Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I Love Lucy, Ghost Whisperer Head to Pop TV; WLNY's Odd Couple New Year's Day Marathon in NYC

I Love Lucy Ghost Whisperer

Two more series are coming to Pop TV as we enter 2016. One sitcom and one drama. The sitcom will be the classic sitcom I Love Lucy. The Lucille Ball all-time great series will start on Friday, January 1, 2016 and will air weekday mornings at 9:30am leading into Dynasty at 10am and 11am. The other series joining Pop TV will be the Jennifer Love Hewitt drama Ghost Whisperer. The series will air Sundays and Wednesdays beginning Sunday, Jan. 3. On Sundays it will air from 12-3pm. On Wednesdays it will air in primetime from 9pm-12am. The rest of the Pop TV schedule will remain the same with as we mentioned Dynasty 10am and 11am, Beverly Hills 90210 at noon and 1pm, Dawson's Creek at 2pm & 3pm, and That '70s Show from 4-6pm. The early evening line-up will still be Celebrity Name Game at 6 leading into soap opera encores from 6:30pm-9pm. Looks like series like Family Ties, Wings and The Love Boat are not going to pop-up on Pop anymore it seems.


The Odd Couple

One of the most beloved comedies in television history will light up the airwaves at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1 in NYC, when WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) presents The Odd Couple marathon from 12am to 6:00pm. The marathon will include 36 episodes from the classic series, culminating with the 1973 "My Strife in Court" episode, featuring Felix attempting to act as his own attorney in court (5:00pm) and the 1972 "Password" episode where Oscar is invited to be a celebrity contestant and brings Felix as his partner (5:30pm). WLNY's The Odd Couple marathon will also feature the 1973 "The Ides of April" episode where Felix inadvertently gets Oscar called in for an audit from the IRS (3:30pm), 1973's "Let's Make a Deal" episode, where Felix and Oscar appear on a game show in an attempt to win Felix a new bed (4:00pm) and the 1973 "Take My Furniture Please" episode where both Felix and Oscar take turns redecorating their apartment (4:30pm).


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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05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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