Friday, July 14, 2006

TV Land September Highlights, Include Jeffersons Launch and Three's Company Weekend W/Spinoffs and Unaired Pilot; TCA Tour Cable: Day 5

TV Land will give viewers loads of stunts and specials this September, along with a schedule change! First, TV Land will launch their newest show The Jeffersons, with a 72-hour Labor Day Weekends marathon Sept. 2-4. The Jeffersons will air in the new TV Land line-up starting Sept. 5 airing weekdays at 12:30 p.m. and every night at 10:30 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. ET/PT. The mini-marathons from 12-4a and 11a-2p are both gone, which means sitcoms are back during those time periods! Shows like 227, What's Happening!!, and Night Court get regular airings again. TV Land also will air Daniel Boone for four afternoons Sept. 5-8 at 2 p.m. They will also have a 48-hour marathon of the show Aug. 26-27 on-air and it will premiere with three uncut episodes each week on TVLand.com for four weeks.
Stunts include a Three's Company weekend the weekend of Sept. 16-17, that will include both spin-offs--The Ropers & Three's a Crowd, along with an unaired pilot of Three's Company, for the first time on TV Land or on television! TV Land also will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the night Star Trek premiered on Sept. 8 with three classic episodes. And remember Star Trek joins TV Land and TVLand.com starting in November! Like last year, TV Land will encourage families to eat together with a CASA Family Night marathon on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9-11 p.m., and the following day they will pre-empt programming from 6-7 p.m. to encourage families to eat at that time together. Finally, TV Land will debut its newest original, Generation Boom, a four-part special airing 10-11 p.m. from Sept. 26-29. Baby boomers will for sure want to tune in for that!
For more on the stunts and the regular schedule changes, click here for all the September info!

Now to some TCA news, A&E Network kicks off its exclusive cable television presentation of CSI: Miami with a Labor Day Marathon, on Monday, September 4, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced today by Bob DeBitetto, Executive Vice President and General Manager, A&E Network. The critically acclaimed series will run on A&E every weeknight at 8pm ET/PT, beginning that evening.
Court TV, acquired in full by Time Warner in May, takes the first step in maximizing the resources of its new corporate parent Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. by building on its movie line up with Most Wanted Movies(SM), premiering Thursday, August 17, at 8 P.M. ET/PT. Every Thursday at 8 P.M., Court TV will air a recently-produced feature film in the crime and investigation genre from Turner's vast library, with a line-up that includes action, drama and comedy. Scheduling of the films was closely coordinated between all the Turner networks to maximize audience. Most films will run two hours in duration and will feature commercial breaks. Films longer than two hours will air at 7 P.M. ET/PT. The network's selections for Most Wanted Movies(SM) include such films as "Seven" (8/24); "In the Line of Fire" (8/31); "A Few Good Men"; "The Client"; "Runaway Jury"; "Pelican Brief"; "Analyze This"; "Donnie Brasco" and the August 17 premiere, "Bad Boys," starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence among many others.
USA Network has acquired the cable television rights from Buena Vista Television to the record-breaking #1 movie in America, Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Taking in more than $135 million in its opening weekend, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest shattered the record for the biggest three-day weekend ever beating the previous record-holder Spider-Man by almost $21 million. In addition, USA will build on the pirate fever currently sweeping the nation with the basic cable premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl this Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the start of the broadcast version of the TCA summer tour, starting with CBS Day 1!


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Wednesday, April 24

The Conners - "Manifesting, Marriage Testing and Cheeseballs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Conners relish national cheeseball day as a family. Meanwhile, Harris falls behind in her work duties at the Lunch Box, and Darlene and Ben must figure out how to spend time together despite their two separate schedules.

Not Dead Yet - "Not the End Yet" / "Not a Ghost Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Nell finds out that Duncan is selling the SoCal Independent, so she takes matters into her own hands to save her job when Lexi seems unwilling to help. Then, Nell navigates an unexpected incident that leaves the sale of the newspaper on hold.

Animal Control - "Skunks and Swans" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Frank and Shred take on an aggressive swan; Shred has a meet-cute with a mysterious woman; Emily makes a mistake that results in Victoria having very little time to prepare for her big exam; Patel gets his father to help Victoria cram for the test.

Family Guy - "A Stache From the Past" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Peter loses the Griffins' home in a reverse mortgage, he and Mayor West travel to confront the man advertising the scheme, Tom Selleck; Stewie and Brian open a booth at the flea market, leading to a rivalry with Bruce.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Watch Carol on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Richie (Great News) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm 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.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril) and Michaela Watkins (Dinner with the Parents/Search Party/The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Lisa and Michaela are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - E! News has an interview with Tiffany at 11pm on E!.
  • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny guest co-hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about Unfrosted on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - Mayan talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie, a fan-favorite on The Good Wife, tells Sherri about her new show Elsbeth on Sheri, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry has a cooking demo on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
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12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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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)

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