Thursday, November 09, 2006

'King of Queens' Returns for December on CBS; ABC and CBS Notes

Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller return with original episodes of The King of Queens in December on CBS.
CBS will broadcast back-to-back new episodes of The King of Queens on Wednesday, Dec. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET). New episodes of The King of Queens will also be broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 20 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesday Dec. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT). Seven more episodes of The King of Queens to be broadcast in 2007 will be announced at a later date.
The network also announced that it has devised a scheduling pattern to broadcast new drama Jericho in two distinct seasons. Jericho will conclude its "fall season" with a cliffhanger finale on Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and come back in February with all original episodes for the remainder of the season.
Jericho will return on February 14 with a recap special looking back at the first 11 episodes, followed by an original episode on February 21. The all-new episode on February 21 will provide a look into life in Jericho the day before the nuclear bombs exploded.
To sustain audience momentum and update potential new viewers, CBS will create an online destination for Jericho during the show's 10-week intermission. The site will include original content, interactive elements, recaps and sneak previews.
CBS will also continue to stream all episodes of Jericho broadcast to date on its broadband channel innertube. Currently, it is the network's most-streamed program on innertube.
Speaking of innertube, they will stream the four remaining episodes of the canceled new drama Smith. All 7 episodes will be available to view.

As for ABC, they have announced that starting November 30 on Thursdays at 10 p.m. will be now Men in Trees. This will be at least through the end of December. Likely the show will air for two original episodes during that time and then repeats. Six Degrees is scheduled to come back to the schedule in January, but I highly doubt it will take back its slot. We won't be seeing it until January because it has been pulled for tonight as the hostage episode of Desperate Housewives will encore tonight at 10. As for Fridays in December, look for movies, specials and repeats. The network television premiere of The Polar Express (December 1) will be among the things ABC has scheduled on Fridays. Also, new sitcom Big Day premieres November 28 at 9 p.m., but on December 12 ABC will air two episodes, at 8:30pm and 9pm. Don't know why yet, and 8pm is still TBD on that night. Click HERE to view more specials and movies that ABC has just scheduled for December.
Meanwhile, a former ABC star might be heading to CBS Soon. Kaley Cuoco, most recently of The WB's Charmed, but known most for her role as Bridget on the John Ritter ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, has been cast in a CBS sitcom pilot called The Big Bang Theory. The comedy, from Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, offers the Weird Science-esque premise of a pair of brilliant physicists (Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons) and the sexy young woman (Cuoco) who teaches them about real life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amanda Walsh was originally cast in the role, but CBS decided in May that the part should be recast. Cuoco auditioned the first time around, but was too young for the part and ended up in another comedy pilot, this one at ABC (called Separated at Worth, which didn't make the schedule). Of course, when the role was re-conceived at younger, Cuoco got the call. Let's hope the pilot makes it on the schedule next fall.

We shall be back with more news, as the day is still young.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 6

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 1)

Friday, June 5

  • Lisa Kudrow (Space Force/The Comeback/Web Therapy/Friends) - Watch Lisa on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Elijah Wood (Wilfred) - Elijah appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Yvonne Orji (Insecure) - Yvonne will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Ricky Gervais (After Life/The Office) - Ricky is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta will be on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Fraser (Meet the Frasers) - Matt appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Annie Murphy (Schitt's Creek) - Annie is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/CafĂ© Americain/Sydney/One Day at a Time) - Valerie makes spicy feta dip on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Joel McHale (Community/The Great Indoors) - Joel talks about Becky on People Now at 1pm.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor/The Odd Couple/Community) - Yvette talks about Crossing Swords and The Big Fib on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Josie Bissett (The Hogan Family) - Josie talks about Wedding March 5: My Boyfriend's Back on a repeat of Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin is a guest on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.


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04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
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05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
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06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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