Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 37: WGA's Strike; ABC Benches Big Shots in December; TV Land Reminds Us of the Merrython

Today is day 37 of the strike. The AMPTP sent a memo out late last night "setting the record straight." Click HERE to view that and to see what the facts are according to them. We'll keep you in the loop if we hear anything more. It looks very bad right now.

ABC is pulling Big Shots from the schedule for at least the rest of this month. Two new episodes were scheduled on Dec. 13 and 20, while an encore of the pilot was scheduled for Dec. 27. Instead, Private Practice is scheduled to air repeat telecasts on Thursdays, December 13, 20 and 27, 2007 at 10:02 PM ET/PT. Private Practice is also scheduled to air in its regular Wednesday, 9:00 PM ET/PT slot.
ABC might be saving episodes of Big Shots for later in the year due to the strike. So we might not have seen the last of it! 5 episodes remain in the can.
In other ABC schedule news, the premiere of game show Duel next Monday will be 90 minutes now from 8:00-9:30pm, thus a new episode of Samantha Who? will now be saved. At least 3 episodes will remain to air in the new year of the hit sitcom.
Still no news on ABC's strike schedule. I expect it to be announced as early as tomorrow...so stay tuned! Everyone is getting anxious!

Jingle Bells ring when TV Land rolls out a collection of classic Christmas episodes during TV Land's 8th Annual Merry-thon. The twenty-four hour celebration begins Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25 from 5:00pm - 5:00pm (ET/PT): features some of America's favorite television families including -- The Ingalls, The Jeffersons, The Bunkers, The Bradys, and more. Tune in as the Ingalls recall their fondest memories of Christmases past, Louise help George find the father he never knew, Cindy ask Santa for help and Edith and Archie feast on a holiday dinner. Click HERE for the full line-up!


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Saturday, April 13

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of April 8)

Friday, April 12

  • Dax Shepherd (Bless This Mess) - Watch Dax on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Broad City/Baby Boom) - Susie appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William is a guest on Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm on HBO.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer is telling Drew about the show hitting a milestone 1,000th episode on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dennis Quaid (Merry Happy Whatever), Cheech Marin (Rob/The Golden Palace) and Jay Hernandez (Hang Time) - Dennis, Cheech and Jay talk about The Long Game on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sherri Shepherd (Mr. Iglesias/Trial & Error/Sherri/Less Than Perfect/Suddenly Susan) - Sherri is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Jaime Camil (Schmigadoon!/Broke) - Jaime talks about NBC's Lopez vs Lopez on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.


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12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
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12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/15 - Letterkenny - Season 11
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12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
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03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)

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