Tuesday, September 12, 2006

i Network Adds 'Kotter', 'Amen' in October; Nick@Nite Adds 'Designing Women' at Midnight in October

As we promised, today we will give you details on i Network in October. They will be adding the '70s school-themed sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter starring Gabe Kaplan and John Travolta to Friday nights at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT starting Friday, October 13. Green Acres will continue to air Mon-Thurs at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. Kotter will get a Saturday marathon the very next day (October 14) from 8 to 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Other Saturday marathons are: The Monkees on October 7 and The Partridge Family on October 21, both of which air regularly on Fridays at 6 and 6:30 p.m. (starting September 15, as we mentioned). We will have episode info soon. One little note, though, on Friday, October 6 i network will air a movie from 6 t 8 p.m., pre-empting regular programming. This will be a one time thing only. The Saturday marathon on October 28 will be a launch marathon. The strange part it is not a Sony or Warner Bros. show. It is a Universal owned show. Which makes me wonder, was this show just bought by itself or does i Network plan to announce another studio deal? We will let you know, as soon as we do. Anyway, that show is the '80s sitcom Amen, starring Sherman Hemsley and Clifton Davis. It will get the Saturday marathon on Oct. 28 and then it will join the line-up on Monday, October 30 airing Mon-Thurs at 7 and 7:30 p.m., replacing Green Acres, which will move to Mon-Thurs at 6 and 6:30 p.m., replacing Bonanza, which as of now, will be off the schedule starting Oct. 30. As we saw with the Growing Pains situation, this is all very subject to change. So, keep on coming back. Will i Network add more time periods by November? We'll find out soon!
Related stories: i Network's Charlie's Angels and Kung Fu Marathons; i Network Adds Charlie's Angels on Sept. 22.

Moving on to more schedule news, Nick@Nite has finally announced its October schedule. The ladies of Designing Women join the network on October 2, with a four-day marathon running until October 5 from 10 p.m. to approx. 2 a.m. ET/PT. They will also air a Roseanne marathon that week immediately following Designing Women until 6 a.m. So, it seems like it is Designing Women vs. Roseanne week. Click HERE for episode info.
After the marathon, Designing Women will air Mon-Sat at midnight ET/PT and on Thursday nights from approx. 1:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. ET/PT.
Also in October, they will air a special episode of TV Land's original I Pity the Fool on Oct. 11 at 11 p.m. and a "Tricks@Nite" Halloween marathon on Halloween night featuring Hi-Jinks and Roseanne. Click HERE for complete October details.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, August 19

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Climb" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Gemma decides to fire a teacher at her school, she’s unprepared for the aftermath. Also, Calvin gets a surprise when he faces off with his newspaper carrier.

The Big Bang Theory - "The D&D Vortex" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the gang finds out Wil Wheaton hosts a celebrity Dungeons and Dragons game involving William Shatner, Joe Manganiello, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kevin Smith, deception and betrayal are the path to make it to the one open seat.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Conference Valuation" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny and Bernadette go to San Diego for a pharmaceutical sales convention, Wolowitz is in charge of the kids. Also, Sheldon finds a book on experimenting on kids, and the guys plus Amy make a day of it.

Mom - "Jell-O Shots and the Truth About Santa" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie pushes Christy to mend her relationship with Violet (Sadie Calvano), and Adam prepares for the grand opening of his bar.

I Ship It - "Somewhere Magical" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Ella seizes the opportunity to work as a personal assistant to a writer for "Superstition," her favorite TV show; Ella's fantasies begin to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

In The Cut - "Lucky Charmed" (Bounce TV, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Jay buys Cheryl a necklace for her birthday, not knowing it was stolen; when the police want it back, Jay must devise a plan to return it before she finds out.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Monday, August 19

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People) - Watch Billy on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Issa Rae (Insecure) - Issa appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Dax Shepard (Bless This Mess) - Dax is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place/Barry), Henry Winkler (Barry/Out of Practice/Monty/Happy Days) and Bill Hader (Barry) - D'Arcy, Henry and Bill are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel chats with the ladies of The View on a repeat on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bryton James (Family Matters) - Bryton appears on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) - Charlie is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Bella Thorne (Shake It Up) - Bella appears on a repeat of ABC's Strahan & Sara at 1pm.
  • Donald Faison (The Exes/Scrubs/Clueless) - Donald talks about Emergence on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Melissa Peterman (Reba/Working Class/Baby Daddy) - Melissa guest co-hosts Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Patti LaBelle (Out All Night) - Patti opens up about her 22-year battle with diabetes on a repeat of The Dr. Oz Show, so check your local listings.


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

The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est TV & Movie Collection Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six

06/04 - The Brady Bunch - 50th Anniversary The Brady-est Brady Bunch TV & Movie Collection
06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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