Monday, March 10, 2014

Fox Renews 3 Comedies and Drama for 2014-15; Doris Day 'Day' on MeTV for Birthday on April 6

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Fox has picked up Golden Globe Award winner Brooklyn Nine-Nine, along with critically acclaimed comedies The Mindy Project and New Girl, for the 2014-15 season. Psychological thriller The Following also was renewed for next season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was picked up for a second season. The Mindy Project received a third season order, and New Girl was renewed for a fourth season. The Following was picked up for its third season. All four series have struggled in the ratings this season, but Fox has given a vote of confidence on each. As previously announced, freshman Sleepy Hollow was picked up for a second season, Glee was renewed for its sixth & final season and Bones was picked up for its tenth season - all for 2014-15. Additional pickups are still to be announced, as these are just early renewals. The rest will likely not be announced until the upfront season. Stay with us for continued updates!


Doris Day

Doris Day is getting her own day on The MeTV Network! In celebration of Doris Day turning 90 years old on April 3, MeTV hereby proclaims Sunday, April 6, 2014 as Doris Day 'Day.' This milestone will be marked by a special four-hour presentation of The Doris Day Show and features seven episodes that Doris personally selected as her favorites from the series. "Doris Day Day" will feature interviews and birthday wishes from her co-stars and friends. Just a few of the celebrities that will be featured in this tribute to Doris include Kaye Ballard, Bernie Kopell, Tony Bennett, Lee Meriwether and of course Rose Marie. Robert Wagner and Betty White will also extend special birthday wishes to the honoree.

As part of the telecast, MeTV will help raise awareness for Doris' organization, The Doris Day Animal Foundation, which she formed in 1978. The mission of her foundation is to protect the needs of animals, and to help provide them with care and homes. MeTV will also give away copies of Doris' new book "Doris Day's Best Friends," featuring more than 200 photos of her life with animals. Proceeds from the sale of her book go toward the foundation. Please join MeTV in wishing Doris a happy 90th birthday with "The Doris Day Day" special on Sunday, April 6 from 3:00-7:00pm ET/PT. Tune in for this very special four-hour marathon of The Doris Day Show, because MeTV Network doesn't air this series regularly. It's a treat you don't want to miss!


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 27

The Big Bang Theory - "The Geology Elevation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself.

Life in Pieces - "I'll Be Home for Christmas... Maybe" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Kevin gets into the Christmas spirit when he volunteers to help Mott (Chris Roach) and his seven kids prepare for the holidays while his wife’s away, leaving Donna (Erinn Hayes) high and dry until Kyle (Gary Valentine) swoops in to help her. Jackie Sandler guest stars as Mott’s wife, Cindy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Thursday, July 27

  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Catch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jill Kargman (Odd Mom Out) - Jill is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Married/Go On) - Brett appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • The Cast of Veep - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson are guests on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey drops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Betty Gilpin (GLOW/Nurse Jackie) - Betty talks about GLOW on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct) - Ernie is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace and her daughter, Natasha, see how well they really know each other on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Jake talks about The Emoji Movie on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Brian Sacca (Wrecked) - Brian talks about Wrecked on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Listen Up!/Bob Patterson) - Jason is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.