Friday, December 15, 2006

i Network January Programming; In2TV's Christmas Episodes Channel; ABC Dumps 'Money', 'Day Break'

The i Network has announced its January programming. There still is not any time slot additions really. Though, Saturdays will now start at 7 p.m. rather than 8 p.m. Sun-Fri will start at 6 p.m., like usual. Growing Pains which got a few weeks at 9 p.m. has now regularly taken over the 7 p.m. hour until further notice, so Amen is out of the picture right now and there is no word when it will return. Diagnosis Murder and Charlie's Angels will continue to air 9-11pm in January. On Fridays, i will remove the 6-8pm block of Monkees, Partridge Family and Welcome Back Kotter for ION Health Episodes and Growing Pains. No word on when those sitcoms will return. Saturdays will be two movies now from 7-11pm, as the ION Health Episodes have shifted to Fridays. Sundays will also get a makeover with Bonanza and Kung Fu returning and airing 6-8pm, replacing Mama's Family and the start of the 7pm movie. The movie now starts at 8pm and runs until 10pm leading into Kojak, which joins the line-up. Now, when the 8pm movie runs over 2 hours, Adam-12 will air at 10:30pm. In January that is only the case once (Jan. 7).
Remember i Network makes a lot of changes, so this is all subject to change. So, when they do make changes, we will of course let you know first. Anyway, for full details on the i Network January line-up, click HERE.

The online service In2TV, which features classic TV episodes, is going to bring us an all-new channel for the holidays! In2TV presents the 12 Days of Christmas with great cartoon specials from classic characters like Bugs Bunny, Flintstones and Yogi Bear. Movies that will warm the heart including The Gathering, Miracle in the Wilderness and A Christmas Without Snow. And it wouldn't be Christmas without your favorite In2TV sitcoms Alice, Welcome Back, Kotter and Perfect Strangers.
In2TV has created a whole channel just for the Christmas Episodes, Specials and Movies. They are broken down into sections:
Bugs Bunny, Flintstones: Features Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales, A Flintstone Christmas Carol, A Flintstone Christmas.
Smurfs, Yogu Bear, Casper & More: Features The Smurfs Christmas, 'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy, Yogi's All-Star Comedy Christmas, Yogi's First Christmas, The Town That Santa Forgot, A Christmas Without Snow, Casper's First Christmas, Christmas Comes to Pac-Land, Cabbage Patch Kids' Christmas.
Mary-Kate & Ashley: Features The Case of the Christmas Caper, Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party.
More Holiday Films: Features A Christmas Story animated, A Christmas Without Snow, Miracle in the Wilderness, Smudge, The Gathering, The Gathering Part 2, The Little Troll Prince.
Holiday Episodes of Your Favorite In2TV Shows: Features holiday episodes of:
Alice: "A Semi-Merry Christmas," "Mel's Christmas Carol," "'Tis the Season to Be Jealous"
Batman the Animated Series: "Christmas with the Joker"
Eight is Enough: "Yes Nicholas, There Is a Santa Claus" Parts 1 and 2
The F.B.I.: "Dark Christmas"
Gilligan's Island: "Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Swim"
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper: "Christmas"
Joey: "Joey and the Plot Twist"
Kirk: "The Christmas Show"
Perfect Strangers: "A Christmas Story"
Scarecrow & Mrs. King: "Santa's Got a Brand New Bag"
Scarecrow & Mrs. King: "The Long Christmas Eve"
Welcome Back, Kotter: "A Sweathog Christmas Special" and "A Winter's Coat Tail"

BREAKING NEWS: ABC has pulled Show Me the Money and Day Break from the line-up effective next Wednesday. Both shows will be replaced by holiday episode encores of George Lopez and According to Jim this Wednesday. Dec. 27 will have a George Lopez marathon before ABC's new Wednesday comedy line-up launches Jan. 3 of all-new episodes of According to Jim, Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency. That night of comedy will encore on Friday, Jan. 5, too.
Show Me the Money was scheduled to move to Tuesday starting Jan. 2, but that will not be the case anymore and ABC has temporary slotted encores of America's Funniest Home Video for Tuesdays at 8. ABC is working on bringing in Oprah Winfrey's show The Big Give by as early as February. 8 episodes have been ordered, and as of now Tuesdays at 8 looks good.
While with repeats of signature ABC shows and bad numbers for shows like Help Me Help You, Day Break and Show Me the Money, ABC has had a December not to remember. The Tuesday holiday specials and holiday movies have been a bright spot though, and ABC will do well this Sunday with the network premiere of The Santa Clause 2. It will look much better in January when the signature shows return with new episodes and especially after February when mega hits like Dancing with the Stars and Lost return from hiatus. ABC still has a great chance of winning the season in adults 18-49, despite this bump. Root for and watch the new sitcoms (and Jim and George)! We need some new sitcom hits!
For the complete last minute changes ABC made, which make us happy because we see more sitcoms, click HERE.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 13

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-June)

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
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06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
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06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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