Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I Love Lucy, Ghost Whisperer Head to Pop TV; WLNY's Odd Couple New Year's Day Marathon in NYC

I Love Lucy Ghost Whisperer

Two more series are coming to Pop TV as we enter 2016. One sitcom and one drama. The sitcom will be the classic sitcom I Love Lucy. The Lucille Ball all-time great series will start on Friday, January 1, 2016 and will air weekday mornings at 9:30am leading into Dynasty at 10am and 11am. The other series joining Pop TV will be the Jennifer Love Hewitt drama Ghost Whisperer. The series will air Sundays and Wednesdays beginning Sunday, Jan. 3. On Sundays it will air from 12-3pm. On Wednesdays it will air in primetime from 9pm-12am. The rest of the Pop TV schedule will remain the same with as we mentioned Dynasty 10am and 11am, Beverly Hills 90210 at noon and 1pm, Dawson's Creek at 2pm & 3pm, and That '70s Show from 4-6pm. The early evening line-up will still be Celebrity Name Game at 6 leading into soap opera encores from 6:30pm-9pm. Looks like series like Family Ties, Wings and The Love Boat are not going to pop-up on Pop anymore it seems.


The Odd Couple

One of the most beloved comedies in television history will light up the airwaves at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1 in NYC, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents The Odd Couple marathon from 12am to 6:00pm. The marathon will include 36 episodes from the classic series, culminating with the 1973 "My Strife in Court" episode, featuring Felix attempting to act as his own attorney in court (5:00pm) and the 1972 "Password" episode where Oscar is invited to be a celebrity contestant and brings Felix as his partner (5:30pm). WLNY's The Odd Couple marathon will also feature the 1973 "The Ides of April" episode where Felix inadvertently gets Oscar called in for an audit from the IRS (3:30pm), 1973's "Let's Make a Deal" episode, where Felix and Oscar appear on a game show in an attempt to win Felix a new bed (4:00pm) and the 1973 "Take My Furniture Please" episode where both Felix and Oscar take turns redecorating their apartment (4:30pm).


New on DVD/Blu-ray (December/January)

American Dad! - Volume 11 Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized) The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two Hooperman - Season One

12/06 - Family Guy - Season Fourteen
12/13 - American Dad! - Volume 11
12/13 - Newhart - The Complete Seventh Season
01/03 - Girls - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray)
01/10 - Broad City - Season 3
01/17 - I Love Lucy - Superstar Special #2 (Colorized)
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume One
01/17 - The Love Boat - Season Three - Volume Two
01/24 - Hooperman - Season One
01/24 - Hooperman - Season Two
01/31 - Ballers - The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 20

Last Man Standing - "A House Divided" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Mike and Vanessa ask newlyweds Mandy and Kyle to tone down their constant displays of affection, Mandy agrees but only if her parents become more discreet in the way they express their feelings to each other. Meanwhile, Kristen gets Eve a gig playing at the Grill, but Ed wants to fire her after a lackluster performance.

Dr. Ken - "A Day in the Life" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Amy (guest star Yvette Nicole Brown), the producer of a documentary health series, follows Ken around to record a typical day at an HMO, giving Ken his big moment in the limelight.  But much to Ken’s chagrin, a series of the less than thrilling day-to-day parts of the job at Welltopia leads Ken to doubt his own career choice.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Friday, January 20

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Catch Anthony on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Reba/Better with You) - JoAnna visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) - Jim stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Cristela Alonzo (Cristela) - Cristela drops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Lithgow (3rd Rock from the Sun/Twenty Good Years) - John is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. He also appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Byer (Loosely, Exactly Nicole) - Nicole appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Joe Jonas (Jonas L.A.) - Joe guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Bernadette Peters (Mozart in the Jungle/All's Fair) - Bernadette is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah is a guest on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Andrew Dice Clay (Bless This House/Hitz) - Andrew stops by Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory/Roseanne - Johnny discusses his role in the new film, Rings, and dishes on this season of The Big Bang Theory on the AOL Build Show at 1pm.