Tuesday, December 05, 2006

ABC Announces Timeslots for New & Returning Sitcoms, 'Knights', ' Emergency', 'Jim' & 'George', 'Lost' Moves to 10PM; Minor i Network Update

ABC has announced some of its January plans today, mainly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They will debut two highly praised sitcoms The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency on Wednesday, January 3 airing from 9 to 10 p.m. I have seen the pilot for The Knights of Prosperity and it is VERY hilarious. They both will be replacing Day Break, which will probably be moved to 10 p.m. or even moved to Fridays, it is not certain just yet. ABC still has the five-part series Primetime: Basic Instincts scheduled on Jan. 3, its last episode, so it is more than likely Day Break will be on the move or even removed before its 13 episode run. ABC could opt to air repeats of Lost at 10 p.m. starting January 10, but what is for sure certain, when Lost returns with all-new episodes on February 7, it will be airing at 10 p.m., away from Fox's American Idol. This will help ABC's recent Wednesdays at 10 p.m. problem. Also on the move is new game show Show Me the Money. It will be moving to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. starting January 2. Airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. now will be returning sitcom According to Jim for a full-hour for three consecutive Wednesdays (Jan. 3-17), then starting January 24 it will air weekly at 8:30 p.m., with another veteran George Lopez, airing at 8 p.m. starting January 24.
ABC has not released yet on what they plan to do with other nights, such as Fridays. Tuesdays at 9 is also a question mark right now, as Big Day and Help Me Help You are scheduled, but the latter will be done with its episode order in early January. When that happens, I expect ABC to double-run Big Day until it finishes its 13 episodes. Still no word on time slots for The Nine and Six Degrees, both of which were promised to return at some point; I can see them airing on Fridays or Saturdays.
ABC will bring another installment of the popular Dancing with the Stars this March. Also on ABC mid-season is Notes from the Underbelly - a new sitcom that will likely be paired with the 90 minute Dancing with the Stars performance show; Traveler - a fast paced drama will air for eight weeks this March; and a few reality/game shows such as Just for Laughs & Set for Life.
Click here for the press release that ABC released today.

Meanwhile, the i Network has slated Christmas episodes of past shows Sue Thomas F.B.eye and Doc this Friday from 9-11pm. Growing Pains is still scheduled to run 9-10pm all this week, until Thursday. No idea yet if Charlie's Angels will return next week, or if they will continue Growing Pains. We should have an answer later this week and maybe the January line-up, too. So keep checking back.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Monday, May 25

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Bad Review" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Dave puts his professional conflict mediator skills to the test when he offers to help Calvin find out why his employees are quitting. Also, Marty devises an elaborate plan to help him earn a date with his new upstairs neighbor.

Bob Hearts Abishola - "Nigerians Don't Do Useless Things" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
While Bob waits for Abishola to make the next move, her Auntie Olu and Uncle Tunde make it hard for her by stalking him.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 25)

Monday, May 25

  • Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat/Victorious) - Watch Ariana on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) - Retta appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) - Rebel is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Rob Huebel (Medical Police/Transparent/Burning Love) - Rob will be on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael appears on a repeat of Conan at 11pm on TBS. He will also be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife) - Marcia talks about Barkskins on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am and on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David talks about The Wrong Missy on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Mark Consuelos (Alpha House/Hope & Faith) - Mark guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G./30 Rock/The Tracy Morgan Show), Ryan Gaul (The Last O.G.) and Dante Hoagland (The Last O.G.) - Tracy, Ryan and Dante are guests on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Ramy Youssef (Ramy) - Ramy talks about Ramy on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) - Jerry will be on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet/Everybody Hates Chris) - Terry talks about America's Got Talent on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.


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