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 (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh 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
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.