Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Logo Acquires Just Shoot Me, Samantha Who & Brings Back Bewitched; Heroes and Icons Network to Add New Affiliate

Just Shoot Me Samantha Who?

Logo will start airing two more sitcoms beginning in early March. They have acquired the rights to Just Shoot Me! and Samantha Who? The sitcoms will air in block programing, with no set times, as per their other sitcoms. Just Shoot Me! launches on Wednesday, March 4 at 3pm with a block of episodes through 6pm. The sitcom will air primarily air on some nights in late nights. In this series, after opinionated news journalist Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo) is fired from her job, she has no other choice but to work for her father's (George Segal) fashion magazine, Blush. As for Samantha Who?, the single-camera comedy will launch on Friday, March 6 at 11:59pm with a block airing through 3am. Christina Applegate stars as Samantha Newly, an unlikeable real estate firm VP who develops amnesia after an accident. When the "new Sam" finally sees the errors of her past ways, Samantha must make amends with her loved ones. These comedies join the other Logo sitcoms such as The Golden Girls, Who's the Boss?, Living Single, Roseanne, Will & Grace and Happy Endings.

But wait there's more! Bewitched is coming back to Logo starting...today! It will air with a block of episodes from 10am-2pm and will air at various times per week in block format. Keep it right here for continued updates on Logo. Maybe Maude and Soap will return next for them? We shall see...


Heroes and Icons

We didn't mention this network back when it soft launched in late September, but now more affiliates are signing on for Heroes and Icons. The digital subchannel is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting, and launched on September 29, 2014. The same company owns MeTV. KTTC-TV in Rochester, MN is ready to launch this network on March 1. H&I will be aired free on digital sub-channel 10.3. The syndicated shows offered by H&I "draw from both classic and more contemporary programming." That means it will air shows, including Hunter, Wild Wild West, Pretender, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Batman, The Commish, Rawhide, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, MacGyver, and more. As of now, only about a dozen stations carry this network. There is no word yet when the actual launch will be since this is still considered a "soft launch."


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

Thursday, January 19

The Big Bang Theory - "The Romance Calibration" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Penny feels that Leonard is taking her for granted, she decides to go on a spa weekend with Amy. Also, Wolowitz and Koothrappali try to fix a squeaky floorboard in the baby’s room.

The Great Indoors - "Mason Blows Up" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack tries to reassert his dominance as a reporter after Mason scores an investigative coup that turns him into an overnight celebrity. Also, Clark’s low self-esteem causes him to give Emma relationship advice about other guys instead of asking her out himself

Mom - "Good Karma and the Big Weird" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bonnie encourages Christy to pursue Marjorie’s charming nephew, Nick, despite the fact that he’s been declared off limits. Chris Pratt, husband of MOM star Anna Faris, guest stars as Nick, Marjorie’s nephew.

Life in Pieces - "Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Colleen and Matt host the family tailgate party at the L.A. Rams game, they invite former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner to spice up their so far dismal event. Also, Tim’s in danger of missing the game when Sophia makes him take her to the restroom and they get sidetracked returning to their seats; Joan and Jen try to sneak into seats closer to the field; and Greg wins a chance to participate in a halftime contest involving a football toss.

Baskets - "Freaks" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Chip has to decide between a tarp and snacks.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.