Friday, September 15, 2006

TBS Adds 'NewsRadio', Other TBS Highlights

TBS has finally announced the missing slots in its October schedule. We previously announced that sitcom The King of Queens will air weekdays at 5 & 5:30 p.m. and Fridays at 8 & 8:30 p.m. starting Oct. 2, along with The Megan Mullally Show coming Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. weekdays (that forces them to push back Saved by the Bell from 6-8am). Now they have set the other changes that we have talked about. Weekdays at 12 & 12:30 p.m. will be another hour of Home Improvement (it will also air in its new slot of 3 & 3:30 p.m.), then at 1 p.m. they will add the sitcom NewsRadio to its line-up, followed by The Cosby Show at 1:30 p.m. and back-to-back episodes of The Steve Harvey Show at 2 & 2:30 p.m. So, NewsRadio will be on two cable channels now, TBS weekday afternoons and Nick@Nite late nights on weekends. Sometimes the TBS movie at 10 a.m. will run to 12:30 p.m., so when that happens, Home Improvement will air 12:30 & 1, then NewsRadio at 1:30. Also, Bosom Buddies will be replaced on Saturdays at 6 & 6:30 a.m. starting Oct. 7 by The Drew Carey Show. Here are the fall highlights and specials:
* EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND Marathon – Sunday, Oct. 1, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
One of the most popular comedies of all time will make for the perfect autumn warmer as TBS presents 12 straight episodes of fun with the Barone family.
* THE KING OF QUEENS Marathon – Sunday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
As a build-up to the launch of TBS’s latest addition to its comic line-up, the “very funny” network presents 12 memorable episodes from this blue-collar comedy.
* HOME IMPROVEMENT Thanksgiving Day Marathon – Thursday, Nov. 23, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tim Allen’s hilarious comedy about a television fix-it man, his wife and three sons gets a six-hour marathon, a perfect addition to any family Thanksgiving gathering.
* SAVED BY THE BELL Day-After-Thanksgiving Marathon – Friday, Nov. 24, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
What could be better than fighting crowds at malls on the first day of the holiday shopping season? Spending four hours with Zack, A.C., Screech, Lisa, Kelly and Jessica on this ultra-popular comedy.
* ORIGINAL SITCOM: 10 Items or Less
Premieres Mondays at 11:00 p.m. starting November 27, 2006 for five weeks
Laugh all the way down the grocery aisle with TBS' new loosely-scripted original comedy series, 10 Items or Less starring John Lehr. Leslie Pool (Lehr) inherits the family grocery store, Greens & Grains, after his father passes away. The store becomes a tall order for Pool as the employees of Greens & Grains run the gamut from unconventional to out-right odd and Leslie’s do-right attitude goes wrong on many occasions. Don't miss all the fun as TBS turns a trip to the grocery store into endless laughs.
* ORIGINAL SITCOM: My Boys
Premieres Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m. starting November 28, 2006 for 13 episodes
TBS brings viewers a funny and relatable new original comedy series from the executive producer of Gilmore Girls and Curb Your Enthusiasm. My Boys follows single tomboy PJ Franklin, a sportswriter for the Chicago Sun Times, as she looks for love in her world filled with guy friends. Take a fresh look at the single life as PJ gets the inside scoop on guys from her “boys” and learns the rules of the game from her best (and only) girlfriend. PJ’s no-nonsense approach to dating has the tendency to intimidate potential suitors, but she never lets that get to her. PJ always manages to stay true to her tomboy-ish, sports fanatic, beer-loving self. Don’t miss this very funny comedy only on TBS.
For more on TBS Fall, click here.

Look for our reviews of The Class pilot, My Name Is Earl soundtrack, and new Bob Newhart book tomorrow!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 4

The Simpsons - "Habeas Tortoise" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer humiliates himself in a town meeting, he looks for acceptance in an internet group hunting for a missing tortoise but finds something much more sinister.

Bob's Burgers - "To Bob, or Not to Bob" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bob, Linda and the kids help Mr. Fischoeder put on a play to get his brother Felix to confess to a theft; Louise is jealous of Tina's hands.

The Simpsons - "Game Done Changed" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Bart discovers a profitable glitch in an online game, he ropes Principal Skinner into his lucrative criminal enterprise; Marge and Maggie discover paradise.

HouseBroken - "Who's Found Themselves in One of Those Magical Christmas Life Swap Switcheroos?" / "Who's Having a Merry Trashmas?" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Honey goes to her dream home; Max discovers that his new owner wants to make him the holiday ham; Honey and Chief team up with Raccoon to protect the family home when an intruder tries to break in.

Family Guy - "Carny Knowledge" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Peter and Chris finish last in a "Generation Gap" game at a carnival, forcing them to try to reconnect; Brian starts to date a carny, whom he can't break up with even after witnessing some of her crude habits.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 28)

Friday, December 2

  • Kristen Bell (Central Park/The Good Place) - Watch Kristen on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Marlon Wayans (Marlon/The Wayans Bros.) - Marlon is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Marc Maron (GLOW/Maron) - Marc appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • James Marsden (Dead to Me/30 Rock) - James is a guest on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • ReneĆ© Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) - ReneĆ© will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - NBC's Today catches up with Ellie in the 9am hour.
  • Kenan Thompson (Kenan/Kenan & Kel) - Kenan talks about the People's Choice Awards on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Rev Run (All About the Washingtons) - Rev Run talks about Disney+'s The Hip Hop Nutcracker on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September-December)

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

09/06 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
09/20 - Kim's Convenience - The Complete Series
09/27 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Five / The Complete Season Six
10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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