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, March 1

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Friday, March 1

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Watch Jesse on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Esther Povitsky (Dollface/Alone Together) - Esther appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Superstore) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Billy, Nico and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sarah Paulson (Leap of Faith) - Sarah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Punkie Johnson (Love Life) - Punkie is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Drew is chatting with legendary singer Reba McEntire in Las Vegas about singing at the Super Bowl and how far she's come to be where she is now on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Scott Foley (The Goodwin Games/A.U.S.A./Scrubs) - Scott talks about The Girls on the Bus on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.


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

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

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

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