Monday, March 28, 2011

ABC Summer 2011 Schedule; Another TV Land Awards Honoree

ABC has announced its summer 2011 schedule for original programming. Wipeout, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show, Rookie Blue, Expedition Impossible, The Hot Zone, Take the Money and Run, Bachelor Pad and America's Karaoke Challenge, join previously announced The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. ABC's summer schedule launches on Thursday, June 16 with a special preview episode of Wipeout, followed by the series premiere of game show 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show and the season premiere of drama Rookie Blue, now at 10pm. If there is a Game 7 of the NBA Finals, these programs will move to Thursday, June 23, though. The NBA Finals begin Thursday, June 2 on ABC and could last until June 16, should all 7 games be needed like last year. Wipeout repeats will remain in the Thursday at 8pm hour for the rest of the summer and some originals could be mixed in since it has 16 episodes. 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show will last 6 weeks before a new series takes over, the reality series from Jerry Bruckheimer Take the Money and Run will start Thursday, July 28. Rookie Blue will last all summer for 13 episodes. ABC's Tuesday summer line-up starts on Tuesday, June 21 with all-new episodes of Wipeout at 8pm leading into the new Mark Burnett reality series Expedition Impossible, which will last 10 weeks at 9pm. At 10pm, ABC will air the new drama The Hot Zone for all summer, lasting 13 weeks. Moving on to Mondays, The Bachelorette and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition we knew already, but when they finish, The Bachelor Pad and new reality series America's Karaoke Challenge will air starting Monday, August 8 for 6 weeks each. So, ABC is all-new all summer long on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. TBD favorite series repeats will air on Sundays and Wednesdays, with the most obvious repeat candidates being the Wednesday comedies (The Middle, Modern Family, Cougar Town), AFV, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Secret Millionaire, Castle, and perhaps Body of Proof. Stay tuned for info on the repeat schedule as soon as we know. View more info on the ABC summer 2011 series. TV Land announced that platinum recording artists and the pioneers of "Rock 'N Soul," Daryl Hall and John Oates, will receive the Music Icon Award at the 2011 TV Land Awards. The duo will also perform some of its most popular songs which topped the pop charts throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s. With eight number one singles including "Rich Girl," "Private Eyes" and "Maneater," Grammy®-nominated Daryl Hall and John Oates have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Their musical legacy continues today, with their classic tunes featured in film and on television including Oscar®-winner The Fighter, 500 Days of Summer and the popular television series Glee and Grey's Anatomy. As we have said many times, the 2011 TV Land Awards will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2011 in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and airs on TV Land the following week on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 9 PM ET/PT. The ninety-minute telecast will feature exhilarating tributes to some of the most iconic television casts and musical performers. Previously announced honorees include: New York legend Regis Philbin, who will receive the Legend Award; the full cast of Family Ties, (Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers, Marc Price, Tracy Pollan and Billy Vera) who will be honored with the Fan Favorite Award and The Cosby Show cast (Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempesst Bledsoe, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Sabrina LeBeauf and Raven Symone) who will be honored with the Impact Award. TV Land will also honor the entire cast of Welcome Back, Kotter (John Travolta, Gabe Kaplan, Ron Palillo, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes, Marcia Strassman and Ellen Travolta) with the 35th Anniversary Award and the cast of The Facts of Life (Lisa Whelchel, Nancy McKeon, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae) with the Pop Culture Award.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, July 3

The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now in Living Color! - (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
CBS will honor the memory of legendary actor, producer, director, writer, comedian and Emmy Award winner Carl Reiner with THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW – NOW IN LIVING COLOR! A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CARL REINER, featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the beloved 1960s series, Friday, July 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. As series creator and co-star, Carl Reiner personally supervised the original colorization of the episodes.

The special features “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” which ranked #8 on TV Guide’s list of the “100 Greatest TV Episodes of All-Time,” and “October Eve,” which Mr. Reiner considered to be one of the series’ funniest episodes. Both were written by Bill Persky and Sam Denoff.

In “Coast to Coast Big Mouth,” Laura Petrie blurts out a top secret on a national television quiz show, revealing that comedian Alan Brady wears a toupee. The episode, which was the show’s fifth and final season premiere, was originally broadcast on Sept. 15, 1965. “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 1966.

In “October Eve,” a painting of Laura returns to haunt her when, despite her having posed fully clothed, the artist (played by Carl Reiner) takes the liberty of “undraping” her. The episode was first presented on April 8, 1964, during season three.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 29)

Friday, July 3

  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Watch Kevin on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 12:35am on ABC.
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock) - Tina appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Laura Dern (Enlightened) - Laura is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Mark Duplass (Togetherness/The Mindy Project/The League) - Mark appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly/Samantha Who?) - Melissa guest hosts a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Brett Gelman (Camping/Fleabag/Love/Married/Go On) - Brett appears on a repeat of A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Tika Sumpter (mixed-ish/The Game) - Tika talks about the season finale of mixed-ish and her latest project helping new moms on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Peter Gallagher (Grace and Frankie/The Secret Lives of Men) - Peter talks about Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist and Grace and Frankie on a repeat of Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.


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Martin - The Complete Series Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season

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02/18 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
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05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
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06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
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