Sunday, September 15, 2013
Last Sunday Sitcoms (counts for week of Sept. 2-8)
- The Simpsons (Fox) - The regular 8pm repeat did 6.36 million and a 2.9 18-49 rating, which is about 1.9 points better in 18-49 than previous week thanks to a direct NFL lead-in.
- Bob's Burgers (Fox) - A repeat at 8:30pm did 3.99 million and a 1.83 18-49 rating, up 1.1 points in 18-49 week-to-week thanks to NFL Sunday.
- Family Guy (Fox) 2 airings - The 9pm airing did 3.74 million and a 1.67 18-49 rating, which was up about seven tenths in 18-49 from previous week. Another repeat followed at 9:30pm with 3.6 million and a 1.68 18-49 rating, up six tenths in 18-49 week-to-week. NFL really helps!
- American Dad (Fox) - preempted.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - preempted.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A special repeat at 8:54pm following US Open overrun did 4.08 million and a 0.9 18-49 rating.
- 2 Broke Girls (CBS) - A repeat at 9:24pm did 4.41 million and a 1.0 18-49 rating, down two tenths in 18-49 from previous week in the 9pm half-hour.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A special Monday repeat at 9:54pm did 7.53 million and a 1.9 18-49 rating.
- The Middle (ABC) - preempted.
- Modern Family (ABC) 2 airings - At 9pm, a summer repeat did 3.58 million and a 1.1 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week as we get closer to the fall season. A second repeat followed with 3.43 million and a 1.1 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week in this slot.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - A repeat did 7.97 million and a 2.0 18-49 rating, up five tenths better in 18-49 from previous week.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS) - preempted.
- Last Man Standing (ABC) - An 8pm repeat did a prelim 4.17 million and a prelim 0.7 18-49 rating, on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
- The Neighbors (ABC) - An 8:30pm repeat did a prelim 3.10 million and a prelim 0.5 18-49 rating, also on par in 18-49 with previous week's prelim 18-49 rating.
- Mike & Molly (CBS) - A repeat at 8pm posted a prelim 3.75 million and a prelim 0.9 18-49 rating. Maybe some College Football overrun?
- Two and a Half Men (CBS) - A repeat at 8:30pm did a prelim 3.39 million and a prelim 0.8 18-49 rating.
Summing it up. Repeats of The Big Bang Theory (both Mon/Thurs) and last Sunday's The Simpsons were impressive for the week. Everything else was OK (such as repeats of Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls) or just plain old terrible (such as a repeat of The Neighbors).
Feeling the repeat blues? Look for original sitcoms on TV this summer. Some highlights include: Nick at Nite has the Scott Baio sitcom See Dad Run every Sunday at 8pm and is it all-new tonight at 8|7c, then Wendell & Vinnie is all-new tonight at 8:30pm. New episodes of Sam & Cat and The Haunted Hathaways air every Saturday beginning at 8pm on Nick! FX's Charlie Sheen sitcom Anger Management airs Thursdays at 9:30pm and is brand new this week. New sitcom airings are the perfect way to beat the summer blues! Look for our daily rundown of what sitcoms are airing each night every day at the bottom of the blog story so you don't miss anything!
New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)
10/04 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Christmas Special (Colorized)
10/04 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #1 (Colorized)
10/11 - Dr. Ken - Season One
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
10/11 - Mike & Molly - The Complete Series
10/11 - Nurse Jackie - Seasons One and Two
10/11 - Weeds - Seasons One and Two
11/01 - Schitt's Creek - Seasons One and Two
11/08 - Family Matters - The Complete Ninth Season
11/08 - Your Family or Mine - Season One
11/15 - Community - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Lucy Show - The Complete Series
11/15 - The Mindy Project - Season Four
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Friday, December 2
Last Man Standing - "Precious Snowflakes" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mandy chooses local-celebrity Mike as the speaker for her business school’s graduation. After learning that the school requires his speech to be PC and micro-agression free, Mike decides whether or not to play by the rules. Meanwhile, Eve’s friend Cammy (Sarah Gilman) is home from college, bragging about how fantastic her new life has been, leaving Eve feeling slightly fruitless and discouraged.
Dr. Ken - "D.K's New Girlfriend" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When D.K. overhears Allison complain about him overstaying his welcome, he decides to move in with his girlfriend of three weeks. Meanwhile, Pat wants Dave to pretend he’s his adopted son; and Allison is convinced Molly wants to talk about something when she suggests they do a spa day, but the tables turn when Molly is the one doling out the advice.
I Love Lucy - "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL features “The Christmas Episode” and the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures.” Both were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour, with no interruption between the episodes.
“The Christmas Episode” finds the Ricardos and Mertzes decorating Lucy and Ricky’s Christmas tree and reminiscing about how their lives have changed since the arrival of the Ricardos’ son, Little Ricky (Keith Thibodeaux). Flashbacks recall the night Lucy tells Ricky she is pregnant, the time Lucy shows up unexpectedly as part of a barbershop quartet and the day Ricky and the Mertzes rehearse taking Lucy to the maternity ward.
“The Christmas Episode” was first broadcast on CBS in December 1956. The episode was not included in the series’ long history of rebroadcasts, first on CBS Daytime and later in syndication. Thought to be lost, CBS rediscovered the episode in 1989.
In the newly colorized “Lucy Gets in Pictures,” Lucy’s lifelong dream of appearing in a motion picture seems to have come true when Ricky arranges for her to play a showgirl in a new musical. Unfortunately, the enormous feathered headdress she is expected to wear as she descends a staircase proves to be too cumbersome. After numerous mishaps on the stairs, the musical’s frustrated director (Lou Krugman) decides to make a change.
“Lucy Gets in Pictures” was originally broadcast Feb. 21, 1955, and was an immediate favorite not only of viewers, but of Lucille Ball herself. She restaged the famous headdress scene, again with Krugman, in the 1962 CBS special, “Opening Night,” and in 1965 in a slightly modified form, this time with actor Danny Thomas, in her second CBS series, “The Lucy Show.”
Liv and Maddie: Cali Style - "Cali Christmas-a-Rooney" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Maddie gets upset that she can't be in Wisconsin for Christmas, so Liv helps cheer her up.
Girl Meets World - "Girl Meets a Christmas Maya" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As Christmas approaches, Riley gets excited to celebrate her favorite holiday, but for Maya, the holidays only bring back unhappy memories from her childhood.
Bunk'd - "How the Griff Stole Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The holidays arrive at Camp Kikiwaka with everyone in good spirits -- except for Griff.
Friday, December 2
- Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Watch Chelsea on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- John Goodman (Roseanne/Normal, Ohio) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Andrew Rannells (Girls/The New Normal) - Andrew is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
- Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men/The Powers That Be/Bosom Buddies) - Holland chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
- Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Scott Patterson (Aliens in America) - Scott is a guest on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
- Kevin Quinn (Bunk'd) - Kevin appears on People Now at 8:30am.
- Miss Piggy (The Muppets) - NBC's Today catches up with Miss Piggy in the 10am hour.
- Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent/Someone Like Me) - Gaby appears on Chelsea on Netflix.