Thursday, November 30, 2006

Major TV Land Schedule Overhaul Starting Monday; NBC Announces January Schedule and March Notices

TV Land has shaked up almost its entire schedule effective this Monday (December 4). The entire weekday mornings from 6am-2pm has been changed. 6-10am has time slot changes for Star Trek, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, while 10am-2pm has the mini-marathons gone replaced by sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver, I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch, Green Acres, All in the Family, and TV Land Originals Encores! TV Land Originals will join the line-up weekdays at 1:30pm and also Mondays at 10 p.m. has been added, in addition to its already scheduled Wednesdays at 10pm & 1am and Saturdays 10am-12pm. 2-5pm will remain the same. The early evening schedule from 5-8pm has been changed a bit, Green Acres is in, while All in the Family replaces Good Times and Little House moves up an hour to 7pm. The 8pm-6am line-up will be seven days a week and it also is a major overhaul. Basically, Good Times, Cosby Show, Three's Company are gone, as well as the 1am-4am marathons. Sanford & Son returns to primetime at 11 & 11:30 p.m., while Star Trek gets 9 pm and 12 midnight. The Jeffersons gets the 10 p.m. hour. And Andy moves and gets the 8 p.m. hour. As for weekends, not many changes, just 6-8am moves, MacGyver and Highway to Heaven switch days, and Bonanza and Gunsmoke air both days now in set slots, rather than one show each day. So, in essence, Good Times, Murphy Brown Cosby Show, Three's Company and Benson are gone. Though, they will air in the Merry-thon and/or Friday Night Christmas Episodes Marathons in December. If I were to guess, Good Times and Three's Company are on hiatus because of contract issues, while Murphy Brown, Cosby Show, Benson are probably a ratings issue or just not enough room for them. Cosby Show will still air on Nick@Nite (TBS, WGN, locals, too)...Murphy will also still be on Nick@Nite.
So, confused? Don't worry, we have mapped out the ENTIRE schedule for you. You can do so by clicking HERE!

NBC has announced some of its mid-season plans. Starting in January, they will have slight changes to Tuesdays and Wednesdays and they also announced its post-NFL Sunday line-up. Tuesdays from 8-9 p.m. will be Dateline NBC beginning December 26, replacing Friday Night Lights, which will move to Wednesdays at 8 p.m. starting January 10. Deal or No Deal replaces The Biggest Loser on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting January 3. The new post-NFL Sunday line-up is below:
Sundays
7-8 p.m. -- Dateline NBC (February 11)
8-9 p.m. -- Grease: You're the One That I Want (January 7; first two weeks will run from 8-9:30 p.m.)
9-10 p.m. -- The Apprentice (January 7; first two weeks will run from 9:30-11 p.m.)
10-11 p.m. -- Crossing Jordan (January 21)
This will be either a hit or miss for NBC, but ABC and CBS will likely beat it by a large margin.
And NBC has announced two March notices. The Black Donnellys, a new drama, will join the schedule in early March on Mondays at 10 p.m., replacing Studio 60. Studio 60 would have aired 18 episodes by then, leaving 4 unaired episodes for another time. Finally, the new drama Raines will join the line-up in mid-late March on Fridays at 9 p.m., replacing Las Vegas, which would have completed its season order by then. NBC still has not slotted new sitcoms The Singles Tables and Andy Barker, P.I. Both will likely join the Thursday line-up in March or so giving 30 Rock and another sitcom a rest for a few weeks.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, March 31

The Conners - "The Preemie Monologues" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people’s problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help.

Bless This Mess - "The Letter of the Law" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Rio is bummed she can’t afford to go to Iceland for her best friend’s wedding, so the nuptials are moved and brought to the farm. Meanwhile, Rio is forced to take on Deb’s mail route after she quits, and Mike and Jacob help Rudy get over Constance.

mixed-ish - "Let Your Hair Down" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After a teacher tells Rainbow to make sure her hair is “neat” for picture day, she becomes self-conscious and begins a complicated relationship with her hair. Meanwhile, Johan and Santamonica struggle with their own hair identity.

black-ish - "Hair Day" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bow takes Diane to get her hair done at the salon and wants to spend this time together as a bonding opportunity, but Diane isn’t having it. Diane is conflicted about relaxing her hair again and embarks on a hair journey with the help of Bow, Ruby and her hair stylist, Yaya (Jill Scott). Meanwhile, Dre and Junior compete to have the best barbecue.

Schitt's Creek - "Start Spreading the News" (Pop, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Moira receives some unexpected news, and David makes a tough decision about where he wants to live.

One Day at a Time - "Penny Pinching" (Pop, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After a disastrous evening, Penelope realizes she needs to change her relationship to money and do the unthinkable -- buy something new; Elena struggles to make it to an important e-sports match.

Miracle Workers: Dark Ages - "Dark Ages: Moving Out Part 2" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Al and Prince Chauncley face their biggest challenge yet.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of March 30)

Tuesday, March 31

  • Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Catch Demi on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC. She will also be on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Lowe (The Grinder/Parks and Recreation) - Rob appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace/The Millers/Sean Saves the World) - Sean is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) - Josh talks about Hunters on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Josh Gad (1600 Penn/Back to You) - Josh appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ron Livingston (Loudermilk) - Ron talks about A Million Little Things on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Matt Fraser (Meet the Frasers) - Matt is a guest on The Doctors, so check your local listings.


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01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
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01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
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01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
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01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
02/04 - Martin - The Complete Series
02/11 - Step by Step - The Complete Sixth Season (WBShop.com)
02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
02/25 - Better Things - The Complete Third Season
03/17 - Crashing - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
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