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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

    Wednesday, February 28

    The Conners - "Shrinks Don't Talk and Kids Don't Sing" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Mark adjusts to his first day of college as a commuter student; meanwhile, Becky gets into a disagreement with Beverly Rose’s music teacher over a song.

    Not Dead Yet - "Not Polite Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Lexi combines the first two floors of the newsroom, leaving Nell to share a cubicle with T.J., a popular sportswriter who’s friends with everyone … except her.

    Abbott Elementary - "Breakup" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    When Barbara’s church choir uses the gym for rehearsals, Ava notices tensions in the group. Jacob’s eagerness for a full social calendar worries Gregory. Melissa and Janine investigate a new substitute.

    That Girl Lay Lay - "Lay Lay Goes Away-Way" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

    That Girl Lay Lay - "Out the App 2: E-Lay-Lay-tric Boogaloo" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    Needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes that phone avatar Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out; when Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.

    Complete TV Listings


    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

    Wednesday, February 28

    • Bob Odenkirk (The Larry Sanders Show) - Watch Bob on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She talks about Elsbeth on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
    • Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Austin appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Fortune Feimster (Kenan/Bless the Harts/Champions) and Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Fortune and Tig are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
    • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Cheryl and Susie are guests on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo
    • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - E! News has an interview with Zendaya at 11pm on E!.
    • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan is joining Drew and Ross Mathews at the Drew'ss News desk to discuss headlines like the Romy and Michele's High School Reunion sequel in the works and the American alternative to the Irish exit on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
    • Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Kim discusses her wellness retreat and the upcoming new season of Netflix's The Upshaws on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
    • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Arsenio/Out All Night) and Michael Beach (The Game) - The cast of Soul Food reunite and discuss Hulu's new Black Stories Always on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
    • Diane Farr (Splitting Together/Like Family/The Job) - Diane discusses the CBS drama series Fire Country on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


    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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