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 (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

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

Friday, April 28

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck with a Boy Genius" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Harley, Rachel, Georgie and Ethan attend their school spring formal dance, while Lewie and Beast camp out at home in the backyard.

Andi Mack - "It's Not About You" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi's frustration boils over when she discovers that Buffy has secretly been confiding in Bex instead of her; Cyrus double-dates with Jonah Beck, Amber and her friend Iris.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Friday, April 28

  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Watch Gabourey on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Short (Mulaney/The Martin Short Show) - Martin stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Britt Robertson (Girlboss) - Britt is a guest 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.
  • Anna Baryshnikov (Superior Donuts) - Anna is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened), Joely Fisher (Ellen/'Til Death), Clea Lewis (Ellen/Flying Blind) and David Anthony Higgins (Ellen/Malcolm in the Middle/Big Time Rush) - The Ellen DeGeneres Show celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Ellen coming out episode, so check your local listings.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec talks about Donald Trump, too much alcohol and the thing that saved his life on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Elfman (Imaginary Mary/1600 Penn/Courting Alex/Accidentally on Purpose/Dharma & Greg) - Jenna will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. She also dishes about Imaginary Mary on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Kathryn Hahn (Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Kathryn is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.