Monday, April 29, 2013

Cloo Classics Brings '70s Sitcoms on Mondays; CBS Renews Two and a Half Men for Season 11, Plus Pick Ups for NBC and CW


Cloo (formerly known as Sleuth) is bringing back Cloo Classics and airing them as a weekly block. Effective today (Monday, April 29), Cloo will be airing sitcoms and MacGyver every Monday. They announced the change last Friday (April 19), but we wanted to get you more information first before we announced it. Happy Days is airing 6am-7am ET and 12pm-1pm ET, replacing Charlie's Angels. Then Laverne & Shirley is added 7am-8am ET and 11am-12pm ET, also replacing Charlie's Angels. From 8-9am ET, The Odd Couple will air leading into Taxi from 9-10am ET. And the final sitcom will be Mork & Mindy from 10am-11am ET. All of this is replacing Charlie's Angels. Then the rest of the day is MacGyver Mondays with an extension from 1pm-6am ET (it was only airing 11pm-6am ET before), replacing Charlie's Angels and Monk. Yes, this means Charlie's Angels will not be airing regularly anymore on Cloo, but you can still watch it on sister network Universal HD. This isn't the last we'll see the Angels on Cloo, though, because there is a 24-hour marathon scheduled for Saturday, June 22 starting at 6am.

Back to the Cloo Classics comedies, all of these have aired in marathon blocks before but now they will be airing regularly on Mondays. One sitcom that they have aired before is missing though: Get Smart. Not to worry, in late June Cloo will be airing Get Smart Friday mornings at 6:00am & 6:30am beginning June 21, replacing an hour of Monk. The rest of the week from 6-7am will also be sitcoms replacing Monk. Tuesdays will have Laverne & Shirley beginning June 18 from 6-7am. Wednesdays will have Taxi beginning June 19 from 6-7am. And Thursdays will have The Odd Couple beginning June 20 from 6-7am. Mondays will of course be the Cloo Classics block as we mentioned. The block will be preempted on May 27 and June 10 though for previously scheduled marathons of Royal Pains and Burn Notice. On Saturdays from 6-7am we still have the random airings of 'Til Death, if you're wondering. That's all we have right now, stay with us for continued updates and enjoy Cloo Classics every Monday with your favorite '70s sitcoms and MacGyver!

two and a Half Men

CBS has picked-up an 11th season of Two and a Half Men. CBS officially announced it via Twitter on Friday. The return of this sitcom will be at least the 19th series coming back to CBS next season (2013-14), joining the final season of How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, Person of Interest, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, Survivor, Undercover Boss, 48 Hours Mystery and 60 Minutes. The fate of series like Criminal Minds, Rules of Engagement, Golden Boy, Vegas and CSI: NY are still up in the air. Maybe one or two of those will return, as Criminal Minds is probably the most likely one to return. Back to Two and a Half Men, no word if this is the final season or not, but all three stars will return but Angus T. Jones will be moved to recurring.

At NBC, they have announced the renewal of five key drama series for the 2013-14 season: Revolution, Chicago Fire, Parenthood, Grimm and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. All have been given full 22-episode orders. The fate of everything else is still to be determined, including comedies Parks & Recreation and Community, while long running comedies The Office and 30 Rock have been ended. Meanwhile, The CW Network has given early pickups to three additional dramas for next season, including the first new series order of the season with The Originals,a spin-off of The Vampire Diaries, which was introduced during last week's episode. The network also gave advance orders for the second season of Beauty and the Beast and the third season of Hart of Dixie. The CW already picked-up Arrow, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural back in February for 2013-14. Series that are still in limbo for The CW include Nikita, The Carrie Diaries and America's Next Top Model (though season 20 is scheduled for summer for the latter), while 90210 is canceled.

New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, October 23

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In an encore of last season’s Halloween episode, Sideshow Bob finally kills Bart, only to reanimate him; Homer wakes up with short-term memory loss; and Lisa, Bart, and Milhouse get super powers from radiation.

Bob's Burgers - "Teen-a-Witch" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Tina reveals her brilliant idea that will finally win her first place in the annual costume contest. When Tammy steals her idea, Tina is forced to seek the help of Mr. Ambrose, who leads her to alternate and other-worldly methods of winning. Meanwhile, Bob is on a mission to figure out who is stealing his perfectly crafted pumpkins.

The Simpsons - "Trust But Clarify" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa and Bart investigate Krusty’s suspicious new “Krustaceans” candy. Meanwhile, Homer wants a promotion at the nuclear plant and asks Marge to help him dress the part, and news anchor Kent Brockman struggles to find his feet in the changing media world.

Son of Zorn - "A Taste of Zephyria" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After learning how Zephyria is depicted in the media, Zorn attempts to teach Alan about his culture. Meanwhile, Edie wages war with her new neighbors over their talking garden gnome.

Family Guy - "Inside Family Guy" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
FAMILY GUY takes viewers behind the scenes of a regular “FAMILY GUY” production week, with James Woods as the guide. See the ins-and-outs of what goes into the making of a “FAMILY GUY” episode and watch the drama unfold as Peter is replaced and ends up in the office of Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman to pitch his very own new series.

The Last Man on Earth - "Five Hoda Kotbs" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
A post-apocalyptic road trip has everyone at war with each other and Gail is really pushed to her breaking point.

Bizaardvark - "Spoiler Alert: Belissa Returns" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Paige and Frankie hit a writing slump and other bad things start happening to them, Paige begins to think they are cursed; Amelia and Dirk are at odds when the lifestyle Diva declutters the Dare Lair.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Sunday, October 23

  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Catch Patti on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, October 24
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Watch Ricky on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Inferno on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Chiklis (Daddio) - Michael drops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Aya Cash (You're the Worst) - Aya talks about You're the Worst on the AOL Build ShoW at 2pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Will is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary talks about The Last Man on Earth on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on the AOL Build Show at 12:30pm.
  • Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Good Girls Revolt on People Now at 8:30am.
  • James Brolin (Life in Pieces) - James is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.