Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Dyn-o-mite! Good Times 40th Anniversary Marathon on Antenna TV; ION Acquires Blue Bloods for Fall 2014



Can you believe it's been 40 years of "Dyn-o-mite?" Antenna TV, Tribune's multicast broadcast network, celebrates 40 years of Good Times with the Evans family. This Saturday, February 8 marks the 40th anniversary of Good Times, Norman Lear's hit series, which made its television debut on February 8, 1974. Antenna TV will celebrate the milestone with a 12 hour (that's 24 episodes) marathon beginning at 1pm ET. Antenna TV, which airs on 84 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 70% of TV households, will air the following "dyn-o-mite" episodes of Good Times on Saturday, February 8:

1:00 PM Too Old Blues
1:30 PM Black Jesus
2:00 PM Michael Gets Suspended
2:30 PM Junior the Senior
3:00 PM Springtime in the Ghetto
3:30 PM The TV Commercial
4:00 PM Thelma's Young Man
4:30 PM The I.Q. Test
5:00 PM The Enlistment
5:30 PM The Weekend
6:00 PM The Mural
6:30 PM Sweet Daddy Williams
7:00 PM J.J. in Trouble
7:30 PM The Rent Party
8:00 PM Rich is Better than Poor...Maybe
8:30 PM The Judy Cohen Story
9:00 PM The Comedian and the Loan Shark
9:30 PM A Stormy Relationship
10:00 PM Wheels
10:30 PM Requiem for a Wino
11:00 PM Where's the Smoke
11:30 PM Entertainment, Evans Style
12:00 AM The Witness
12:30 AM End of the Rainbow
(All times Eastern)

Good Times airs weekdays at 7pm & 7:30pm ET on Antenna TV. Stay with us for continued updates on Antenna TV! On the series, Florida and James Evans struggle to raise their kids - irrepressible artist JJ, voice-of-reason Thelma, and politically active Michael - in a Chicago housing project. They have help from wisecracking neighbors, buffoonish building superintendents and friends.


Blue Bloods

ION Television announced the acquisition of the popular procedural police series Blue Bloods, reinforcing the network's commitment to offer high-caliber general entertainment programming. The content deal with CBS includes all four seasons to-date (89 episodes) of the series, plus future seasons that air on CBS. The agreement gives ION the exclusive weekday primetime rights to Blue Bloods in syndication starting fall 2014. Blue Bloods joins ION staple Criminal Minds on the ION Television schedule this fall, giving the network two of the five most-watched U.S. drama series, both in original production and enjoying strong ratings on CBS. Featuring an all-star cast - including Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes - Blue Bloods tells the stories of a New York law enforcement family, providing a strong creative and demographic fit for ION's audiences and advertisers. Blue Bloods joins ION's portfolio of acclaimed off-network series, including viewer favorites Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Without a Trace and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as well as off-cable dramas, Burn Notice, Psych and Leverage. And don't forget that Blue Bloods also joins local broadcast syndication on weekends this Fall. Stay with us for continued updates on ION Television and any further updates on this acquisition.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.