Thursday, August 03, 2006

TBS September 2006 Line-Up, Includes Return of 'Bosom Buddies', TV Land Ponders 'To Benson or Not To Benson'

TBS has unveiled their September 2006 line-up to us. It is not officially their fall line-up, because their fall line-up will start in October when The King of Queens joins the line-up airing weeknights at 5 and 5:30 p.m. ET/PT starting October 2. In September, they will bring back Bosom Buddies on Saturday mornings from 6-7 a.m. and Parent'hood also will return to every morning at 5:00 a.m. Becker will regain the 12 noon hour in September, but word is that it will not be on at all in October. Becker will air 12-1pm and 5:30 a.m. in September before it leaves by October. Drew Carey will only be airing at 6:30 a.m., with Yes, Dear taking its slot and airing four times in a row, at least for September, it will not in October (see below). And of course Mama's Family is expiring and will be gone.
We will have details on the new fall lineup (which starts October 2) very soon, including "possibly" more new sitcoms for the channel in their mid-day block (12p-3p). All I know is 12-3p will be shuffled a bit (since Becker is leaving) and Home Improvement will be going to 3-4 p.m. since King of Queens is coming--Yes, Dear will remain 4-5 p.m. And we can expect another Parent'hood at 5:30 a.m. in October replacing Becker. So, basically that is everything to expect in October. I will have FULL details in the coming weeks, so please make sure you read it. For now, click here to discuss the Septemeber changes and to view them, too.

As the famous quote goes, "to be or not to be..." I think it fits the Benson situation on TV Land very well. We can almost call it, "to Benson or not to Benson." Benson started on TV Land in early June with a nice 48-hour marathon and was airing at 11 p.m. and also a Monday late night marathon (12-4am) each Monday. Then with the overall schedule not doing as good as it did earlier in the year, they brought back ratings hit Three's Company at 11 p.m. and put Benson at 11:30 p.m. That didn't last long and Benson was then just moved to Friday late night marathons (12-4am). The problem with that was TV Land started the Friday Movie block in July and Benson would sometimes not start until 12:30am or 1am. The airings got worse last week, when they decided to encore the Friday movie right after its first airing, meaning Benson would get almost pre-empted each Friday. It didn't air at all last Friday night. And the plan this Friday was to have Benson just at 3:30 a.m., and then they replaced it with Three's Company, and then they decided to bring it back (for two episodes). And as of this writing, that is still the plan. That is why I'm calling it "to Benson or to to Benson." At least Shakespeare would be proud of TV Land, but many fans are certainly not. Especially since TiVo or any other service or listings can't keep up with TV Land. I think I'm just about the only one who can. So, you might want to tune in here and on our message boards for the latest saga of TV Land's "To Benson or Not to Benson." Let me recap for you, as of now (and I'm sure this will change a lot): Benson is slated for late night August 4 from approx. 2:55am to 4:05 a.m. (that's two episodes); it is actually on 12-4am on August 11 since there is no movie, August 18 it is pre-empted again for the movie and the movie's encore airing, and August 25/September 1 we can expect Benson from 12-4am. In September, Benson is slated for everynight at 3:30am. I think most of this will change soon, but what else is new in this saga? Maybe Benson can persuade the Governor to close down the government. If TV Land does something to Benson, fans might be happy to hear that many local channels will begin picking up Benson as well starting in September. Keep it right here for all the changes.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 5

United We Fall - "My Favorite Marta" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jo steps in as a role model for her teenage niece, Marta, much to her strict father Chuy’s dismay. Bill plays matchmaker for Sandy who, under the influence of post-colonoscopy drugs, inadvertently professes her love for her first husband, Dave.

The Goldbergs - "Schmoopie's Big Adventure" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mother and son have a bonding experience when Beverly buys a bicycle for Adam just like the one from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” while Barry and Erica turn Murray’s furniture store into an after-hours lounge for college students.

The Conners - "Live From Lanford" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise (guest star Katey Sagal) gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s (John Goodman) complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.

American Housewife - "Senior Prank" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Against Greg’s better judgment, Katie pushes Taylor to lighten up and participate in her school’s senior prank. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat asks Oliver to give Franklin (Evan O’Toole) a makeover so he won’t embarrass himself at a classmate’s party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3)

Wednesday, August 5

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Tennant (Final Space) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers) - Jerry is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Secret: Dare to Dream on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steven Weber (Indebted/Cursed/Wings) - Steven appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy talks about the season finale of The Conners on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Carol's Second Act/Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about the return of Reno 911! on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June/July/August)

Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven

04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
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