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.

    Related Links:

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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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  • Internet Movie Database
  • Sitcoms Online Photo Gallery

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    Wednesday, April 24

    The Conners - "Manifesting, Marriage Testing and Cheeseballs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
    The Conners relish national cheeseball day as a family. Meanwhile, Harris falls behind in her work duties at the Lunch Box, and Darlene and Ben must figure out how to spend time together despite their two separate schedules.

    Not Dead Yet - "Not the End Yet" / "Not a Ghost Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
    Nell finds out that Duncan is selling the SoCal Independent, so she takes matters into her own hands to save her job when Lexi seems unwilling to help. Then, Nell navigates an unexpected incident that leaves the sale of the newspaper on hold.

    Animal Control - "Skunks and Swans" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
    Frank and Shred take on an aggressive swan; Shred has a meet-cute with a mysterious woman; Emily makes a mistake that results in Victoria having very little time to prepare for her big exam; Patel gets his father to help Victoria cram for the test.

    Family Guy - "A Stache From the Past" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
    When Peter loses the Griffins' home in a reverse mortgage, he and Mayor West travel to confront the man advertising the scheme, Tom Selleck; Stewie and Brian open a booth at the flea market, leading to a rivalry with Bruce.

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    Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

    Wednesday, April 24

    • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Watch Carol on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
    • Nicole Richie (Great News) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
    • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
    • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril) and Michaela Watkins (Dinner with the Parents/Search Party/The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Lisa and Michaela are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
    • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
    • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
    • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - E! News has an interview with Tiffany at 11pm on E!.
    • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny guest co-hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
    • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
    • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about Unfrosted on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
    • Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - Mayan talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
    • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie, a fan-favorite on The Good Wife, tells Sherri about her new show Elsbeth on Sheri, so check your local listings.
    • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry has a cooking demo on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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