Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Scrubs, Entourage Join MTV2, Sabrina Comes to Logo; Remembering Mickey Rooney

Scrubs

Scrubs has joined the MTV2 line-up. The Zach Braff comedy is now airing on MTV2 weekdays from 2-5pm and on Saturday mornings from 11am-2pm. As for Entourage, it will air weekend late nights beginning this Sunday (April 13) at 2am. Both Scrubs and Entourage have bounced around in the Viacom family, with networks like TV Land, Spike TV and Comedy Central airing the programs. It appears MTV2 has removed Boy Meets World and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch for now. Saved by the Bell is still airing weekdays from 9-11am, along with weekends play. Other sitcoms airing on MTV2 still include Martin, The Wayans Bros. and Smart Guy. MTV2 removed Family Matters awhile back, but that can still be seen on Viacom-owned BET. Back to Boy Meets World and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as of now Boy Meets World is not airing on another Viacom property, but Sabrina, the Teenage Witch will be. That sitcom will now join the Logo line-up. It will begin on Thursday (April 10) and will air Thursday afternoons and in late night on Thursdays. Times will vary weekly, so check your listings. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch joins other off-network series on the line-up including Will & Grace, Roseanne, The Golden Girls, 30 Rock, Living Single, and Boston Legal. And finally, Logo seems to have delayed the launch of Designing Women. It was set to launch April 12, but now that isn't happening. Stay with us for continued updated.


Mickey Rooney

Actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney, who made film and television appearances in ten decades, has died. He died surrounded by his family at his home in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on April 6. Mr. Rooney was 93.

Mickey - Sammee Tong and Mickey Rooney

Rooney had starring roles in three sitcoms. His first television starring role was as Mickey Mulligan in The Mickey Rooney Show (aka Hey Mulligan). He played an Irish American television studio page at the fictional International Broadcasting Company in Hollywood. The 1954-1955 NBC sitcom ran for 33 episodes. He next starred in the 1964-1965 NBC sitcom Mickey for 17 episodes. He appeared as Mickey Grady, a retired businessman, who inherits the luxury Newport Arms Hotel in Newport Beach, California, and decides to run it. His real-life son, Tim, played his 16-year-old son Timmy. Rooney won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor in a Television Series" in 1964. His final sitcom starring role was in the 1982 NBC sitcom One of the Boys. He played Oliver Nugent, an energetic senior citizen who moves in with his college-aged grandson. The 13-episode series also starred Dana Carvey, Nathan Lane, Scatman Crothers and Meg Ryan. His sitcom guest included December Bride, The Phil Silvers Show, Hennesey, Pete and Gladys, The Lucy Show, The Love Boat, The Golden Girls, Full House and Norm.

The Adventures of the Black Stallion

Rooney's other main television role was as Henry Dailey in The Adventures of the Black Stallion. The Family Channel adventure series ran for 78 episodes from 1990-1993. He had previously played the role in the 1979 film The Black Stallion. Rooney received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. His other television guest appearances included Wagon Train, Checkmate, The Investigators, Naked City, The Dick Powell Theatre, The Twilight Zone, Burke's Law, Rawhide, The Fugitive, Night Gallery, Jack's Place, Murder, She Wrote, ER, Chicken Soul for the Soul and Safe Harbor. He won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for his role in the 1981 television movie Bill. For a listing of his many film credits, visit his IMDB page.

The Archive of American Television conducted an one-hour interview with him on July 24, 2001. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Jan Chamberlain, as well as eight surviving children, two stepchildren, nineteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Rooney was a wonderful actor and a Hollywood legend. We thank him for all of the entertainment he brought us over the years. He will be greatly missed.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)

The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five

03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, April 25

The Middle - "Trip and Fall" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Trashy neighbor Rita Glossner (Brooke Shields) talks an apprehensive Frankie into taking a road trip to an unknown destination; Mike takes an embarrassing fall at the quarry and has to deal with even more embarrassment when OSHA is called in to investigate; and Sue attempts to convince Axl to end his estrangement with the family after learning their true feelings about April.

American Housewife - "The Otto Motto" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Taylor keeps quitting school activities, Greg says that Katie, quite the quitter herself, sets a poor example. He challenges her to finally learn French after quitting lessons so long ago, so she reluctantly enrolls in a college class.

Speechless - "S-I-- SICK D-A-- DAY" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Maya gets sick, Jimmy is forced to be the mom of the house, and Dylan becomes Kenneth’s replacement for JJ when Kenneth also gets sick. Jimmy ends up doing well with Maya’s normal duties, but he tries to keep it from her to avoid her feeling bad. Meanwhile, JJ protects Dylan from a boy she’s interested in. And despite its illness, the family bands together and pulls an all-nighter to finish Ray’s school project.

Imaginary Mary - "In a World Where Worlds Collide" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Alice freaks out when her friends want to meet Ben. But when an outing with everyone goes surprisingly well, Alice wants to meet Ben’s friends. However, Ben is hesitant but devises a plan that will impress Alice; but later, he makes a surprising admission.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "The Last Ride" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In what could be their last case as partners, Jake and Charles go to great extremes to apprehend a local bike thief. Terry shockingly isn’t in the lead for “Mr. Nine-Nine” (the detective who has solved the most cases), leaving Rosa determined to boost his ego. Meanwhile, Amy spends some precious time with Holt.

The Mick - "The Implant" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Sabrina tells Mickey she wants to augment her figure, so Mickey decides the best way to dissuade her from doing so is to do a test-run in public. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Chip and Ben to a baseball game to teach them how to be more masculine.

Great News - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan), a frustrated cable news producer, is horrified when her mom, Carol (Andrea Martin), gets an internship at "The Breakdown." Despite Katie's best efforts, Carol is instantly beloved by the entire office, including blowhard veteran anchor Chuck (John Michael Higgins). But when Katie hits a roadblock while producing a big story, she realizes that maybe having a mom at work isn't such a bad thing.

Great News - "Bear Attack" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Katie (Briga Heelan) tries to set workplace boundaries with Carol (Andrea Martin), but when a big story about an escaped bear lands in her lap, her mom can't help but meddle. Meanwhile, Greg (Adam Campbell) tries to get Chuck (John Michael Higgins) and Portia (Nicole Richie) to do a little friendly banter at the end of the show.

The Detour - "The Mule" (TBS, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Robin and Nate live out their action movie fantasies as they make their way to the kids, who are actually doing fine without them.

The Detour - "The Ass" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
The family reunites, but this time Robin makes a huge mistake.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 24)

Tuesday, April 25

  • Amanda Peet (Brockmire/Togetherness/Bent) - Catch Amanda on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. She also appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Patton Oswalt (The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton stops by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Kal Penn (We Are Men/How I Met Your Mother) - Kal is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa stops by Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Reid Scott (Veep/My Boys) - Reid visits Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Arden Myrin (Working) - Arden appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Andrea Martin (Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andrea Martin (Great News/Difficult People/Working the Engels) - Andrea talks about Good News on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/In the House/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason talks about The Detour on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally) - Ross opens up about his new movie My Friend Dahmer on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Peter Engel (Producer of Saved by the Bell/California Dreams/Hang Time) - Peter dishes about his new memoir I Was Saved by the Bell on the The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danny DeVito (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia/Taxi) - Danny appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.