Monday, January 09, 2006

Gidget and The Flying Nun Coming Sooner Than Expected on DVD; Bewitched S3 and The Bob Newhart Show S3 Announced

Gidget - The Complete Series
March is shaping up to be a big month for 1960's sitcoms on DVD. Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Third Season and I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete First Season (Original Black & White Edition) (also available in a Colorized Edition) were previously announced. Today, TVShowsonDVD.com reported that Gidget - The Complete Series, The Flying Nun - The Complete First Season, and Bewitched - The Complete Third Season will all be available on March 21. The March date for Gidget and The Flying Nun is a lot sooner than the fall 2006 date that was rumored a few weeks ago. Click on the below links to go to the TVShowsonDVD.com news items and view the artwork:

  • Bewitched - All 33 episodes from Season 3 will be available on March 21. This was the first season that originally aired in color, so that's the only version being offered this time. No special features will be included.

  • The Bob Newhart Show - Season 3 will be released on April 11. Look for a guest appearance by John Ritter this season. No extras have been announced yet.

  • The Brady Bunch - High-resolution 3-D Box Art for the final fifth season, coming March 7, posted at the link.

  • The Doris Day Show - Cover art for the third season, coming May 30, has been posted at the link.

  • The Flying Nun - The first season of Sally Field's later sitcom will be released by Sony on March 21. An interview with Sally Field will be included as a special feature.

  • Gidget - All 32 episodes of the one and only season of Gidget will be released on March 21 by Sony. Extras will include the original pilot episode and an interview with Sally Field.



  • ABC Loves Tom Hanks - Saturdays 8PM Movie of the Week:

    February 11: "The Green Mile"
    February 18: "Cast Away"
    February 25: "Forrest Gump"


  • TV Land Wednesday Changes

    The Wednesday TV Land changes will remain in effect until
    the end of the month (Jan 11, 18, 25):

    9:30p The Andy Griffith Show
    11:00p Good Times
    11:30p Good Times
    12:00a The Andy Griffith Show
    12:30a The Andy Griffith Show


    Pavan makes his long-awaited return from his three-week vacation tomorrow. I'm sure he will have lots of news and scoops to report on in the upcoming days. This was my first blogging experience, and I enjoyed it. I hope you found it interesting and informative. I'll continue to send Pavan news, and post some special feature articles from time to time.

  • Sitcoms Airing Tonight

    Friday, July 3

    The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

    The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

    In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

    In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

    Friday, July 3

    • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
    • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
    • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
    • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


    New on DVD/Blu-ray (February/March/April/May/June)

    Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

    02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
    02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
    02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
    03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
    04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
    04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
    04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
    04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
    05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
    05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
    05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
    05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
    05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
    06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
    06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
    06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
    06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
    06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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