Wednesday, January 30, 2013
TV Land Acquires The Golden Girls for March 2013; Episodic Review: Suburgatory - "Yakult Leader" Airing Tonight on ABC
We're still waiting for some final updates and news from NATPE 2013, so we won't bring you the annual what's coming up in syndication this fall list today. We hope to have that for you tomorrow...so stay with us. Anyway, we hinted last week that we would have some good news for fans of The Golden Girls and we will fulfill that promise today! As you may have noticed, The Golden Girls was pulled from the WE tv line-up a few months back. The network will be losing the rights to the sitcom this March and will not renew. They were sharing the series with the Hallmark Channel, but that network will keep airing the series and will not lose rights. However, WE tv's rights are headed to another cable network and it is TV Land! The Golden Girls joins the TV Land line-up on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013 with a weekend marathon from 3pm-11pm on both days with all the fun and laughs in Miami with Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia! In addition, for the week of March 18-22, the sitcom will have a week-long stunt in primetime as well from 7-10pm and more information on that will be announced at a later date. The sitcom will then start airing regularly after that every Mon-Sat from 7-9pm and Sundays 5-9pm - in primetime every night!
Even with this new addition, no series will be leaving the TV Land schedule, but there will be some shifting of timeslots obviously. The Cosby Show will shift out of primetime to weekdays 6-7pm (leading into Golden Girls) and will gain a late night slot on weeknights at 3:30am cutting Roseanne to just 3am on weeknights. Cosby Show will still remain airing in the large blocks on weekends with Roseanne and Three's Company blocks. Back to weeknights, M*A*S*H will also shift earlier to weekdays 5-6pm, while The Andy Griffith Show afternoon block is now cut to 4-5pm. Everything else will remain as is, but as a reminder, don't forget Curb Your Enthusiasm joins the TV Land line-up on Feb. 16 and will air Mon-Sat 2-3am and Sundays 2-6am.
For now, view the entire TV Land March 2013 schedule. Stay with us for updates and thank you for being a friend!
On the next...Suburgatory:
ABC's Comedy Wednesday sitcom starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto and airs Wednesday nights at 9:30pm and we have just watched the next episode that airs tonight (Jan. 30). The episode has the return of Wilmer Valderrama as Yoni. In the episode airing tonight, "Yakult Leader," when Dallas' dog Yakult becomes depressed, Dallas (Cheryl Hines) invites Yoni (guest star Wilmer Valderrama) back into their lives to help remove her negative energy. Everyone becomes enamored with Yoni except George (Jeremy Sisto), who believes Yoni really just wants Dallas back. Meanwhile Lisa Shay (Ana Gasteyer) convinces Tessa (Jane Levy) to help set Lisa (Allie Grant) up so she can get back in the dating game. The girls end up on a double date with Ryan (Parker Young) and Tessa's ex, Scott Strauss (guest star Thomas McDonell).
On this well-done all-new episode, each character shines and we are presented some characters interacting really for the first time, in particular George and Dalia (yep, Dalia and "Daddy Altman!"). The episode starts off so well with great one-liners by Sheila and Ryan while playing tennis as Tessa watches and Lisa is the "ball girl." Some things they say comes out just wrong but of course they don't mean it that way. There are two main storylines but so many different characters involved that it feels like more than two. Both storylines are balanced that there is no real main storyline, but it's obvious the lead storyline is the return of Yoni when Dallas asks him to come and help her depressed dog Yakult. Wilmer Valderrama shines in this role and his accent and personality is perfect for this. He plays kind of a guy who you question his true motives and we find out in the strangest (but funny) way if he is indeed trying to help the dog or not. While Wilmer is excellent in this return of Yoni, the storyline goes from good to great when Dalia enters the picture. She rocks it in this episode with her different interactions with Yoni, George and Yakult the dog. She's just so clueless but hilarious, as she even ends her conversation with George by saying "in closing." Ha! The other storyline is about Lisa's mother trying to get her daughter back in the dating game. She wants Lisa to reconcile with Malik, but that's not going to happen (at least not now). So, for now Sheila asks Tessa to set Lisa up and Lisa actually wants her to. Lisa seems so desperate as you will see when she "settles" with this one boy, and when I mean boy, I mean boy. When Tessa demands her to give up on him and go to an online dating site, the guy is someone that they actually know. Hint: He looks so good on paper but he's such a freaking bore, as Tessa says. Tessa and Ryan double-date with Lisa and this guy. Hilarity happens at the end when someone comes "a banging on the window." Will Lisa find love or will she just take a break from it all for now? It's a great episode with all of the characters shining, but I wish we had Chris Parnell in this one. I didn't want the episode to end, I found myself saying what Dalia says at the end of the episode..."bring it back." B+
Suburgatory is having a solid sophomore season. It might be better off paired with The Middle than Modern Family, but no matter where it airs, it doesn't take the fact away of how solid the season has been. Character have developed well and the series has been on a roll, especially since Thanksgiving. Tune in tonight because it will be following a repeat of Modern Family, so don't get confused. Suburagtory is still all-new and it's worth watching for sure tonight!
New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Saturday, April 29
Henry Danger - "Stuck in Two Holes" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Whaaaat?!? Captain Man and Kid Danger are each stuck in a hole?!? Charlotte and Jasper better go help, 'cuz Schwoz is takin' a bean bath!
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "I Want My Mae B. Back" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After Mae starts to spend more time with her new boyfriend, Dawn begins to get jealous so enlists Nicky, Ricky, and Dicky to help separate them so that she can have her friend back.
Sunday, April 30
- NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- America Ferrera (Superstore) - America drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) - Ike appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
- Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
- Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to the Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
- Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Ashton Kutcher (The Ranch/Two and a Half Men/That '70s Show) - Ashton appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison teams up with Mario Batali to make a cheesy, decadent Gnocchi Al Telefono and dishes about her new Broadway show on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared) - Charlie will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 11:15am.
- Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) - Nick talks about his new film Everything, Everything on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.