Thursday, October 19, 2006

'Benson' Fans Be Happy This Friday; News On 'The Game', 'Reba', 'Boston Legal' & 'King of the Hill'

TV Land has changed its schedule for this Friday and Saturday just a bit. The Tom Cruise movie Top Gun will still air at 10pm, but the immediate encore following that has been moved to Saturday at 11:30 a.m., so TV Land has re-added Benson for this Friday night after Top Gun. 6 episodes will air until 4 a.m. This is just for this Friday. Benson will return to the mini-marathon late night line-up on December 15 when the Friday movies are over. Until then you can catch Benson Tuesdays 12 noon to 2 p.m. and late nights on Fridays at 3:30 a.m.

The CW has picked-up the new sitcom The Game for a full season. Meaning, 22 episodes will at least be produced. The Game is a spin-off of Girlfriends and airs Mondays at 9:30 p.m. In other CW news, they have axed new drama Runaway after just a few airings. The CW is expected to bring back veteran sitcom Reba shortly. It will join 7th Heaven and the encore of America's Next Top Model on Sundays. We will let you know as soon as they announce it.
ABC has scheduled a special November sweeps 2-part episode of the well written comedy-drama Boston Legal. It is so good that ABC has scheduled part one on Sunday, November 26 at 10:01 p.m. following Desperate Housewives! Part two will air in its regular Tuesday at 10 p.m. slot on November 28. Click HERE for details.
NBC meanwhile has quietly placed a new episode of struggling new drama Friday Night Lights on Monday, October 30 at 10 p.m. replacing another struggling new drama Studio 60, which was scheduled to have its pilot encored that night anyway. Friday Night Lights will just be a one time only airing on Monday at 10. The episode that will air that night will be repeated the next night on its regular night and time (Tuesdays at 8).
Finally, Hank Hill and the gang return for some beer-drinking, barbecuing and Texas-sized laughs for the 11th season of King of the Hill, premiering Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 7:30 p.m ET/PT on FOX. In the season premiere episode, Bobby's pet snake slithers down the toilet and Hank turns to Animal Control for help. Unfortunately, the Animal Control team takes advantage of the situation and creates a snake-in-the-city frenzy, putting Arlen in a state of panic. With the control team hissing, it's up to Dale to eliminate Arlen's reptile problem and help Animal Control rediscover their love for their jobs.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Wednesday, July 17

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 15)

Wednesday, July 17

  • Anthony Anderson (black-ish/Guys with Kids/All About the Andersons) - Anthony guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Howie Mandel (Good Grief) - Watch Howie on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Tracy appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Glen Powell (Scream Queens) - Glen is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about Twisters on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am and in the 10am hour.
  • Michael Cera (Life & Beth/Arrested Development/I Was a Sixth Grade Alien) - Michael stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian is a guest on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • John Stamos (UnPrisoned/Fuller House/Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House/You, Again?) - NBC's Today catches up with John in the 9am hour. He also talks about UnPrisoned on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Annie Potts (Young Sheldon/Over the Top/Love & War/Designing Women/Goodtime Girls) and Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon) - Annie and Zoe talk about Young Sheldon on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Awkwafina (Awkafina Is Nora from Queens) - Awkwafina and Drew are playing a round of "Who Knew Don't Spew" answering trivia questions correctly to avoid eating their least favorite foods on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jake Lacy (High Fidelity/The Office/Better with You) - NBC's Today catches up with Jake in the 9am hour. He tells Drew about one his weirdest early gigs, auditioning for The Office and playing a villain on The White Lotus on a repeat of The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever) and Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years/Sullivan & Son) - Dennis and Dan talk about Reagan on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Alicia Silverstone (American Woman) - Alicia talks about her new sustainable "Recommerce Day" initiative with eBay on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Chloe Coleman (Upload) - Chloe is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:15am.


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