Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lucy Nanny Marathon on COZI TV; Freeform Adds 3rd Original Film for 25 Days of Christmas

The Lucy Nanny Marathon

COZI TV is celebrating the legends of comedy with a special eight-hour, sixteen-episode "Lucy Nanny" marathon on Sunday, August 5 between 1 PM and 9 PM (check local listings). This will include eight of the most memorable episodes of Here's Lucy, followed by eight of the Lucy-est episodes of The Nanny, where Fran Drescher's inspiration – Lucille Ball – shines through. The programming event also celebrates the grand opening of New York State's newest landmark, The National Comedy Center, located in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, New York. The opening events for the new museum of comedy will run from August 1 to August 5 and include performances by Drescher, along with Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin and many original cast members of NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Drescher drew inspiration from the work of Ball and her role in Here's Lucy while working on The Nanny. Admired by fans everywhere, these two comedic queens are joining forces for a very special night on COZI TV. The marathon will feature fan-favorite episodes of Here's Lucy such as Lucy and Johnny Carson, where Lucy Carter sneaks her family into a live taping of The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson, only to win an audience contest, and with it, a free dinner at the same restaurant as Carson himself. The marathon will also feature hit episodes of The Nanny like The Whine Cellar, an unforgettable episode where Fran finds herself trapped in a wine cellar while the rest of the family celebrates Fran's mother's 50th birthday upstairs.

The marathon will also include two guest-starring appearances by Elizabeth Taylor: both her famous appearance alongside Richard Burton in Here's Lucy, as well as in The Nanny. The timings schedule is below:

Here's Lucy:
Mod, Mod Lucy (1:00 PM)
Lucy the Fixer (1:30 PM)
Lucy and Carol Burnett (2:00 PM)
Lucy and Johnny Carson (2:30 PM)
Lucy Meets the Burtons (3:00 PM)
Lucy Goes on Her Last Blind Date (3:30 PM)
Lucy Carter Meets Lucille Ball (4:00 PM)
Lucy Fights the System (4:30 PM)

The Nanny:
A Plot for Nanny (5:00 PM)
Maggie the Model (5:30 PM)
A Star is Unborn (6:00 PM)
Everybody Needs a Bubbly (6:30 PM)
The Whine Cellar (7:00 PM)
I've Got a Secret (7:30 PM)
Hurricane Fran (8:00 PM)
One False Mole and You're Dead (8:30 PM)


Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas

Freeform announced that production began on their third original holiday film, The Truth About Christmas, from MarVista Entertainment. The movie will premiere during Freeform's "25 Days of Christmas" annual programming event. The Truth About Christmas joins previously announced holiday originals Life Size 2, starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and No Sleep 'Til Christmas with Dave and Odette Annable.

Kali Hawk (New Girl) stars as Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George (Damon Dayoub, Freeform's Stitchers). On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she can't stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Ali Ghandour (Freeform's Alone Together) costars as George’s brother Blake, who believes you should always be true to yourself but thinks Jillian just might be losing it. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 9

The Simpsons - "'Tis the 30th Season" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After a failed Black Friday shopping spree, Marge is determined to fix Christmas; Homer and the kids surprise Marge with a vacation to a Florida resort.

Bob's Burgers - "Better Off Sled" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Teenagers take over the Belchers' sledding territory, inciting an epic turf war; Bob steps in to help Linda, who's in a time crunch to get three scarves knitted before Christmas.

Family Guy - "Pawtucket Pete" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The brewery's new bosses decide to change the company's mascot; in an attempt to be crowned the new face of Pawtucket Ale, Peter and Brian go head-to-head.

Rel - "Hate & Hip Hop" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
One of Rel's patients is prejudiced and Rel is conflicted on how to behave as his attending nurse; everyone is obsessing over Brittany's ex-boyfriend's awful new rap song.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 3)

Friday, December 7

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family) - Watch Julie on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Kathy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) - Jameela is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band) - Alex appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/Sean Saves the World) - Sean visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Sinbad (Rel/The Sinbad Show/A Different World) - Sinbad is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mark Feuerstein (9JKL/Good Morning, Miami/Conrad Bloom/Fired Up) - Mark stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Lori Loughlin (Fuller House/Hudson Street/Full House) - Lori talks about Hallmark Channel's original movie Homegrown Christmas on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT. She will also be on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Rickey Smiley (The Rickey Smiley Show) - Rickey drops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Dondre Whitfield (Hidden Hills/Inside Schwartz/Between Brothers/The Crew) - Dondre is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years/Saved by the Bell) - Tiffani cooks up holiday recipes from her new cookbook on E!'s Daily Pop at 12pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
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
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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