Monday, November 05, 2012
Anger Management Coming to Broadcast Syndication in Fall 2014; Boy Meets World Sequel Series, Girl Meets World, Possibly Coming to Disney Channel
We mentioned a few months ago that Anger Management, starring Charlie Sheen, had been picked up for a second season that will begin airing on FX in January 2013. The sitcom is the highest-rated new comedy series on cable in 2012, averaging 4.53 million total viewers and 2.5 million adults in the coveted 18-49 demo. It premiered in June as the most-watched primetime scripted comedy premiere in cable history. When it performed well in the ratings and reached certain thresholds, it was guaranteed an order of 90 additional episodes and sent the show into broadcast syndication.
The Fox Television Stations have acquired the show, which is produced by Lionsgate Television and distributed by Debmar-Mercury, for a fall 2014 premiere. Fox will air it in nine of their markets: WNYW/WWOR New York, KTTV/KCOP Los Angeles, WFLD/WPWR Chicago, KDFW/KDFI Dallas, WTTG/WDCA Washington, D.C., KRIV/KTXH Houston, KSAZ/KUTP Phoenix, KMSP/WFTC Minneapolis and WOFL/WRBW Orlando. The deal is for four years or throughout its network run, with an option for three more years. Fox will give the show double airings in access (7-8pm ET/6-7pm CT) and late fringe (11pm-2am ET/10pm-1am CT) Monday through Sunday.
Fox already has syndication's top-rated sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, in their lineup. As we reported a couple of years ago, Modern Family is coming to broadcast syndication in fall 2013. The Emmy Award-winning series will also be airing on USA Network next fall.
Disney Channel is in the very early stages of developing Girl Meets World, a sequel to Boy Meets World, according to TVLine. The original series ran for seven seasons on ABC from 1993-2000. Disney is trying to get two of the original stars, Ben Savage (Cory Matthews) and Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence Matthews), to reprise their roles in the new series. Cory and Topanga were married in the seventh and final season. Girl Meets World would focus on their preteen daughter. Boy Meets World creator and executive producer Michael Jacobs is currently casting the project.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)
12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Friday, January 20
Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.
Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight. But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.
Friday, January 20
- Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
- Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.