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 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 (September)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season Modern Family - The Complete Season 7

09/06 - Coach - Season One (Mill Creek) / Season Two / Seasons One and Two
09/06 - South Park - The Complete Ninteenth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Ninth Season (Blu-ray)
09/13 - Newhart - The Complete Sixth Season
09/20 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Fifth Season
09/20 - Family Matters - The Complete Eighth Season
09/20 - Modern Family - The Complete Season 7
09/20 - Veep - Season 5
09/27 - The Wonder Years - Season Six
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 25

The Middle - "Halloween VIII: The Heckoning" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

American Housewife - "Westport Zombies" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Katie, jealous of Taylor’s friendship with neighbor Viv (Leslie Bibb), reluctantly competes in the Westport Halloween “Zombie Run” after she finds out they’ll both be running. Meanwhile, Greg and Anna-Kat get a little too much in character for the “zombie” part of the run’s obstacle course.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Louisween" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Louis’ favorite holiday, and he makes every attempt to scare Jessica into the Halloween spirit, but she is buried in her word processor, drafting her first horror novel. Meanwhile, Emery and Evan debate costume choices, and Eddie and his crew are excited to party with high schoolers at Nicole’s house.

The Real O'Neals - "The Real Halloween" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Halloween arrives, or what Kenny refers to as “the gay Super Bowl,” he plans to go to Boystown to watch the festive costume parade. In an effort to prevent Kenny from attending, Eileen agrees to let him throw his own Halloween party at home. Eileen’s tolerance is ultimately tested when Kenny recruits Stuart and his gay friends to join the big party, and he makes a BIG costume change. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Shannon plan to pull off an epic Halloween prank.

Atlanta - "Junteenth" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Why my Auntie trying to make me go to one of these bougie Junteenth parties again? I don't like them sadity people and I'm gonna miss my shows. Le sigh.

Family Time - "Head of House" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When the Stallworths have an unexpected visitor, they learn of a vicious crime that took place in their home years ago.

Complete TV Listings

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 24)

Tuesday, October 25

  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) - Catch Will on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Matt LeBlanc (Man with a Plan/Episodes/Friends) - Matt is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Skylar Astin (Ground Floor) - Skylar is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Ron Howard (Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron drops by Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (How to Be a Gentleman/Veronica's Closet/The Larry Sanders Show) and David Koechner (Another Period/Hank/The Office) - Mary and David are guests on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John appears on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Erinn Hayes (Kevin Can Wait/Guys with Kids/Worst Week) - Erinn plays a celeb guessing game with Rach, who’s serving up no-fail make-your-own takeout, on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth/Ink) - Mary joins the Chew Crew on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana will be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET. She will also be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cheryl Hines (Son of Zorn/Suburgatory/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Cheryl is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) - Abbi will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am. She will also be on the AOL Build Show 4pm.
  • Don Rickles (C.P.O. Sharkey/Daddy Dearest) - Don is a guest on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nico Tortorella (Younger) - Nico appears on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.