Thursday, December 14, 2006

TV Land January Sees 'M*A*S*H'; ABC Pulls Danson's 'Help Me Help You'; 'Golden Globes Nominees

As promised today we will give you details on TV Land January! January is only 3 weeks away and TV Land has finally released programming details for that month. Yesterday we gave you details on TV Land not overseeing Nick@Nite anymore (Nickelodeon will program the block now), so now their full attention is on TV Land. First let me say, the off-the-clock scheduling from about 9pm-4am or so will continue. It gets really off the clock from like 12:30am-4am.
TV Land kicks off 2007 in a "MAJOR" way when M*A*S*H -- one of the most successful shows ever seen on television -- debuts on the network with the week-long "Major Major M*A*S*H Marathon." Beginning Monday, January 1 through Sunday, January 7, viewers can ring in the new year with the gang from the 4077th as TV Land airs the following in prime time and over night (8pm-8am): all the major episodes from the series; the original major motion picture of the same name; the 20th and 30th major reunion specials and the major landmark series finale. Throughout each day, TV Land will showcase iconic M*A*S*H performers in guest appearances on other TV Land shows such as Gunsmoke, The Jeffersons, Good Times and The Andy Griffith Show, as well as M*A*S*H episodes in prime time featuring famous guest stars such as John Ritter, Laurence Fishburne and Blythe Danner.
M*A*S*H will air in its regularly scheduled time-slot of every night at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesday & Thursday-Sunday at 10 p.m. (all times ET/PT) beginning Monday, January 8.
Other TV Land schedule changes include the return of Miami Vice and Benson, both will essentially replace Happy Days and MacGyver, both of which have expired. As we mentioned, M*A*S*H will air 10 & 10:30 p.m. (when originals air at 10 p.m., it will be 10:30 p.m. & 11 p.m). The Jeffersons move on up to 11 and 11:30 p.m. In the crazy over night slots, M*A*S*H will air at 1:10am and 1:45am replacing Andy Griffith's over night slots, which slide on over to 2:20am and 2:55am, replacing The Jeffersons' over night slots. Sanford & Son is only going to be on at 3:30 a.m. now. There are no other schedule changes, but there are a few more highlights. TV Land will premiere an all-new original series airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. starting Jan. 10 called Myths & Legends. Mikey from the Life cereal commercials overdosed on Pop Rocks and soda, causing an explosion in his belly! Paul McCartney is dead! Julia Child dropped a chicken while taping her show, picked it up and continued to dress it, saying, "Remember, you're alone in the kitchen." Did any of this really happen? Myths and Legends sets the record straight about some of the most confused and confounding moments in entertainment history. Finally, TV Land will have a special Cosby Show stunt on Saturday, January 20 from 11 p.m. to 2:10 a.m. and it will encore on Sunday, January 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. ET/PT.
For COMPLETE January details, with highlights and the list of schedule changes, I urge you to click HERE.

ABC has pulled the Ted Danson sitcom Help Me Help You from its schedule effective next week. The sitcom had decent numbers following Dancing with the Stars in October and November on Tuesdays at 9:30pm, but since that show concluded, the sitcom has seen a big drop in the ratings, with its lowest ratings yet this past Tuesday. ABC has said they will bring the show back later in the season. The show has 13 episodes produced and only four episodes remain to air. ABC will replace the show with another episode of sitcom Big Day, which will now air back-to-back new episodes in the 9 p.m. hour, so that show could end much quicker (it should end after Jan. 16 now). ABC has two more sitcoms premiering on Jan. 3 and both of them are laugh out loud funny so let's hope they can succeed because we certainly are in a sitcom drought lately, especially this season. It is sad when the under-performing The Class is the highest rated of the new bunch. So, root for and watch Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency coming Jan. 3 to ABC!

The 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards nominees have been announced! ABC leads the broadcast nominees with 11, followed by NBC with 9, Fox with 3 and CBS with just 1. The telecast airs Monday, Jan. 15 on NBC. Here are the comedy nominees:

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
ENTOURAGE (HBO)
THE OFFICE (NBC)
UGLY BETTY (ABC)
WEEDS (SHOWTIME)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
MARCIA CROSS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
AMERICA FERRERA, UGLY BETTY (ABC)
FELICITY HUFFMAN, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (CBS)
MARY-LOUISE PARKER, WEEDS (SHOWTIME)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK (NBC)
ZACH BRAFF, SCRUBS (NBC)
STEVE CARRELL, THE OFFICE (NBC)
JASON LEE, MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
TONY SHALHOUB, MONK (USA NETWORK)

For the FULL list of television nominees, which include Lost, House, and Grey's Anatomy battling for Best TV Drama, click HERE.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 15

Side Hustle - "Bot Club" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lex, Presley and Munchy discover that Fisher is a big-time player in the underground robot fight club scene in Altoonisburg; having not lost a robot fight yet, the kids decide to bet their KidDING money on a Fisher win.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Friday, May 14

  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Big Mouth) - Watch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Billy and Tiffany are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise discusses the movie The Treasure of Pirates Cove and the show The Bold and The Beautiful on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh of Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis and Rachael share the work they did together on International Firefighters' Day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jean Smart (Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/The In-Laws/Designing Women) - Jean talks about HBO Max's Hacks on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
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
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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