Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MeTV Network Gets More Affiliate Coverage; ABC Renews Wipeout for Season 5, Signs Vanessa Minnillo As Co-Host

We haven't given much updates on MeTV Network affiliate signings, as we were waiting for the official details, but now we can tell you where MeTV has been brought on-air! MeTV Network started of course in Chicago, then South Bend and Milwaukee but now has gone national as of December, but for months only these three markets were getting the digital network. Now that has changed! Officially on board are: WSB 2.2 Atlanta, GA; KDOC 56.3 Anaheim, CA; WPXI 11.2 Pittsburgh, PA; WRAZ 402. Raleigh, NC; KAZT 7.2 Phoenix, AZ; KPXJ 21.2 Shreveport, LA; WFLI 53.2 Chattanooga, TN; KWWL 7.3 Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-IWC, IA; WITN 7.2 Greenville-New Bern-Washington, NC; WJAC 6.2 Johnstown-Altoona-State College, PA; WFXB 43.4 Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC/Lumberton, NC; WTLH 49.3 Tallahassee, FL-Thomasville, GA; KAME 21.2 Reno, NV; KRCR 7.2 Chico-Redding, CA; WFXS 55.2 Wausau-Rhinelander, WI; KXLT 47.2 Rochester-Austin, MN-Mason City, IA; WYME 9.2 Gainesville, FL; KECI 13.2/KCFW 9.2 Missoula-Kalispell, MT; WZMQ 19.1 Marquette, MI; and KTVM 6.2 Butte-Bozeman, MT.
These are not the only stations that are signed on. These are the ones on-air right now and there are many more to come such as WFMZ in Allentown/Philadelphia and WLKY 32.2 in Louisville. Keep checking back with us for more station clearances as soon as they are official and of course we will be on top of any programming news/stunts and changes! The network airs classic sitcoms and dramas such as I Love Lucy, The Bob Newhart Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Brady Bunch, Cannon, Perry Mason, Hawaii Five-0, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Happy Days, Taxi, M*A*S*H and many more classics from the CBS Paramount, 20th Century Fox and independent studio vaults.
View the MeTV Network website for much more details on your station!

ABC has announced that television personality Vanessa Minnillo will be the new co-host of the popular hit reality series, Wipeout, beginning next season. The fifth season pickup includes Winter and Summer edition Wipeout episodes for 2011-2012. Next season will also feature new camera technology, bringing viewers even closer to the action to witness the best "wipeouts" to date. Minnillo will first appear during Winter Wipeout. Twenty-four energetic contestants of all shapes and sizes will compete on the world's largest extreme obstacle course, highlighting contestants bouncing off the iconic Big Balls and falling head over heels throughout the qualifier until the final three make it to the ever challenging Wipeout Zone, providing laughs for the entire family. Wipeout is currently hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's SportsCenter), John Henson (E! Entertainment's Talk Soup) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, who will leave after this season to purse more acting.
The fourth summer premiere of Wipeout is tonight, as season four continues on. The series will air air a special all-new sneak peek episode tonight before moving to Thursdays at 8:00pm for the rest of the summer starting this Thursday. Special episodes will also appear on Tuesdays the next few weeks, so it's double the wipeouts!

Speaking of Wipeout, ABC has launched a brand new series of hilarious video eCards called Wipeout Yourself. Each week, game show contestants take on extreme obstacle courses and experience some epic spills. Now it's time for you and your friends to star in your very own Wipeout! To get started, choose from 3 different obstacle courses, upload a photo of yourself or your friends and family, and customize with a soundtrack and sound effects. Then add a personal message and share your Wipeout through Facebook, Twitter, or Email. Have a colleague who needs cheering up, a sibling you'd love to see knocked into a pool of mud, or a friend who deserves a healthy dose of humiliation? Create as many cards as you want and make it happen.
Begin creating your own Wipeout Yourself video eCards now: http://abc.go.com/shows/wipeout/wipeout-yourself?cid=WIPyourself_proutreach_lbi_general


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
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
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
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
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