Monday, February 25, 2019

Season Two of the Musical Comedy I Ship It to Air on The CW Beginning April 19; Remembering Beverley Owen, the Original Marilyn Munster

I Ship It

The CW Network will air the six episodes of the second season of the half hour musical comedy I Ship It beginning Friday, April 19 (9:00-9:30pm ET), following Dynasty (8:00pm-9:00pm ET). The first season of I Ship It is currently streaming on CW Seed, The CW Network’s digital network, where it premiered in 2016 and won a 2016 Streamy Award.

In season two, Ella (Helen Highfield) is a fangirl and aspiring writer. While working at a boutique shipping agency, Ella writes fanfiction for her favorite TV show, “Superstition,” and dreams of one day making her fantasies a reality. She works with her boyfriend, the charming yet albeit-vanilla Tim (Riley Neldam), and lives next door to him with her best friend Winnie (guest star Jazz Raycole), who shares Ella’s “Superstition” obsession. Her life may not be exciting, but it’s comfortable. One fateful day, Ella’s actress friend Sasha (Yasmine Al-Bustami) places a flower delivery order to the showrunner of “Superstition” and Ella seizes the opportunity to not only make the delivery but to visit the set of her favorite show. Ella throws caution to the wind and quits her job to become a writer’s PA on “Superstition,” and her fangirl fantasies being to collide with reality in unexpected ways, in both her creative life and love life.

I Ship It was created by Yulin Kuang and produced by New Form (Final Space, Mr. Student Body President). It stars Helen Highfield as Ella, Riley Neldam as Tim and Yasmine Al-Bustami as Sasha with executive producers Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Yulin Kuang. I Ship It is based on the 2014 digital short of the same name.

Beverley Owen

Actress Beverley Owen, who was best known for her role as the original Marilyn Munster in The Munsters, has died. She died on February 21 at her home in Vermont after battling ovarian cancer. Ms. Owen was 81.

Owen's first television appearance was in the soap opera As the World Turns in 1961. She made guest appearances in The Doctors, Kraft Mystery Theater, Wagon Train and The Virginian. She played Susan in the 1964 film Bullet for a Badman, which starred Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin and Ruta Lee.

The Munsters Season 1 Cast with Beverley Owen

She starred as Marilyn Munster in the first 13 episodes of season one of The Munsters in 1964. Marilyn was the niece of Lily Munster (Yvonne DeCarlo) who lived with the Munsters. Owen wore a blonde wig to resemble Marilyn Monroe in the series. Pat Priest took over the role beginning with episode 14. The 1964-1966 CBS sitcom also starred Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster, Al Lewis as Grandpa Munster and Butch Patrick as Eddie Munster.

Owen left the series to be married to writer and producer Jon Stone. Stone was best known for being an original crew member on Sesame Street and is credited with helping develop characters such as Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird. Owen and Stone had two daughters, Polly and Kate. They were married until 1974. Owen was a graduate from the University of Michigan. She received her master's degree in Early American History in 1989.

Beverley Owen

Ms. Owen appeared in only 13 episodes as Marilyn Munster, but she left a lasting impression with her talent and beauty. We thank her for the laughs and entertainment she brought us. She will be deeply missed.

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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, June 12

Henry Danger - "Captain Man Strikes Out" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
After Captain Man goes on strike because he declines to pay for artwork that he destroyed while on a mission, the vice mayor appoints a new hero, Monsieur Man, to defend Swellview.

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan - "Food for the Soul" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dylan gets ready to return to Chicago with his mother, but a change in plans has him questioning their relationship; the rest of the family is trying to help Dylan through this latest crisis.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 7)

Friday, June 11

  • Kathryn Hahn (Central Park/Happyish/Transparent/Free Agents) - Catch Kathryn on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jean Smart (Hacks/Samantha Who?/Designing Women) - Jean appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Michelle Buteau (Bless the Harts/Enlisted) - Michelle chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) - Zooey talks about The Celebrity Dating Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) - Wilmer appears on a repeat of The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ellen Burstyn (The Ellen Burstyn Show) - Ellen will be on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am. She also talks about Queen Bees in the 10am hour.
  • Jasmine Cephas-Jones (Blindspotting) - Jasmine talks about Blindspotting on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Rob Riggle (Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy/Golan the Insatiable/Gary Unmarried) and David Koechner (Superior Donuts/F Is for Family/The Golbergs/Hank/The Office) - Rob and David talk about The Big Slick Benefit on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Jane Curtin (United We Fall/Crumbs/3rd Rock from the Sun/Kate & Allie) and Loretta Devine (Family Reunion/The Carmichael Show) - Jane and Loretta talk about Queen Bees on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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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
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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)
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