Friday, April 21, 2006

TV One's 'As The Black World Turns' Sitcom Marathon; NBC Goes Super-Sized For Sitcoms

TV One's soap opera weekend kicks off Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. with "As the Black World Turns" - an all-day marathon of the most dramatic two-part episodes from your favorite TV One comedies.
Will J.J. die from gunshot wounds on Good Times? Who killed the neighborhood drug dealer on Roc? Will Ruben marry another woman on Amen? Find out as TV One blends the genres of comedy and daytime drama.
Featuring some of the most unforgettable sitcom cliffhangers and conclusions from Martin, Amen, Roc, and Good Times this marathon is sure to keep you glued to your seat all day long.

1:00pm/1:00am Good Times Episode 211, The Gang, Pt I
1:30pm/1:30am Good Times Episode 212, The Gang, Pt II
2:00pm Amen Episode 8907, Thelma Says "I Do"
2:30pm Amen Episode 8909, You're In The Army Now, Pt. 1
3:00pm Amen Episode 8910, You're In The Army Now, Pt. 2
3:30pm Amen Episode 8911, Sergeant-In-Arms
4:00pm Martin Episode 426, Why Can't We Be Friends Pt.1
4:30pm Martin Episode 427, Why Can't We Be Friends Pt.2
5:00pm 227 Episode 315, Teach Me Tonight, Pt. I
5:30pm 227 Episode 316, Teach Me Tonight, Pt. II
6:00pm/5:00am Good Times Episode 317, JJ's Fiancee, Pt I
6:30pm/5:30am Good Times Episode 318, JJ's Fiancee, Pt II
7:00pm/2:00am Amen Episode 8814, The Psychic, Pt. 1
7:30pm/2:30am Amen Episode 8815, The Psychic, Pt. 2
8:00pm/3:00am Roc Episode 224, To Love & Die On Emerson Street, Pt. 1
8:30pm/3:30am Roc Episode 225, To Love & Die On Emerson Street, Pt. 2
9:00pm/4:00am Martin Episode 514, Goin' Overboard Pt.1
9:30pm/4:30am Martin Episode 515, Goin' Overboard Pt.2


Episodes of Will & Grace, My Name Is Earl and The Office will be all super-sized on Thursday, May 11. Each will air for 40 minutes. Earl and Office will be season finales. Will & Grace will ends its run with a one-hour series finale the following week.
Will & Grace will lead off the super-sized night, with Tony winner Bernadette Peters guest-starring as Karen's (Megan Mullally) long-lost sister, Gin. The episode will also feature Josh Lucas (Poseidon) playing himself and offering career advice to Jack (Sean Hayes), and a bit of baby drama between Grace (Debra Messing) and Will (Eric McCormack), courtesy of Will's boyfriend, Vince (Bobby Cannavale).
Earl (Jason Lee) will hit a rough patch on the season finale of My Name Is Earl when he decides to cross off the No. 1 item on his list: "Stole $10 from a guy at the Camden Market." Easy enough, but Earl then realizes he owes the guy all of his lottery winnings, leaving him broke and in need of a whole lot of karma.
Office star Steve Carell wrote the script for his show's season finale, in which Michael (Carell) organizes a charity casino night for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. The festive atmosphere leads some of the staff to take other kinds of gambles.


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.

Complete TV Listings


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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Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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