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

Wednesday, July 8

The Goldbergs - "Pickleball" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

black-ish - "Kid Life Crisis" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Johnsons go on vacation at an all-inclusive beach resort in paradise. Dre and Bow meet a couple without kids and live a kid-less fantasy for a while but soon begin to crave their kid-filled reality. Junior catches the eye of a cute girl at the resort and vies for her attention, while Jack gets the flu.

The Conners - "Throwing a Christian to a Bear" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The Conners struggle to accept a Cheesehead in their midst when Becky brings her new boyfriend, a devout Christian and a Green Bay Packers fan, home to watch the Bears/Packers game. Meanwhile, Dan tries to impress upon Mark the importance of the family’s die-hard loyalty to the Bears. Ben and Darlene try to get a loan for their new magazine.

American Housewife - "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Anna-Kat begins exhibiting past OCD behaviors, Katie and Greg worry their busy schedules are disrupting the family. Meanwhile, Oliver fields a call at the Teen Help Line center that rattles him. And, Taylor and Trip (Peyton Meyer) attempt a trial run at being in a long-distance relationship.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 6)

Wednesday, July 8

  • Billy Eichner (Friends from College/Difficult People/Parks and Recreation) - Billy guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Bless the Harts/Silicon Valley) - Kumail is a guest on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends/The Comeback/Web Therapy) - Lisa will be on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Adam Scott (Ghosted/Parks and Recreation/Party Down) - Adam talks about the game show Don't on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) - Rico is a guest on a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Amanda Seales (Insecure) - Amanda guest co-hosts a repeat of The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) - Danica appears on Access Daily, so check your local listings.


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05/19 - The Good Place - The Complete Series - Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
05/26 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Series
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06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
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06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
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06/23 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Sixth and Final Season
06/23 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Seventh Season
06/23 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-Third Season (Blu-ray)
06/30 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven
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07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
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