Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Antenna TV Spends Valentine's Day with Dreamboats Marathon; Classic Sitcoms Head to Hulu Plus from CBS/Paramount

This Valentine's Day, Antenna TV, Tribune's multicast broadcast network, is putting a spotlight on the dreamy fellas starring in their classic programs. The "Valentine's Day Dreamboats" marathon will start at 5am ET on Friday, February 14 and last all day long for 24-hours. Antenna TV, which airs on 84 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 70% of TV households, will air classic "dreamboat-themed" episodes on Friday, February 14 and the schedule will remain in the regular pattern, but the episodes are themed. Catch the following series with themed episodes at their regular time slots: Bachelor Father, Father Knows Best, Hazel, McHale's Navy, The Patty Duke Show, Dennis the Menace, Mister Ed, Green Acres, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Good Times, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Burns and Allen Show and The Jack Benny Program. Four movies will air in their regularly scheduled timeslots: One Summer Love, Ice Castles, It Could Happen to You and About Last Night. Stay with us for any additional updates on Antenna TV, as always.


Hulu Plus

CBS Corporation and Hulu announced the expansion of a non-exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to stream programs from CBS's rich television library on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hulu Plus subscribers will now have access to more than 5,300 episodes from popular CBS library programming. New series joining the service include Undercover Boss, United States of Tara, Everybody Loves Raymond, Ghost Whisperer, and classics including Taxi, The Brady Bunch, Laverne & Shirley, Melrose Place, and 7th Heaven, among many others. The 2,600 episodes added as part of the deal being announced, are in addition to the more than 2,700 episodes of popular CBS TV shows already on the Hulu Plus service including The Good Wife, The Amazing Race, CSI: Miami, I Love Lucy, Star Trek, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

The new CBS episodes will begin to appear on Hulu Plus in the coming weeks, with a selection of CBS library shows rotating through the free Hulu.com service. Stay tuned for any further updates on this, but this is great news for fans of classic TV, especially fans of Taxi, The Brady Bunch, Laverne & Shirley, Melrose Place, and 7th Heaven.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, September 24

The Simpsons - "The Great Phatsby" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mr. Burns seeks revenge against a musical mogul who conned him, with help from Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul's ex-wife; the richest kid in town demonstrates interest in Lisa; Smithers embarks on a journey; Marge opens a shop.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 18)

Friday, September 22

  • The Cast of Will & Grace - Watch Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Julia is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond) - Ray appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry) - Andrea appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace, Jodie and Andrea are guests on Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Bob Saget (Fuller House/How I Met Your Mother/Surviving Suburbia/Full House) and Dave Coulier (Fuller House/Full House) - Bob and Dave stop by the People Now studio at 8:30am.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Ellie and Jane talk about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • John Carroll Lynch (The Drew Carey Show) - John is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.
  • Kimberly Hebert Gregory (Vice Principals) - Kimberly appears on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.