Tuesday, February 09, 2016

CBS Pulls Angel from Hell, Moves 2 Broke Girls to Thursdays; Huggy Bear Now the Voice of COZI TV

Angel from Hell

Effective immediately CBS has pulled single-camera comedy Angel from Hell from its Thursday night lineup. A rerun of The Big Bang Theory will air this Thursday (Feb. 11) at 9:30pm. The Jane Lynch/Maggie Lawson comedy has struggled in the ratings. Starting Thursday, Feb. 18, 2 Broke Girls will move back to Thursdays at 9:30pm after its short Wednesday run in between seasons of Survivor. No word yet when fellow Wednesday comedy mate Mike & Molly will return, as only 6 of its 13 episodes were planned to air on Wednesdays. As for Angel from Hell, only 5 episodes of its 13 episode order have aired and no word if CBS will burn them off anywhere at some point (perhaps online at cbs.com or Saturday nights?). Angel from Hell is a single-camera comedy about Amy (Jane Lynch), a colorful, brassy woman who insinuates herself into the life of an organized and seemingly perfect young woman, Allison (Maggie Lawson), claiming to be her "guardian angel."


COZI TV said it has expanded its relationship with network spokesperson, Antonio Fargas, naming him the official "voice" of COZI TV. In his new role, Fargas will be the voice of all COZI TV promotional materials, starting with a Valentine's Day weekend Hart to Hart movie marathon set for Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 at noon. Fargas will make his debut as the voice of COZI TV on Valentine’s Day weekend, with the two-day Hart to Hart marathon that features seven, 90-minute made-for-TV movies that aired in the 1990s, nearly a decade after the popular television series ended. The movies reunited stars Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, who played Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple that led a jet-set lifestyle while working as amateur detectives solving crimes. Hart to Hart airs weekdays at 2 PM and Monday nights at 8 and 9 PM ET on COZI TV.

Since the 1960s, Fargas has captured the attention of audiences with his performances on stage, television and film. A versatile actor, he is perhaps most well-known for the iconic role of "Huggy Bear" on the buddy cop series Starsky and Hutch, which airs on COZI TV Sundays at 11 AM and noon. Huggy Bear was a bar owner and streetwise police informant who directed tips to police officers David Starsky and Kenneth "Hutch" Hutchison. Although the role of Huggy Bear was not initially scripted as a regular character, the producers of Starsky and Hutch noticed the chemistry that quickly evolved among Fargas and stars Paul Michael Glaser, who played Starsky, and David Soul, who was Hutch. Fargas ended up remaining with the cast through the entire run of Starsky and Hutch.

After Starsky and Hutch ended its run in 1979, Fargas actively continued his stage, film and television career. With notable roles in significant films such as Foxy Brown, Don't be a Menace and Car Wash, as well as guest appearances on series like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Living Single and The Steve Harvey Show, Fargas has remained a consistent figure in popular culture for newer generations.


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

Monday, January 16

Kevin Can Wait - "Kevin vs. the Dutch Elm" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
As Kevin tries to charm his neighbor into giving him permission to cut down one of her trees, he becomes intimidated by her imposing son, Rutger (retired MMA Fighter and UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten), and invites them over for a non-existent party.

Man with a Plan - "A Dinner Gone Wrong" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Andi and Marcy realize they were rivals in high school, Adam and Don are dragged into the feud and forced to take sides.

2 Broke Girls - "And the Stalking Dead" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Max and Caroline get their big break when they’re cast as zombie extras after they finally arrive at the movie set in Texas where Randy is working. Back at home, Han and Oleg try their hand at construction after they fire the contractor working on the dessert bar. Beth Littleford guest stars as Bonnie, the assistant director of the zombie movie.

The Odd Couple - "Batman vs. The Penguin" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murph gets Oscar to agree to participate in a regular TV segment where he competes with a penguin at the zoo to predict the winners of hockey games. Also, Emily and Felix take their first steps to becoming just friends. Former professional hockey player Luc Robitaille guest stars as himself.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 16)

Monday, January 16

  • Michael Strahan (Brothers) - Watch Michael on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • B.J. Novak (The Office) - B.J. visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers) - Eugene appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Tituss will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Margo Martindale (The Millers) - Margo chats on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Michael Keaton (Working Stiffs/All's Fair) - Michael talks about The Founder on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Mario appears on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kaitlin Olson (The Mick/It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) - Kaitlin is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.