Tuesday, June 03, 2014

NBC Fall 2014 Premiere Dates; MeTV Adds Ann B. Davis Tribute for Sunday

NBC

NBC has announced premiere dates for its fall 2014 schedule. Sunday Night Football launches its campaign on Thursday, Sept. 4 when the Green Bay Packers travel to the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Three days later on Sunday, Sept. 7, the Indianapolis Colts will play at the AFC champion Denver Broncos at 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT. The game will be preceded by the season premiere of Football Night in America at 7pm ET/4pm PT. The Biggest Loser, in which contestants lose weight in the hope of restarting their lives, returns for its 16th season Thursday, Sept. 11 from 8-10pm ET/PT and will air two-hours for its first few weeks. The musical competition series The Voice, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani, begins its seventh season Monday, Sept. 22 from 8-10pm. The Blacklist returns for its second season Sept. 22 at 10pm following The Voice. Following a two-hour episode of The Voice on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Chicago Fire returns for its third season at 10pm. And The Voice will be two-hours on Tuesdays for its first few weeks. Wednesday, Sept. 24 marks the debut of the new Debra Messing series The Mysteries of Laura at 8pm. On that same night and back in their familiar Wednesday timeslots, Law & Order: SVU and star Mariska Hargitay, returns for an astonishing 16th season while Chicago P.D. comes back for its second season, both at 9 & 10pm respectively. NBC's beloved family drama Parenthood begins its sixth and final season Thursday, Sept. 25 at 10pm.

Venerable newsmagazine Dateline NBC makes its season premiere with a two-hour episode Friday, Sept. 26 from 9-11pm and will be two hours for its first month before moving to 8-9pm on Oct. 24. Comedy Bad Judge begins Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9pm with Kate Walsh starring. Following Bad Judge that night, A to Z makes its debut at 9:30pm. The comedy series stars Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti. Also on the comedy front, Marry Me -- from Happy Endings executive producer David Caspe, launches Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9pm. That is immediately followed by Jason Katims' second-year series About a Boy at 9:30pm. Fan favorite drama Grimm begins its fourth campaign Friday, Oct. 24 at 9pm and that will be immediately followed by new series Constantine at 10.

Finally, as previously mentioned, the highly touted drama State of Affairs will begin Monday, Nov. 17 at 10pm starring Katherine Heigl. As a reminder, The Blacklist will return to NBC's primetime lineup after Nov. 10 with a two-part episode beginning Sunday, Feb. 1 immediately following the Super Bowl. Part two will air Thursday, Feb. 5 at 9pm in its new regular midseason timeslot.


MeTV - A Tribute to Ann B. Davis

MeTV Network will run a special tribute to beloved actress Ann B. Davis this coming Sunday (June 8). On Sunday, June 8, the all classic television network will run four The Brady Bunch episodes in its normal block that feature story lines around Davis' character Alice during the regular MeTV Brady Bunch time period of 12:00-2:00pm ET/PT. It will be followed by an episode of The Love Boat that she guest starred in from 2:00-3:00pm ET/PT. View our tribute from yesterday. Please find the episode info below for the MeTV tribute to Ann B. Davis:

12-12:30pm: The Brady Bunch: "Alice's September Song"
Alice and Carol arrive home from shopping to find a phone message for Alice. It seems that an old boyfriend of Alice's, Mark Millard, is in town and begins to wine and dine her, unknown to her he has other intentions in mind. Meanwhile, Alice's nightly dates with Mark put a damper on her and Sam's relationship.

12:30-1pm: The Brady Bunch: "Sergeant Emma"
Alice has decided to take a well-deserved vacation, but feeling like she's deserting the Brady family, she calls in her cousin, Emma. The Bradys are in for a big surprise when she turns to household into an army barracks. The family soon plots to get rid of the power hungry pest by trying to get her to take a few days off.

1-1:30pm: The Brady Bunch: "Goodbye, Alice, Hello"
The kids begin to give Alice the cold shoulder treatment after she reveals that Greg and Peter broke an antique lamp of Carol's. The girls join the bandwagon when Alice innocently tells Carol that Marcia left the stereo on all night. Feeling unwanted and no longer needed, Alice quits.

1:30-2pm: The Brady Bunch: "The Elopement"
Marcia and Jan mistakenly overhear Sam and Alice discussing elopement and jump to the conclusion that Sam and Alice are secretly planning to elope. This leads the Brady family to start planning a wedding reception.

2-3pm: The Love Boat: "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo"
Isaac finds himself in a precarious position when he meets a beautiful former school chum and her macho husband. Peggy Cass, here with Gordon Jump, play a middle-aged couple trying to swing a little. A model uses Isaac to make her husband jealous; an attorney wants to marry a colleague, who's afraid to make a commitment; a wife decides that a carefree attitude will save her marriage from possible boredom. Davis guest starred as Agnes.


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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