Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ABC Family Fall 2014 Schedule; Long Island Blood & Babes Comic Con Sept. 12-14 in New York

ABC Family

ABC Family has announced their fall 2014 schedule and original series. First up, we'll discuss the weekday daytime schedule. Effective Tuesday, Sept. 2, That '70s Show is returning to the ABC Family schedule. It will air weekdays from 7-9am, replacing three episodes of Boy Meets World and an airing of The Middle. At 9am, The Middle will remain. Following The 700 Club block from 9:30-11am, Gilmore Girls will remain at 11am but another episode will be added at 12 noon, replacing 8 Simple Rules, which will be off the line-up. The afternoon sitcom line-up will remain intact from 1pm-6pm, with The Middle from 1-2, Reba from 2-4pm and Boy Meets World from 4-6pm. A mix of movies, originals and original encores airs from 6pm-12am. From 12-2am, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be replaced by a movie effective Monday, Sept. 8, as the contract for that show expires (it is heading exclusively to Viacom networks).

ABC Family's original series will be on hiatus in early fall, as most series had their summer finales this weeks. There will be specials coming during the 13 Nights of Halloween from Oct. 19-31. The Pretty Little Liars Halloween special will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8pm. This will be all-new interviews with the cast. Then, the new hilariously scary, hidden-camera, funny-prank show, Freak Out will premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 with back-to-back episodes. Two more episodes will air the following night on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 The half-hour series has been picked up for 14 episodes, no word on if it will continue to air in November when the 13 Nights of Halloween is over. As of now, 4 half-hour episodes are scheduled. And finally, all-new Halloween episodes of ABC Family's original sitcoms Melissa & Joey ("Witch Came First") and Baby Daddy ("Strip or Treat") will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 starting at 8pm. Network premiere movies during the special 13 night event include Dark Shadows and ParaNorman. Stay with us for continued updates.


Long Island Blood & Babes Comic Con

The Ultimate Horror Convention Experience is coming September 12-14, 2014 in Long Island, New York. New York is about to experience an event that will leave everybody begging for more. Over 70 Horror Scream Queens, Playboy Playmates, Glamour Models are appearing over the course of three days. Silent auction to raise money to the Jack Kirby Research Museum. Over 8 screenings of popular horror movies from acclaimed indie filmmakers, including Mass Grave Pictures, Church Hill Productions, Bradco Productions. The sensational After Party will take place Saturday Night at Dave & Busters in the same building which includes a sumptuous Buffet, Unlimited Soft Drinks, Unlimited Video Games (All day Saturday September 13), Bowling, Billiards. You will have the opportunity to meet the girls and take photos with them. If that's not enough, a concert featuring top horror rock bands Mother, Midnight Mob, Apparition and Terror Garden and a swimwear fashion show consisting of at least 10 models!

Come take pictures with legendary iconic cars KITT from Knight Rider and Bumblebee from Transformers. Ice T, Coco, Krista Allen (Days of Our Lives, Baywatch Hawaii), Courtney Henggeler (The Big Bang Theory, Friends with Benefits), Holli Pockets, Sybil Danning, Cynthia Gibb, Nia Peeples (Fame; Walker, Texas Ranger), and Dona Speir are among a few of the guests scheduled to appear. For complete list visit their website. Queen Divatox from Power Rangers and Hilary Shepard are also making a special appearance. There will also be numerous vendors including DIABLIQUE "The Premiere Horror Genre Magazine" selling all sorts of merchandise, tattoo artists, posters, toys, magazines, autographs, t-shirts, jewelry, trading cards (sport and non-sport). This Blood & Babes Comic Con will take place at The Source on 1504 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590. Order your tickets TODAY!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 21

Young Sheldon - "Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Sheldon tries to convince Dr. Sturgis to return to the university. Also, Georgie upsets the family when he makes a life-changing decision.

United States of Al - "Mo / Masoud" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Al tries to find an eligible Afghan-American bachelor for his sister to marry so she can move to the United States. Also, Riley and Freddy challenge each other to an intense bowling match. Comedian Fahim Anwar guest stars as Mo, Ariana’s brother. Hassina. Azita Ghanizada returns as Ariana, Al’s crush.

Ghosts - "Dinner Party" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
When Sam and Jay invite the nosy neighbors Henry and Margaret (Mark Linn-Baker and Kathryn Greenwood) to a dinner party to woo them into allowing the bed and breakfast, the ghosts are desperately eager to be included on the guest list.

B Positive - "Vermont, Switzerland and Connecticut" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Gina and Eli’s relationship is tested by Gina’s new wealth. Also, Drew gets a surprise visit from his long-distance girlfriend, Adriana. CBS Diversity Showcase alumnus Michelle Ortiz guest stars as Adriana.

What We Do in the Shadows - "A Farewell" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Colin has a birthday, and a vampire says goodbye.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 18)

Thursday, October 21

  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld) - Catch Larry on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC. He will also be on a new The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Zendaya (K.C. Undercover/Shake It Up) - Zendaya appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Brandy Norwood (The Game/Zoe Ever After/Moesha/Thea), Eve (Eve) and Nadine Velazquez (My Name Is Earl/The League) - Brandy, Eve, Nadine and Nautri Naughton chat with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill talks about the thriller series The Sinner on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Leah Remini (Kevin Can Wait/The Exes/Family Tools/The King of Queens/Fired Up) - Leah guest hosts The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee talks about Halloween Kills on PEOPLE in 10 at 8am.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June-October)

Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release) Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)

06/08 - The Critic - The Complete Series
06/08 - Fuller House - The Fifth and Final Season
06/08 - Fuller House - The Complete Series
06/08 - Our Cartoon President - Season 3
06/15 - The Office - Season 1 (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
06/15 - Parks and Recreation - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
07/07 - No Activity - Season 2
07/13 - The Unicorn - Season 2
07/20 - Head of the Class - The Complete Third Season
07/27 - Family Ties - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - Hot in Cleveland - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
07/27 - The Neighborhood - Season Three
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Deluxe Edition (100 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/20 - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet - Standard Edition (50 Episodes) (Time Life)
08/24 - The Jim Gaffigan Show - Season 2
09/07 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
10/19 - Maude - The Complete Series (2021 Release)
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