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 (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

Sunday, August 20

Family Guy - "Ain't Miss Debatin" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Tina is recruited by the debate team, she finds unexpected success and an even more unexpected relationship. Meanwhile, Louise and Gene convince their parents to help fund a stop-motion movie focusing on a surprising subject matter.

The Simpsons - "Havana Wild Weekend" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the Retirement Castle and the V.A. Hospital can’t solve Grampa’s health issues, the Simpsons decide to take a family trip to Cuba to get him cheap medical care.

Family Guy - "The Peter Principal" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter becomes the temporary principal at the high school, and Meg uses his new power to get even with her bullies. Meanwhile, Brian and Stewie open a bed & breakfast that quickly turns into a brothel.

The Simpsons - "Dad Behavior" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer finds a new app that makes his life much easier and outsources his father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Grampa finds that he is about to be a father again.

Family Guy - "Dearly Deported" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Chris’ Mexican girlfriend, Isabella, gets deported, he volunteers to take care of her twin babies. After learning that Isabella can’t come back to the U.S., the Griffins go to Mexico to return her children.

Complete TV Listings


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.