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, September 20

Last Man Standing - "Girls Rock" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Vanessa each try to influence Jen's career path; Kristin uses her pregnancy to her advantage with Outdoor Man customers.

Duncanville - "Judge Annie" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When their local swimming pool is overcrowded due to a heat wave, Annie and Jack share their old swimming spot with the kids; Annie gets her own public access court show.

The Simpsons - "The Fat Blue Line" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
During the San Castellanta street festival, much of the town finds their wallets have been pickpocketed; after the state investigator puts the wrong man in jail, Chief Wiggum sets out to catch the real criminal and show he's still up for police work.

Bless the Harts - "Can't Get There From Here" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When money gets tight, Jenny takes on an undesirable second job to help fund Violet's art school tuition; Wayne comes up with an entirely different plan to make money.

Bob's Burgers - "Just the Trip" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The family takes an unexpected road trip with Nat the limo driver.

Family Guy - "Coma Guy" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
With a newfound love for rocking out to Van Halen, Peter has a car accident and falls into a coma.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 14)

Sunday, September 20

  • Michael Rapaport (Atypical/The War at Home) - Catch Michael on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August/September)

Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven Will & Grace - The Revival -Season Three - The Farewell Season Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season

06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
07/21 - The Thundermans - Season 1 / Season 2 / Season 3 / Season 4
07/21 - The Unicorn - Season One
07/28 - The Thundermans - Season 1-4 Bundle
08/04 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Eighth Season
08/04 - The Neighborhood - Season One
08/11 - Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens - Season 1
08/11 - Final Space - The First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray)
09/01 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
09/29 - The Bob Newhart Show - The Complete Series (2020 Release)

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