Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Logo Gets Designing Women in April 2014; GSN 2014 Upfront

Designing Women

Logo will be adding Designing Women to its line-up this April. The sitcom will join the schedule with a launch marathon on Saturday, April 12 from 12pm-10pm. It will then join the regular schedule on Monday, April 14 airing in various marathon stacks, which Logo calls the "Sitcom Therapy" block. Designing Women will air with other sitcoms such as The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Will & Grace, Living Single and 30 Rock. It seems Logo has quietly removed NewsRadio from its line-up. In addition to sitcoms, Logo has recently added CSI and Boston Legal, borrowing these series from other Viacom-owned networks. Of course on Designing Women, Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart star in this legendary sitcom about a small interior design firm in Atlanta. Designing Women currently airs on TV Guide Network, but it now airs at random days rather than a set schedule as it was previously. It shares time with Who's the Boss? and Cheers. Stay with us for continued updates.


GSN

At an upfront presentation held yesterday at the Sony Building in New York, GSN executives unveiled their programming and development slate. The network announced a greenlight for Idiot Test, a new original series hosted by comedian Ben Gleib; re-upped two hit series, The Chase and The American Bible Challenge; and revealed a vigorous 2014 development slate. In the coming year, GSN plans to ramp up its commitment to original content, a strategy which helped re-write the network's ratings record book this past year. GSN talent Rebecca Romijn, host of Skin Wars, Brooke Burns and Mark Labbett from The Chase, and DeRay Davis, host of Mind of a Man as well as Ben Gleib were all on hand for the presentation.

In addition to the news surrounding new content, the network also pointed to strong first quarter performance with January being the most watched month ever followed by its best February ever. GSN also delivered on the demo front hitting new ratings records with W18-49, P25-54 and W25-54. In January, GSN’s year-over-year delivery increased double digits in both total day, where P25-54 rose +34% and W25-54 rose +38% and primetime where P25-54 rose +46% and W25-54 rose +47%. In February, P25-54 rose +22% and W25-54 +26% in total day. In primetime, P25-54 rose +16% and W25-54 +6%. More info on premiere dates for these series will be announced at a later date.


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

Saturday, January 21

The Thundermans - "Better Off Wed" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The kids learn that Dr. Colosso ruined their parents' wedding years earlier, and want to recreate Hank & Barb's dream day as their anniversary gift. However, Dr. Colosso remains a threat, and they must keep their plans a secret.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "Keeping Up with the Quadashians" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After binge watching their favorite reality TV show, the Quads decide their lives are every bit as "reality TV" worthy, and decide to make a show of their own. Guest Stars: Maddie Ziegler, Mackenzie Ziegler

School of Rock - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Tomika and Zack work on a love song together, leading to a moment that will change their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together for the first time, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Saturday, January 21

  • Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show/Cosby) - Phylicia will be featured on Oprah: Where Are They Now? at 10pm ET/PT on OWN.
Sunday, January 22
  • NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Catch NeNe on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
Monday, January 23
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Watch Allison on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days/Arrested Development/Out of Practice) - William and Henry are guests on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Jade Catta-Preta (Manhattan Love Story) - Jade is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs/Rules of Engagement/Reno 911!) - Wendi stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Tika Sumpter (The Game) - Tika appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) - Justina will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and Rebecca Romjin talk about Love Locks on NBC's Today in the 9am hour. Jerry will also be on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT and on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta talks about Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.