Saturday, March 11, 2006

Three New Mid-Season Sitcoms Profiled

Free Ride

Free Ride - FOX, Sundays at 9:30PM ET/PT

College: you go through it for four years (maybe more), and then once you are done, you realize you really aren't interested in your area of study and the only place you can go is back home to live with your parents in Missouri. The only problem is that even though you can PHYSICALLY go home, you can't MENTALLY go home because things have changed... and that's the story of one of FOX's newest sitcoms, Free Ride.

Free Ride aired as a special preview on March 1st on FOX. If you missed the premiere, you can check it out on MySpace. The timeslot premiere episode is Sunday, March 12th at 9:30PM ET/PT. Sundays at 9:30PM ET/PT is the regular timeslot.

Read our review of the pilot and second episode here.

Discuss the show after you watch it on Sunday on our message board.

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    The New Adventures of Old Christine

    The New Adventures of Old Christine - CBS, Mondays at 9:30PM ET/PT

    Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld") stars in The New Adventures of Old Christine, a comedy about a single mother and owner of a "30-minute workout gym" who is the portrait of the new American mom, albeit with some unflinchingly candid points of view. For her, every day is an adventure, but life is made easier due to the fantastic relationship she shares with her ex-husband. However, everything changes when her ex's new, younger girlfriend enters the picture, instantly complicating her life.

    Premieres Monday, March 13th, at the special time of 8:30 PM/ET on the CBS Television Network. A second bonus episode will air in the regular timeslot of 9:30 PM/ET.

    Read our review of the first three episodes here.

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Monday on our message board.

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    The Loop

    The Loop - FOX, Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT

    Life as an executive at an airline must be pretty boring, considering all of the partying and drinking that you must do... wait, is that what an airline executive really does? Well, that is what an airline executive does if you are Sam, the youngest executive ever at the airline! Life during the day is all business, and life at night is, well, party hearty... but by morning, you have to be back to business again! How can you manage to do that? Find out in The Loop!

    The pilot episode will air as a special preview on Wednesday, March 15th at 9:30PM ET/PT on FOX. The second episode will air in the regular timeslot of Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT on March 16th.

    Read our review of the first two episodes here.

    Discuss the show after you watch it on Wednesday and Thursday on our message board.

    Related Links:

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    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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