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.


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

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

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

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.