Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Golden Globes Nominations; TV Land January; Sleuth TV Launch Schedule; And More!

The 63rd Annual Golden Globes will take place on a Monday this year (so it doesn't have to compete with powerhouse Desperate Housewives). The awards will air Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The nominations were announced today and ABC had the most with 16 total nominations for its shows and stars. Among the highlights were a nomination for Eva Longoria who was snubbed last season, and best comedy nominations for two new comers My Name is Earl and Everybody Hates Chris. The star of My Name is Earl, Jason Lee, also received a nomination for best actor in a comedy. Among the other new shows that brought a ton of nominations include Commander in Chief and Grey's Anatomy. But no one got more than Desperate Housewives, which received best actress nominations for the big four stars and a nomination for best comedy. Scrubs got snubbed for the best comedy category, but Zach Braff did get nominated for best actor in a comedy. For the full list of nominations, click here.

As promised I will highlight what TV Land has in store for January today. TV Land will add The A-Team and Miami Vice to its line-up and air them on weekend afternoons (Vice Sat 12p-2; Team Sun 12-2p). They will also air each week in the My Time Marathons, which are now moving from 6-8 p.m. to 2-4 a.m. The Carol Burnett Show and Mister Ed will no longer be on the line-up, as their contracts have run out. And Wings and SCTV will not be on anymore as the My Time Marathons have replaced them. Other things to expect: First Episodes marathon on the first day of the year, new episodes of David Steinberg's Sitdown Comedy, and a 48 hour marathon salute to the 35th Anniversary of All in the Family. TV Land has also made an all-new special for All in the Family counting down the top 10 episodes of the series. For the complete details for TV Land January, please click here.
Nick@Nite has not released its line-up for January yet, which is very strange. But I do have two big changes to report. They will pre-empt their entire line-ups the week of December 19 and 26. We can expect Roseanne all night for the entire week the week of December 19 and The Cosby Show will get the same treatment the week of December 26. This is how TV Land will close out 2005. More details here.

And now for a launch schedule! We mentioned a month or so ago that Universal is creating an all-new mystery/action type channel and will have classic dramas. The A-Team, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Simon & Simon, The Equalizer, and Homicide are among the shows they will air. Head on over to the boards and we have the first look at the schedule for Sleuth TV! You can post your thoughts and what Universal owned show you think should be on this channel!

And don't forget to make your top 10 choices for Perfect Strangers episodes! The deadline is Friday and you have a chance to make a difference on the upcoming DVD set! And as Balki would say, it's not over until Roseanne Barr sings! So make your choices TODAY!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, March 4

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Heart Attack Boys" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Christina tells her family that she’s decided to have a baby by herself, Bob and Abishola start to reconsider whether to have a baby of their own as well.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Tayo Time" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Abishola’s ex-husband, Tayo, visits Detroit for work, everyone falls under his spell except Bob and Abishola, who know there must be more to his visit than he claims.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 4)

Monday, March 4

  • Selena Gomez (Only Murders in the Building/Wizards of Waverly Place) - Watch Selena on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) - Rob is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Kelly Ripa (Hope & Faith) and Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Kelly and Mark are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita talks about The Prank on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am and in the 9am hour. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jane Seymour (B Positive/Modern Men) - NBC's Today catches up with Jane in the 9am hour.
  • Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Chelsea talks about First Time Female Director on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Busy Philipps (Girls5eva/Vice Principals/Cougar Town/Love, Inc.) - Busy talks about Girls5eva on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons (All About the Washingtons) - Joseph talks about Peacock's Kings from Queens: The Run DMC Story on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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

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
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)

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

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