Tuesday, November 01, 2005

ABC Family Announces Titles for Original Christmas Movies; Happy 4th Anniversary to TVShowsonDVD.com!

Awhile back we gave you the first look ANYWHERE of ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas schedule. At that time we didn't have the titles and info for the two new ABC Family original movies, which will of course be Christmas themed. They star some sitcom stars such as Tom Arnold (Roseanne) and Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, Hearts Afire). Here is what ABC Family says about them:

The holiday fun will feature the premiere of two original movies starting with Chasing Christmas, Sunday, December 4 (8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT), starring Tom Arnold (“True Lies”) in a deconstructionist version of the classic Dickens "A Christmas Carol.” Ever since his wife left him for her dentist on Christmas Eve, Jack (Arnold) has boycotted the holidays. Now his relationship is at risk with his sixteen-year-old daughter and the spirits of Christmas Past (Leslie Jordan), Present (Andrea Roth) and Future step in to change his perspective on the holiday and rescue Jack from his terminal bah humbugs.

The holiday cheer continues with the premiere of Christmas in Boston, Wednesday, December 14 (8:00–10:00 PM ET/PT) starring Marla Sokoloff (“The Practice”). Childhood pen-pals Gina (Sokoloff) and Seth (Patrick Adams) have created a life long friendship based solely on letters and snapshots they’ve sent to one another. Now as adults, they finally get the chance to meet in person but both are extremely nervous about living up to one another’s expectations – especially since Gina and Seth sent pictures of their best friends Ellen and Matt, instead of pictures of themselves! Afraid to face the truth, each sends their best friend to pose as them. But when Ellen and Matt start falling for each another, Gina and Seth discover much more than they ever expected.

Finally we leave you today with a little retrospective for TVShowsonDVD.com! We have mentioned them nearly everyday and we all just love that site. If not for them, we would mostly be lost on what is coming up. The website is celebrating its fourth year online, and my what a four year run it has been. Each day they get better and more popular. Today they had a nice piece on their anniversary. You can click here to read the great news. They also got a new server just to make everything more faster for us. And now they have teamed up with TV Guide Magazine to come out with a book on TV DVDs! Wow! TV Guide! They are playing with the big boys now! Conrgats to them on their anniversary and for many more years to come and I'd like to thank them for the many mentions for SitcomsOnline!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, February 25

The Simpsons - "Lisa Gets an F1" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa feels a need for speed as well as a need for control of her anxiety when she becomes a pro kid go-cart racer.

Krapopolis - "Eclipse" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The city of Krapopolis reckons with a solar eclipse; Tyrannis learns that it is not a cruel punishment by Zeus, but a natural occurrence.

The Great North - "Aunt Misbehavin' Adventure" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Moon gets rejected by his crush for the Lil' Preppers Practice Prom, he goes off-grid for the night; Moon copes with his first bout of romantic rejection.

Grimsburg - "McSnuff the Mystery Mutt" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After being forced to take a desk role in the office, Flute decides to lead a double-life and become a dog-themed superhero named McSnuff.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 19)

Friday, February 23

  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) - Dakota is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl Lee appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan talks about Peacock's The Traitors on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Susie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. dives into the state of comedy today, his nationwide comedy tour and how becoming a grandfather has changed him on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Judy Gold (All-Ameircna Girl) and Kym Whitley (Act Your Age/Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Judy and Kym serve as the all-star panel of judges for Sherri's Funny Over 50 contest on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Beanie Feldstein (What We Do in the Shadows) - Beanie and the cast of Drive-Away Dolls are telling Drew all about their new on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Shoniqua Shandai (Harlem) - Shoniqua is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.


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

Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Father Knows Best - The Complete Series The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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