Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ABC Family Fall 2014 Schedule; Long Island Blood & Babes Comic Con Sept. 12-14 in New York

ABC Family

ABC Family has announced their fall 2014 schedule and original series. First up, we'll discuss the weekday daytime schedule. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 2, That '70s Show is returning to the ABC Family schedule. It will air weekdays from 7-9am, replacing three episodes of Boy Meets World and an airing of The Middle. At 9am, The Middle will remain. Following The 700 Club block from 9:30-11am, Gilmore Girls will remain at 11am but another episode will be added at 12 noon, replacing 8 Simple Rules, which will be off the line-up. The afternoon sitcom line-up will remain intact from 1pm-6pm, with The Middle from 1-2, Reba from 2-4pm and Boy Meets World from 4-6pm. A mix of movies, originals and original encores airs from 6pm-12am. From 12-2am, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be replaced by a movie effective Monday, Sept. 8, as the contract for that show expires (it is heading exclusively to Viacom networks).

ABC Family's original series will be on hiatus in early fall, as most series had their summer finales this weeks. There will be specials coming during the 13 Nights of Halloween from Oct. 19-31. The Pretty Little Liars Halloween special will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8pm. This will be all-new interviews with the cast. Then, the new hilariously scary, hidden-camera, funny-prank show, Freak Out will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 with back-to-back episodes. Two more episodes will air the following night on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 The half-hour series has been picked up for 14 episodes, no word on if it will continue to air in November when the 13 Nights of Halloween is over. As of now, 4 half-hour episodes are scheduled. And finally, all-new Halloween episodes of ABC Family's original sitcoms Melissa & Joey ("Witch Came First") and Baby Daddy ("Strip or Treat") will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 starting at 8pm. Network premiere movies during the special 13 night event include Dark Shadows and ParaNorman. Stay with us for continued updates.


Long Island Blood & Babes Comic Con

The Ultimate Horror Convention Experience is coming September 12-14, 2014 in Long Island, New York. New York is about to experience an event that will leave everybody begging for more. Over 70 Horror Scream Queens, Playboy Playmates, Glamour Models are appearing over the course of three days. Silent auction to raise money to the Jack Kirby Research Museum. Over 8 screenings of popular horror movies from acclaimed indie filmmakers, including Mass Grave Pictures, Church Hill Productions, Bradco Productions. The sensational After Party will take place Saturday Night at Dave & Busters in the same building which includes a sumptuous Buffet, Unlimited Soft Drinks, Unlimited Video Games (All day Saturday September 13), Bowling, Billiards. You will have the opportunity to meet the girls and take photos with them. If that's not enough, a concert featuring top horror rock bands Mother, Midnight Mob, Apparition and Terror Garden and a swimwear fashion show consisting of at least 10 models!

Come take pictures with legendary iconic cars KITT from Knight Rider and Bumblebee from Transformers. Ice T, Coco, Krista Allen (Days of Our Lives, Baywatch Hawaii), Courtney Henggeler (The Big Bang Theory, Friends with Benefits), Holli Pockets, Sybil Danning, Cynthia Gibb, Nia Peeples (Fame; Walker, Texas Ranger), and Dona Speir are among a few of the guests scheduled to appear. For complete list visit their website. Queen Divatox from Power Rangers and Hilary Shepard are also making a special appearance. There will also be numerous vendors including DIABLIQUE "The Premiere Horror Genre Magazine" selling all sorts of merchandise, tattoo artists, posters, toys, magazines, autographs, t-shirts, jewelry, trading cards (sport and non-sport). This Blood & Babes Comic Con will take place at The Source on 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590. Order your tickets TODAY!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Father Knows Best - Season Six Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season Alice - The Complete Fifth Season Rhoda - Season Four Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four

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
07/04 - Superstore - Season Two
07/18 - Father Knows Best - Season Six
07/25 - Diff'ernt Strokes - The Complete Sixth Season
07/25 - Girls - The Final (Sixth) Season (Blu-ray)
08/01 - Alice - The Complete Fifth Season (WBShop.com)
08/01 - Crashing - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
08/15 - Rhoda - Season Four
08/22 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Four
08/29 - Will & Grace - Season One (Universal)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 16

Marlon - "Pilot" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Exes Marlon (Marlon Wayans) and Ashley (Essence Atkins) try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, The Marlon Way.

Marlon - "Cleaning Out the Closet" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ashley (Essence Atkins) is shocked to learn that Marlon (Marlon Wayans) has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Ingmar's daughter, Sarah, helps the guys get a case at an advertising agency to find out who is stealing secret data; the undercover job takes a turn when Ingmar and Axel's client makes a fatal decision; Sun works on the firm's marketing strategy.

Swedish Dicks - (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Haunted by the ghost of his former stunt buddy, an unstable Ingmar makes an embarrassing mistake; Axel takes it upon himself to infiltrate a cult.

Younger - "The Gelato and the Pube" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Liza receives a great opportunity at work, but there’s a catch. Josh meets someone new. Maggie ruffles some feathers.

Odd Mom Out - "Dadderall" (Bravo, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Faced with an impossible work deadline on the night of his Dad's Committee Night Out, Andy takes stimulants; Jill and Vanessa learn the cruel definition of Med Spa as they visit their college friend, Ollie, at his new venture.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Wednesday, August 16

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later/How to Make It in America/Childrens Hospital) - Lake appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Dice/Hitz/Bless This House) - Andrew stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.
  • Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show) - Carl is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • James Van Der Beek (What Would Diplo Do?/Friends with Better Lives/Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23) - James appears on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Kristin) - Kristin performs Smile off her new album, The Art of Elegance, and faces her fear of crawfish on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Tasha Smith (Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse/The Tom Show/Boston Common) - Tasha will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. She will also be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:45am.
  • Ben Falcone (Joey/A to Z) - Ben talks about his new book, Being a Dad Is Weird, on a repeat of ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Chicago on Broadway on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman and Brendan Hines (The Tick) - Peter, Griffin and Brendan talk about Amazon's The Tick on the AOL Build Show at 3pm.