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, October 17

The Middle - "Meet the Parents" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Frankie is stoked when Axl invites her and Mike to meet and have dinner with girlfriend Lexie’s rich parents, Tammy (Lisa Rinna) and Bennett. But Frankie is worried that their less then luxurious lifestyle may put a damper on their meeting. Meanwhile, Brick is excited to be a part of the Sophomore Slammer fundraiser, in which fellow classmates fake arrest each other and friends come to pay money – which will go to charity – to bail them out. But Brick soon discovers that no matter how hard he tries, he just can’t get arrested.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Kids" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
With the realization that Eddie is finally mature enough to be left on his own, Louis and Jessica see the light at the end of their parenting tunnel and make plans to spend more time with friends Honey and Marvin. Until their neighbors announce a plan of their own: Marvin is getting his vasectomy reversed so the couple can conceive a baby. The Huangs do their best to dissuade them.

black-ish - "Elder. Scam." (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Ruby gets scammed and Dre begins to suspect that she isn’t as sharp as she used to be, particularly because she was the one who used to scam other people. Zoey’s friend Aaron visits and Diane develops an instant crush on him.

The Mayor - "Buyer's Remorse" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
As Courtney settles into his new role as mayor, he’s faced with a dismal approval rating as the citizens of Fort Grey express their lack of confidence in his ability to lead, as well as those on his own staff. He realizes that he needs to take an unconventional approach when dealing with Councilman Ed Gunt (David Spade) and comes up with a plan to quickly turn public opinion in his favor.

The Mick - "The Haunted House" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Mickey and Jimmy organize a special Halloween party at their mansion, but the party soon goes awry; Sabrina hopes to further her legacy with the party; Mickey becomes determined to give a group of practical jokers a lesson.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Halloveen" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When the fifth annual Nine-Nine Halloween Heist begins, everybody scrambles to make a plan to come out on top of the competition, which tests various friendships and relationships as they struggle to earn the title of "Amazing Human Slash Genius."

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 16)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul sits in with Cleto and The Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Bobby Moynihan (Me, Myself & I) - Bobby is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kate Micucci (Raising Hope/Scrubs) - Kate appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Parenthood) - David stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jason Alexander (Seinfeld/Bob Patterson/Listen Up!) - Jason visits The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry teaches Harry his signature jump pose on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) - Brandon is a guest on Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Ritter (The Class) - Jason talks about his new ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World on the People Now at 8:30am.
  • Lana Parrilla (Spin City) - Lana appears on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about the Audience Network's Loudermilk on the AOL Build Show at 2pm and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim) - Kimberly talks about the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original Darrow & Darrow on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) - Randall is a guest on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.


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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