Monday, August 20, 2012

TBS October 2012 Schedule; ABC Family Renews Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy



A few weeks ago, we revealed the TBS fall schedule for the last two weeks of September. There will be a few minor changes coming to the lineup starting October 1 for days where there are no games being aired for the MLB Playoffs. There won't be anything new added to the lineup in October, nor will there be anything leaving the lineup. For the most part, the schedule changes involve My Name is Earl moving to other timeslots and shuffling of a few other program.

The weekday changes begin at 7am, where an episode of My Name is Earl will air, followed by an hour of Home Improvement at 7:30am. According to Jim also still gets a full hour, but it'll be a half hour earlier at 8:30am. Are We There Yet?, which will begin airing weekdays this fall, moves from 12:30pm to 9:30am, and is followed by an hour of Tyler Perry sitcoms with Meet the Browns at 10am and House of Payne at 10:30am. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will still have three airings on weekdays, but now they'll all be back-to-back with three episodes beginning at 11am. At 12:30pm, American Dad! will have a full hour, which will be followed by two hours of Everybody Loves Raymond, which will start at 1:30pm instead of 2pm. This leaves 3:30pm for an extra airing of Seinfeld. The lineup for the rest of the day on weekdays remains the same through 2am, where an hour of My Name is Earl replaces an hour of Seinfeld.

Saturday mornings will see some changes beginning at 7am. In September, there is a two and a half hour block of My Name is Earl scheduled beginning at 7am, but in October, 7am will change to a single episode of My Name is Earl, followed by According to Jim at 7:30am, Are We There Yet? at 8am, Meet the Browns at 8:30am, House of Payne at 9am, and another episode of According to Jim at 9:30am. Seinfeld, which currently airs for a full hour at 7pm on Saturdays, will be replaced with an extra hour of King of Queens, which will now air for two full hours beginning at 6pm every Saturday. Finally, Sundays remain pretty much the same, but the two hours of Tyler Perry sitcoms at 6am will be replaced with an hour of Married... with Children at 6am and an hour of Home Improvement at 7am.

You can read more on the TBS October lineup and see the full lineup on our message boards. Of course, we'll keep you updated on any changes if there are any.



On Friday, we featured a story on the impressive ratings for the ABC Family original series Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy... so it should be no surprise that the network announced new seasons for both series on Friday afternoon. After launching a successful Wednesday night comedy block with Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, cable TV’s #1 telecasts in their half-hours across the network’s core Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Millennial demos, ABC Family has ordered a third season of Melissa & Joey and a second season of Baby Daddy.

Melissa & Joey stars Melissa Joan Hart as Mel, a successful Congresswoman in Toledo who unexpectedly gains custody of her niece and nephew after her sister is sent off to prison after a financial scheme gone horribly wrong. Needing all the help she can get, she hires unemployed Joe (Joey Lawrence) to be her "manny" to move into her house and take care of all of the domestic matters. The multi-camera comedy executive-produced by Bob Young and David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence and John Ziffren. Baby Daddy follows Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor as a bartender in New York City with his buddy, Tucker (Tahj Mowry), and his brother, Danny (Derek Theler), a professional hockey player. Everything is going fine for the guys until a baby girl is unexpectedly dropped on their doorstep by one of Ben's ex-girlfriends. With a little help from his friends and family, Ben decides to raise her the best that he possibly can. Baby Daddy is a multi-camera comedy created and executive-produced by Dan Berendsen.

Additionally, ABC Family has announced that will also produce a second season of the award-winning hit series Switched at Birth, and they have ordered additional episodes of the critically-acclaimed series Bunheads


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 16

The Conners - "Keep on Truckin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A sudden turn of events forces the Conners to face the daily struggles of life in Lanford in a way they never have before.

The Kids Are Alright - "Pilot" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Lawrence, the prodigal eldest Cleary son, returns home from the seminary and breaks the news to his family that he’s dropping out for good, leaving Mike and Peggy upset and wondering why. Meanwhile, Timmy decides he wants to audition for a children’s theatre production but when Peggy finds out where it’s being held she forbids him from participating. Elsewhere, Eddie tries to keep his girlfriend a secret after Frank finds out and tries to blackmail him.

black-ish - "Gap Year" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
After dropping Junior off at college, Dre and Bow are beside themselves when they find him back at home announcing his decision to take a gap year. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane begin to question whether they should still be sharing a room.

Splitting Up Together - "Sign Language" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
The morning after Lena and Martin sleep together, Lena searches for signs that they are or aren’t meant to be a couple. Their relationship is put to the test after she organizes a romantic beach getaway and it becomes apparent what’s meant to be. Meanwhile, Arthur and Camille trail Lisa Apple, hoping to determine if she is pregnant with Martin’s baby. Elsewhere, Maya struggles to decide if she should tell her new boyfriend, Frank, about her pregnancy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Tuesday, October 16

  • John Krasinski (The Office) - Catch John on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kathryn Hahn (I Love Dick/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa drops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also talks about Can You Ever Forgive Me? on the BUILD Series at 12pm.
  • Jane Curtin (3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) - Jane visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Laurence Fishburne (black-ish) - Laurence chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nathan Fillion (Two Guys and a Girl) - Nathan talks about The Rookie on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Katy Mixon (American Housewife/Mike & Molly) - Katy is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/The Big Bang Theory and John Goodman (The Connners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - Sara and John are guests on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John appears on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Heather Dubrow (Stark Raving Mad) - Heather is a guest on People Now at 12pm.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace visits NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Fran Drescher (Happily Divorced/The Nanny/Living with Fran) - Fran talks about hosting Cancer Scchmancer's Master Class Health Summit on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.
  • Analeigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) - Analeigh talks about her movie Better Start Running on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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