Friday, December 09, 2005

Ho, Ho, Ho 'Jim' Christmas Episodes; More News Notes; And 'Life Goes On' On DVD?

The According to Jim 2005 Christmas episode is on Tuesday (December 13) at 8:00 p.m. on ABC, which will be about Cheryl & Dana's mom visiting for the holidays and Jim & Cheryl and Ryan & Dana compete for her affections, but now ABC has also scheduled two previous Christmas episodes of the series later that night! You can catch the 2002 Christmas episode at 9 p.m. where Jim is not invited to a neighbor's party and the 2003 Christmas episode at 9:30 p.m. where Dana takes credit for Cheryl's gift to Jim. So, what about 2001 & 2004 you say? 2001 is not slated as of now, but you can catch 2004 a week later on December 20 in the normal 8 p.m. time-slot. What better way to spend your holidays with blue-collar Jim!

Now with some network notes. Fox has officially canceled Monday night sitcom Kitchen Confidential. Kitchen aired this week and did even worse than what it is previously. Fox has openly even said they will not air the rest of the remaining episodes. Reruns of Arrested Development will fill that slot before that show also leaves after January 9. ABC has announced that it will have another recap special for Desperate Housewives. The special will be titled "All the Juicy Details." It will air on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1 in the regular DH timeslot of 9 p.m. It will recap the season so far and preview of what is still yet to come--how juicy! ABC also announced that the acclaimed new drama In Justice will air right after that at 10 p.m. with a special preview airing. In Justice will then air regularly on Fridays at 9 p.m., as previously announced. Grey's Anatomy was scheduled for a rerun on New Year's night anyway, so not to worry fans of GA.

Now we have some good DVD news to report! Warner Home Video will possibly release the first season DVD of Life Goes On! Life Goes On of course is the underrated and well written 1989-93 ABC drama starring Chris Burke as Corky, the young man with Down syndrome. Yes, you will get to see Becca, Drew, Libby and the rest of the Thatcher family, along with that snotty little miss Lieberman, all again on DVD! This is still unofficial and more of a grapevine news item, but I'm confident we will see this set very soon--perhaps even early on in 2006. Bring it on Warner Home Video; I am ready to watch as the new AOL.com service In2TV has not announced if Life Goes On will be on that service yet or not. It certainly won't be at launch time come next month. Life Goes On last aired on television back in June on TV Land as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Warner Bros. And that was only two episodes. It last regularly aired some years back on what was then called PAX TV (now called "i"). I'm certainly hyped if we get this series on DVD!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, April 15

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Stand-Off" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Gemma and Tina are at odds with one another and Dave and Calvin try to bring them back together. Meanwhile, Marty is sick and not handling it well, so Malcolm fills in for him and goes to a baby class with Courtney.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Diamonds Are Made to Sparkle" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Bob second-guesses selling MaxDot, a new buyer presents a compelling offer. Also, the prospect of new wealth has Abishola stuck between her conservative nature to hide it and Nigerian pressure to flaunt it.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 15)

Monday, April 15

  • Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) - Watch Alan on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Walton Goggins (The Righteous Gemstones/The Unicorn/Vice Principals) - Walton appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Sara Bareilles (Girlseva) - Sara is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10pm on Bravo.
  • Vanessa Lachey (Truth Be Told/Dads) - Vanessa appears on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Rebecca Wisocky (Ghosts) - Rebecca will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • George Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez/Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) and Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - NBC's Today catches up with Goerge and Mayan in the 9am hour. They chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Kyra Sedgwick (Call Your Mother/Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Kyra talks about All of Me on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the news desk to cover stories like Sofia Vergara's one rule for dating after her divorce and the study that says the shower is the only place where women say they get me time. Then, Valerie is joining Drew in the kitchen to make a lazy no bake lasagna on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rocky Carroll (Roc/Welcome to New York) - Rocky talks about NCIS on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) - Jermaine talks about his film The Sing on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of NCIS - Gary Cole, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll and Vanessa Lachey celebrate NCIS’ 1000th episode on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
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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)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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