Tuesday, August 08, 2006

TV Land and Nick@Nite Changes Schedule Starting On Saturday, Cosby Show, Jeffersons, Murphy Brown to TV Land; ABC Moves 'Ugly Betty' to Thursdays

TV Land has just almost totally revamped its schedule. Starting August 12 (this Saturday), TV Land will air The Cosby Show from sister station Nick@Nite, add The Jeffersons earlier than expected, and expand Murphy Brown to everynight. But that's not all! The weekday morning mini-marathons will now be split into two blocks, 10a-12p and 12p-2p. The 10a-12p will be focused on '50s and '60s (with the likes of Beaver, Addams Family, & Munsters), while the 12p-2p is focused on the '70s and '80s (with the likes of Benson, Jeffersons, & Good Times). The weekday 12a-4a marathons have changed a bit, too (Jeffersons replaced All in the Family; Good Times and Sanford & Son switched nights). On weekends, the Saturday morning original block and the Sunday Better Living Through Television block have both been cut from 9a-12p to 10a-12p--9am hour on both days will feature '80s sitcoms (Cheers, Wings on Sat; 227, Night Court on Sun). Andy Griffith will get the Sunay 12a-4a marathon, replacing Beaver.
So, new acquisition The Jeffersons will start earlier than expected, it will air every night at 9:30pm, weekdays 7-8pm, Thursday nights 12a-4a, and Fridays 12p-2p.
There are A LOT of changes, and I suggest you click here to view them all so you won't forget when your favorite shows are on. These changes will be at least in effect until end of August, but I expect these to be in September, too, with minor edits here and there.

ABC will move highly anticipated comedy-drama Ugly Betty to Thursdays this fall, instead of Fridays. The show will have its series premiere on Thursday, September 28 and will air at 8 p.m. ABC has said the two new sitcoms (Big Day, Notes from the Underbelly) slated for that slot originally, will now debut later in the fall, after Dancing with the Stars completes its run. Betty was slated for Fridays at 8, and now ABC will air reruns (and sometimes original episodes) of AFV instead. Men in Trees is still slated for Fridays at 9 p.m. I hope that show doesn't get lost, because the pilot was very good. But ABC Thursday has become even stronger now. Discuss and view these changes here.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, July 27

The Goldbergs - "Couple Off" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Barry and Joanne crash Erica and Geoff’s peaceful weekend camping trip, they end up in a competition to see who is the better couple, causing some unexpected shifts in relationships. After learning that Brea thinks Adam has an easy, privileged life, Adam seeks to prove her wrong by getting a job but quickly learns she might be right.

Home Economics - "Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom’s help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.

The Conners - "Promotions, Podcasts and Magic Tea" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Darlene earns a promotion at Wellman Plastics, while Ben decides on a new career path. Meanwhile, Jackie tries an herbal tea leading to an emotional revelation.

black-ish - "Our Wedding Dre" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Pops and Ruby are getting re-married! And Dre’s intimate wedding plans go awry when Pops’ brother, Uncle Norman, shows up unexpectedly for the festivities. Meanwhile, Ruby refuses Bow’s offer to help with preparations until an unanticipated situation gives her an opening to save the big day.

Miracle Workers - "Oregon Trail: Hunting Party" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Ezekiel signs up for a buffalo hunting expedition to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, Benny teaches Prudence how to be a bandit.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 26)

Tuesday, July 27

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jake Johnson (Hoops/New Girl) - Jake will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry/Animal Practice/Sparks) - Kym is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Megan Fox (Hope & Faith) - Megan appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Funches (Final Space/Powerless/Undateable) - Ron is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken/Community) - Ken appears on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura talks about HBO Max's Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, a special based on the social media movement she started giving students whose spring musicals were cancelled due to the pandemic the opportunity to perform, on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) - Abigail talks about Stillwater on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) - D.L. talks about ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Re-Release)
08/03 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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