Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Antenna TV's Election Day Selection Marathon; ABC Family Sets January 2013 Original Series Premiere Dates


The Presidential Debates have just finished, so now it's time for you to make your selection! On Election Day, after you make your selection turn to Antenna TV to see their selections! Beginning at 11am ET on Tuesday, November 6, Antenna TV - which airs on 69 affiliates across the U.S. reaching 61% of TV households - will air "Election Day Selection," a 15-hour marathon of Election Day themed episodes from your favorite classic shows. Bipartisan fun for everyone! The series airing from 11am-2am will be the regularly scheduled series, but will be Election/vote/decision themed. Among the episodes are "Election Story" on All in the Family, where a local election has the Bunker family in turmoil as Mike and Gloria are all for Claire Packer, a woman, which is exactly why Archie is dead set against her. On the Leave it to Beaver episode "Wally's Election," after Eddie Haskell nominates a reluctant Wally to run for sophomore class president against Lumpy Rutherford, fathers Ward and Fred try to fulfill their own ambitions through their teenage sons. And on the Maude episode "The Election," Maude comes to the realization that she may lose the election for state senate, especially after a television interview in which she voices her liberal views about premarital sex is poorly received.

View the episode info for Antenna TV's "Election Day Selection" marathon! And as we said before, stay with us in the coming week's for more Antenna TV holiday stunts like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's!


ABC Family

ABC Family will kick off the New Year with all new episodes of returning original hit series and fan favorite dramas Switched at Birth, Bunheads, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game, all set to premiere the second week of January 2013, with two nights of original programming. Viewers can also catch up on all their favorite shows leading up to the January premieres on abcfamily.com. The second season of ABC Family's award-winning drama series, Switched at Birth, begins Monday, January 7 at 8:00PM ET/PT. This season sees dramatic changes in the lives of the Kennish and Vasquez families as a result of the verdict in the baby switch trial. Gilles Marini joins the cast in season two as a series regular. ABC Family will air a special Switched at Birth marathon on Monday, January 7th, from 11:00AM-8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to the season two premiere. The season one finale aired last night (Monday, October 22) at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. ABC Family's critically-acclaimed series, Bunheads, from Executive Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring two time Tony Award-winning actor Sutton Foster, will return with all-new episodes on Monday, January 7 at 9:00PM ET/PT.

In all-new episodes of ABC Family's hit original series Pretty Little Liars, returning on, Tuesday, January 8, 8:00PM ET/PT, Radley Sanitarium has given Mona a clean bill of health and she is headed back to the halls of Rosewood High, much to the Liars' dismay. ABC Family will air a special Pretty Little Liars marathon on Tuesday, January 8, from 11:00AM-8:00PM ET/PT, leading up to that night's premiere episode. A special all-new Pretty Little Liars Halloween-themed episode with musical guest star Adam Lambert (American Idol) will premiere tonight (Tuesday, October 23rd) at 8:00PM ET/PT, bitches, as part of ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" programming event. The Lying Game will return with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 8 at 9:00PM ET/PT. As the twins' saga continues in season two, there are more surprises, secrets and lies. The girls' recently revealed birth mother Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) lures Sutton (Alexandra Chando) into her plans for the Mercer family.

Stay tuned for more original series premiere dates, as sitcoms like Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy will be returning in spring.


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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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)
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05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
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06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
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