Monday, June 10, 2013

UP and Hallmark Revise Schedules; ABC Family Adds Extra Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy This Wednesday

Starting today (Monday, June 10) The Waltons is back regularly on UP (formerly known as GMC) replacing Family Ties from 10am-12pm Monday-Friday. The drama was airing in the block previously but Family Ties was slotted in this block last week but looks like the ratings weren't good enough as the veteran '70s drama is back. Family Ties will continue to still air weeknights from 2-3am, though. This was a last minute decision late on Friday, so there are no other schedule changes for UP, so everything else will remain intact. In more news on The Waltons, we have some schedule maneuvers for Hallmark Channel as well that was announced last minute and also begins today. The Waltons get a better slot and an additional hour added, as the series moves to 4pm & 5pm. The drama was airing at 2pm, but now The Brady Bunch is moving to afternoons and will air from 2-4pm leading into The Waltons. As you know, The Brady Bunch was airing 5-8pm, but now The Waltons will take that 5pm hour and Little House on the Prairie once again moves to a prime slot airing weekdays from 6-9pm. Little House on the Prairie was airing in the afternoons from 3-5pm, so now it gains an hour and moves to a better block. Frasier was airing from 8pm-12am, but will now be reduced by an hour to 9pm-12am (with encores from 3-5am still). Everything else remain intact, as Happy Days is still not back on the schedule. Stay with us for continued updates on both UP and Hallmark Channel, as always.


Melissa & Joey

ABC Family is adding an extra all-new episode each for its original sitcoms this Wednesday (June 12), as we first broke on Twitter on Friday. Comedic dancing clip series Dancing Fools is being pulled from the Wednesday schedule beginning this Wednesday at 9pm, so as a result Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy will get an extra episode each for one week only. The sitcoms will still have original episodes in their normal 8:00pm & 8:30pm timeslots, but at 9:00pm another new Baby Daddy episode will air, followed by another new Melissa & Joey at 9:30pm on June 12. Then Wednesdays beginning June 19, encores of Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey will air in the 9pm hour following original episodes in the 8pm hour until July 24 when Spell-Mageddon launches. As for Dancing Fools (which is hosted by Baby Daddy star Melissa Peterman), the series is being moved to Fridays starting this Friday (June 14) at 7:00pm replacing an America's Funniest Home Videos rerun. Then a rerun of Dancing Fools will follow at 7:30pm, followed by encores of Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey in the 8pm hour to create a new Friday night comedy block. Dancing Fools has struggled in the ratings in its first two weeks so ABC Family is quickly moving it to a less pressure night. But we can't wait for double the action on Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy this Wednesday! Stay tuned for any further updates.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, April 19

I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Funny Money Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
I LOVE LUCY FUNNY MONEY SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series, will be broadcast Friday, April 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The two episodes, “The Million-Dollar Idea” and “Bonus Bucks,” are newly colorized with a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. As with previous “Lucy” specials, the main titles and end credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.

In “The Million-Dollar Idea,” Lucy and Ethel attempt to get rich quick by bottling Lucy’s homemade salad dressing. A commercial pitch on a local TV program results in hundreds of orders, but Ricky soon determines that the girls are not charging enough to cover the cost of production and distribution. They decide to fill the initial orders and get out of the business fast, but a second TV appearance, designed to discourage additional sales, results in even more orders!

In “Bonus Bucks,” it’s the Ricardos vs. the Mertzes when both couples claim ownership of a dollar bill worth three hundred dollars in a newspaper’s “Bonus Bucks” contest. To save their friendship, they decide to split the winnings, each couple keeping half the actual bill until it can be redeemed. Unfortunately, Ricky puts the Ricardos’ half of the dollar in his pajama pocket – and Lucy sends those pajamas to the laundry!

Last Man Standing - "Yass Queen" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In an effort to help get her clothing line off the ground and into stores, Mike invites Mandy to sit in on a business meeting with an aggressive sales rep; Ed hires Kyle to transcribe his life story.

The Cool Kids - "Indecent Proposal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In an attempt to date a guy who is way out of her league, Margaret pretends to be someone she's not.

Sydney to the Max - "Little Shop of Reynolds" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sydney and Olive decide to help Max at the bike shop's biggest sale of the year; when Leo's dad hires a girl to work at the arcade, Max and Leo compete to see who can impress her the most.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Friday, April 19

  • Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood/2 Broke Girls) - Watch Beth on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Happy Days) - Henry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (Soap/The Comedians) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Chalke (How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)/Mad Love/Scrubs/Roseanne) - Sarah appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood/Survivor's Remorse/Happily Divorced/Everybody Hates Chris/Martin) - Tichina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP/Scream Queens) - Keke guest co-hosts ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Bill Hader (BarrY) - Bill talks about Barry on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rick Fox (The Game/Mr. Box Office) - Rick talks about Morning Show Mysteries: Countdown to Murder on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jake Choi (Single Parents) - Jake talks about Single Parents on the BUILD Series at 11am.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season Alice - The Complete Ninth Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season

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02/05 - Family Guy - Part 3 - Seasons 10-14
02/05 - First Lady of Television - Betty White Collection (40 rare and acclaimed episodes from her early days in television)
02/05 - Mama's Family - Seasons 1-6 - The Complete Series
02/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-3 (Blu-ray)
02/12 - Step by Step - The Complete Fourth Season
02/26 - What I Like About You - The Complete Fourth Season
03/05 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Second Season (WBShop.com)
03/12 - Alice - The Complete Ninth Season (WBShop.com)
03/26 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
04/02 - Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine
04/09 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fifth Season
04/12 - Evening Shade - The Complete Collection
04/16 - The Big C - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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