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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 25

The Middle - "Clear and Present Danger" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Frankie frantically searches the house for Axl’s graduation gift, which she bought months before and hid; Sue decides that she wants to make a sweet video for Mike’s upcoming birthday – even though the family warns her that he probably won’t like it; and after Cindy embarrasses Brick by strong-arming and chasing away a boy who was bullying him, Brick turns to Axl to help get him into shape so that he can stick up for himself.

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Flush" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Louis excitedly plans a guys’ weekend for he and Eddie, but is disappointed when he invites his buddies over for a sleepover instead. Unbeknownst to Louis, Eddie and his friends were hiding out in his room, trying beer for the first time. So when Eddie has an adverse reaction to alcohol, also known as the Asian Flush, Louis reassures his eldest son that the discomfort will pass and reminisces about his college drinking days. Meanwhile, Jessica, Emery, Evan and Honey go on a road trip to Georgia in search of “The Big Peanut” and to save a few dollars on a piece of furniture.

black-ish - "Their Eyes Were Watching Screens" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Diane stumbles onto some websites that give her more than she bargained for, Dre and Bow must take action. Concerned that the internet is corrupting their children, Dre and Bow decide to make their home an internet free-zone and deal with the backlash.

black-ish - "VIP" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dre decides to take his family to Walt Disney World on the magical, first-class vacation experience he was never able to have as a kid. With the help of a VIP tour guide, Dre and the kids take full advantage of their VIP status. Meanwhile, Bow, Pops and Ruby set off on their own adventure at Walt Disney World.

The Mick - "The Heater" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mickey and Alba go on a gambling binge. In Mickey’s absence, Jimmy, Sabrina and Chip fight for control of the house, while one of them must watch over Ben.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Mr. Santiago" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
At Amy’s intricately planned Thanksgiving dinner, Jake goes “full Santiago” (binder and all) in order to impress her father (guest star Jimmy Smits), a former cop. With Jake and Amy’s focus elsewhere, Charles is left on turkey duty and Holt helps Pimento cope after learning he can no longer work for the NYPD.

Wrecked - "Sister Mercy" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
After discovering the pirate's plan to harvest their organs, the survivors try to escape the island; Karen makes a difficult decision that echoes a moment from her past.

Still the King - "Flatbushes" (CMT, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Vernon's hometown honors him with a statue of his likeness and Vernon doesn't approve how it looks; Vernon recruits Walt, Charlotte and Doily to ``fix'' the statue.

Still the King - "Showcase Showdown" (CMT, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Vernon readies his band for a big gig he doesn't have booked yet.

In The Cut - "Blast From the Past" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay hires an efficiency expert to improve the business; Smitty sees fire when Mable's old flame, Charles, reappears.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Tuesday, July 25

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Carmichael Show) - Catch Tiffany on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) - Kelly is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) - Edie visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple/Sean Saves the World/Reno 911!) - Tom is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al is a guest on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about The Last Tycoon on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Debi Mazar (Younger/Entourage/Working) - Debi appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Zach Braff (Scrubs) - Zach is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Nick is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella explains her obsession with Disney star Dove Cameron on People Now at 8:30am.
  • Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry/The Hotwives/Significant Others) - Andrea talks about truTV's I'm Sorry on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Alisan Porter (Chicken Soup) - Alisan appears on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico and Sara Haines discuss sexuality with young adults, including what it means to be bisexual and the stereotypes and myths surrounding it, on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.