Monday, April 01, 2013

Logo Adds Roseanne, Golden Girls, Shelves Bewitched; Chris Mann Heads Back to Dallas with Morgan Brittany

It may be April Fool's Day, but we're not foolin' because Logo is adding more sitcoms! The Viacom shuffle is continuing with more borrowing of shows. In the latest round of shuffling, Roseanne is headed to Logo. Currently, Roseanne is on Viacom-owned networks CMT and TV Land, but the CMT airings will be moving to Logo effective immediately. This means that CMT will now only have Reba as a sitcom, since Yes, Dear has been gone too, as it moved to Nick Jr. recently (and still airs late nights on sister network Nick at Nite). Roseanne will remain airing on TV Land in weekend play like it has been airing. Logo will actually begin the series beginning today (Monday, April 1) - no foolin'! It will air from 4-6pm and air most weekdays in the afternoon along with some weekend airings. Also coming to Logo will be The Golden Girls! That series just started a few weeks ago on TV Land and has thrived in the ratings (already being expanded to weekdays 6-9pm instead of the planned 7-9pm). Now Viacom will add more airings of it on another sister network, with it airing on Logo as well. The Golden Girls premieres Saturday, April 13 with a weekend marathon beginning 1pm (following a block of Roseanne) and ending at 1am. As for regular airings, The Golden Girls will be asked to air on most weekdays in the early evening/primetime timeslots, along with weekend play in those dayparts.

While we get two new sitcoms on Logo, one sitcom that was airing will be heavily reduced. In fact, it just has one scheduled airing in the near future. Bewitched, which was added back in October on Logo, will now be heavily reduced big time. As of now, only one airing is scheduled on Thursday, April 11 at 6pm, following a block of Roseanne. Hopefully we will see more Bewitched soon, and we will let you know if it comes back into more regular airings like it has been airing since October. Elsewhere in Viacom land, TV Land has made a few minor schedule changes that concern a show we just mentioned. As just mentioned, The Golden Girls has been expanded on weekdays from 6-9pm, so The Cosby Show 6-7pm hour is off and the series will air on weeknights from approx. 3:30am-5am now (in addition to its weekend blocks during the day). And finally, Viacom-owned TV Land will add even more The Golden Girls on weekends with Saturdays 4-10am being added effective this coming Saturday (April 6). The series will replace Three's Company, which goes on hiatus again. The sitcom was doing very well in the ratings, especially in the younger demo of 18-49, but the series is nearing its end on its current contract (which expires at the end of August), so they're trying to save some more plays on episodes. We hope Jack Tripper and the rest of the company return soon, like they always do. Stay with us for continued updates on Logo, TV Land and other Viacom-owned networks!


Our friend Chris Mann has just posted two more episodes of his retro podcast "Reimagine That!" and you'll want to hear this! In fact, we're even mentioned on the second episode with Chris relaying some of our recent Seven Questions interviews, including Amy Davidson, Haywood Nelson and Beverly Archer (don't forget to read our interview we just posted last week with Nicole Eggert). We thank him and we strive to be as good as him in his flawless podcast, produced by him and the great Linda Kay. In his latest episodes, he heads back to Dallas with a star from the original series. In the first of her two-part exclusive Retroality.TV interview, child star-turned-Dallas diva Morgan Brittany tells "Reimagine That!" host Chris Mann about the possibility of returning to Southfork -- in TNT's hot revival of the legendary soap -- as primetime's original queen of mean, Katherine Wentworth. Morgan discusses various ways she could re-enter the Dallas scene, and reveals how she developed the wicked Wentworth during her original stint on the CBS hit. After a successful run as a child actor in the 1950s and 60s -- she worked with the likes of Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Natalie Wood, a young Ron Howard and Alfred Hitchcock -- the former Suzanne Cupito shares what drove her to abandon that name and identity in favor of reinventing herself in the 1970s as Morgan Brittany. And in part two, she tells host Chris Mann how her hardships as a child actress and her family's breadwinner shaped her as a woman who not only would survive Hollywood (including Dallas' ill-fated dream season) but also hold her own as a conservative political columnist and host. And she's juggled multiple careers while raising two children with longtime husband and stuntman Jack Gill. Their son, Cody, is a musician and their daughter, Katie, is an actress (most recently seen playing Christie Brinkley's daughter in NBC's Parks and Recreation).

Wow, you'll hear all that good stuff and more! Chris also gives an update on his upcoming projects, including an updated version of his Three's Company book Come and Knock On Our Door and a book on the late, great John Ritter. And as always, dream weaver Yvonne Ryba does the "Reawakenings" segment and analyzes two more dreams. So head on over to Reimagine That! and listen away to episodes 17 and 18!


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

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First 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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 19

Son of Zorn - "The Quest for Craig" (Fox, 7:00M ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Craig runs off to get some perspective on his relationship with Edie, a road trip ensues to bring him back. Meanwhile, Alan’s Zephyrian legs actually make him popular at school, but his desperation to fit in seriously puts off his lady.

The Simpsons - "Trust but Clarify" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
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.

The Simpsons - "The Cad and the Hat" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Bart betrays Lisa, he has to deal with his guilt – literally. Meanwhile, Springfield is in awe when Homer is revealed to be a chess savant.

Son of Zorn - "All Hail Son of Zorn" (Fox, 8:30M ET/PT)
Seeing an opportunity to get Linda’s old job back, Zorn increases Sanitation Solutions’ business by tapping into the Zephyrian market. Alan tries to win Layla back by becoming Prom King – with Zorn’s help.

Family Guy - "The Finer Strings" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The guys decide to form a string quartet, but Peter doesn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Brian is forced to be Carter’s seeing eye dog and enjoys the life of luxury a little too much.

Bob's Burgers - "There's No Business Like Mr. Business Business" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Gayle’s (guest star Megan Mullally) cat, Mr. Business, secures pet agent Ian Amberson (guest star John Oliver), Bob finds out that Linda may have been helping to fund the cat’s career. Ever the skeptic, Bob is prepared to shut it down, but learns that Mr. Business could be on the verge of his big break.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Sunday, February 19

  • Michael Rapaport (The War at Home) - Catch Michael on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, February 20
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Watch Jason on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Norm Macdonald (The Norm Show/A Minute with Stan Hooper) - Norm is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Keke Palmer (Scream Queens/True Jackson, VP) - Keke appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H) - Mike, Loretta and Jamie are guests on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Anne-Marie Johnson (What's Happening Now!!) - Anne-Marie discusses diversity at the Oscars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) - Adam joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Rosie Perez (Search Party) - Rosie is a guest on Good Day New York on WNYW-Fox5 in New York sometime between 7-10am.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Louie Anderson (Baskets/The Louie Show/Life with Louie) - Louie is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.