Wednesday, February 04, 2009

ABC Picks Up Bob Saget Sitcom Surviving Suburbia; Me-TV Milwaukee Adds Brady Bunch, Gomer

ABC has announced it has picked-up Surviving Suburbia from Media Rights Capital! The series was slated to air on The CW Sunday nights in March, but The CW terminated the MRC-driven night late fall due to low ratings, so this show never got a chance to premiere. The premiere of this new half-hour multi-camera comedy series starring Bob Saget (Full House) and Cynthia Stevenson (MEN IN TREES) will be on Monday, April 6 at 9:30pm ET/PT following Dancing with the Stars only on ABC. In the family-centered tradition of Roseanne and Home Improvement, Surviving Suburbia opens the curtain to follow Saget and Stevenson as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. But Steve maintains a rather cynical point of view on family, friends, neighbors, society -- pretty much everyone and everything -- as he tries to survive suburban life. Surviving Suburbia takes a contemporary look at family life and the reasons one might have to question the system -- How does exchanging keys with a neighbor for emergencies result in house sitting? Why do kids' classroom projects inevitably become the parents' responsibility? When did we start needing mediators to handle disagreements between adults? -- all of which goes to prove that it's never just another sunny day in the suburbs. Also starring in the half-hour comedy series are Jared Kuznitz and G Hannelius as the Patterson kids. Jere Burns and Dan Cortese are recurring guest stars. Surviving Suburbia is produced by Media Rights Capital. Thirteen episodes have been shot. At least about 7 will air this season on ABC, unless it is pushed into the summer, too. If it does well and is picked-up for a second year, ABC could use those remaining episodes next year. Me-TV in Milwaukee has finally made some changes to its schedule. It's not much, but they will make some minor changes to their weekday line-up starting Monday, Feb. 9. They have acquired the rights to The Brady Bunch and will air it weekdays at 6:30pm, replacing Bewitched. Bewitched will still remain in its timeslots on weekends. Me-TV Milwaukee will also air Gomer Pyle, USMC weekday mornings at 5:30am, sliding The Beverly Hillbillies to 6am, which replaces Green Acres. Green Acres will still remain in its timeslots on weekends, like Bewitched. Now this is what I like...adding two shows without removing anything totally! Nice job Me-TV Milwaukee! Lucky people in Milwaukee!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, December 6

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Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 4)

Wednesday, December 6

  • Greta Lee (HouseBroken/Russian Doll) - Watch Greta on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Sara Bareilles (Girls5eva) - Sara appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Tony Shalhoub (We Are Men/Stark Raving Mad/Wings) - Tony is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Deon Cole (grown-ish/black-is/Angie Tribeca) - Deon is a guest on a repeat of Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen on CBS between 12:37-1:37am.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco (Bookie) - Sebastian is telling Drew about some of his odd jobs like telemarketer and ham glazer, turning fifty and working on his new show on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (The Santa Clauses/Modern Family) - Eric stops by to chat about season two of the Disney+ holiday series The Santa Clauses on The Drew Barrymore Show, so check your local listings.
  • Allison Williams (Girls) - Allison talks about Fellow Travelers on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Cythia Nixon (And Just Like That.../Sex and the City) - Cynthia chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Peri Gilpin (Frasier/Mr. Robinson/Flesh 'n' Blood) - Peri talks about Paramount+'s Frasier on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Pauly Shore (Pauly/The Pauly Shore Show) - Pauly talks about his new YouTube series, Jam in the Van: The Podcast hosted by Pauly Shore, on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock/Scrubs) - Elizabeth talks about Migration on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Partners/Hank/Back to You/Cheers) - Kelsey talks about Paramount+'s Frasier on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Anders Holm (The Muppets Mayhem/Champions/The Mindy Project) - Anders is a guest on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:40am.


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Family Matters - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Series ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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09/26 - Family Matters - The Complete Series
09/26 - Step by Step - The Complete Series
10/10 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Thirteen / The Complete Season Fourteen
10/17 - ALF - The Complete Series (Deluxe Edition) (Shout! Factory Special Offers)
10/17 - Night Court (2023) - The Complete First Season
11/07 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Sixth Season (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/14 - Leave it to Beaver - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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