Monday, January 28, 2008

Day 85: WGA's Strike; NBC Changes; Baywatch Joins ION Television in March; SAG Winners

It is day 85 of the strike. Late Friday, NBC announced some changes to its strike effected line-up. NBC announced a new premiere date for its critically acclaimed Internet series quarterlife from Monday, February 18 to Tuesday, February 26 from 10-11 p.m. ET before it settles into its new regularly scheduled day and time of Sundays from 9-10 p.m. ET beginning March 2. As a result, Monk and Psych, two hits from USA Network that were previously scheduled for their broadcast premiere on NBC on March 2 from 9-11 p.m. ET, will now debut on Sunday, April 6 at 8-9 p.m. (ET) and 9-10 p.m. (ET), respectively.
New game show Amne$ia is slated to premiere Friday, Feb. 22 at 9pm, before moving to 8pm the following week. And new reality show My Dad is Better Than Your Dad will launch early now on Monday, Feb 18 at 8pm...as American Gladiators will end on Feb. 11 and The Baby Borrowers has now been moved to a later date (my guess...March 31?), as that was originally slated for Feb. 18..

ION Media Networks, Inc. has entered into an agreement with distributor Litton Entertainment to air the mega-hit television series, Baywatch, on ION Television.
The agreement marks the latest addition of popular, quality programming to the network's primetime lineup. This upbeat, action-packed series melds real-life issues, accessible characters and tongue-in-cheek humor to provide ION's broad audience with a perennial favorite that defined a genre. Baywatch on ION will launch Monday, March 3, and air Monday through Thursday at 10 pm (ET).
The new agreement is part of ION's ongoing initiative to add compelling programming from leading content providers that blends effectively with the network's signature quality content. This past New Year's Eve, ION Television added to its primetime lineup the Emmy-nominated series, The Drew Carey Show. Baywatch will further broaden the network's appeal by targeting a contemporary audience with fun and upbeat entertainment. The series starred many stars such as David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Alexandra Paul, Carmen Electra and Nicole Eggert.
We will have full ION March 2008 details in the coming few weeks, so stay tuned for that. But for now, you can discuss this HERE!

Here are the television winners from last night's SAG Awards:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Kline - As You Like It (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Queen Latifah - Life Support (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini - The Sopranos (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Edie Falco - The Sopranos (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Sopranos (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Office (US) (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
24 (Fox)


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, August 5

United We Fall - "My Favorite Marta" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jo steps in as a role model for her teenage niece, Marta, much to her strict father Chuy’s dismay. Bill plays matchmaker for Sandy who, under the influence of post-colonoscopy drugs, inadvertently professes her love for her first husband, Dave.

The Goldbergs - "Schmoopie's Big Adventure" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mother and son have a bonding experience when Beverly buys a bicycle for Adam just like the one from “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” while Barry and Erica turn Murray’s furniture store into an after-hours lounge for college students.

The Conners - "Live From Lanford" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mark is watching the results of the primary for a school report with Harris who is apathetic to the electoral process and believes money’s influence in politics means real change is impossible. The rest of the Conners share their differing takes on why they all think everyone should vote, including their working-class perspective that you may have to vote for a candidate you don’t love but one that will “screw you the least.” All of this happens against the backdrop of romance when Louise (guest star Katey Sagal) gets an opportunity that might send her away from Lanford, prompting the family to interfere in Dan’s (John Goodman) complicated relationship with her by throwing Louise a surprise going-away party, creating major new tensions between Dan and his daughters.

American Housewife - "Senior Prank" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Against Greg’s better judgment, Katie pushes Taylor to lighten up and participate in her school’s senior prank. Meanwhile, Anna-Kat asks Oliver to give Franklin (Evan O’Toole) a makeover so he won’t embarrass himself at a classmate’s party.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 3)

Wednesday, August 5

  • Jamie Foxx (The Jamie Foxx Show) - Watch Jamie on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Seth Rogen (Undeclared) - Seth is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Gillian Jacobs (Love/Community) - Gillian appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • David Tennant (Final Space) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Karen Gillan (Selfie) - Karen appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers) - Jerry is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. He also talks about The Secret: Dare to Dream on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Steven Weber (Indebted/Cursed/Wings) - Steven appears on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable) - Rob is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Lecy Goranson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Lecy talks about the season finale of The Conners on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric Yarbrough (Carol's Second Act/Speechless/Reno 911!) - Cedric talks about the return of Reno 911! on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
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