Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Stars of '70s Garry Marshall Sitcoms Pay Tribute to Garry on The Odd Couple; Roseanne Launches on LAFF

Garry Marshall

CBS is paying tribute to Garry Marshall on an episode of The Odd Couple next week. The special tribute episode to the late television and film legend Garry Marshall features actors from his hit television shows, including Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Don Most from Happy Days, Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams from Laverne & Shirley, and Pam Dawber from Mork & Mindy. In the episode, Oscar (Matthew Perry) reconnects with many significant people from his father's life when he agrees to carry out Walter's last request to spread his ashes behind the candy factory he once owned, on The Odd Couple airing Monday, Nov. 7 at 9:30 PM ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. The special tribute episode to the late television and film legend Garry Marshall, who served as executive consultant on the current series, features actors from his hit television shows, as we mentioned above. This episode should be an episode to remember, so tune in!


Roseanne

As we first mentioned many months ago, LAFF has acquired Roseanne...but now it is finally on the air! Roseanne Barr and her television family the Conners are back on broadcast television as one of the most-popular shows of all-time – Roseanne – premiered on the LAFF television network Oct. 30 and 31. Laff celebrated the launch of the show with a 12-hour, 24-episode Roseanne Marathon on Sun. Oct. 30 featuring the complete first season of the series in consecutive order, beginning with the pilot episode at 1:00 p.m. ET. LAFF then handed out Roseanne's tricks and treats on Oct. 31, presenting all seven of the show's classic Halloween-themed episodes in a primetime party starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. After the two-day event, Roseanne will be seen on LAFF Mon. – Sat. nights from 9:00-11:00 p.m. starting today (Tuesday, Nov. 1). Rated as one of the greatest shows of all-time by TV Guide, Roseanne was the most-watched television show in the United States in the late 1980s and early '90s and was a top five show for the majority of its run on ABC. Starring comedienne Roseanne Barr, who won an EMMY for her performance, the show revolved around a blue collar Illinois family struggling to get by. John Goodman (Multiple EMMY nominations), Laurie Metcalf (Several EMMY wins) and Sara Gilbert also star.


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

Saturday, August 19

Love Thy Neighbor - "Candles and Flowers" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Sam's poorly misguided plan to win Drew's affection backfires.

Love Thy Neighbor - "One Day Soon" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Hattie, Troy and Drew attempt to baby-sit Baby Celina.

Love Thy Neighbor - "True Feelings" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Sam and Drew discuss their feelings for one another.

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.