Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Hub January 2013 Schedule, Facts of Life Moves; FX Picks Up 5th Season of The League

The Hub has made some minor schedule changes. Most notably for us is that '80s sitcom The Facts of Life will be removed from its Wednesday primetime block. The sitcom was airing Wednesdays from 8-10pm, but effective tonight it will be replaced by a movie. Primetime movies are already airing on Monday nights, so The Hub is adding a second night of movies in primetime. As a result of this schedule change, The Facts of Life will move to late nights on Friday nights (technically early Saturday mornings) at 2:00am & 2:30am. The sitcom will lead into the classic Garry Marshall block which airs Friday nights (early Saturdays) from 3-5am with back-to-back episodes of Happy Days, and single episodes of Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. In addition, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch will be off of the primetime line-up on Tuesday nights and will be replaced by animated series Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond and Batman: The Animated Series. Not to worry as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch will continue to air in its late night hour on Sunday nights (early Mondays) at 3:00am & 3:30am after episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D. and Family Ties in the 2am hour.

Staying put will be the Thursday night primetime block of '80s family sitcom ALF, which is doing well for the network. Also doing well for the network is the Sunday night primetime block of '90s drama Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman starring Dean Cain and the irresistible Teri Hatcher. The weekday strip of dramas Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Sliders from 10pm-12am (encores 4-6am) will continue to air. Back to Facts of Life, with it off of Wednesday nights, at least this means you won't have to choose between Diff'rent Strokes and Facts of Life, as Strokes premieres tonight on Antenna TV. So no trou-ble, Tootie!
View the FULL The Hub January 2013 schedule, which includes many non-sitcom/drama programs from our friends at NickandMore.com.


FX has picked up a fifth season of its acclaimed comedy series The League, ordering 13 episodes. The League wrapped up season four with its finale on Thursday, December 20 with back-to-back all-new episodes at 10:30 and 11:00 PM ET/PT. On a first-run basis, season four of The League was averaging 1.63 million Total Viewers and 1.45 million Adults 18-49. On a multi-run total basis, season four is delivering approximately 2.43 million Total Viewers and 2.09 million Adults 18-49 per week.
FX's ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another - so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable. It was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer who serve as executive producers and directors. The cast features Mark Duplass, Stephen Rannazzisi, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Katie Aselton and Jon Lajoie. The series is produced by FX Productions.


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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