Sunday, January 08, 2006

Family Ties Airs on the Hallmark Channel Starting January 23rd; Will Family Ties Ever Come To DVD?; Michael J. Fox Returns To ABC

Family Ties
Family Ties will air on the Hallmark Channel in the US
starting Monday, January 23rd. It will air weekdays at 4:00 and 4:30PM ET/PT. Family Ties last aired reguarly in the US on cable on TV Land in November 2004. Before TV Land, it aired on Nick at Nite for awhile. Its longest run on cable was when it aired on TBS for a number of years. Visit our fan site, Family Ties Online, for all you need to know about the series. You can talk about the show on our message board, and discuss whether you liked Steven Keaton with or without the beard.


Family Ties on DVD News:

One of the most frequently asked questions (the #1 asked question is: what was the name of the Alex/Ellen song - "At This Moment" by Billy Vera and The Beaters) I get through the site is:

Is Family Ties available on DVD?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. TVShowsOnDVD.com first reported back in September 2004 that Paramount was working on the first season DVD release for the first half of 2005. At some point, the show was dropped from the list of shows that Paramount was planning on and the release never materialized. In the July 8, 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Michael Arkin, senior VP of marketing at Paramount Home Entertainment, was quoted as saying "Although there is no release date confirmed, we are looking into all possibilities and appreciate hearing from the fans about it."

Family Ties is arguably the most popular and successful sitcom of the 1980's that has yet to be released on DVD. With so many '80s sitcoms scheduled to be released this year (Diff'rent Strokes, Growing Pains, Charles in Charge, Gimme A Break, The Golden Girls, The Cosby Show, Kate & Allie, etc.), I hope that the show will be put back on their radar for a possible release.

What can you as a fan do to tell Paramount that you would be interested in purchasing the show on DVD? Here are two suggestions:

1) Vote for it at TVShowsonDVD.com . Registration is free there, and you can vote for shows that you would like to see available on DVD. Family Ties is currently the #12 most requested unreleased show on their site.

2) Sign up on Amazon.com with your e-mail address and they will let you know when the show is available to order. Signing up is also considered a vote for the release. They will let the studios know how many customers are waiting for the title.



Michael J. Fox Returns to ABC

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox makes his first appearance on "Boston Legal" on Tuesday, January 10th at 10PM ET/PT on ABC. He will be in three episodes as a charismatic and dynamic CEO named Daniel Post who's battling stage four lung cancer.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, October 3

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 2)

Tuesday, October 3

  • Kathy Griffin (Suddenly Susan) - Catch Kathy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - E! News has an interview with Tiffani at 11pm on E!.
  • Jenny McCarthy (Two and a Half Men/Jenny) - Jenny will be on E! News at 11pm on E!.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve HarveyShow Jon Lovitz (Mr. Box Office/NewsRadio/Foley Square) - Cedric and Jon are guests on a repeat of Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen on CBS between 12:37-1:37am.
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park/Love in the Time of Corona/Big Day) - Leslie discusses his role in the upcoming Broadway musical revival Purlie Victorious on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!/Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael and Elle Key talk about their new book, The History of Sketch Comedy: A Journey through the Art and Craft of Humor, on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Marisa Tomei (A Different World) - Marisa talks about She Came to Me on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete Series Night Court (1984-1992) - The Complete Series Family Matters - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Series ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition)

06/13 - Mayberry R.F.D. - The Complete Series
06/13 - Night Court (1984-1992) - The Complete Series
07/18 - South Park - Seasons 21-25 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
07/25 - The Neighborhood - Season Five
07/25 - Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin - Season One
07/25 - Superstore - The Complete Series
08/22 - Back to Life - Season 1 / Season 2
08/29 - Smiling Friends - Season 1 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/05 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Sixth Season
09/12 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete Second Season
09/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-6 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Series
09/26 - Step by Step - The Complete Series
10/10 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Thirteen / The Complete Season Fourteen
10/17 - ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) (Shout! Factory Special Offers)
10/17 - Night Court (2023) - The Complete First Season
More Recent and Upcoming TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

10/03 - The Nanny Still 29: 30th Anniversary Marathon on COZI TV; Selena Gomez Holiday Cooking Specials
10/02 - Felicity 25th Anniversary Collection on Hulu; Prime Video Orders Two Seasons of Animated Comedy
10/01 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 2, 2023)
09/30 - SitcomsOnline Digest: WGA Strike Officially Over; ABC Cancels Home Economics
09/29 - Lifetime Announces New Thrillers; Big Mouth Season 7 Trailer
09/28 - New Season of Wolf Like Me on Peacock; Max Original Animated Series Debuts October 19
09/27 - Moonlighting Coming to Hulu; Showtime Announces Date for The Curse
09/26 - Rick and Morty Season 7 Trailer; Fox's Krapopolis Debuts Well
09/25 - Laff Fall 2023 Schedule with Last Man Standing and Man with a Plan; Upload Returns October 20
09/24 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 25, 2023)
09/23 - SitcomsOnline Digest: An End on the Horizon for WGA Strike?; Hallmark Ready for Christmas
09/22 - The Santa Clauses Season 2 Launches November 8; CBS Alters Fall Schedule
09/21 - Penn & Teller: Fool Us Gets New Return Date; Netflix's Unicorn Academy Premieres November 2
09/20 - Paramount+ Announces Colin from Accounts; The Really Loud House Gets Halloween Movie
09/19 - The Simpsons Season 34 Streams October 11 on Disney+; Good Burger 2 Set for Holiday Season
09/18 - Hulu's Huluween and Disney+'s Hallowstream Line-Up; Shining Vale Returns October 13 on STARZ
09/17 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 18, 2023)
09/16 - SitcomsOnline Digest: ABC Cancels Wonder Years Reboot; Byron Allen Makes $10 Billion Offer to Buy ABC
09/15 - Antenna TV's Bewitched Halloween Marathon; Rewind TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch-O-Ween Marathon
09/14 - Dancing with the Stars Season 32 Cast; BUZZR Celebrates 40 Years of Press Your Luck
09/13 - TBS Acquires Modern Family; The Frasier Awards on COZI TV
09/12 - Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen Gets CBS Late Night Run; Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy Special
09/11 - Matt Rife Gets Netflix Special; Star Trek Day and Kid Cudi Join Forces
09/10 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 11, 2023)
09/09 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Warner Bros. Television Suspends Deals with Top Creators; Fran Drescher Re-Elected President of SAG-AFTRA
09/08 - CBS Announces Hosts of Game Show; New Goosebumps Premieres Friday the 13th This October on Disney+ and Hulu
09/07 - MeTV Presents Svengoolie's Halloween BOOnanza!; The CW Moving Fall Comedies to Thursdays
09/06 - CBS to Air NCIS: Sydney This Fall; Fox Makes Fall Change
09/05 - TBS and TNT September Stunts Include Big Bang Theory Batman Day Marathon; Netflix UK Produced Series Updates
09/04 - TV Marathons on Labor Day 2023 Include Three's Company
09/03 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 4, 2023)