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 (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.