Wednesday, January 04, 2017

One-Hour Simpsons Episode on Jan. 15; TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds

The Simpsons - The Great Phatsby

The Simpsons is going to be one-hour for one night only, as we mentioned. In the first-ever one-hour episode of The Simpsons, featuring Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA as guest voices, Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James (guest voice Keegan-Michael Key) and the mogul's ex-wife, Praline (guest voice Taraji P. Henson), along with Snoop Dogg, Common and RZA (guest-voicing as themselves). Also in the episode, Lisa (Yeardley Smith) is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers (Shearer) begins a perilous journey and Marge (Julie Kavner) opens an obscure boutique store in the all-new "The Great Phatsby," special one-hour episode of The Simpsons airing Sunday, Jan. 15 from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on Fox.


Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor - Singin' in the Rain

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who entertained audiences in musicals such as Singin' in the Rain (1952) and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) with a 24-hour film tribute on Friday, January, 27. Reynolds, who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the age of 84, became a sensation after starring with legendary hoofers Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in the immortal MGM musical Singin' in the Rain (1952) and received her only Oscar® nomination for playing the title role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964). Reynolds recording of "Tammy" spent five weeks at No. 1 in 1957 and was nominated for an Academy Award for best Original Song.

Additionally fans can see Debbie Reynolds in her breakout role Singin' in the Rain on the big screen Jan. 15th and 18th as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom events. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.FathomEvents.com

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Debbie Reynolds:

TCM Remembers Debbie Reynolds – Friday, Jan. 27
6:00 a.m. It Started with a Kiss (1959) - After a whirlwind courtship, an Army officer and his wacky wife try to make their marriage work
7:45 a.m. Bundle of Joy (1956) - A shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling
9:30 a.m. How the West Was Won (1963) - Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West
12:30 p.m. The Tender Trap (1955) - A swinging bachelor finds love when he meets a girl immune to his line
2:30 p.m Hit the Deck (1955) - Sailors on leave in San Francisco get mixed up in love and show business
4:30 p.m. I Love Melvin (1953) - A photographer's assistant promises to turn a chorus girl into a cover girl
6:00 p.m. Singin' in the Rain (1952) - A silent-screen swashbuckler finds love while trying to adjust to the coming of sound
8:00 p.m. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) – A musical biography of the backwoods girl who struck it rich in Colorado and survived the Titanic
10:30 p.m. The Mating Game (1959) - A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he's investigating
12:30 a.m. The Catered Affair (1956) - A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not
2:15 a.m. The Singing Nun (1965) - Fanciful biography of the Belgian nun who briefly made the hit parade
4:00 a.m. How Sweet It Is! (1968) - A married couple's working vacation in Paris turns into a battle to stay faithful

(All times Eastern)


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

Saturday, July 29

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "YOCO" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Harpers get a new gadget that runs their entire household, but the quads take things a little too far when they are left alone with it.

School of Rock - "Leader of the Band" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
An online review of the band labels Tomika as the leader, sparking a competition between the children to seize the spotlight in the group.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "My Two Favorite Girls" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda apologizes to Danny and Troy.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "When a Father Sleeps" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Linda lets Philip take care of the baby alone.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Father Knows Best" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trying to teach Philip a lesson, Linda leaves Philip alone with their new baby.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Friday, July 28

  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey dishes on the Amazon series The Last Tycoon on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - ABC's Good Morning America has a workout with Kevin at Central Park sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.