Sunday, February 11, 2007

TV Land Makes Changes to March Line-Up; 'Home Improvement' Season 6 DVD in May; Calling All 'Three's Company' Fans, Send Trivia to WGN Radio!

TV Land has made some changes to its March line-up. A few weeks back, we announced to you their March line-up, but now a few changes are being made to that. Don't fret, The Munsters & The Addams Family are still coming, but their times are a bit changed. They both were scheduled to start on March 1, but now that won't happen until March 4. The first changes to the new line-up will actually begin on Monday, Feb. 26 with a second M*A*S*H airing at approx. 12:35am (so back-to-back M*A*S*H that hour) and The Andy Griffith Show getting a second airing in the overnight hours at approx. 2:20am. Then more changes begin on March 3 for weekends. Leave it to Beaver will air weekends at 8:30 a.m., followed by The Munsters & The Addams Family in the 9 a.m. hour. Following that block will be a two-hour block of I Love Lucy. Yes, four episodes in a row twice a week, that is eight episodes a week...more than what TV Land originally planned (6 airings a week). Since Lucy will air in a block on weekends, they will remove it from the weekday morning line-up starting March 5. The new weekday line-up starts March 5, with back-to-back episodes of Leave it to Beaver at 10am, back-to-back The Munsters, at 11am, and one episode of The Addams Family at noon. There will be no other changes, but this means Green Acres will only be every morning at 5am now. TV Land has also altered the Three's Company mini-marathon encore. The encore was slated for 10am-1pm on Sunday, March 18, but now that will be 8-11pm...which is sure better. The premiere will still be Saturday, March 17 from 11pm-2am, but now a special two-hour block of M*A*S*H will air before that from 9-11pm. Three's Company is celebrating 30 years on television, as it premiered on ABC on March 15, 1977.
Click HERE to view the full list of changes in a list format, along with the full TV Land March highlights.

We have gotten word that Buena Vista Home Entertainment in association with Touchstone Television (or should we now say ABC Television Studio?) will release the 6th Season DVD of the Tim Allen sitcom Home Improvement on May 15. More power to us for telling you first! Still no date on the Scrubs Season 5 DVD we reported last week, but I expect it in May, too.

Finally, you think you know a lot of Three's Company trivia? Well, if you do get your questions ready and try to stump a huge fan at WGN Radio. His name is Andy Hermann and he is a huge fan. If you remember, this same show on WGN Radio brought us interviews with Chris Mann, Richard Kline and Priscilla Barnes. Not to mention the numerous segments on the Jack Tripper line, "Uno, dos, tres, catorce," which the U2 singer Bono has used in one of their songs. Has Bono paid tribute to Jack Tripper? Who knows. Anyway e-mail your questions to Nick at wgnnickd@aol.com, with the question and answer. He will not show the answers to Andy. Your questions will be heard live on the radio. This is a weekly segment every Sunday night at like 1:45am CT. If you can't stay up that late, you can listen to the archives of each segment here. I myself have submitted questions the last two weeks. Listen to those segments especially: Week 1 and Week 2. Both Sitcoms Online and Jack's Bistro (my site on the show), are mentioned! I will submit more questions for this week. So come up with some tough questions...but remember it has to deal with the show's plot, for example one of my questions was, What was the name of the plant that Larry told the trio was marijuana? The answer...False Aralia.


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Tuesday, December 7

Live in Front of a Studio Audience - The Facts of Life & Diff'rent Strokes

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes - (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In this one-night-only event, an all-star lineup of talent will tackle the roles first portrayed in the iconic television sitcom “The Facts of Life,” including Jennifer Aniston playing the role of Blair, Gabrielle Union taking on the role of Tootie, Allison Tolman who will play Natalie and Kathryn Hahn recreating the role of Jo. Previously announced “Diff’rent Strokes” cast member Ann Dowd is also set to appear as Mrs. Garrett in this recreation of “The Facts of Life.” The Sony Pictures Television special can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The live special event will feature reenactments of the hit series “The Facts of Life,” created by Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon, and “Diff’rent Strokes,” created by Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris, and will reunite executive producers Norman Lear, Jimmy Kimmel, Brent Miller, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, Justin Theroux and Jim Burrows. Previously announced cast members taking on the famed “Diff’rent Strokes” roles include John Lithgow, who will play Mr. Drummond; Kevin Hart, assuming the role of Arnold; and Damon Wayans and Ann Dowd, who will play Willis and Mrs. Garrett in “Diff’rent Strokes.”

Abbott Elementary - "Pilot" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passionate teachers — and a slightly tone-deaf principal — are brought together in a Philadelphia public school where, despite the odds stacked against them, they are determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these incredible educators may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children.

The Last O.G. - "Know Thyself" (TBS, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Amira attends college presentations, and her quick decision surprises Tray, who then works to guide Amira toward a better understanding of her identity; while cleaning out Roberta's storage unit, Shahzad makes a discovery about her past.

Tyler Perry's House of Payne - "Wondering Prince" (BET, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lisa helps Miranda set up her online dating proļ¬le.

Tyler Perry's Assisted Living - "What the Wellness" (BET, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Mr. Brown vows that he's finished eating meat until he's left alone with a lot of soul food.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 6)

Tuesday, December 7

  • Brandy (Zoe Ever After/The Game/Moesha/Thea) - Catch Brandy on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • J. B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Mapleworth Murders/Bent/'Til Death) - J. B. guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Kristin Davis (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) and Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Kristin and Cynthia are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. Kristin also talks about And Just Like That... on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am and on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chris Kattan (The Middle) - Chris will be on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jane Levy (Suburgatory) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sterling K. Brown (Starved) - Sterling is a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Harlem/Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi talks about her new holiday collection on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October-December)

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)

10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - The Honeymooners Specials - A Christmas Carol
11/02 - Mom - The Eighth and Final Season
11/02 - Punky Brewster - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
11/02 - Sex and the City - The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)
11/09 - Saved by the Bell (2020) - Season One
11/09 - Younger - The Complete Series
11/16 - Kevin Can F*** Himself - Season 1 (Blu-ray)
11/23 - Dead Pixels - Seasons One and Two
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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