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

Friday, November 26

Sydney to the Max - "Any Given Sunday Brunch" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
A sociable middle schooler navigating the challenges of growing up and her protective single father learn they have more in common than they realize.

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables - "The Fault in Our Star Night" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
A girl finally finds her moment to shine when she inadvertently lands an out-of-this-world job to baby-sit an unruly group of very important extraterrestrial children who are hiding out on Earth with their families, disguised as everyday kids.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 22)

Friday, November 26

  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Watch Kal on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself/Friends/Wild Oats) - Paul appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Dan Aykroyd (Soul Man) and Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie/The Last Precinct/Highcliffe Manor) - Dan and Ernie are guests on a repet of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld) - Larry is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!/Liv and Maddie) - Dove will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect) - Sherri guest hosts a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure) - Yvonne appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Sunnyside/Champions) - Fortune is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jennifer Aniston (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Schmigadoon!/Trial & Error/Kristin) - Kristin performs on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
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