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

Friday, January 24

American Housewife - "Wildflower Girls" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Katie grows concerned when Anna-Kat is invited to join Westport’s elite scout troop, The Wildflower Girls. Meanwhile, Taylor learns her Carnegie Mellon interview is scheduled with famous alumnus and Broadway star Brecken Phillips (Ian Gomez); and, Oliver befriends the school recluse, Trevor (Tenzing Norgay-Trainor).

Fresh Off the Boat - "The Magic Motor Inn" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
In a selfish move to avoid Jessica’s wrath once SAT scores arrive, Eddie convinces Evan that coaching from former classmate and spelling bee champ Simryn is exactly what he needs to finally win the state spelling bee. However, when it backfires and Evan begins to spiral, Eddie gets some much-needed wisdom from Simryn’s dad. On the other side of town, Jessica and Louis convince Emery to get a job only to be shocked by what he chooses.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 20)

Friday, January 24

  • Penn Badgley (Do Over) - Watch Penn on a repeat of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Larry appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ali Wong (American Housewife/Are You There, Chelsea?) - Ali is a guest on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tim Robbins (The Brink) - Tim chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Bless This Mess/Broad City) - Susie chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.
  • Jennifer Anison (Friends/Muddling Through/Ferris Bueller/Molloy) - Jennifer guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) - Selena is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Ashley Williams (The Jim Gaffigan Show/Good Morning, Miami) - Ashley talks about Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer on People Now at 12pm.
  • The Cast of Indebted - Abby Elliot, Jessy Hodges and Adam Pally are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Reno Wilson (Mike & Molly) - Retta and Reno talk about Good Girls on NBC's Today in the 10am hour and on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs/Curb Your Enthusiasm) - Jeff appears on a repeat of Access Daily, so check your local listings.
  • Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland/Cafe Americain/One Day at a Time) - Valerie will be on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


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Step by Step - The Complete Fifth Season The Big Bang Theory - The Twelfth and Final Season The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One

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11/19 - The King of Queens - The Complete Series (Mill Creek) (Blu-ray)
11/19 - The Kominsky Method - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
12/03 - The Simpsons - The Nineteenth Season
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12/06 - 9JKL - The Complete Series
12/10 - Family Guy - Season Seventeen
12/17 - Atlanta - Season 2 - Robbin' Season
12/17 - Fuller House - The Complete Fourth Season
12/17 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (2019 Release)
12/17 - The Other Two - Season 1
01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume One
01/02 - My Three Sons - The Fifth Season - Volume Two
01/14 - Veep - The Final (Seventh) Season ((Blu-ray)
01/14 - Veep - The Complete Series (DVD)
01/21 - Hangin' with Mr. Cooper - The Complete Third Season (WBShop.com)
01/21 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Fifth and Final Season
01/28 - Ballers - The Complete Series
01/28 - The Mindy Project - The Complete Series (DVD)
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