Friday, June 30, 2006

The WB Will End in a Big Bang; More 4th of July Weekend Stunts

The WB will sign off the air forever on Sunday, Sept. 17, by rebroadcasting the pilot episodes of several of its signature series. In addition to the pilots, The WB plans to fill its final night with a bevy of classic promos and image campaigns from The WB's 11-year history. There'll also be a final tribute reel featuring the hundreds of actores/actresses who've appeared on WB series over the years. Because the final bow will take place on a Sunday -- a night on which The WB airs programming from 5-10 p.m. -- their blowout bye-bye will be a full five hours:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2006
The WB's Final Bow
Pilot Episodes From Classic WB Series
5:00 p.m. Felicity
6:00 p.m. Angel
7:00 p.m. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2 hours)
9:00 p.m. Dawson's Creek

Some shows that would seem a natural for the last night -- such as Smallville and 7th Heaven -- won't appear because they'll live on at the merged WB-UPN, which is called the CW. The CW premieres September 18.
Discuss this final tribute here. Some of the hot topics are why they're not airing Charmed.

So far we have given you the following 4th of July marathon details: TV One, FX, TNT, TBS, Boomerang, and ABC. If you missed those, browse through our June 2006 archives. Today we will dulge out a few more! We gave you details a few months back I believe that Nick@Nite will have an all-night Roseanne "cookout" on Sunday, July 2--so that is another reminder for you.
Probably the best and biggest marathon this holiday weekend will go to the Sci-Fi Channel. They will shelve out a 3-day marathon of the classic Twilight Zone! Tune in starting Sunday, July 2 at 9 a.m. through 6 a.m., then the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. and on the 4th of July from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Now that is a marathon! Another marathon this 4th of July is USA Network's Monk marathon July 4 itself! Catch the goode detective from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hallmark Channel will head to the sunset as they go back west with Bonanza and Rawhide. Bonanza will air on July 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Rawhide on July 4 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ABC Family will celebrate the holiday tomorrow (July 1) with a Grounded for Life marathon. Celebrate your 4th of July weekend with the “Proud to be a Finnerty” Grounded for Life marathon by reliving all the fireworks, fun and Finnerty family moments, Saturday, July 1 (12:00PM-12:00AM ET/PT). Follow Sean and Claudia’s unique problem solving methods and parenting skills as the Finnerty’s discover that too large a dose of family pride can prove to be beneficial and detrimental.
Before I get any emails, no, TV Land will not have any marathons this holiday weekend. But you can get ready for its new show 227 weekday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. starting July 3!
Tomorrow we will give info on G4, Style, Bravo and even BET. So come on back and join us before your family cookout!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Friday, May 24

Night Court - "The Roz Affair" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dan helps Roz with an investigation that goes awry as they find themselves pleading their case in front of Abby; Gurgs regales the court with stories of her London adventures; Olivia tries to establish a side gig as a sports agent.

Night Court - "Form Fetish" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Abby and Dan try to undo some drastic budget cuts by taking on City Hall and a bureaucrat who lives to say "no"; Olivia and Gurgs stumble on a business opportunity and quickly realize why friendship and discontinued soda don't mix.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Friday, May 24

  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - Watch Jennifer on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Tiffany appears on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Kristen Wiig (Palm Royale/Bless the Harts) - Kristen is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am 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.
  • John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Shaky Ground) - Jennifer is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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