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 / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Saturday, June 15

The Conners - "Trucking Live in Front of a Fully Vaccinated Studio Audience -- East Coast" (The CW, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners continue to deal with the pandemic while navigating breakups and newfound sobriety, all while planning an upcoming wedding.

The Conners - "Education, Corruption, and Damnation" (The CW, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Ben declines Darlene's proposal, she starts to ponder why she tends to be so negative in life, prompting her to start a journey of self-discovery, which leads to Pastor Phil.

The Conners - "Sober Sex, Plastic Silverware, and Losing My Religion" (The CW, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Part of Becky's recovery program mandates she make amends with people she has lied to over the years, leading her to meet up again with a former high school friend; Darlene visits with Pastor Phil; Louise continues planning her wedding.

The Conners - "The Wedding of Dan and Louise" (The CW, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
A weather report forecasting that a tornado is headed for Lanford creates chaos and surprises on Dan and Louise's wedding day.

Mind Your Business - "Stormed In-Laws" (Bounce TV, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Kimberly's parents do a pop-up visit, an unexpected storm traps everyone inside, resulting in Alfonso settling the score with his father-in-law. Howard Hewitt Guest Stars.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 10)

Friday, June 14

  • Jay Pharoah (White Famous/Champaign ILL) - Watch Jay on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Amy Poehler (Duncanville/Parks and Recreation) - Amy is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies) - Stephen appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) and Pete Holmes (How We Roll/Crashing) - Gillian and Pete are guests on a repeat of After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Watching Ellie/Seinfeld/Day by Day) - Julia talks about the movie Tuesday on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jason Canela (Palm Royale) - Jason talks about Apple TV+'s Palm Royale on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Liza Col√≥n-Zayas (The Bear) - Liza talks about FX's The Bear on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.


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06/11 - Welcome Back, Kotter - The Complete Series (2024 Release)

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