Friday, March 10, 2006

NBC Puts 'Joey' on Bench After One Week; TV One's Music Marathon Featuring Sitcoms

NBC has put sitcom Joey on the bench after just one week in its new timeslot of Tuesday at 8:00 p.m., which it was fifth place among adults 18-49 with only a 1.5 rating for the hour, behind even Univision. The WB and UPN aired repeats of Gilmore Girls and America's Top Model, or it would have even been worse for the doomed Joey. The 8 p.m. all-new episode only scored 4.09 million viewers, followed by a repeat episode at an even worse 3.76 million. NBC will now air Most Outrageous Moments in the 8 p.m. hour effective immediately. We might have seen the last of Joey, unless NBC plans to burn off the unaired episodes in the summer, possibly on a Saturday night. But don't count on it returning next fall at all. 99.9% chance I'd say it is done.
NBC also had trouble on Wednesday night with The Biggest Loser at 8 p.m. It too was walloped by American Idol, and scored only 4.6 million viewers and just a 1.5 adult 18-49 rating. We will have more on the ratings in our weekly report on Sunday, so don't forget to come on back!

TV One is having a marathon of its sitcoms tomorrow (Saturday, March 11) from 12 noon to 10 p.m. with an shortened encore from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. It seems to be a music-themed marathon. Here is the line-up, featuring sitcoms 227, Amen, Roc, Good Times, Martin & In the House:

12:00pm 227 Episode 210, Temptations
12:30pm Amen Episode 8822, The First Community Talent Show
1:00pm Martin Episode 125, Variety Show
1:30pm Good Times Episode 324, The Rent Party
2:00pm 227 Episode 304, The Sing Off
2:30pm Amen Episode 8915, The Talent Show
3:00pm Martin Episode 318, All the Players Came
3:30pm Good Times Episode 411, The Judy Cohen Story
4:00pm Roc Episode 124
4:30pm 227 Episode 310, They're Playing Our Song
5:00pm Amen Episode 9508, Gospel Truth
5:30pm Good Times Episode 524, That's Entertainment, Evans Style
6:00pm Roc Episode 318, The Concert
6:30pm 227 Episode 319, Blues
7:00pm Amen Episode 9513, Ernie And The Sublimes
7:30pm In the House Episode 409, Tonia's Big Break
8:00pm Martin Episode 403, Blow, Baby, Blow
8:30pm Roc Episode 219
9:00pm 227 Episode 323, The Big Deal
9:30pm Martin Episode 424, Martin, I Want to Sing

12:00am Good Times Episode 324, The Rent Party
12:30am 227 Episode 310, They're Playing Our Song
1:00am Amen Episode 8822, The First Community Talent Show
1:30am Martin Episode 318, All the Players Came
2:00am Roc Episode 318, The Concert
2:30am Good Times Episode 524, That's Entertainment, Evans Style
3:00am Amen Episode 9513, Ernie And The Sublimes
3:30am In the House Episode 409, Tonia's Big Break
4:00am Martin Episode 403, Blow, Baby, Blow
4:30am Roc Episode 219
5:00am 227 Episode 323, The Big Deal
5:30am Martin Episode 424, Martin, I Want to Sing


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.

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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.


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