Monday, June 19, 2017

Cozi TV Launches Black Music Month on Classic TV Series; Crackle Acquires Heroes Franchise

COZI TV Black Music Month

COZI TV will commemorate Black Music Month with the premiere of new, original short-form vignettes featured in a week of curated programming, complete with cameo appearances from some of black music's most iconic artists. The celebration runs from June 19 through June 23 on the national multicast network. Famous black artists such as James Brown, Isaac Hayes and Little Richard made memorable appearances on episodes of COZI TV shows such as Miami Vice, The A-Team and Baywatch. The original vignettes feature hip-hop and pop culture influencers discussing their TV performances as well as their musical and societal contributions. Commentators in the segments include Angela Yee, host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club; Janine Rubenstein, music reporter for PEOPLE; music producer DJ Clark Kent and news journalist Alicia Quarles. The curated episodes will air at the following times:

Monday, June 19, 10:00PM: The A-Team, "A Lease With An Option" featuring Della Reese
Tuesday, June 20, 11:00PM: Miami Vice, "Missing Hours" featuring James Brown
Wednesday, June 21, 11:00PM: Miami Vice, "Bought and Paid For" featuring El DeBarge
Thursday, June 22, 10:00PM: The A-Team, "The Heart of Rock N' Roll" featuring Rick James & Isaac Hayes
Thursday, June 22, 11:59PM: Baywatch, "The Runaways" Short featuring Little Richard
Friday, June 23, 11:00PM: Miami Vice, "Florence, Italy" featuring The Fat Boys


Heroes

Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad-supported streaming network, announced that the critically acclaimed Universal Television sci-fi drama Heroes and the event series Heroes Reborn are headlining the platform's Fandom lineup on Thursday, July 13. NBCUniversal's Television and New Media Distribution Group and Crackle came to an agreement to make seasons one through four of the Emmy®-winning Heroes series (all 78 episodes), as well as all 13 episodes of Heroes Reborn, available on the streaming network. These two series combined provide for over 65 hours of binge-watching pleasure.

Bolstered by an impressive ensemble cast that includes Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us) and Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Heroes uses an innovative comic book-style format, divided into "volumes" to tell the thrilling story of a group of ordinary people whose lives are changed forever when a solar eclipse unlocks extraordinary abilities inside each of them. As their stories intertwine, they must work together to unlock the secrets of their powers while battling the sinister forces that seek to use them for their own nefarious purposes. Heroes also stars Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter, Adrian Pasdar, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Jack Coleman and Sendhil Ramamurthy, with appearances by Kristen Bell, George Takei, Robert Knepper, Madeline Zima and Malcolm McDowell, among others. Heroes Reborn is a special 13-episode event series starring Zachary Levi as the vengeful hero-hunter Luke Collins, with Coleman reprising his role as Noah Bennet. Taking place several years after the flagship series, Heroes Reborn finds a new generation of "evos" in a fight for their lives after being pegged as the perpetrators of a devastating terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas. Joining forces with past heroes (including Grunberg and Oka) they must race against the clock to unmask the real culprits and save the world from a cataclysmic reversal.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 22

Roseanne - "Knee Deep" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion … writing.

The Middle - "A Heck of a Ride: Part One" / "A Heck of a Ride: Part Two" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

Splitting Up Together - "Heat Wave" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but both soon realize it might not be the worst idea. Meanwhile, they collectively agree to throw their annual backyard piƱa colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

The Last O.G. - "That Backslide" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Left reeling from the error of his ways, Tray goes into a tailspin and turns to Bobby for support.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Tuesday, May 22

  • Chris Hardwick (Guys Like Us) - Catch Chris on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Cristin Milioti (A to Z/How I Met Your Mother) - Cristin is a guest on Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric visits Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia talks about the series finale of The Middle on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. Mychael Symon cooks with Patricia on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.
  • David Spade (The Mayor/Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Geena Davis (The Geena Davis Show/Buffal Bill) - Geena is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Nolan Gould (Modern Family) - Nolan talks about Modern Family on Chatter on PeopleTV at 8pm.
  • Dan Fogler (Man Up!) - Dan talks about his new book Brooklyn Gladiator on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development/Veep) - Will and Tony talk about Arrested Development on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian talks about her new film Ibiza on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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