Wednesday, December 13, 2017

getTV Acquires Norman Lear Sitcoms; Comedy Central Gets Scripted Comedy

Sanford and Son Good Times

All in the Family

Sanford and Son, Good Times and All in the Family are leaving Antenna TV at the end of this month, but it looks like getTV have picked up the rights to those series come Jan. 1. All three series will start on Jan. 1 with a New Year's Day marathon from 6am-4am, with various blocks. All three series will join the schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Good Times will air weekdays at 5:00pm & 5:30pm and again at 12:00am & 12:30am. Sanford and Son will air weekdays at 6:00pm & 6:30pm and again at 11:00pm & 11:30pm. And All in the Family gets the 7:00pm & 7:30pm half-hours and again at 10pm & 10:30pm. Also being quietly added to getTV will be the Brad Garrett/Joely Fisher sitcom 'Til Death, airing weeknights at 1:00am & 1:30am. It looks like Designing Women will be off the regular schedule but the sitcom will get a marathon on Monday, Jan. 8 in the early hours of 12am-6am. Other series airing on getTV still are 7th Heaven, In the Heat of the Night, Airwolf and Ghost Whisperer. Also getting some play is the ABC '80s variety series Dolly starring Dolly Parton.


Corporate

Misery loves a company and that company is Hampton DeVille. From Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman comes a dark, edgy workplace comedy unlike any other. Comedy Central's newest scripted series, Corporate, takes you inside Hampton Deville - your average, soulless multi-national corporation - and follows the miserable lives of two downtrodden employees. Corporate premieres Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, as well as special bonus content. Beginning today (Wednesday, Dec. 13), TV subscribers can stream the first four episodes of the series exclusively on cc.com and the Comedy Central App or watch via their preferred TV provider's video-on-demand (VOD) service.

Corporate stars series' creators/writers/executive producers Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman as two Junior Executives-in-Training at Hampton DeVille, a heartless, corporate hell-hole led by tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters their only ally is Grace (Aparna Nancherla), a Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake. Guest stars across the first season include Anna Akana, Jon Daly, Philip Baker Hall, Natasha Lyonne, Aimee Mann, Rory Scovel, Baron Vaughn, Kate Walsh and Fred Willard.

In the premiere episode ("The Void") Matt and Jake are given their first bit of power as Junior Executives-in-Training when they are tasked with firing an employee who sent out an insensitive tweet from Hampton DeVille's Twitter account. With the internet outraged by the tweet and calling for a boycott of the company's latest product on the day of launch, the guys have to literally talk the fired employee off the ledge with the only thing a depressed corporate drone has to live for: a slice of birthday cake.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, January 19

Henry Danger - "Part 3: A New Hero" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Schwoz works to create an antivirus to stop an evil plan; Kid Danger and Captain Man battle a villain; Kid Danger's heroism is put to the ultimate test as they fight to save the world.

Cousins for Life - "Hot Dog Day Afternoon" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Ivy and Stuart are surprised to find themselves at odds when Ivy and her mom wage a protest against Stuart's favorite chain restaurant.

Knight Squad - "End of the Knight" (Nickelodeon, 9:00PM ET/PT)
An injured Princess Eliza informs the kingdom that evil Ryker is near the all-powerful Armor of Astoria; Arc and Ciara race to its location, but a shocking betrayal allows Ryker to take the armor and reclaim Astoria's throne.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December/January)

Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
01/29 - Kidding - Season One
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