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

Saturday, July 11

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Mother May I" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Dylan writes a serious rap about his mom, prompting Martin to read his diary to find out if he's doing OK; Dylan catches him in the act, triggering an escalating run of each family member invading the others' privacy.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6)

Friday, July 10

  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Watch Tiffany on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Nealon (Man with a Plan/Weeds/Hiller and Diller/Champs) - Kevin appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry and his wife Rebecca Romijn are guests on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Christina Milian (Grandfathered) - Christina appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane is a guest on repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-ish/Angie Tribeca) - Deon appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.


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

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
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07/10 - Fri-Yay: Never Have I Ever, Netflix's Best Sitcom; Ramy Gets Season 3 on Hulu
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07/08 - HBO Max Orders Series Based on Hair Love; Comedy Central Inks Deal with John Mulaney
07/07 - Dead to Me Picked Up for Final Season on Netflix; CBS All Access Orders Star Trek Animated Comedy
07/06 - ABC to Rebroadcast Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times Episodes on Tuesday (July 7); Anthony Anderson and Billy Eichner to Guest Host ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Week
07/05 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 6, 2020)
07/04 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Amazon Gets Streaming Rights to Mad Men; Too Close for Comfort on Pluto TV
07/03 - Fri-Yay: Streaming Services Remove Episodes of Sitcoms Due to Racial Jokes; The Kominsky Method Final Season Announced
07/02 - Netflix Renews Never Have I Ever for Season 2; Comedy Central Reviving Beavis and Butt-Head
07/01 - Remembering Comedy Legend Carl Reiner, MeTV and Decades to Air Tributes; HBO Orders Season 11 of Curb
06/30 - Decades 3rd Annual Rod, White & Blue: A Twilight Zone Celebration; Love in the Time of Corona Announces Cast
06/29 - BET Picks Up 2nd Season of Twenties; Vivica A. Fox Teams Up with Krista Allen, Jackée & More for More Wrong TV Movies
06/28 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 29, 2020)
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06/26 - Fri-Yay: Search Party Season 3 Thoughts; HBO Max Teams Up with Marlon Wayans
06/25 - CNN and HLN Announce Slate, with History of Sitcom; Lil Rel Set to Host NBC Game Show
06/24 - REELZ Announces New Specials on John Ritter, Bernie Mac, David Cassidy, Larry Hagman & More; Netflix Releases Unsolved Mysteries Trailer
06/23 - Fox Renews Animated Comedy for 2nd Season Before Series Premiere; Cobra Kai Moving to Netflix
06/22 - Antenna TV Summer 2020 Schedule; USA Network's Cannonball to Sneak Peek on NBC
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06/20 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Comedy Central Picks Up Daria Spinoff; Networks Finally Set Fall Lineup
06/19 - Fri-Yay: Expectations on 30 Rock Remote Special; ABC Schedules Sitcom United We Fall for Summer
06/18 - ABC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; Debra Messing Heads to the East Wing on Starz
06/17 - NBC Upfront 2020-21: Fall 2020 Schedule; 30 Rock Returns for Upfront Special on July 16
06/16 - NBC Cancels Indebted, Picks Up Manifest; ABC's For Life Gets 2nd Season, The Baker and The Beauty Doesn't
06/15 - truTV Announces Tacoma FD Return and More; NBC Brings Back Freshman Drama, Cancels Two Others
06/14 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 15, 2020)
06/13 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Renewed for Season 2; Cops and Live PD Cancelled
06/12 - Fri-Yay: Rick and Morty Season 4; HBO Max Orders 2nd Season of Love Life
06/11 - Hulu Changes Premiere Dates of Two Series; ABC Encores Powerful Documentary Next Tuesday
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