a mixture of The Jeffersons and Good Times starting at 8pm and running through 2am. The rest of the month will feature these two classic CBS sitcoms as well! For the next two Fridays (July 13 and July 20), enjoy episodes of The Jeffersons in a block from 8pm-1am, with an hour of Good Times at 1am. On Friday, July 27, Good Times takes over the entire block starting at 8pm. In August, we have more shows being added to the mix! Friday, August 3 will have two Clifton Davis series airing, first up Amen from 8-11pm, followed by That's My Mama from 11pm-2am. More marathons will be announced in the coming weeks.

Good Times

In other TV One news, there will be plenty of sitcom marathons/stunts, especially on Saturdays starting at 12 noon following the regular Saturday morning (6am-12pm) sitcom block. The Saturday marathon/stunts starting at 12 noon will feature sitcoms such as Martin, A Different World, Living Single, and Good Times. So make sure to check your listings to see these shows! Returning to the TV One line-up in August will be the short-lived sitcom Between Brothers, every Saturday from 10-11am in their Saturday morning block. Stay with us for further updates on TV One, as there are no new additions right now. Possibly this fall? We'll let you know on our annual cable fall schedule barrage starting very soon!


The Real Ghostbusters

Saturday mornings are about to get more cooler and '80s style when everything was great! FEARnet, cable's premier destination for horror, suspense and thriller content, is adding a new two-hour weekend programming block starting Saturday, August 18. The morning segment, dubbed "Funhouse," features half-hour animated programs The Real Ghostbusters from the '80s and Tales from the Cryptkeeper from the '90s, as well as live-action suspense dramas Eerie, Indiana from the early '90s and Canadian export Dark Oracle which aired from 2004-06. The "Funhouse" block will be broadcast Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET and re-aired the next day, Sunday, in the same time period on the linear TV channel.
FEARnet's new "Funhouse" lineup marks the first time that the emerging cable network has broadcast both animated and live-action acquired series in a combined themed block of time. In fact, the block will highlight three all-time favorite television shows that haven't been nationally broadcast in over a decade. Dark Oracle currently airs on THIStv Sunday mornings at 9-10am ET. The line-up on both days has The Real Ghostbusters at 10am ET, followed by Tales from the Cryptkeeper at 10:30am, Eerie Indiana at 11am and Dark Oracle at 11:30am. The Real Ghostbusters was last seen on the former Fox Family Channel (now known as ABC Family) in 1999, so has been a long time since it has aired on television. I ain't afraid of no ghost!
FEARNet does have an original sitcom titled Holliston and it wrapped up its first season this past spring with six half-hour episodes. The Adam Green comedy was renewed for a second season and will return in summer 2013. FEARnet's first original scripted television series, is a riotous and offbeat multi-camera, buddy comedy starring Adam Green and Joe Lynch. Set in the town of Holliston (near Boston), the series shines a light on the post-college life where everything is a struggle, and nothing works out like it's supposed to. With terrifyingly funny results, Adam and Joe struggle to become big-time horror filmmakers while hosting late night scary movies at the local cable station, and Adam embarrasses himself as he tries to win back his high school girlfriend. Think of Holliston as Big Bang Theory meets Evil Dead 2. The ensemble cast features Laura Ortiz, Corri English (Worst Audition Ever, lead singer of Brokedown Cadillac), Dee Snider and Oderus Urungus.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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