Thursday, September 12, 2019

Antenna TV Acquires That Girl for January and Perhaps More; Disney Just Rolls With It Once Again

That Girl

Antenna TV is not done with adding new shows in 2020! After the announcement of shows a few weeks back of five Sony-owned sitcoms, we have another addition and a possible acquisition as well. Antenna TV has officially acquired the '60s sitcom That Girl starring Marlo Thomas to start airing in January 2020. The series last aired on the multicast network MeTV for a few years from 2012-14 and on cable before that on networks like TV Land. That Girl aired from 1966-71 on ABC and was about Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas), an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. The sitcom also starred Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell and Rosemary DeCamp.

There is still more info to come on That Girl coming to Antenna TV, so stay tuned, but for now it is one of five sitcoms (joining The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes, Designing Women and NewsRadio) that start in January. And more shows may be coming beyond that. We already know Who's the Boss? starts in Fall 2020, but there is word that '80s sitcom It's a Living will also join the Antenna TV line-up sometime next year. Details are still very slim on that, so keep it right here for continued updates on if and when that series joins the line-up. That Girl is from CBS Television Distribution, while It's a Living is from Warner Bros. 2020 should be a major year for Antenna TV with many sitcoms joining the line-up!


Just Roll With It

Disney Channel has picked up a second season of the unique new comedy Just Roll With It and entered into an overall development deal with its creators and executive producers, Adam Small and Trevor Moore, to write and produce programming for Disney Channel and Disney+. Production on season two will commence in September. Just Roll With It blends a scripted family sitcom with improvisational elements and allows the studio audience the opportunity to vote on the outcome of certain scenes. As previously announced, Disney Channel will present a special LIVE telecast of the series, Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE! The one-hour special, directed by Emmy(R)-nominated director Sandra Restrepo (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 2 Dope Queens), will give viewers nationwide an opportunity to join the studio audience in the fun of determining plot twists in real-time as they watch along and vote in DisneyNOW, on Friday, Oct. 4 (9:00 p.m. EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT).

Just Roll With It follows the newly blended Bennett-Blatt family as they navigate everyday family life and the ups and downs of adolescence. Starring is Tobie Windham ("Walk the Prank") and Suzi Barrett (Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, Disney's Kirby Buckets) as fun-loving newlyweds and parents Byron and Rachel. Talented young actors Ramon Reed (Disney's The Lion King on Broadway) and Kaylin Hayman (One Day at a Time) play preteen step-siblings, Owen and Blair.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, January 26

Young Sheldon - "Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon makes a terrifying mathematical discovery while tutoring Billy. Also, Mary is jealous of Missy’s relationship with Mandy and MeeMaw.

Ghosts - "Jay's Friends" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sam becomes alarmed when the ghosts suggest Jay’s new friends may be part of a cult run by a charismatic leader named Micah (Drew Tarver). Also, Pete changes his attitude after Sasappis criticizes his unceasing cheeriness.

Welcome to Flatch - "What Are You, Chicken?" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The saga of the Flatch porch pirate continues; when Kelly and Shrub realize who the culprit is, they must figure out how to do right by Flatch; Joe misses Cheryl, so Barb decides it's time for a makeover.

Call Me Kat - "Call Me Ichabod Evel Knievel" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Kat hires a new baker at the Kat Cafe and shows him around town; Max and Carter wingman for Sheila.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 23)

Thursday, January 26

  • George Clooney (Roseanne/The Facts of Life/ E/R (1984-1985) - Jimmy Kimmel Live! celebrates its 20th Anniversary with George at 10pm and repeated at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Tom is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • David Duchovny (Californication) - David appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hilary Duff (How I Met Your Father/Younger/Lizzie McGuire) - Hilary is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 10pm on Bravo. She also talks about the new season of Hulu's How I Met Your Father on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Wanda at Large) - Wanda guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Lil Rel Howery (Rel/The Carmichael Show) - Lil Rel will be on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • ReneĆ© Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls) - ReneĆ© appears on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family/Ed) - Julie is back and talks about a new gig inspired by her tween boys on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
  • Benjamin Bratt (Poker Face) - Benjamin talks about Peacock's Poker Face on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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

Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Ghosts - Season One The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

10/04 - Mr. Mayor - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) (DVD)
10/04 - The Munsters - Marineland Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast
10/18 - Abbott Elementary - The Complete First Season
11/08 - Frasier - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
11/08 - Young Rock - Season Two (Blu-ray) (DVD)
11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/03 - Andy Richter Controls the Universe - The Complete Series (2023 Release)
01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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