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

Sunday, June 23

The Conners - "Patriarchs and Goddesses" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene continues to navigate her breakup with Ben; Dan offers to talk with Aldo's dad when he doesn't approve of Harris and Aldo's relationship.

The Conners - "Hot for Teacher and Writing a Wrong" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark returns to public school and finds it hard to fit in; Darlene isn't happy when she finds out what Mark's doing to make a little extra cash for college; Becky finds herself in an interesting situation with one of her college professors.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 17)

Friday, June 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Watch Pamela on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Ron Howard (Arrested Development/Happy Days/The Andy Griffith Show) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Will Ferrell (The Office) - Will appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin is a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm on HBO.
  • Sandra Bernhard (Roseanne) and Judy Gold (All-American Girl) - Sandra and Judy are guests on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Eva Longoria (Only Murders in the Building/Telenovela) - Eva talks about Land of Women on The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • George Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez/Lopez/Saint George/George Lopez) and Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - George and Mayan talk about their hit NBC sitcom Lopez vs Lopez on a repeat of Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Jenifer Lewis (I Love That for You/black-ish/The PJs) - Jenifer is joining Drew to talk about taking her inspirational journey and miraculous recovery after a devastating fall while on vacation a few years ago on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Nicole Ari Parker (And Just Like That.../Second Time Around) - Nicole discusses her Gymwrap sweatband line on a repeat of Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series Check It Out! - The Complete Series The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release) Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/27 - The Really Loud House - Season One
03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One
06/11 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series (2024 Release)
06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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