Thursday, April 28, 2016

COZI TV's Comedy Search with Lucille Ball Comedy Festival; Netflix Orders Wet Hot American Summer Comedy Series

Back by popular demand, COZI TV is excited to announce the return of the COZI TV Comedy Search, produced in association with The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. This original, fun and highly-unique contest offers undiscovered talent the opportunity to take their best shot at being crowned America's newest comic champ. The Grand Prize winner of this year's COZI TV Comedy Search will receive a $5,000 cash prize, an appearance contract with COZI TV and an all-expenses paid trip to Jamestown, New York – Lucille Ball's hometown – to perform at this year's festival. New Jerseyan Glen Tickle was voted Grand Prize winner of the 2015 COZI TV Comedy Search.

Kicking off on Sunday, May 1, the on-line contest will include multiple phases of competition, including viewer voting and a celebrity judge panel, which includes comedian Kelli Carlin. Additional members of the panel will be announced in the future. Participants are encouraged to submit stand-up videos to the contest's web page housed on both COZITV.com and COZI TV's FB page through Tuesday, May 31. Submissions can be up to 5 minutes in total length, and must be "cable clean." Following a screening process, the top ten comedians will be selected and revealed on-air and on-line, where viewers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite four finalists until Saturday, June 25. From there, COZI TV's celebrity judges will pick a winner, who will be revealed on Wednesday, July 20.

The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival (lucycomedyfest.com) runs from August 4 to 7, 2016 in Lucy's hometown of Jamestown, New York. Produced by National Comedy Center, Inc., the event is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the development of the comedic arts. The National Comedy Center, Inc. is open seven days a week, and features studio sets and memorabilia. Scheduled event headliners for the 2016 festival include Trevor Noah, Brian Regan and Lewis Black.

Wet Hot American Summer

Netflix has announced an order for the comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. Finally, fans can make it their beeswax to see what happens to their favorite campers and counselors ten years after the original film in a new Netflix original comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. The series will include eight all-new 30-minute episodes and is set to premiere in 2017. The series will be written by Michael Showalter and David Wain and Wain will direct. Executive Producers for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later are Michael Showalter, David Wain, Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern and Howard Bernstein. "Let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into." -- Ben


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June)

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
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
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, July 20

The Big Bang Theory - "The Brain Bowl Incubation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a successful experiment combining their genes, Sheldon will stop at nothing to convince Amy they should procreate. Also, Koothrappali is embarrassed to tell the gang what the new woman he’s dating does for a living.

Life in Pieces - "Awkward Bra Automated Ordained" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dinner gets awkward for Jen and Matt when they find themselves alone without Greg and Colleen. Also, Lark accidentally locks out Greg and Jen from the house, prompting Greg to install a complicated home automation system; Heather and Tim try to sneak wine into an ice skating show to get out of paying at the venue; and John and Joan agree to an impromptu wedding after Colleen mentions that she’s an ordained minister.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 17)

Thursday, July 20

  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - Catch T.J on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jason Bateman (Arrested Development/The Hogan Family/It's Your Move) - Jason visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ricky Gervais (The Office) - Ricky is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out) - Abby appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She will also be on The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. She also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/The Big Bang Theory) - Kate is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (A Different World) - Jada drops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Regina guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tim Daly (Wings) - Tim is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura talks about Netflix's The Big C on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Steve Guttenberg (Ballers) - Steve talks about HBO's Ballers on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Madison Iseman (Still the King) - Madison talks about CMT's Still the King on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.