Monday, January 02, 2006

One Day at a Time Coming to Comcast's On Demand Service; I Dream of Jeannie, The Doris Day Show, and A Different World DVD Updates


One Day at a Time is set to be available on Comcast's On Demand Service on January 4th. It looks like the first four episodes will be available at the start with another episode added each week. Comcast currently offers Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, and The Three Stooges on the free service to Digital subscribers in their TV Entertainment/Tubetime section. They generally rotate the episodes every 4-6 weeks or so. Currently, they have Season 3 of Diff'rent Strokes and Season 2 of The Facts of Life. You can search for shows here. It looks like they might be taking off Barney Miller. They've previously offered shows like The Partridge Family, Maude, and S.W.A.T.. This is a great service offered by Comcast as most of the episodes are completely unedited. I'm not sure if it varies from cable system to system, but the On Demand service is available on Channel 1 in my area. You can watch the episodes whenever you want. You can even fast forward, rewind, and pause them. Will this be good news for possible DVD releases of The Facts of Life and One Day at a Time? The shows they offer are all from Sony. It seems like they could be gauging interest for these series.

TVShowsonDVD.com has reported on Sony's announcement of I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete First Season coming to DVD on March 14th. There will be two versions available. One will be colorized and the other in the original black & white. Bewitched's first two seasons were also available on DVD in these two versions. Extras for I Dream of Jeannie will include commentaries by Larry Hagman, Barabara Eden, and Bill Daily on the pilot plus new interviews in a featurette. Check out their news item for more details and artwork for the colorized version.

The third season of The Doris Day Show will be released on May 30th according to TVShowsonDVD.com . A separate release of "The Doris Day Special", which aired in 1971 on CBS as The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special, will be available on the same date. Read their news item for more information. The first two releases for The Doris Day show were excellent and offered a lot of special features. Check out our reviews for Season 1 and Season 2.

A Different World - Season 2 will be released on May 30th according to TVShowsonDVD.com . All 22 episodes will be on the set for a suggested retail price of $24.99. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.com at 28% off. UrbanWorks Entertainment used syndicated prints for the first season like they did for the first season release for The Cosby Show. They told us back in September that they will use the original network versions for seasons 2-6 of A Different World. They will do the same for The Cosby Show staring with season 2.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, May 18

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 13)

Friday, May 17

  • Chris Perfetti (Abbott Elementary) - Watch Chris on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Neighborhood/The Last O.G./The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) and Rachael Harris (Surviving Jack/In the Motherhood/Notes from the Underbelly) - Brooke and Rachael are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Will Forte (MacGruber/The Last Man on Earth/The Cleveland Show) - Will talks about his new show Bodkin on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Howie Mandel (Good Grief) - Howie talks about America's Got Talent on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailee talks about Pretty Little Liars: Summer School on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jane Seymour (B Positive/Modern Men) - Jane talks about Acorn TV's Harry Wild on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Ilana Glazer (The Afterparty/Broad City), Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) and Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Ilana, Michelle and Pamela talk about Babes on of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Trevor Jackson (grown-ish) - Trevor discusses his career transformation, from his role in grown-ish to transitioning into a successful solo music career. He is here to perform a medley of two new songs, Heads Up and He Don't Know on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Father Knows Best - The Complete Series Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series

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
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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