Wednesday, January 02, 2019

getTV Gets Amen Starting Today; Eva LaRue Joins CW's One Magnificent Morning Block on Saturdays

Amen

Amen is now on getTV! The '80s Sherman Hemsley sitcom joins series like The Steve Harvey Show, Married...with Children, All in the Family, Walker Texas Ranger, Sanford & Son and Good Times on their weekday lineup. Amen is airing weekdays from 6-7am. As of now, no other timeslots for the series but this is a start! Amen of course stars Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan, Barbara Montgomery, Jester Hairston, Tony T. Johnson, Elsa Raven, and Bumper Robinson. Just months after The Jeffersons wrapped its 11-season run, Hemsley moved on down I-95 to his native Philadelphia — or a TV studio depicting it — for six seasons on Amen on NBC. Hemsley plays Ernest Frye, a Philly attorney who's just as greedy, opinionated, and stubborn as George Jefferson, but with a twist. He's a church deacon with little patience for those who disagree with him on how to run the parish. Enter Rev. Reuben Gregory (Clifton Davis), a young pastor on a mission to be the angel on Deacon Frye's shoulder. Conflict ensues, especially regarding Frye's unmarried daughter Thelma (Anna Maria Horsford).

Amen was created by Ed. Weinberger (Taxi) and features a strong supporting cast, including the hilariously deadpan Jester Hairston as elderly board member Rolly Forbes, Roz Ryan and Barbara Montgomery as gossipy sisters Amelia and Casietta Hetebrink, and Elsa Raven as Frye's maid Inga. There are also plenty of African-American TV and film icons in guest starring roles, including Mel Stewart (George Jefferson's brother Henry on All In The Family) and Berlinda Tolbert (daughter-in-law Jenny on The Jeffersons).


Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales hosted by Eva LaRue

The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, announced the addition of Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales to its educational and informational (E/I) One Magnificent Mornings Saturday morning lineup, premiering Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 8:00am–11:00am ET/PT. Hosted by TV veteran of All My Children & CSI: Miami, Eva LaRue, Animal Tales centers around our love for animals and the impact they have on our lives. Each episode uncovers stories about amazing and inspiring people from around the world who go above and beyond to care for, love, help, and defend animals everywhere. Viewers will meet animal rescue teams and dedicated animal advocates helping lost pets find forever homes, and even meet some of the incredible pets serving and assisting people in need, including military K9s and therapy animals. The half-hour series is slated for 10am every Saturday.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, May 15

Side Hustle - "Bot Club" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Lex, Presley and Munchy discover that Fisher is a big-time player in the underground robot fight club scene in Altoonisburg; having not lost a robot fight yet, the kids decide to bet their KidDING money on a Fisher win.

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Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 10)

Friday, May 14

  • Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever/Big Mouth) - Watch Fred on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) and Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G./The Carmichael Show) - Billy and Tiffany are guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Richard Kind (Mad About You/Spin City) - Richard appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State) - Denise discusses the movie The Treasure of Pirates Cove and the show The Bold and The Beautiful on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (In the House/The Fresh of Prince of Bel-Air/Silver Spoons) - Alfonso appears on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Denis Leary (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll/The Job) - Denis and Rachael share the work they did together on International Firefighters' Day on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Jean Smart (Samantha Who?/Center of the Universe/The In-Laws/Designing Women) - Jean talks about HBO Max's Hacks on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (January-May)

Corporate - Season 2 Fam - The Complete Series Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series Happy Together - The Complete Series Til Death - The Complete Series

01/22 - Corporate - Season 2
01/22 - Corporate - Season 3
02/02 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In - The Complete Series (2021 Retail Release)
02/16 - Fam - The Complete Series
02/23 - Betty White's Pet Set - The Complete Series
03/02 - Blue Mountain State - The Complete Series
03/02 - Happy Together - The Complete Series
03/02 - Rick and Morty - The Complete Seasons 1-4 (DVD) (Blu-ray)
04/20 - 'Til Death - The Complete Series
05/11 - Dead to Me - Season Two

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