Sunday, July 23, 2006

SitcomsOnline.com Mini-DVD Reviews; Summer Week 8 Sitcom Ratings

We are now launching yet another feature--mini-DVD reviews! Mini-DVD reviews will be posted right here on the blog on some Saturdays or when we have a slow news day. They basically will be short reviews, like you see on TV Guide Magazine or EW, of non-sitcoms--stretching from animated series to select dramas. We will of course continue to do our very popular full DVD reviews of EVERY sitcom and select dramas. The select dramas that we think fit our website well, will be given full reviews, while some other dramas that do not fit the site well, will get the mini-DVD review treatment. I have wanted to review so many sets I have gotten in the past, but they just didn't fit our site, like DuckTales, Garfield & Friends, He-Man, Inspector Gadget, and so many more. Primetime animated comedies (Simpsons, Flintstones, etc) will continue to get full reviews.
Todd and I will be doing the bulk of these "mini-DVD reviews." You should start seeing them pop-up here on the blog in the coming weeks. Expect mini-DVD reviews in the coming weeks of TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, Dungeons and Dragons, Dick Tracy, and maybe even a drama or two, like JAG. So, now we will be your home for basically most TV-DVD reviews! If you have not read any of our full reviews yet (shame on you!), please do visit our DVD Reviews Page.

And now back to our regularly scheduled Sunday program (the ratings)...
Dog days of summer continue. I think 8 weeks left until the season starts! Week 8 Summer Ratings: Sitcom Edition:

Monday Sitcoms
  • The King of Queens (CBS) - 6.85 million...up from last week.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - 6.21 million...also up from previous week.
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS) - 9.33 million...trend continues of up from last week.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS) - The trend stopped, 7.69 million only tuned in, drop from last week.
  • One on One (UPN), All of Us (UPN), Girlfriends, Half & Half (UPN) - Repeats of these sitcoms were up from last week ranging from 1.89-2.18 million.


Tuesday Sitcoms

  • According to Jim (ABC) - 5.35 million, down just a bit from last week's 8pm airing.
  • George Lopez (ABC) - 4.89 million in its new Tuesday summer home.


Wednesday Sitcoms
  • UPN Comedies: Special airings of Eve, Cuts...9-10pm did 1.18 and 1.2 million--down from last week.

Thursday Sitcoms

  • My Name is Earl (NBC) - Up slightly from last week to 5.71 million.
  • The Office (NBC) - Slightly up from previous week, 4.41 million.
  • That '70s Show (Fox) 2 eps - 3.57 million at 8 p.m. and 4.17 million at 8:30.
  • Everybody Hates Chris, Love Inc, Eve, Cuts (UPN) - Chris only did well with 2.55 million and the others ranged from 1.5-1.95 million.
Friday Sitcoms
  • What I Like About You, Twins, Reba, Living with Fran (The WB) - All dead last place. Reba was the highest rated one obviously. When will they air movies or something instead?
Sitcoms tonight (Sunday) are...two more Reba episodes on The WB from 7 to 8 and Fox with Malcolm at 7, animated comedies from 7:30-9:30 and The War at Home at 9:30.

Tonight at the TCA tour the TCA Awards! We will have the winners posted tomorrow morning hopefully. Tomorrow is also day one for Fox at the tour.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, February 26

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Other Butlers" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Calvin and Tina are looking to remodel their home when they uncover discriminatory processes with their bank’s appraiser. Meanwhile, Marty asks Trey for fatherly advice on co-parenting with Courtney.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "The Devil's Hot Tub" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Abishola and Kemi’s friendship is pushed to the edge when Kemi wants to disregard Nigerian tradition and have a Las Vegas wedding. Also, Bob and the Wheelers have to avert a strike at MaxDot before it sinks the family business.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of February 26)

Monday, February 26

  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - Watch David on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) and Austin Butler (Ruby & the Rockits/Zoey 101/Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Zendaya and Austin are guests on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. Zendaya will also be on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Julio Torres (The Great North/Los Espookys) - Julio appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brendan Hunt (Ted Lasso), Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) and Zainab Johnson (Upload) - Brendan, Marc and Zainab are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with the The 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Joe Manganiello (How I Met Your Mother) - NBC's Today catches up with Joe in the 9am hour. He talks about Deal or No Deal Island in the 10am hour.
  • Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Cynthia talks about The Seven Year Disappear on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Solar Opposites/Starved) - Sterling is joining Drew and telling her all about receiving his first Oscar nomination, his most surreal moment on the red carpet and raising his two sons on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny is joining Drew and telling her all about being a mom to a three-year-old and her new comedy special Seasoned Professional on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jason Alexander (Listen Up!/Bob Patterson/Seinfeld/Everything's Relative/ E/R) - Jason and writer/producer Peter Tilden discuss their podcast Really? No, Really? on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Rauch (Night Court/The Big Bang Theory) - Melissa appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
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

That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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