Thursday, September 05, 2019

MeTV Celebrates The Brady Bunch's 50th Anniversary; TBS Honors Friends 25th Anniversary

The Brady Bunch

September is usually a big month of anniversaries for various series. And two iconic sitcoms will be celebrating big milestones in September. MeTV will mark the 50th anniversary and enduring pop culture legacy of The Brady Bunch, as "MeTV Celebrates 50 Years of The Brady Bunch," a special presentation of iconic Brady episodes to air during The Brady Brunch program block on Sunday, September 29 from 12:00pm–2:00pm ET/PT. Series star Barry Williams (Greg Brady) has served as MeTV brand ambassador since 2017. Episodes for the stunt are: the very first episode "The Honeymoon," "Confessions, Confessions," "Her Sister's Shadow" and "Dough Re Mi."

Created by acclaimed television producer Sherwood Schwartz, The Brady Bunch premiered on ABC on September 26, 1969. With a perfectly curated ensemble cast of Robert Reed (Mike Brady), Florence Henderson (Carol Brady), Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady), Eve Plumb (Jan Brady), Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady), Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (Peter Brady), Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady) and Ann B. Davis as beloved maid Alice, the series took a warm and humorous look at the struggles of blending two families and the awkward rites of passage of adolescence. After 50 years, several spin-offs, a variety show, an animated series, a stage play and even recording albums, The Brady Bunch remains a part of the American cultural zeitgeist.


Friends

TBS is commemorating the 25th anniversary of Friends with a month-long marathon, weekdays in September. It will continue next week with all your favorite guest stars. The linear schedule for week two is below.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
10:00AM - "The One with the Blackout"
Jill Goodacre
10:30AM - "The One with the Monkey"
Hank Azaria and Dick Clark
11:00AM - "The One with Mrs. Bing"
Jay Leno
11:30AM - "The One with the Stoned Guy"
Jon Lovitz
12:00PM - "The One with Two Parts, Pt. 1" Helen Hunt
12:30PM - "The One with Two Parts, Pt. 2"
George Clooney and Noah Wyle
1:00PM - "The One with the Evil Orthodontist"
Jennifer Grey
1:30PM - "The One with the Birth"
Leah Remini
2:00PM - "The One with Phoebe's Husband"
Steve Zahn
2:30PM - "The One with the Chicken Pox"
Charlie Sheen
3:00PM - "The One with the Jam"
David Arquette
3:30PM - "The One with Phoebe's Ex-Partner"
Elizabeth Daily

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
10:00AM - "The One After the Super Bowl, Pt. 1"
Brooke Shields and Fred Willard
10:30AM - "The One After the Super Bowl, Pt. 2"
Julia Roberts and Jean-Claude Van Damme
11:00AM - "The One Where Ross and Rachel... You Know"
Tom Selleck 11:30AM - "The One with the Hypnosis Tape"
Jon Favreau
12:00PM - "The One with the Screamer"
Ben Stiller
12:30PM - "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion"
Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Christine Taylor
1:00PM - "The One with the Cuffs"
Penn Jilette
1:30PM - "The One with the Dirty Girl"
Rebecca Romijn
2:00PM - "The One with Phoebe's Uterus"
Sherri Shepherd, Debra Jo Rupp and Giovanni Ribisi
2:30PM - "The One With Ross's Wedding, Pt. 1"
Sarah "Fergie" Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Richard Branson
3:00PM - "The One With Ross's Wedding, Pt. 2"
Hugh Laurie
3:30PM - "The One Where Ross Moves In"
Doug Benson

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10:00AM - "The One with the Girl Who Hits Joey"
Soleil Moon Frye
10:30AM - "The One with the Cop"
Michael Rapaport
11:00AM - "The One in Vegas, Pt. 1"
Thomas Lennon
11:30AM - "The One in Vegas, Pt. 2"
Thomas Lennon
12:00PM - "The One Where Phoebe Runs"
Elle Macpherson
12:30PM - "The One with Ross's Teeth"
Ralph Lauren
1:00PM - "The One with Rachel's Sister"
Reese Witherspoon
1:30PM - "The One Where Ross Meets Elizabeth's Dad"
Bruce Willis
2:00PM - "The One With Ross's Library Book"
Kristin Davis
2:30PM - "The One Where They're Up All Night"
Jason George
3:00PM - "The One Where Rosita Dies"
Jason Alexander
3:30PM - "The One with Joey's New Brain"
Susan Sarandon

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
10:00AM - "The One with the Truth About London"
Cole Sprouse
10:30AM - "The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress"
Gabrielle Union
11:00AM - "The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin"
Denise Richards
11:30AM - "The One with Rachel's Big Kiss"
Winona Ryder
12:00PM - "The One with Chandler's Dad"
Mark Consuelos
12:30PM - "The One with Rachel's Date"
Chris Parnell
1:00PM - "The One with the Halloween Party"
Sean Penn
1:30PM - "The One with the Rumor"
Brad Pitt
2:00PM - "The One with the Tea Leaves"
Alec Baldwin
2:30PM - "The One Where Emma Cries"
Janet Hubert
3:00PM - "The One with the Pediatrician"
Paul Rudd
3:30PM - "The One with the Male Nanny"
Freddie Prinze Jr.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
10:00AM - "The One with Rachel's Other Sister"
Christina Applegate
10:30AM - "The One with Christmas in Tulsa"
Selma Blair
11:00AM - "The One Where Rachel Goes Back to Work"
Dermot Mulroney and Phill Lewis
11:30AM - "The One with the Mugging"
Jeff Goldblum
12:00PM - "The One with the Soap Opera Party"
Aisha Tyler
12:30PM - "The One with the Donor"
John Stamos
1:00PM - "The One with Ross's Tan"
Jennifer Coolidge
1:30PM - "The One with Ross's Grant"
Greg Kinnear
2:00PM - "The One with the Birth Mother"
Anna Faris
2:30PM - "The One Where the Stripper Cries"
Danny DeVito, Ellen Pompeo and Donny Osmond
3:00PM - "The One with Princess Consuela"
Dakota Fanning and Craig Robinson
3:30PM - "The One Where Estelle Dies"
Jane Lynch


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, September 18

The Goldbergs - "Breakin'" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Adam unintentionally lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement, the brothers join together to throw the greatest breakdancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff’s stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer. Finally, it’s the end of an era when the JTP graduates from high school.

Schooled - "Dr. Barry" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After initially trying to sabotage him, CB works with Barry and the JTP to help him win back Lainey’s heart. Meanwhile, Glascott faces removal as principal after a prank damages William Penn Academy.

Modern Family - "A Year of Birthdays" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
As the birth of Haley and Dylan’s twins approaches, we take a look back at how each family member celebrated their birthdays this past year.

Single Parents - "Ketchup" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After learning that Angie’s ex Derek (played by Adam Brody) lives near Space Camp, Will convinces Angie to confront him about leaving her when she was pregnant, which results in a rowdy and awkward encounter between the three of them. Meanwhile, Poppy internally struggles with who she truly has romantic feelings.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of September 16)

Wednesday, September 18

  • Zach Galifianakis (Baskets) - Watch Zach on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Lake Bell (Bless This Mess/Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp/How to Make It in America) - Lake drops by Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Sara Gilbert (The Conners/Roseanne/Bad Teacher/Twins) - Sara is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. She also talks about The Conners on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9m, on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan (check your listings), on the BUILD Series at 11:15am and on ABC's Strahan, Sara & Keke at 1pm.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish/Girlfriends) - Tracee stops by A Little Late with Lilly Singh at 1:35am on NBC. She will also be on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/Welcome to New York) and Fred Armisen (Los Espookys/Forever) - Jim and Fred are panelists on Lights Out with David Spade at 11:30pm on Comedy Central.
  • Billy Gardell (Bob Hearts Abishola/Mike & Molly) and Folake Olowofoyeku (Bob Hearts Abishola) - Billy and Folake are guests on People Now at 12pm.
  • Sophia Bush (Partners) - Sophia talks about the and especially you podcast on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce/Sex and the City/Square Pegs) - Sarah will be on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love) - Jamie Lee and the cast of Knives Out are guests on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (July/August/September)

Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Third Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season

07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
08/27 - Baskets - The Complete Season Four
08/27 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Thirteenth Season
09/03 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 9th Season
09/03 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fifth Season
09/03 - The Goldbergs - The Complete Sixth Season
09/03 - Single Parents - The Complete Season One
09/03 - Young Sheldon - The Complete Second Season
09/04 - What We Do in the Shadows - The Complete First Season
09/10 - American Dad! - Volume 14
09/10 - The Jetsons - The Complete Original Series (Blu-ray) (WBShop.com)
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume One
09/11 - My Three Sons - The Fourth Season - Volume Two
09/17 - Friends - The Complete Series (25th Anniversary)
09/17 - Modern Family - The Complete Tenth Season
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Recent SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Posts

09/17 - ABC Sets Reunions of Cheers, The Drew Carey Show, Girlfriends, Charmed, Castle and More; NBC Renews Titan Games for Season 2
09/16 - Nick Slates Are You Afraid of the Dark? Premiere; Spectrum Originals Drama Goes Back Into Production for Season 2 in 2020
09/15 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 16, 2019)
09/14 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Party of Five Reboot Coming in January; Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey to Reunite for Office Ladies Podcast
09/13 - Fri-Yay: We're Up Schitt's Creek; Comedy Central Renews South Park for 3 More Seasons
09/12 - Antenna TV Acquires That Girl for January and Perhaps More; Disney Just Rolls With It Once Again
09/11 - HBO Gets 2nd Season of McBride and Goodman Comedy; HGTV and Bradys Go Digital
09/10 - Katey Sagal Joins The Conners; CBS All Access Comedy No Activity Gets Guests for Season 3
09/09 - Kevin James Gets Sitcom for Netflix; Grace and Frankie Gets Final Season
09/08 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 9, 2019)
09/07 - SitcomsOnline Digest: The Detour and Grace and Frankie Coming to an End; Decades Celebrates Bob Newhart's 90th Birthday
09/06 - Fri-Yay: Fall Sitcom Slate Check-In: Fox; Mad About You Gets November 20 Premiere Date
09/05 - MeTV Celebrates The Brady Bunch's 50th Anniversary; TBS Honors Friends 25th Anniversary
09/04 - Freeform to Premiere First Thanksgiving Movie; E! News Sets NY Fashion Week Lineup
09/03 - Remembering TV Legend Valerie Harper, TV Tributes Scheduled; ABC Shifts Reef Break Finale to Friday, Sept. 13
09/02 - TV Marathons on Labor Day 2019
09/01 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of September 2, 2019)
08/31 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Valerie Harper Dies at Age 80; Special Discount on Disney+ Streaming Service for Early Subscribers
08/30 - Fri-Yay: Fall Sitcom Slate Check-In: NBC; Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween 2019 Schedule
08/29 - Comedy Central Goes Back to the South Side; HBO Orders More Black Lady Sketch Show
08/28 - Pop TV's Hot Date Returns for Season 2; Liza on Demand Premieres Second Season in September
08/27 - CBS Fall 2019 Preview Special Airs Sept. 9; Walmart's Vudu to Launch First Series - Mr. Mom
08/26 - Lifetime Announces Full Holiday Slate; The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place on NBC
08/25 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 26, 2019)
08/24 - SitcomsOnline Digest: NBC Developing Serendipity Series; Designing Women Making Streaming Media Debut
08/23 - Fri-Yay: Fall Sitcom Slate Check-In: ABC; Antenna TV Acquires The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes, Who's the Boss? and More
08/22 - Dancing with the Stars Cast for Season 28; Lilly Singh Gets NBC Primetime Special
08/21 - Decades Celebrates Bob Newhart's 90th Birthday with Big Marathon; Wanda Sykes & Mike Epps Get Netflix Sitcom
08/20 - James Corden Gets Extended by CBS; Freeform's Halloween House Returns for 31 Nights of Halloween
08/19 - Silicon Valley Returns for Final Season; Netflix Gears Up for Elvis Animated Comedy
08/18 - Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 19, 2019)
08/17 - SitcomsOnline Digest: Paley Center to Honor TV Legends; NBC Developing St. Elmo's Fire TV Series