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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

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

Wednesday, September 28

The Goldbergs - "I Heart Video Dating" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a woman of interest by using new technology for dating. They recruit Adam to create a demo reel, but Beverly insists she will find someone the old fashioned way. Meanwhile, after a “failed” aptitude test, Barry decides he wants to be a gym teacher and becomes Coach Mellor’s apprentice.

Speechless - "N-E--NEW A-I--AIDE" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya struggles as Kenneth takes over as JJ’s full-time aide. Loving his new freedom, JJ avoids attending a physical therapy appointment, and Maya automatically blames Kenneth, using any excuse to confirm her misgivings and moves to fire him. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to teach Dylan the family way to not be so neighborly.

Modern Family - "A Stereotypical Day" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay does not want to give the new family moving in across the street the wrong impression and goes out of his way to make sure they know he is the best kind of neighbor, while Manny decides that the best way to an attractive and radical-thinking teenage girl’s heart is through his actions. Meanwhile, at the Pritchett house, the entire family is using Alex’s recent bout of mono to their advantage. Finally, Cam and Mitchell have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.

black-ish - "God" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Dre discovers that Zoey is questioning her belief in God, he undergoes a crisis of faith and leans on family members and coworkers for their input. Meanwhile, Bow’s brother Johan comes to stay with The Johnsons after living abroad and becomes an instant thorn in Dre’s side.

Younger - "A Kiss is Just a Kiss" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza sends Caitlin off to college and struggles to weigh her feelings for both Josh and Charles.

Impastor - "The Devil Went Down to Ladner" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Buddy’s attempt to outfox the detectives backfires. Dora, Alexa, and Russell suspect something ominous is going on with their new pastor. Schmidt learns the truth about Ashlee.

You're the Worst - "Twenty-Two" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Edgar spends the day trying to find some relief for his PTSD.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 26)

Wednesday, September 28

  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Watch Sarah on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Daveed Diggs (black-ish) - Daveed stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • January Jones (The Last Man on Earth) - January appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings and on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Marino (Marry Me/Party Down/Men Behaving Badly) - Ken is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted stops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on Chelsea on Netflix.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Encore! Encore!/Charlie Lawrence) and John Goodman (Roseanne) - Nathan and John talk about The Front Page on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) and Debbie Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Hilary and Debbie talk about Younger on NBC's Today in the 10am hour. Hilary will also be on People Now at 8:30am.
  • The Cast of Impastor - Michael Rosenbaum, Sara Rue, Mircea Monroe, David Rasche and Mike Kosinski discuss Impastor on the AOL Build Show at 12pm and on Facebook Live. Sara will also be on PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Norm Macdonald (Norm) - Norm appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.