Monday, October 08, 2012

Cloo's Classic TV Jump the Shark Marathon; ABC Family's 2012 Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Cloo will be celebrating classic TV on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 with a 24-hour "Jump the Shark" marathon starting at 6am! This will be a marathon of classic shows that ran for many seasons but there might have been a turning point where viewers started scratching their heads and said, "did that really just happen?" The classic shows airing in this very unique marathon are Get Smart, Bosom Buddies, Family Ties, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, Cheers, MacGyver, Mannix, The Unit, House and Charlie's Angels. Yep you will get to see The Fonz on Happy Days jump the shark on water skis on the 3-part "Hollywood" episode. Other "Jump the Shark" episodes include "The Birth of a Keaton" on Family Ties, "Not Quite New York" & "Welcome to Burbank" on Laverne & Shirley, Sam Malone returning to Cheers in "Home is the Sailor," and Mork & Mindy getting married in "Limited Engagement" and "The Wedding."

See all the jump the shark moments that you just can't keep away from actually watching. It's so cheesy that it is good! There are no Ted McGinley sightings! So make sure you watch Cloo on Sunday, November 4 for this all-day event!


Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas

ABC Family will once again start Christmas early and will give thanks with new holiday programming during the "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" from November 18-30, 2012. The annual "countdown" event will include the world premiere of the new movie Home Alone: The Holiday Heist on Sunday, November 25 from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. ABC Family will also air an all-new holiday episode of the hit drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager on Monday, November 19 at 8:00PM ET/PT, plus the basic cable premiere of Nanny McPhee Returns on Friday, November 23 from 8:30-11:00 PM ET/PT) and a special airing of The Blind Side on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22 from 8:00PM-11:00 PM ET/PT.

In the new Home Alone film, which will be the fifth in the franchise, on Sunday, November 25 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, has eight-year-old Finn (Christian Martyn) terrified to learn that his family is relocating from sunny California to Maine, and to the scariest house he has ever seen! Convinced that his new house is haunted, Finn sets up a series of elaborate traps to catch the "ghost" in action. Left home alone with his sister while their parents are stranded across town, Finn's traps catch a new target - a group of thieves (Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar and Eddie Steeples) who have targeted Finn's house. Ed Asner co-stars. See how the Home Alone hijinks began with the original Home Alone airing on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

View the full Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" (Nov. 18-30) schedule. Stay tuned for the actual "25 Days of Christmas" (Dec. 1-25) schedule very soon. We will have it for you as soon as we get it. Holiday season is already right around the corner -- wow!


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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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)
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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
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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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