Monday, April 17, 2006

New Game Show Block in the Works for Syndication; Bird Flu Movie?

Today has been very slow, so I am probably bringing some obscure news. You'd probably not see me mention any of these at all if it were a busy day.
B&C
is reporting that Distributor King World and producer Sony Pictures Television (SPT), longtime partners on the top-rated syndicated shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!, announced they are reuniting for a new one-hour game block set to debut in fall 2007. Details were sketchy late last week on the two 30-minute shows, although there was some industry buzz that one could be an original and another a classic game show. Harry Friedman, who for eight years has led Wheel and Jeopardy!, will develop and executive-produce them.

Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America follows an outbreak of an Avian Flu from its origins in a Hong Kong market through its mutation into a virus transmittable from human to human around the world. The meticulously researched film stars Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Stacy Keach (Prison Break, Blackbeard), Ann Cusack (Grey's Anatomy, Ghost Whisperer), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under), Scott Cohen (Street Time, Law & Order: Trial by Jury) and David Ramsey (All of Us).
Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America, a two-hour original movie, airs TUESDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

I promise tomorrow will be better. I'm expecting TV Land June!


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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