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, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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