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, June 29

Battle of the Network Stars - "TV Sitcoms vs. TV Kids" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Contestants include Bronson Pinchot, Tom Arnold, Dave Coulier, AJ Michalka, Tracey Gold, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bleu, Nolan Gould, Lisa Whelchel and Kim Fields.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Collaboration Fluctuation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard, Penny and Raj adjust to their new living arrangement, and Sheldon takes an interest in Amy’s work.

Life in Pieces - "Musical Motel Property Bingo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Greg insists on being Matt’s best man at his wedding, Matt is forced to reveal his secret about their plans. Also, Colleen refers Jen to her aggressive bikini waxer in order to get a referral discount; Joan tries to prove to Heather that Sophia is ready for a little independence; and Clementine gets a job at a car rental office, leaving Tyler home alone all day.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 26)

Thursday, June 29

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Catch Jamie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Joel McHale (The Great Indoors/Community) - Joel is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jake Johnson (New Girl) - Jake appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jessica St. Clair (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Notes from the Underbelly) and Lennon Parham (Playing House/Best Friends Forever/Accidentally on Purpose) - Jessica and Lennon are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/Flight of the Conchords) - Kristen appears on a repeat of @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Julie Andrews (Julie) - Julie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT. She also talks about Despicable Me 3 on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 9am hour.
  • Hilary Duff (Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary drops by LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces/Enlisted) - Angelique stops by for a chat on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Dave and Aubrey talk about The Little Hours on the the AOL Build Show at 2pm.
  • Alyssa Milano (Who's the Boss?/Romantically Challenged) - Alyssa is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Miranda Cosgrove (Crowded/iCarly/Drake & Josh) - Miranda appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.