Thursday, January 04, 2018

Hallmark Channel Gears Up for Winterfest; ABC Sets Up Crossover Event for Thursday Staples

Winterfest

Winter sparkles on Hallmark Channel, as the network ushers in the New Year with "Winterfest," the network's highly anticipated annual programming event. "Winterfest" celebrates all we love about the snowy season and features a slate of four all-new original movies premiering every Saturday in January. The event starts with Love on the Slopes starring Katrina Bowden & Thomas Beaudoin (Saturday, January 6, 9 p.m. ET/PT), followed by Frozen in Love starring Rachel Leigh Cook & Niall Matter (Saturday, January 13, 9 p.m. ET/PT), One Winter Weekend starring Taylor Cole & Jack Turner (Saturday, January 20, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and Winter's Dream starring Dean Cain & Kristy Swanson (Saturday, January 27, 9 p.m. ET/PT).


Kerry Washington and Viola Davis

TGIT worlds will collide later this season when Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope share the screen during How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal crossover episodes, ABC confirmed. Kerry Washington and Viola Davis posted the news early yesterday morning (see below) and it was confirmed by Shonda Rhimes and Pete Nowalk, executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder.

Kerry Washington post - https://t.co/JFdiCTmbFs
Viola Davis post - https://www.instagram.com/p/BdfukRzAe9v/?taken-by=violadavis

The Scandal crossover episode was written by Raamla Mohamed and directed by Tony Goldwyn. The How to Get Away with Murder crossover episode was written by Morenike Balogun & Sarah L. Thompson and directed by Zetna Fuentes. As previously announced, new TGIT episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder return on Thursday, January 18, on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, January 20

The Simpsons - "Treehouse of Horror XXIX" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Homer wins an oyster-eating contest against the mythical Cthulhu; Springfield is overrun by plant body-snatchers; Lisa finally snaps; Mr. Burns opens a retirement home with some Jurassic upgrades.

Bob's Burgers - "Live and Let Fly" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The kids seek revenge on their school guidance counselor; they get entangled in sibling rivalry between two pilots; Linda and Bob put their game faces on when Teddy invites them to a paper airplane contest.

Family Guy - "Send in Stewie, Please" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Stewie gets sent to see his school's child psychologist for a surprising session, he reveals major secrets about himself.

The Cool Kids - "Hank the Cradle Robber" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Hank starts dating a much younger woman, the gang suspects she may be taking advantage of him.

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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