Thursday, August 29, 2013

New York City Local Stations Fall 2013 Schedules; MeTV Network Says "West is Best" Batman

It's that time of year again...fall schedules for New York City stations! We have for you the full Fall 2013 schedules for WABC, WNBC WNYW, WWOR, WPIX, and WLNY. Unfortunately, I couldn't obtain the full line-up for WLNY at press time, but we have all the details on the new additions for WLNY below. We cannot cover every market's local schedules, so we will give you an idea what to expect by giving you the #1 market in the country: New York. And of course it helps because I live in the market!

We'll start with WNYW's (Fox5) Fall 2013 schedule. The main story is the launch of Modern Family. The sitcom makes its off-network debut on Monday, Sept. 23 and will air weekdays at 7:00pm & 7:30pm on WNYW. The other new additions to the schedule will be first-run series. New talker Bethenny will launch Sept. 9 and air weekdays at 11am, while TMZ's one-hour spin-off series TMZ Live will launch Sept. 9 at 1pm. Everything else is pretty much set for WNYW, but King of the Hill will be leaving, while The Simpsons will be moving to sister station WWOR. The Big Bang Theory will remain on WNYW at 11pm, but its other 7:30pm airing moves to WWOR at that same time. Other changes include both airings of The Office will now be on WNYW, at 12:30am & 1am following an hour of 30 Rock. That's about it, with everything else being just minor changes, like King of Queens weekend airings moving to WNYW.

Sister network WWOR (My9) will be making some changes as well. New series will be Law & Order: SVU airing weekdays at 10am starting Sept. 23 replacing Law & Order: Criminal Intent. On weekends, Glee joins the Sunday line-up airing Sundays at 6pm & 7pm beginning Sept. 29. WWOR will also air weekend airings of Modern Family, airing it Sundays at 10pm & 10:30pm, following a two-hour block of Big Bang Theory from 8-10pm. Joining the schedule from sister network WNYW will be The Simpsons airing weekdays at 6:30pm & 7:00pm starting Sept. 23, The Big Bang Theory weekdays at 7:30pm starting Sept. 23 and an encore of Bethenny weekdays at 3pm. Among the series leaving are Everybody Loves Raymond, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, That '70s Show , and Jeremy Kyle. Current series moving to new timeslots include How I Met Your Mother and The King of Queens weekdays from 11pm-1am starting Sept. 23.

Moving on to WPIX's (CW11) Fall 2013 schedule. New series this fall are The Test weekdays at 3pm starting Sept. 9, Arsenio Hall weekdays at 11pm starting Sept. 9 and SAF3 Sundays at 5pm starting Sept. 22. One of the biggest news for WPIX this fall is the return of Everybody Loves Raymond starting Sept. 9. The sitcom will air weekdays at 6pm & 12:30am, paired with Seinfeld both times. Among the series leaving are According to Jim. Current series moving to new times include Seinfeld moving to 6:30pm & 12am, Friends moving to 1am & 3:30am, and Family Guy moving to 1:30am. On weekends, we have comedies mainly in the evening and late night. Everybody Loves Raymond will air Saturdays at 5pm & 6:30pm, Family Guy will air Saturdays 7-8pm and Sundays 1-2am, while Rules of Engagement will air Saturdays 8-9pm into Two and a Half Men from 9-10pm. We also mentioned beginning Sept. 14, classic sitcom The Honeymooners will air every weekend at 11pm & 11:30pm after the PIX11 News at 10.

Elsewhere, WABC (ABC7), which is #1 in NY and the most watched station in the nation, will not be making any changes at all except replacing Scrubs (weekdays 1:30am and Saturdays at 2am) with rotating series from Live Well TV: Deals, Sweet Retreats, Food Rush, My Family Recipe, Live Big with Ali V and Mirror, Mirror. Everything else is exactly the same. For WCBS (CBS2), they are adding Queen Latifah and the new talk show will air weekdays at 9am, bumping The Doctors off of WCBS. The Doctors will remain on sister station WLNY at 6pm.
And WNBC (NBC4) will not be adding anything new, but canceled talk show Jeff Probst at 2pm is gone and as of now WNBC will air Steve Harvey talk show repeats into a new airing at 3pm. Moving on to WLNY (TV 10/55), they are adding new series The Middle weeknights at 12am & 12:30am, Community weeknights at 1am & 1:30am, Queen Latifah weeknights at 7pm, Paternity Court weekdays at 1pm & 1:30pm, Cops Reloaded weekdays at 3pm & 3:30pm, and OK! TV weeknights at 11:30pm. Among the series leaving are Frasier, Inside Edition, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Eye for an Eye and America's Funniest Home Videos. No word on when The Cleveland Show will air in New York, but no sign of it right now.

View the FULL Fall 2013 schedules for WNYW, WWOR, WPIX, in New York City! And view the full list of new series coming to local syndication. Stay tuned for updates, if any. From New York, goodnight!




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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

Tuesday, February 21

The Middle - "Dental Hijinks" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie.

American Housewife - "The Man Date" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Greg is delighted to finally have made a friend in Westport, fellow history buff Stan (guest star Timothy Omundson), but Katie isn’t as happy, especially since Stan is married to her nemesis, Chloe Brown Mueller (Jessica St. Clair).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Gloves Are Off" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jessica accidentally befriends Marvin’s ex-wife, Sarah (Heather Locklear), and tries to help her and Honey settle their longstanding rift. Meanwhile, Louis and the boys are on a mission to determine Grandma’s true age in hopes of surprising her with a new, free motorized wheelchair.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Confirmation" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Shannon asks VP Murray to be her godfather leading up to her confirmation, Eileen fears her own relationship with him might be moving too fast. Shannon’s big day also has a surprising effect on Kenny’s relationship when Brett says, “I love you,” sending Kenny into a tailspin. Meanwhile, the return of a hot former babysitter puts Pat and Jimmy at odds when she constantly makes passes at Pat.

New Girl - "Rumsprings" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Jess gets nervous about starting her new position as principal, Nick and Schmidt decide to take her on a relaxing day trip to Solvang, which quickly goes “sideways.” Meanwhile, with Cece’s help, Winston tries to finalize his divorce from Rhonda, but finds that he and Aly are caught in a series of never-ending pranks.

The Mick - "The Baggage" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mickey’s unwanted suitors team up to thwart her new romance. Meanwhile, Sabrina and Alba teach Ben a lesson in responsibility.

The Detour - "The City" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin isn't thrilled about Nate's new job in New York City, but the family heads out from Syracuse anyway.

Teachers - "Brokebitch Mountain" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Feldman can’t make ends meet on her salary and takes a second job. Ms. Watson notices a romantic spark between two of her second grade students. The Teachers take advantage of Principal Pearson.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Tuesday, February 21

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on a repeat of the 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Girls and Get Out on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. Finally, she will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) - Mae visits LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. She also talks about Rock Dog on the AOL Build Show at 12pm.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - NeNe guest co-hosts The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour and on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 1pm. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Judd Hirsch (Superior Donuts/Dear John/Taxi) and Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Judd and Jermaine are guests on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym and Kim Gravel help a woman snoop through two bachelors' homes in order to choose which she should date on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Gerasimovich (The Detour) - Ashley is a guest on Cheddar at 12:15pm. Ashley and Liam Carroll will be on Facebook Live on the TBS Facebook account at approx. 4:00pm. Ashley, Liam, Jason Jones and Natalie Zea will be on Facebook live at approx. 8:00PM EST on the official The Detour Facebook page.