Monday, November 13, 2006

i Network December Brings Holiday Episodes of Various Series, 'Growing Pains' Delayed to January; TV Land Presents Originals for 2007

The i network has announced its December line-up and it will be loaded with classic holiday episodes from the Universal, Sony, and Warner libraries! The network also announced that '80s sitcom Growing Pains, which was scheduled to air as a regular weeknights from 8-9pm starting November 27 has been delayed until January. However, Growing Pains will still have a Thanksgiving weekend marathon Nov. 25 and 26. So, the regular lineup will remain the same as it is now in December.
i Network celebrates Christmas almost everyday in December with various holiday episodes and movies. The week of December 4-7 at 6:30 p.m. will see holiday episodes of '60s sitcoms Green Acres, Hazel, The Flying Nun, and McHale's Navy. December 8 will see Christmas episodes of regular time period shows The Monkees and The Partridge Family from 6-7p.m. On Saturday, December 9, following a special airing of Feed the Children and i Health Presents, i will go crime & mystery with classic Christmas episodes of half shows Adam-12, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Dragnet from 9:30-11 p.m. The week of Dec. 11-14 is Amen Christmas episodes week at 7:30 p.m., with a special two-part Christmas episode on Dec. 14 from 7-8 p.m. December 15 will see two Christmas episodes from those Sweathogs on Welcome Back, Kotter from 7-8pm. The week of December 18 sees three shows from the past return for one time holiday showings: Doc (Dec. 18 at 9pm), Bonanza (Dec. 20 at 8pm), and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye (Dec. 21 at 9pm). That's not all that week, though! Mama's Family gets two Christmas episodes on Dec. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., '80s sitcom Kate & Allie gets a Christmas airing at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 and the veteran Diagnosis Murder gets a showing on Dec. 22 at 10 p.m. Finally, another Adam-12 Christmas episode will air December 23 at 10:30 p.m. Some of these episodes will repeat, like Mama's Family and Kate & Allie, so I suggest you click HERE to view the ENTIRE holiday programming guide for the i Network, which includes holiday movies!
We will be back in the coming weeks for more on the i Network of course, including the date and time of the premiere of Growing Pains. Will the hours be expanded come January? Will we see more new shows join the schedule with Growing Pains? Only time will tell...so come on back!

TV Land unveiled a new slate of pilots, recurring series and specials as part of its 2006-2007 original programming roll-out. The aggressive slate of originals is designed to complement TV Land's classic television offerings while underscoring the network's commitment to deepen its connection to its Baby Boomer audience, the first generation of Americans to grow up watching television. The new slate features several notable projects and recurring series including Family Foreman, a reality show focused on the frenetic and incredible life of former heavyweight boxing champion/multi-million dollar pitchman George Foreman and his ten children; The Big 4-0, a look at the emotional and sometimes over-the-top festivities planned for and by Boomers who hit the proverbial age milestone; and the second season of Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg where comedy legends Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano and other comic icons spin hilarious tales of their lives both on the stage and off.
Shows and specials premiering from now until 2007: 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases, TV Land Myths & Legends, Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg Season 2, TV Land Confidential Season 2, Back to the Grind, In Celebrity Love Cruise, and High School Reunion. All those will for sure air, the following are pilot projects that are in the works and could air or could not: Meet Your Match, Family Foreman, The Big 4-0, and The Story Of ... For complete details on all of these click HERE.


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Wednesday, April 24

The Conners - "Manifesting, Marriage Testing and Cheeseballs" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Conners relish national cheeseball day as a family. Meanwhile, Harris falls behind in her work duties at the Lunch Box, and Darlene and Ben must figure out how to spend time together despite their two separate schedules.

Not Dead Yet - "Not the End Yet" / "Not a Ghost Yet" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Nell finds out that Duncan is selling the SoCal Independent, so she takes matters into her own hands to save her job when Lexi seems unwilling to help. Then, Nell navigates an unexpected incident that leaves the sale of the newspaper on hold.

Animal Control - "Skunks and Swans" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Frank and Shred take on an aggressive swan; Shred has a meet-cute with a mysterious woman; Emily makes a mistake that results in Victoria having very little time to prepare for her big exam; Patel gets his father to help Victoria cram for the test.

Family Guy - "A Stache From the Past" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Peter loses the Griffins' home in a reverse mortgage, he and Mayor West travel to confront the man advertising the scheme, Tom Selleck; Stewie and Brian open a booth at the flea market, leading to a rivalry with Bruce.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 22)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Watch Carol on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nicole Richie (Great News) - Nicole is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Final Space) - Fred sits in with The 8G Band on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lisa Ann Walter (Abbott Elementary/Emeril) and Michaela Watkins (Dinner with the Parents/Search Party/The Unicorn/Casual/Trophy Wife) - Lisa and Michaela are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • John Early (Search Party) - John appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse is a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 10:15pm on Bravo.
  • Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - E! News has an interview with Tiffany at 11pm on E!.
  • Ronny Chieng (Young Rock/Ronny Chieng: International Student) - Ronny guest co-hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew will be on CBS Mornings some time between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry talks about Unfrosted on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am and on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Mayan Lopez (Lopez vs Lopez) - Mayan talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Carrie Preston (Crowded/Happyish/Emeril) - Carrie, a fan-favorite on The Good Wife, tells Sherri about her new show Elsbeth on Sheri, so check your local listings.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry has a cooking demo on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

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