Monday, April 22, 2013

MTV2 Adds Smart Guy, Living Single; MeTV Network Adds 7 More Affiliates, Win a Trip to Cancun, T-Shirts from MeTV!

Living Single

Last month we mentioned that MTV2 has acquired '90s comedy Living Single, but now we have more details and when it is airing! It will quietly premiere next Saturday night/Sunday morning (April 27-28) from 4-8am. That is not its regular slot, as the sitcom will regularly air Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 1am-3am beginning on April 29. It will replace Everybody Hates Chris, which was airing on those days from 1-4am. Chris will still air on weekends, while the 3-4am hour on those nights will now be The P.J.'s. As for Living Single, it will follow Martin, which airs 11pm-1am on those nights. Living Single will also air Sunday mornings around 9-11am following The Wayans Bros., but there is no set schedule.

The second addition to the schedule is brand new and was not previously announced. MTV2 has acquired the rights to the Tahj Mowry sitcom Smart Guy. The sitcom launched on April 13 and is airing every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. Yes, that sounds a little familiar because GMC has been airing in on Saturdays as well from 9am-12pm and will continue to do so. For a show that lasted just three seasons in the late '90s, this show sure does get around, as it also has been seen in the past on Disney, BET and Centric. Back to Living Single, yes it will continue to air on TV One as well. We're not sure when TV One loses rights and if MTV2 will have exclusive rights or not yet. Stay with us for continued updates on the sitcoms coming to MTV2, BET and Centric.


The MeTV Network is getting even more affiliates! The MeTV Network has signed seven new affiliation agreements with stations in these markets: Nashville (DMA #29); Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Michigan (DMA #38); Rockford, Illinois (DMA #135); Monroe, Louisiana (DMA #137); Sioux City, Iowa(DMA #147); Bismarck-Minot, North Dakota(DMA #151); and Bluefield-Beckley, West Virginia (DMA #156). These new affiliates bring MeTV to 147 markets; the network now clears a whopping 89% of the country. Word Broadcasting-owned WJDE-Nashville will launch on June 1, 2013 and will be seen on channel 31.1. Christian Faith Broadcast-owned WLLA-Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek will launch on July 4, 2013 and will be seen on channel 64.2. Quincy-owned WREX-Rockford launched on April 4, 2013 and can already be seen on channel 13.3. Sonrise Communications-owned KWMS-Monroe launched on April 1, 2013 and can already be seen on channel 18.1. Quincy-owned KTIV-Sioux City will launch on July 1, 2013 and will be seen on channel 4.3. Hoak Media-owned KFYR-Bismarck-Minot will launch on May 1, 2013 and will be seen on channel 5.2. Quincy-owned WVVA-Bluefield-Beckley launched on April 4, 2013 and is seen on channel 6.3. So, now in addition to being available in all top ten television markets, the network can be found in 28 of the top 30 markets in the U.S., with the addition of Nashville.

In other MeTV news, watch The MeTV Sunday Showcase (Sundays 3-7pm ET) on Sunday, April 28 at 3pm ET/2pm CT to see if you can catch the connection between the showcase episodes in that day's lineup of seemingly unrelated shows. If you know how each show is related to the others, you could be a winner! Log on to MeTVNetwork.com after you say "ah ha!" and give them your best guess! From all eligible entries, they will randomly select 100 winners to receive a MeTV t-shirt and one lucky grand prize winner will get to spend five days and four nights at the fabulous Hard Rock Cancun all inclusive resort! The shows airing will be an episode each of: Get Smart, The Odd Couple, The Mod Squad, The Wild Wild West, and The Untouchables. The grand prize is sponsored by FunJet Vacations and New Lenox Travel in New Lenox, Illinois


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

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
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, June 23

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Gold Medal Performance" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Diaz family hosts Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez for a dinner that spins out of control.

Andi Mack - "Best Surprise Ever" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jonah Beck turns to Andi after Amber fails to defend him to her friends; Andi is convinced Bex and Bowie are destined to be together.

Bizaardvark - "First Day of School" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Paige and Frankie take on public high school but quickly discover life at Sierra High is not what they thought it would be; Dirk, a recent Sierra grad and legend, tries to help Bernie and Amelia acclimate to their new school.

Playing House - "Cookie Jar" (USA Network, 11:00PM ET/PT)
Maggie hosts a game night to welcome Bruce's new girlfriend into the fold; Emma discovers that this is what 40 looks like.

Playing House - "None of Your Business" (USA Network, 11:30PM ET/PT)
Emma tries to rescue Tina from a pyramid scheme; Maggie starts a nursing rotation with a cold doctor.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 19)

Friday, June 23

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ali Wentworth (Nightcap) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) - Kumail chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Laura Prepon (Are You There, Chelsea?/That '70s Show) - Laura appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael plays Pyramid on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Zoe Perry and Iain Armitage (Young Sheldon) - Zoe and Iain talk about their upcoming CBS sitcom Young Sheldon on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Melora Hardin (The Office/Wedding Band) - Melora talks about Freeform's The Bold Type on the AOL Build Show at 1pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso guest co-hosts Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Maggie Lawson (Angel from Hell/Back in the Game/Crumbs/It's All Relative/Inside Schwartz) - Maggie talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie My Favorite Wedding on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Rhys Darby (Wrecked/Flight of the Conchords) - Rhys talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Damon Wayans, Jr. (New Girl/Happy Endings) - Damon will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.