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

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.

Complete TV Listings


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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-May)

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
02/22 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
02/22 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
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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