Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hallmark Channel's New Slogan; NBC Renews Las Vegas For Next Season, Adds News Shows to NBC.com

On Thursday, Hallmark Channel will introduce a new on-air look and campaign with the new tagline, Make Yourself at Home, reinforcing the networks reputation as a destination for quality, family-friendly programming where viewers can get comfortable and tune-in for great stories.
The new on-air campaign will be seen in every daypart and will include new music, new graphics, new colors, and, of note, creative and engaging uses of the letter H that capture happy, humorous and touching moments of family life, at home both in celebration and in everyday activities.
This marks the first time since its launch in 2001 that the channel has done an extensive revamping of its on-air image and its consumer website, www.hallmarkchannel.com. Elements including design, editing, production, graphics and even new music were created and produced by the networks in-house Creative Services Department in coordination with Spark Inc.
Let's hope they can get some new shows in there now. Maybe some sitcoms?

NBC has renewed its veteran drama series Las Vegas (which currently airs Fridays, 9-10 p.m. ET) for a fifth season through 2007-08. This marks the fifth NBC series that has gotten an early renewal for next season, joining My Name is Earl, The Office, Law & Order: SVU, and new drama Heroes.
Meanwhile, NBC.com today announced plans to stream NBC's new upcoming mid-season primetime series -- The Black Donnellys, Andy Barker, P.I. and Raines, if you miss them on TV. In addition, in an innovative promotion, NBC.com will be streaming all produced episodes of Andy Barker as well as the Raines pilot before their broadcast dates. Andy Barker, P.I. starring Andy Richter, will debut on Thursday, March 15 from 9:30-10 p.m. ET. Raines will debut on Thursday, March 15 from 10-11 p.m. ET followed by a second episode on March 22 before the series settles in its regular day and time on Friday, March 30 from 9-10 p.m. ET.
The site also will have bonus episodes of The Black Donnellys and Andy Barker which will be Web-exclusives. The primetime drama series Medium and the game show Identity will also begin streaming in March.
Additionally, this spring, NBC.com will offer viewers a chance to catch up on the full season of both Heroes and Friday Night Lights by streaming all episodes, beginning with the pilots of each program.
With the addition of these new shows (The Black Donnellys, Andy Barker, Raines, Identity, Medium), NBC.com will offer full episode streaming of 13 primetime and daytime series.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, December 4

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 29)

Friday, December 3

  • Bill Burr (F Is for Family/Townies) - Watch Bill on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Dwayne Johnson (Young Rock) - Dwayne appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Maya Erskine (PEN15/Casual/Betas) and Anna Konkle (PEN15) - Maya and Anna are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest co-hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Holly Robinson Peete (Hangin' with Mr. Cooper/For Your Love/Love, Inc.) - Holly is a guest on The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Son of Zorn/Suburgatory) - Cheryl will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Kal Penn (Sunnyside/Deadbeat/We Are Men) - Kal appears on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings. He talks about Comedy Central's Hot Mess Holiday on Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Michel Urie (Younger/Partners) - Michael is a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • J. K. Simmons (Growing Up Fisher/Family Tools) - J. K. talks about Being the Ricardos on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family/Ed) - Julie talks about Mixtape on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Mom - The Eighth and Final Season Punky Brewster (1984-88) - The Complete Series (2021 Release) I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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11/30 - I Dream of Jeannie - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (2021 Release) (Blu-ray)
12/07 - The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/07 - Rick & Morty - Season 5 (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook)
12/14 - The Abbott and Costello Show - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
12/14 - Letterkenny - Season 9
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