Wednesday, August 30, 2006

i Network Adds 'Growing Pains', 'The Monkees', & 'Partridge Family'; ABC Fillers

The i Network has made a change to their schedule for the end of September! We gave you the full details on their September line-up, and now they have made one change to the weekday line-up...and it is GREAT change. The Sept. 23 Mama's Family Mama-thon is now off the schedule (not a big deal since we already had a Mama-thon in August), but that is good because that night will be the launch marathon for the '80s sitcom Growing Pains! You get to catch six great episodes that night and that's not all...it will be joining the line-up, too! Starting Monday, September 25, you can catch Growing Pains Mon-Fri at 9:00 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, replacing Doc. Doc was scheduled to be replaced by a second Diagnosis Murder starting Sept. 4, but looks like they changed their minds. This is indeed wonderful news and they have certainly showed me (and a lot of other people) that smile! The Friday movie will be off the line-up starting Sept. 15. So, movies will just air Sundays now, as Saturdays marathons are airing.
And that is not all! They will be adding The Monkees and The Partridge Family on Friday evenings at 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. starting Friday, September 15! Bonanza will air Mon-Thurs at 6:00 p.m. now. And the Kung Fu launch marathon is still on for Sept. 30, but we still don't know when it will air regularly in October. I told you they would slowly be adding new shows! I can't wait until October to see what else they have in store! We will bring that to you as soon as we know.

With ABC premiering some of its season/series premieres after the official fall launch week, I got questions on what they will be airing in those slots the week(s) before. As of now, this is it:

Wednesday, September 13
9:00 p.m. ABC Sneak Peek: Dramas
9:30 p.m. ABC Sneak Peek: Comedy & Reality
10:00 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel Live's All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
--We told you this already.

Monday, September 18
8:00 p.m. Wife Swap (2-hour premiere now)
10:00 p.m. Supernanny (special episode)
--Supernanny is slated for this week only and a new episode, too.

Wednesday, September 20
9:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (two-hour season finale encore)
-- So viewers can catch the finale from last season a day before the big season premiere on Thursday.

Thursday, September 21
8:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy Recap Special
-- Leading up to the season premiere of Grey's Anatomy and series premiere of Six Degrees; Ugly Betty takes this slot the following Thursday.

Friday, September 22
8:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy (season premiere encore)
-- Leading up to the third episode of Men in Trees. It seems Grey's will repeat next day in this slot until further notice, so no AFV afterall.

Monday, September 25
9:00 p.m. Lost (two-hour season finale encore)
--The Bachelor: Rome premiere will air the week after from 9-11pm. (What About Brian premieres the week after that at 10 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 27
9:00 p.m. Lost Recap Special
10:00 p.m. Men in Trees (encore from previous Friday)
-- Lost's recap is airing a week before its season premiere. Another sampling for Men in Trees.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, June 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Knockout" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As Dave nears his 40th birthday, Calvin offers to coach his friend for an amateur boxing tournament. Also, sparks fly when Marty meets a new woman at the gym.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Cats in a Bathtub" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bob accidentally reveals Morenike is gay, Abishola and Kemi are forced to defend her against their church, and even their own families. Also, Douglas comes clean to Olivia about not being poor.

Breeders - "No More: Part One" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jim and Jackie are both struggling under their new circumstances; Luke has to choose between Jacob and Ruby; at Alex's 65th birthday party, Ally meets someone who makes her see Paul in a new light.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 27)

Monday, June 27

  • Joey King (Bent) - Watch Joey on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Martin Lawrence (Martin/Partners) - Martin is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. He will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (Loot) - Michaela appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea will be on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kieran Culkin (Go Fish) - Kieran appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) and Finesse Mitchell (Outmatched/A.N.T. Farm) - Kym and Finesse guest co-host a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • John Hodgman (Married/Bored to Death) - John talks the Judge John Hodgman podcast on CBS Mornings sometime between 7-9am.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Café Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie stops by to talk about her cooking show Valerie's Home Cooking and book Enough Already, plus she joins the Tam Fam kitchen to cook a delicious dish on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl talks about Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family) - Danny will be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March-June)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release) Young Rock - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One

03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Eight
03/08 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/15 - Head of the Class - The Complete Fourth Season
03/15 - The Proud Family - The Complete Original Series - Anniversary Collection
03/22 - The Honeymooners Specials - The Complete Collection
03/29 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Blu-ray) (DVD)
03/29 - Young Rock - Season One
04/05 - Up All Night - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/26 - The Danny Thomas Show (aka Make Room for Daddy) - The Complete Fourth Season
04/26 - Jackie Gleason TV Treasures - 70th Anniversary Collection (including Honeymooners Rarities)
05/03 - No Activity - Season Three
05/13 - The Donna Reed Show - The Complete Seasons 1-5 (Time Life)
05/31 - Becker - The Complete Series (2022 Release)
06/14 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Eleventh Season
06/14 - Hacks - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/14 - Rutherford Falls - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
06/21 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season One / Season Two / Season Three (07/26) / Season Four (07/26)
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