Friday, December 02, 2005

ABC Mid-Season & Notes; House and Passions Reruns Sold to Cable

ABC has announced more for its mid-season slate. They already announced their Monday changes starting January 9. Today they have given information on the other changes they will be making in January, which will cause changes for Thursday and Fridays nights. Probably the best new sitcom this past development season was Crumbs, and ABC made a wise move by holding off on it until mid-season, because now people will be really hyped up for it. ABC will air Crumbs Thursday nights at 9:30 p.m. starting January 12. ABC also announced that Dancing with the Stars 2 will air in 90 minute installments every Thursday from 8 to 9:30 p.m., so Crumbs will have an excellent lead-in. Stars 2 will have its premiere on January 5 and it will be two hours long. ABC also announced that the half hour Dancing with the Stars 2 Results Show will air Fridays at 8:00 p.m. ABC will move sitcom Hope & Faith up a half hour to 8:30 p.m. and have a new drama called In Justice at 9 p.m. There is no word when Supernanny will return to the schedule. It should return in March.
This is just ABC's January line-up (which will air through February too) and I'm sure come March, there will be more changes because Dancing with the Stars 2 will be over by then and ABC also has returning sitcom Less Than Perfect, returning drama Alias, new sitcom Sons & Daughters, new dramas What About Brian & The Evidence, and reality shows and specials in The Miracle Workers, Supernanny, This Is Your Life, & Extreme Makeover coming this mid-season. ABC is really packed this mid-season and these shows will be ready to go whenever needed. ABC Thursdays and Fridays will be well improved come this January. This is a step in the right direction and please watch Crumbs, it is a hilarious sitcom and is better than My Name is Earl on NBC (which will also air Thursdays this mid-season, but at 9 p.m.--what an hour that will be My Name is Earl at 9 and Crumbs at 9:30--though on two different networks). For the full January and February changes and descriptions of new shows Crumbs and In Justice, click here.

Other ABC notes: They announced they will air a holiday episode of Hope & Faith on a special night and time on Tuesday, December 13 at 8:30 p.m. Rodney fans, not to worry, the holiday Rodney episode will now air Tuesday, December 20 at 8:30 p.m. This must mean ABC is testing to see if Hope & Faith can handle a Tuesday slot. Rodney has done very decent for them holding much of According to Jim's audience and even building on it some weeks.

The Fox drama House has been sold for rerun airings to USA Network/Bravo starting in fall 2008. The drama is also expected to be sold to local channels for weekend airings in fall 2008 as well. The NBC soap opera Passions has been sold for reruns to the Sci-Fi Channel. Sci-Fi Channel will start airing the show weekday mornings at 9:00 a.m. starting Monday, February 6. No further details are available just yet.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, May 24

Young Rock - "You Gotta Get Down to Get Up" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Memphis, 1996: The WWF sends Dwayne to Memphis to develop his wrestling skills; when a booker bullies Downtown Bruno, Dwayne decides to fight back; in 2032, candidate Johnson's conflict with Dr. Julien comes to a head.

Young Rock - "Let the People Decide" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In 2032, candidate Johnson rides the ups and downs of election day; in 1984, Rocky and Ata are at a crossroads with their futures in wrestling; in 1987, teenage Dwayne learns that the family is leaving Nashville.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 23)

Tuesday, May 24

  • Annie Murphy (Kevin Can F**k Himself/Schitt's Creek) - Catch Annie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Chris Parnell (Happy Together/Suburgatory/Big Lake/Miss Guided) - Chris appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ben Schwartz (The Afterparty/Space Force/House of Lies/Parks and Recreation) - Ben will be on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mila Kunis (Family Guy/That '70s Show) - Mila is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office/Splitting Up Together) and Angela Kinsey (The Office/The Hotwives of Orlando) - Jenna and Angela are guests on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Shannon (The Other Two/Divorce/Kath & Kim/Cracking Up) and David Arquette (In Case of Emergency/Double Rush/Parenthood) - Molly, David and Michael Vartan are part of a Never Been Kissed reunion on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon talks about Top Gun: Maverick on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - The Good Dish has Michelle's plum upside-down cake, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin puts a creative spin on a classic recipe that will have you singing for your supper on The Good Dish, so check your local listings.


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ALT= Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)

02/08 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Ninth Season
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03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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