Saturday, December 03, 2005

Network Holiday Programming: UPN; Other Notes & News

UPN decks the halls and counts down to the New Year during the month of December for several special holiday themed episodes of its popular comedies and dramas. From Monday, December 19 through Thursday, December 22, UPN will present Everybody Hates Chris-mas week with a favorite episode of Everybody Hates Chris each night at 8:00 p.m.

Holiday episodes include:
Veronica Mars: Called to jury duty over Christmas break, Veronica must sit on a difficult, polarizing case against a pair of affluent 09'er defendants accused of assaulting a young Hispanic woman. Airs Wednesday, December 7 from 9 to 10 p.m. ET/PT

One on One: Stuck in Los Angeles for the holidays, Breanna and Arnaz try to get their roommates into the Christmas spirit whether they like it or not. Airs Monday, December 12 8 to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

All of Us: Filled with the Christmas spirit, Robert invites Neesee's recently paroled brother to stay with them, but Neesee suspects him of being up to no good. Airs Monday, December 12 from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m ET/PT

Girlfriends: After agreeing to share the holidays, Todd offers Toni full custody of Morgan on the condition that she's raised Jewish, but Toni must decide which is more important, custody or religion. Airs Monday, December 12 from 9 to 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Half and Half: To boost her spirits from her failing acting career, Big Dee Dee decides to throw herself a big holiday legends ball. Airs Monday, December 12 from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Everybody Hates Chris Christmas Episode: In order to afford a new water heater, Rochelle and Julius must break it to Chris that he won't be getting a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, Tanya finds out there is no Santa Claus. Airs Thursday, December 15 from 8 to 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Eve: Arriving home for the holidays, Shelly discovers that one of her mom's favorite students has taken over Shelly's old room and life. Meanwhile, the guys decide to skip Christmas and watch football instead. Airs Thursday, December 15 from 9 to 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Cuts: When the salon must stay open for New Year's Eve, Kevin and Tiffany ditch the staff to attend a fabulous party. Meanwhile, the employees left back at the salon get a surprise when Bobby Brown (guest star as himself) stops in to get a haircut. Airs Thursday, December 15 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Everybody Hates Chris-mas Week:

Monday, Dec. 19 -- In order to afford a new water heater, Rochelle and Julius must break it to Chris that he won't be getting a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, Tanya finds out there is no Santa Claus. Airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 -- When Chris befriends Fat Mike, one of the cool kids in his neighborhood, he gets some relief from the area thugs, but their bond is quickly tested when Mike disappears with Chris' bike. Airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 -- When Julius and Rochelle decide to have a "date night," they hire a babysitter to watch the kids, but when she keeps leaving to take care of personal business, Chris is forced to cover for her. Airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Thursday, Dec. 22 -- Chris must endure a Saturday at the local Laundromat with Drew and Tonya in tow, but he finds his patience tested by the competitive patrons and his siblings' uncooperative behavior. Airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Fellow New Yorkers might like to know what local channel won in sweeps in the number one market? Well, of course that would be WABC--the highest rated channel in the country. Eyewitness News, Oprah, Live! With Regis & Kelly, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and Good Morning America were among the winners in their respective timeslots. Click here to view the full ratings report for New York! It has information on how the evening sitcoms do, such as Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and more.

Anchor Bay passed on information on the Three's Company Season 6 DVD to us late on Thursday and we will share that with you today, if you have not already seen it. As of now, the only bonus material will be an optional audio commentary track on the season premiere episode from director Dave Powers. Also, the Lucille Ball Retrospective on Three's Company will also be included in its original one-hour format. More details here.

Stay tuned next week for some DVD news from Sony! We have a returning sitcom title to announce and a few brand new drama releases!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Friday, April 12

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 8)

Friday, April 12

  • Dax Shepherd (Bless This Mess) - Watch Dax on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Susie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm on HBO.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is telling Drew about the show hitting a milestone 1,000th episode on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever), Cheech Marin (Rob/The Golden Palace) and Jay Hernandez (Hang Time) - Dennis, Cheech and Jay talk about The Long Game on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!/Broke) - Jaime talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

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