Tuesday, July 09, 2019

COZI TV Schedules Two The Office Stunts; Adult Swim Picks Up New Seasons of Animated Comedies

The Office Smell-a-Vision

Fans of COZI TV, the multicast network and showcase for some of the most beloved and time-tested TV programming, will be treated to two upcoming events related to The Office, one of the most celebrated and quoted television comedies of the past 20 years. In the first stunt, slated to air on Monday, August 26 at 10 PM ET (check local listings), COZI TV will present the "Dinner Party" episode of The Office in Smell-A-Vision, a watch-and-sniff-along special in which viewers can experience the episode's unique aromas as they occur. A replay will air on Labor Day, Monday, September 2 at 10 PM ET (check local listings). The second event, "A Hardin's Day Night," a marathon to air on Sunday, September 22 from 1 PM to 12 AM ET (check local listings), focuses on the earlier television appearances of actress Melora Hardin (The Bold Type, Transparent), whose portrayal of the volatile Jan Levinson remains an enduring part of the continued success of The Office.

COZI TV is currently the only free broadcast home of The Office, as the series continues to demonstrate a remarkable second life in pop culture and social media. For the "Smell-a-Vision" event, the network will distribute scratch-and-sniff cards, while supplies last, in various ways, including:

* New York City: Ticket-holders attending off-Broadway's The Office: A Musical Parody at the Orbach Theatre at The Theatre Center
* San Diego: Attendees of the July 18-21 Comic Con
* Online: Fans can request a card at the COZI TV page on Facebook or at COZITV.com. Those cards will be sent out by mail.

"Dinner Party" is the infamous and celebrated episode in which Jan and Michael host an evening of awkward moments and simmering hostility. For the Smell-A-Vision event, Melora Hardin will appear on COZI TV to guide viewers on how and when to use their scratch-and-sniff card to experience select aromas on cue with key moments in the episode. Among the scents are the centerpiece of the menu, osso buco, as well as the waxy aromatic fragrances of Serenity by Jan, her entrepreneurial undertaking following her litigious exit from Dunder Mifflin. In the second event, "A Hardin's Day Night," COZI TV offers a marathon featuring Melora Hardin's many guest-starring roles ranging from her girlhood appearances on Little House on the Prairie to Quincy, in which she portrays a rebellious punk rocker. The showcase will also present Hardin's appearances on Murder, She Wrote and, of course, memorable Jan episodes of The Office. As an added bonus, viewers will be treated to episodes of COZI TV shows featuring Hardin's real-life father – and fellow actor – Jerry Hardin, who gained wide acclaim for his portrayal of Deep Throat on the hit series, The X-Files. Guest starring turns by Jerry in Murder, She Wrote and The Rockford Files will run within the 11-hour programming event.


Adult Swim

Adult Swim, the top destination for young adults for more than a decade, continues to invest in creator driven, original animated content with season renewals for Mr. Pickles, Ballmastrz: 9009 and Tigtone, plus the season 12 return of Squidbillies on Sunday, August 11. Lastly, Toonami adds all-new gen:LOCK to the network's popular anime-obsessed line up. This mecha-anime style series from Rooster Teeth will make its exclusive broadcast premiere on Saturday, August 3.


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.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (April/May/June/July)

Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season Head of the Class - The Complete First Season Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Seven

04/07 - Cheers - The Complete Series (2020 Release)
04/14 - Police Squad! - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
04/14 - The Righteous Gemstones - The Complete First Season
04/21 - Step by Step - The Complete Seventh and Final Season (WBShop.com)
05/05 - Kidding - Season 2
05/19 - The Good Place - The Final (Fourth) Season
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
06/02 - Work in Progress - Season 1
06/09 - Head of the Class - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
06/09 - How to Be a Gentleman - The Complete Series
06/09 - Letterkenny - Seasons 3 & 4
06/09 - Modern Family - The Eleventh and Final Season
06/09 - No Activity - Season 1
06/09 - Superior Donuts - Season Two
06/23 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 10th Season
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
07/07 - Will & Grace - The Revival - Season Three - The Farewell Season
07/21 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Tenth Season
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