Thursday, August 06, 2015

Barbara Eden to Host I Dream of Jeannie 50th Anniversary Marathon on Antenna TV; The Throwback Podcast Features Ken Osmond on Episode 1

Barbara Eden - I Dream of Jeannie

Antenna TV is celebrating 50 years of I Dream of Jeannie and its enduring popularity with "Still Dreaming of Jeannie," a 50 episode marathon of the classic series to air on Saturday, September 19 beginning at 8pm ET. Antenna TV's marathon will be hosted by Barbara Eden, who starred as the 2000 year-old genie, during the show's original run from 1965 to 1970. Barbara will host the 50 episode/25 hour marathon and provide insights and commentary in interstitial segments between the episodes. The marathon will feature a selection of the top episodes from the series, including Barbara's favorite episodes. Antenna TV, which airs in in 102 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 78% of TV households is available in all of the Top 20 TV U.S. markets. I Dream of Jeannie airs regularly on Antenna TV weekdays 1pm ET/10am PT, Tue-Sat 4am ET/1am PT and Sundays 3pm ET/12pm PT. The "Still Dreaming of Jeannie" marathon will feature the following episodes (Episodes in BOLD are Barbara Eden's favorite episodes):

8:00PM Lady in the Bottle
8:30PM Americanization of Jeannie
9:00PM Whatever Happened to Baby Custer?
9:30PM What House Across the Street
10:00PM Richest Astronaut in the World
10:30PM How Lucky Can You Get?
11:00PM Watch the Birdie
11:30PM My Master, the Great Rembrandt
12:00AM I'll Never Forget What's Her Name
12:30AM Jeannie Breaks the Bank
1:00AM Happy Anniversary
1:30AM My Master, The Rich Tycoon
2:00AM My Master, The Great Caruso
2:30AM World's Greatest Lover
3:00AM You Can't Arrest Me...I Don't Have a Driver's License
3:30AM Greatest Entertainer in the World
4:00AM Jeannie or the Tiger
4:30AM 2nd Greatest Con Artist in the World
5:00AM My Master, the Weakling
5:30AM Everybody's a Star
6:00AM Meet My Master's Mother
6:30AM Here Comes Bootise Nightengale
7:00AM Jeannie and the Bank Robbery
7:30AM Jeannie Goes to Honolulu
8:00AM Genie, Genie Who's Got the Genie Part 1
8:30AM Genie, Genie Who's Got the Genie Part 2
9:00AM Genie, Genie Who's Got the Genie Part 3
9:30AM Genie, Genie Who's Got the Genie Part 4

10:00AM Please Don't Feed the Astronauts
10:30AM Divorce, Genie Style
11:00AM Tomorrow is Not Another Day
11:30AM Strongest Man in the World
12:00PM Indispensable Jeannie
12:30PM How to Marry an Astronaut
1:00PM Dr. Bellows Goes Sane
1:30PM My Vanishing Master Part 1
2:00PM My Vanishing Master Part 2
2:30PM House for Sale
3:00PM Jeannie, the Governor's Wife
3:30PM Biggest Star in Hollywood
4:00PM Jeannie-Go-Round
4:30PM Blackmail Order Bride
5:00PM Jeannie at the Piano
5:30PM Jeannie and the Bachelor Party
6:00PM The Wedding
6:30PM My Sister, The Home Wrecker
7:00PM Never Put Jeannie on a Budget
7:30PM Mrs. Djinn Djinn
8:00PM One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind
8:30PM Hurricane Jeannie


Ken Osmond

Our good friend Eric of JustMyShow.com is back and has started a new podcast - rebranding Just My Show to The Throwback. It's a fitting day to post this since it is "Throwback Thursday!" His first episode features a new interview with Ken Osmond, aka Eddie Haskell, from Leave it to Beaver. Eddie Haskell is one of the great characters in sitcom history. Did you know he later became an officer in the LAPD? He has also posted a fun interview he did with director Jay Sandrich a few years back in which he talks about a bunch of the shows he directed such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, Soap and the pilot for The Golden Girls. So without further adieu, please listen to the very first episode of The Throwback with guest Ken Osmond! And listen to the "throwback" interview with Jay Sandrich also.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 24

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: Orson Murder Mystery" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie discovers that a woman had died in the bathtub of the Heck house close to 50 years ago; Frankie and Brick become convinced that she was murdered and, much to Mike’s chagrin, attempt to track down and find the murderer. Meanwhile, Axl and Lexie become frustrated over losing their alone time when Sue insists on hanging out with them wherever they go.

Fresh Off the Boat - "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn’t take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl’s party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man’s voice emanating from Grandma’s room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.

black-ish - "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre brings everyone together for a rowdy family game night and the competition is fierce. The game of choice is Monopoly and as the night progresses, alliances are formed and some are pushed to their limits. Meanwhile, Bow makes it clear how she feels about Junior’s girlfriend.

The Mayor - "City Hall-oween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the community’s first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall. During the night of the bash, it dawns on Courtney that throwing a party to keep kids safe doesn’t address the bigger issues in Fort Grey and plans to work with Chief Fox going forward. Meanwhile, Dina gets into the spirit by dressing up as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, while Jermaine and T.K. set out to prank Val who has the last laugh when she outsmarts the guys at their own game.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 23)

Tuesday, October 24

  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Catch Ted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) - Sabrina is a musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna drops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody/The Suite Life on Deck) - Cole visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric stops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Gabourey Sidibe (The Big C) - Gabourey chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Michael is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Michael drops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about her LA road rage, her love life and more on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is in the kitchen with three super-easy slow cooker dishes – like Sloppy Joes and a Pasta Bake on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joanna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - Joanna talks about her show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World – and her friendship with Lea Michele on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Denis Leary (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll/The Job) - Denis is a guest on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on the AOL Build Show at 4pm.
  • J. B. Smoove (The Millers/'Til Death/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - J. B. is a guest on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
  • Debra Messing (Will & Grace) - Debra appears on Daily Pop on E! at 12pm.


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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