Monday, January 07, 2008

Day 64: WGA's Strike; The CW Strike Schedule; RTN Comes to Birmingham

It is day 64 of the strike. We have a couple of scheduling news that are being taken place because of this strike. First up, Dexter, the critically acclaimed drama series about a serial killer, which recently completed its second season on premium cable network SHOWTIME, makes an unprecedented appearance on network television when it premieres Sunday, Feb. 17 at 10:00PM, ET/PT CBS.
Dexter's move to CBS marks the first time a full season of a premium cable drama series will make the transition to network television. Dexter's 12-episode first season will be edited for network television and will be broadcast on 12 consecutive Sundays.

The CW Network announced its new midseason schedule (AKA strike schedule), featuring the return of several reality hits and giving current shows exposure on new nights and in new time periods. Among the changes include moving the Monday night sitcom block to Sunday nights. New seasons of America's Next Top Model, Beauty & the Geek, and Pussycat Dolls Present. Here is their revised line-up:

Monday
8:00 p.m. Gossip Girl (Beginning January 28)
9:00 p.m. Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (Beginning February 18)

Tuesday
8:00 p.m. Reaper (Beginning January 15)
8:00 p.m. Beauty and the Geek (Beginning March 11)
9:00 p.m. One Tree Hill

Wednesday (Beginning February 20)
8:00 p.m. America's Next Top Model
9:00 p.m. Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious Encore

Thursday
8:00 p.m. Smallville
9:00 p.m. Reaper (Beginning February 28)

Sunday (Beginning February 10)
7:00 p.m. CW Now
7:30 p.m. Everybody Hates Chris Encores
8:00 p.m. Everybody Hates Chris
8:30 p.m. Aliens in America
9:00 p.m. Girlfriends
9:30 p.m. The Game

Retro Television Network announced today that it will partner with Media General to launch RTN programming in Birmingham, AL on a digital stream of WVTM NBC 13. The new affiliate, which is the 6th Media General station to sign with RTN, will launch in the first quarter of this year.
RTN's 'Primetime All The Time' line-up is going to be on the air soon in the Birmingham market with continuous hits throughout the day, including Love, American Style, Get Smart and Happy Days. Viewers in Birmingham can also watch iconic stars Michael Douglas in Streets of San Francisco, Telly Savalas in Kojak, Jack Lord in Hawaii 5-0 and Raymond Burr in both Perry Mason and Ironside.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, June 13

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (February-June)

Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series 'Til Death - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Series Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series

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
06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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