Friday, January 25, 2008

Day 82: WGA's Strike; TNT Acquires Bones Reruns; Barry Williams' Blog Launches

It is day 82 of the strike. Leading independent filmed entertainment studio Lionsgate is the latest company to sign an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America. The company is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content.
The agreement is similar to the deals the WGA has recently announced with United Artists, Worldwide Pants, Spyglass Entertainment, MRC, Jackson Bites, Mandate Films, and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Lionsgate produces various TV shows that include Weeds (Showtime, fourth season), Mad Men (AMC, second season), and Fear Itself (NBC, debut season). So it seems Weeds and Mad Men at least will go back into production! Fear Itself is a scripted horror series coming to NBC this summer.
Also, Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc., and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced that they have reached an interim comprehensive agreement that will put writers immediately back to work on the Marvel Studios development slate.
Meanwhile, ABC just announced the Feb. 11 airing of Dance War will also be 90-minutes. So it does seem the number one new sitcom Samantha Who? starring the sexy Christina Applegate, won't return until Dancing with the Stars returns, which is March 17...but remember the first two weeks or so the show is two-hours. The sitcom has three episodes left, and if the strike ends soon, we could get more and all in a row from this plan...so it could be good! The Dance War finale is Feb. 18 and will likely be two-hours. Then ABC has the world premiere event of A Raisin in the Sun on Feb. 25 and a two-hour special on The Royal Family on March 3. No idea yet what March 10 has in store, but Dancing with the Stars returns March 17. So, if I were to GUESS when Samantha Who will return, I'd guess March 31 at 9:30pm. Stupid strike.

TNT has acquired the exclusive cable rights to the hit drama series Bones. TNT will start airing the show this Tuesday (Jan. 29), airing it each Tuesday at 10pm. TNT will get five-days-a-week play starting in Fall 2009.
Bones stars Emily Deschanel as the forensic expert and David Boreanaz as an FBI agent. The self-contained episodes frequently play on the sexual tension between the two. The show is a modest hit on Fox. Boreanaz's other series, Angel airs weekday mornings on TNT.

Remember when Barry Williams' staff were looking for blog writers for Barry's blog? Well now the site has launched! And of our buddies is writing for Barry! Eric of JustMyShow.com! Eric tells us the coolest thing about the site is probably the interactive nature of it. There's lots of opportunity to leave comments (which Barry has been responding too), share photos and join The Greg Brady Project Community (which is what the blog is called). The community is set up through MyLifeBrand, which is a cool site that helps you bring all your social/business networking together in one place.
He also says, of course the blog is the main element of the site. Barry's been writing there with more and more frequency. There's definitely plenty on there to keep Brady Bunch fans happy, but Barry is trying to keep it contemporary as well. The site also has lots of photos, video and an online store.
I believe one of our other good friends, Wendy of Brady World, is also a part of this, so it must be good as she is a die-hard fan of the show. To view this interesting blog, click HERE!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, May 21

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 20)

Tuesday, May 21

  • Pamela Adlon (Better Things/King of the Hill/The Facts of Life) - Catch Pamela on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Rose Byrne (Physical) - Rose is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jim Rash (Community/Help Me Help You/Thanks/Kate Joplin) and Nat Faxon (Loot/HouseBroken/Disenchantment) - Jim and Nat are guests on After Midnight at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez (South Central) - E! News has an interview with Jennifer at 11pm on E!.
  • Michelle Buteau (Survival of the Thickest/Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle appears on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen at 3:30am on Bravo.
  • Ted Danson (Mr. Mayor/The Good Place/Bored to Death/Help Me Help You/Becker/Ink/Cheers) - Ted is joining Drew and they're chatting about working together on a film in Alaska, his new podcast with Woody Harrelson and celebrating his twenty-ninth wedding anniversary on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Drew is surprised by special guest Chelsea Handler who's joining her and Ross Mathews to cover topics at the news desk like the viral conversation over adults sleeping with stuffed animals on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Dylan McDermott (LA to Vegas) - Dylan is a guest on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Hannah Einbinder (Hacks) - Hannah can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • Jameela Jamil (Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin/The Good Place) - Jameela appears on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.
  • The Cast of Good Times - Iconic 70s sitcom Good Times turns 50 and cast members Jimmie Walker, Bern Nadette Stanis, and Ralph Carter are back together on Sherri, so check your local listings.


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03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
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