Tuesday, September 05, 2006

'Silver Spoons' Coming to Comcast On-Demand's Tube Time Channel; 'Gimme a Break' S2 DVD in Canada, 'Stockard Channing' Back on Schedule

The '80s sitcom Silver Spoons is set to be available on Comcast's On Demand Service starting today (Tuesday, September 5, 2006). The service goes by the name of Tube Time. Back when Soap joined the line-up in April, I had hoped Silver Spoons would be coming soon, and now it is! Comcast's Tube Time currently offers Soap, Charlie's Angels, One Day at a Time, & Carson's Comedy Classics on the free service to Digital subscribers in their TV Entertainment/Tubetime section. They generally rotate the episodes every 4-6 weeks or so. The first five episodes will be available for Silver Spoons today then they will add an episode or two each week, usually on Tuesdays. Currently, they have Season 2 of Soap and Season 3 of One Day at a Time. You can search for shows here. They've previously offered shows like Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, Three Stooges, Barney Miller, The Partridge Family, Maude, and S.W.A.T. Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life were just recently removed.
This is a great service offered by Comcast as most of the episodes are completely unedited. I'm not sure if it varies from cable system to system, but the On Demand service is available on Channel 1 is most areas. You can watch the episodes whenever you want. You can even fast forward, rewind, and pause them. The shows they offer are all from Sony. So hopefully we see more Sony sitcoms added in the future. Hopefully The Jeffersons, What's Happening Now!!, Benson would be nice to see. Let's hope the latter two head to DVD, too. Silver Spoons is not on DVD yet, so this will be great if you have this service. Hopefully this means the show is headed to DVD in the near future. We still haven't heard official announcements for some other shows that are on Tube Time or were on it, like One Day at a Time & Maude.

Like we mentioned a few months back, Canadian company VEI will be releasing the Gimme a Break Season 2 DVD before the end of the year. And they kept their promise! They have announced a October 3 release date. That is less than a month away! Universal Home Video still hasn't announced anything for season two, so looks like Canada will have this set first. We in the U.S. can order these DVDs, too, since Canada is Region 1. Click here to pre-order the set, because if you are in the U.S., this will be the only way to buy season two. Also, they have let us know that The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends 2-disc set is back on the radar map and will be coming out on November 21! You can pre-order soon, but not yet. Keep checking Amazon.ca by clicking here. Also, Kate & Allie Season 3 is still on track for early 2007 like we mentioned in late June.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Adam on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


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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