Thursday, October 17, 2013
As promised, we have the 2013 ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas schedule for you. A few days ago we gave you the Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas schedule (Nov. 20-30), but we're already in the holiday spirit and want to give you the 25 days line-up, too! From December 1-25, viewers can ring in the holidays with original movies, holiday specials and returning favorites. This year, "25 Days of Christmas" will feature the world premiere of the ABC Family original movie, Holidaze, starring Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills, 90210; What I Like About You) and Cameron Mathison (Dancing with the Stars, All My Children). Premiering Sunday, December 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Holidaze follows Mel (Garth), a high-powered executive who is sent back to her hometown to convince its residents to allow her company to build a new discount store. The townspeople - led by Mel's former fiancé Carter (Mathison) - are vehemently opposed to it. Desperate to get out of town and back to her "real" life, Mel takes a spill and wakes up in an alternate universe where she never left home and is married to Carter. Once determined to leave her small town life behind, Melody must make sense of her new life and decide if you truly can go home again. The celebrations continue with the holiday-themed episode premieres of ABC Family's hit comedies, Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, airing Wednesday, December 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The two sitcoms will return with more episodes in 2014, but you can watch all-new Christmas episodes first! Making their ABC Family debuts this month are Deck the Halls on Wednesday, December 4 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT), Winnie the Pooh on Saturday, December 14 (8:00-9:30 AM ET/PT) and Disney's The Little Mermaid on Saturday, December 14 (8:00-9:45 PM ET/PT; Encore Presentation 9:45-11:30 PM ET/PT). A new generation of viewers can enjoy the Rankin Bass holiday classics, such as Rudolph's Shiny New Year Thursday, December 5 (6:00-7:00 PM ET/PT), Frosty's Winter Wonderland Friday, December 6 (6:00-6:30 PM ET/PT) and The Year Without a Santa Claus Tuesday, December 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Other returning favorites include the movie Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, starting Sunday, December 1 (7:00-9:30 PM ET/PT); The Santa Clause films, starting Monday, December 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); Scrooged, starting Tuesday, December 3 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT); National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, starting Tuesday, December 3 (10:00 PM-12:00 AM ET/PT); The Polar Express Thursday, starting December 5 (7:00-9:00 PM ET/PT); and The Muppet Christmas Carol, starting Thursday, December 5 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT). Some other notables include: Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Mickey's Christmas Carol, A Chipmunk Christmas, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, A Very Brady Christmas, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Prep & Landing, Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice, Toy Story films, Toy Story of Terror, and past ABC Family original movie favorites like Christmas Cupid, Snow Globe, Santa Baby, 12 Dates of Christmas, The Mistle-Tones, and Holiday in Handcuffs. Read the full line-up so you don't miss ANY of your faves!
In celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the celebrated sitcom Roseanne, which originally launched on October 18, 1988, WE tv will air a "Best Of" marathon featuring fan favorite episodes from all nine seasons of the iconic franchise, on that very day of October 18 (tomorrow) from 10am ET until 5pm ET. Roseanne has also amped up its presence at WEtv.com, including new photo galleries, fan favorite video clips, quizzes and polls, as well as a homepage "spotlight," and WE tv's favorite Halloween moments where fans can comment and vote on their favorite Roseanne moments from the series' history. WE tv's social media team will also be celebrating the anniversary on Twitter and Facebook, with new sharable Roseanne content. The episodes that will air during the "Best Of" marathon on October 18 are: Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore (1988), Let's Call It Quits (1988), Inherit the Wind (1989), Boo! (1989), An Officer and a Gentleman (1989), Like, a Virgin (1990), Trick or Treat (1990), Do You Know Where Your Parents Are? (1990), Scenes from a Barbecue (1990), Darlene Fades to Black (1991), Crime and Punishment (1992), War and Peace (1992), Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (1992) and It's a Boy (1992). Roseanne will continue to air weekdays from 10am to 1pm and Sundays from 10am to 4pm ET.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (September)
09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Friday, October 21
Last Man Standing - "Trick or Treat" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Halloween and the Baxter family is excited for their annual party, except for Mike who’s reluctantly tasked with choosing the theme. In hopes of turning everyone against the holiday, Mike decides that maybe if the whole family has to dress up like each other they’ll end up making fun of one another. Eve dresses up like Mandy and Mandy dresses down like Eve, Kristin and Ryan swap roles, and Mike shows up to the party as… Donald Trump!? The impersonating turns into bickering but in the end, the Baxters come together to support Vanessa as she learns that she’s being laid off.
Dr. Ken - "D.K.'s Korean Ghost Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Allison is disappointed the holiday doesn’t seem to scare Dave anymore, meaning her little boy is growing up, perhaps too fast. But that might change after D.K. tells a scary Korean gwishin (ghost) story. The Park family, as well as the gang at Welltopia, bring the story to life playing the various gwishins.
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Jack" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Marcus deals with the loss of one of his former teammates.
Friday, October 21
- Matthew Perry (The Odd Couple/Go On/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Matthew on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Joey/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah talks about Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1:15pm.
- Lindsay Sloane (The Odd Couple/The Stones/Mr. Rhodes) - Lindsay visits Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) and Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Tom and Ron will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
- Christian Slater (Breaking In) - Christian talks about King Cobra on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
- Anna Camp (The Mindy Project) - Anna talks about Netflix's Good Girls Revolt on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Jennifer Grey (Red Oaks/It's Like, You Know...) - Jennifer joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
- Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) and Jason Biggs (Mad Love/Drexell's Class) - Thomas and Jason are guests on Chelsea on Netflix.
- Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Paul Reiser (Red Oaks/Mad About You/The Paul Reiser Show) - Paul is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.