Friday, April 07, 2006

Lifetime Validates 'Desperate Housewives' Syndication Deal; Slow TV DVD News?

Lifetime confirmed the Variety report from the other day that they have picked up cable rerun rights to the megahit Desperate Housewives for 5 days a week play starting in fall 2008. But they will also air the show weekly starting with season one this August. Here is how they describe it: The Women of Wisteria Lane have just found a second home! Lifetime Television announced today that it has acquired the exclusive basic cable rights from Buena Vista Television, along with the repurposing rights, for the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning series Desperate Housewives. Along with the repurposing rights starting September 2008, Lifetime will begin airing the first season of Desperate Housewives on a weekly basis this August.
You can read all the "juicy" details of this buy, by clicking here.

Have you noticed the dry spot among TV DVD news lately? Especially sitcom wise? It looks like June and July will be pretty much slow sitcom wise for DVD. Yes, we are getting sitcoms on DVD those months but most are returning series to DVD such as Roseanne, Cheers, Frasier, Home Improvement, Mary Tyler Moore Show and Three's Company. The new sets coming in June and July - sitcom wise are Coach, Family Affair, Dharma & Greg, The Color Honeymooners, The Bill Cosby Show and F Troop. And also 6 episode sets of Alice and Step by Step. So, I hope it is just not me that is thinking that the sitcom DVD game has been slow lately. The month of May will be big with many many sitcom sets (even a Facts of Life sighting!), but those have been announced for a while already. Let's hope August will shelve more new sets. And you Three's Company fans out there - Amazon.com has now put up the seventh season DVD (which is coming 7/25) up for pre-order--click here to order!

I hope everyone is enjoying our TV DVD reviews. We have worked hard to bring you EVERY sitcom on DVD a review. We also cover select dramas that we feel has a following and that our readers like. While April is not done yet, we will have reviews very soon of the many May sitcom releases such as The Nanny, That Girl, The Facts of Life, and Here Come the Brides. So, keep checking back to the number one TV DVD review site - your number one source for sitcom DVD reviews!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, June 14

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Turnaround" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Gemma’s troublemaking sister, Brittany (Deborah Baker Jr.), returns, claiming she’s turned over a new leaf, thanks to a surprising new business venture. Also, Dave finally convinces Calvin to accompany him to an escape room, where they both get more than they bargained for.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Wrong Adebambo" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Abishola’s husband, Tayo (Dayo Ade) makes a surprise visit from Nigeria to Detroit, Bob sees this as a perfect opportunity for Abishola to ask for a divorce, but Abishola is surprised when past feelings for her husband come up.

HouseBroken - "Who's Wild?" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Honey invites a raccoon to join the group, but his wild nature causes mayhem; Tabitha decides to tap into her animal nature.

Duncanville - "Party Like a Rocket Star" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Jack and Annie hijack a middle school party thrown by the cool kids; Duncan and his friends work on creating a viral video, so they can become the next internet sensations.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 14)

Monday, June 14

  • Ilana Glazer (Broad City) - Watch Ilana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Dana Carvey (One of the Boys) - Dana appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) - Juno is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Patton Oswalt (A.P. Bio/The Goldbergs/The King of Queens) - Patton will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Helen Hunt (Blindspotting/Mad About You/It Takes Two) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting) - Helen and Jasmine are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) - Maitreyi appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Mike Epps (The Upshaws/Uncle Buck/Survivor's Remorse) and Kim Fields (The Upshaws/Living Single/The Facts of Life/Baby, I'm Back) - Mike and Kim talk about the hit Netflix sitcom The Upshaws on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. (Punky Brewster/Freddie) - Freddie is talking family life with Sarah Michelle Gellar and the revival of Punky Brewster on a repeat of Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Phoebe Dynevor (Younger) - Phoebe talks about Bridgerton on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time/Happily Divorced/9 to 5) - Rita talks about the new documentary Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!/God, the Devil and Bob) - Alan talks about Hot White Heist on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D. L. talks about How to Survive America on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-June)

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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