Monday, August 17, 2015

Ovation Acquires Dharma & Greg, Boston Legal; ABC Family Switches Timeslots for Wednesday Comedies

Dharma & Greg Boston Legal

Ovation TV has acquired two series for its lineup. The late '90s ABC comedy Dharma & Greg will premiere on Ovation tomorrow night (Tuesday, August 18) at 12 midnight with the first four episodes airing from 12-2am. Four episodes will air weekly. The four episodes will encore at various times during the week as well, such as Saturday afternoons from 12-2pm. Dharma & Greg has been seen in the past on TV Guide Network, WGN America, WE tv and FX. The sitcom starred Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as Dharma and Greg Montgomery, a couple who got married on their first date despite being complete opposites. Also joining Ovation TV will be the dramedy Boston Legal, which will premiere in primetime on the network on Monday, August 24 from 8-11pm airing ever Monday night. Three episodes will air a week and encore at various times during the week. The series is David E. Kelley's spin-off from The Practice, set at a high-priced Boston law firm, plays smartly on the chemistry between James Spader (as wry and wily lawyer Alan Shore) and William Shatner. Boston Legal has been seen in the past on Logo, TV Land and ION Television.


Young & Hungry Kevin From Work

ABC Family announced that returning hit comedy Young & Hungry will swap time slots with freshman comedy Kevin From Work when Young & Hungry premieres on Wednesday (August 19) at 8:00PM ET/PT. Kevin From Work will move to 8:30PM ET/PT. Reality series Job or No Job rounds out the Wednesday lineup, with the series airing at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The summer season of Young & Hungry will premiere on Wednesday (August 19) at 8:00PM ET/PT. The midseason finale left off with Gabi (Emily Osment) leaving Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) behind to start a dream job in Switzerland, just as they were finally poised to take their relationship to the next level. When the show returns, Gabi and Josh must decide what their next step is, both professionally and personally. Young & Hungry established a series high in Adults 18-49 (973,000/0.8 rating) and set a season (and near series) high in Adults 18-34 (685,000/1.0 rating), according to Live+7 ratings during its May midseason finale. For the season, it ranked as cable's No. 1 original series in its Wednesday-at-8 timeslot among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across key female demos (W18-34/W18-49/F12-34). Launch to date, Young & Hungry is ABC Family's No. 1 comedy of all time in Women 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Females 12-34.

Kevin From Work will air at 8:30PM ET/PT. In the next episode, "Who's Your Friend From Work," Audrey sets her friend up with Kevin but then finds herself strangely jealous of all the fun they're having. Patti hires Brian to be her personal trainer, but he worries she wants something more. Meanwhile, Roxie needs to get a job but decides to be an actress instead. The comedy stars Noah Reid as Kevin, Paige Spara as Audrey, Matt Murray as Brian, Jordan Hinson as Roxie, Punam Patel as Patti, with recurring guest star Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy) as Julia. Kevin From Work will air in its regularly scheduled time slot Wednesdays at 8:30 PM ET/PT after airing at 8:00PM last week for its two-episode premiere.


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

Friday, August 18

Raven's Home - "You're Gonna Get It" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Nia sneaks to school wearing makeup against Raven's wishes, she draws the attention of the eighth grade girls who invite her to hang out.

K.C. Undercover - "The Storm Maker" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
K.C. is tasked with tracking down a dangerous weather-controlling device on the same night as her homecoming dance.

Bizaardvark - "Frankie's Cheating Teacher" (Disney Channel, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An attempt to get Frankie's dad back into the dating scene goes horribly wrong when he snags a date with Frankie's English teacher.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 14)

Friday, August 18

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Watch T.J. on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Eichner (Difficult People) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff visits LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kristen Bell (The Good Place) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Jones (The Detour) - Jason appears on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Brandy (Moesha/The Game/Thea) - Brandy talks about Broadway's Chicago on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Nat talks about Leap and Home Again on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Geena Davis (Buffalo Bill/The Geena Davis Show) - Geena talks about Marjorie Prime on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.