Thursday, November 13, 2014

ABC Family Announces January 2015 Premiere Dates; IFC Orders Comedy Presentation from NUMB3RS Star

ABC Family

ABC Family will kick off the New Year with all-new episodes of returning original hit series and fan favorites Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Chasing Life and The Fosters, in addition to comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, all set to premiere in January 2015, with three nights of original programming. It all begins with the hit ABC Family original series Pretty Little Liars, which returns on Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00PM ET/PT with the Liars still reeling from Mona's death and determined to prove Alison's guilt. ABC Family will air a special Pretty Little Liars marathon on Tuesday, January 6, from 12:00PM-8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the premiere. An all-new special holiday episode of Pretty Little Liars, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT. ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning drama series, Switched at Birth, begins its fourth season on a new night: Tuesday, January 6 at 9:00PM ET/PT. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of Switched at Birth on Monday, December 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT.

Sitcom Melissa & Joey, now in its fourth season, will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, January 14 at 8:00PM ET/PT. ABC Family will air a mini-marathon of Melissa & Joey from 6:00PM - 8:00PM on January 14 leading into the new season. An all-new special holiday episode of Melissa & Joey, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Wednesday, December 10 at 8:00pm ET/PT. Now in its fourth season, fellow sitcom Baby Daddy will return with all-new episodes on Wednesday, January 14 at 8:30PM ET/PT. An all-new special holiday episode of Baby Daddy, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Wednesday, December 10 at 8:30 pm ET/PT. Winner of 2014's Television Academy Honors Award and GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, The Fosters will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19 at 8:00PM ET/PT, picking up from the summer cliffhanger. ABC Family will air a special holiday episode of The Fosters on Monday, December 8 at 8:00PM ET/PT. Chasing Life will return to a new night with all-new episodes on Monday, January 19 at 9:00PM ET/PT. An all-new special holiday episode of Chasing Life, airing during ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas," premieres Tuesday, December 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT.


Gigi's Bucket List - David Krumholtz

IFC has commissioned a presentation from Grandma's House Entertainment for new comedy series Gigi's Bucket List (working title) starring David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), scheduled to shoot now in 2014 for 2015 series consideration. The show follows 72-year-old Jewish grandmother "Gigi" (Krumholtz) from Boca Raton, FL pursuing everything she deprived herself of throughout her life after discovering millions in her dead husband's bank account. This is just a presentation, so there is a long way to go should this series be picked up to series. If it does, we will of course let you know.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January/February)

I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete First 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 / Review
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two / Review
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
02/07 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Sabrina Down Under
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 1 - School's Cool - Boy Crazy
02/07 - So Little Time - Volume 2 - About a Family - Hangin' Out
02/07 - 227 - The Complete First Season (Mill Creek)
02/07 - Vice Principals - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
02/14 - Beavis and Butt-Head - The Complete Collection
02/14 - Grace and Frankie - Season Two
02/28 - Fuller House - The Complete First Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, February 24

Last Man Standing - "Take Me to Church" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Mike and Vanessa become increasingly worried their daughters don’t attend church anymore, so they decide to take it upon themselves to make church more interesting for everyone involved. When Ryan has Kyle as his guest on his podcast, they don’t expect their wives to hear their conversation.

Dr. Ken - "Allison Finds a Lump" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
During a self-exam, Allison finds a suspicious lump in her breast, causing Ken and the HMO gang to rally around her for support while she anxiously waits for the doctor’s diagnosis. Meanwhile, Dave has questions for how he will portray the character he’s playing in the school play, and Pat and Damona share an unexpected moment.

Stuck in the Middle - "Stuck in a Slushy War" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A slushy war breaks out when Harley's Slushy Shack faces new competition.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 20)

Friday, February 24

  • Nathan Lane (Modern Family/Charlie Lawrence/Encore! Encore!) - Watch Nathan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Zosia Mamet (Girls) - Zosia is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Woody appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne) - Johnny is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Malin Akerman (Trophy Wife/Sin City Saints) - Malin stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) - Hayley gives a musical performance on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Bradley Whitford (Trophy Wife) - Bradley joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Craig Robinson (The Office/Mr. Robinson) - Craig is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan & Kel) - Kenan appears on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.