Monday, August 07, 2006

'Ellen' Season 4 DVD Now Sept. 26; Comedy Central Fall Details, 'Diff'rent Strokes' Movie

We just got word that the Ellen Season 4 DVD will now be released on Sept. 26, rather than Aug. 29. No idea on the change, but A&E Home Video will also release Benny Hill - Set 5 that day.

We told you before Scrubs is coming to Comedy Central (along with WGN and local channels) this fall and will be airing weeknights 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, now we have the rest of their fall line-up. Scrubs debuts Sept. 18. Scrubs will also air Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but on Sept. 23 there will be a special Scrubs-athon from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As if twenty-hour shifts at the hospital weren’t enough, on Saturday, Sept. 23, Comedy Central is making the staff of Sacred Heart work the weekend. In celebration of Scrubs coming to Comedy Central, tune in for fifteen episodes from the critically acclaimed first season. Relive JD’s fruitless attempt to become Dr. Cox’s protégé, Turk’s conquest of Carla, and Elliot’s first battle with the sexist Dr. Kelso.
There are no other real changes to the line-up, which means we still have MADTV, South Park and the rest. South Park will debut its 10th season on Oct. 4.

NBC has finally announced it will air that behind-the-scenes Diff'rent Strokes movie. It is slated to air this Labor Day, Monday, September 4, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT. NBC will re-visit one of television's most popular comedy series -- Diff'rent Strokes -- with a movie that serves as a powerful cautionary tale about the tragedies and challenges facing the child stars of the sitcom as well as all child stars in Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes.' Original cast members Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges participated in the movie and will also appear in on-camera interviews. The movie not only takes viewers behind the scenes of the popular sitcom, but also follows the lives of Coleman, Bridges and fellow star Dana Plato in the years after the series went off the air as their personal lives spiraled downward. In addition, it also examines the pitfalls of child stardom. Bobb'e J Thompson (The Tracy Morgan Show) plays the young Coleman while Verda Bridges, Todd Bridges' real-life sister, portrays Bridges' mother.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, December 1

The Villains of Valley View - "A Very Villain Christmas" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Madden family celebrates their first Christmas in Valley View; while trying to score their most wanted gift, Amy and Jake learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Bunk'd: Learning the Ropes - "Friends in Snow Places" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Santa's famous reindeer Comet and Cupid visit the ranch; Lou, Parker and Jake travel to a lodge in the mountains, but soon find themselves trapped in the cold.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 27)

Friday, December 1

  • Henry Winkler (Barry/Arrested Development/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) - Watch Henry on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Brie Larson (United States of Tara/Raising Dad) - Brie is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Eric Idle (Suddenly Susan/Nearly Departed) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite/Benched) - Maria is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Ms. Pat (The Ms. Pat Show) - Ms. Pat appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Angela Means (Cousin Skeeter) - Angela is a guest on repeats of Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen on CBS between 12:37-1:37am.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Partners/Hank/Back to You/Cheers) - NBC's Today catches up with Kelsey in the 9am hour.
  • Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Brandy chats and performs on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick sits down with to chat about his book Making It So on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Marcus Scribner (grown-ish/black-ish) - Marcus tells Sherri about his coming-of-age film, How I Learned to Fly, on Sherri, so check your local listings.
  • Chris Redd (Bust Down/Kenan/Disjointed) - Chris discusses his upcoming film Candy Cane Lane on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Tiffani Thiessen (Saved by the Bell/Alexa & Katie/Good Morning, Miami/Saved by the Bell: The College Years) - Tiffani discusses her latest cookbook, Here We Go Again: Recipes and Inspiration to Level Up Your Leftovers, and cooks on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Family Matters - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Series ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/05 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Sixth Season
09/12 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete Second Season
09/12 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-6 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Series
09/26 - Step by Step - The Complete Series
10/10 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Thirteen / The Complete Season Fourteen
10/17 - ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) (Shout! Factory Special Offers)
10/17 - Night Court (2023) - The Complete First Season
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 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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

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