Monday, June 10, 2013

UP and Hallmark Revise Schedules; ABC Family Adds Extra Melissa & Joey, Baby Daddy This Wednesday

Starting today (Monday, June 10) The Waltons is back regularly on UP (formerly known as GMC) replacing Family Ties from 10am-12pm Monday-Friday. The drama was airing in the block previously but Family Ties was slotted in this block last week but looks like the ratings weren't good enough as the veteran '70s drama is back. Family Ties will continue to still air weeknights from 2-3am, though. This was a last minute decision late on Friday, so there are no other schedule changes for UP, so everything else will remain intact. In more news on The Waltons, we have some schedule maneuvers for Hallmark Channel as well that was announced last minute and also begins today. The Waltons get a better slot and an additional hour added, as the series moves to 4pm & 5pm. The drama was airing at 2pm, but now The Brady Bunch is moving to afternoons and will air from 2-4pm leading into The Waltons. As you know, The Brady Bunch was airing 5-8pm, but now The Waltons will take that 5pm hour and Little House on the Prairie once again moves to a prime slot airing weekdays from 6-9pm. Little House on the Prairie was airing in the afternoons from 3-5pm, so now it gains an hour and moves to a better block. Frasier was airing from 8pm-12am, but will now be reduced by an hour to 9pm-12am (with encores from 3-5am still). Everything else remain intact, as Happy Days is still not back on the schedule. Stay with us for continued updates on both UP and Hallmark Channel, as always.


Melissa & Joey

ABC Family is adding an extra all-new episode each for its original sitcoms this Wednesday (June 12), as we first broke on Twitter on Friday. Comedic dancing clip series Dancing Fools is being pulled from the Wednesday schedule beginning this Wednesday at 9pm, so as a result Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy will get an extra episode each for one week only. The sitcoms will still have original episodes in their normal 8:00pm & 8:30pm timeslots, but at 9:00pm another new Baby Daddy episode will air, followed by another new Melissa & Joey at 9:30pm on June 12. Then Wednesdays beginning June 19, encores of Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey will air in the 9pm hour following original episodes in the 8pm hour until July 24 when Spell-Mageddon launches. As for Dancing Fools (which is hosted by Baby Daddy star Melissa Peterman), the series is being moved to Fridays starting this Friday (June 14) at 7:00pm replacing an America's Funniest Home Videos rerun. Then a rerun of Dancing Fools will follow at 7:30pm, followed by encores of Baby Daddy and Melissa & Joey in the 8pm hour to create a new Friday night comedy block. Dancing Fools has struggled in the ratings in its first two weeks so ABC Family is quickly moving it to a less pressure night. But we can't wait for double the action on Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy this Wednesday! Stay tuned for any further updates.


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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